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by ardesarchitects
September 11th, 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Kitchen Vastu - Guidance Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 521

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: 134

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: 534

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...
by ardesarchitects
September 6th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Anti-termite treatment solution.
Replies: 6
Views: 1229

Re: Anti-termite treatment solution.

Hi, Anti termite treatment should be done in 2-3 phases during construction . 1. You should spray all the wall and floor of the footing pits before casting footings. Termites attack wood from ground all the time. 2. You apply by spray or pour in pockets while filling back the soil up to plinth heigh...
by ardesarchitects
August 29th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Need help with house construction in adjacent plot.
Replies: 7
Views: 1476

Re: Need help with house construction in adjacent plot.

Hi,vShenbag This is a routine problem in all the construction, the people who violated the rules expect others to follow. We generally don't understand the law properly. If a person has done mistake and his mistake is seen in day light standing strong and tall, we can also file a complaint on him. I...
by ardesarchitects
August 29th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Issue with paint/polish on Everest fiber/cement planks (exterior)
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Issue with paint/polish on Everest fiber/cement planks (exterior)

HI sabarishm The pealing of paint or polish is to do with various factors . 1. Surface is not prepared well before applying polish or paint 2. Direct exposure to sun and heat In case you are polishing it it should be treated with PU spray coat and the life will be max 5-6 years only. In case PU coat...
by ardesarchitects
August 10th, 2018, 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: UPVC door Handles Spare Parts
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: UPVC door Handles Spare Parts

Hi Rithick Getting spares for upvc windows and doors is little difficult because most suppliers are direct OEM supplier . You can try in brands like ebco ( retail ) ,Roto, mccoy8m, schlegel ( oem suppliers ). You can get the repair work done from the same agency who ever installed it, if they are no...
by ardesarchitects
August 9th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Kota stone laying
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Kota stone laying

Hi Rizu Kota stone laying in which area and what pattern will decide the laying pricing . It can be laid by any granite or tile layer in general . In which area of the bangalore are you looking for layer ? Kota stone laying is generally in the range of 25-30 per sft considering the stone is already ...
by ardesarchitects
August 9th, 2018, 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Slag sand rates compared to M-sand
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Slag sand rates compared to M-sand

Hi, Slag sand is better alternate compared to M sand. In M sand also you get plastering M sand that are tiny, smoother granule and double washed to make sure its free from quarry dust. Regards, Ar.Praveen.N Ardes Architects and Interior Designers http://www.ardesarchitects.com ardesarchitects@gmail....
by ardesarchitects
August 9th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Are these reasonable rate for fabrication?
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Are these reasonable rate for fabrication?

Hi MG, To comment on pricing of any fabrication work we cannot do it by "simple design". Fabrication cost is measurable based on weight per sft and the design complication. I suggest you understand the details of the security grill like 10mm/12mm/8mm/6mm circular/square rods @ 4"/6&qu...

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