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Old 17th November 2009, 09:41   #136
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Right, that is my understanding as well - How do I find out what the government value for that land is? I need to get that information and make an offer accordingly.
As far as i know the value is 1200-1300/- near belandur and sarjapur junction(as i leave near to this junction). Just ask your builder what is the govt value or you have to goto belandur BBMP and ask them. Still better is to take a booklet which is available in the BBMP office regarding the price.
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I have been trying to figure out costs involved in constructing a house. My understanding is that it can be around Rs 900-1200 /sqft.
Is this estimate correct? Or in other words, is it possible to build a home of about 1500 sqft with a budget of 15-20 lac(excluding land price)?
I know this depends on the specification, I am looking at a moderate one

It would also be great to hear the experience of people who have built a home.

I do have a plan and will update as and when things happen

Mods, I know there exists a thread for real estate discussion but thought of starting this as its not about buying but constructing a house.
if you feel this doesn't add value as a new thread, please merge them
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Old 17th November 2009, 10:52   #138
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construction cost will go on the design and foundation depth,but in genral if the bungalow is done moderately the cost would come to 1200-1300 per sq feet.
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@Rajesh:

I hope Steel/ Sand/ Cement/ Wood prices are in Okie levels unlike 2 or 3 years back when they were just soaring.

It is very much possible to build a decent house in that budget ( It would tend near 20 Lakhs for sure).

Another factor is whether you will be constructing in a single level or multiple levels as asingle level might actually reduce costs.


If you have the time and willing to put some efforts, you can save a couple of lakhs by getting all the materials or if you give it to some Known architect/ builder/ contractor on some sort of turnkey basis. He may charge you a couple of lakhs more but will save you the time and pain.
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Old 17th November 2009, 11:12   #140
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My understanding is that it can be around Rs 900-1200 /sqft.
I am looking at a moderate one
When you say a moderate one it's quite achiveable in 1200/sqft in Bangalore.
Make sure the contractor is reliable & doesn't make you run behind him.
But the things which might prove costly are the bathroom fittings.

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Old 17th November 2009, 11:17   #141
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Even for a moderate house the cost for per sqft is 1000/- in bangalore. Will transform to about 14-15L for your requirement. If it pillar based then it will transform to 18-20L and if it is ground based then 14-15L with the current price

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Old 17th November 2009, 11:25   #142
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This house construction is one tricky business. Yes, bottom line, you can get a house done for 18-20L at the prevailing prices (leaving out the furnishings like wardrobes, kitchen cabinets etc) But how good it has to be quality wise, aesthetics wise, is dependent largely on your commitment & involvement towards building your house.

I have seen many people who say "they are busy/dont have time" & hence have found a reliable contractor, who is charging you a bit more, but it is giving them peace of mind. And the same people complain later that they got cheated on this front. The fundermental point to note here is that there is always a 20-30% additional overhead which is going towards the contractor in this business. In addition to this profit margins, somewhere or the other in the process, they would compromise on the quality of the materials or the steps involved which you wont realise then.

My suggestion:
1. Pl. make sure that you have time for this. Irrespective of whether you build it yourself or through a construction firm/contractor
2. Build a house by yourself & you would become more wiser than you are (in many aspects related to interfacing with different kinds of people, getting used to frustrations of wrong doings, making & breaking things etc - dont flame me now on this)
3. Do not compromise on the basic materials / structure as this is the basis of your home

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Old 17th November 2009, 11:31   #143
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this is a nice thread - maybe it will motivate the architects and builders on TBHP and other TBHP-ians who are trying to build their own houses to connect and share value.
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I know contractors usually charge between 1L - 1.1L per square.
i.e. 10 X 10 Sqft.
All expenses are borne by the contractor himself.
This price would slightly vary if the items used are slightly more expensive.
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I am facing an issue in my house. If the rain continues for 2 to 3 days, I am getting patches on my internal walls. This is due to water leakage and any one know what is the solution. Is there any reliable people who can identify the cause for the leakage and fix it. I am in Bnagalore and looking for positive reply.

