Building Construction Nigeria - Home Construction Tips For Best Results
Building construction is everyone's business in Nigeria because most people prefer to build their home themselves rather than buy.
I will tell you this . . . and please listen carefully.
Home building is serious business. As a matter of fact, your investment in home building is about the most capital intensive investment you will ever make.
The good news is that a building is built to outlive its builders. But that will only happen if you build right.
Here are a few tips to help you build homes that last . . . homes that will bring you fame and honor.
Home Construction Tips
1. Use Professionals
2. Employ The Services of A Site Engineer
Your home construction design may be flawless, but if the execution does not implement fully the design, the building may still have serious flaws. That is why you need the services of a site engineer.
Workmen and mason have been known to steal materials at building construction sites. Instead of using, say, ten bags of cement for a mixture, they may use eight bags and steal two bags. Each time you come, they will tell you your materials were not sufficient to complete the different segment of the home construction.
They not only steal your materials, they risk the life of your home because they fail to implement the right recipe to deliver a long last building.
3. Build with A Long Term View
Build as though your home will last a thousand years. For that to happen, you know you shouldn't take short-cuts. They can be very expensive.
Spend your building construction funds well. Ensure the quality is right. Do it right the first time and enjoy your home for centuries . . . you and generations yet unborn.
4. Land Topology, Erosion, And Cost Effectiveness
How is the topology of the land you're building on?
Be mindful of erosion and build accordingly. Make provision for drainages. Allow for slopes where necessary.
If the topology is such that you need to fill a gaping hole, reconsider. Perhaps you don't need to fill that gorge and incur that expense. Perhaps you can take advantage of the topology and have an underground car park or an entire floor below ground level. Or perhaps a water reservoir or a drainage system.
Think out of the box.
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