Rehabilitation: a growing trend in the Construction sector



As the construction industry grows, rehabilitation becomes a popular trend in order to make the most of existing resources and infrastructure.


By rehabilitating older buildings and structures, we can create new spaces while preserving our history and environment.


In this article we will explore the benefits and trends of rehabilitation in the construction industry.


Read on and discover the potential of this solution.



Rehabilitation: a growing trend in the Construction sector


The rehabilitation of buildings

Rehabilitation is on the agenda and has been a key driver for the revitalization of the construction sector.


Given the deepening of reflection and knowledge production on issues related to cultural and architectural heritage, it was expected, some years ago, that the number of rehabilitation works would grow.


With the saturation of construction in large urban centers, this trend has been accentuated and the demand for buildings to be rehabilitated has increased.

The purposes for rehabilitating a building can be several and range from the valorization of certain areas or locations to the increase of commercial interest, heritage conservation and preservation, and demand from potential consumers


In fact, the rehabilitation of buildings has stood out before new construction, so there are several challenges and opportunities for companies in this sector. So, Prudêncio presents several rehabilitation solutions, adapted to the needs of each client.



Rehabilitation is on the agenda


The benefits of rehabilitation

The rehabilitation of buildings is extremely important to promote the enhancement and dignification of buildings that, given their architectural features and heritage value, are examples of excellence.


In addition, they have a number of associated advantages:


  • The rehabilitation of buildings is an ally of sustainability in construction, since the emission of CO₂ that the complete demolition of a building produces, as well as its subsequent reconstruction are higher than the rehabilitation intervention;
  • It reduces the cost of demolition and the amount of new materials needed to be applied on site, i.e., it is more affordable to rehabilitate an existing building than to build a new one;
  • There is an increase in productivity, safety and health of the population, as well as in their working and leisure conditions;
  • Rehabilitation is one of the areas that has aroused most interest among investors;
  • Rehabilitation can often result in a higher quality end product;
  • This solution gives new life to uninhabited historic city centers by providing modern apartments in reconstructed buildings

In light of this, rehabilitation in the construction sector is expected to be increasingly relevant to the people, the economy and the sustainability of the planet.



The commitment to sustainability

Sustainability is an integral part of rehabilitation – as well as Prudêncio, which means that we privilege environmentally responsible materials and processes in our works.


Rehabilitation also favours the environment and tries to reduce the negative effects it may have on it.


In fact, the rehabilitation of an existing building consumes less energy than the construction of a new building, which results in a significant decrease in waste.


In addition, rehabilitation can help boost the local economy. By using local labor and materials, we help create jobs and stimulate economic activity in the area. 


Rehabilitation is, therefore, essential in sustainable development. It helps us protect the environment and reduce our dependence on new construction.



The importance of roofing rehabilitation

Roofs are the main protection for buildings and it is sometimes difficult to see when their rehabilitation is necessary.


Roofs are often the beginning of the deterioration and devaluation of buildings, since the problems that may emerge are a great risk to the whole environment.


Even before reaching the end of its useful life, it is natural for the roof to face failures and anomalies due to numerous conditions. It may only look aged and worn out, but it is necessary to be very attentive to the signs that, at first sight, go unnoticed. This is the only way to properly maintain and rehabilitate it at the right time, avoiding major problems down the road. 


It is very important to do this inspection at least twice a year to ensure the proper functioning of the roof and, consequently, of the building. This includes cleaning, periodic inspections and minor repairs. You can also opt for complete renovation if it is deemed wise to do so.



Prudêncio's work at Pingo Doce de Loures - Rehabilitation of metallic cover



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