Planning to Buy a land  Planning to Buy a land

Soil:You should consider having a soil test performed by a qualified engineer before you buy land.
The cost of building your house's foundations can ultimately depend on the type of soil that it's built on.
Steepness:The steepness of the land must also be considered since steeper land is likely to be more costly to build upon. Be aware of blocks that lie beneath the level of the road as they might present a problem with water runoff in stormy weather.
Trees:There may be restrictions on removing trees that could prove expensive.
Orientation:Land with a north-facing alignment and a backyard can reduce your energy bills. This is because north-facing rooms are able to maximise the amount of sunlight received during winter and minimise sunlight exposure during the warmer months.
Location:Choosing land close to services such as shops, parks and schools can save you travel time, but be aware of issues like noise pollution.

Contractor Selection Criteria  Contractor Selection Criteria

1. Best value bid: If the answer is yes, to include the total cost of construction as part of the contractor selection criteria, then the type of selection being referred to is increasingly being called a best value bid.
2. Qualifications based selection (QBS): If the answer is not to include the total cost of construction as part of the contractor selection criteria, then the type of selection is considered to be a qualifications based selection (QBS).
3. The contractor's experience working with nonprofit organizations.
4. The budget-and-schedule track record of the contractor as confirmed by references.
5. Evidence of repeat clients as well as the contractor's recent project history.
6. The proposed construction monitoring process.
7. The quality and durability of the contractor's work.

Architect selection Criteria  Architect selection Criteria

1. Quality based selection:- Quality Based Selection sets out a process which enables the selection of an architectural design team on the basis of the whole range of criteria without undue loading being given to any one criterion such as the current fashionable profile of a particular design firm, personal association of a member of the selection panel with a particular design firm, or price.
2. Cost based selection-selecting the architect based of the service fee.
3. Design competitions-selecting through a compition.
4. Referrals
5. Return business.

Interior Designer selection Criteria  Interior Designer selection Criteria

1. Quality based selection:- Quality Based Selection sets out a process which enables the selection of an architectural design team on the basis of the whole range of criteria without undue loading being given to any one criterion such as the current fashionable profile of a particular design firm, personal association of a member of the selection panel with a particular design firm, or price.
2. Cost based selection-selecting the architect based of the service fee.
3. Design competitions-selecting through a compition.
4. Referrals
5. Return business.

Electrical/Plumber Contractor selection Criteria  Electrical/Plumber Contractor selection Criteria

1. Work track record
2. Cost based selection
3. Return business

Design+Built Turnkey Contractors  Design+Built Turnkey Contractors

1. General information:it includes the companies general information,scope of work offered by company,technical resource offered by the companies,health and safety plan,financial plan.
2.Quality assurance in accordance with BS 5750 for Design and Construction
3.Workload the contractor has on site
4.Experience of working on projects of a similar nature
5.Experience of working with the owner, i.e., understanding of the owner's procedures in meetings and for payments. Public owners are quite different in this respect to private owners
6.Financial stability
7.Local knowledge

Home Loan Tips  Home Loan Tips

Research well - These days loan are made quite attractive for the buyers with low interest rates and additional schemes.
Take a look at the EMI - Calculate the EMI that you will be able to afford beforehand. Remember that you know your money more than anyone else so keeping in mind your current job and income you can make an approximate calculation about the amount of EMI you can pay.
Negotiate on the interest rate - Even though banks and financial institutions swear that interest rates are non-negotiable, they could still make a few adjustments if you list a few honest issues with the high rates.
Loan eligibility - Carry documents which include information like your credit history when you make purchase of a loan.
Additional charges to be kept in mind - When you are applying for a home loan, you need to be educated about the various other charges that the lenders add to the current schemes.

Vaastu Tips  Vaastu Tips

1. Doors of each room should be facing East.
2. Bedrooms should be in South and West.
3. Placement of mirrors on South and West wall are inauspicious.
4. While sleeping head should be in South or West but never in North.
5. Pooja room should be in North East. All idols and photographs should be facing East or West.
6. Toilet seat should be in North-South only. It should not be in East-West.
7. Out houses should not touch the compound wall of North and East side.
8. Stairs should always be in clock-wise direction.
9. Anything underground should be in North or East.
10. Anything above ground should be in South or West.
11. Porch should not touch the North or East compound wall.
12. Big trees should not be grown in North or East. They should be in South or West side of the house.
13. Face East or North while reading or transacting any business deal.
14. Face East while cooking, West is allowed if there is no alternative, but never face South while cooking.