We speak of really economic houses, which in their structure, materials, design, and functionality, an equitable relationship between cost and benefit are achieved. What does this mean? That for each rupee that is paid for them, durability, resistance, functionality, and beauty is received. This is why construction is truly economic.
In this blog, we have presented some important points to be considered when you are looking for the cheapest way to build a house.
It takes hands to build a house, but hearts to build a home
Save on size and space
The smaller the design of the house, the lower the cost, but it is not limited to a construction of two minimum rooms. The important thing is to have a compact but practical design that integrates all the activities that will be carried out in the interior, with its corresponding communication with terraces and open areas.
A cheap house can have a compact design, with a small but precise hall, which distributes to the social area and limits access to the private one. The bedrooms can share a large bathroom and separate the toilet from the shower, even remove the sink so that three people can use each area without interfering. The kitchen and the dining room can be integrated into the same space and create a room that can open onto the terrace when more space is required.
Choose resistant but durable and solid materials
In general, the state and municipal regulations allow the construction with durable and solid materials, considering only the concrete block or the cast concrete. But it turns out that there are multiple options to build. Effectively the concrete block is as economical as there is, but in the long run, the investment is more expensive since an insulation material must be placed on it, then a lining and finally the color, that on the outside. And on the inside, you should at least protect yourself with a simple coating.
Both the material and the workmanship of the insulation is usually expensive, and if you want to add more color to it. Why not build with lightweight material, such as lightweight concrete with polystyrene or structure of compressed wood and plasterboard with angles of aluminum? These materials already include an insulation system inside and should only receive a simple coating.
Organic design is one that contemplates all its interiors and all its inhabitants as small organs within a larger organism, where each piece is essential and at the same time can merge with another, separate from another, work independently or alternate activities.
If you decide on concrete
The concrete block does not have to be ugly, there is not a single measurement and there are also many decorative blocks that can be used to create an attractive and modern design. Before deciding on this material you must be aware of the climate of the area where you will live.
Brick is a material rich in every way. It is natural and organic. Historically it has been an icon in construction. It works as a good insulator. It is flexible, manageable and very colorful. However, its use is often related to low quality or bad taste. but in reality, it should not be like that.
Nature and technology go hand in hand in economic houses
Another creative and economic option is to build a steel structure and fill the walls with other types of natural materials. It is true that steel is quite expensive, but it can be limited to the basics of the structure: the flown, the beams and the columns. The rest of the construction can be done with natural materials such as stone and not just brick, wood, and polished stone sidewalks.
This has two benefits: on the one hand, this type of materials are of fantastic durability and on the other, the union of industrial materials such as steel and wood or stone creates a warm and charming atmosphere, which for years you will not want to change anything.
And finally, we have the prefabricated houses. These homes have many benefits: they are only assembled on the site, so there are enormous savings in transportation, excavations, and removal of material as well as in personnel and labor. The pieces are designed modularly and are connected so that they can be disassembled, moved and reassembled in another place.
They are compact but very flexible. Their designs allow many uses and a total optimization of space. Its designs are beautiful, charming, diverse and from modern to classic.