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Plinth : Importance & Ideal Height in Residential Buildings

Importance of Plinth Beam

Plinth beam is an RCC member which separates the Superstructure and the substructure and acts like a tie beam that keeps columns, walls Superstructure is a structure which lies above ground level that includes columns, beams, slabs, masonry walls etc., And, Substructure is a structure which lies below ground level includes foundation. Importance of plinth …

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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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House Painting (Internal & External) – Checks and Tips

Applying roof painting with roller brush

Painting can significantly enhance wide range of building functional characteristics. Painting offers shield from chemical attack, UV light, abrasion and other environmental factors such as extreme solar heat and moisture. Protective paint coatings are specially very effective in protecting houses. It is very important to choose exterior/interior paints that offers the level of protection anticipated. Painting …

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Earthing for Houses – Types & Methods of Earthing

Is Earthing Important in Houses

Electricity was an ever important discovery for mankind. Be it basic necessities to exquisite designs – electricity has a major role to play in every sphere of our lives. Several technological advancements in the type of appliances have come to the fore, and this keeps on increasing day after day. Electricity was born to serve …

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