Architects in Bangalore

We are a team of young leading Architects in Bangalore who teamed up to establish to cater to the demands of today’s construction-related logo architectsservices.

As residential architects we do understand the difficulties faced by many in the process of Starting any Construction or Design related works, so we decided to make things simpler for our clients. Hence, we started this Architectural firm to make things much simpler and easier to understand.

Architects in Bangalore

A4D Architects in Bangalore


We offer our Services for Residential house plans, Apartment, Villa, Row house, Apartment planning, Structural consultancy, Construction and Master planning for group housing. Our way of working is to interact with the clients in understanding their needs and requirements based on which we come up with the initial conceptual design.

These concepts show all the proposed house designs with 2D interior layouts. Based on these layouts we do changes as per the client request, once the architectural floor plans are finalised, we work towards getting a 3D building elevation design done So that one can see How their house looks like well before even the actual work starts.

For us Architecture is a VISUAL ART  and the DESIGNS should Speak for its self . . . . !

Construction is a vast field it’s always difficult to understand for a person who is starting Construction for the first time. As Bangalore architects, we understand the concerns of our Clients by researching the current construction scenario by having detailed discussions with Building contractors, Labor Contractors, Plumbers, Fabrications, Electrical Consultants, Carpenters, Structural engineers, Painters and many more construction-related consultants.

After having many such detailed discussions, we have given the below informative details in simple ways. So every client can understand the role of Architects, consultants and the current market rates for charged which will help the client to know all the informative details required before meeting us.

Pls, read the below details to know more….!

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As one of the top best Architects at Bengaluru we further involve in Interior designing for which we propose floor plans, which will be re-designed to optimize the space in the arrangement of Wardrobes, Kitchen, Dining table, Cot, TV unit, Cabinets, Crockery unit, Wash basin, TV area, Walk-in closet, Foyer etc.

In the Case of Interior designing for residential houses / Apartments, we first finalise the 2D floor plans and after which we propose a 3D conceptual view which shall be Designed based on the overall Budget of the project.

We also offer full architectural consultancy as residential architects in Bangalore for apartment projects we involve from concept floor plans, architectural working drawings, support to the Building contractor in making sure that the work is proceeding on-site executed as per our given architectural drawings only. As architects, we also do other services as we have a well Experienced team for Landscape designing, MEP consultancy, Structural design and Project management consultancy.

House Construction process at Bangalore and the Architects role involved to Construct/Plan new House
Find the Steps engaged for starting a new Residential project right from the required documents needed, approval by the authority, identifying the right civil contractor and preparing the required documents that as are necessary for getting a Housing loan.

Buildings constructed under the supervision of Residential Architects
Here you can find the importance of a professional and role he plays in Preliminary plans, Detailed building plan, Preparation of an Estimate, Building supervision, Deviations and much more.

Know about BOQ (Bill of Quantities) and How one can arrive at a precise Budget using it
BOQ can help accurately calculated data for a proposed project for which the concept designs are finalised for which the required quantities of materials will be precisely calculated for Tendering the work contract.



In Today’s in the fast-moving era, everyone’s first desire is to Build their Dream House. Bengaluru, a city of computers and IT technology, is a place where everyone has their first desire to have their home to livein. Today, building designs and constructions are the trends that are moving towards the sustainable design and eco-friendly factors.

Architects process of building a house BangaloreSo, once the new to be owners of a house have their designs of the house ready it’s the time for the construction management of the project.

We feel that constructing a house is no Joke, we have taken sufficient Time and Research to compile the Step by Step process to make construction work simplified.

One has to feel that an owner of a Home has to go through a lengthy listed procedure of monotonous work. Some of the things which the owners should go through while their house is being constructed as listed below:

SELECTING the right PLOT or SITE for Building the HOUSE?

There are several decisions that one has to consider while planning to construct a house. Out of the many obstacles, one of the major impediments that one faces while getting their house built with the help of good architects in Bangalore.

A good Architect can also guide you in the selection of the Plot or Site. Below are the few factors that one should keep in mind while selecting/Buying a new plot/site for a new house construction:


The area of the site is one of the most considered factors by the owners because the surroundings affect the owners, be it directly or indirectly. Another thing that the buyer should keep note of is that the soil condition which is present in the location.

The site has to be ideally located near Basic needs/necessities like Schools, Hospitals, Parks, Playgrounds, Supermarkets, Medical stores and other daily essentials.


There are different site dimensions possible like 20×30 or 600 sq ft, 30×40 or 1200 sq ft, 40×60 or 2400 sq ft, 50×80 or 4000 sq ft or larger sites formed by the approval of BDA, BMRDA, KIDB, BBMP, GRAM PANCHAYAT and other revenue / b Khata sites which are not DC converted or unapproved layouts. The cost of a Site generally varies from site to site.

Rs 35 lacs to Rs 45 lacs for a 20×30 site or 600 sq ft
Rs 45 lacs to 60 lacs for 30×40 site or 1200 sq ft
Rs 40 lacs to Rs 80 lacs for a 40×60 site or 2400 sq ft
Rs 70 lacs to Rs 1.3 cr for a 50×80 site or 4000 sq ft
Rs 35 lacs to Rs 65 lacs for Revenue sites

The cost varies depending on the Prime location or how close it’s located in the city centre. Some of the prime locations trending today are HSR Layout, BTM Layout, Jayanagar, Indiranagar, JP Nagar, Koramangala, Sanjaynagar, Sarjapur road, Bannerghatta road, Hosur road, Kanakapura road etc. The current going rates in these areas vary from Rs 2500 / sq ft to Rs 15,000 / sq ft.

EASY access to ESSENTIAL Services and EXISTING roads:

While buying a new plot for his or her house in a well sparsely populated area needs to consider and take in a note of how and when the necessary things will be provided to their home. The essential services are not only of telephone lines and gas connections, but they also comprise sewage pipes, water supply, broadband internet and even the electricity connection.


The reactivity of soil is one of the significant factors that should be considered by the buyer while buying the plot. The ground should have good compression strength so that one can easily Build a G+3 structure. One can also find loose soil which generally requires more steel and more reinforcement given by a Structural Engineer. So one has to make sure that the plot shouldn’t have any loose soil or refill/dumped dirt.

PLANNING the BUDGET Required for Construction?

One has to Plan a Budget that is going to be required for building the House/Project; This is the second most important factor that one needs to take care off while budgeting a Project.

The Client/Owner should adequately plan the budget required with the Help of an Architect for construction because it decides all of the construction costs, developers’ returns on investment, professional service charges and many other such things.

KEY Parameters to consider while planning the budget of a house..!


The procedure of planning the budget for the construction of house comprises of three stages majorly. It starts with the establishment of a realistic first estimate which is called the Preliminary Approximate Estimation Process.

The next is to plan the estimate on How much should be spent on the various parts or elements of the project, which is abbreviated as the Cost Plan phase and the list comprises of a checking procedure. It ensures that the actual design details for the various elements can be constructed within the estimated cost plan which is often called the Cost Checking phase.


The budget planning is essential as it provides the basics stages required for the cash flow plan. Along with the cash flow plan, the budget planning is necessary to allocate the expenditure and income to each of the periods of the client’s financial year. The expenses that are being allocated should be given at a stated base data level and out turn levels based upon a stated forecast of inflation.


With the help of budget planning, the Client gets a basis through which they can evaluate an assortment of different projects. Also, one can get an advantage of a balanced distribution of expenditure among various parts of the project.

The budget planning not only specifies the proposed estimate but also the improves the quality and performance, but also there is quite less possibility of codicil invoice of quantities that are being required.

Hence, the budget planning will help the owner or client to get ensured, once a realistic estimate is agreed between the parties, everything that follows up is by it, starting from the successful contractors tender to the final project cost.


Many Clients Decide/Think to design their house on their own which affects negatively on a Long run. While for some it is quite difficult to decide between Hiring an Architect or Getting the Design work by themselves. While the ones who think that hiring Architects is not essential should consider factors like local bylaws, far, building codes, green design issues, ensuring your dreams are realistic within the budget.

ADVANTAGES of HIRING an ARCHITECT or Professionals for a Project..!


Most of the clients who decide to design their homes on their own might not know various things like How the Structural choices create an impact on the installation of the mechanical system, substitutes for multiple construction materials and technologies that are comparatively cheaper.

A skilled professional like an Architect/Structural Engineer/Experienced Team will have the best knowledge of building science would get the building projects through which the minimum number of revisions and each revision requires a lot of time, hiring a professional will help in Saving Time and to get the plan sanction plan on time.

Hence, one should take the services of professional architectural firms in Bangalore for Saving Time and Money. Also one can avoid themselves from many sleepless nights on their project by making wrong options/advises.


If the owner of the house is having particular problems with the Building contractors on their project, then it would turn into a monotonous work to verify that they are properly carrying out the content of the drawings. Some problems that once might face concerning Quality of construction, not utilising the right construction materials of approved make, not following of drawings given by the Architect/Engineers.

