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Gazebos, parasols et salons de jardin sont des structures de jardin très populaires

Gazebos, parasols et salons de jardin sont des structures de jardin très populaires que nous sommes invités à construire au Portugal par nos clients au Portugal
L’une des choses intéressantes pour nos artisans sont les différents designs proposés par nos clients.

On nous donne souvent des croquis allant d’une page d’un cahier à des photographies arrachées de magazines de table basse.
Notre travail consiste d’abord à discuter de la conception avec le client afin de bien comprendre ce qu’il essaie de réaliser. Nous discutons ensuite du projet en profondeur afin de ne manquer aucune des fonctionnalités qui pourraient être coûteuses à installer ultérieurement. Nous parlons de l’utilisation de la structure.

Il pourrait s’agir, par exemple, d’une salle à manger extérieure, de sorte que l’alimentation en eau et le drainage de l’évier constitueraient un ajout intéressant, bien sûr, à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur et même à la plantation de brise-vent. Comme vous pouvez l’imaginer, c’est une liste assez longue, mais comme nous avons construit plusieurs de ces structures, le processus est simple pour nous.
Les structures d’ombre de jardin se répartissent en trois types principaux.
1, structures avec poteau ou piliers et pas de toit étanche. Ce sont des pergolas sur lesquelles pousseront des plantes ou des vignes, ou de la paille, des membranes d’ombrage ou des toits de bambou, de manière à ne fournir que de l’ombre.

2 Ensuite, il y a les structures de toit étanches / imperméables qui peuvent également être sur des piliers ou être entourées sur 3 côtés par des murs pleins avec des matériaux de toit allant des bardeaux de bois, des tuiles romaines au verre.

3, Les bâtiments entièrement murés avec des toits en tuiles solides peuvent être utilisés comme salles à manger extérieures, espaces de vie de style marocain, maisons en t japonais. Idéal pour s’asseoir et se détendre en lisant ou en discutant avec des amis. Le but est d’éviter les intempéries, le vent et le soleil

Plus sur les trois types de structures de jardin
Les pergolas sont généralement utilisées lorsque le client veut éviter les vents dominants, avoir de l’ombre mais ne pas être intéressé par le froid ou la pluie.

Ils permettent à un jardinier habile de faire un refuge très spécial grâce à l’utilisation de plantes de criblage et d’ombrage. Ils peuvent être de conception ultra-moderne ou aussi traditionnels que possible, incorporant d’anciennes poutres en châtaignier, des roues, des vieux pots d’olive et Abreuvoirs en pierre taillée comme planteurs. À l’occasion, le feuillage étant affecté par les changements de saisons, la pergola ne fournira pas suffisamment d’ombre.

Gazebos et alpendres avec un toit étanche.

Les toits peuvent être faits de cuivre battu, de verre, en fait, tout ce que vous pouvez imaginer est un bambou naturel sous les carreaux, comme cela me rappelle Bali. Vous pouvez également passer la toile de lin sous le toit pour donner une sensation caribéenne.
Les murs peuvent également être faits de toutes sortes de matériaux à partir de briques en terre cuite (mélange de terre et de paille), de pierre, de bois ou même de toile à voile.

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L’important est de choisir le matériau adapté à l’objectif que vous allez mettre en place.
Oh, et n’oubliez pas les couleurs que vous pouvez incorporer dans le design. Pas seulement dans le mobilier mais dans la structure. Vous pouvez utiliser toutes les couleurs et textures que vous aimez, par exemple des briques de verre opaques ou des bouteilles placées dans le mur pour fournir un éclairage un peu subtil.

Si vous cherchez à utiliser toute l’année, vous devez envisager les foyers, chiminea pour garder au chaud les nuits d’hiver.

Fontaines et étangs à poissons, cascades, hamacs pour chaises de jour et meubles encastrés comme les bibliothèques, les réfrigérateurs, les caves à vin, les barbecues et les fours à bois
Quel que soit le design que vous pensiez, Castelo Construction est là pour vous aider

Appelez Kelvin au 00351 927168247
Ou contactez-le par email à kelvin@casteloconstruction.com

Pool Problems Glass Mosaic Tiles

Swimming pool before and after

We are often asked for before and after photographs of our work here are some of a swimming pool before and after.

