Friday, 11 August 2017

5 ways to make your outdoor living spaces eco- friendly for your family

It’s not just the prefabricated homes you live in that make the difference to your mental health but, the outdoor living spaces to do so! It’s always a nice feeling to go out there and lead towards a positive change and improve the environment in your way and prevent disposal of harmful toxics just like that.

Here are 5 ways to ensure you the fact that you can make your outdoor living spaces eco- friendly for you and your family:



1. Pick up sustainable materials- Want to design your outdoor area? Well, why not go for sustainable items like wood, bamboo or, cork? It’s not just stylish but, it’s eco- friendly too. Most importantly, it’s reducing the usage of materials like bricks, stones, plastics, etc. while building your fence. Don’t worry- these sustainable materials can be very flexible and comes in a varied range of shapes, sizes, colors and more!

2. Repurpose and reuse- It’s hard to apply but, it’s so much fun- why not re- invent your old furniture, items etc. rather than, spending a huge amount on buying new furniture, wasting so many resources? Best part- it gives your house a nostalgic look, it make it look old- school and a house full of antiques in no time. 

3. Opt for energy-saving lighting- Lighting is a necessity in the generation we’re living in. It’s hard to compromise on it in spite of us knowing about it’s demerits like it emits carbon do oxide, has a short lifespan but, causes long- term damages. We’ve got a solution for you- make use of solar lighting in your outdoor living area, or, go for LED string lights and so on to give the best of effects and benefits to the environment as well as your unique eco- friendly home in Bangalore.

4. Embrace nature- Make enough room for flowers, trees, shrubs etc. to grow not just for your benefit or, for your house to look beautiful but, for minimizing the level of air pollutants! However, do stick to native species in order to help it survive for as long as they’re supposed to and the ones who don’t require much water!

5. Shade your very own outdoor haven- Have plenty of shade around your house as the sun today is giving out harmful UV radiations, leading to all kinds of cancers, sickness etc. Set up blinds, pretty curtains etc, in order to enjoy the sun, not face its harmful effects!

In a few simple green steps, you can now design a lovely, eco-friendly outdoor sanctuary your environment and your loved ones.

Champion Prefabs

Ph: 08049034555
#L32, Ground Floor 
J.S. Tower, 2nd A Main Road, HSR Layout, 
6th Sector, Outer Ring Road, Agara, 
Bangalore - 560102, Karnataka, India. 




Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Container homes- Then and now

Back in time, all people truly cared about was to build one of the most lavish homes and live in it. Then, one fine day, came container homes which were built from durable, stack-able, strong, movable, cut-able, modular and most importantly affordable container homes. Architects have built several containers down the line, meeting requirements like of schools, offices, apartments, artists' studios and so on wherein, they have been able to include swimming pools too!

Phillip C. Clark filed for a United States patent on November 23, 1987 described as "Method for converting one or more steel shipping containers into a habitable building at a building site and the product thereof". This patent was granted August 8, 1989 as patent 4854094. (Wikipedia) 

container homes also started being dissolved by the US Army for it's durability and reliability, keeping the things in it safe and secure and waterproof too!

Then, came the Gulf War in 1991 wherein, containers developed into a place where prisoners of war would be transported. Holes were cut out for ventilation and were also used as military shelters. They started adding sandbags to the walls of the shipping container to create another layer of protection against grenades, guns and so on.


One of the most affordable container homes are shipped to North America from Asia- the ones coming from Europe were considered to be extremely expensive without any reason.
In fact, it's a great option to opt for shipping container homes in India rather than, opting for outsourcing used containers due to multiple defects like rust.

21st century container homes are dazzling today and considered to be the in- thing.

  • This is due to multiple reasons like:
  • affordability, time saving
  • efficient in nature
  • keeping customizations in mind
  • sustainable in nature
  • easy to build and more

Also, container houses have no limits- you build a school with it or, a restaurant or, swimming pools, there's no limit to what can be a part of container homes.