Hence, this is also considered to be one of the significant factors to hire a Professional Team with a broad Knowledge on construction field as it is hard to know where the responsibility of an Architect or a Contractor ends and begins.


Hiring professionals welcome bundles of pros to the project from choosing the right Skilled Structural engineers, Painters, Plumbers, Electricians, Skilled workers, Floor layers, Building contractors, Labor contractors etc.

An experienced Team will have the right network of skilled contractors in all civil works that can help the owner to get their job done within their planned budget.

Hence, the most critical benefit is time-saving is worth every penny. As said that “Architects can’t force people to connect”. It can only plan the crossing points, remove barriers and make the meeting places useful and attractive.”

FINALIZING House Plans or Floor Plans as per Requirements?

It’s important to finalise the House plans or Floor Plans given by Architects which will be as per the requirement by an owner or client.  Architectural floor plans or house plans proposed by Architects as per the need of the owner majorly comprises of various procedures, starting right from working on the pros and cons of the project.

By preparing the schematic floor plans, preparing the floor plans, making the changes, getting 2d interior layouts in the floor plans and lastly finalising the floor plans.

FEW things that One needs to know about FINALIZING Floor/House plans..!


After one has reviewed all the planning factors fulfilled based on the given conditions, Then the client finally approves to prepare detailed site working drawings presented by the Architects.

The significant factors should be reflected in the House plans, or floor plans are the measurements with dimensions of Room sizes, Positions of Ares such as living rooms, bedrooms, Dining rooms, Bathrooms, Puja room, Kitchen, Utility, Entrance, Car parking and other elements.


An architect will consider the width of the road, site location, soil condition, current bylaws for plan sanction, FAR possibilities from BDA BBMP BMRDA GRAM Panchayats etc and to propose the initial plans. The plans shouldn’t comprise of land use zoning and provision of adequate circulation and parking areas.

Lastly, the site plan should be able to reflect the meeting of any requirements set by the authority like BBMP BDA BMRDA and the owner should understand the FAR possibilities and the possible penalties for building violations.


The finalising procedure of the final floor plan given or proposed by the Architects should consist of the direction of the house that is being built up. The orientation of the house should be in the context of the climatic factors.

The climatic factors should comprise of maximum air flow through the windows of the house and also minimise the solar heat gain by staggering the houses about each other and also orienting them on the east-west axis.


The most important part of finalising the final floor plan is to consult or discuss with family members and taking their opinion regarding the planning. Architects also examine the layout of the plan and the house designs for the proposed house to see if they fulfil all the requirements set down by the Client.

The client will be presented with some alternative floor layouts so that the most suitable Architectural Floor plan can be chosen or finalized.

Hence, the finalizing of the final floor plan plays a vital role in making allowance for existing facilities and to proceed further in designing the Structural drawings, Architectural working drawings etc.

DESIGNING 2D or 3D Interior Layout for FINAL Floor Plans?

While designing residential house with the help of residential architects in Bangalore and other designing professionals, one of the most challenging tasks is to create the drawings that are apparently able to convey the proposed interior design ideas in a 2D and 3D layout drawing presentation.

Which makes the client understand the positions of furniture and fixtures like the sofa, centre table, coffee table, cots, wardrobes, dressing table, side tables, chairs, dining table, kitchen layouts, computer table etc.

IMPORTANCE for Getting a 2D and 3D View..!

In this competitive market, the Architects need to make sure that all the strategic decisions taken at every step of designing would keep the costs of the Client down but also would deliver quality design work that would stand down out uniquely in the crowd.

Getting 2D INTERIOR Layout:

To make a 2D design is nothing but a 2-Dimensional view showing all the measurements, room names and sizes followed by creating high-resolution output and personalising the colours and branding and hence the 2D structure is ready. While creating a 3D interior layout design, one can follow the three necessary steps.

Getting 3D INTERIOR Layout:

After finalizing the final floor plan with basic 2d interior layout given by the skilled professionals, followed by proposing Design concepts for the flooring, walls, and the ceiling materials and after the decorative part is done, furnishing the design accordingly. Lastly, Architects needs to create a 3D realistic photo and view the model in live 3D and hence visualising the 3D structure becomes easier.

Designing 3D BUILDING ELEVATION as per final House Plans.?

The advantage of getting 3D Elevation design which shows the actual realistic view of the Building facade (front view) including the colour combinations, compound, balcony, cladding material, positions of doors, windows, gates, railing concepts, cladding design etc.

The 3D elevation concept view can be done for Residential Bungalows, Rental Houses, Villas, Row house, Masterplan etc. The Cost of generating a 3D view from the final House designs will cost anywhere upwards for Rs 20,000 for a realistic render. There are different kinds of 3D opinions like Day view, Night view, Aerial view, Worms eys view, Street view etc.

Different 3D VIEWS and the Advantages of getting 3D Building Elevation done..!

Realistic 3D Elevation in DAY view:

The 3D Elevation of a residential building proposed by the Architects provides the practical concept for visualising one’s dream house even before it is constructed which helps in saving time, money and also offers the option to alter, variate, enhance the unwanted areas and its aesthetics.

A 3D day view of the Building concept helps a client to visually imagine his house which shows all the simple aspects of the elevation.

Some of the details shown are the concept, colours, textures, cladding, compound, gates, French windows, construction material details and many such other things which help the client get the required changes in the initial design phase itself rather than getting it done while the building is under construction.

Realistic 3D Elevation in NIGHT view:

A Night view generally helps the client to visualise the 3D aspects of the interiors as well as the exteriors along with the actual proposed light fixtures in the interior walls as well as on the surfaces such as the compound, gates, landscaping, front facade, Building night view etc. It also helps the Architects to show the client whether the sufficient illumination is present if not one can again rework on the concept.

Usually, at night, the artistic view of the house looks even more breathtakingly amazing when designed with good external lighting arrangement with opposite light point’s implementation. One can see the position of all electrical light fittings on the building and landscape.

What is WORMS EYE View:

A Worm’s eye view that generally a 3D concept generated concerning a worm’s perspective of the building or object. This view shows the bottom to the top visual idea which a longer or front view cannot capture.

A suitable option for narrow concepts such as Villas, Masterplan, Apartment complexes, Row houses, Malls, Column views, Facade view etc.


Also, the Aerial Eye View proves to be quite beneficial while viewing the elevation of the 3D design. By envisaging the 3D aerial view from a high altitude or Top view of the entire Master plan which would help the client to see vast area surroundings including the proposed landscaping concept around the project which can be either a township or an individual bungalow.

This view reveals an extensive and detailed picture of exterior parts such as play areas, clubhouse, park, parking lots, swimming pool, jogging track, pathway etc. of the architectural proposed design.

Hence, getting an Elevation of a building in 3D views proves to be beneficial as each small design can be seen and also rectified if it is needed before the construction which helps the contractor working on the site and implementing the project in real as per the Final Building 3D view.

A SOIL TEST to know the SOIL BEARING CAPACITY on the proposed site?

It’s the Bearing capacity of the soil which bears the entire Structural load of the Structure on it. It’s calculated as the maximum contact average pressure between the ground and the foundation.


One needs to Excavate/Dig the required depth at the proposed site where the test needs to be done after which a solid square or solid ball of pre-recorded weight and dimensions which should be noted and then dropped multiple times from a prefixed height to the pit bottom surface.

Then one needs to get down into the pit to measure the average depth created by the solid object and record the mean depth of the impression. Also, one needs to keep the selected architects in Bangalore loop about the report on the soil bearing capacity of the site.

HOW to CALCULATE Soil Bearing Capacity..!

R = (W * H) / D

R = the ultimate resistance of the soil which can is-weighed in kilograms.
D = the average depth of the impression which considered in centimetres.
W = the weight of the solid ball or the square-cube which considered in kilograms.

H = the height of the fall of the solid ball or the cube which is considered in centimetres.

The resistance of soil per unit area = R/A
Safe bearing capacity = R / (A * F.O.S)

A = the cross-sectional area of the solid ball or the square cube.
F.O.S. = Factor of Safety.

Below table shows the soil bearing capacities with values for different types of soil condition on site. Based on the values found by the soil testing report the structural engineer will design the structure accordingly.

Architects in Bangalore about Type of Soil / Rock Safe / Allowable Bearing Capacity (kg/cm2)
Rock 32.40
Soft rock 4.40
Coarse sand 4.40
Medium sand 2.45
Fine sand 4.40
Softshell / Stiff clay 1.00
Soft clay 1.00
Very soft clay 0.50

What is meant by FACTOR OF SAFETY:

The factor of safety should be such that it varies from 2 to 3 depending upon the type of structure and the condition of the site. Also, to get the most reliable test results, one should perform this test on antithetic kinds of soils and use their judgments before reaching any conclusion. Lastly, one should always remember that instead of using the solid steel ball or the square cube, one can also take the use of CBR test plunger or the Cone.

ARCHITECTURAL/STRUCTURAL Drawings are based on the final House Plans and Elevation?

The primary advantage of having detailed working drawings given by the Architects and Structural engineers which helps the project to be built as per concept in the process the contractor also avoids mistakes thereby reducing the redo works.

