A house is indeed constructed only once in a lifetime. Thus, you want to make it perfect and one that will keep you safe and sound for the years to come. But how do you ensure that your house is constructed per the quality standards? Since most people aren’t aware of the quality standards, they miss out on this opportunity to check whether the quality of their house construction is up to the mark or not. Here are certain tips to ensure the quality of house construction for your new home.
The first thing to go over is structural assessment. It is only possible for you with the help of a civil structural engineer. Though you are unfamiliar with the designs and their assessment, it is relatively easy.
A civil engineer will review the house design and check the soil type, its condition, what type of foundation will suit it, the quality of core materials, etc. These are the basic requirements for a sturdy house.
The stronger the foundation, the longer your house will last. Also, a home must stand firm against minor earthquakes.
It is an architect’s job to ensure your home’s safety. Plus, the foundation and soil type will define the number of levels that can be constructed.
Quality Of Building Materials
The strength of your house depends on the quality of the raw materials used. It is important not only for the foundation but for the entire house. Several raw materials are required for house construction, such as cement, bricks, steel, sand, etc. All these materials are procured from multiple suppliers. You might not be aware of the best suppliers of raw materials. Consult with your contractor and choose a supplier who will ensure quality raw materials.
Apart from these, several other materials are used in completing your house, such as paints, polishes, glasses, etc. Choosing these materials will not only make your house long-lasting but also save you money.
Choosing The Right Builder
To make your dream house, you must hire only the best builder in town. Why? Because it is the builder who will decide the materials’ ratio, the walls’ thickness, plastering, polishing, etc.
Choosing a builder is a crucial process for the quality of your house construction. When selecting a home builder, check the following points:
- First, they are reputable and have sufficient experience in house building.
- Their past customers recommend them strongly.
- Third, they have the required knowledge, licenses, and certifications.
- Fourth, they have the necessary knowledge of the laws concerning house construction.
- Finally, they value quality above anything else.
Checking these won’t be difficult as you can visit their website or find references.
Ensure The Fixture Quality
Unnecessary leakages, electrical faults, short circuits, tile texture and fitting, and sanitary glitches can spoil your house’s appearance and experience. Of course, this is not what you expect from your new home, right?
So, you must check that you procure only quality fixtures, including pipes, taps, showers, washbasins, tiles, etc. And not only procurement, but you must hire a fantastic contractor for these fixtures and fittings.
For example, you will need an electrician for light fittings, a plumber for bathroom fittings, and a carpenter to install all the furniture. You must check the quality of these fittings.
Ensure that Your House Is Cured Enough
Curing is the time for which formworks are kept in place to ensure that concrete gains its maximum strength. It not only defines the strength of your home but also affects the longevity of your home. Cement concrete, brick walls, plastering, etc., should be cured for a minimum time and must be watered enough, so your house grows sturdy and robust.
Formworks are the structures installed to support concrete and to shape it. Various types of frameworks are used during home construction. Timber, plastic, steel and aluminum, plywood, fabric, etc., are some framework types, and you must ask your contractor why you choose a formwork for your house.
Learn about the curing period and that they are not removed before time.
Check The Paint Quality
While construction materials strengthen your home, paint gives it the desired appearance. It makes your house a home. It is the most vibrant part and must be taken seriously. Though paints do not offer longevity to your home, they must be chosen carefully. Painting costs a lot, and you wish to avoid this messy process every year. So, choose suitable paints. Numerous paint types are available in the market. Do your research before choosing one.
The fact that you don’t have much knowledge about masonry should not stop you from asking questions and ensuring that your house is being built as you desire. A home is a dream project, so make it what you want.