Sunday, 17 January 2016

Smart move in 2016 – Buy house plans on-line ​or get quality architect design on-line from anywhere in India.


Are you tired of renting an apartment and you're thinking of owning your own house? Do you want to do some renovations in your house? Do you have your own plot on which you're planning to build your own house? However, you may ask, "How am I going to start?" "Whom should I ask?" "Should I just do this on my own without consulting a professional?" “Will it be wise to hire a professional architect for the job or they will be expensive?” These are some of the questions that you may consider when you start thinking about building your own house. Further reading will help you understand the right steps that you need to take in this matter.

Are you considering to just buy any house plan for your desired home? Or you are thinking about consulting an Architect? Now, anyone can design a house with today's technology. However, a decent house plan isn't enough. There are a lot of factors to consider. A simple construction is much more than just house floor plans for ground floor and first floor. You might want to consider the following:

1. SOIL
The type of soil your lot have can greatly affect the design you want for your house. If it's a soft soil, then, a strong foundation is needed to it which will work well but it may sacrifice some of the desired design layout that you want. If the soil and the surface strata is hard enough then maybe you don’t need to go for a deep foundation, which practically reduces your house construction cost (overall expense).

2. LOCATION
The location is also a factor how your house should be designed. The directions where the sun rises or the sun sets, if your plot is located in a mountainous region, planes or in the city - this kind of things can only be accommodated if you consult someone who has the expertise in this field. As a professional architect designs beyond wall, windows and doors and takes a larger vision for the house so that it can be well lived through for next 50 to 75 Years or more. When you invest your hard earned money for building a multi-generational home you intend to relish it yourself and the future generations rather than leaving a structurally unstable structure which needs constant repairs and maintenance. As such you want to leave an asset for future not burden for the next generation.

3. AREA OF THE PLOT
This is a factor where the area of your desired house is going to be applied. You won't be able to design a large house if your lot wouldn't be able to accommodate it. So any selected or house plan cannot be constructed on your plot, so a thorough study of the plot, its location, size, access from road has to be studied to develop the best possible building footprint on ground floor has to be developed so that the upper floors and the overall design of the house can be developed.

4. LIGHT AND VENTILATION
In different areas, light and ventilation is applied differently. It differs from place to place, as in India we have 6 different types of climatic conditions which caters to our everyday living style and fashion.  Our norther parts of the country get enough hot and cold season, whereas on the west we have heavy monsoon seasons. While on the east of our south of our country we do experience quite hot seasons with varied amounts of humidity playing a crucial role in the design of our buildings or clothes.

5. BUDGET
Now, if all the costing is all done by yourself, like cement, paint, nails, labour and other factors that needs to be considered looks fine from a layman’s perspective, but there are enough hidden costs which only a professional has an experience off. How much ever you equate your total expenses, this will be your first venture into construction of your house, but for a professional architect this is one such other job and they have learnt from there experience of working on many house constructions about the costs that any client will actually have to incur, rather than on first hand assumptions. Are you confident enough that you're being efficient with your time and money? Isn’t it better that you focus on your primary activity and allow a professional to save your time and money to build something which is more appropriate than a child’s first drawing.

6. TIME
Consulting an Architect could save you time. Since they have the expertise in this field, they will be able to give you estimated amount of time about the duration of the project.
There are also other things that you might want to add in your house such as solar panels which can make you save energy and eventually money.

So all these above mentioned points can only be accommodated if you're going to ask for assistance from a professional in this field.

Now that you know that there are more to consider in building a house, the main question is, "Where should I find good Architects?"


You may find an Architect near to your place or you might want to do research. Where? There's no better place than doing it on-line! Now with the advent of Year 2016 we can make better choices, as we have become so confident with the use of Internet for almost every information and query of our need, it’s time to change to new formats for getting professional work done from best of the best who are available on-line.