Various forms of architectural or structural drawings are as listed below..!


All these details are required at the construction site which needs to be followed by all civil contractors and subcontractors like Plumbers, Electrician, Flooring layers, Fabricators, labour contractors, Centering workers etc.

Generally, all practical details are designed on Antithetic Scale at 1/4 per foot and a 1″ line drawn is equal to 4′(feet). Similarly, a 4″(inches) line equals 16′(feet) based on this scale the selected architects prepare all detailed architectural drawings.


The drawings prepared by professional Architects for a residential or commercial project? These drawings contain detailed design symbols which will make it easier/familiar for all the different contractors understand the given dimensions like height, width, span, position, projections, niches etc.

Also making sure that the contractors work under the guidance of Architects who provides and supports with all required architectural working drawings.

One needs to have all the required drawings from the appointed Architects after freezing on the residential house plans and building elevation design. The concept drawings given by the hired Bangalore architects these details shows the position of the Rooms, Windows, Doors, Entrance, Concept view etc.

But to execute the same on the site one needs to have working details for example in case of a window one needs to know its height, width, grill design, material, thickness, shutter etc. These working architecture details help one execute the project precisely.

Some of the Architectural working drawings given by top Architects in Bangalore at the confirmation of House plans are Civil work details, Electrical, Plumbing, Staircase, Cladding, Flooring pattern, Wall detailing, 2D working interior layout, Windows, Doors, Main door, landscaping, Entrance, Parking etc.


Structural drawings are prepared by a qualified Structural engineer who plans out the column and beams layout design for the proposed, approved final plan. Some of these drawings include foundation drawings, Footing, Beams, Plinth beam, Slab reinforcement, Slab projection details, Staircase steel reinforcement and many other related structural drawings.

A structural engineer has to work along with the architect so that the structural drawings are in sink with all the related architectural details. So that, the project executes as per the proposed Plan and elevation design.

Hence, a complete set of house plans mainly comprises of floor plans, sections, elevations and details which when pictured together in one frame from the detailed picture of the entire house.

Choosing BRICK or CONCRETE SOLID BLOCKS for Building Construction?


Bricks are the rectangular blocks that are manufactured from clay, shale, slate, concrete, calcium silicate or stone. Bricks are made by firstly blending the sand and water, followed by pressing the earth into steel moulds and lastly heating the mixture at a high temperature of about 1000 degree Celsius which maintains the strength of the brick.

There are other options like Wire cut bricks, Compressed earth block, Laterite stone etc. These can be implemented in a eco-friendly building design.


A block is majorly manufactured from concrete. Blocks used as partitions in interior applications, walls, compound, temporary structures, and exterior applications. It’s also used in as structural components of the house.

DIFFERENCE between BRICKS and CEMENT based SOLID Blocks..!

Although both the bricks and the blocks are not only strong also fire resistant, insect proof building materials, they have some dissimilarity also. When one decides to build a new house in Bangalore then its highly recommended knowing about the pros and cons.


The insulation valve or the R-value of the primary Brick walls is about 0.2 per square inch while that of the Solid concrete blocks is about 2.5 per square inch. Many houses that are built up from the Bricks have good insulation values more as compared to the other Solid Block built buildings.


Both the bricks and the blocks are strong enough, but their real strength is majorly affected by the type and the quality of the mortar that holds them together.

According to one survey, all the blocks should have a minimum compression strength of at least 1900 pounds per square inch if they are intended for house construction, yet many denser blocks are much stronger than this. Also, the researchers have proved that the average concrete block can withstand 3500 pounds per square inch.


The bricks and the Solid blocks, both are almost equally expensive. According to the current cost of 2016, one single clay bricks or wire cut bricks. Bricks cost Rs 6 to Rs 9 per piece, while an 8 inch of the Solid concrete block costs Rs 30 to Rs 45 per block.

Most of the times, the labour charges bring up the wall prices more significant when compared to the actual material cost. As house architects, one needs to keep in mind that the traditional brick masonry requires more skill when compared to the concrete masonry and hence are quite challenging to be done on their own.

Choosing NATURAL SAND or M SAND (Manufactured Sand) in Construction?

The Natural sand which is also called to as the natural river sand was considered to be the cheapest resources of sand. But the excessive mining of the river bed in meeting the increasing demand for the sand in the construction industry may lead to the ecological imbalance in the country. While the sand that is available today, at the river bed is not only very coarse but also contains a very high percentage of silt and clay.

Due to increasing urban population which has created a high demand for housing in an Urban city like Bangalore, there is a vast difference between the demand and supply of natural sand this has led to contamination with clay and silt.

DIFFERENCES between the NATURAL Sand and the M-Sand..!


Natural river sand is light brownish when compared to M Sand ( manufactured sand) which is grey in colour. But both the sands do differ from each other in respect to the shape of the particle. The shape of the Manufactured sand is a cubical shape while the natural river sand has a flaky form.


The manufacturing process of any material decides the various factors of the material like its stability, reliability, cost, shape, size and many such other factors. The same is true for the antithetic forms of sane.

The manufactured sand is prepared with the international technology which is controlled by the manufacturing process through the imported machines while the natural river sand is not manufactured specially.

The natural river sand has no sort of controlled manufacturing process because the by-product of the stone crusher obtains it.


The Construction materials that are being brought by the house builder which are to be used in building the house and for that it is necessary for the Client / Owner and the builder to know about which sand will suit their concrete better.

The manufactured sand is highly recommended for concrete works as well as civil masonry works worldwide by many of the renowned concrete technologists.

While the natural river sand, is not as much recommended as the manufactured sand. For the use in concrete and masonry works. The river sand doesn’t seem proper the perfect quality to be used in concrete.

Getting ACTUAL ESTIMATION done for House Construction by Bangalore Architects?

The House construction Estimation determines the probable construction cost of the project. Usually, the Building estimation can be done at any stage of the project depending upon the purpose of estimation. As Architects, we do the first estimation before the start of the construction to make the budget plan of the project.

The estimation of the residential house calculated in quantities like earthwork, blocks, brickwork in the plinth, flooring, painting, superstructure, plastering, bricks, foundation concrete, fittings and many other such things are comprised in the estimation process of the house. Generally one uses abbreviations for quantities measured like.

Sq ft or Sft (square feet) , Cft (cubic feet) , Rft (running feet) , L.S  (lump sum) , Lts (litters) Kilograms (Kg) etc

HOUSE ESTIMATION can be Done by below Methods..!


In this method, the long wall a wall which is along the length of the room whereas the Short wall is the wall which is perpendicular to the long wall. Now, to determine short and longwall lengths one should first know the individual walls centre line.

Afterwards, the length of the long wall might be calculated after the addition of the half breadth at each end to its centre line length. Thus the lengths of the short wall which is measured in and might be found by deducting the half breadth from its centerline length at each end.

The length of longwall usually decreases from earthwork to brickwork in superstructure while that of the short wall increases. These lengths are then multiplied by breadth and depth to get the quantities.


The centre-line method is most suitable for the walls that have the similar cross-section areas. In this method, the total centre-line length is multiplied by breadth and depth of the respective item, and hence one gets the whole time.

When cross walls, partitions or veranda walls attach to the main wall, the centerline length is reduced by half of the breadth for each of the junction. Such a junction or joints are studied carefully while calculating the total centre-line length. The estimates that are being prepared by this method are most accurate and quick.

Hence, the estimation should be done in various stages of the project by the residential Architects / Engineers to get the perfect budget plan for the project. The Current House Construction cost in Bangalore is Rs 1600 / sq ft excluding Architectural design fees.

IDEAL Locations to Buy a Site in Bangalore as per your Budget?

As Architects, we feel Constructing a dream house within the given or fixed Budget is more or less challenge to complete.

At least one can allow 50 to 60% of their available Budget for buying a Site that is close by to good Schools, Stores, Malls, Metro station, Traffic movement and also closed to the workplace of the owner as it will reduce the travel time from home to office and back. We have listed below the ideal localities to Build your Home.

If you are looking for Architects in Bangalore for getting your Residential house plans or Turnkey then one can consider the below locations to purchase your site/plot.

