Home Construction

This section provides step-by-step construction guidelines for a home construction project. After you go through the articles, you will be able to save around 10% on your construction project. Here you will find solution of all the commonly faced problems during a construction project. Read construction tips, raw material purchasing guidelines, architectural plans, construction cost estimator and articles such as how to make environment friendly house, How to hire a professional contractor and architect, Home construction pictures, design ideas, guidelines for plumbing & electrical work etc.
Browse topics in home construction
Start Construction
Raw Material
Brick Walls, Pillars and Structure
Drainage , Sanitary System and Plumbing
Wiring and Electrical fitting
Finishing
Flooring
Paint
Doors
Windows
Safety
Security
.
Advantages
Advantages of Kota Stone Flooring
Kota stone flooring is a subtle blend of grandeur and luxury giving the interior and exterior a gorgeous look.......
Read more >>
Brass
Brass Doors
Brass doors are very popular for Georgian and Victorian types of architecture in ancient buildings. Today brass doors are higly demanded types of doors because they can also be used in modern interiors by combining steel and copper in doors.They look lavish, royal but expensive.
Read more >>
More in Home Construction >>
Do you want to build /remodel your home in budget?
Select for which you need an estimate
Built Area (in sqft.)
Get Started
( This gives you a basic estimates as per indian construction.)
Scroll down to read construction article
Start Construction
Protect
Protect Your Family from Dust
By: Priti Arora - On 2/12/2009 - 10373 View(s) - 2 Comment(s)
Take utmost care to avoid dust during day long activities else the dust causes asthmatic problems to your lungs.
Read more >>
More on Start Construction
More in Start Construction >>
 
Raw Material
Purchasing
Purchasing Guidelines for Timber
By: Gunjan Utraja - On 5/25/2010 - 86541 View(s) - 52 Comment(s)
Timber should be of first grade and be free from decay, fungal growth, boxed heart, pitch pocket or streaks on the split
Read more >>
More on Raw Material
More in Raw Material >>
 
Brick Walls, Pillars and Structure
Brick
Brick Work
By: Gunjan Utraja - On 5/26/2010 - 103742 View(s) - 27 Comment(s)
Brick work is an important part of construction work done with the help of bricks and cement mortar. It is done with different quality of bricks with different ratios of cement mortar according to the requirement.
Read more >>
More on Brick Walls, Pillars and Structure
More in Brick Walls, Pillars and Structure >>
 
Drainage , Sanitary System and Plumbing
How many fixing units can be connected to a building sewer?
 - On 6/28/2007 - 8491 View(s) - 3 Comment(s)
The diameter of soil and waste pipes should be based on fixing units...........
Read more >>
More on Drainage , Sanitary System and Plumbing
More in Drainage , Sanitary System and Plumbing >>
 
Wiring and Electrical fitting
Which are various brands of Electrical Materials?
 - On 6/30/2007 - 12730 View(s) - 1 Comment(s)
Brands of electrical materials-Cables-Skytone
Read more >>
More on Wiring and Electrical fitting
More in Wiring and Electrical fitting >>
 
Finishing
Thermal
Thermal Insulation of Home
By: Gunjan Utraja - On 5/4/2010 - 145833 View(s) - 51 Comment(s)
No one likes to work in an uncomfortable environment where the temperature is either too hot or too cold. It is important to make house comfortable as an insulated house is more comfortable as the temperature remains consistent over weather changes.
Read more >>
More on Finishing
More in Finishing >>
 
Flooring
What are the advantages and disadvantages of marble flooring?
By: Amit Hasija - On 3/23/2012 - 27446 View(s) - 3 Comment(s)
The marble flooring is more durable...
Read more >>
More on Flooring
More in Flooring >>
 
Paint
What are the advantages of doing POP (Plaster of Paris) before painting?
 - On 6/30/2007 - 8873 View(s) -  Comment(s)
Plaster of Paris (Pop) provides a thin and smooth finishing to a plastered wall.It needs to be applied first to provide smoothness and a solid surface for the painting.
Read more >>
More on Paint
More in Paint >>
 
Doors
What are various accessories recommended for wooden doors?
 - On 7/24/2007 - 4429 View(s) -  Comment(s)
Various accessories recommended for wooden doors are
Read more >>
More on Doors
More in Doors >>
 
Windows
What are the advantages and disadvantages of glass windows?
By: Priti Arora - On 2/25/2009 - 21660 View(s) - 3 Comment(s)
Glass windows offers superior Transparency has to be balanced with its relatively low R-value.
Read more >>
More on Windows
More in Windows >>
 
Safety
Protect
Protect your Home from Bugs
By: Priti Arora - On 9/27/2010 - 16183 View(s) - 3 Comment(s)
You can protect your home from bugs/insects which destroys domestic items, create unhygienic conditions and have adverse effect on the health of occupants of the house. This article tells you a few tips to protect your home from bugs/insects.
Read more >>
More on Safety
More in Safety >>
 
Security
Basic
Basic home security tips
By: Priti Arora - On 9/25/2010 - 18339 View(s) - 1 Comment(s)
We all know about them but we still fail to follow these safety tips. Here is a ready checklist of the do-es and don'ts for your home securtiy arrangements.
Read more >>
More on Security
More in Security >>
 
cost estimator
Related tips
  • Apply roof flashing technique to prevent water leakage from the roof.
  • Do not use defective or naked wires for electrical appliance in your bathroom.
  • Vastu suggests that Staircase be built in southern or western part of the office.