Many clients make them into a memento to hang on the wall.

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Of course when we are in the thick of it carrying out the work we often can’t remember what the particular projects looked like before we started work.
Take this swimming pool for instance. The house had views to die for. Even our Portuguese craftsmen were impressed with the view.

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leveling the edge of the pool

Unfortunately this particular swimming pool had major problems which the new owner recognized and decided to put right.

With regard to the swimming pool the problem was that the base was not strong enough, the swimming pool structure was erected incorrectly and the pool had sunk into the ground so that the waterline was not parallel with the top edge of the pool. This is a fundamental error which is noticeable by everyone who comes into the garden.

Because of the above there was also a water leak which had washed away the support for the patio which caused it to sag and collapse. The previous owner obviously had not been able top get the cowboy builders back to fix it.

Take a look at what our swimming pool team did.

You can see them using a flexible hose full or water to make sure the level is perfect. This method has been used for hundreds of years. If the sunlight is too bright we often use a little red wine at each end of the tube so that we can see the level more clearly.

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applying the liner to the pool walls

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This pool is a liner pool.

Here you can see the steps involved in installing the liner.

Not something for DIY enthusiasts.

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Another happy Castelo Construction customer

Filling with water Finished and looking goodIf you need a swimming pool repairing or a new one built

call the experts Castelo Construction

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Swimming pool problem

Swimming pool problem ?
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swimming pool problem

Or should I say “what can go wrong with a swimming pool”.

This post is important not just for someone thinking about having a swimming pool built but equally important for people who are buying a home that already has a swimming pool.

For most of us from northern climates it is a steep learning curve just understanding how to treat the water and get the cleaning regime right never mind having to assess the many problems that a swimming pool could have.

In part two of this blog post I will talk about the different types of swimming pool available in Portugal. In this first part I will concentrate on some of the swimming pool problems.

To put it into perspective a swimming pool will cost you as much as a BMW 520 (2008 model) so it is a significant investment and one that you want to get right.

You can sell a BMW if you’re not happy with it.  A swimming pool is a little more difficult to shift!

At the upper end of the price range pools are often tiled with small glass mosaic tiles. They come in a wide range of colours but unfortunately have a habit of coming off.

Swimming pool problem
Swimming pool problem

If you have this problem in your pool there certainly will be more tiles that need to be replaced which means emptying the water out before you can start work. There is a cost of replacing the water which could be 300 Euros for a 10 x 5 pool + the cost of the work.

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problem swimming pool

At the lower end of the price range this steel framed pool is set in an outstanding location.

Unfortunately the people who originally installed it may have been builders but they probably had not seen this type of pool before. As a result the pool structure moved when it was in the ground and full of water resulting in a lopsided pool. Which looked like there was something massively wrong with it as soon as you saw the water level was not level with the ground.

We got to work sorting the structure out and making repairs. The calcada(traditional cobbles) patio around the pool had been repaired 3 times in the past.

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Now that the pool is not moving and the patio re-laid correctly there won’t be any more subsidence and the house has instantly become more valuable.

Apart from the structure of the pool, lining or tiles having problems you then have fixtures and fittings which can be a nightmare.

 

Firstly it is important to understand that the water in a pool although nice to swim in is very corrosive to metals and the ultra violet light from the sun combined with pool chemicals attacks the plastic components too.

The answer of course is to use the very best quality materials in the construction of your swimming pool.

Don’t just leave it to your builder insist on the best because that pipe joint or valve encased in concrete or under your patio is going to cost you dearly when it fails and needs replacing.

One final comment. A swimming pool has a life.

For instance a normal pool liner has a life of 10 years. You may get more than that but ultimately you will have to replace it and perhaps the skimmers too.

If you are looking at an older property to buy then remember there will be a cost associated with this if the pool is coming up to ten years of age.

If you have any questions contact us at info@casteloconstruction.com