Monday, 17 April 2017

The top 5 eco-friendly construction materials used in India - Landstar

On the note of contributing to the betterment of Mother Nature we have initiated many acts and adapted many methods, one such highlight recently was the usage of green building material in the construction of buildings. To begin with, start with your home. Using green building materials is the easiest way to make it sustainable. So here's a list of top five products made of components that are renewable and highly environmentally friendly –

Fly ash bricks
I know we are hearing this name for the first time, the fly ash bricks or commonly known as FAB converts the industrial waste into an effective building material. This is a unique product that uses minimum energy in its manufacturing process and the bricks come in uniform shapes and different sizes. It is light-weight, has higher strength, minimum breakage during transportation and most of all offers high resistance to sound. Interestingly the FAB has low levels of water absorption and is a good thermal insulator which makes the job easier for electricians and plumbers as chiseling can be done with ease. FAB is widely used for load bearing walls and can result in providing better finishes with even surfaces.

Autoclaved aerated concrete
Autoclaved aerated concrete also known as ‘AAC’ is a type of fly ash that is combined with cement, lime and water and an aerating agent. The AAC is usually produced as blocks and panels. It also belongs to the approved eco-friendly building material category that holds its roots from industrial waste and is made from non-toxic ingredients. The advantage with AAC is that your construction process can be about 20 percent faster.
The weight of AAC is only about 50 percent of a standard concrete block and it possesses high thermal insulation and is acoustics-friendly. Using AAC can cut down costs by about 2.5 percent for buildings such as schools and hospitals and also reduce the running costs of hotel and office buildings up to 30 to 40 percent over time.

Compressed earth blocks
Compressed earth blocks have been around the corner for a long time and are made from clay, sand, and cement. They are all biodegradable and can be made locally from any soil with a proportional mix of ingredients like sand and cement. This offers fire resistance and is also sound proof. However, the building cost can go down by 15 percent or sometimes even more.

The Insulite
Insulate is a unique green roofing material with a base from silica obtained from industrial waste and processed using a unique formula containing fibrous polymer liquid. It is complete science!
This permanent roof insulation material is comparatively cost effective, lightweight and also has a wide area of applications. The thermal conductivity levels are 10 to 12 times lesser compared to normal brick bat reducing the heat transmission by close to 20-40 percent. Most of all it can be used in semi-urban or rural areas where it can keep termite and rodent away. Insulite is easy to apply and takes close to four times lesser time compared to brickbats.

Particle boards
The particle boards are commonly used as a material for flooring, roofing and even furniture. In the past few years, they have replaced solid wood as building material. Particle boards are more economical than solid wood, these ‘green’ particle boards can help reduce building costs to a great extent. They are available in the thickness range of 2mm to 6mm. They also have low moisture absorption, high internal bonding, and dimensional stability.

So isn’t it time that you adapt to green building materials and save nature. To know more about advancements in the building sector, stay connected to our weekly blogs on

Friday, 31 March 2017

Why invest in land? – Landstar

Bengaluru is undoubtedly transforming into a shining spot for real estate investors. The capital of Karnataka has now witnessed phenomenal migration in the last several decades to become the most popular hub of Indian IT industry with a 40 percent share. Having good market drivers the IT/ITes sectors are the strong macroeconomic dynamics, most of the home buyers belong to this segment and they find Bengaluru a perfect place to settle and retire. However, we are not taken by surprise that the real estate demands in the city arise majorly from the migrant population who are looking for housing units priced below Rs 50 lakhs.
When we asked experts, they stated that Bengaluru is a stable reality market and has steady prices as it has neither seen violent fluctuations nor will it crash anytime sooner.
Well, vacant land surely sounds boring, but that can be one of the best reasons about land as an investment.
Vacant land can be an absolute no-fuss investment
Vacant land basically is simplicity and stability. You don’t have to deal with unnecessary problems that can come tagged with owning other types of real estate properties. Of course, there are few, if in the case of any repairs, no tenants, no renovations and no utilities.
Land is cheap to own compared to furnished apartments
Once you have made the initial investment, the raw land property taxes are insignificant, so there are no mortgage payments, no monthly bills to bother you, and the insurance is minimal if you choose to have it at all in a single package.
Buying land is easy
Buying land as easy as buying your favorite DVD. You can browse our website and look for the most convenient location while you are still relaxing on your easy chair. Our team will brief you about the process and you will for sure find it the most hassle-free way of buying a property in Bangalore
Your land is a tangible asset
No matter how much money you have made with your stocks, it can still become worthless paper overnight, but you don’t have that problem with land. It always holds the value it does, in fact, they double over a period of time. The land is a solid, tangible asset and it doesn’t wear out, nor will it bear any damages and no one is going to walk off with your land in the middle of the night. Jokes apart, but land is your actually safe investment if all the paper works are done carefully.
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Monday, 27 February 2017

Namma Bengaluru on the rise - Landstar

Bengaluru is a city full of life! Silicon Valley of India, the Garden City, and the Space City, among much more, is how Namma Bengaluru is portrayed as.

But the fact remains that the City also rates high on the real estate radar, with many considering it to be an attractive investment option.

Lately, Bengaluru’s Sarjapur Road is a rapidly developing area and has become one of the hottest locations for investment in the city. It is strategically placed amidst two technology parks which are the key factor for its growing popularity. It is also flanked by two other vital micro-markets in the city namely Electronic City and Whitefield. Hence Sarjapur has gained significance for both commercials as well as residential development.

Situated in the south-eastern part of Bengaluru, Sarjapur Road is surrounded by some impressive luxury as well as affordable housing units. The locality has noticed some high capital appreciation in recent. Many experts say that the growth scenario is expected to continue in future as well.

E-commerce and IT boom is a key factor
The thriving economy of Bengaluru is the major factor that influences the demand for upcoming properties at Sarjapur Road, specifically, with a focus on upcoming e-commerce and IT companies. The IT giant, Infosys, owns a special economic zone or SEZ sprawling of 202 acres in this locality. Also the IT major, Wipro has pitched up a large campus along the route with a capacity of around 2,800 employees.

Infrastructure and connectivity
The Outer Ring Road is the lifeline for this location as it connects important localities to Sarjapur Road. Also, the stretch houses prestigious IT organizations.

Sarjapur Road is also well known for housing the best educational institutions, to mention a few, The International School, Greenwood High International School, Indus International School and the St. Patricks’ Academy. Sarjapur road also houses some of the finest healthcare centers such as Apollo Clinic, Mohan clinic, Suwarnamukhi Hospital and the Home Nursing Service. It is also accessible to the Railways by having stations like Bengaluru City Junction, Carmelaram Railway Station and Bellandur Railway Station. There are also some prestigious hotels like the Hilton, Novartis, Park Resort, Ivy, Ibis, Octave and the Orchard Suites.

The inventory for ready to move-in flats at Sarjapur Road is the highest with 222 units available for possession. Also, there is a huge number of under construction properties in Sarjapur Road. Recently Sarjapur is growing into a major IT corridor having closely 2 lakh employees working in and around. Sarjapur road has also spread arms for many interesting restaurants and shopping complexes that will keep your weekends entertained. In simple, Sarjapur is the one place with many lives, evolving and growing into the bigger future.

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