Questions About Construction of a Home?

Building your home is a once in a lifetime experience for most of us. How do ensure the experience remains memorable? These are a few steps that you can take that will help you in your long walk home.

Fix your budget

Very few houses in your city or town look like the clones of one another! Hence, it is easy to understand that every house is built differently and on a different budget. Setting a budget is perhaps the most important aspect of a home-building project. Unless you find a balance between what you want to spend and how much you can afford to spend, you won’t be able to make a correct plan for the rest of the building project.

Start off by analyzing your financial strengths, your income pattern, your requirements, your borrowing options, etc and then you will know what the ideal budget for your home construction project is.

 

The budget must include the basic costs :

  • Cost of the plot/land
  • Cost of registration
  • Cost of construction which can be approximated around Rs 1500-1800 per sq. feet depending on the location, the foundation and the framing, materials used, labour cost, additional fittings and fixtures and the finesse.Other unforeseen expenses of 20% needs to be estimated
  • Interior Design
  • Permits 


Housejoy’s advice: Once you finalize your budget, you need to understand your cash flow accordingly. The total amount that would be the down-payment and the amount of loan that you will be applying for needs to be considered. This would help you get an idea on your EMI and the total spend on constructing your house. Balance it.

 

Choose the location of the plot based on your budget

Once you know how much you can spend, get down to business. Start by looking at plots on which you can build your home. If you already have a plot in your name, consider a quarter of your job done. If not, start researching. Decide the location, the type of land (a plot for a farmhouse, a plot in a gated community). It’s advisable to look for a suitable plot within your budget.

Points to consider while choosing the best plot:

  • Location and other facilities and amenities needed in the vicinity
  • Favorable neighbourhood
  • Soil condition
  • Water table nearby
  • Topography of the location
  • Accessibility and infrastructure
  • Zoning and legal restrictions
  • Availability of water, electricity, and other essential amenities
  • Rainwater system and sewage

 


Housejoy’s Advice: Ensure you do the following checks before buying:

      • Search the property in the municipality to ensure that there are no legal complications in the same
      • Property Taxes have been duly paid and receipts provided
      • The plot has a minimum street frontage so that there would be no hassles on getting building permits and future expansion possibilities. 

Buy the plot


This is an obvious step but one of the most important parts of the process. You need to ensure that the process is well executed and your documents are in place.

The documents that you need to keep handy before buying the plot

    • Property tax receipt from the previous owner
    • A clear deed or land title mentioning that the land is a NA (non-agricultural) land 

The documents that you need to keep handy before construction of your house are:

      • FSI or Floor Space Index with a floor plan
      • Carpet area need
      • Sales deed and agreement
      • Relevant approvals and permission for construction

 

Hire an architect


You may be ambitious but no matter what the reason is, do not make the mistake of trying to plan the layout and design of your house on your own. This is a blunder many people make and they live to regret their decision.

You have to hire an architect at this step as only a trained and qualified architect can make the most useful and cost-effective home plan for you. Tell the architect what your requirements and wishes are and let the expert make the plan for you.

Choose the builder based on the following aspects:

  • Credentials and past work
  • Reviews of ex-clients
  • Style and personality which needs to be in sync with what you are looking for
  • Price

 

Get a proper floor plan –
A generic house can seldom become your beloved, cosy home. Convey your ideas to the architect and tell him or her about the budget, the number of residents, your preferences. You are not obligated to approve the very first floor plan the architect presents you. Sit with your architect and work on drafts till you come up with the most suitable floor plan for your home.

 

  • Apply for permits –
    After you have identified the plot, hired an architect and finalised the floor plan, you need to complete the extremely crucial task of obtaining the permits. Permits are issued by different governing bodies, depending on the geographic location of the plot. If you want to build your home in a city, you need to get permits and licences from the municipality. If you want to carry out the residential home construction in a village, you need to approach the panchayat. You will also need permits for installing water and electric connections in the house. Make sure you have all the permits before you begin.  
  • Identify the builder –
    It will be difficult to construct your home properly and on time unless you have a good builder to work for you. A good builder brings together a skilled and experienced team of workers who work well to get the job done efficiently and on time. Make sure you hire a builder who is reputed and also affordable. Finding the perfect builder is ideal, so choose your builder with care.

