"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

house construction

How to Build a House Properly

People often make several beginner’s mistakes when it comes to building their new homes. These can be regarding the tumultuous excavation process, or even something as simple as the paint jobs. This step-by-step guide can assist new homeowners in building the perfect house of their dreams.

Worksite Establishment

Once a favorable site has been chosen, the first step to be taken is to excavate the land and prepare it to hold your future home. The land area requires to be graded, so your house can sit on top of it completely leveled and prevent any sloping. This is a vast process, requiring a large amount of time to first remove land, then adjusting the levels all with the help of heavy machinery.

Understructure Assembly

The second step towards your dream home is to organize the very foundation of your home, so the superstructure of the home can be anchored. Installing the foundation onto the excavated land, and sealing it are the typical courses of action to be taken to form a safe bearing of a home. After the foundation has been inaugurated into the land, it is required to be surveyed and approved by professionals before making its way towards the next step.

Mounting

Materials such as engineering wood or structural steel are used to frame by shaping pieces according to the foundation of the house. To make one’s house safe, it is suggested to use mediums such as concrete or masonry which create a special shear wall. Although these materials are expensive in the industry, they later prove to be useful during fatal events, namely earthquakes.

Insertion of Materials

Considering disasters- natural and caused by man; windows of a safe and sound home should be airtight, well insulated, and close to unbreakable. If these precautions are not taken into place, the house can face robberies, break-ins and become flooded as the result of a heavy rain pour. Tilt and Turn Windows- although slightly more expensive- are considered to be more effective and safe, as they prevent localized airflow while keeping the house ventilated. They act as casement windows, which also lead to rain protection.

Covering the Building

Placing the underpayment for a roof is the first step to build a stable ceiling for a house. Making sure there are no leaks, and any plumbing vents are protected is the next step towards a well-built house. After the roof is formed, making sure that it is completely sealed is essential or consequences would lead to all sorts of problems such as flooding, and home invasions.

Coating

house siding

Traditionally used materials such as wood, are chosen for siding. However, rising mediums include aluminum, concrete, and more to cover the outer layers of the house, to prevent heat loss events and exposure. Siding is especially essential for homes, as it is as important as a roof, initiating one of the first lines of defense against natural features to create a safe and comfortable internal environment of the house.

Introducing an Electrical and Plumbing Unit

To form a successful power supply into a house instills the requirement to place electrical outlets and switches all over the desired locations in the house, leading towards wire installation. Plumbing requires the placement of water and sewer lines into the understructure of the house.

Dry Lining

Introducing drywall into the house is the installation process of attaching an interior wall to the surfaces of the house. The former procedure in construction prior to drywalling was simply through casing wet plaster to a gypsum lath. The shift towards drywalling now is not only safer but efficient as well.

Painting

Painting is yet another demanding process in construction. Placing the right amounts of primer and wall putty base is as essential as choosing the right colors for your home. Professionals suggest that choosing paint colors in the workshop is not a good decision, as factors such as lighting can make a seemingly perfect color choice turn up as ugly in your home. Therefore, it is better to take color samples to your worksite and choose accordingly to its factors.

Finishing Touches

The final steps towards your dream home are here! Basic features such as cabinets and counters are to be installed now. After choosing and placing these materials onto desired locations, the homeowners are to choose the flooring, choosing between tiles, wood, or carpeted floors. The next step is to introduce furniture such as bedding, cupboards into the rooms. The final requirement for them is to simply move in.

All you have to do now is implement these tips before building your new house to make sure it is perfect.

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