By Umar Nsubuga
If you have this kind of plot you have to plan it carefully to avoid future regrets.
David Kireli, an architect and civil engineer the Ministry of Education, says when working on your building project, it is very important to use professionals like architects, surveyors, contractors or even good builders with experience.
How you can utilise this plot
Like all residential plots, this one too must meet certain specifications for it to function well. Things like parking, children’s play space, a place to dry clothes and waste water drainage need to be paid attention to as you design the house.
There are an unlimited number of possibilities for designing this kind of plot. Abdu-Wahab Nyanzi an architect at JR Consultants says the fi rst alternative would be to build a two or three bedroom house complete with two bathrooms, lounge, garage and kitchen. But there is also the option of constructing a fl at or storeyed house.
The issue of proper construction processes should be noted that different buildings may require different processes, for example mammal compaction may be sufficient for single storey structures it is important to use machine compactors normally called vibrators to obtain quality work, when building multi-storey structures.
Importance the of plan
A plan has details of the building dimensions of the different rooms, wall sizes and site plan which specifi cally shows the positioning of the building in relation to the plot and its surrounding. It is important to have an approved plan that has been through the right process, if you just build other occupants and public will be uncomfortable.
How to handle workers
If you want good results then you have to treat workers well. Imagine if a worker without protective gear fell from a storeyed building. He would probably be seriously injured or even die. Porter, foreman, instructors and builders are supposed to be protected against accidents of this nature.
Accidents as small as stepping on a nail can cause a delay in a construction schedule after one man is down. First aid kits would come in handy to aid an accident victim before he or she is forwarded to a clinic or hospital.