Repair is a process that is famil­iar to every­one. This event is car­ried out sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly, and we observe it almost dai­ly. There­fore, it is already a com­mon thing in our dai­ly life. The word “repair” is bor­rowed from French (remon­ter) and in the orig­i­nal lan­guage means to restore. Hav­ing already opened mod­ern dic­tio­nar­ies, the inter­pre­ta­tion of this word is as fol­lows: this is the imple­men­ta­tion of a wide (or insignif­i­cant) set of mea­sures aimed at per­form­ing a par­tial or com­plete restora­tion of an object. It can be both a pro­duc­tion area and premis­es (struc­tures) for domes­tic pur­pos­es. Also, the des­ig­na­tion “repair” includes process­es for replac­ing failed (worn out) items that have any defects, have lost their orig­i­nal appear­ance, and need to be updat­ed.

What is building renovation?

The con­cept itself means change, rede­vel­op­ment, restora­tion, improve­ment of tech­ni­cal con­di­tion.

This cat­e­go­ry includes:

  • stain­ing;
  • fin­ish­ing;
  • wall­pa­per­ing;
  • any plumb­ing work;
  • replace­ment of elec­tri­cal wiring;
  • replace­ment of sew­er pipes or their restora­tion;
  • replace­ment of win­dows and doors, etc.

What is building renovation

Repair in the con­struc­tion field (repair of build­ings and struc­tures) is a com­plex, respon­si­ble and knowl­edge-requir­ing pro­ce­dure, which requires care­ful study of the the­o­ret­i­cal part and pro­fes­sion­al imple­men­ta­tion of the prac­ti­cal one. Not a sin­gle repair is com­plete with­out prepara­to­ry work. The prepara­to­ry process includes the fol­low­ing steps: selec­tion of mate­ri­als and equip­ment for repair work, plan­ning and orga­ni­za­tion of the phased course of the event, hir­ing labor (plan­ning per­son­al time if repairs are car­ried out inde­pen­dent­ly), design­ing, lay­ing the ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem and more.

Rec­om­mend prod­uct

Exhaust fan Helios MiniVent M1/100


In stock


Coat­ing:
mat­te |


Diam­e­ter, mm:
100 |


Air con­sump­tion, m³/hour:
75, 90 |


Fan noise lev­el, dB:
25, 30 |

The main types of repairs of buildings and structures

In order to under­stand in more detail what repair is and to under­stand its fea­tures, it is nec­es­sary to deter­mine what types of it exist. Dif­fer­ent sources pro­vide dif­fer­ent clas­si­fi­ca­tions of repair types. But it is still pos­si­ble to stream­line the ter­mi­nol­o­gy.

Among the exist­ing types of repair, I sin­gle out three:

  • cur­rent;
  • cap­i­tal;
  • recon­struc­tion.

Each of them pro­vides for its own char­ac­ter­is­tics, nuances, exe­cu­tion tech­nique, prepara­to­ry process and oth­er fac­tors. Let’s get acquaint­ed with each type in more detail.

Maintenance

Maintenance

Let us imme­di­ate­ly give a detailed nota­tion. Cur­rent repair — the imple­men­ta­tion of a range of works that pre­vent pos­si­ble dam­age, restora­tion of worn-out objects, fin­ish­ing of any part for improve­ment. Main­te­nance refers to the elim­i­na­tion of minor faults and dam­age that adverse­ly affect the appear­ance or entail the risk of com­plex break­down. Dur­ing the cur­rent repair, struc­tur­al ele­ments are replaced with­out chang­ing the basic appear­ance and func­tion­al­i­ty. Giv­en all of the above, cur­rent repairs can be divid­ed into two more types:

  • sim­ple cos­met­ic;
  • cos­met­ic with change of mate­ri­als.

Dur­ing a sim­ple cos­met­ic repair, work is car­ried out through which the con­di­tion of the premis­es is improved with­out using the replace­ment of fin­ish­es and engi­neer­ing equip­ment. These are such process­es: chang­ing the shade of the walls, ceil­ing, glu­ing new wall­pa­pers, par­tial repair of skirt­ing boards, plat­bands, win­dows, doors. This also includes grind­ing and var­nish­ing, minor work with plumb­ing and heat­ing equip­ment, main­te­nance of sys­tems in the house.

As for cos­met­ic repairs with the change of mate­ri­als, it has some dif­fer­ences from its “pre­de­ces­sor”. Repair activ­i­ties are as fol­lows. Worn-out fin­ish­ing mate­ri­als and engi­neer­ing equip­ment are being replaced with new sim­i­lar ele­ments. For exam­ple, replace the exhaust fan with a new one.

