Aerocon Blocks – Advantages and Disadvantages

  What are Aerocon Blocks? Aerocon Blocks are the best substitute for environmentally unsustainable materials like clay bricks, hollow and concrete blocks. Also called AAC blocks means Autoclaved  Aerated Concrete is now most commonly used for partition walls in building construction. Many Architects nowadays prefer AAC blocks for the main reason, it does not add unnecessary weight to the building an...

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What is the best direction to sleep as per Vastu?

Do you know that Vastu recommends certain directions for a good sleep? Sleeping directions are guidelines for sleeping in such a way that you receive favourable energies and reject unfavourable ones. Each direction has its own effect on the person sleeping. But according to Vastu, you are free to sleep with your head in any direction except NORTH.   Why? Because... NORTH Sleeping with your head facing No...

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What is FRLS Cable?

What is FRLS Cable ? FRLS (Flame Retardant Low Smoke) are fire-resistant cables used in fire-prone locations. As the name indicates, when these cables are exposed to flames, they self-extinguish the flame quickly and release less toxic smoke. This is because these wires contain a flame-retardant low-smoke PVC compound, which ensures low smoke release compared to other wires with a PVC coating. Hence, they are less...

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What is Architectural concept drawings in residential construction?

Architectural concept Drawings are the very first piece of the design perception of the building. The concept should usually arise from the building typology, existing site conditions and the building's requirements. Concept drawings give schematic pictures of how the space is about to look; this may be done either by freehand sketches or drawings. Preliminary sketches capture and communicate the essence of an idea,...

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What should be the setback for houses in Chennai ?

The concept of setback has been implemented so as To improve the air circulation quality around the building and also to help prevent fire from spreading to neighbouring plots Especially in the corner plots, FSI plays an important role by increasing the visibility and safety from traffic, providing privacy from the neighbouring building These setback spaces also act as a buffer to control the outdoor nuisance fr...

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What is the procedure for getting CMDA approval in Chennai ?

The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority is the body responsible for taking care of the approval process before the construction of any landform or structure. The first step would be categorising: Form “A” is for laying out landforms, Form “B (Special buildings, etc.) & C (industries, etc.)" are for construction. To obtain CMDA approval, a series of drawings must be submitted, which mu...

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Clay Bricks VS Concrete Blocks?

Clay brick is produced by mixing clay with water. It is hardened by sun drying or using industrial ovens which increases lifespan and strength. Brick walls served as the structure, weather barrier, soundproofing and sometimes the interior finish of a structure. The color of brick is given by the color and type of clay that is mixed. Clay tends to keep the color and aesthetic look much longer than cement. ...

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What is Hydroponic Farming and How it Works ?

Hydroponics is a trending method of growing plants, herbs, fruits and vegetable without soil, using mineral nutrients from water. Generally called as Soilless farming, this Hydroponic method offers many advantages compared to traditional or intensive farming. The word Hydroponics is from Latin. 'Hydro' meaning Water, 'ponics' meaning working. 'Hydroponics' meaning Working Water. The cultivation is done by placing th...

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Plastic Tank vs Concrete Water Tank

  Plastic Water Tanks Nowadays, plastic water tanks are popular and extensively used. The most commonly used brand is ‘Sintex’. Sintex uses molded food grade polyethylene water tanks which is the best quality. These tanks are leak proof, rust proof, maintenance free and durable. It saves time for installation. It is portable as it is lightweight and hygienic, keeping the water odorless. The p...

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Why should Pooja room be as per vastu?

The main reasons behind these vastu are deep scientific facts , early in the morning the sun remain at eastern region which brings in light and quality air into the residence making the space ideal for mediation, prayer, exercise, study etc. It is always advisable to place pooja room on the ground floor and not on basement or higher floors of the house. And the placement of idols should face east or northern dir...

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