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Ten things to consider when building your dream home

building your dream home

For an average man building a  befitting house – some place you can call home, is definitely a dream come true. A home of your own is arguably the biggest asset man can have. This article states 10 things you ought to consider when building your dream home It’s every sane man’s desire to find a worthy place to call ...

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RENT TO OWN: Another path to owning a home.

Rent-to-own

Owning your house in a country like Nigeria, especially in metro cities of Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt is a laudable accomplishment considering the high cost of living. In this article, we take a look at an alternative to paying rent and being treated shabbily by your landlord. The cost of renting a standard house is so back-breaking, sometimes having ...

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Using Social Housing Scheme to Solve Housing Problems in Nigeria

Housing Shortage in Lagos

When you talk about social housing for the masses, the words that come to mind are cheap, affordable, non-profit driven, mass produced houses that could be occupied by low income earners, who may wish to save towards eventually buying such houses with time. Considering the fact that Nigeria has a housing deficit of about 17 million units, any information that ...

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Regulatory Bodies In the Construction Industry In Nigeria

regulatory bodies

The construction or building industry in Nigeria is a complex and highly competitive one with varying professionals in different aspects. These professionals ensure the successful execution of its numerous activities. However, just like in every sector of the economy of a country, there are regulatory bodies that are saddled with the responsibility of ensuring the effective control; coordination; organizing; directing; ...

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Why Building Information Modeling (BIM) Should Be Adopted in Nigeria

Building Information Modeling

One technology that has emerged over the last decade and a half is Building Information Modeling (BIM). This article highlights the importance of BIM to the construction industry in Nigeria. There were no significant changes in the building design methods observed until the mid-nineteenth century and engineers were used to describe their design by traditional methods (pen, paper, and ruler). ...

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Environmental Impact of Building Projects in Nigeria

environmental impact

Environmental Impact is used to describe some implications of human activities on the environment. This article views the environmental impact of building construction projects in Nigeria. The environment is threatened severely by so many problems, some of which are caused by the activities of Construction Projects. The major environmental impacts of building construction projects include environmental pollution, resource depletion and ...

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Title Deed in Real Estate Investment

exchange of letters for the transfer of title to land

A deed, as defined in the dictionary is a signed document pertaining to the ownership or legal rights of landed property. Ownership, legal, rights, property, signed are some of the keywords that stand out here.  Like in all other aspects of investment, in real estate business, the seller and buyer must come together, negotiate and either seal a deal successfully ...

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When Does it Become Necessary to Demolish a Building?

Demolish

Building takes time, and demolition takes consideration. Demolishing a building isn’t easy, and it requires careful, detailed planning to demolish any structure. When is it really necessary to carry out a demolition? Whether corporate buildings or household projects are considered, demolition services should be engaged by inquiring minds and conservative pursuits. When is it time to demolish a building? The ...

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Knowing The Right Foundation For Your Home

Right foundation

It is important to know the right foundation for your building. Having the right foundation for your building saves you a lot of trouble. This article reveals the components of a common foundation and their purpose to ensure a strong and stable house for years to come The foundation is the most important element of any building, be it a ...

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Basic steps in building a house

basic steps in building a house

This became necessary due to recent mails I received asking for advise on basic steps in building a house that once can effectively follow. It is for those who are not really sure of what steps to follow when planning for their house. Understanding the basic steps in building a house will aid your knowledge more and always make you ...

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