 

Factors to consider while opting for the right builder:

  • Experience of the builder and his past work
  • The success rate
  • The duration taken for completion of the project of past assignments
  • Number of ongoing projects
  • The entire team and their average tenure of association with the builder
  • Quality check
  • After sales service

This is not an exhaustive list but only a tentative one which is mandatory for you to check before you entrust the responsibility of your house to the builder!

 

Allot Time
You need to assign a stipulated time period for the construction work. The home construction project cannot go on for years. You need to identify the time period within which the job can be completed. Convey the information to your architect and builders to ensure your home gets constructed on time.

 

  • Plan the electricity and plumbing framework –
    A home cannot be liveable unless it has power and water. These form the two most important components of a house. So make sure the electricity and plumbing framework is planned and executed perfectly. Your architect and builder should also be very mindful about these design aspects and implement them flawlessly when planning and constructing the house for you. 
  • Look for sustainability –
    Always build a house that would be easy to sell. This doesn’t mean that you will sell your dream home soon, but if you ever plan to do so, you should be able to do it effortlessly. If the design plan of the house is too unique and unusual, it would become very challenging for you to find buyers later on. Also, make the house as sustainable as you can. Use materials in home construction that are eco-friendly.

    Housejoy’s advice: Do not invest a lot in furniture and fixtures and expensive interior designing right at the beginning. It can always be improved later. Also, try and install a few solar panels on the roof. Look into cemented furniture options. These measures will allow you to save on expenses in the long run. 

Stay involved

Remember, you are building your dream home and so you need to stay involved at all times. Visit the construction site as frequently as possible. Stay updated. Get involved in the material procurement process. When you stay involved, the job takes place more efficiently and you also get to see your home taking shape slowly yet steadily.

Need expert advice when it comes to construction? We suggest you have a conversation with our experts and understand how our opting for our unique construction packages can save you money and time.

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The Cost of Home Construction: Break-up of Cost by Stages

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The cost of home construction will depend on many factors – the locality, materials, builders, etc. If you’re planning on constructing your home under a certain budget and have received quotes from various parties, this table will help you gain a clearer understanding of the stages involved and the cost incurred at these stage. Here’s a break-up of the approximate cost of home construction:

 

Foundation
Earthwork and Excavation (Labour) ₹ 24,024
Layering and Curing Concrete (Material + Labour) ₹ 24,120
Providing and constructing the SSM (Material + Labour) ₹ 57,390
Providing and laying Concrete ((Material + Labour for footing, column and plinth beam) ₹ 1,05,534
Total Foundation Cost  Rs 2,56,279

Steel Structure
Footing  (Material + Labour) ₹ 35,360
Column  (Material + Labour) ₹ 10,400
Plinth Beam  (Material + Labour) ₹ 13,000
Total Steel Structure Cost Rs 58,760

Roofing
Providing and laying Base (Material + Labour) ₹ 1,31,040
Column (Material + Labour) ₹ 73,069
Beam (Material + Labour) ₹ 72,345
Slab (Material + Labour) ₹ 24,137
Lintel (Material + Labour) ₹ 39,791
Chajja (Material + Labour) ₹ 45,864
Staircase (Material + Labour) ₹ 90,090
Granite Slab ₹ 32,760
Total Roofing Cost Rs 3,78,056

Super Structure
Column (Material + Labour) ₹ 85,280
Beam (Material + Labour) ₹ 1,27,920
Slab (Material + Labour) ₹ 1,70,560
Lintel (Material + Labour) ₹ 41,820
Chajja  (Material + Labour) ₹ 20,910
Staircase ₹ 1,27,920
Total Super Structure Cost Rs 5,74,410

Wall Construction
6inch Thick Cement Block (Material + Labour) ₹ 2,85,285
4 inch Thick Cement Block (Material + Labour) ₹ 1,31,040
Total Wall Construction Cost Rs 4,16,325

Flooring Cost
Material + Labour Rs 3,60,360

Wall Tiles
Kitchen (Material + Labour) ₹ 14,089
Washroom ₹ 65,739
Utility ₹ 15,562
Total Wall Tiles Cost Rs 95,390