There are a lot of websites that offer architectural consultancy related services. However, the website we have been working upon has lots to offer with a wide variety of services and has already worked with a lot of clients. Kindly check this http://www.homeplansindia.com/

We  would love to work and assist you with your needs and your desired design for your house. Aside from that, we also offer products for your house such as furniture, lampshades, bookshelf and side tables. This is very great since you can do things at once. We have plenty of other services to offer you, whether it’s about consultation, cost estimation, rendering, interior 3D View and CAD drafting. We could also make a design for your desired interior. Even if your house isn't built yet, you can already grasp your desired dream home by working along with us. Do drop a line of your interest at homeplansind@gmail.com.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

ADVANTAGES OF ONE-FLOOR HOUSE PLAN OVER MULTI-FLOOR HOUSE PLAN


Many house developers have been in dilemma over the choice between one-floor house plans and multiple-floor house plans. It always seems like a good idea to have two or three floor house plan for a family as there are extra rooms which in case of guests and children can work as Guest Bedroom, Study, Kids Play Area, Puja room, etc. But a very common observation has been there that a more area and space is always welcome at the beginning of house construction, but over the years when the family starts living and using the space that there are lots to maintain and deal with, which in turn is waste of initial capital investment. Rather conserve funds for the overall maintenance of the house over period of time.
With this article we would like to raise few reasons which we feel can explain why it is preferable to choose one-floor house plans.


1.Accesibility
Home owners who are elderly favours one-floor housing plans because these plans have no stairs inside the house. This means that they can easily access all parts of their house without any much struggle. The way these house plans are designed it ensures that the elderly home owners obtain maximum utility from it.


2. The Ease of Renovation and Maintenance
The everywhere-accessibility of one-floor house plans also implies that it is easier to renovate and carry out maintenance works. The easier the renovation and maintenance, the lower the cost.


3. Efficient use of Energy
One-floor house plans require much less energy to heat the rooms than Multiple-floor house plans. This is because Multiple-House plans require more complex heating and cooling systems.


4. Affordability
Multiple-Floor housing plans requires a lot of planning and structural design analysis as compared to one-floor plans. These services are not offered for free but at a premium cost. These costs are included in the overall house constructions costs and therefore increases the cost hence making unaffordable to many. 


5. Ease of Extension
As opposed to Multiple-Floor house plans, one-floor house plans can be easily extended for more spacious rooms for example to get expansive living rooms, bedrooms, etc. Multiple-floor plans will require a lot of planning and structural analysis before expansion is done. This also implies higher costs of expansion and time.


6. Regulations 

In some areas, the government has placed restrictions on the height regulations and those who contravene these regulations are heavily fined and even their homes brought down. To avoid these fines and losses as a result of bringing down the already built houses the home owners can choose to have one-floor plan.


7. Safety
One-floor house plans are more safe in the event of earth tremors, earthquakes or fires, simply because of the ability to easily evacuate from the house. The absence of stairs also means that there are reduced accidents experienced in the house, stairs are known to cause fatal accidents and at times even taking life of the house occupants.


8. Use of natural light
Under one-floor house plan, home owners can use glass in some part of the wall and this will enable occupants use sufficient amount of natural light during the day hence saving on energy costs. This is not likely to be possible under Multiple-Floor house plan because the walls need to be strong so as to support other rooms on the upstairs.


9. Efficient use of space 
Under Multiple-floor house plans, stairs and elevators consumes so much space but one-floor house plan utilises each and every space therefore all the space available is utilised.


10. Easier connection to outdoor living spaces
One-floor housing plan can be connected together to expansive outdoor spaces such as verandas and beautiful gardens surrounding the house, that is by eliminating barriers between the indoor living room and outdoor living space. By use of transparent glass in between the indoor living space and beautifully managed gardens. This brings an exceptional beauty into life.

So if you have a beautiful plot where you want to build your families dream home and have the luxury of having one floor house plan then do write to us at homeplansind@gmail.com and we will be glad to work along with you to develop your house plan and design. 

Sunday, 10 January 2016

How to get your house designed while keeping the budget in check.


In current times, it has become increasingly difficult for people to build their house, particularly for people on a tight budget. Based on our experience in building homes, this dilemma is not necessarily due to the ever increasing price of raw materials and labour, but may arise from something as simple as not having a proper house planning from the get-go.