AREA IDEAL LOCATIONS TO BUY A SITE. As Architects in Bangalore/Residential Architects in Bangalore below are some ideal loc to buy a Plot.
BANGALORE SOUTH  Sarjapur Road HSR Layout Subramanyapura Kempe Gowda Road Vivek Nagar BTM Layout Magrath Road Konanakunte Gavipuram JP Nagar Madivala Padmanabhanagar Dickenson Road Uttarahalli Wilson Garden Bommanahalli VV Puram Ulsoor Hosur Road Kammanahalli Mission Road Koramangala Langford Town Bannerghatta Road Kathriguppe Dasarahalli Hanumanthanagar St. Mark’s Road Chamarajpet Kasturba Road Kumaraswamy Layout Banashankari Begur Doddamavalli ShantiNagar Electronics City Raj Bhavan Road Sankey Road MG Road Sampangiram Nagar Jayanagar Nagarathpet Peenya Rajarajeshwari Ashok Nagar Doddakallasandra Museum Road Residency Road.
BANGALORE EAST Bellandur KR puram Ramamurthy Nagar Krishnaraja Puram Vimanapura Thippasandra Whitefield HRBR Layout HAL Road Brookefield Marathahalli Brigade Road Dooravani Nagar Old Airport Road CV Raman Nagar Jeevan Bheema Mahadevapura Kadugodi Domlur Jayamahal Road Varthur ITPL Byatarayanapura Kodihalli Indiranagar.
BANGALORE WEST Kengeri Vidyaranyapura Tumkur Road Vijay Nagar Mysore Road Nagarbhavi Gandhi Nagar Basaveshwaranagar Bidadi Mahalakshmipuram.
BANGALORE CENTRAL Benson Town Church Street Lady Curzon Road Avenue Road Basavanagudi Richmond Road Rajaji Nagar Chatram Road Vittal Mallya Road Seshadri Road Magadi Road Infantry Road Commercial Street Shivajinagar Austin Town Crescent Road Lavelle road Cunningham road Chickpet Kumara Krupa Road Chickpet Road Cox Town Srirampuram Vasanth Nagar Balepet RT Nagar Adugodi Palace Road High Grounds Subedar Richmond Town.


There is a significant difference between a building Contractors and labour contractors. One needs to know while hiring a contractor for the construction of their house; One should keep in mind the points that are the primary differences between them.

MAJOR Difference Between them..!


A contractor is a person who provides the agreed services to a client for a set fee – and also in the possible duration – under a contract for the services which is in contrast to a deal of service, for example, a contract of employment, which is mainly between an employee and an employer. In this, the responsibility will be including Construction materials + Labor. The Client will be having one point contact for getting the things done.

This Option is more advisable since the Building contractor takes the entire responsibilities of Purchasing the construction materials + Implementation as per Architects guidance.


The labour contractors are the team of workers who undertake a contract from the building contractor. A labour contractor can be anything from an individual self-employed person – for example; a plumber is carrying out work for a building contractor – to a large national organisation. In this case, one needs to provide the materials to the project, and he executes the plan.

This Option is not advisable if the client is a working professional and cannot involve or give time in purchasing the material, managing the site or difficulties in the coordination of works. The labour contractor responsibilities are to Implement the procured construction material.

PLAN SANCTION from BBMP/BDA/BMRDA for Starting construction?

One needs to keep in mind that even before starting the construction of a Building one should know the various agencies that are involved in the layout and also the building plan approval. Some of the central agencies that are majorly involved in real estate include BBMP, BDA, BMRDA, GRAM PANCHAYAT, KIDB, BIAAPA, DTCP, LDA, etc.



If the owner of the house wishes to Construct a house in Bangalore, he or She should get approval from the concerned authorities. BBMP, which is the abbreviation used for Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike approves the procedure within its jurisdiction to issue approval letters to builders or site owners for construction of a new house.

As per bylaws depending on the FAR depends on the width of the road and zonal regulations like residential or commercial. Any violations in the actual construction then the authority has strict rules even to demolish the deviation on site.


The BDA which is the abbreviation used for Bangalore Development Authority is the principal planning authority in Bangalore. As a regulatory body, the BDA will prepare the comprehensive development plan. In addition to the planning and development, the agency will also supervise the construction of related services and sites.

It also ensures that the requirement of all of the underprivileged citizens will also meet without any failure. The body was created in the year 1976 under the Bangalore Development Authority Act 1976. The layouts in lands and approvals will be approved through the BDA.

The layouts usually fall outside the city limits will be looked after by Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority (BMRDA).

The BDA plan sanctions the fees or charges varies depending on the scales of the project no matter it is Schools, Villas, Row house, Apartment complexes, Large developments, Commercial development etc. It is much easier to get the approvals done through right middlemen or mediators or agents who make it hassle-free.

Getting the TEMPORARY ELECTRICAL Connection from BESCOM?

BESCOM, which is the abbreviation used for the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company which is in charge of distribution of power to the districts of Bangalore. So, if one plans to move into a New house, then he has to take minimum temporary power for staring building construction in any of these cases one needs to apply for an electricity connection with BESCOM.

The below-mentioned list provides the steps that the one needs to follow to get a domestic LT connection which is applicable for less than 25 KW or less than 500 square meters of built-up area.

The procedure of getting BESCOM CONNECTION..!

Visit Office: One needs to visit the BESCOM the sub-divisional office in their particular locality and obtain an application form called as an A Form.

Fill & Submit FORM:

Then fill this application with all the required details and register or submit the form along with specified documents as proof of ownership or current premises, house tax receipt, personal ID proof, Passport size photo and Mobile Number Power Supply Agreement.

PSA Agreement:

The format for the Power Supply Agreement is available at the BESCOM office, or one can visit their official site to download it, along with the registration fee that one needs to pay for the same which is Rs. 50 per installation.


The Owner then will be provided with a registration number which he or she can use to track or know the current status of their connection and also duly verifies the documents that one has submitted.

Officer Inspection:

After which, a field officer representing Bangalore Electricity Supply Company will inspect their house or the site for which the owner wishes a connection.

Once the documents are verified by the authorised field officer, who will prepare a detailed estimate. The next step is to submit the proposed wiring diagram of the commercial/residential building, and test report cum completion by Government licensed electrical contractors showing and confirming the wiring and duly signing it.

Pay Deposits:

Once the proposed power requirement is approved, the owner needs to pay a couple of deposits and infrastructure charges.


The Sanction is valid for one month, so the owner has to ensure that they make the payment of the deposits within one month of obtaining the sanction.


The total amount needs to be paid at the sub-divisional BESCOM office; after that, the owner can submit the completion report along with the wiring diagram and Power Supply Agreement.

RR Number:

Lastly, the sub-divisional office will then issue a final work order, following which an authorised Area Engineer will install the meter, also obtain a revenue record (RR number) and will finally provide the service connection.

BORE WELL Digging for WATER Supply?

Today, in the New generation, nobody prefers an open well instead of a bore well is dug to get the water supply because of the simple reason that open well requires a large area and the quality of water is not as good as compared to that of a Borewell.

To know the exact location for digging the Architects and the structural engineer should coordinate as per the final residential house plans were given by the hired architects where a suitable point can be marked for drilling.


Before digging one should ask and research about the surrounding area water table and the depth of bore nearby wells.

Also, one can engage a water diviner to survey the suitable point of digging. Water Diviners can be easily found nearby who can suggest you different location possibility to get the best source of water.


Though it is proper to dig in every season one is usually advised to drill the well in the summer season. This is done because at that time the levels of water lower down to its minimum standard which will let you know the availability of water from the excellent source even when the water table is at its bottom during summer.


In many of the states before digging a borewell, permission is required from the local Municipal or Water Supply or other Government authorities. If such is the case, then getting permission before finalising a contractor for digging is vital.

CONSTRUCTING a TEMPORARY SHED for Watchman/Material Storage on Site?

Before the actual construction starts and just after the digging of the bore well, the Next step is to Build Temporary structures for Storing construction materials and space for a guard to stay to look after or secure the building materials.

A shed is imperative for storing many types of building or construction material such as Cement bags, Construction steel, Jelly aggregates, Sand, Bath-ware fittings, Flooring, Plumbing materials etc. keeping under a secured roof. A Watchman who will stay on the site 24×7 to take care and ensure the construction materials which give a sense of security to the site and prevents un-wanted thefts.

BEST LOCATION to Build a Temporary Shed..!


The ideal place for setting up a temporary shed is always in an empty adjacent site. To achieve this, one should get the permission from the neighbouring Site owners in advance. If in case, permission denied or if there is no empty adjacent site, then one has to think of other alternatives.


If the site is a big one, Then one can also think about erecting a Temporary shed at the corner location of the plot. So it doesn’t disturb any construction activity like foundation, plinth work etc.


If the site is a small one, then one needs to build the shed in whatever space is available in the setback area. Once the ground floor slab is cast, then one can think of shifting the storage stuff into a room in the building.

Materials Used for Constructing a Shed:

Since the shed is a temporary structure, one can consider using soil instead of using cement as mortar to fill up the masonry works in bricks/ Solid concrete blocks. Once the entire building is completed and one can easily remove these structures and use the Bricks or Blocks for building compounds or final interior walls.

SITE MARKING and DIGGING FOUNDATION as Per Structural Drawings?

When one has cleared the site and is ready to start setting out the build he or she now has to position their house in the exact position that is being proposed in their plans. Advise of good Architects, and Structural Engineers should be taken to coordinate with each other to finalise the markings for foundations and plinth.

One has to make sure that Regular checks are done by an Engineer frequently especially during the foundation stage which is a critical part of executing any project.

There is a good chance that the selected/approved building contractor approved by the licence-ed commercial or residential Architects at Bangalore who doesn’t make any mistakes at this critical construction phase.