Wood Work
Doors (Material + Labour) ₹ 4,29,975
Windows (Material + Labour) ₹ 9,00,900
Grills (Material + Labour) ₹ 1,29,675
Total Wood Work Cost Rs 14,60,550

Painting
Internal (Material + Labour) ₹ 2,29,320
External (Material + Labour) ₹ 81,627
Total Painting Cost Rs 3,10,947

Plastering
Ceiling (Material + Labour) ₹ 1,09,200
Internal Walls (Material + Labour) ₹ 2,73,000
External Walls (Material + Labour) ₹ 1,77,450
Total Plastering Cost ₹ 5,59,650

Electrical and Plumbing Work
Electrical ₹ 4,09,500
Plumbing ₹ 4,09,500
Total Cost of Plumbing and Electrical ₹ 8,19,000

 

Total Construction Cost ₹ 52,89,000

 

The actual cost of home construction may not be this clear, there are other statutory and legal charges that can be about 0.5% of the total property cost. Housejoy offers low budget home construction with trained professionals and the best in technology.

*The figures mentioned are an approximation and prices are subject to increase or decrease depending on various factors.

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All About Home Construction Loan: Interest Rates, Eligibility & Documents

Whether you prefer buying a pre-constructed house or build a home from the ground up, you are inevitably in for a high cost. A home construction loan is an option that can help many ascertain a life long dream.

 

Residential home construction is a large endeavour to manage and more than the construction process itself it is a large amount of documentation that can sometimes be overwhelming.

 

But don’t give up yet! You know what they say – “Where there is a will, there is a way!” And the way in our case is Home Construction Loans. These loans enable you to commence your dream home construction even if you don’t have save-up capital.

 

Now, it’s time to get to the important stuff – Eligibility, Interest Rates, Documents Required, and ‘How to Apply for it’.

 

Eligibility

For Salaried Professionals:

  • Age: must be a minimum age of 23 and should not exceed 60.
  • Income: Must have a minimum monthly income of Rs.25,000 in metro cities and Rs.20,000 in other cities.
  • Loan Amount: can avail a minimum of Rs.80,000 to a maximum of  90% of Home Value based on their eligibility.
  • City: Is eligible in 180 cities across India.
  • Co-Applicant: Not mandatory, but only immediate family members can be a co-applicant.
  • Employment: Must have at least 2 years of work experience and should have 6 months of experience in the present company.
  • CIBIL: Should have a CIBIL score between 650 to 749+

For Self Employed Professionals:

  • Income: Must have minimum monthly income of Rs.25000 (in some banks 10,000) per month and above.
  • Loan Amount: Can avail a minimum of Rs.1,00,000 to a maximum of  Rs.35,00,00,000 based on their eligibility.
  • City: Is eligible in 180 cities across India.
  • Co-Applicant: Not mandatory, but only immediate family members can be a co-applicant.
  • Employment: Should have at least 5 years of turnover before they can apply for the loan.
  • CIBIL: Should have a CIBIL score between 650 to 900

Well, that’s the eligibility criteria to apply for a home construction loan.

 

Interest Rates

Wondering how much interest you need to pay for a home construction loan? Well, it actually varies from bank to bank, but it generally falls between 8% to 19%. Allow us to shed some more light home construction loan interest rates*.

Axis Bank – 7.75% to 8.55%

Bajaj Finserv – 9.05% to 10.30%

Citibank – 7.50% to 8.25%

DHFL – 9.5% onwards

HDFC Bank – 6.95% to 8.20%

ICICI Bank – 6.95% to 8.05%

IDFC Bank – 7.oo%

Indiabulls – 8.99%

IndusInd Bank – 8.00%  to 16.00%

Kotak Mahindra Bank – 7.40% to 9.70%

LIC Housing – 6.90% onwards

PNB Housing Finance Ltd. – 8.85% to 9.95%

Punjab National Bank – 7.00% to 7.60%

Standard Chartered Bank – 8.86% to 9.19%

State Bank of India – 6.95% to 7.50%

Tata Capital – 8.50%

Reliance Home Finance Ltd. – 9.75% to 13.00%

Vastu Housing Finance Corporation Ltd. – 12.5% to 16.5%

*rates are subject to change.

For more information, you can contact the financial institution and ask for details.