There is certainly no infallible method of making a house on a budget. Most methods are probably good ones, as millions of people have built millions of homes, based on their own idiosyncrasies. But since it is the most important buy for the family, the construction of a house must always be preceded with reflection of the most serious magnitude. Decisions should be carried out on a bedrock of information gathering that paints a complete and concrete picture of your new home. Remember, there is no turning back once the plan has been handed over to the contractor. 

Before finding a cost effective plan for your home, it is important to consult your family first. This is a joint decision, as many times, house plans are but the expressions of what every member of that family imagine their dream home to be. You can simply opt for a ready-made house plan, which is meant for plot owners with an adventurous heart, or get a custom plan diligently and professionally designed for you by our staff of in-house designers at a fraction of the cost.


Before laying down the first brick of your new home, consider having a robust house plan and budgeting so that you and your family can relate to. All construction endeavours will revolve around this one schematic and with a good budgetary house plan designed by professionals, you simply cannot go wrong. You will be thankful for years to come.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Pre-Paid Fees For Video Chat Or House Plan Hand Sketch - Rs. 3000/-

Pre-Paid Fees for Video Chat Services

​If you have your requirements listed for doing your house plan and have been wondering to appoint an architect for doing the design then you can avail our 15 min Google Hangout Video Chat / Skype Meetings. In this we will fix a scheduled time for our online meeting and try to understand more about your plot and your family house requirements. We will be able to assist you with your doubts, worries and concerns for doing house planning and design. 

or

Pre-Paid Fees for House Plan Hand Sketch Services

​If you provide us your plot size and your requirement, then we can make a proper hand sketch of the house floor plan (Two Options). You may have contacted other agencies to provide you a floor plan and house design, but we are offering to make a hand sketch of your house plan so that you can get confidence to work with us and then can place order for custom house design. For each new project we make fresh sketches to come up with new ideas, but now we are offering the same for a nominal fee to bridge the gap between you and your dream house design.

Monday, 30 November 2015

What is Rain Water Harvesting and how it can be done for your house?

Water is the most essential requirement of our lives yet we take it for granted. We have started becoming aware of the need of water supply particularly in these parts of India. Rain water harvesting is a method used for gathering and storing rainfall from housetops or landscapes. It is done by using simple methods like using containers or complex ways such as subversive check dams. The methods that are utilized in India are as a result of old civilizations which contribute to the water supply in remote regions.

We benefit a lot from rain water harvesting. By capturing, we decrease our dependence on the water storage compartments. Thus, there will be no need to enlarge the dams or construct others. You will also not be affected by the sudden shortage of water supply that takes place more often. It is economical to yields your own water as you will save on the water charges. It is also cheap to yield comparing to digging a well. It takes a lot equipment cost and labor to dig a well. Yielding rainfall reduces the chances of floods erupting towards the homesteads. It is safe for the environment. By sparing more water on the landscape the better it will be for the living creatures. This is because when people use water from rivers and lakes it destructs the eco system.

The harvested rain fall is more suitable to plants than the municipal water. This is because the rainwater has not been deprived of any minerals through chemicals. This is why plants respond well to rain water. It is also safe for human consumption. All you need is just purification. Purchasing drinking water is quite expensive and damaging to the environment due to the plastic bottles. The overall cost of energy is reduced. A lot of electricity is consumed when pumping and cleansing water. Through rain water harvesting, all these expenses are cut down. Rainfall causes soil erosion. By capturing the rain fall you avoid the showers from flowing down into the sewerage system and destroying the terrain.

How to do rainwater harvesting

The first thing you need to consider in constructing a harvest system is the collection area, storage devices and delivery system. The collection area is anywhere where the rain showers do not fall on the earth. It can include the roof of your house. You need to find out how to do rainwater harvesting by discovering the amount of water that your roof can capture and how much water you need. A farmer who is located in an arid area with a large landscape of plants will need more water compared with own who has a small vegetable yard. The more drums that you have the more rainfall you will capture.

