To build 2023, February

Remove saltpetre: the best tips

Remove saltpetre: the best tips

Saltpetre in walls can cause great damage. How to recognize, remove and protect walls

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Parquet types: the most important in comparison

Parquet types: the most important in comparison

There are some differences in parquet flooring that you should know in order to find the perfect type of parquet for your home. In comparison with us

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Outdoor facilities: paving, gardening, costs

Outdoor facilities: paving, gardening, costs

Think about the outdoor facilities before building the house. We explain what you should organize and when

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Dispose of glass wool: this is how you get rid of the insulation

Dispose of glass wool: this is how you get rid of the insulation

Glass wool should not be disposed of with household waste. Here you can find out which rules apply, how to properly dispose of the insulation and what it costs

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Oak wood: properties, use, advantages and disadvantages

Oak wood: properties, use, advantages and disadvantages

Oak wood is trendy and is interesting for furniture, garden and construction. What you should know about oak

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Limestone: overview of dimensions and formats

Limestone: overview of dimensions and formats

When building with sand-lime brick, different sizes and formats are available. Find the right dimensions and formats for your project here

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Concrete quality: Differences in the concrete classes according to DIN

Concrete quality: Differences in the concrete classes according to DIN

We explain which concrete quality is right for your construction project in our large overview of the concrete classes

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Removing construction foam: you need to know that

Removing construction foam: you need to know that

We explain which options for removing construction foam are available, how you can do it without leaving any residue and what you should pay attention to when disposing of it

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Calcium silicate panels for interior insulation

Calcium silicate panels for interior insulation

Calcium silicate panels, also known as climate panels, are perfect for interior insulation and mold remediation thanks to their properties, if used correctly

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Remove loft: how it works

Remove loft: how it works

From planning to the floor: practical tips and tricks on how to best remove the attic

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Loft conversion: You should plan for these costs

Loft conversion: You should plan for these costs

The cost of a loft can vary widely. Factors you should take into account: insulation, windows, dormers, floors, heating, electricity, stairs,

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Healthy living: How to avoid pollutants

Healthy living: How to avoid pollutants

Everyone probably wants to live healthy - and yet many suffer from their closest environment. Our checklist reveals how you can consistently avoid pollutants at home

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Laser rangefinder test 2020: the winners

Laser rangefinder test 2020: the winners

Read here how ten laser rangefinders performed in the test. Which distance meter did best in comparison?

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Wood protection outdoors

Wood protection outdoors

Lacquer, glaze or oil? These options for wood protection are available outdoors

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Ready-mixed concrete: costs, processing and tips

Ready-mixed concrete: costs, processing and tips

Ready-made concrete from the bag is a good alternative to mixing it yourself. What you have to pay attention to when processing. And what that costs

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Planning the loft conversion: step by step

Planning the loft conversion: step by step

A loft conversion solves space problems, but needs a well thought-out concept. This overview helps you to plan the roof extension correctly

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KfW Efficiency House: Requirements and Standards

KfW Efficiency House: Requirements and Standards

KfW promotes the construction and energetic renovation of efficiency houses. What are the differences and requirements for the climate houses?

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Inside window sills: The best materials

Inside window sills: The best materials

Read here which material is suitable for indoor window sills. The advantages, disadvantages, maintenance and costs of stone, wood and plastic at a glance

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Old building renovation: measures, costs, solutions

Old building renovation: measures, costs, solutions

What are the most common problems with an old building renovation? And which measure is subsidized by the state? We have summarized it for you

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Rainwater use with cistern: information and tips

Rainwater use with cistern: information and tips

Using rainwater with a cistern: installation tips, costs and everything else you should know

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What can a prefabricated garage cost?

What can a prefabricated garage cost?

The cost of a garage can vary depending on whether it is a prefabricated garage or a solid structure. The models in comparison

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Planning a house: The way to an architect's house

Planning a house: The way to an architect's house

Be daring and build: Before the house warming party can rise, there is a lot to do. This is the best way to proceed - using the example of an architect's house

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Laying concrete foundations: simple instructions

Laying concrete foundations: simple instructions

A good concrete foundation is the be-all and end-all for every building - whether garden house or apartment building. With these instructions you can create simple foundations yourself

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Connect walls with a wall anchor: how it works

Connect walls with a wall anchor: how it works

Wall anchors connect masonry with each other, secure the interface between partitions and save time. Read tips for placing wall anchors here

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Construction site equipment: information and tips

Construction site equipment: information and tips

The construction site equipment is an important part of your project and is usually the responsibility of the owner. Learn more

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How to find the right flooring

How to find the right flooring

Is parquet, vinyl or laminate the right floor for your home? We clarify advantages and disadvantages and give tips on the right choice

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You should know that about your floor plan

You should know that about your floor plan

If you want to build a house, you first have to draw the floor plan. If you understand the floor plan, you can plan the facility in advance

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Garage or carport: advantages and disadvantages at a glance

Garage or carport: advantages and disadvantages at a glance

One advantage of garages or carports should be clear to everyone: Both offer a certain protection against the weather. The question now is: should you choose a garage or a carport?

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Craftsman search: the best Internet portals

Craftsman search: the best Internet portals

Finding a craftsman is not easy, because good quality at a reasonable price is seldom right around the corner. You will find what you are looking for with these online portals

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Passive cooling: survive the hot months in an environmentally friendly manner

Passive cooling: survive the hot months in an environmentally friendly manner

Natural temperature reduction thanks to heat pumps and the like: We explain how passive cooling can improve your quality of life in summer

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These windows fit your house

These windows fit your house

Here you will find all information about the window: types, glazing, frames, styles, installation and replacement, plus tips for cleaning, painting, shading and much more

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Correctly repair cracks in the masonry

Correctly repair cracks in the masonry

Cracks in the masonry are not always serious, but you should take care of some types of cracks promptly. You should know that

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Laminate: errors and prejudices

Laminate: errors and prejudices

No wood? Cold? According to? Sensitive to moisture? Irreparable? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that! We do away with the prejudices against laminate

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Thin-bed mortar: how to apply it correctly

Thin-bed mortar: how to apply it correctly

We reveal what constitutes thin-bed mortar, where it is used and how you can process it correctly

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Own contribution in building a house: potential savings

Own contribution in building a house: potential savings

Personal contribution lowers the cost of building a house and has enormous savings potential. You can find out here which jobs you can do yourself and which you prefer to leave to the professionals

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Laying laminate: you have to consider that

Laying laminate: you have to consider that

Laying laminate is not difficult, because thanks to the click systems, even DIY enthusiasts can quickly install laminate floors. We show the right steps

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What you should know about wooden floorboards

What you should know about wooden floorboards

Wooden floorboards are more trendy than ever. Here you will find all information about plank shapes, laying methods and types of wood

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Types of wood: meaning and use

Types of wood: meaning and use

Types of wood such as pear, maple or oak have already been processed by our ancestors. Especially in mythology, it was believed that the different species have a certain influence on humans. You can read about the importance of our native trees and where they use wood here

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Bamboo parquet: advantages and disadvantages at a glance

Bamboo parquet: advantages and disadvantages at a glance

Anyone who designs bamboo parquet as flooring benefits: Bamboo is resource-saving, robust and resistant to moisture. But there are also disadvantages

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What makes beech wood so special

What makes beech wood so special

Anyone who designs furniture, stairs or floors from local beech wood is actively protecting nature

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