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How much does it cost to build a Compound Wall?

Masonary Compound Wall

Compound wall provides aesthetic appearance, privacy and security to your property. It prevents movements of unwanted objects in your property. It separates your property from neighbor’s property and gives a perfect demarcation to your property. Types of compound walls There are different types of compound walls on the basis of appearance and construction material used. …

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Why are High Rise Structures constructed in AAC blocks, but not bricks (Red clay/fly ash)?

Why AAC blocks are preferred by builders rather than Red clay bricks

Advantages to Builders: AAC blocks are very light as compared to Flyash and Red clay bricks. AAC blocks (density 550-600 Kg/cum) are roughly one third the weight of the Red clay / fly ash bricks (1800 Kg/cum). The lesser unit weight helps reduce the dead weight of structure, thereby reducing the steel consumption in high …

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How much hacking is required in 1 Square meter Area before plaster?

Hacking of Concrete

What is Hacking in Construction? Hacking refers striking of surfaces such as RCC walls, columns, beams, slabs etc., with a chisel to dent the surface inroder to create a proper mechanical bond with cement mortar/plaster/plaster of pairs applied on it. Why is Hacking important? Since concrete finished surface is smooth, plastering materials would not bond …

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How to add a Vintage Touch to your Home

“The essence of interior design will always be about people and how they live”. This popular saying by Albert Hadley stands true, even today. Some people might have a flair for modern designs with a minimalistic plan whereas others might feel that vintage décor is more subtle and simplistic. However, both the design types are …

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Stylish Vessel (Counter-Top) Sinks for your House

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Adorable furniture makes adorable homes. And the same goes for fixtures, right? Go for the correct fixtures and your space can be completely transformed. One such amazing fixture is vessel sink (Counter-Top), which you might definitely have spotted in magazines and catalogues. Probably you have mixed feelings on seeing one, probably you like them or …

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Brick Flooring : Advantages and Disadvantages

quite pocket friendly brick flooring

Bricks have been in use since the Harappan Civilization, rather even before that! Bricks are one of the most common building materials in the world today – both in exterior as well as interior elements. We generally associate brickwork to walls. What if we suggest you to go for brick floor installation for your house? …

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In which conditions should we design the concrete instead of using nominal concrete mix proportions?

Concrete Mix Design

Concrete mix design is a process of determining the right quality materials and their relative proportions to prepare concrete of desired fresh and hardened properties ,like workability, setting time,strength,durability etc . Nominal mix design concrete are prepared by approximate proportioning of cement, sand and aggregate (generally volume batching,no weigh batching) to obtain target compressive strength. …

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