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Am not an expert to comment on this, but it appears like the water seepage is through the edges/boundaries of the roof since you mention that walls are getting wet. This typically happens if there are pipes (ones used for electrical wiring) thorugh the wall, running all the way to the ceiling, where water tends to trickle down.

some suggestions:
1. Get the water drain vents no the roof re-done/refixed with proper concrete/mortar/concrete (whatever is water resistant): This should ensure that water goes out through the drain pipes & not seep into the walls.
2. Assuming that the roof is properly sloped for free & complete water draining, ensure that the banking around the edges - where the roof & parapat wall meets - is adequately water proofed.
3. There are synthetic water proofing material (resin like - applied with a brush, which hardens & forms a non porous layer) & some chemical compounds (check dr. fixit website - google for them) which are used for water-proofing like Pidifin 2k which can be applied

There are professional services available on this front. I haven't bothered to find it out. But, I have seen one such office in Rajajinagar (Chord road/Navrang Junction - on the service road, before the Levis outlet there). Am sure there should be some in your area as well.
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Am not an expert to comment on this, but it appears like the water seepage is through the edges/boundaries of the roof since you mention that walls are getting wet. This typically happens if there are pipes (ones used for electrical wiring) thorugh the wall, running all the way to the ceiling, where water tends to trickle down.

some suggestions:
1. Get the water drain vents no the roof re-done/refixed with proper concrete/mortar/concrete (whatever is water resistant): This should ensure that water goes out through the drain pipes & not seep into the walls.
2. Assuming that the roof is properly sloped for free & complete water draining, ensure that the banking around the edges - where the roof & parapat wall meets - is adequately water proofed.
3. There are synthetic water proofing material (resin like - applied with a brush, which hardens & forms a non porous layer) & some chemical compounds (check dr. fixit website - google for them) which are used for water-proofing like Pidifin 2k which can be applied

There are professional services available on this front. I haven't bothered to find it out. But, I have seen one such office in Rajajinagar (Chord road/Navrang Junction - on the service road, before the Levis outlet there). Am sure there should be some in your area as well.
Hi ,

Thanks for the reply. What I have noticed is that , the leakage is not specific to any walls, but on almost all the inside walls on 1st floor and on some walls in the ground floor. Last year I took the help some professionals and they applied some chemical (like paint) on the outside parapat area , but not on the roof. I am looking for people who can pinpoint the root cause and rectify. If any one can direct me on this, it will be of great help.

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@ all,
thanks for your inputs. gives me more confidence that i can manage it

@null,
good points. i will be entrusting the work to a contractor and i will make daily visits and monitor when possible.
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Cons:
*Accesibility issues. You have to pay toll everytime you access the Aarey Filmcity road
*The access road is very dark at nights. It may not be safe for one to walk home from the highway after dark (especially women and kids)
*A vehicle is necessary for all members of the family and Auto Rickshaws dont readily go all the way
*The construction of a few buildings that I saw wasn't very impressve. They look like MHADA buildings.
*Crime and safety issues because of the isolation

Wolfheart,

There is a road which goes to Royal palms from the Powai side which is a non toll road, however said, this road is a hindrance if you want to go to the west.
Again this road if used, leads to no toll being paid, as it takes you Royal palms from Powai side, goes up and then again links up to the main road at Aarey post the toll plaza.

Additionally if you have female family members it is risky if they suffer a breakdown at night or if they have to use public transport. Very risky. There is no public transportation post 12 am at night till 6 am. Every member will need a vehicle. 2 wheelers are not particularly encouraged at night.

My 2 cents.


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I have heard you do not have to pay toll if you become a resident there though not sure as i have just heard someone say so.

Was there to look at the flats myslef but was discouraged by the long and isolated roads leading to the site.
Apart from the access issues, do you guys think that Royal Palms is a good deal? Considering the fact that the rates are comparatively lower, is there a scope for appreciation in the next few years?
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I was looking at some properties in Bangalore of late. Most of the ones I liked did not have a Occupancy Certificate, as per my lawyer. Is it really mandatory to have this OC? This is both new and resale properties. Will there be any legal complications in buying a property without OC? All these have khatta, pay property tax, electricity/water in owners name etc.

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I was looking at some properties in Bangalore of late. Most of the ones I liked did not have a Occupancy Certificate, as per my lawyer. Is it really mandatory to have this OC? This is both new and resale properties. Will there be any legal complications in buying a property without OC? All these have khatta, pay property tax, electricity/water in owners name etc.
How is it possible to live in a house without an OC? I understand that it is the basic document issued by BBMP to allow you to live in that house. Not having an OC means its not fit to live in that house - this is my understanding. Check how much property tax are they paying? that would be a good indication - house under construction has roughly 1/3rd (or 1/4th) the tax amount that of a self occupied / domestic house as far as I know.
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