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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2012, 11:02:32 AM »
Hi Murali,

Yes, new one are quite expensive but usually people use only old containers to make house/office. there are companies who do old container refurbishing and cut etc. also dont forget cost to transport to your farm, that would also be bit expensive but I guess looking at time and ready to use it may be worth and guess best feature would be ability to move your "house"if you feel like you wanted house at different location...

Hope it works

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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2012, 01:26:56 PM »
Hi Aditya,

Recently in Bangalore Mirror an article had come where in the guy has used containers for his house. It was expensive. You have rightly said, transporting them costs a bomb.

I wonder if a model exists that can be dismantled and rebuild at site. Weill make things pretty easier. These metro guys have all trucks, cranes etc at their disposal. Every time i see this, its at a different place.

Major hurdle you would be avoiding is the local masons etc. They are a pain.

Sintex has one, but costs a bomb.

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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2012, 06:20:02 PM »
On Tile roofing:

I have no first-hand experience of housing/buildings that have a traditional tile roof.

I would love to learn more about this, could anyone here comment on:

1. The maintenance aspect and longevity?

2. Expense, vis-a-vis concrete roofing and asbestos/corrugated powder coated sheets?

3. Safety - is gaining entry into a tile-roof home via the roof simply a matter of dislodging a few tiles?

4. Anything else of significance.

Thanks!

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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2012, 07:01:35 PM »
On Tile roofing:

I have no first-hand experience of housing/buildings that have a traditional tile roof.

I would love to learn more about this, could anyone here comment on:

1. The maintenance aspect and longevity?

2. Expense, vis-a-vis concrete roofing and asbestos/corrugated powder coated sheets?

3. Safety - is gaining entry into a tile-roof home via the roof simply a matter of dislodging a few tiles?

4. Anything else of significance.

Thanks!

Not from experience, all the following is from observation, my ancestral home has tile roof.

1. No problem in maintenance, once in a while in rainy season it may leak, just push the tile up and let the water flow thru the joints, it will settle down as the clutter is cleared.
2. No idea
3. Safety depends on how the supporting structures are, if you are having one more supporting line, it would be tough to gain entry.  Breaking that is like breaking your windows or door.
4. Earlier, there used to be a air layer created by having sort of false sealing with wood, that would be too expensive now, but they have come up with something of tiles itself that looks beautiful from below,  in that case you will have two layers of tiles.  I think that too would have air layer, helps in maintaining the temperature.

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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2012, 11:24:15 AM »
For a traditional tiled roof how do you prevent rats ,snakes etc from entering through the gaps between the tiles and the walls?
At my place 95 km from Mumbai ,locally dug sand (river touching property)costs 3000/- a tractor load,small crusher/jelly 4000/- a tractor load and mud 800/- a tractor load.
Got a decent local teak door for 3000/- for the caretakers hut.The Caretakers hut cost me 30000/- to build, made from mud and bricks and an asbestos roof.Cement plaster (inside and out) and cement "coba" for the floor was done later and is not included in the above mentioned cost.
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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2012, 11:37:13 AM »
Hi airfoil,

As hegde has said, majority of the houses in malnad area where it rains like mad, are tiled houses. But mind you, these were all built long ago, atleast a generation old. But the new ones are all roofed ones. So that means roof ie RCC works out cheaper and more over guys have the mindset that like city guys they too need a modern house.

My hunt for tiles was not satisfactory, the factory seconds costs around Rs 15 per tile. Good ones at Rs 18 to 20. More than this is the wooden reepers that cost a bomb. One can go in for steel pipes also by they are not cheaper either. The convention is every 2 ft you have a vertical heavy reaper. 2inch by 4 inch. and then horizotal for every 11 inch. So that costs a bomb for wood alone.

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Murali


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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2012, 12:16:05 PM »
For cost effective and rural housing with the locally available material, check the following link with the different types of building material (wall,roof, foundation,structure etc...) to cut down expenditure.

http://www.nird.org.in/Rural%20Technology%20Park/RTP%20Technology%20Houshing.html

You can visit "Rural technology park" inside the NIRD campus,hyderabad and have the look and decide it or  check the pdf file (rtp_mhouses.pdf) attached.

We are doing laterite stone cutting along with the farming. The laterite stone has load bearing capacity upto 3 floors without any RCC pillar. You can build RCC roof (see picture) or ferro-cement channel roof (cheaper then rcc slab) for modern house over the wall. Cement plastering is not essential.  The size of the brick is 14 Inch x 7 inch x 7 inch. The cost of each brick is less then Rs.10/- at the cutting site and transport,loading and un-loading charges extra depend upon the distant.  We are located at Marpally, 26 kms from sadasivapet and 13kms from NH-9 highways@budhera junction.  Any custom size can be done, if the order is bulk. Please contact My partner Mr.Mohammad yusaf, 9949740581 for business enquiry.


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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2012, 06:26:34 PM »
Thanks Ramesh. I spoke to the site manager. It does look like a cost efective way to construct. Do you have any construction plans for a simple farmhouse with tiles?

Shiv

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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2012, 06:38:34 PM »
Attaching the image of a cute laterite house.

Shiv

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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2012, 08:32:07 PM »
Thanks Ramesh. I spoke to the site manager. It does look like a cost efective way to construct. Do you have any construction plans for a simple farmhouse with tiles?

Shiv

NIRD claims, Ferro-cement channel is cheaper then Asbestos Cement Corrugated sheets. It has following advantage.

1) No in-between support is needed upto (span length of) 6.5 meter.
2) Can be made on-site itself, according to the size of the house.
3) Process is as simple as making Well cement ring making.
4) Saving of cost by no transport cost, no wastage of material.
5) More stronger then any tiles roof and durable.
6) Rain water harvesting is possible.
7) More attractive look and modern.
8) Lower dead load on wall.
9) High strength to weight ratio.
10) Can be reused.

Check this link.

http://www.hindu.com/pp/2005/10/01/stories/2005100101460200.htm

The cement ring for Well's circumference are made according to the diameter and this mould can be made same way.



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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2012, 12:41:22 PM »
Just came across a company that makes bamboo prefab buildings that are sustainable as well as highly cost effective @ Rs.500/sq.ft.

http://www.apilbambooprefab.com/bamboo_prefab.htm

http://www.apilbambooprefab.com/building_process.htm



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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2012, 02:36:53 PM »
Hi Shiv,

Any idea how much will that laterite house will cost??

Regards
Venkat


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