Understand the characteristics of your home

Understand the characteristics of your home
8 May · General information

Acronyms, certificates, technical words....For the ordinary citizen who wants to purchase a property, reading and understanding the property specifications can be quite a challenge, especially if you search for a house on specialised portals websites without being accompanied by an agent to guide you in your search.

For this reason, we have created a simple "dictionary" so that you can understand everything that is contained in your new future home, and which cannot normally be seen with the naked eye.

  • AENOR: Spanish Association for Normalisation and Certification.
  • Armoured or reinforced: armoured doors have a steel frame and a steel plate on the inside, while reinforced doors have a wooden frame and are only reinforced with a steel plate.
    In the armoured ones, moreover, their locks are independent, self-locking and their key is anti-copy, with an anti-picking system.
  • Aerothermal: air conditioning system that extracts the energy stored in the form of heat from the air around us.
    It is used to power the heating or cooling systems of a home, consuming 5 times less than a gas boiler and a fraction of the traditional electrical system.
  • Coffered ceiling: This comes from the word "coffer" and are timbers or beams located in the ceilings, and the decorations used to adorn them, either for purely aesthetic purposes or to cover small structural flaws.
  • CFO: "Certificado de Fin de Obra" (Certificate of Completion).
  • Climalit: commercial brand that uses several layers of glazing with chambers between them to achieve good insulation.
  • Concrete: Mixture of materials such as sand, gravel and gravel and cement. To harden it only needs water in the mixing, and is used for structures, slabs, roofs and is very useful for underwater work.
  • Domotics: Technology for intelligent home control and automatisation, including security systems, which helps to make more efficient use of energy.
  • EC/EECC: Construction Company/Construction Company.
  • EEfE: Energy Efficiency Label with its Energy Rating Scale: the rating ranges from A to G. The A indicates 90% more efficient than a G-rated home.
    Translated into energy costs, we can say that if the A rating consumes about 30 euros/month, the G rating would be about 320 euros/month.
  • Floor slab: In construction, this is the horizontal structural element (or inclined, in the case of roofs), which supports its own weight and the overloads of use, such as partition walls.
    These loads are transmitted to the ground by other elements of the structure, such as beams, columns, walls and foundations. In short, it is the surface on which the dwelling will stand.
  • PGRCD: "Plan de Gestión de Residuos de Construcción y Demolición" (Construction and Demolition Waste Management Plan).
  • Polystyrene foam: insulating material used in walls, floor slabs, under roofs or panels.
  • Silestone: a hybrid material of minerals and other recycled materials, manufactured with HybriQ® technology, which provides high resistance to stains, scratches and common substances used in a kitchen.
  • Windows with thermal breaks: Homes have areas where heat loss and condensation are more likely to occur. We call these areas thermal bridges and they produce a failure to save energy.
  • The thermal bridge break (RPT): solves this problem by using non-conductive materials between the exterior and interior surfaces, to prevent them from coming into contact with each other.

Remember that you always have our agents at your disposal who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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