Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Steps in Building a House

Suppose that you plan to build a house this year. The first thing that you need to do is buying a land. The house should be constructed according to the condition of the land.

When you have known the size of the land, and its contour the next step is making the house plan. There are a number of technical drawings which you and designer need to make for constructing the house. Some of them are floor plan, foundation plan, roof plan, ceiling plan, front and side elevations. You also need to have such drawings as electrical and pipe installations for your house.DSC00401.JPG

A floor plan can tell us the size of each room, the number of tiles and also the height of a floor compared to other floor in different rooms.

The foundation plan can tell us the length of the foundation which is important for the calculation of stones, sand, and steel rod materials for the house foundation.

When they are being made, make sure that the house materials that you are going to use are the natural ones. Avoid using materials that are not produced locally. Sometimes, people use pre-fabricated materials because its price is cheaper or stronger. For instance, pre-pressed wall is stronger and lighter than the brick wall that is constructed manually. Failing to plan is planning to fail. So, if you want your house to be comfortable and safe to live, plan it well before building it. by Charles Roring in Manokwari, Indonesia

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