BUILDING PERMIT IN PANCHAYATH AREA
I am Esan from Malappuram district residing in panchayath area.I am making an house now in finishing stage.I did not apply for building permit yet.what is the formalities to get it?
Expecting your kind help
As per present Building rules,for commencement of building construction,you do not have to get prior permission or permit from Panchayath by submitting plan of the house.But construction will have to be done as per Building rules of Kerala
You can now approach Panchayath for getting building no.If there is any violation of building rules,you may have to correct those mistakes
SOILD CONCRETE BLOCKS and PREMIX PLASTERING
Sub: Premix Plastering.
My house construction almost done (second floor concrete done) 2900 sq. feet, now in the plastering stage. So I would like to know about new premix plastering system. Is it cost effective and what is the advantages and disadvantages?
Also we have used solid bricks for our first floor as non availability of the Vettukallu. but, there is talk that the solid bricks are not good for house construction, please advise. Is there any disadvantages with that?
Thanks and regards,
There is nothing wrong in using premixed plastering material.But cost may work out to be higher.
Solid concrete bocks are manufactured using 1/4 inch metal,M sand and cement.If manufactured using hydraulic pressing and if materials in correct mixing is used for manufacture,there cannot be anything wrong with solid concrete bocks when compared to brick.Also being concrete material proper water curing before construction has to be taken care of.Vettukallu is not that good for building construction except in case you get very good quality material (mostly available only in northern Kerala).It has a tendency to get deteriorated by pests.
House Construction with Rs.8 lakhs
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. I have 3 cent house in Pandanad.I want to use the space with maximum utilisation and the budget is around 8 lakhs.Planning for an interlock construction.Please reply me
You can build a house with Rs.8 lakhs.But try to get professional design and guidance so that an experienced professional can help you get maximum facilities within your budget limitations.
CHECKING PLAN PREPARED FOR HOUSE
Dear sir ,
Please find the attached pdf file of my house plan,
Please check the room setout is as per Vasthu.
My main Gate of plot from southeast .and how much will be the cost for this house
On quick checking following are the defects
1.For East facing house,Car porch,Main door and Gate should come at Northern half of the frontage
2.North East is Esaana Konam ideal for Pooja and not for Kitchen.There is no need to put Kitchen in the front side and create inconvenience.For this house,better keep Kitchen at North West as Agnikonam (South East) is also in the front side
Light and Ventilation in dining area is poor owing to placing Stair close to light passage wall thereby preventing light and ventilation to that space
As per Vasthu Master bed room should come at South west.But this is far away from Kitchen which will be inconvenient
There are several inner spaces like Foyer,Wash which are completely dark during day time without light and ventilation.A good Architect would have avoided such dark spaces
In view of the above I feel a total revision of plan is required before going in to Construction
PLOT WITH LESS WIDTH(FRONTAGE)
I have plot with 7.5 cent in Thalasseri municipality. plot width 8.20 meter and length 38 meter.with small house, now i want re-construct the house, side of residence there is small foot path with foot path with drainage,
Can you help me about this matter,
Hope hear from you soon!
It is always better to get a plot with wider frontage or width of the plot for construction.Here even though plot has a depth of 38M,it has only 8.2M width with a private road on one side.As per KBR you will have to leave 2M clearance on the side having private road and 1M clearance on the other side leaving only 5.2M width for construction
To give a proper advice,I may have to visit site.Try to get the matter clarified with your local authority office or by a qualified experienced professional in your area
IS THERE NO LOW COST CONSTRUCTION?
When I discussed about construction of house with some of my colleagues, i understand that low cost houses and modern houses doesn't make significant difference money-wise. I just dropped my plan and shall contact you if i need any assistance.
Look.Everybody claims to be an expert in house construction and people are ready to accept opinion of any one as “ expert” opinion!
Quite a few years back,renowned Architect Mr.Larry Baker(who lived and worked In Kerala) introduced a low cost building concept where saving material even at the cost of increasing labour was considered 'Low cost".That low cost model is no more low cost as labour has become costly in Kerala
But appropriate design and careful selection of material and labour with professional guidance can bring down cost of construction and it can give you better utility for space in building.It also can avoid wastages in construction which is the major cost of cost increase.
So, low cost construction is still very much valid.But you should be willing to have services of an expert from beginning to end of house design and construction.