 

Documents Required

Here is a checklist of the documents you need to present while taking a loan:

  • Passport Size Photographs
  • Identity Proof: Passport / Driving License / Voter ID / PAN Card / Aadhaar Card.
  • Address Proof: Driving License / Registered Rent Agreement / Electricity Bill (up to 3 months old) / Passport.
  • Employment Appointment Letter: Mandatory if the current employment experience is less than 1-year.
  • Financial Documents Required:
    – Last 3 months salary slips.
    – 6 months bank statement.

– 2 years Form 16.

  • Property Documents: Sale deed, Khata, transfer of ownership.
  • Advance Processing Cheque: A cancelled cheque for validation of bank account.
  • Financial Documents Required:
    – For Salaried Individual: 3 month salary slips, Form 16 and bank statement
    – For Self-Employed Individual: IT returns for the last 2 years along with computation of

income tax for past 2 years certified by a Chartered accountant

  • Complete Home Loan Application form duly filled.

 

How to Apply

 

This is the easiest part! All you have to do is maintain a folder with all the documents ready and then fill the form in the financial institution(offline/online) and you’re all set. It would take about 4-6 weeks to get the approval of your home construction loan based on your eligibility, credit score, and state you reside in for your home construction loan.

*Courtesy: Paisabazaar.com, Bajaj Finserve, Vastu HFC individual websites.

Now that your documents are ready, you can look forward to building your dream house. Housejoy offers low budget home construction services at an attractive price with top-notch quality. We have the best architects and engineers on board with us

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Build on a Budget: How to Reduce Construction Costs

The primary concern when thinking about residential home construction is the construction cost. These costs cover an entire project that is by no means a small amount. However, it is possible for these costs to be significantly reduced by simply keeping a few things in mind and build on a budget

 

Plan Smart & Stick to it

The first key to cost reduction is to map out the individual costs of each process. This gives you a birds-eye view of what you are looking for and enables you to effectively plan your progress.

 

Use Affordable Alternatives


You don’t always need expensive materials to make your home sophisticated and elegant. So you can cut down your costs by finding affordable and good quality alternative materials that will do the same job. Here you can find How to Make a Luxury Home on a Tight Budget

 

Keep Designs Simple

Customizing is great, but when it comes to intricate designs it might end up increasing your costs by a large margin. So try and keep things simple yet elegant to reduce the construction cost.

Avoid Last-Minute Changes

When planning the layout and design, make sure you are 100% happy with the blueprint. If not, make sure those changes are made immediately on the spot. This will stop you from making last-minute changes and keep the project on track. These small changes could impact your budget heavily.

 

Pick the Right Team

A skilled and trained team goes hand-in-hand with low budget cost construction. This team helps you create a plan that you will not need to change later on. Furthermore, the team makes every decision based on your finalized budget and thus are in a better position to work and help you build on a budget.

So, get started on your dream home construction. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to follow these tips to reduce the construction costs. For expert help, click the button below!

 

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Home Construction Made Convenient

The time has come to move away from the old ways of construction. The whole process of searching for a contractor, getting used to missed deadlines and eventually compromising on quality is no more. With Housejoy you can expect completely transparency, the best materials, timely completion and no additional costs to your dream home construction. Here’s how it works when you choose Housejoy for your construction project:

 

Step 1: Finalizing of construction package by customer

 

 

There are fixed packages for construction . The packages differ based on materials, interiors, etc. Packages can be customized as well.

 

Step 2: Initial Booking and Advance

 

 

Once the package and rates have been decided, we create a booking agreement which will include the quotation. After approval, the booking advance payment will be made.

 

Step 3. Drawing and Design Discussion

 

 

You will discuss your plans and ideas with the architects and designers who will then draw up a plan. Our in-house team of designers will discuss and share multiple designs based on your suggestions. There are numerous plans that will be drawn up – like the site plan, the floor plan, cross section, elevation and more.

 

Step 4: Main Agreement Signed

 

The main agreement is made and signed by all parties. This agreement will have all the details and terms like timelines, materials, payment basis, laws, etc. Once you’ve signed the main agreement, your project is officially underway.