Foundation is a part of the Structure of the Building that will be designed to take the entire load of the proposed Building structure. It also can be defined as the part of the residential building that is below the plinth level. Generally, its planned in such a way that the entire load is distributed on it using Plinth beam, Columns, Slabs, Beams, Walls etc.

The site marking and digging foundation as per the structural drawings stage is to establish the dig, Then the Architects and Structural engineer needs to visit the website to coordinate with the contractor who needs to mark the required foundation pit for the columns and plinth beam.

DRAWINGS are given at this STAGE:

Foundation details, Pit dig layout, Concrete design, Column sizes, Plinth sizes, Height of the plinth, parking heights etc.


Foundation involves a lot of critical civil works that has to executed precisely, any mistakes done here can’t be rectified Site marking, Pit excavation, 40 mm Concrete, Steel reinforcement for columns and beams, Concrete pouring, Curing, Plinth frame-work, Plinth beam casting etc.. There might be other works to carried out depending on the house plans proposed.

Once the concrete has poured as per design, then one needs to fill back the entire soil and compact it up to the plinth top height. After which an Anti termite treatment in the form of power or liquid has to be treated to the soil as to avoid any Termite colonies settling latter on which might create voids.

SUMP TANK Construction for sufficient WATER Storage?


Sump tank should be constructed on priority as it will be the only water storage area until the building completes. To know the required water storage one should consult the architect who will determine the water storage required depending on the no of houses being planned.

In case of residential designs for 30×40 20×30 40×60 or 50×80 of G+1 or G+2 floors having 4 to 6 units of houses designed then one can have around 8000 litres to 12,000 litres, as water storage and 2000 ltrs to 3000 ltrs overhead water tank. One can also increase the capacity if there is a scarcity of water source in that particular area.


To Calculate or to find the capacity of the proposed sump tank one needs to know the correct Length (L), Width (W) and Depth (D) in Feet (ft). Now, multiply the Length x Width x Height to know the exact Cubic Feet (Cft) of the sump area.

Also, remember that 1 CFT (Cubic Feet) can store 28.31 Liters of water. This type of calculation only works for Rectangle tank or Square tank design.

Bricks or Blocks can be used to construct a sump tank work with mesh plastering done internally. One can also do it with reinforced concrete on all sides, but this option increases the cost of building it.

SUPERVISION by residential ARCHITECTS and STRUCTURAL Engineer during Construction?

Construction is no easy work even after getting the required working drawings to construct the residence; one needs to get the supervision of best Architects to monitor the site by the Structural who will visit on critical steel reinforcement checking. These two professionals play a very crucial role in making sure that all the given workings drawings are followed as per the proposed Floor Plans and Elevation.


A good Architect will help the owners in proposing best concept house plans and then preparing detailed architectural working details in making sure that the Clients dream of building his dream house constructed right from Virtual concept to Realty in the process of guiding the client choose the best and affordable materials available in the market.

Also involved in different aspects like Site monitoring, Engaging different civil contractors, Project coordination, PMC, Estimations, Bill checking etc..

The role of an Architect also involves continual revision of plans by client needs,  Meeting project deadlines, Time Management, Cost escalation and other responsibilities depending on Project to Project. As the project proceeds Stage by Stage ensuring that there are no delays and the planned works are well designed.


A structural engineer supervises not only the construction work but also involves in the aspects in Planning, Design implementation, Co-ordinate for structural implementation, Reinforcement checking, Site visits etc.

While the construction is going on, he also supervises, checks and approves the structural materials used in construction. He will also have the experience to test or suggest on materials and structural integrity test on the structure as a whole and declares whether the structure is safe or not.

Choosing the right CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS for Flooring/Bath Fittings/Electrical and more?

In Todays Modern Era where we have vast collections of materials developed by using new modern technologies for a Better Living. Architects are aware of the latest materials and their uses.

In changing times people are moving towards Eco-friendly Designs/Materials for building their house, in such cases, professionals are the right people to guide and implement their ideas.

One should know the below suggestions before they take their decisions in selecting construction/building materials like Bath ware fittings, Flooring, Electrical fittings, Woodwork, Cladding materials, Sinks, Washbasins, Railings, Countertop, Paving etc.


Setting or Keeping a budget for each construction material before you go selecting for it will help to make decisions about what to include in the project within the available cost.

Once this worked out one can spend and subtract the amount of funding that is being allocated to Construction, Bath ware, Flooring, Fixtures and Fittings etc. By following this one will be assured that the project expense doesn’t shoot up.


Every construction material has its specifications for implementing/fixing it some might finish faster, and others may end at a faster time. For example, considering Flooring Vitrified is the easiest to set and cost-effective whereas Granite/Marble will take much more time as they require polishing work on site.


Best Architects guidance involves getting all works done Step by Step which reduces redo tasks. In this step, a Building constructor has to keep both the Architect as well as the Owner of the project in a loop about the progress of each work that has been carried out on site.

PERMISSION for ROAD CUTTING from BBMP for Laying Sewage Lines/Electrical?

Its necessary to get the required permission from BBMP for Road cutting for laying Sewage pipelines, Gas Lines, Telephone cable, the Internet, OFC cables, Electrical cables, Drainage lines etc.

PROCEDURE followed for permission..!

To get the permission for the digging the road, the clients need to visit the authority’s website and choose their zones from the portal, fill in application along with details about the length, width, and some pits required to dug up.


One needs to visit the website of BBMP and know the different zonal authorities. After which one can download the right kind of Application form which needs to be submitted with details such as Location, Length, Width.


After applying the application online, then the Details from for the road cutting request will be sent to the respective zonal engineers of BBMP via Android phones. Then he visits the spot where the proposed road-cutting is planned after which he proposes the horizontal trench or any other for digging.


As per the current procedure, the applicant who requests of the cutting permit will be asked to a prescribed fee ranging from Rs 1200 to Rs 1500/mtr (per meter).

Sample: For a 40 ft road the charges for digging the road would vary from Rs 16,000 to Rs 20,000. There might be additional charges that the authorities can charge in case there are any damages to sanitary pipelines, water lines etc.


This payment can be quickly paid to 33 different banks in the city by DD or by online bank transfer. This entire procedure form will take a minimum of 7 to 10 days to complete.

The main reason that this process is carried out is to ensure that the road is repaired back to its normal state or original condition as it should not cause any disturbances/obstacles for the moment of Traffic.

Paying a FINAL BILL to the CONTRACTORS Approved by the Architects?

Once the contractor submits the final bill, towards the completion of the construction of the proposed project. This would be the final bill of the settlement between the Client and the Buiding Contractor with the help of Bangalore Architects who should make sure that the final bill is cleared without any hassle.


This would be followed by the Architects visit the building site and cross check if the works are completed as per quality, schedule and agreed specifications.


When the owner is paying the final ” cheque of settlement ” to the building contractor, Item by Item both the Architect and the owner should go through the entire specifications of the proposal and the completed work. It’s done to ensure that there will be no pending work that needs to be carried out or executed after paying the Bill.


This final bill can be negotiable as the contractor has completed the entire works, but there can be a small margin for negotiation given that both the client and the owner agrees.


Despite the best practices to Settle the final bill, if one comes to any disputes between them regarding the work carried on the site concerning quality or work satisfactorily within the specified time.

It’s always advisable to resolve the issue peacefully. If any rework needs to be carried out from these disputes, it’s fitting that one can go for another agreement to settle the bill for the final work within the specified timelines.

After which a final bill to be Paid to satisfy both the parties can be mutually settled with the presence of the Architect or any third person as proof of settlement.


(BANGALORE WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERAGE BOARD) BWSSB is a regulator government body who has the authority to sanction Water and Sanitary connections in Bangalore. Below is the complete process for getting BWSSB water and sanitary connection.


When the owner of the house desires to have the water supply or the sanitary connection to his or her premises, then he or she is eligible to get this service.


As per Regulation 5.1 An applicant has to fill the application with Location details, Plan sanction copy, Endorsement for  Road cutting given by BBMP/BDA, Photos of the applicant, OC (Occupancy Certificate) if Multi-storied building along with the filled application has to submitted to Assistant Executive Engineer coming to the respected zones of BWSSB.

Afterwards, the Assistant Engineer or the Water Inspector inspects & recommends the file; AEE sanctions the domestic house service connections at the sub-division office. In respect of multi-storied buildings which attract charges, the measurement of the structure is taken, recorded & recommended by AE & AEE and finally, the file is forwarded to the office of Executive Engineer or Additional Chief Engineer to sanction the file depending on the amount of as per the delegation of powers.


After submission, the authorised Water Inspector or Assistant Engineer (AE) will be visiting the site and recommends for further process. In case of Domestic Residential/House connections, an AEE will sanction to provide the connection.

In case its a Multi Storied building like Apartment complexes, Commercial structures will attract additional charges depending on the measurement of the building which is measured by AE or AEE and then moved forwarded to Additional Chief Engineer or Executive Engineer to sanction the applied request and collect the required Fees.


The total payable fees approximate up to 2040 rupees. The DD that is being given to activate the service by the owner should be in favour of Chairman of the BSWSSB. The total fee of rupees in 2040 is the summation of various charges that are being issued by the regulatory body.

