A Complete Guide on Building a House in Nepal

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Building a new house is not a child’s play. It requires proper planning as well as lot of hard work. From going to various offices to complete all the legal works to wandering all the hardware and electric shops, it requires quite a dedication. However, all your hard work pays off while you finally see your new home constructed from your hard earned money. Though the construction process is a very long process, we have compiled the six major process of building a house in Nepal.

Phase 1: Foundation

The foundation is one of the basic yet most important part of home construction process. If the foundation is strong, the structure of the house will be strong. While building it, the workers lay form boards to contain the concrete of the foundation. Also, there are various types of foundation such as slab, block or poured wall foundation. The architect also focuses on the size of the depth, width, and length of the foundation according to the building.

Phase 2: Framing

Framing is one of the exciting part of construction process as the structure of the house begins to take real shape. During this period, the construction of interior and exterior walls as well as the ceiling takes place. Also, the workers install the exterior doors and windows during this stage. But remember that there are various ways of construction in Nepal. Though you may find like the house is near complete, this stage is only one-third of the process.

framing (house contruction process)

Phase 3: Rough Mechanics

This phase focuses on the mechanics part of the construction process. Plumbing, electric works, insulation etc. are the essential work in this stage. Similarly, the workers install indoor sewer pipes, your furnace and ducts, and electric wiring, light fixtures, outlets, and switches during this stage. This stage is also known as ‘Rough Ins’ as the workers will connect wires and pipes to live sources until later in the construction process.

Phase 4: Drywall

In this phase, the aesthetic appearance of each place is created by separating and dividing rooms. The workers hangs drywall panels on the ceiling first, then the walls. Similarly, they grade your home site for drainage and prepares the driveway and patio.

Phase 5: Interior Finishes

As you will see your dream house coming to life, this phase is another exciting of the construction process. The workers install kitchen and bath cabinetry, countertops, mirrors and interior doors. Similarly, this phase also includes plastering, painting, tiling etc. The workers connect pipes and wires to live sources during this period.

interior design ( home construction process)

Phase 6: Final

Finishing touches are important part of this phase. You will clean the windows, doors, kitchen and bathroom. Also, carpets and other furniture are added too. Large electrical appliances such as refrigerator, washing machines can be added too. However, make sure to conduct proper inspection of your newly constructed home. Ensure your new home is in accordance with your custom architectural plan.

a beautiful house

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to build a house in Nepal?

The total time of building a house in Nepal varies according to the type of the house. Various factors plays an important role in home construction process such as no. of floors and no. of laborers. However, it would take about eight months or a year to complete exterior whereas three months to complete interior of a three floor house.

What is most expensive part of building a house?

Framing is the most expensive part of building a house. You will require a proper framing material that fits for your dream house. Also, as it is the backbone of a home hence you will need quality and plenty of materials. You need to pay the laborers as well.

Can a foreigner buy a house in Nepal?

According to Civil Code 2021 BS, property in Nepal cannot be sold or gifted to any foreigner, foreign organization or foreign country. … But the Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer Act 2059 states that ‘foreigners can buy or sell property in Nepal in the name of organization or company.

When is the best time to construct a home?

For optimal construction, dry and cool spring weather is the best. If you start building earlier in the spring, the foundation, framing and exterior of the home should be completed before the weather gets too hot. You can then shift the focus to completing interior elements during those hot summer months.

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