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Why is main­te­nance being done? The ques­tion is quite log­i­cal, why car­ry out minor repairs if the “spoiled” appear­ance is hard­ly notice­able and may not cause much trou­ble. Cur­rent repairs need to be done and it is worth doing. This type of repair mea­sures will allow you to imme­di­ate­ly elim­i­nate the exist­ing prob­lem, which means you can sig­nif­i­cant­ly save mon­ey with­out bring­ing the defect to a major over­haul (which is more expen­sive finan­cial costs). In addi­tion, it is much eas­i­er to car­ry out cur­rent repairs than to make efforts to car­ry out a major one.

When per­form­ing the cur­rent repair of a build­ing, it is nec­es­sary to take into account sev­er­al fac­tors that allow you to deter­mine the strat­e­gy of repair activ­i­ties, the specifics of the event, and the approx­i­mate time resource. So, before pro­ceed­ing with this type of repair, a detailed analy­sis of the build­ing is car­ried out and the fol­low­ing points are deter­mined:

  • how old is the build­ing;
  • oper­at­ing mode;
  • archi­tec­tur­al fea­tures;
  • the cli­mate of the region.

Based on the infor­ma­tion received, a future project with impor­tant marks is formed. Main­te­nance of the build­ing is rec­om­mend­ed to be car­ried out once every few years, depend­ing on the fac­tors men­tioned above.

On our web­site you can learn more about the rat­ing of the best mod­els of exhaust fans.

Overhaul

Overhaul

To present a pic­ture of the over­haul, we will pro­vide a def­i­n­i­tion. Cap­i­tal repairs — a set of repair and con­struc­tion activ­i­ties that are aimed at chang­ing an exist­ing facil­i­ty. Dur­ing the over­haul, com­pre­hen­sive work is car­ried out on the dis­man­tling and instal­la­tion of new heat­ing sys­tems, plumb­ing and oth­er ele­ments. It should be not­ed that the over­haul implies the preser­va­tion of the func­tion­al pur­pose, changes and improve­ments relate only to qual­i­ta­tive char­ac­ter­is­tics. The pur­pose of this type of repair is to elim­i­nate exist­ing defects of worn-out objects, to change the nec­es­sary com­po­nents or to enhance the aes­thet­ic prop­er­ties and func­tion­al­i­ty. Over­haul is clas­si­fied into sim­ple and com­plex.

If we are talk­ing about a sim­ple over­haul, then this event involves the imple­men­ta­tion of repair work using a stan­dard set of repair tools. Sim­ply put, this is a cos­met­ic repair, which also involves addi­tion­al work on the replace­ment of mate­ri­als, but with some require­ments. Name­ly, with the addi­tion of such an event as a change of parts of the struc­ture and infra­struc­ture. In more detail, a sim­ple over­haul cov­ers demo­li­tion work, chang­ing par­ti­tions, plas­ter­ing, chang­ing fin­ish­es, replac­ing floor­ing, remov­ing and replac­ing win­dows, rework­ing plumb­ing, heat­ing, and elec­tri­cal sys­tems. This also includes the instal­la­tion of a heat exchang­er and the change (improve­ment) of the ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem.

Rec­om­mend prod­uct

Heat exchang­er Blauberg Ven­to Expert Plus WiFi


In stock


Area, m²:
11–20 |


Fil­ter class:
F8 (option), G3 |


Wall thick­ness from, mm:
250 |


Instal­la­tion of an exter­nal grille:
from the premis­es |


Heat exchang­er mate­r­i­al:
ceram­ics |


Wall mod­ule diam­e­ter, mm:
160 |


Heat recov­ery effi­cien­cy, %:
82, 90, 97 |

A com­plex over­haul, as the name sug­gests, is a com­plex process. Name­ly, the per­for­mance of con­struc­tion work, which is aimed at replac­ing struc­tur­al ele­ments, chang­ing their style solu­tion. To be more pre­cise, this is the fol­low­ing range of repairs: the instal­la­tion of a mul­ti-lev­el ceil­ing, the con­struc­tion of var­i­ous struc­tures that serve as decor, the trans­fer of door and win­dow open­ings to the desired loca­tion, the con­struc­tion of podi­ums on the floor, mak­ing nich­es in the walls, mak­ing arched open­ings and oth­er ele­ments .

Con­sid­er­ing these two types of repairs (cur­rent and major), we can iden­ti­fy sev­er­al con­tra­dic­tions that often arise among those who decide to under­stand the fea­tures of repair work. So, in order not to get con­fused, we give a few exam­ples that allow you to under­stand the fea­tures and dif­fer­ences of each of the types. If you replace an obso­lete win­dow with a new one iden­ti­cal in size and func­tion­al prop­er­ties, then this will be a cur­rent repair. If the old win­dow has advan­tages, that is, the old one was wood­en, and the new one was plas­tic, and in addi­tion, it still has improved ther­mal insu­la­tion prop­er­ties, then this type of repair will be called a major one. Anoth­er exam­ple is the instal­la­tion of an air con­di­tion­er of a sim­i­lar mod­el (the old one is out of order) — main­te­nance.