 

 

Step 5: Project Schedule Creation and Execution

 

 

A schedule will be created for the project. This will outline the entire process in a step-by-step manner and include all the work in store. It starts from the contracts, permits and documents needed to the site work, laying of foundation, carpentry, plumbing, electric, roofing, interiors, hardware, cleaning, walk-through and handover. Any delays in the schedule carry a penalty, this encourages the construction to stick to a specific timeline.

 

Step 6: Monthly Cash Flow Creation

 

 

A consolidated cash flow plan is created according to the project’s timeline and budget. You pay according to the requirements of the specific stage. The bills for the actual work done will be sent on a weekly basis. This will include material and labour cost.

 

Step 7: Progress Tracking and Audit

 

 

Our tech-driven platform enables you to track any phase of the project whenever you want, from wherever you are. Automated progress reports and payment flows will be updated on the app so you can track your progress with the simple tap of a finger. During the entire process, you will receive updates via Whatsapp and follow ups thrice a week. CCTV cameras will be installed on the site and you will have complete viewing access of the residential home construction in process.

 

Step 8: Project Completion and Handover

 

 

All projects will be completed on time and after a walk-through and final check, you will receive the keys to your dream home.

Not only is the process transparent and convenient, you’ll have the best team working on every aspect of your residential home construction to ensure completion on time with no unwanted surprises.

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How to Set a Budget for Your Dream Home Construction Project?

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of your dream home construction is the money! How much will it cost? Should I set a budget aside for it? How can you plan the budget? Managing the budget once the project begins? Here is a curated list of tips on how you can go about setting a budget for your residential home construction project.

 

Fix Your Goals, Research and Analyze

For this you will require an expert team who can assist you with the research and the analysis of your project. What will you be researching, you ask? Your goals, your requirements, designs, materials and more. Try to find similar projects to compare with and get your construction estimates right.

 

Hiring Experts

Keeping all the materials and requirements aside, you need to remember expertise comes at a price. Hiring experts for your project is a necessity and not something you can take lightly as you want your new home to look exactly the way you imagined it to be. The good news is that with Housejoy, you get a team of experts that help ease the entire process at one place.

 

Project Design & Development

Get in touch with architects and design consultants to draw out your dream designs on paper. Use their expertise to check if your design plans are feasible. This will help you make an informed decision backed up by experts on your materials and requirements which will further help in making an estimate of the final cost for all.

 

Move on to Financing Options

When you’ve fixed your design and materials, and have an idea of your specific requirements, you should look at your financing options – do you have the entire amount in savings or do you need to get a loan? If you think you can save up, it’s time to start planning your savings in a systematic and efficient way.

 

Contingency Budget

Even if you plan out everything down to the last detail a problem could arise. There is no project that can be completed with 100% efficacy but Housejoy comes quite close. You may want to make small changes once you see the home being built that you did not consider while viewing a blueprint. To accommodate these last-minute changes, you should have a contingency budget.

 

Cut Costs in a Smart Way

You definitely do not want to buy cheap materials but there are other things you can trim your costs on that wouldn’t be a problem on a long term basis. You can start with choosing lower cost finishes, time your project right, think twice before making changes along the way and so on. Remember, a lower cost does not necessarily mean a low quality product.

 

Project & Budget Management

The last part is the most taxing and meticulous. You need to keep tabs on the project and ensure that it’s going as per the set schedule. Make sure the builders, architects or designers are sticking to the decided requirements and materials. Of course, with a certified team, you don’t need to worry about these problems.

 

Once your budget is ready, you can begin your dream home construction with less tension and stress. Get an expert team to lead your construction project and watch your dreams come true.

 

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Home Ownership: Buy or Wait?

There is no sector that is safe from the economic downturn imposed by the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020. The normal relationship between supply and demand has been upended and businesses have had to completely change their operating perspectives. These are dubious times for both the buyer and the seller.

It is surprising then that most market experts feel that this is a very good time to be in the market for a house. The reason why home buyers are in a positive space is because they are at an unprecedented advantage to negotiate favourable deals on home options. Even more interesting, home buyers are looking at interest rates of 7.15% to 7.8% on home loans which is an all-time-low.

There are multiple factors at play here when considering this change. For one, there has been a mass exodus of construction projects across India. Many construction sites are empty simply because labour forces are either scared for their safety or have returned to their native residences. Secondly, of the 6.4 lakh apartments in the top 7 Indian cities, only 12% can be classified as ready to move in. This means that even large-scale apartment constructions have a long way to go before being fully ready.