The delivery system is composed of the gutters and downspouts. They are located along the rim of the top. The material can be plastic or aluminum of which it is not relevant. However, the size does matter. They have to be broad in order to accommodate the water flowing off the rooftop. The common size of gutters is five or six inches in terms of broadness. A gutter of five inches will need a downspout of three inches whereas the one for six inches will need a downspout for four inches. The delivery system is also composed of filters. This is important as it will prevent debris from blocking the downspout. If you are located in a place where insects are common it is advisable to use a fine-mesh aluminum filter. This is to avoid the insects from standing on the water in the drum.

The storage devices can either be containers or drums. You also have the option of constructing your own. In either ways, the main aim is to ensure that they are located appropriately. It is good to place it near the place where water is needed most. Dig a three inches extent and broadness of your cinder block bottom. Put gravel in the area up to a level of a third of it. This is so as to make sure your foundation is water-free all the time by flattening the cinder blocks. The more you raise the drums the better because you will get more pressure while tapping the water. Sometimes rainfall can be excess and the drums will overflow. The gravel beneath the cinder blocks will redirect the water from the bottom.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

How solar energy can reduce energy consumption for your weekend bungalow.

Solar energy refers to energy derived from the radiation of the sun. This energy is abundant, clean, sustainable and renewable is converted to thermal and electric energy (light homes, heat water and electricity). Use of skylights in home construction has helped to bring in more light into the interior rooms thereby reducing energy expenditure. Being renewable means that it will be used for many years. It's a fact that the energy from the sun to the Earth for one hour can meet the global energy needs for almost one year. Research shows that almost 86% of the world's main energy consumption is derived from fossil fuels which are non-renewable since they take hundreds of years to decompose. When burnt, these fossil fuels produce carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxides, and many toxic gases that contribute to the Global warming. In some places, people experience acid rain which is as a result of these compounds. It's for this reason that on 25th September 2015, world leaders met to commit to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals which addresses on the need to have affordable and clean energy. As a result, most of the governments have introduced cheap credits and sponsorship to encourage investment in solar and other clean systems of energy. More than two-thirds of India's population is exposed to high percentage of indoor pollination caused by biomass smoky stoves and the energy prices are continuously growing since they are not able to meet the demand. For this reason, solar energy is continuously gaining ground. Solar energy technology advancement is shifting the focus from unhealthy world of darkness to a healthy world filed with hope. Solar panels are easy to install, reliable and require little maintenance. The panels create electricity in very few millimetres. 

The technology used to generate both heat and electricity is different and there are currently two types of systems. These are:

a) Solar Thermal Heating - This is a technology used to warm domestic water from the sun's radiation. Flat plate collectors are preferred because they are cheap. The pipes placed underneath the flat metal sheet run the hated water to a household storage cylinder for use.

b) Solar Photo-voltaic Panels - The panels placed on the roof convert light from the sun to electricity for domestic use. Any unused energy is transferred back to the grid or stored to batteries if installed. Fixed panels are cheaper than tiles.

Benefits of using solar energy
1. Reduces electricity bills - Solar energy helps to meet some of the energy needs e.g. heating water and home lighting, automatically reducing the energy bills. You will make money from the reduced electricity bills and the extra funds can be invested elsewhere.

2. Increases Home value - A home improvement increases the overall value and this is a case when you install solar panels. They make the home more attractive to potential buyers.

3. Solar energy is free and abundantly found. Its availability makes it more popular than the other sources of energy.

4. Green houses usage - Solar energy is converted by green plants to chemical energy to make food and fossil fuels through a process known as photosynthesis.

5. Heat from the solar energy panels can be used to heat water, dry or pasteurize food.

6. Solar energy is non pollutant and therefore recognized as the future alternative source of energy which will help to reduce the effects of global warming brought about by use of fossil fuels.

7. Solar panels require little maintenance because the batteries do not need water or other regular services and they last for long hence no recurrent costs.

8. Solar energy is environmentally friendly.

Challenges of using Solar energy
1. It cannot be created at night. The power generation is reduced on a cloudy day or when the sun is not at an optimal angle and this is caused by the fact that most of these solar panels are in a fixed location.

