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I am planning to construct new home near Thalambur Chennai,Β Β I want to build a greener home in one ground of land with half ground building and half ground for growing trees and plants. Is it advisable to do like that. I have grown in village with so much of greenary so wish to have such environment, will root blockers prevent trees damaging the home? also how to find the best designers to plan home design with green standards, how to save money and find best quality builders. Also entire terrace I want grow trees and plants and have solar panels to cater most home energy needs without any impact to building. Also the ground water there is contaminated is there an way I can have water purifying systems at entire tank level so that all water for all purpose (except rest rooms) used is purified. What are other things to consider in choosing builder and contracts or if hire an engineer plus mesthri will that be a better option.Β 

please share if you know any other sites, forums, blogs or you tube channels IΒ can refer to get more insights for building homeΒ 

Please share your suggestions and tips to save money and build futuristic green home with highest possible quality.Β  Thank you in advance for taking your precious time to respond.Β 

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No comments on other things but one thing you should make sure is a well planned layout for wiring like wifi, plug points at every corner & more so that modern & futuristic devices aren't a hassle to installΒ 

Even the so called wireless devices aren't wire free, so every small wire & ever long one counts. The cleaner it goes into the house & the more invisible it is, the better

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Instead of traditional paints, u can use wall stickers for inner walls looks modern

Check the washing machine will fit or not with proper drainage

Chimney/air exhauster holes

Don't spend much money on the cupboard/shelfs furniture and maintenance door wood, later u may regret

Be cautious at pop for roofs, after fixing the ceiling fan, if fan is vibrating and touching the pop, very soon pop gets damaged totally and formsΒ  a big hole. Later, pop person will ask to totally change the pop.

Always count cement bags and iron etc

Note down each and every penny spent on Home

Never ever blindly trust mestri, they say it's best according to their convenience and for less work.

Will let u know, if I recall any.

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mention site dimensions and family size

Rule No 1: Never blindly trust meshtri, engineer etc always monitor

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No comments on other things but one thing you should make sure is a well planned layout for wiring like wifi, plug points at every corner & more so that modern & futuristic devices aren't a hassle to installΒ 

Even the so called wireless devices aren't wire free, so every small wire & ever long one counts. The cleaner it goes into the house & the more invisible it is, the better

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buy material like sand, cement and steel on your own ,if you ask your builder he will take massive commission on it ,last year i build mine too saved like 10l+ in commission,baught all my stuff from direct wholesellers so its cheapest rate and no commission to 3rd party. Your can search for company authorized sellers on their website for steel and cement + if u purchase large amount u can negotiate 10's of thousand off too.

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Instead of traditional paints, u can use wall stickers for inner walls looks modern

Check the washing machine will fit or not with proper drainage

Chimney/air exhauster holes

Don't spend much money on the cupboard/shelfs furniture and maintenance door wood, later u may regret

Be cautious at pop for roofs, after fixing the ceiling fan, if fan is vibrating and touching the pop, very soon pop gets damaged totally and formsΒ  a big hole. Later, pop person will ask to totally change the pop.

Always count cement bags and iron etc

Note down each and every penny spent on Home

Never ever blindly trust mestri, they say it's best according to their convenience and for less work.

Will let u know, if I recall any.

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On the 'finding a sincere and knowledgeable, experienced contractor or overall agencies'
i feel it is always a challenge and one can only rely so much on chances of getting good reference/s by word of mouth.

You are amongst the lucky few to have this opportunity in a non rural area, while having lived similar life earlier/ in childhood, adulthood.

However i still do not understand why concrete structures already exposed to the elements and even growing trees nearby.. would be so susceptible as to restrict the roots of the foliage.

Modern building materials like concrete reinforced with (iron) bars.. are designed to last 80-90 years too.

But yes, if one prefers to go ultra green and have less of concrete, cement .. then it might require better foundations or using stone to form a barrier of sorts.

Unfortunately, even some of the closer to LEED certified structures and projects we got to check still left some questions unanswered and some issues unaddressed.
Snehal ji (09825110283) did not intend to nor considered applying to get LEED certified. Nor does it matter actually.
(I am not doxxing his number out of the blue. He himself has openly posed it under the video, for one to reach out for any guidance or queries.)

Siporex and conventional bricks do not require as much care or maintenance and hence are also longer lasting. But there are alternatives.
Stone, like it was used in olden era or in forts is sometimes not practical.
But having seen both, the Afrocan countryside with mud thatched homes/huts and southeast Asian bamboo homes that rise above ground on stilts
i feel like clay or mud is always an option.
albeit it would require specific precautions and maybe also some limitations.

That apart, I am unable to immediately pull the animation or graphics but, in Arabian regions ans maybe even in Rajasthan, Gujarat or Kutch areas of Napaakistan, India..
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And for ventilation, while keeping out the blowing dust, sand.. they somehow had a double layered wall structure.

Geez, I wish I could find that animation!πŸ˜•
The inner wall would have ventilators or oriel at an offset height or not in the direct path of the wind
while the wall or in modern days it can be thick metal profile .. which is 6-7 inches apart..
allows the breeze/air to pass through .. but the grime and dust falls down.

Basically something like the baffle filter mechanism in kitchen chimney hobbs.


In Norway or some other Scandinavian countries, they have cut down energy costs for heating.. by upto 65-79% in some seasons.

Similar as the wind/ ventilators thing.. but in Scandinavian countries.. they are somehow layering 'sand' .. like an envelope around the house.

During the day, the sand absorbs as much radiation, heat as it can.

When the sun is no longer visible, sand (by its nature) slowly dissipates the heat and absorbed radiation.
Thereby acting as a quasi thermal insulation.
(It works in the reverse too, as sand absorbs the cold too and keeps the structure overall cooler than if outer walls were directly exposed to the elements.)

Happy for you and we hope that the project comes to fruition. And all if you get live peaceful lives in closer proximity with flora, fauna.
Benevolent Benevolent
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mention site dimensions and family size

Rule No 1: Never blindly trust meshtri, engineer etc always monitor

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Dimensions: 40*60Β 

Family size: 6

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ek civil engineer jarur rakh lena for supervision

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Try to use strong and long lasting materials like Tiles made from Carbon, which are stronger than the one's available in the market.

Try to use Tiles to cover the walls, this will increase the cost now but in turn will provide for a long term strength


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