I started constructing the house based on an architect design and asari's correction
But now many were saying NE corner for kitchen not good for kitchen and south toilet on North facing house also not good
Construction nearly completing , attached here is the plan , of Ground floor as well as first floor
Can i correct anything on this by extending or building separate kitchen etc.?
For North facing house,you have to keep positions of living spaces as given below:
1.Kitchen at South East,cooking facing east
2.Master Bed room at South west.Keep head towards south while sleeping
3.Pooja at North east
4.No toilets at South East,North east and South west corners
Where is the construction site?
What stage is construction?
If required I can visit site and suggest suitable corrections
Construction of house at Cochin
We have a plot near Azad rd. approx. 6 cents, where we are planning to build an apartment.
In the mean time kindly give me a clarification on the following points.
- Do u build house as per vasthu shastra?
- Do u take undertake construction works?
- Can u give some reference of your works done in town.
We design house as per Vasthu
We take up complete construction of house from design to finish including interior wood work and landscaping in a professional manner with transparent billing methods using latest technology
Nearer to Azad road at Kaloor,Cochin,we have designed and built a three story office cum residence for a sitting Judge of High court at Shenoy Road and for a Retired Judge of High Court at Kaloor Kathrikkadavu Road.
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Checking Plan of house
the attached plan and other details are submitting for you kind consideration. i request your valuable opinion in the following matters.
1.whether a first floor can be constructed on the present building-building strength,foundation etc.
2.is any vasthu based problems are there in the present plan? if so how can it be rectified?
3.a staircase is there on the northern side of the building and ends at the backside. at the time of constructing first floor, i prefer to dismantle it & construct a new one from inside the building by extending the building to a little bit towards the back side. is it possible? is any vasthu problem will be there with regard to total calculation?
4..the building is in an 8 cent plot & we have an external toilet at the south west part of the plot.
5.the building is facing the east. but the steps are towards north.
6. inside the house,the internal toilet and gas stove are in a straight line across the building.
7.i need 3 more spacious bedrooms and a hall in the first floor. a detailed plan,estimate are requested from you with elevation considering all above matters and if needed with internal rearrangement of ground floor.the top of the first floor should be flat.Presently i have a solar water heater.that also should be accommodated.
expecting an early reply,
1.Whether first floor can be constructed or not can be checked only after checking at site foundation and soil conditions
2.Vasthu aspects can be checked only if direction facing the house and positions of roads near site are known
3.Adding Stair case to existing building-site inspection required to comment
4.Toilet at South west corner is harmful as per Vasthu
5.There is nothing wrong in North facing steps,though steps are better with climbing from west to east and from north to south
6.In this specific case,a site visit is required before plan for extension can be made and Estimate comes only after finalising plan of house
BUILDING HOUSE BELOW HIGH TENSION ELECTRIC LINES
Dear Thomas Sir;
I read many of your very informative postings and found it very helpful. I request you to please look into my below query and give me your valued advise.
I am having a plot of 12 cents in Meenachil Panchayat near Pala. It is not a square plot but a rectangular with an approximate width of 30 m. Front side is facing a local panchayath road and one side is private road. there is an high tension line (220KV tower type) passing just behind the plot but I could see houses directly below it. The distance from main road is approximately 700m.
My maximum budget including all development expenses (raw plot to completed house with boundary wall and a well) is 25 Lac. Will it be possible to construct a house with following requirements with this budget?
3 bedrooms of reasonable size
A store room+work area
Using good (not best available) quality material.
Or is it wise to sell the plot (I purchased it for about 15.5 Lac) and buyer readily available one I checked few with a budget of 40 Lac but are made with very low quality material and wood.
Do you have any body working for you near Pala who can visit the plot?
As per present cost indications(which are likely to go up in coming days),you may be able to complete house at a guess estimate cost of Rs.25 lakhs
Staying below 220 KV line is not healthy due to high inductive field which will form around it
Every contractor and builder design and build houses in his own way and no one bothers to do good quality construction with professional design,supervision and professional standards in Kerala.
All that contractors look for is increase of profit in spite of continuous input cost increases and owner of the house simply look for contractor who offers lowest rate at the time of commencement of construction.If contractor ask for extra charges ,owner has no problems! Both owner and contractor do not bother about final cost figures! At that point owner will be anxious to finish construction some how and contractor will be looking for ways to extract maximum profits.This is continuously happening all over Kerala and still people try to keep professional Architects/Engineers away thinking that they will increase cost of construction! In reality,they will save lakhs of your hard earned money.
Renovation of house
WHILE CHECKING FOR THE RENOCATION OF MY EXISTING HOUSE ,I SAW THE SITE.
WE HAD A HOUSE IN MANANTHAVADY WAYANAD DISTRICT. FULLY COMPLETED ONE. NOW WE WANT TO RENOVATE THE BATHROOMS AND THE FLOOR TILES ,KITCHEN AND TO FURNISH THE HOUSE. FIRST I WANT TO KNOW U HAD ANY WORK IN WAYANAD, SECOND ABOUT THE TIMING, BECAUSE WE ARE IN ABU DHABI, WE WANT TO ARRANGE EVERYTHING WHAT WE NEEDED AND THEN EXICUTE THE WORK WITHIN TINE.
INTERIOR DESIGN CAN COMPLETE LATER.
IF U ARE ABLE TO GIVE A PROPER ADVICE, THEN I WILL SEND THE PLAN AND THE IDEAS .
I AM WAITING FOR UR ADVICE AND VALUABLE SUGGSTION.
MRS. LISY ANTONY.
Mananthavady is a bit far from Cochin.But still we can consider working on remodeling of your house
Basically every one should understand that remodeling and renovation is not an easy task.New construction is always better and cheaper.For new construction,it is possible to estimate cost expected if not fully correct but to a great extent.For remodeling work as we go on dismantling portions of building and remove portions of built up work,new problems crop up.Unless you are willing to go for remodeling at any cost,do not attempt it.Most of the people attempt to remodeling thinking that it will be cheaper.
Again for remodeling work you cannot simply get contractors to get work done as you feel good enough.Always ensure that you get expert professional assistance continuously from beginning to end of remodeling work.No contractor can tell you exact cost of remodeling work in advance even though you will insist on getting a cost indication before engaging a contractor for work.If contractor need the work,he will give some cost indication.If that indication give him good profit,he will keep quiet.Otherwise he will start asking for extras!
Please permit me to introduce myself Biju George living in Ernakulum Dist. My building construction is on progress and I have searching materials for flooring. I have go through your blogs and really useful and informatics. I have severe problem in leg and I can’t bear the cold. So I have search the material suitable for the living style.
Please permit me to share my idea as follow
1 Complete Granite except bathroom
2 Sit out , Foyer, Stair, kitchen are granite, bathrooms tiles & bedrooms and dinning with clay tile
Your advice is very valuable for me to choose the correct materials,
Thanking you and looking forward from hear you,
Do not go for Marble or Granite for flooring.Basically these are negative energy materials.When you walk on them with bare foot,or lie down on floor your body heat is taken away by these materials making you feel bad.These are also highly slippery in nature and thus can cause you damages due to slipping.Cost wise using granite will be as costly as going for teak wood flooring which will be good for your health.
There are much more cheaper anti skid tiles with attractive designs manufactured by almost all tile manufacturers.Better go for it
Clay tiles are good excluding Kitchen and other high traffic areas.But now it is getting difficult to get due to non availability of clay.Most of the clay tile factories in Kerala are either closed or closing due to non availability of clay soil