2. Today's solar panels are yet to convert the sun’s rays to electricity to their maximum. Research shows that the most efficient panels only manage 20% of the ray’s conversion.


Technology is at an advanced stage and soon solar energy will have a variety of uses including heating water for commercial or industrial use. The sun unlike the fossil fuels is here to stay giving us clean and reusable energy and this can help us to be less dependent on the non-renewable and costly sources of energy.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

How to design a house with proper Light and Ventilation?

How to design a house with proper Light and Ventilation? 10 Design ideas which can be incorporated during House Planning.


A sustainable house design can not only have accomplished building materials and layout of the building but it also needs to have good amount of professionalism offered towards achieving maximum satisfaction from the targeted design which has proper consideration for light and ventilation. In order to come up with a good house plan, you will need to put a certain amount of consideration as well as number of features to look out for in order to ensure that you attain proper lighting and ventilation within the houses. 
Among the many tips to look out for in order to make a proper plan for a house would include the following ten features to achieve proper ventilation and lighting:

1.The building Layout
The layout of the building would be in such a way that it should direct the right amount of sun light into the house providing just enough amount of heat to keep the house warm during coolers seasons and at the same time not being too hot during the warmer seasons. Different design layouts for the building would provide different methods of keeping the house cool and fresh. This is by applying different ventilation techniques purely depending on the design sensibility for the house.

2. Window design
The design and layout of the windows are aimed at letting in as much amount of natural light as possible thereby enhancing proper illumination internally. This is a great way of letting in energy free and cost effective day light into the house. This helps in reducing the overall electricity consumption costs for the house.

3. Shading
A proper house plan should include the construction of a house in an area that has a large amount of shade. Shades would help in preventing the entry of direct sunlight into the room or building. By doing so you will enable fresh cool air to go through the room keeping it well ventilated.

4. Insulation
Insulation of the whole house is a great way of keeping your house well ventilated at the same time maintaining proper lighting. This also includes the insulation of the windows to regulate the amount of light and heat that is coming within the house. This would assist you in saving costs associated with heating the room at night when it is very cold.

5.Thermal mass
The quality of air inside the house can be regulated by installing insulators or thermal mass gadgets which help in improving the cycle of air inside the house by maintaining an even temperature.

6. Ventilation
With proper ventilation for your house, you will be able to allow and encourage free air circulation into and out of the room. This means all the warm air within the room will easily be directed outside while cool air from outside would come in and fill the vacuum.

7. Interior ventilation
It is not only the outer features and designs that will help you make sure you keep the right amount of light or air circulation in check, the interior design is also an important factor in all this. The bathroom and kitchen for example are the main sources of heat and moisture within the house. Therefore these two spaces requires proper placement in the floor plan layout for proper ventilation and also to ensure that these are directed outside the house.

8. Structural ventilation
There is the possibility of moisture roasting and rotting inside your house. In order to prevent this from happening, you will need to have adequate ventilation in the basement or in the upper elevation to take away the hot air within the room which rises up. This is very important to be considered while the building plan is been worked out.

9.Roof ventilation
If there is sloping roof designed for the house, then there needs to be enough cut-outs/ pockets through which there can be cross ventilation of breeze through the house. As we know well that cold air settles down in a room and hot air rises up so we need to have proper outlets to let this hot air escape to the external atmosphere. This can only be achieved at the design stage so it becomes an important element to consider.

10. Foundation ventilation
In case you have unfinished basement or a house on sloping contoured site then you probably need extra vents which can ventilate this space and not allow it to be dumped with dirt or so.


It is therefore very important that you involve qualified architect to design your house who can take care of all these features. Absence of proper light and ventilation is something you will realize when the construction is complete and your life’s investment has been spent, so it’s better to invest wisely along with an architect who has a vision to take care of these features. 

Monday, 21 September 2015

We are refreshing our designs .......HomePlansIndia.com

Our designs have worked well for most people in India over 4 yrs, but now with newer and more modern technologies at our disposal we are offering our clients much more options to make a selection and purchase of a house plans and design from us. 

