The key to building a house that won’t fail
The key to success in building a house lies in having a “face-to-face relationship”.
It’s not just the face of the salesperson in charge, but also the people involved in building the house, such as the design and construction managers, the management, and the carpenters and plasterers who actually build the house. There is also the face of the materials used, such as lumber, plaster, and adhesives, and whether they are safe and healthy. In addition, the construction site and the completed house have their own faces that tell their own stories. Visiting the residents is ideal, because it adds the faces of the people who live in the house.
The Importance of creating “Invisible Places ” with “Visible Relationships”
The invisible parts of a house play an extremely important role.
For earthquakes, decay, thermal environment, and the health of the inhabitants, it is important that the invisible parts of the house are built properly and carefully.
Ground and foundation, wooden structure such as foundation, post and beam, and
insulation, ventilation layers, wall cavities, electricity, water supply and drainage, etc.
These are not visible once the building is completed.
These are places and parts that cannot be checked or redone after the building is completed.
It is in these areas that the passion, skills, and abilities of the people involved come into play. It is necessary to have a strong desire to do the work properly, skill and an eye for management to correct mistakes.
Natural materials are also invisible.
Because natural materials are living things, they are rich in individuality and have a lot of variation.
Who makes them?
Who is handling them?
How are they used? How are they used?
Plaster and other painted walls are also included in the category of natural materials, but there may be only one in a hundred that can be called natural materials.
In order to improve the workability at the site, a lot of chemical glues are added to the walls and ceilings. Although the finished walls and ceilings may look like painted walls, the original characteristics of plaster, such as moisture absorption and desorption, static-free and dust-free, and odor removal, are lost.
It is that ☆☆☆☆’s adhesives are also low in formalin, but may have other chemicals added that are not known to be safe.
In PAC housing, the passive solar system is carefully built in invisible places, such as the roof, walls, and interconnected spaces within the frame. The materials and construction of such “invisible places” can be assured only by “face-to-face relationship”.
Let’s take a look at the face of the “face-to-face relationship.
Faces of the people involved
People who are directly involved in the house building, such as the manager of the construction company, sales staff, designers, estimators, site supervisors, carpenters, plasterers, and various other craftsmen.
The face of the material used
Natural materials, such as structural materials, boards, and plaster. Also, eco-friendly cloths and adhesives used in them. Naturally, it is very important to know what the producer’s intentions are in making the product, because the quality of the product depends on it. The same can be said for a single screw, although it is a small one.
The face of the construction site
A construction site can tell you a lot of things even if you don’t have any technical knowledge. Naturally, you will be able to see the faces of the carpenters and craftsmen at the site, so you should spare no effort to visit various construction sites beforehand. Another important criterion is whether or not the company actively discloses the construction site to the public. There is no way to hide the smell of chemical substances.
Face of the completed site
It’s also a good idea to see the atmosphere of the newly completed site. If you have seen the building under construction, the finished site will tell you even more. After all, it’s always a good idea to see more than one.
Faces of inhabitants
It is very important to visit the actual house where people are living. It will help you decide if this company is right for you. Of course, you can get a wide variety of information such as the quality of the building, the materials used, the feeling of comfort, and the impressions of the people involved.
The more faces you meet and get to know, the less likely you are to make mistakes in building your house!