The labour factor is failing for certain firms because of poor working conditions that have been prevalent for decades in India. Simply put, labourers are not paid even close to an appreciable amount for them to risk their health. The problem with independent contractors and vendors is a propagation of dated money-saving tactics which leaves with a workforce that is neither loyal nor motivated. The government understands this and is looking strongly into enforcing minimum standards for every construction labourer. Noting the devastating effect of the gaps in the construction chain, various state governments are also mulling over e-registration of construction documents and contracts cutting out the middleman entirely.

But the factor that every home buyer has to consider is where they stand in terms of capital. According to a survey done by ANAROCK Construction, roughly 40% of people who were prepared to go for their own property in January 2020 do not intend to start on those plans this year after the Covid19 Pandemic. There are many reasons that affect this decision but the strongest one is no doubt the complete lack of financial security. Many people who fall into this 40% have no source of income because of lay-offs, company closures and business debts. These people have unfortunately been on the receiving end of an economic crisis. These people were also focusing on getting their own home on the backs of home loans which in January 2020 did not have the attractive interest rates they do now.

But what of the other 60%? Well these comprise of people who had saved up capital for their home construction projects before commencing them. Those with saved capital are not banking on home loans and thus have a lesser requirement for a constant flow of income to finance their projects. This category no doubt has a strong advantage as now they are looking at substantially lower rates and they have a very strong ground for re-negotiations. It is understandable why they would want to continue with their plans as they are neither affected by an economic crises nor high construction rates.

Over 75% of prospective homeowners in India have suffered from offline property dealings and searches. Now with the pandemic forcing businesses to look at online options for their operations and catalogue, there is a paradigm shift for the construction sector around the corner. More firms are looking into technological strengthening and making a more robust online presence. These changes are applauded by the government as well with a prospect of online registrations of property documents. This would help bring back the value chain and make the concept of your own house not just affordable but convenient as well.

Get greater insights into your potential options for a home with us.

 

 

Better Reforms Lead to Better Homes

 

The current challenge faced by the Construction Sector in India is not Covid19. The worldwide pandemic of 2020 has created gaps and obstructions in almost every existing business. All sectors of the company have had to drastically change their working methodology and workforce. In fact, if one would stop to think for a second, the construction industry was severely impacted only during the lockdown. All other obstacles have workarounds that are being utilized effectively. Why then is India’s Construction sector not recovering from a 40-day hiatus? The reason is simple, and the worst part is this reason has existed long before Covid19. 

The first problem is the severe lack of skilled labour. India has no certification for a day-wage labourer. If an individual has working arms and legs, they can qualify as a labourer. The lack of certification is silently applauded behind closed doors by the construction sector as this directly lowers the wages these labourers receive. Furthermore, there is no minimum cap for the wages these labourers receive. This makes manual labour cheap and cost-effective. With pathetic working conditions, low pay and zero job security the labourers can hardly be blamed for leaving construction sites and heading back to their hometowns. A severe lack of training programs hurts not only the labourer but the homeowner as well in the long run. The government has tried to fix this gap with the “Skill India” initiative that focuses on grass-roots training.

But initiatives and schemes are only as effective as the people they are implemented for. The construction sector provides little to no encouragement towards these initiatives because their profit margins will be affected. This kind of short-term cost cutting not only damages the final product but also damages the trust of the client and the reputation of the builder.

Another problem comes with the inability of contractors to embrace technology. Construction tech is not cheap and why invest in machines when people will get the job done for less than a third of the cost? The answer is simple, the tech is a big investment, but it is also a permanent one. It not only reduces costs in the long run but also ensures quality workmanship. A contractor might see the result as being a hole in their pocket for better quality, but the benefits are so much more than that.

The average labourer of today is underpaid, has no protection for his health and generally works in construction sites with unsafe conditions. Furthermore, they work with machines that increase their burden and at times even hurts them physically. A relatively small investment will provide long-term benefits that are sadly ignored in the name of a quick profit. Providing the labourers with the best in technology and welfare leads to a workforce which feels secure and thus is highly motivated. Add skilled labour and you have a formula for on-time deliveries, enhanced productivity, and improved margins.