First - Make a bucket list of your wishes for your house plan
Bucket List for House Plan

Second - Write the house basic information
A. Size of plot
B. No floors
C. Total area of the house










Third - Search our site for the house plan which fits your requirement. 
Option 1 - Either yourself


Option 2 - By sending us your requirement by email.




Fourth - Once shortlisted do have almost of atleast 3 to 4 house plans of your choice and then rate them as per your interest and choice and design. 



Fifth - Once finalised purchase the same by placing an order online. The varied modes of payment make it a almost a child's play.

Option 1 - Pay in Indian Rupees for making online purchase with credit card, debit card, net banking, etc.

Option 2 - Pay in USD for making online purchase with your credit card, debit card, etc.

Option 3 - Place an order online and we will send you drawings by courier and make a cash on delivery.

With so much that can be done online, there's seems to be no end to. We do really hope and wish our clients the best in there search for the best dream home. If you still feel you need a more custom house plans then we are really here to make the same for you. Do send your queries to us at homeplasnind@gmail.com




Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Advantages of Green Roof for new Bungalow Designs in 2015

A decade ago we will not be talking about Green Roofs Design and incorporation in Bungalows or House Designs in India, but today with wide spread awareness about usage of green building designs and material usage, Green roofs are becoming prominent. What exactly is a green roof? Why suddenly everybody is talking about it, its advantages and being thing of the time. Green roofs are the rooftop of any building which is partially or completely covered with healthy vegetation which thrives under good sunlight and water. 
This is made possible by using a medium (like soil) for growing grass, flower plans and other varieties of vegetation which does need good amount of ambient sunlight. These are planted on top of a waterproofing membrane which is laid to slope on the terraces slab so that the slope directs the rain water or excess water towards the designated gutter locations on the terrace.  






In order to enjoy the benefits of these roofing materials in their bungalows, home owners must incorporate green roofs for there news bungalow design while it is still being designed. As architects we like to say, " take 100% decisions on paper than at actual construction site as the former is far cheaper and less time consuming than the latter. Our online architectural design firm HomeplansIndia.com is capable of drawing eco home designs in India. 

The following are the advantages of having a green roof for your new Bungalow Design:

1. Increases the Home Resale Value
Resale value is the amount of money for which an existing home can be sold at a later date. The installation of the green roof usually increases this amount considering the facts that the benefits that such roofs confer to the home owners far exceed those that traditional roofs do. This leads to increased profits for home owners. 

2. Reduction of Noise
The extra vegetation that is found on the roof tops usually absorbs extra sound from the surrounding areas of the home from such sources as animals, people, vehicles, and aircrafts. This makes the interior of such homes more quiet and habitable than ordinary housing facilities. 

3. Reduction of Electro-magnetic Radiation
The world is awash with numerous devices that emit electromagnetic radiation. These include mobile devices, medical equipment, and natural phenomena such as lightning e.t.c. These radiations do pose certain risks to humans such as cancer, cell mutation e.t.c. Green roofs reduce to a considerable extent the severity of these radiation which consequently diminish the potential harm they pose to man. 

4. Prevention of Fire Outbreaks
Green roofs have less burning heat load i.e. the quantity of heat generated when a substance burns as compared to traditional roofing materials. They therefore reduce to a greater extent the possibility of fire outbreaks, or in the event of such outbreaks, their severity. They therefore make buildings much safe and habitable for occupants. 

5. Increases Durability of Roofs
These roofing materials do reduce the exposure of the waterproofing membranes to the elements of weather such as rainfall, excess sunshine, large temperature fluctuations, and ultra violet radiation which most often than not predispose the roofing materials to micro-tearing, corrosion and other dangers. Consequently, they increase the overall lifespan of roofs which translates into less maintenance costs for home owners. 

6. Energy Efficient
These roofing materials reduce to a considerable extent the amount of energy that is required to moderate the temperature of the interior of buildings especially in times of extreme heat such as summer or extreme cold such as winter times. This is due to the fact that they trap in lots of heat during the winter months and absorb less heat in summer as compared to conventional roofing materials. This leads to greatly reduced energy costs for the home owners. Energy efficient house design is all that are necessary to take advantage of this benefit. 

