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Once the excavation and ‘laying’ of Foundation/Column Footings has been done, the construction of the remaining structure of the House can be commenced. When constructing a House, one must follow some basic guidelines.
GENERAL VASTU SHASTRA GUIDELINES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A HOUSE:
- Open Spaces: Open spaces (setbacks) should be left on all four sides of the house.
- Slope: The open spaces around the house should slope from the South and West sides to the North and East sides and outlets of rainwater should be in North-East or North zones.
- Building material: Only new building material, bricks, wood and steel should be used when building a new house.
- Old, salvaged material: Avoid using old building material, re-barred rods and salvaged material from old /demolished buildings, for the construction. If there is old material available, it is better to sell it and use the money to buy new building material.
- Material stored for a long time should not be used. Iron grills, gates and steel required for the construction should be made and brought to site, only when needed.
- Quality of materials: Good quality wood, sand, gravel and cement should be used.
- Wood: Wood from thorny trees should not be used.
- Commencement of construction: Construction should be started within 90 days from the completion of the Compound Wall. Construction should not stop once it begins.
- Speed of construction work: Workers should not be unnecessarily pushed to speed up their work.
- Supervisor: A qualified supervisor should always oversee the construction.
- Working at night: Work for the day should stop at sunset.