Building Rehabilitation

The restoration of a building is an issue that affects both large and small owners. All buildings have a more or less limited useful life due to the quality of the materials and their suitability to use, with greater or lesser resistance to the wear of all types of agents, and their stability and durability are also influenced by the conditions in which they have been built.

That is why it is necessary to perform rehabilitation, restoration and maintenance of buildings. To begin, let’s see what Hispalis offers in the restoration of buildings and types of rehabilitations.

The rehabilitation includes all the constructive activities necessary for the maintenance and improvement of:

  • Safety in the construction of a property: Buildings that show serious deterioration in the facade with the risk of detachment, or the need to reinforce walls and foundations.
  • Facilities: In many cases, there are installations that have been outdated for their current use, and that also fail to comply with current building rehabilitation regulations, such as old electrical installations that do not adapt to the low voltage regulation, making a renovation necessary. it is included in the partial rehabilitation of buildings.
  • Accessibility: These are actions to improve access to properties, installation of lift systems, elevators, and ramps that facilitate transit from the exterior and interior to people with reduced mobility.
  • Efficiency and energy saving: Through the installation of all types of systems to achieve tightness, saving energy consumption, such as the installation of insulating panels that protect both from heat, how cold, or more hermetic enclosure systems, which are called energy rehabilitation, within the partial or total rehabilitations of buildings.
  • Habitability of common areas of buildings, and housing: That is achieved by restructuring spaces to achieve dimensions more suited to their use, and improve necessary aspects such as the provision of natural light.

The rehabilitation of buildings can be partial or integral, depending on whether or not it affects the total of the building and facilities.

In this way, it is considered integral rehabilitation of buildings, if it is necessary to intervene in reinforcements of the structure or foundation, repair or replacement of roofs, water and sewerage networks, electrical installations, enclosures, facade, and interior coverings, lifting systems, etc…

Objectives that are achieved with the rehabilitation of buildings

The solutions and constructive actions in the recovery and rehabilitation of buildings are always aimed at the achievement of all, or each of these objectives:

  • Improve the safety of the structures in their stability and mechanical resistance.
  • Repair and improve thermal, acoustic, and water and moisture insulation.
  • Renew installations of electricity, water, or gas supplies.
  • Adapt sanitation networks within the tasks of restoring buildings.
  • Achieve better energy efficiency conditions.
  • Install or update telecommunication services.
  • Remove architectural barriers and improve accessibility for the disabled, as a service increasingly demanded when considering the rehabilitation of buildings.
  • Install or renew elevation systems that comply with current safety measures.
  • Update common areas of buildings.
  • Restructuring spaces to achieve adequate dimensions, and better functional conditions, for housing habitability, with improved natural lighting and ventilation, and even energy saving measures, is another of the added values provided by the rehabilitation of buildings.