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by civil88
July 31st, 2017, 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Need advice on choosing brick type.
Replies: 15
Views: 2828

Re: Need advice on choosing brick type.

Prasad, I have built my house about a year back with Ultratech Xtralite AAC blocks from L&T. I strongly recommend them, as I have found them superior to other brands like Nagarjuna. True, the cost is higher compared to others, but you can rest assured that you are paying more for a premium produ...
by civil88
December 10th, 2015, 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: AAC Block construction experiences
Replies: 18
Views: 6617

Re: AAC Block construction experiences

Dear MyhouseMyhome, I urge all interested people to read and research products and services that are introduced in the Market for their Magical properties, peddled by sales/marketing people, who are trained to unilaterally dismiss any voice of caution or negative experience about a product, by breez...
by civil88
December 9th, 2015, 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: AAC Block construction experiences
Replies: 18
Views: 6617

Re: AAC Block construction experiences

However,he did add a corollary-- seeing that Quality of Masonry is poor in general, and scientific methods are replaced on-the-fly with traditional skill-based methods-- AAC expands when in contact with water. Cracks developing on external surface of wall-plastering will lead to water-absorption, a...
by civil88
December 3rd, 2015, 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: AAC Block construction experiences
Replies: 18
Views: 6617

Re: AAC Block construction experiences

Hi Ram, 1. I cannot give you Average Cost of construction per sft right now, as my house construction is still in progress. It does not require special/skilled construction. But the masons need to maintain the plumb and line very carefully. Even if they make a single mistake, it becomes obvious to t...
by civil88
December 2nd, 2015, 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Please need guidance
Replies: 1
Views: 788

Re: Please need guidance

Hi Ravi,

What kind of help/guidance are you looking for? Please elaborate
by civil88
December 2nd, 2015, 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: AAC Block construction experiences
Replies: 18
Views: 6617

Re: AAC Block construction experiences

Hi, I have started my house construction using AAC blocks from UltraTech. The product is called Xtralite. All the advantages that you have listed are correct. In fact, if you inform the structural engineer before hand that you are going to use AAC blocks, he would keep that in mind while designing t...
by civil88
November 26th, 2015, 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Honey comb in beams and staircase
Replies: 2
Views: 1229

Re: Honey comb in beams and staircase

Hi, As far as I can see in the pictures (even after zooming), I could not make out many issues with the staircase. For beams, I could notice some honey combs. Especially the rods are not exposed. Mostly this happens if they have not kept the cover blocks for beams or stair case. In your case they se...
by civil88
November 25th, 2015, 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Suggestion required
Replies: 11
Views: 3614

Re: Suggestion required

Hi, The contractor has covered most of the things, but as a owner you need a more in-detail report. Since he is charging 1800 per sft you can bargain to include some( or all if you are lucky :-) ) of the below points in the agreement: 1. Include construction of Sump 2. Be very particular about make ...
by civil88
October 26th, 2015, 4:06 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: How to get Encumberance certificate
Replies: 1
Views: 2606

Re: How to get Encumberance certificate

Hi,

You may contact Mr.Uday Joshi. He is an agent proficient in English/Hindi/Kannada and undertakes all works related to BBMP.

His contact no is: 9964 98 3315

I have engaged his services and found him to be a decent guy.

Thanks,
Venky
by civil88
July 23rd, 2015, 3:03 pm
Forum: Excess materials
Topic: Excess Soil
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

Excess Soil in Belathur,Whitefield

Hi,

I too have excess soil which has been dug from foundation.

I can give it for free if you bear the cost of loading and tractor.

Site Address:
Plot No 134, Confident Whitefield Oberon Layout,
Next to Mount Litera Zee School,
Belathur
Whitefield
Contact No: 9six3two72seven8two7
Venky

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