the Stage of a lay-out of the house
If your house is projected together with a verandah, arrange it lengthways more extended party of the house. Such site will protect a wall of the house from a wind and will reduce heat losses. For natural illumination of rooms is inexpedient to do their extended in the house. An optimum parity 1:1,5 (i.e. the length should not exceed width more than in 1,5 times). However, without appreciable discomfort it is possible to live in a room with a parity of the parties from 1,75:1 to 2:1, but not the big. Hardly you can make the professional plan of the site, consider degree of its inclination if that is available.
Besides, it is necessary to define and consider at designing and building of feature of type of soil and the breeds located under it, level of the ground waters, a prevailing direction of a wind, quantity of a rain in the summer and snow in the winter on what the optimum form and a roof material, and many other things directly depends. In particular, that your cottage will stand, most likely, not in an open country, and in the neighbourhood with other houses. Houses should not disturb each other, the settlement or street should have any general architectural shape. Pass on settlement and the general for all communications - lines power- and water supply, a gas pipeline, the water drain, simply highways. There are also sanitary specifications which necessarily should be observed. Whether you know such necessary moments that it is impossible to dig, for example, a cellar more close, than in 7 m from the or neighbour's farmyard or a compost pit; Or about what the distance from a wall of your house to border of the next site should be not less than 3 m?
It is necessary to consult with experts and about of what is better to construct your house taking into account your desires and possibilities. What to start - a brick, a tree, concrete? Let's talk about it more in detail in section " Building materials ".
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