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Composite materials add zing to construction
Builders showcase their offerings
More and more building projects are being taken up and being showcased at expos like the one now on in Kochi as builders gear themselves up to meet the fast-rising market demand, writes Shyama Rajagopal.
Bigger is not better
Choosing air-conditioners of the right capacity will help you keep your power bills under check. And in this case bigger need not necessarily mean better.
Minimising short-column effect in buildings
It is important to avoid designs that give rise to the short-column effect in buildings during earthquakes.
The `passive' way to slash power bills
How about `passive' architecture? In fact, you remain passive. The house traps heat, releases it and caters to lighting requirements too.
Vasthu tips for flats
Certain Vasthu prescriptions and principles are relevant when it comes to high-rise buildings and flats. Here are the points that may be considered when you think of buying a flat.
Leakages and how to tackle them
Leakage can happen in roofs, parapet walls, sun-shades, balconies, walls, overhead water tanks, sunken slabs of toilets, plumbing and sanitary lines, flooring and the gaps around windows and curtain wall-glazing. Roof gardens, basement, ...
Fashioning your bathroom
The sky is the limit in sanitaryware these days.
Land bank to house industrial units
Having signed agreements with various industrial groups for setting up projects worth a whopping Rs.1,51,000 crore in steel, power and other sectors, Jharkhand Government is now scouting for land to house these units. "We have asked the ...
HDFC to set up international fund
Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC), premier housing finance institution, is in the process of floating an `international fund' with a probable size of Rs.1,000 crore or more before this financial year ends, said a top ...
Liven up your rooms with dry flowers
Use artificial or dry flowers to embellish your interiors.
Real estate investment heading for all-time high
A global direct real estate investment of $237 billion was recorded in the first half of 2005, 18 per cent up on the first half (H1) of 2004; and is estimated to jump to an all-time record of approximately $550 billion (20% increase on 2004) by ...
Go for the gas geyser
Your electricity bill is sure to come down
Boom or doom for home loans?
Rumour mills are working overtime. With the home loan business at its pinnacle, there is bound to be a slump. Industry insiders hint at a hike in interest rate. Nothing to panic, they hurriedly add!
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