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by ardesarchitects
October 11th, 2018, 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Sewer Line in front
Replies: 6
Views: 421

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: 161

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: 422

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: 422

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: 572

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: 165

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: 640

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: 7
Views: 1439

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: 1513

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: 138

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...

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