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Architecture Tips….

Identify who will be the primary contact with the architect, contractor, and others involved
in designing and building your project. It is good to have one point of contact to prevent
confusion and mixed messages.

 Involving an architect early on in a project can actually save you time and money. They will
offer you a range of options and discuss with you the most economic and appropriate design
for your requirements.

 Even on small projects, such as a kitchen extension or an attic conversion, working with an
architect can make a big difference, as they will find solutions that will realise the full
potential of your home.

 Upgrading of windows to improve the thermal performance and reduce heat loss, also
known as U-values. For example, upgrading an existing sunroom or conservatory with triple
glazing can ensure that it can be used all-year- round.

 Remodelling your home for better orientation to benefit from light. Your architect may
recommend changes to the layout or opening up a south-facing wall to benefit from
sunlight, also known as passive solar gain.

 Make sure that the property is sufficiently open to receives the natural light. Ask your
architect to give options and costings for access to more sunlight such as larger windows,
roof lights and sun-rooms.

 Make sure that the house a Protected Structure and get the advice of a Conservation
Architect if you are planning any changes

 First floor rooms can be more than just bedrooms. Using a bright upstairs room in winter
might be just the thing to help you through dark days.

 Upgrading of windows to improve the thermal performance and reduce heat loss, also
known as U-values. For example, upgrading an existing sunroom or conservatory with triple
glazing can ensure that it can be used all-year- round.

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Traditional Kerala Houses….

Traditional Kerala Houses….

Kerala style of architecture is unique in India, in its striking contrast to Dravidian architecture which is normally practiced in other parts of South India. The architecture of Kerala has been influenced by Dravidian and Indian Vedic architectural science (Vaastu Shashtra) over two millennium. The architectural style has evolved from Kerala’s peculiar climate and long history of influences of its major maritime trading partners like Chinese, Arabs and Europeans.

 

Traditional style homes combine practicality and accessibility with a classic look. Traditional houses of Kerala build with the based on the principle of Thatchu shashtra (Science of carpentry) and Vaasthu shashtra (science of architecture and construction). Normally houses were constructed facing the east and locally available materials.

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7 Tips for Your Dream Home

7 Tips for Your Dream Home

The process of building a dream home is very complex and difficult task. The first thing in building a home is selecting a lot and lots of preparation. The land has to be cleared of trees and brush and graded to ensure a level building area. You’ll want to have a sense of what the end result should be and how much it’ll cost, having a seasoned and experienced guide show you the way will likely mean a more enjoyable, more enriching.

Let’s look at the steps, in chronological order, involved in creating a home.

  1. Set goals.Creating a new home for yourself is all about setting goals and taking the steps to achieve those goals. Goal setting requires satisfying both left- and right-brain activities. So your list of goals will include two sides: a practical, and an emotional each is important, and each needs to be recognized so that the end result will reflect a totality.
  • Where do you want to be?
  • What will this cost?
  •  Can it really be achieved?
  1. Establish a budget. When making your budget, of course you’ll begin with what you can afford, and how the cost of your house fits in with your overall plans for the future. It includes everything that will go into the project: the cost of the land, local fees and taxes, design and engineering fees, construction of not just the home but the landscape, plus furniture and decorating.

  1. Find some land — or a neglected older house.  Where do you want to be? How do you want to live? What are you looking for? The point is, find a spot on the globe that you can claim as your own and build what will be a home.
  1. Assemble a team.Assembling a team of true professionals is the better approach. An architect and a builder, these people will act as a guide, therapist, advocate and counselor throughout the journey that creating your home. And, as with all good professionals, the right guide can ensure that the journey is all the more enjoyable.

  1. Plan.Knew the importance of planning the project in detail before starting to build.
  1. Accept the inevitable. You’ve made the plans, gotten the permits and secured the money; now the only thing left to do is build your house. It should all come together as smooth as silk, easy and right.  My advice is to stay calm, keep your sense of humour and work with your team to address the issue.

     7. Enjoy your new home. Discover how this place gives shape to your life and allows you to               become the person you want to be. It’s the place you get to call home and make uniquely yours.

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Best-Selling House Plans

An architect is someone who plans, designs, and reviews the construction of buildings. To practice architecture means to provide services in connection with the design of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings, that have as their principal purpose human occupancy or use.

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