Everyone have in mind the House of our dreams. For the majority of the people your ideal home is a single-family house in an environment natural and quiet, fleeing neighbors, traffic jams and urban noise.
This is the profile of the majority of our customers. "Urbanites" that are released to build a house in a nearby haven of peace.
There are some customers who have very clear the construction process and manage the construction of your home without any doubt very effectively, but these cases are the least. The vast majority of customers have few doubts about many aspects of construction in sustainable architecture are happy to solve. Aware of these doubts seemed to us very interesting to throw this post to try to clarify some recurring questions.
Surely we will leave us out many details that we will try to go in response to request from all of you on this blog.
But to begin, there are 5 points to keep in mind to build your House:
1. the plot
When you buy a plot should take into account some important details that can make a dent in the budget. In this way should be checked if the plot has all connections (water, electricity, phone, sanitation, gas,...) and if the plot has loads of urbanization. Loads of urbanization are commitments that the plot has both economic and work with the municipal regulations. In some cases it seems that urbanization is complete and the City Council asked some works that were not covered. This data can be consulted on the Council of every municipality but is better that you rely on your architect these consultations.
2. the project
Once purchased the plot, the next step is to handle the project. The project is perhaps the most important and stage with greater added value in the construction of your home.
It is the moment which is designed and is decided every detail that will define how it will be home to make your dream a reality. It is important to spend your time just this process. Emotion soon start works normally that customers not to spend you time project, and must take into account a detail: what is drawn in the project is for a lifetime.
For a well thought out and designed project may take between 2 to 4 months depending on the size of the dwelling. Clearly this work can be performed in less time, but we do not advise it.
3. the constructive system
In these latitudes and during the boom years the structural King has been reinforced concrete. Most of the single-family homes that have been built have been concrete structure. But however, it is not the only nor the best solution since it is difficult to control the thermal bridges. Our personal commitment is the structure of contraminada wood panels, which are solid wood panels cut by numerical control workshop. For Foundation and basement if we understand that the concrete is the best solution.
With this we mean is that there are better and more technological variants. And in fact if you look towards Central Europe, Scandinavia or Japan, you can see that the concrete is displaced opting for more industrialized and efficient solutions.
4. other technical
To build a House, apart from an architect need some more technical:
-Before to start the project should make a topographical study of the plot to check boundaries, dimensions and levels.
-For the calculation of the Foundation we need to know how the ground and where is the firm. Geotechnical study gives these data.
-Finally, but nevertheless one of the most important is the quantity surveyor or surveyor. This figure will be responsible for the correct execution of your work and will take care of that budget is set to initially.
5. the time limits
This is usually one of the questions star. To build a House, more or less the following deadlines are needed:
- Project: between 2 and 4 months.
- Visa College of architects: 1 week
- Municipal license: on average councils answer in 1 or 2 months.
- Construction work: systems industrialized between 4 and 6 months. Concrete structure 8-12 months.
- Full process = between 7 and 15 months (according to the above points)
Surely you will be still more doubts. Next post we will be commenting and explaining more aspects. Even we intend to speak in next entries how much cost to make a housing unfamilar.