Residents of various types of housing associations or cooperatives, regardless of whether they are single-family houses, divided into several separate rooms or multi-storey apartment blocks, are increasingly wondering what to do with balconies made in the 90s and at the beginning of the new century. Balconies are made in the traditional method of gluing tiles, which under external weather conditions has limited durability. Communities and cooperatives, if they want to balcony repair, unfortunately do not have the appropriate knowledge or specialized tools.
Other tenants of other parts of the building may prove to be an additional problem. Prolonged work and noise accompanying modernization significantly impede their daily functioning.
In such cases, the best solution is the technology of terraces and balcony ventilated on adjustable pedestals.
Nowadays, because of the large number of other activities, everyone wants the balcony to be renovated as quickly as possible.
A ventilated terrace is an ideal solution in this case.
The design is universal and the layout can be adapted to all kinds of substrates, whether it is the technology in which the balcony or terrace was made. Boards used during renovation have amazing durability and provide an aesthetic and modern look for decades.
The time needed to finish the entire structure depends largely on the size and conditions of the space in which it is made. For a balcony of a block of flats, where it is usually possible to meet sizes from 2 to a maximum of 20 square meters, it will be possible to finish it in just 5 to 24 hours!
The price of all necessary materials is very small, in the case of subsequent damage or desire to modernize the purchase of exchangeable products below is only a fraction of the initial whole.
The necessary items include:
Terraces with boards, whether wooden or composite, are as pleasant as tiles terraces. Installation takes a little more time (joists, cutting, tightening, etc.), however, after a few rows of repetitive plank arrangement, you get to practice and the work passes faster than expected.
We mean the case when you are preparing to renovate the terrace yourself. Terrace made of boards on adjustable pedestals (fixed support pads are adapted to the assembly of terraces made of tiles / pavers). Of course, nothing prevents you from looking for a qualified assembly team. The best one is one that deals only with terraces. She has the most experience in installing an outdoor terrace. And you know for yourself how important it is to make an accurate, conscientious and solid execution of such external flooring. After all, you renovate it so that you no longer have problems with leaking. Because it was because of the leaky terrace that you decided to renovate. And it is important that no one damages the waterproofing layer made.
All layers of the terrace should be leveled well. Starting with the appropriate settings and spacing of the brackets, to then be able to mount the joists on them.
Once we have the substructure ready, assembly is quick. The terrace looks better and better with each new board. It begins to take final shape.
By renovating the terrace, we will make our house or apartment a great place to relax for the whole family. And the size of the terrace does not matter here, because even a small balcony can be arranged into a great place to rest, work or store.
And it will not be a place for unnecessary lumber anymore, we will create an exclusive corner that will make life more pleasant .. Preparation, making such a place will give us a lot of joy, as long as we remember about the final effect. Even if it is a major renovation, let's keep in mind that the end result will surprise many visitors. And above all, it will make our lives easier.
I think you now know how to modernize and renovate your terrace. Your private tiny balcony or large terrace. Also the terrace and roof of the community building or, for example, the garden in your restaurant.
2. Adjustable terrace pads (terrace pedestals) - in the case of this type of terrace, various types of adhesives under the tiles or other materials that permanently bind the tiles to the substrate are not used. The height of the brackets can be adjusted with the help of special adjustment rings to the appropriate height. In some cases, extensions / spacer sleeves are also used, allowing for an even higher lifting of the entire structure.
3. Aluminum profile to support and limit external plates.
4. On the ground, heat-welded roofing felt, rolled up and secured at the edges with balcony profiles.
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