How can we construct low cost eco-friendly houses in india – quora electricity symbols

Construction of Low Cost Eco-Friendly Houses is socially relevant as the production of Every Metric Ton of Cement will Emit One Metric Ton of CO2 /Carbon Dioxide. So consumption of Cement should be reduced to create Eco- Friendly Houses. Solar power to be used for lighting and all other purpose in House.

(1) Terracotta Hollow Blocks of size 450 mm x 200 mm x 200 mm, 400 mm x 200 mm x 200 mm and ,300 mm x 200 mm x 200 mm size for construction of the Outer wall of Buildings with RCC framed structure. This is available in Andhrapradesh and all parts of South India. This Terracotta Hollow Blocks are the Gift to our Country by the British Engineers . This products are in use from 1825. To manufacture this we need Clay and Soil having more Plasticity. When Mangalore roofing tiles dont have any demand because of the concrete roof , Tiles factories in Nuzuvid started manufacturing Terracotta Hollow Blocks .We can M anufacture it in every state of Our Country. This blocks can be used in any high rise building as it is light weight , Stronger than any other brick , Eco-Friendly and Cost-effective.

( 2 ) Terracotta Hollow Blocks of size 750 mm x 300 mm x 100 mm for construction of Internal Partition wall. As this blocks are having a thickness of 100 mm, more Space will be available because of 100 mm thick wall. No need of plastering and painting for outer wall . Hollow pockets in Terracotta hollow Blocks will reduce the heat inside the buildings. Electricity can be saved up to 45%. No need of Air Conditioner / Water Cooler,we can manage with fan in Summer in All North Indian States. The Products shown in this answer a can be used in any high rise building as it is light weight , Stronger than any other brick , Eco-Friendly and Cost-effective.

(3) Terracotta hollow Tiles of 65mm to 75mm thick can be used in the ceiling of Roof sab, as shown in Image -3 attached. Before concrete we can keep this in a layer below the steel fabricated for concrete as in Image -6 and after concreting it will be apart of roof slab. No need of plastering and painting for ceiling of Roof Slab. This hollow pockets in Terracotta hollow Tiles will reduce the heat inside the building

This bricks can be used for the construction of First Floor with 75mm thick Terracotta Tile roof . for making this kind of roof Wooden beams/ Pre-Cast concrete beams 150mm wide will be fixed in the top layer of Brick work by keeping the top level of beam and brick work at same level .Each beam will be fixed at 750mm center to center distance. Next step is preparing a layer of 75mm thick Terracotta Roof Hollow Tiles of 450mm wide and 750mm in length ( See Image -1 Attached ). By using this hollow tiles projection can be given to the roof. Above this layer a 50mm thick plastering with Lime mortar ( mixing natural Lime and River Sand at 1: 3 0r 1:4 ratio ) will make it water tight. As we are not using any Concrete in this floor there will not be any heat generating from the floor/ Roof . Ground floor with Terracotta Hollow Blocks with slab roof and First Floor with Soil bricks with Terracotta Roof Hollow Tiles is 83% Eco-Friendly . If we can use Teak wood beams to support 75mm thick Terracotta Roof Hollow Tiles with 25mm thick plastering with Lime Mortar and Clay tiles Flooring above this as the flooring for First Floor. First floor walls with soil stabilized bricks / Terracotta Hollow Blocks with Terracotta Roof as mentioned above will be 100% Eco-Friendly Houses.

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