Unlike the olden times, container homes are now easy to maintain and are accepted by all at once! In fact, it's a great way to show your artistic side with the amazing customization or, variations you can create for your dream home. It can be of any size, built on any length and width of any property and so on in no time, at the most affordable rates.

Read: How to build a shipping container cabin?


Build yourself a container and let the world know it's history, t's benefits- don't worry- it won't be hot! All containers are well- insulated such that you won't even need an AC unless, you opt for a not-so-good builder.

Try out prefab homes builder like Champion Prefabs and feel the difference when you live in your home, not house.

Address

Champion Square,
L 32, Ground Floor, 2nd A Main Road
6th Sector, Outer Ring Road
HSR Layout, Bengaluru
8722222073

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Container houses can be made using several shipping containers



It's been mentioned several times that a lot of times from clients, prospects, etc. feel that container homes are not only annoyingly expensive, they're not at all spacious! Also, they tend to assume that if they opt for building an affordable container home rather than a lavish house, it's going to be clumsy and extremely claustrophobic, letting go off comfort.

container homes


Well, it's all a big myth!

Following is probably the only way to ensure that this myth breaks- here's a project wherein, 8 shipping container homes were made use of to build a very comfortable, handsome yet, affordable container house!

To begin with, styles, the designs clients choose make a huge difference. It's a combination of combining architectural concepts with personal choices. Yes, a modern house can deliver spacious living rooms, bedrooms, etc. But, when you look at container homes, you'll feel the difference, what sets it apart from the rest.

It's not just the eco- friendly aspect of container houses- it's a lot more- the very look of containers give one a feeling of something unique, difference, already setting your home apart from the rest! In simple words, affordability + uniqueness = your eco- friendly home!

Don't worry, containers are just as any other homes- they too have room for huge windows, natural light, ample space for your kids to play around too!

Container homes can be just like other homes with regard to several aspects like the following which may concern you:

ventilation- Containers are definitely well- insulated as well as ventilated. In fact, architects design them such that your house is well- designed and not at all claustrophobic! 

aesthetic finish- Aesthetic finishes like unique container doors, exceptional décor designed by designers are so unique! They may or may not be made from container homes waste which is not just great, it's encouraging eco- friendly homes in Bangalore and other parts of India, world, etc. 
Social acceptance- They say, containers are meant to be public washrooms- who says so? Be the trend setter and save not only your money but, the environment as well!

There are several prefab home builders all across the globe- they can build you several kinds of prefabricated homes like wooden homes, kiosks, container homes, prefab cottages and more. However, one of the most recommended one is Champion Prefabs- it's the best in India and definitely a package of affordability, customization, quality and more.

Contact

Champion Prefabs,
Phone: 08049034555
#L32, Ground Floor 
J.S. Tower, 2nd A Main Road, HSR Layout, 
6th Sector, Outer Ring Road, Agara, 
Bangalore - 560102, Karnataka, India. 





Sunday, 28 May 2017

How to build a shipping container cabin?

Shipping container homes are today's most eco- friendly homes all across the globe. But, there are so many people still wasting containers as they do not know how to build it. They either dump it someplace or, end up hiring a terrible engineer, ruining their dream homes.

Container homes are not that complicated to build if only, a certain process is followed. Here's a process which you can follow right away and build your home in no time:


Design your cabin: Before anything, sit down and think how you want your dream home- how lavish or, sober you want it. Planning your steel homes is the key. If you're building it yourself then, good luck because, to be on the safer side, it's a must for you to hire a prefab homes builder with an architect!

Consult an engineer: If you're building the container all by yourself, it's better if you do not cut down any walls, etc. instead, hire an engineer who's well- qualified and can keep your beautiful eco- friendly home in Bangalore steady and lovely. 