Improved welfare and embracing technology is the way forward. Cutting corners and poor treatment of the workforce stagnates our progress every passing day.

 

 

Construction vs COVID: What’s the New Normal for Prospective Home Owners?

Technology seems to be the primary advocate in keeping the economy running during this crisis that’s preventing most of the population from stepping out of their homes. The 2020, Covid19 Pandemic has disrupted life as we know and more relevantly has divided people into two categories; the ones who have to step out to make a living and the ones who don’t. The latter taking on a larger portion of jobs than the former. This is where one of the biggest sectors of employment in India comes into play — construction.

The construction sector employs approximately 12% of the entire population with manual labour ALONE contributing to the larger piece of the pie. This means that just ONE facet of the construction process provides income opportunities to 15 CRORE people in India. This feels overwhelming given that India had halted construction activities for more than 60 days during the nationwide lockdown.

Although construction activities have resumed with necessary restrictions in place, it was estimated that the cost of skilled labour would increase by 20-25% and the cost of unskilled labour by 10-15% in the post-lockdown period. The reason for this increase is simple; not only are the workers risking their safety by working at the construction site but the cost of living for the worker has increased as well. Basic amenities have seen a surge in price as well as healthcare and travel. The rising cost of labour, in turn, puts a strain on construction companies as they now must re-evaluate the cost of every stage involved in the construction process.

The person most affected here is the individual trying to make a home for themselves. Even if you have gone to a large construction firm for security and quality, these firms are forced to change their prices because their margins are equally affected by the other large projects they have undertaken. Because construction involves multiple teams of skilled and unskilled individuals for different purposes, any large construction firm must make price changes across their entire workforce to maintain a balance in their activities.

Though these large firms cannot be blamed for being forced to take these measures, the burden on the single homeowner is massive. There is just no possible way for one to personally contact each vendor, supplier, and labourer to negotiate on cost. This is where private firms that exclusively focus on single home building come in. Private firms have considerably smaller overheads than larger companies and not as heavily affected by disruptions in the supply chain. It helps even more when certain firms maintain an in-house team rather than relying on outside consultants and engineers.

Most private firms also focus on stage-based payment schemes that only request payment for a specific stage after completion of the prior. This relaxes the burden on the client as their payment is decided beforehand and they have no fear of extra costs. Smaller firms are able to provide this assurance for the simple reason that everyone involved is on the firms’ payroll and not an outside vendor with whom separate payment contracts need to be drawn up at every stage.

Bridges, metros, and offices will continue to be built regardless of a financial crisis thanks to powerful financial backing. It is only fair that single homeowners enjoy the same luxury with firms that are created to cater to their specific needs.

Look Good. Be Safe: Let the Salon Come Home

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Before you opt for our salon-at-home services, we want you to understand that our priority will always be your safety. Rejuvenating you comes next

Everything is sterilized. Everything!

Our experts are mandated to sterilize every single piece of equipment they use. From their tools to the bag they carry them in. Even single-use disposable kits are sterilized as an added precaution.

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We are always careful

Before entering your home, experts will check their own temperature and once again ensure that their equipment is properly packed and intact. No risk of torn gloves or masks.

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What happens with kits, stays with kits.

Our experts use single-use kits which are disposed of immediately post service. Even the Sanex strip and chair cloths are one-time use only.

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No secrets at your salon at home!

You can ask the expert to show all the equipment to you before service. If you wish, the expert will check his temperature and double-check on his equipment.

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Your wish is our command

The service will only start after every check has been made to your satisfaction. If you feel that the precautions aren’t up to your mark then you can refuse the service on the spot. The service is only rendered after your approval.

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Your safety is the priority. We’ll say that again and again.

All experts are equipped with masks, disposable gloves, sanitizers, and thermometers. Our experts will wear a mask throughout the service and will constantly sanitize. We request you to kindly sanitize the space in which you want your service and take all the necessary precautions. 

 We aim to do the render services with utmost precaution so that you can enjoy a well deserved, relaxing beauty treatment that you waited for months for.

We couldn’t be more careful and yet we will go the extra mile when it comes to pampering you! We aim to do render services with utmost precaution so that you can enjoy a well deserved, relaxing beauty treatment that you’ve waited months for. It’s time to get rid of the lockdown look.