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by ardesarchitects
October 24th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: BIEC - Don't Miss the ACE Tech exhibition on 28,29,30
Replies: 13
Views: 1933

Re: BIEC - Don't Miss the ACE Tech exhibition on 28,29,30

Hi, Acetech is happening on 26th,27th,28th october. Ideal for visitors - 1. New home building owners 2. Currently under construction building owners 3. Architects 4. Builders 5. Contractors 6. New interior works owners 7. Renovation building owners Not suitable for - 1.Children below 16 years and wi...
by ardesarchitects
October 23rd, 2018, 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Crack in roof ceiling - 1 year old building
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Crack in roof ceiling - 1 year old building

Hi Senthil Like ramki suggested you should first chip the plastering at the crack and inspect for any slab deep cracks. As per image it looks like plastering crack only. In case it plastering crack you should chip it of and apply ceiling plaster glue first and then re-plaster to avoid cracks later. ...
by ardesarchitects
October 23rd, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Grantis/Sadarhalli
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Grantis/Sadarhalli

Hi, Just sharing my old post regarding jigani granites . There is no such granite called export rejected in a range of 40-60/- per sft .Min cost of export granite is 150/- per sft and most factories in jigani are not for export but for domestic market . Its just marketing trick to say export rejecte...
by ardesarchitects
October 11th, 2018, 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Sewer Line in front
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Sewer Line in front

Hi Mg, Now that building in all done and you don't have soil area at the ground level to grow creepers . You can cover the pipes with basic Ms ribbed grill and then grow curtain creepers from terrace in large size pot. Curtain creepers will add amazing drama to the whole elevation. Ar.Praveen.N Arde...
by ardesarchitects
October 11th, 2018, 6:05 pm
Forum: Interiors
Topic: Ants in cupboard
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: Ants in cupboard

Hi, Ants don't come because of bad plywood. Ants in general get attracted to moisture area where fine fungus can grow. To avoid ants you can use dehumidifiers in the wardrobes , you can use charcoal to take out smell from wardrobes . Silica gels kept in a bowl will absorb the moisture . Ar.Praveen.N...
by ardesarchitects
September 29th, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: FRP Water Sump or RCC for Rain water harvesting
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: FRP Water Sump or RCC for Rain water harvesting

Hi, Parking size you mentioned is the floor area but the under ground footings will reduce the same by 6'-7' from each side. You need to check for this before finalizing on FRP. GRP and FRP are same. FRP is generic name Fiber reinforced polymer, in this case fiber can be glass fiber / plastic fiber ...
by ardesarchitects
September 27th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: FRP Water Sump or RCC for Rain water harvesting
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: FRP Water Sump or RCC for Rain water harvesting

Hi, We need to understand that FRP tanks come in standard sizes and in case you want customization the price will be high unless you have quantity. The FRP tanks used in petrol pumps are always tube type for various reasons .In residential buildings there are various practical issues that we need to...
by ardesarchitects
September 11th, 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Kitchen Vastu - Guidance Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Kitchen Vastu - Guidance Needed

Hi,All My take on vastu is different ( its my personal opinion though). SE or NW corner kitchen is most suitable as per Vastu not because some god said it. The simple logic behind it is that good olden days there was no gas stoves, its all majorly wood fire or charcoal cocking. Given that sun rises ...
by ardesarchitects
September 11th, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Concealed or hidden beams
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Concealed or hidden beams

Hi, Nagendra Doing slab with out beams projecting down is possible but the slab thickness will increase . Column positioning is very important to rest the whole slab on concealed beams. The cost of construction will go high since the steel quantity will be 50% higher. There are different slab types ...
by ardesarchitects
September 7th, 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Borewell or not
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: Borewell or not

Hi Kiran, As suggested by others don't go for borewell if its at 1000' and below. The cost of drilling is just 25%, casing, pipe, motor are 75% the cost . Around 1000' deep will cost you min 3Lac. I would strongly suggest invest money on rain water than on bore-well or cauvery. In long cauvery water...

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