The multiple charges are charged for Rs 850 as Meter Charges,  Rs 315 as Minimum charges, Rs 600 for Sewage line, Rs 25 for a connection fee, Rs 250 as inspection fees.

Sanction planned by BDA/BBMP/KIDB/BBMP or any government authority.
– (GBWASP) – Beneficiary Capital Contribution Receipt.
– Up to date tax paid receipt for the property.
An endorsement is given byBBMP for Road cutting.
– Address Proof: Like Electricity Bill, Telephone bill, Absolute Sale deed, Ration Card etc.

Fixing SOLAR WATER Heaters and RAINWATER Harvesting?


It’s the simplest way to implement an eco-friendly solution at your House. It would be just a one-time investment for endless return by having a continuous source of Hot water without spending a rupee. As one of the Top best residential Architects based in Bangalore, we propose different eco-friendly architectural solutions which are cost effective and doesn’t impact the overall proposed budget.


One usually can get Solar water heaters in 50 lts, 100 ltrs, 150 ltrs, 200 ltrs and higher capacities depending on the kind of requirement, whether it’s for a Residential House or commercial building or large complexes.

Generally for a 20×30 or 30×40 40×60 50×80 for G+1 or G+2 floors one can opt between 100 litres to 250 litters again depending on the no of Houses or units built on the site.


The whole process of heating water to the range of 60 to 80 degrees works by Solar radiation coming from the sun. The sun rays fall on the Solar Panel inlaid with water tubes surrounded by steel foil or Water tubes connected to the water tank. One would also require an Overhead water tank which should store sufficient water needed to supply for the water heaters.


The proposal of providing Rainwater harvesting has to be planned by the Architects at the very early stage while designing the house, as it needs to be shown in the plan approval or blueprint drawings given to the authority for sanctioning.


Generally in today’s scenario where the requirement of water is higher than before due to which the Natural water sources like Lakes, Wells, Rivers, Dams are used depleting faster than ever before.

The groundwater level is depleting due to more than required utilisation through bore wells. To retreat the depleted groundwater table, one needs to implement Rainwater harvesting on site which collects all rainwater from the Terrace, Setbacks, Roofs etc. piped through water filters and then drained into the soil.

It will gradually increase the groundwater table in the process of saving water for future generations.

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  1. Ranjan April 28, 2015 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    I am looking for architects in Bangalore who can execute the project and select the building contractor, Below is my requirements for my residential project I require house plans, structural design and interior design solutions.
    Here is the situation, let me know if we can take it further .

    What I have
    1. I already have detailed floor plan. I have placed everything after lot of vaastu consideration so cannot change drastically.
    2. I am open to suggestions for elevation.
    3. Budget – Max 1.3Cr. So target for Rs.1.15Cr.

    What I want
    1. Detailed BOQ to allow me pick things in difference price ranges to manage cost.
    2. Full Interior Design – Rooms, Halls, Bathroom, Kitchen, Electrical fittings and points, Home Decor
    3. Landscaping
    4. Home security system

    Ideally, I would like to see final view (once everything is done) of the house from inside and outside before I dig the ground.
    My site is 81.5×50 and built-up area is ~5400.
    Please share your Architectural charges for all the relevant services that you provide.
    thanks & regards,

    • A4D August 4, 2015 at 6:01 pm - Reply

      We have already sent you are proposal mail which mentions about the scope of our work and designing fees. The budget of 1.3 cr mentioned by you for this project should be comfortable enough to work for entire project.
      Architects4Design Team

      • Naveen Kumar August 4, 2015 at 7:19 pm - Reply

        I have a 40×60 site for which i need to get the architect services for designing a residential duplex house of 4bhk with some small grarden. Can you let us know what would be the cost for designing my house.

  2. Somshekar August 4, 2015 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    I was looking for Architects in Bangalore who can do my residential house designing done at HSR Layout, We have 40×60 site or 2400 sq ft land which is east facing on which we are planning to construct 6 residential apartments for sale of 2Bhk each the Ground floor should have car parking for minimum 5 to 6 cars, Lift etc. I want to sell these residential units, As this is my first project as a Builder hence we require complete Architectural consultancy which should include Concept designing, Presentational drawings, Structural drawings, Electrical drawings etc.

    I would also like to inform that I would require you complete services in monitoring the site while the construction is going on. The scope of your work should also include monitoring the work on the site, Selecting and finalizing the building contractor, giving guidance with working drawing to the Builder, checking quality of materials used in construction. I did like some of the works that has already been shared on your site, So please do call back for confirmation of you Appointment at your office at Koramangala.

    Thx and Regards,

    • A4D August 4, 2015 at 5:58 pm - Reply

      Thank you for showing interest in our firm, we shall shortly send you our Architectural proposal by mail which will explains our scope of our work and fees to be paid at different stages.
      Architects4Design Team

  3. Sanju Sharma August 4, 2015 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Hi Team,
    I just came across your site while I wanted to know details about the current prevailing construction rates, I really appreciate your website for the kind of informative details which has been provided by your team which really helps us in planning our Budget for our house. I have 30×40 Site in indiranagar for which I am looking for residential architects who can design as per our requirements and taste. The total budget we have is around 60lacs for construction of a simple 3Bhk duplex house. I would initially want to see the concept floor plans and elevation design, So that we can see how the building looks like and finalize the built up area presented on the Floor plans.

    Now based on the above details given can you let us know what would be the overall built up area which is possible and what the BUA achievable as per BBMP by laws. Also let us know what would be the typical cost for getting the Interiors done for a 3BHK duplex house. The plan sanction process, cost and time frame to get a Building plan sanction by BDA, Bangalore. Pls do reply back for these details based on which we can meet personally at your office.

    Sanju Sharma

    • A4D August 4, 2015 at 5:55 pm - Reply

      As per BBMP bylaws a minimum of 1.75 FAR is possible that is 1200 sq ft x 1.75FAR = 2100 sq ft. Hence for a 30×40 site one construct 2100 sq ft builtup area excluding the parking space.
      note : Floor Area Ratio (FAR) will increase based on the road width.
      Architects4Design Team

      • Praveen August 4, 2015 at 6:03 pm - Reply

        What will be my FAR for my 40×60 site with 40 ft road.

        • Rao August 21, 2015 at 12:37 pm - Reply

          Dear Sir,
          For my existing house in JP Nagar 2nd Phase (60×90′ site), I need a floor plan to be prepared and sent to me as PDF format. Details of the house are as follows:
          Ground floor only
          BUA: Approx: 2200 to 2400 sft.
          3BHK + separate Dining + Living rooms + Garage
          Please let me know (a) time you need for this – I need it ASAP and (b) cost.

        • A4D August 30, 2015 at 2:28 pm - Reply

          FAR for a 40×60 site facing a 40 ft road is 2.25 based on “Revised Master plan 2015”.
          Setbacks should be 8% on all three sides.
          Road side setback should be 12% .
          40×60 (2400 sq ft) x 2.25 FAR = 5400 sq ft

      • Mahendra August 21, 2015 at 5:48 pm - Reply

        I have a plot of dimensions 30×40 with BBMP B katha. Plan to constiruct the 2BHK house. May I know what are all the approvals needed before start the construction. I am looking for archietcts form your team who can give me the best house designs at affordable costs.

  4. Bhuvan Rao August 4, 2015 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Hi Sir,
    We have a 30×40 site with 1Bhk in the Ground floor and with external staircase 2Bhk in the Second floor, It’s 20 years old house with load baring structural design done at that time. Now we want to convert it into a Duplex house with minimum cost. Since in will be going for my House renovation work I want all the designing and construction to be done within 6 months. Below are some of the inputs or changes that needs to be done for our existing House.

    Renovation changes required
    – External staircase should be made internal.
    – Change in flooring from the existing mosaic tiles.
    – Larger windows to be given at Living rooms.
    – 2 new Master bedrooms needs to planned.
    – Bathrooms reworking.
    – Demolition of some walls to increase the space.
    – Compound wall re working.
    – New elevation.
    – Doors needs to be replaced.
    Based on my above requirements can you tell me what would be the cost of renovation for my house based on Todays construction cost. First I would like to god for the concept Floors plans with all the changes required after which you need to propose a new 3D Elevation for my Building. If at all the renovation is not feasible then I shall go for complete new designing.

    Thank you,
    Bhuvan Rao

    • A4D August 30, 2015 at 2:20 pm - Reply

      Thx for sending a detailed requirements for renovation for your house at Bangalore. We need to do a feasibility report before we give any commitment of our charges. Feasibility report can be done for your project based on our Structural engineer visiting your site and understating the existing structural loads like where the columns and beams are located. Any previous working drawings for the existing house would be helpful to know the layout designed previously.
      Architects4Design Team

      • Manju September 18, 2015 at 6:45 pm - Reply

        Hi Team,
        I own a site of 35*38(1340 Sq.ft) near Hoodi, Bangalore East. I am looking to construct a G+1 construction with 2 or 3 car parking. I like to go for eco friendly architecture by using lots of green materials inside my house.
        Ground floor a compact 2 BHK and First Floor could be either a compact 2.5 BHK or spacious 2 BHK.My construction idea is to build a Green House concept house with quality materials which should last for years.