Purchase your container: There are 2 kinds of containers you can look out for on a broad level- used cargoes or, unused containers. Most eco- friendly homes in Bangalore are built using used cargoes and are very affordable. However, certain things had been kept in mind while looking out for the best shipping containers- 

*They must be rust- free
*Look out for any defects
*Manual inspection is “A MUST” and more

Build a steady foundation: IT can vary from a wooden one to  any other, based on your preferences, needs, designs and so on. Remember, your base is the crux of your container house and there should be no compromise on quality there.

Place and connect the containers well: If you're doing it all by yourself, you may be provided with a stipulated procedure which you must follow while placing and connecting your shipping container house. If not, your engineer, architect and contractor shall take care of everything. Also, add reinforcements.
Build a roof and cut out openings: You need a door, windows, a roof, etc. You have to cut out the openings by referring to your blueprint, take the dimensions well and, even have a closing medium like a gate or, a window, etc. However, the roof can be of nay material like wood, steel, etc., as per your taste.

Insulation and other tasks: Some of the other tasks in your container house shall include electrical fittings, the kitchen, the décor, and more. It's essential to keep your home well insulated with several insulation techniques which you can choose from.

This is just a synopsis of the huge process. Which is why, the most preferred option must be that of opting for a prefab home builder who can build your dream home for you in no time, at the most affordable rates.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Prefab Homes : A place for everything and everything in it's place

 We're all busy people or, workaholics or, just lazy humans. However, at the end of the day, we've all got to clean our mess up. Be it living in the most lavish not- so- eco- friendly- homes to the most eco- friendly homes- Prefabricated homes, container homes, etc., there are certain rules one has to keep in mind while de- cluttering your home!


Here are a few general principles which shall definitely be of use to you-


Why traumatize yourself in the middle of the night just to grab a little something and go back to bed? Instead of keeping all your stuff here and there or away from you that is so important and required immediately, opt for cabinets, bedside tables and more.

Things which are used once in a while like expensive chinaware or, seasonal clothing can be kept away rather than storing them along with the rest of your stuff and, making your organizational skills go hay- wire.

Try keeping things in a more organized, in one spot, when needed- for instance, take spoons or bowls, they can be kept together! Not only does it look lovely and organized, it saves up on a lot of your storage space as well.

Safety too is important irrespective of your age- Even today, people who are in their mid- forties tend to drop glasses from heights because they were 'unaware' of it's existence and ended up hurting themselves. So, why not store heavy or, damaging products in places where you can see and access them without breaking your head and the product as well!

Do you remember, “Please do not store in cool, dark and damp places” labels? The trend is still on- if you violate this rule, your entire house might end up getting those molds which is going to be so exhaustive to get rid of.

The above tips were general ones but, imagine this- you're living in a very restricted space. There are so many things to keep- furniture, clothes, cabinets, etc. Is it possible to it let go off any of your clothing and store it all easily?

Here are a few tips which shall help you deal with limited storage spaces-

It's all about creativity- there are so many new kinds of furniture out there- be it sofa- cum- beds or, shoe pockets, etc. It's affordable, space saving and adds something 'different' to your container homes!

Or, you can just cut down on unnecessary expenses- why not rent out air coolers and so on when needed? It won't cost you much and keep your house less cluttered!

Yes, as mentioned above, creativity is the key to building the ideal, spacious home! It'll do you so many benefits while you design your wooden homes or, any other prefab homes!

It's hard to adjust all the time but, it's all about your home's perfect imperfections! Building a prefab home, an eco- friendly home and a neat and genuinely clean one must be the key because, if you want to go someplace, anyplace all of a sudden, you'll exactly know where's what without damaging your own property!

