Few clarification regarding house construction

Ramachandra
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Few clarification regarding house construction

Postby Ramachandra » December 13th, 2016, 5:34 pm

Hi Guys ,

wanted to start house construction on my vacant plot, have some doubts ,wanted to clarify
1) Can a duplex house be constructed without piller and only on stone foundation ? Is it safe?
2) Plannig to use wire cut bricks and want to leave exterior walls as it is , is there is disadvantage or anything else that I need to be careful?
3) Any other tips and suggestion will be helpful.

Regards
Ram

msn1270
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Re: Few clarification regarding house construction

Postby msn1270 » December 13th, 2016, 9:59 pm

Ramachandra wrote:Hi Guys ,

wanted to start house construction on my vacant plot, have some doubts ,wanted to clarify
1) Can a duplex house be constructed without piller and only on stone foundation ? Is it safe?
Pillar construction is not compulsory for a regular duplex house. Pillar construction is recommended for multi-storey or high rise buildings.

2) Plannig to use wire cut bricks and want to leave exterior walls as it is, is there is disadvantage or anything else that I need to be careful?
Are you looking for eco friendly construction mechanism ? No harm is leaving the external wall without plastering. Plenty of such constructions
available in the form of eco-friendly construction techniques in the city without cement plastering or painting. you can have a look at them.

3) Any other tips and suggestion will be helpful.

Regards
Ram

Purusoth Ariputhiri
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Re: Few clarification regarding house construction

Postby Purusoth Ariputhiri » December 13th, 2016, 10:30 pm

Hi Ram,

wanted to start house construction on my vacant plot, have some doubts ,wanted to clarify
1) Can a duplex house be constructed without piller and only on stone foundation ? Is it safe?

There is no problem if the walls designed to take the load of the structure (Load bearing walls), side stone masonry is good enough if the soil condition reasonably good and your limited up to only G +1.

2) Plannig to use wire cut bricks and want to leave exterior walls as it is , is there is disadvantage or anything else that I need to be careful?

In stead of Wire cut bricks, use Porthern clay blocks (Designed for load bearing walls - Vertical perforation), idle for exteroir walls if you do good pointing.

3) Any other tips and suggestion will be helpful.

We had done a similar project in rural nelmangala, Please visit the project if you need more information.
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Ramachandra
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Re: Few clarification regarding house construction

Postby Ramachandra » December 14th, 2016, 9:19 am

Dear msn1270,

Thanks for such quick and informative reply. As you said for duplex house piller is not required , but in future, if we want to construct another floor on this duplex , will that be accomadated ???


Regards,
Ram

sudheerkeshav
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Re: Few clarification regarding house construction

Postby sudheerkeshav » December 14th, 2016, 9:55 am

Ramachandra wrote:Hi Guys ,

wanted to start house construction on my vacant plot, have some doubts ,wanted to clarify
1) Can a duplex house be constructed without piller and only on stone foundation ? Is it safe?
2) Plannig to use wire cut bricks and want to leave exterior walls as it is , is there is disadvantage or anything else that I need to be careful?
3) Any other tips and suggestion will be helpful.

Regards
Ram


I am presently constructing 3000 sft house without pillar , with regular load bearing wall. I am sure in my lifetime i will not construct beyond duplex :).

There are wirecut bricks available for external surface which are kiln baked , and of high quality. Please choose those type of bricks for construction. They may cost around 12 -15 Rs per brick , anddoes not require painting.

msn1270
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Re: Few clarification regarding house construction

Postby msn1270 » December 14th, 2016, 11:55 am

Ramachandra

Generally up to G+2 floor, there is no need of Pillar construction.

In case you have future expansion plan, its suggested to first go for a soil testing to know the load bearing capacity of the land where you are undergoing construction process, as some of the present outer areas in Bangalore are the old lake bed areas, so there is a need to take extra care.

At the same time in many of the West & South Bangalore areas is having solid Rocks. There, i'm sure, there is no need of Pillar construction.
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swamy_blr
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Re: Few clarification regarding house construction

Postby swamy_blr » December 14th, 2016, 12:11 pm

Hi Ramachandra,

First do the soil testing for your Site, then go for Sump construction which you need to dig minimum 6-7 feet and you will come to know the soil strength by that time (loose soil or Hard one).

Some of the Layouts are made in Low lying area, Builders fill the low lying areas with Mud/Sand and make it flat and sell it, in that case the Soil will be loose and this will impact the Foundation of the Building. That's why first check by digging upto 7 feet for Sump.

1) You can construct Duplex house (Upto 3 levels also) without Pillars and with Foundation as base, but Ensure the Foundation should of 6-7 Course of Size stone.
2) In wire cut bricks - There are 2 types available, with plastering one (Cost 7-9 per brick) and without Plastering one (19-21 Per brick). There is no disadvantage on this, the Mason workmanship should be good as you are directly exposing the Bricks, so finishing should be good.
3) Give more importance on Foundation and sump construction as you can't repair again & again - Use good quality of Materials (Cement, Size stone, Bricks, Sand (M sand is also fine no problems)

Are you going for Labour Contract or Material Contract, please work out on agreement clearly and ask as much doubts you have with contractors and architects/Engineer.

rgds
Swamy

Ramachandra
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Re: Few clarification regarding house construction

Postby Ramachandra » January 2nd, 2017, 6:03 pm

Thanks everyone for such detailed replies.
These forums help ppl so much who are new and confused with options available in front of them.
I again have some choices to make -
1) Regarding vetrified tiles/italian marbles/granites. what are pros/cons , I have heard few from ppl, but many I feel are kind of biased to one or other. I wanted an opinion here.
2) Paints - which one is better , any other tips, suggestions?


Regards,
Ram

sudheerkeshav
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Re: Few clarification regarding house construction

Postby sudheerkeshav » January 3rd, 2017, 11:05 am

Hi Ram ,
Basically cost is the driving factor for choosing Vitrified vs Marble , granite. While vitrified starts from 40 rs per sft , granite starts at 75 per sft , plus labour charges.
In paints , Dulux is ranked #1 , and next comes asian , nerolac etc.

Vijay_kumarmr1
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Re: Few clarification regarding house construction

Postby Vijay_kumarmr1 » January 9th, 2017, 4:03 pm

Dear Purushotham

Am planning to build duplex house in my 17*30 site. I saw your consturction ( nelamangala) in this site.
I need some clarifications. I want to discuss pesonally , is it possible to share your number or personal mail id .
Please mail to vijay_kumarmr1@yahoo.co.in or text to 9886519059

Regards
Vijay



Purusoth Ariputhiri wrote:Hi Ram,

wanted to start house construction on my vacant plot, have some doubts ,wanted to clarify
1) Can a duplex house be constructed without piller and only on stone foundation ? Is it safe?

There is no problem if the walls designed to take the load of the structure (Load bearing walls), side stone masonry is good enough if the soil condition reasonably good and your limited up to only G +1.

2) Plannig to use wire cut bricks and want to leave exterior walls as it is , is there is disadvantage or anything else that I need to be careful?

In stead of Wire cut bricks, use Porthern clay blocks (Designed for load bearing walls - Vertical perforation), idle for exteroir walls if you do good pointing.

3) Any other tips and suggestion will be helpful.

We had done a similar project in rural nelmangala, Please visit the project if you need more information.


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