  5. Swati August 21, 2015 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    I wanted to know more about Architect services you provide and wanted to know By Architectural Floor plans do you mean blueprints of house as in rooms dimension, door and window locations?
    What if we don’t want Furniture layout plans and 3D view? Will it reduce the fee you mentioned or is it mandatory.
    The residential house I wanted to construct is not in Bangalore. How co-ordination with the appointed
    contractor on regular basis will be done under Proposal B will work and does it cost extra fee.
    Will working drawings (Architectural, structural,plumbing,electrical etc) cost any extra fees, if yes then how much?
    How much time will it take for getting final drawings?
    Based on you answer for above questions if I would be interested I will let you know. Just wanted to inform you about my specification I want in the plan are as under :
    Area: 229.86 square meter
    Depth: 22 meter
    Width front: 10.6 meter
    Width back: 10.3 meter
    Need garden area in front, house should be airy, there should be space on both side and in back side also.
    Will provide more details later as we decide to work futher.

  6. Asha August 27, 2015 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    I am planning to build my apartment building, Hence i would like to take architectural services from your firm. It’s 1500 Sft area. And i want to have parking at ground floor and then 3 floors (G+3 floors) i.e. 3 bhk + 1bhk on each floor. The property is located at Varthur area. There is an old construction (ground floor) is already there which will demolish and built this building over there. I don’t the super luxurious apartments but a decent one and nicely crafted the area.. Also, if i approve the design g+3 and build the floor in phases.. Send me the quotes or any follow up question to my email.

    • A4D August 30, 2015 at 2:15 pm - Reply

      Thank you for showing interest in our firm, Based on the above request we can design a residential apartment complex where the parking can be given in the ground floor. G+3 floors can be constructed with a minimum FAR considered at 1.75 ie 1500 sq ft (Site) x 1.75 FAR = 2625 sq ft (Built up area excluding parking). You can reach us for more details.
      Architects4Design Team

      • Chandra September 10, 2015 at 11:30 pm - Reply

        Hi. we are constructing a house of 3 floors in 45*56 sq ft area. We didn’t take advise from an engineer.Now it is already in the plastering stag but the current design is not satisfactory. I need a floor design for my house. So Is there any ways to modify the building design with minimum cost? please suggest.

  7. Praveen Kumar August 28, 2015 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    I’m looking for residential complex plan and design. The plot is in Bangalore, and the land dimension is 57 ft x 53.5 ft (apprx 3000 sqf).
    Basically looking at a multistory apartment, with 2 BHK 3 units in each flloor.
    Total Ground + 3. (Allowance for car park to be given in the ground floor)
    Im not looking at any interior works as, so of the units will be rented out and some of it sold
    Do let me know what are the service you and provide and the cost. Once we have an agreement, ill provide further inputs
    The property is B Katha.
    Praveen Kumar

    • A4D August 30, 2015 at 2:09 pm - Reply

      We have sent you our Architectural designing charges to your shared email id, for designing your residential project based on your given requirements here. Pls do see the proposal and reach us for further clarifications.
      Architects4Design Team

      • Samuel joseph August 30, 2015 at 3:27 pm - Reply

        My sister need to construct a house on 30×40 site near Peenya industrial estate area, Bangalore. Existing old house need to be demolished. We asked a civil engineer to draw a plan, it is in the process. The proposed house may be Ground ,First and second floors of estimated area 2000 – 2500 sq.ft. completion one year. Payment in stages depends on the work. Guide us.

        • Sarvanan September 18, 2015 at 10:20 am - Reply

          I need house plan for south facing land size 40*60, proposed construction area size 32*42, or 32*45 or 30*40 or 30*45, 3bedroom with attached bathroom & toilet, 1 separate bathroom & toilet, spaces hall, dinning hall also all in asper vasthu, single house only. mean while your own ideas also welcome, house should be in good elevation & design.
          Thank you again,

      • Deepak September 17, 2015 at 11:27 pm - Reply

        I have plot size is 30 × 50 sq ft. Please give me a design plan at affordable cost for the construction of my new house which is west facing single floor. I wish car porch & some open small garden area. Please give me suitable design. I want a small residential plan whcih fits my above given needs. Pls send me quote for my small houe.

      • Srinivas September 18, 2015 at 12:04 am - Reply

        looking for complete plan for 30 x 40 west facing G+2 .
        Ground floor 2 car park , 1BHK or 2BHK for rent.
        First floor – kitchen,dinning,pooja,Master bed room,with living area, with stair case ( Duplex)
        2nd floor, 2 rooms with attach bath with dressing table and ward robes and a study room and rest all is living area should be as per vasthu.
        I would like to know the cost for the above residential designing and project consultancy.
        Thank you,

  8. prak September 7, 2015 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    I have a 40×60 site west facing for which i need to get the architect services for designing a residential duplex house of three 2bhk + 4bhk duplex (g+3fl0or) with small grarden inside the house.Allowance for car park to be given in the ground floor.five car parking Can you let us know what would be the cost for designing my house.

  9. Pavan September 10, 2015 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    We have a 30×40 site with 2Bhk in the Ground floor and with external staircase 1.5Bhk in the Second floor, It’s 20 years old house with load baring structural design done at that time. Now we want to convert it into a Duplex house with minimum cost. Also the ground floor need some renovation.
    I want to avail your services for creating the building plans based on the current structure i have. Pls call and tell us what would be the architectural designing cost.

  10. Vimal September 10, 2015 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    This is Bimal Kumar Jhariat, i am planning for Duplex House . I went through all your provided designs and i like few on them .Could you please suggest your best design as per my area.
    My plan is for 2 Bedroom in the ground floor and 3 bedroom in the 1st floor .
    Ground Floor- 2 -bedroom with 2 attach bathroom , 1 kitchen , 1 Small Pooja Room, 1 Dining Hall and Car Parking .
    1st Floor- 3 Bedroom , 2 Bathroom, 1 Kitchen and 1 small dining will be ok .
    My area is :15m*19m
    Hope to get your reply with well plan soon.

  11. Avi September 15, 2015 at 12:13 am - Reply

    Hi ,
    I have 30*40 site and planning to construct it immediately in Bangalore. We are planning to have a duplex house along with ground floor as car parking addition to 1bhk for maid. Due to personal reasons we are planning to construct only 1st floor as of now. Is it possible to get the plan along with structural consultation ( by considering the future expansion for duplex) from your end such project ? Please let me know your regular charges for such project.
    Thanks in Advance

  12. Subha September 17, 2015 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    I have a land of around 1483 sqft of which width 32 ft and depth 46 ft. Now I want to build an affordable two story house with a future provision of 3rd floor. Currently it will have two separate floor with a car parking and staircase at the front side. Ground floor will be for rent purpose and first floor for own stay. It will have two individual floor with two bed room and toilet. Want maximum use of land to make the rooms spacious. Requirement : Individual floor plan with elevation, door window details, electrical wiring, 3D view etc.
    Pls send the architectural designing charges for the above requirements along with structural supervisoin charges.

  13. Rahul October 5, 2015 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Dear A4D Team,
    My name is Rahul, I have a 30*40 site in Bangalore for which I am looking to construct a G+ 2 Floor home.
    basically on the ground floor I am looking to have a vertical parking space , outside stairs and then a open concept hall and kitchen with duplex stairs from inside leading to second floor which will have 2 Bed rooms with attached washrooms and a small laundry room with provisions for attaching laundry.
    and finally a 3rd second floor with 2 BHK for rent purpose.

    Cyou please advise what might the cost be for designing the architecture , and also seeking your consultation during constructions and overseeing construction etc..
    let me know.

  14. Suresh January 13, 2016 at 6:08 pm - Reply


    We are looking for complete plan for 30 x 40 west facing G+2 .
    Ground floor 2 car park , 1BHK or 2BHK for rent.
    First floor – kitchen, dinning, pooja, Master bed room, with living area, with stair case ( Duplex)
    2nd floor, 2 rooms with attach bath with dressing table and ward robes and a study room and rest all is living area should be as per vasthu.
    I would like to know the cost for the above residential designing and project consultancy.
    Thank you,

    • A4D July 22, 2016 at 9:01 am - Reply

      As Architects based in Bangalore we can take care of complete Architectural consultancy including the supervision during the building construction stage.

  15. Dr Sreekanth January 30, 2016 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    I am Dr. Sreekanth Reddy and I am planning to build an apartment building, Hence I would like to take architectural services from your firm. The plot is in Bangalore, East facing near Varthur lake and the land dimension is 57 ft on one side and 54’3”the other side X60 ft (Road side) (apprx 3343 sqf).

    Basically looking at a multistory apartment with 2 BHK 2 units and 3BHK 1 unit in each floor.
    Total Ground + 4 (Allowance for car park to be given in the ground floor). We along with relatives and friends are planning to construct and use for our residential purpose.