Champion Prefabs

#L32, Ground Floor 
J.S. Tower, 2nd A Main Road, HSR Layout, 
6th Sector, Outer Ring Road, Agara, 
Bangalore - 560102, Karnataka, India. 
Ph: 08049034555

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

5 Points to be kept in mind before buying a container house under 100k

Haters are gonna hate but, you must go on! Yes, many may say how not- so- great- an- idea it is to build yourself a container house. But, it's the in- thing, probably forever! It's one of the most eco- friendly houses in Bangalore and are efficient, affordable homes which are available in no time and you don't have to put too much effort in it too! However, keep in mind 5 points before buying your shipping container home under 100k:

Build a container home post looking into the location: Sometimes, people who want to build containers forget the fact that it might be a task for builders to transport your shipping container homes. It's a nightmare if your container cannot be shipped at your location due to issues like space. Pick a location or design which can fit through the route of your container house. Save up money by not renting out trucks

Container homes under 100k


Low budget containers: Assuming your budget of building a container prefab homes under 100k, avoid going for a fresh container. There are several shipping container homes which can be recycled and are in great condition- all you have to do is, see it for yourself, look out for glitches like rusts, molds and so on. If you cannot go look at one yourself, look out for a source which is trustworthy and buy your shipping container home. Or, if you choose to opt for a new container home, you can always change the layout, design and so on. It'll become less expensive than before
Don't cut containers too much: Maintain your container's structural integrity by not cutting them down too much. Remember, container homes are made from steel- cutting steel is very expensive and is a wastage too! It does not make sense to make your home smaller- keep it spacious, keep it big!

Plan out your container- don't rush into it: It should be a dream for you- to build an affordable container home. If you do not believe in your dream, you're got going to be able to achieve it! Yes, containers can be hard but, they're beautiful, customized homes with energy- efficiency too. Make a rough sketch of what you want- the design and this and that and then go to a great architect!

Think about the budget: Money makes things happen. However, if you choose a good contractor, builder, and architect, you can definitely save up on a lot. Once the container is built, don't worry, the maintenance, insulation and other costs are little or nothing!

There are several other things you need to look into like the location you're living in- if it's always raining there and moist since forever, it's definitely not the destination you want to build a container house and so on. 

It's all about what you want from your container and whether you're getting it. However, container homes are the best- it's lie living in a box!

Champion Prefabs

#L32, Ground Floor 
J.S. Tower, 2nd A Main Road, HSR Layout, 
6th Sector, Outer Ring Road, Agara, 
Bangalore - 560102, Karnataka, India. 
Ph: 08049034555



Sunday, 19 February 2017

How Financing Prefabricated Houses Work

The first and foremost thing you must do before looking into the land, the designs and so on is to know exactly what your budget is. Once you're away of the number you are comfortable with, the next step comes up- finding financing. 2 ways come under finding financing- one being, self-financing or financing via a lending institution.



Self- financing- It's the cheapest and simplest way to make things work just for you. But, most of us, the common people do not have money in their bank accounts or at home. However, you still want to build yourself wonderful prefabricated homes India. You can also go for the option to take out money out of mortgages on your existing home or opting for a housing loan.


Lending institutions- It's usually the 2nd option we all would probably go for. Here, you can take a loan of the required amount from lending institutions like a credit union or a bank! You won't be sanctioned a loan from the bank until they're confident about the fact you are capable of paying them back the amount with time. Learn more by doing enough research about mortgaging and taking up bank loans!

Know more and understand mortgages- Taking out a mortgage is like taking a loan from the bank and using your very own home as a collateral. That way, if, for instance, you are unable to pay back the bank the amount, the bank shall minimize your losses by taking away that part of your land then, selling it off! 

Be smart, make sure your savings are good enough to build yourself your dream eco- friendly homes in Bangalore, India- the IT hub of India. Bangalore is just the right choice you can settle down in because of it's weather, employment opportunities and so on. Wooden homes Bangalore, shipping container homes are other affordable homes you can go for. Or, you can mortgage out your home or go for home loans! However, it's always the best to mortgage out a part of your home or have enough funds to build yourself your home. Taking loans is like being at the gun point at all times- terrible!


Champion Prefabs,

#L32, Ground Floor
J.S. Tower, 2nd A Main Road, HSR Layout,
6th Sector, Outer Ring Road, Agara,
Bangalore - 560102, Karnataka, India.
Ph: 08049034555 
Email: info@championprefabs.com