Kandy has limited land to accommodate a large and growing population.Density must be addressed, and the most economical and eco-friendly option is to build housing that is 2 or more stories. Building up rather than out minimizes land use and allows housing on a narrow lot. Alternatively, large suburban lots have room for a sprawling home that takes advantage of the luxuries of space. Split level homes are usually two or three levels, with each floor being separated by only a few stairs. This allows for private sleeping, living and entertainment space within a smaller floor plan. Luxury homes such have grand living spaces with a second floor for bedrooms and often a third floor that makes use of attic space and various other nooks for additional rooms.
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It would not be wrong to say that constructing houses in the hilly areas is a great charm for many people in Sri Lanka. Because in the hot season, these hilly places provide a much better environment for spending holidays. However, constructing a house in the mountains is a great challenge because you have to consider various technical factors like the slop of the ground and flow of the rain water. The major issue in the hilly areas is land sliding; therefore, you cannot construct a house without hiring a renowned construction company in Sri Lanka. Complete View of the Site by an Architect Before digging and filling up the foundation and designing a structure is needed and an architect is supposed to visit the site with a critical point of view.
He/She should consider various factors like: whether the area is on the top of a mountain, in the middle or in the bottom. Because for every location there is a need to use different techniques for making foundations.
Usually, the tops of the mountains are a little flat and do not need a stronger foundation as the houses in the middle and in the bottom. The rain water flows from top to bottom, so the houses in the middle and in the last are more likely to get affected. Make a strong base to avoid the risk of land sliding, make the foundation a lot more stronger than you make in the flat area. The foundation should be strengthened with the iron bars. Besides these, you also need to spend a lot of money on making the back of the house, resistant to heavy water flows. Fill the back like a slab (Concrete Retaining Wall). The Quality of the Construction Materials Although, cement, reinforcement bars, sand and binding wars are the common construction materials yet these should be of the high quality and should be applied in a slightly different way than the one you use in the flat areas. By hiring the services of a qualified modern architect in Sri Lanka, you can get the best ideas about the different construction materials. He can even provide you the rough estimation of the total cost of construction.
Hillside home plans are those that are designed to incorporate a hillside or slope on the property. Hillside home plans are most often two or two and a half stories, and can be designed in a number of ways, depending on how the slope is situated in regards to the actual house. If the slope bisects the home from front to back, then the resulting home plan is often called a split level home, with the half-story to one side. When the slope bisects the house from side to side, then the result is most often a walkout or daylight basement, or even a recreational room on the sub-level, with living quarters above. Hillside home plans have been designed with topography in mind, and can be tailored to suit you personality and lifestyle.
“Splitting” the house into staggered levels provided families with enough room for their different activities, and was a very innovative use of interior space. It separated the living/dining rooms and kitchen (main level) from the recreation/family room (lower level) and sleeping areas (upper level).
Mrs. W.C.G Ranasinghe
Hatton National Bank,
Dalada Veediya, Kandy