Rec­om­mend prod­uct

Air con­di­tion­er split sys­tem Cooper&Hunter Pri­ma Plus CH-S07XN7


Not avail­able


fre­on type:
R‑410A |


Area, m²:
up to 20 |


Com­pres­sor type:
ordi­nary |


Indoor unit type:
wall |


Heat­ing pow­er, kW:
2.35 |


Cool­ing pow­er, kW:
2.25 |


Min. heat­ing tem­per­a­ture, °C:
-7 |

Reconstruction

Reconstruction

This type of repair is much eas­i­er to dis­tin­guish from the pre­vi­ous two. Under the repair work dur­ing the recon­struc­tion means the restruc­tur­ing of already con­struct­ed facil­i­ties in order to improve their appear­ance and give a high­er lev­el of qual­i­ty. A pre­req­ui­site for recon­struc­tion is the preser­va­tion of load-bear­ing and enclos­ing struc­tures. To car­ry out the recon­struc­tion process, the oper­a­tional work of the facil­i­ty is sus­pend­ed. If we talk about the dif­fer­ences from the over­haul and cur­rent repairs, then the recon­struc­tion has car­di­nal dis­tin­guish­ing fea­tures. Dur­ing the recon­struc­tion process, it is allowed to make changes to the dimen­sions of the build­ing or premis­es, that is, rede­vel­op­ment is car­ried out. It is impor­tant to have a work­ing draft of the recon­struc­tion, which includes all cal­cu­la­tions and detailed draw­ings. Some­times a blue­print is used. That is, recon­struc­tion is the same major over­haul, but in a more com­plex form, where work is car­ried out to shift par­ti­tions, com­bine rooms and oth­er build­ing restruc­tur­ing.

Please note that when car­ry­ing out any type of repair, high-qual­i­ty ven­ti­la­tion must be orga­nized. This is nec­es­sary so that all the activ­i­ties car­ried out are car­ried out in com­fort, and the restora­tion work done retains its appear­ance for a long time, with­out being exposed to prob­lems asso­ci­at­ed with poor ven­ti­la­tion of the room.

Con­sid­er­ing all of the above, we can sum­ma­rize the fol­low­ing. There are three types of repairs: cur­rent, cap­i­tal, recon­struc­tion. Each of them has its own char­ac­ter­is­tics, the nec­es­sary arse­nal of tools and implies the imple­men­ta­tion of a spe­cif­ic action plan. Cur­rent repair — renew­al, repair, replace­ment of worn-out ele­ments. It is dis­tin­guished by the speed of exe­cu­tion, an inex­pen­sive finan­cial con­tri­bu­tion and does not involve con­struc­tion work. Over­haul — a com­plete rearrange­ment or pro­cess­ing of ele­ments of a room or build­ing. The process is car­ried out using a wide arse­nal of tools, repair and con­struc­tion work is car­ried out. Recon­struc­tion — repair work, which includes rede­vel­op­ment, con­struc­tion of par­ti­tions and oth­er com­plex pro­ce­dures to change the “old” floor plan. To select the best equip­ment, we rec­om­mend that you go to our cat­a­log and get acquaint­ed with the rat­ing of heat­ing sys­tems.

Rec­om­mend prod­uct

Gas boil­er Bosch Gaz 6000 W WBN 6000–24C RN


In stock


Boil­er type:
con­vec­tion |


Boil­er instal­la­tion:
wall |


Num­ber of cir­cuits:
dou­ble-cir­cuit |


Heat­ing area, m²:
201–250 |


Water heat­ing effi­cien­cy class:
A |


Max­i­mum ther­mal pow­er, kW:
24 |


Space heat­ing effi­cien­cy class:
C |

All types of repair and construction work with the help of professionals

With­out spe­cial skills in con­struc­tion, it is very dif­fi­cult to com­plete var­i­ous repair and con­struc­tion tasks. Our com­pa­ny Venkon is ready to offer you a full range of instal­la­tion works. Dur­ing the repair, we can mount ven­ti­la­tion sys­tems, install air con­di­tion­ing in 2 stages and install under­floor heat­ing. Our employ­ees have vast expe­ri­ence in their work, so they per­form the work effi­cient­ly, accu­rate­ly and on time.

For exam­ple, if you need to make a through hole in the wall, then it is not always pos­si­ble to do it your­self, we sug­gest you order a dia­mond drilling ser­vice.

Con­struc­tion and ren­o­va­tion projects come with the choice of equip­ment that is right for you, but the mar­ket is so diverse that even though you may know what you want, it can be dif­fi­cult to decide. There­fore, we decid­ed to help in this mat­ter, because we take care of all engi­neer­ing issues. On our web­site you can also read arti­cles, for exam­ple: “How to choose a gas boil­er”, “Where is it bet­ter to place a boil­er”, “How to choose cli­mate equip­ment”.


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