Building by the Sea
Building By the Sea
As a construction company based on the coast, we always have to consider the effects that our location can have on the projects we oversee. Building near the sea poses a number of environment-specific challenges, and it’s essential that we consider them every time we work on a local site.
Sun, sea, sand …
Whether you’re in Blackpool as we are, or are lucky enough to own property in an overseas, sun-drenched paradise, the challenges are remarkably similar. Coastal areas tend to get lengthier periods of sun than their inland counterparts, while salty seawater and sand can both prove damaging to paintwork, mechanisms, and your property’s metalwork. High tides can also cause problems by dumping large volumes of saltwater onto the exterior of buildings in one go.
Water damage and erosion
Following on nicely from our previous point, and without wishing to put a dampener on many a fine coastal property, water damage is a very real problem for many homeowners in such locations. Without proper defence mechanisms, the tide can wreak havoc in sea-facing properties. Similarly, properties close to the shore could potentially lose some of their value as erosion takes effect.
Combatting the problems
As an experienced construction company, we’ve become adept at guarding against these issues. We always ensure that we treat every fixture appropriately, future-proofing it in the event of any further potential damage, and use weather-resistant materials wherever possible. We’re also accustomed to considering the effects of erosion, and planning properly accordingly.
In addition, we are always more than happy to advise you about insurance and how to maintain your home correctly. If you’re interested in hearing more about our services, please do not hesitate to call us on 01253 508 781 or fill out one of our online contact forms.