Maintenance

These roofs need bit of a technical detailing and execution at site, but once if they are done well then they should not pose any threat. Do check the above schematic sketch to explain a working or construction of a green roof. 

Conclusion

The benefits of green roofs to the home owners cannot in anyway be underestimated. Any serious home owner cannot therefore afford to ignore them in their general home design. 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

What are the different Stages of House Construction in India

Understanding the different stages of house construction from excavation to finishing is vital if you want to ensure you are en sync with the construction process. In this article we will look over the 12 stages of house building in India - from the start of house construction to the moment you receive the keys to your new home.

1. Site Preparation
The start of house construction begins with the preparation and clearing of the site. If necessary you may also need to carry out some earth moment and levelling at this time. Once the site is clear, levelled and ready you and the builder will stake out the floor plan on site. This will be the first time you experience the floor plan in reality rather than on paper - a truly wonderful moment!

2. Floor Slab
The next stage of house construction will be to install the main concrete floor slab. Foundations will be dug, caged and poured as per your structural engineers specifications and any “in slab” plumbing will be laid out. Once the foundations and plumbing are ready the main concrete floor slab will be poured.

3. Framing - Walls & Roof Structure
After the slab is cured work will begin on the main structure of the house, this is one of the most exciting stages of house building. In India there are many different methods of construction available and this stage will vary slightly depending on your particular method of house construction: timber, brick, concrete, steel etc. However the basic principle for this stage is the same - you will see the walls of your house rise from the slab and appear for the first time in front of your eyes.

4. Roofing
Once the construction of the walls and roof structure is complete the roof will be installed and made waterproof.

5. External Finishes
Depending on your type of house construction method, the exterior walls will now be finished. If your house has a solid wall construction such as block, brick or concrete this will typically involve rendering and painting the external walls. If you have a light framed structure such as wood or steel this will involved cladding and insulating the structure with your chosen material such as wooden planks or grp panels.

6. Windows & Doors
Now that heavy site work has finished it is safe to install the windows and external doors. This makes the building fully watertight and protected from the elements allowing the builders to start construction on the internal areas of the building which now follow such as electrical work, plumbing and finishing.

7. Rough Ins
Electricians and plumbers will install the required electrical cables and pipes. This stage of house construction is known as “roughing in” as they wont connect the cables or pipes to live sources until later in the construction process. Once they return they will
connect switches, power outlets and lights, but for now they will leave the cables and pipes protruding from walls, ready to be completed later in the process.

8. Internal Finishes
Now that the cables and pipes are installed work will begin on the non structural internal walls, internal wall finishes and floor finishes. This will include plastering, painting, tiling and the installation of finished floors.

9. Carpentry
During this stage of house construction carpenters will work on the installation of any built in furniture such as kitchen cabinets and bedroom closets. Things like skirting boards and door and window trims are also added at this time.

10. FF&E Fit Out
Fixtures, Fittings and Equipment (FF&E as it’s known in the trade) is the last major stage of house construction. Your electrician will come back and install your chosen lights, switches and power outlets and make the system live. Your plumber will return and install any faucets, sinks, toilets, showers and other wet systems. Finally you will receive delivery of other large appliances such as fridges, cookers and washing machines which will be installed by your builder.

11. Practical Completion
We are now at the stage of “practical completion” where your house is essentially complete. You will tour the property with the builder and make a final inspection to ensure everything has been built as agreed and the builder has completed work as agreed in the construction contract. This is your final chance to discuss any issues and have them addressed by the builder.

12. Handover
This is the moment you have been waiting for! It will seem like a long time since the start of house construction. The builder will hand you the keys to your new home after addressing the issues you raised during the “practical completion” tour.

Conclusion
So there you have it, the 12 stages of house building in India. We hope you now have a better understanding of house construction from excavation to finishing.
Remember that this is a general guide to house construction. We are a big country and the stages of house building in India will vary regionally. The method and material of house construction,as well as the builders preference may effect the order of construction.

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