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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??

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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2012, 07:07:00 PM »
Hi Venkat

The picture of the laterite house is from NIRD in Rajendranagar. These are meant to be low cost structures made with local materials. I would suppose that the house is approx 600 sft and would cost around 1.5 lakhs.

The laterite stones are available for 9 rs each + transport, probably can shop around and get diff rates.

Shiv

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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2012, 11:45:28 PM »
In south Konkan, these laterite stones costs 20-25 rs each plus transport. and if they not cut properly, then more cost for shaping them. Cost at doorstep might work out to 30-40 rs each.

Laterite construction is bit cheaper as stones are big size and less cement used. But laterite stones should be plastered as bugs and iscests can stay in the crevices.

My neighbouring caretaker made about 350 sq ft house for less than Rs 40,000 with plain cement and cudpah floor, ordinary thin tree stems with no bark as roof supports, second hand mangalore tiles and over veranda coconut and straw thatch, rocks foundation and rocks for walls upto 3 or 4 ft hight, then mix of laterite stones and mud bricks and mud walls upto ceiling. He used cement grill for windows and second hand doors and windows. Bathroom (attached to house) he used cudpah stone on floor and  upto 2 ft. Latrine outside the house. Whole house he plastered with mud-lime mix inside and outside. Not so beautful, but very useful and suitable and lot of place to store things in veranda area. In rainy season, goats, chicken, hay, etc stored in veranda. 

 

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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2012, 10:11:26 PM »
Folks .. I must warn you that is a totally radical design and is called Earth Ships that are self-sustained provided Solar panels are built into the design, can do grey water recycling from washrooms and is based on availability of cheap used tires in Bulk in close proximity to the farm.

Am attaching a recent article that it had downloaded and is one of the first of it’s kinds in India!

There are quite a few designs available on utube as well.

Personally i would like to spend as less as possible on the structure and then spend more on the gadgets like, solar cooker, gobar gas, solar lighting and heating which are all one time investments for unlimited free usage.

Cheers,
Madhukali.

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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2012, 04:49:51 AM »
Another new design hot from the Press DC ;D though it being widely used in the west as filler material...

BE grads make home for tribals with used bottles



Skyrocketing real estate pr­i­ces and escalating constr­u­c­tion costs could be a dampener for any builder. But not for the two young civil en­gineers who have constr­ucted a house made of used plastic bottles for tribals at Gudalur in Nilgiris district.

Manwel village, in Gudal­ur, is the first to get a tribal house made of 4,000 mineral water bottles.

And the Ka­ttunayakars and Panniy­a­rs there hope to get many more.

Mohammed Sahad and S. Ma­nikandan, who passed out of Sathyabama College of Engineering in Chennai, had attempted this as their fi­nal-year project and it has turned out to be a success. So much so that a couple of mul­tinati­o­n­al companies have come fo­r­ward to take this as part of their corporate social re­s­ponsibility and give more tribals a roof over their head.

“Nearly 80 tonnes of plast­ic bottles are wasted in Che­n­nai without being recycl­ed. And we used a small qu­a­ntity of these to provide a roof to these underprivile­g­ed with the help of funds from NGO Noble Mission and Vision of India.

The fir­st house, which used 4,000 bo­ttles stuffed with sand and the usual concrete mixture to bind, cost us Rs 45,000. The 20X20 type, which is a 1 BHK, cost Rs 75,000 and uses nearly 7,500 bottles,’’ said Sahad.

Rice husk, cowdung and sand are used for plastering these houses as they have been doing traditionally si­n­ce time immemorial.

This natural mixture of plastering helps keep the inside of the house warm in a hilly te­r­rain, he explained. The structure will be able to wi­t­hstand torrential rains and dampness, they assured.

Stating that at least 50 families have approached them for similar houses, the engineers are planning to provi­de such shelters to tribes in Th­enkuzhi and Odakuzhi.

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/node/165524

There is also an amazing article using straw bales plastered with natural mud provide you has access to cheap straw..

/ compressed mud which is withstood the test of times and amazing we have structures built 1000's of year b4 still standing.

BTW- Compressed MUD is the altime best privide u have cheap labor..


Will be posting the above two cheap building techniques soon.
Cheers,
Madhu.


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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2012, 11:20:42 AM »
Friends

I have different view on farm house constructions. Even though we look for cheapest options in farm house, we may need to consider, farm house is situated in a farm/open field and there is a always threat of high wind, rain, insects, moisture and dust formation. If we only look for storing purpose then the scenario may change. Request a sustainable, cheaper and easy to clean farm house options.

I would prefer flooring with KOTA stones, wall single bricks, and roof either manglore tiles, or fiber sheets or if available local material like coconut leafs, grass or palm leafs. these would be more close to nature and warm atmosphere always round the season in side.

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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2012, 06:49:40 AM »
As I am the initiator of this thread and thinking all the pros and cons of the farm house methodology suggested in the farm, I would like to go for traditional farm house construction with bricks and cement and have started it already. The roof I am planning to do with the painted steel sheet to low the heat.

The foundation is 3 feet, starts with irregular shaped stones and then Stone bricks (Gannate) till 3-4  feet and then normal mud bricks.

Please have a look at this post http://www.rameshwari.com/2012/10/farm-house-construction-started.html.

Any questions or suggestions are welcome.

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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2012, 05:16:00 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

Sachin mahadik (9579790994 )  from pune district of maharashtra  quoting bamboo house for 400rs/Sq feets aproximately .

http://www.agrowon.com/Agrowon/20121221/5736450153978435518.htm

FYI.
Thanks


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Re: Farm house - ready made or traditional construction?
« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2014, 03:09:45 AM »
I plan to use Steel Doors made by Shakti Met Door for my farmhouse, wherever practical. Perhaps for windows as well.

http://www.shaktimetdor.com/

I'm yet to check on the pricing and viability for this sort of use though, I don't expect them to be cheap alternatives to traditional offerings, but do expect improved durability and strength, besides ease of installation. Ultimately, if the pricing is comparable to wooden frames made of Teak for all doors and a combination of teak/prefab for the shutters, then I believe it will be worth looking at.

I have availed a service of fire proof steels for for my farmhouse. They have good quality of fire resistant doors and what's the best about it is it's cheap price. You might want to visit them http://www.scanline.com.au/


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