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by KVS Setty
November 26th, 2014, 8:02 pm
Forum: Interiors
Topic: LED Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 5962

LED Lights

Hello to all, We all know the present day trend in lighting is LED lights for residential houses as well as for offices. But when we go for branded LED light fixtures ( like Syska, Wipro, Havels etc.) the costing is almost double when compared to unbranded LED's with same wattage and lumen.(availabl...
by KVS Setty
March 15th, 2014, 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: 11000 ltrs sump construction
Replies: 12
Views: 3033

Re: 11000 ltrs sump construction

Hello Bharath, You are right for the sump steps, that's why even I have not put any steps and planning to use SS or heavy duty plastic ladder during cleaning, other times it will be kept some where else and not in the sump. For inner surface finish I am going with tiles like the one used in swimming...
by KVS Setty
February 28th, 2014, 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Cement consumption
Replies: 9
Views: 1787

Re: Cement consumption

Hello, About one week back we did roofing for first floor (this is the third roof in a total of four). Total plinth area is 850sft (26.5ft X32ft) but roofing area is approximately 750 sft ( 850 minus 50sft sky light area minus 50sft stairs area)and 5.5" roof thickness,they consumed exactly 67 b...
by KVS Setty
February 26th, 2014, 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Choosing Granite Color
Replies: 16
Views: 2956

Re: Choosing Granite Color

Hello Rajesh Don't go for the tiger skined one at any cost, why ? you see my house is also under construction after demolishing old house, so I shifted to a rented house near by and in that house they have used exactly the same granite and same color as in the pic ,it looks horrible and really it is...
by KVS Setty
February 10th, 2014, 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Need reliable contact to buy steel
Replies: 13
Views: 2561

Re: Need reliable contact to buy steel

Hello, My house is also under construction and we need to buy steel as and when required, it is not one time requirement/purchase. I am getting steel from a single supplier and same brand every time ,he supplies required amounts when we just place an order by phone and collects payments against deli...
by KVS Setty
January 27th, 2014, 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: My Dream House Construction Experience
Replies: 132
Views: 28039

Re: My Dream House Construction Experience

Hello to All, Back after a short break,busy with some other business project. Construction work started once sand supply started after calling off the strike, though we got one load of sand the very next day it was not at all good in quality with lots and lots of pebbles and stones( kapi in their li...
by KVS Setty
January 18th, 2014, 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Quality Testing of Civil Works
Replies: 13
Views: 2437

Re: Quality Testing of Civil Works

Dear Praveen why are you feeling that Architects are Reliable and Civil Engineers are not unreliable? Regards Murali Murali correct the typo in the sentence why are you feeling that Architects are Reliable and Civil Engineers are not unreliable? either remove "un" or " not" to c...
by KVS Setty
January 16th, 2014, 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: How far the Harvesting pit should from the Borewell casing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1548

Re: How far the Harvesting pit should from the Borewell casi

Hello,

My builder has done RWH pit around 6 to 8 ft away from the bore well casing. when we told about the well around the bore well ,he did not agree saying it is not advisable and not at all recommended, with out telling any proper reason.
by KVS Setty
January 16th, 2014, 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: My Dream House Construction Experience
Replies: 132
Views: 28039

Re: My Dream House Construction Experience

Hello Marvel, We are implementing the plan of of our first architect who is now out of loop,the plan is really nice and meets most of our needs. To be frank he/she has done lot of home work and used their brain and experience to design the house there is no complaints regarding the plan except two o...
by KVS Setty
January 15th, 2014, 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Stilt flooring cost
Replies: 1
Views: 850

Re: Stilt flooring cost

Hello ,

My builder considered 65 % of basic cost for stilt floor car parking and other utility areas like balcony and he is putting in those areas tiles with a basic price of 50/sft.

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