    As this is our first and only residential project, we require complete Architectural consultancy which should include Concept designing, Presentation drawings, Structural drawings, Electrical drawings etc.
    I did like some of the works that has already been shared on your site,
    The property is B Katha.

    Dr Sreekanth Reddy

    • A4D January 30, 2016 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      Thank you for sharing your requirements for Building your apartment in Bangalore, We have sent our detailed charges for the requested services to your emails id.

  16. A4D February 23, 2016 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Thank you for showing interest for our services. We have sent our detailed proposal to your given email id.

  17. A4D March 18, 2016 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    We have sent our proposal to your given email id…

  18. A4D July 4, 2016 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing such a detailed requirement for constructing your house in Bangalore. We have sent our proposal to your e mail id.

  19. Kiran__Kumar July 14, 2016 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Hi A4D Team,

    Thank you guys for creating such an informative blog. It actually helps a lot for the people to get a fair idea on building their homes
    I request your team to shed some ideas, suggestions regarding the floor plans,front elevation design, and an estimate of construction cost.
    We own plot. Planning to build a 4500 sq ft duplex home.

    Site dimension: 30* 50
    Road Facing: Facing 40Ft wide road on to south
    30ft(shorter dimension) facing the road.
    Location: Banashankari 3rd Stage

    Plan for GF+3 Floor
    Plan for setback according to FAR regulations.

    GF: Vehicle parking for 2 cars and 3 motorcycles with stairs taking to the main entrance area.

    Level 1: Foyer area separating the Hall, open kitchen and a room with attached washroom and stairs leading to level 2.

    Level 2: Two bedrooms with attached washroom, family lounge and stairs leading to level 3.

    Level 3: Home theater, guest room with attached washroom and balcony (enough space to bring up a garden area).

    Need complete interiors inside the building with very good quality of materials.

    Also open to plan changes and suggestions. In addition need to know the extra amount incurring in adding one more level to the plan for gym and private bar lounge (total built of area would be 6000 Sq ft in that case).

    Hope that I have provided enough details for you guys to work on. If you guys can send me an estimate at the earliest that would be appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Kiran Kumar Reddy

    • A4D July 22, 2016 at 8:59 am - Reply

      Thank you for sharing such a detailed query for building your house. As Architects in Bangalore we are involved in Designing and Building a House with professional supervision done by our team of well experienced Architects and Structural engineers. We have sent our detailed proposal regarding the same to your email id.

  20. A4D July 22, 2016 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Thx for sharing your requirements we have sent our detailed designing charges to your shared email id.

  21. A4D July 22, 2016 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing your details for building your house, As architects we can take care of the entire designing and Architectural project consultancy for which we have sent our proposal to your email id.

  22. Subhas September 2, 2016 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    One of the Best websites that i have come across for building your House.

  23. Manjunath venkatesh November 15, 2016 at 3:45 pm - Reply


    I am Manjunath and I am planning to build an Duplex or one story building, Hence I would like to take architectural services from your firm. The plot is in Bangalore, the land dimension is 54+57*28/ 2 ft

    As this is our first and only residential project, we require complete Architectural consultancy which should include Concept designing, Presentation drawings, Structural drawings, Electrical drawings etc.


    Manjunath Venkatesh

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  25. Narendra July 2, 2017 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Dear Sir,
    I have a 70×50 ft (3500 sq ft) North/East facing corner site in Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Mysore road Bengaluru. Now I want to build a house for own use. I saw your website which I was searching for good residential architects in Bangalore who can do a design and build, I need an estimate for building construction. I have a concept design done by my relative but you can include the Architect services cost and the details are as follows.

    House Plans required :
    1. Duplex house – Ground + First floor (3BHK Duplex)
    2. Built up area – 2500 sq ft
    3. Ground floor – Garage + Foyer + Living + Dining + Pooja room + Kitchen + Master bedroom with walk-in closet and attached bathroom + Powder room + Laundry + store.
    4. First floor – 2 bedrooms with walk-in closet and attached bathroom + Family room + Balcony + Open Terrace

    Building Specifications Required :
    1. Floor – all granite except bath area with ceramic tiles
    2. Wood – all teak
    3. Construction should including – Sump tank (10000 liters) + overhead tank + compound
    4. Ceiling height = 10 feet
    5. Wall thickness = 9 Inch
    6. Masonry = cement blocks
    7. Dado tiles = full height up to ceiling in bathrooms
    8. Best quality = cement, steel, Cement blocks, wood, ceramic tiles, sanitary fixtures, electrical fixtures, painting, and others.
    9. Interior Design = Excluded
    10. Architectural cost = Included

    Request you to provide an approximate cost estimate, with best quality materials. As I am giving specific requirements and dimensions please give a realistic estimate.

    With Warm Regards,
    Narendra Kumar M

    • A4D July 2, 2017 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      Thank You for sharing details for building your house. We have sent our proposal to your given email id.

  26. Prakash P July 4, 2017 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I want to build a 3bhk on my 1200SqFt land facing east in DevanaGonthi, whitefield.

    House Plan req:

    1. Duplex house
    2. Groud floor= 1BHK+Pooja+parking+small garden
    3. Firstfloor= 2bedrooms, with attached bathrooms, balcony/terrace

  27. Kunal Arora August 11, 2017 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Hi A4D team,

    I have purchased a 30×40 site on Jigani Anekal road (South Bangalore). Will be starting construction soon.
    Looking for complete construction, architecture, landscaping, interiors services with maximum usage of space on my site

    I would like a total cost estimation based on my requirements below:

    Total Built up Area: 1000 sq.ft. (Ground floor + 1)

    Basement/garage for 2 cars
    1 Bore well and Sump

    Ground floor:
    Foyer/sit out with garden
    Huge living room
    1 Bedroom with attached bathroom
    1 common bathroom
    Big Island kitchen with modular setup, Chimney and hob with 4 burners, utility, large dining space
    Landscaping/small garden wherever possible

    First Floor:
    Huge master bedroom with big balcony and attached bathroom
    1 guest bedroom with attached bathroom
    1 living room
    1 common bathroom
    Average space for the Bar setup
    Small lobby or family lounge or study room

    Flooring preferences:
    Living/dining/ kitchen/bedrooms – marble tiles
    Terrace, bathrooms – anti skid ceramic / vitrified tiles

    Granite platform in kitchen with double mixer bowl and dado up to 7 feet.
    Granite island top table
    Cabinets with high pressure marine wood
    Bedroom closet – good quality wood with modern look and designs
    Large windows
    Modern elevation

    Designer Staircase pattern to 1st floor (Internal Staircase):
    Marble stairs with wooden railings

    Electrical points:
    Tv points in living and bedrooms
    Fan and A/C points in all bedrooms and living rooms
    Washing machine, microwave, and other electrical appliances points
    Solar water heater for entire house

    Wall mount basin in granite with stylish tap fittings
    Western toilet
    Shower cubicle
    Brand – Jaguar / Kohler

    Full length sliding windows between the bedroom and the balcony

    Hope that I have provided enough details for you guys to work on

    If you guys can send me an estimate at the earliest that would be appreciated

  28. SrinivasaMurthy September 12, 2017 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Team – I could not control myself in appreciating your team for such great detailed level information on this website. Its simple and understandable to general person. Thank you so much, Team. Keep up the good work and all the best for your projects

  29. Bindu Venkatesh November 16, 2017 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Hi Team,

    I request your team to provide suggestions regarding the floor plans (vastu compliant) ,front elevation design, interior design and an estimate of construction cost.
    We are planning to build a duplex home in a 30x 40 plot.
    Road facing: East

    Plan for GF+2floor
    Plan for setback according to FAR regulations.

    GF: Complete parking area, with minimum landscaping and small room. External staircase taking to the main entrance area.

    Level 1: Hall, open kitchen to dining area, pooja room, bedroom and a common washroom, kitchen and bedroom should have utilities and stairs leading to level 2.

    Level 2: Two bedrooms with attached washroom, small family lounge open to open terrace or balcony and stairs leading to level 3.

    Need complete interiors inside the building with very good quality of materials. Also open to plan changes and suggestions.

  30. Vinita Sotani November 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    hi A4D team
    I m booking a 30×40 or 1200 sq.ft site in a gated community. will b starting construction soon. Looking for complete construction architecture, landscaping, interior service. I m very much impressed by your suggestions and feedback from customers.
    I would like a total cost estimation based on my requirement below
    total 1200 sq. ft
    duplex. basement for 1 car no 2 two wheelers,
    ground floor
    foyer/sit out
    huge living room
    Puja space
    bug island kitchen with modular setup, bedroom for a couple not attached with bath

    first door, 2 room with bath, walk-in wardrobe, attached with bathtub, balcony
    stairs, with sunlight pass in rooms, fresh air pass in rooms….
    granite and wood with rails/ fibreglass
    electrical points in each room
    fan and AC points in all bedroom and living rooms
    washing machine, microwave and other electrical appliances points solar water heater for the entire house
    wall mount basin in granite with stylish tap.
    shower cubical
    bath tub

    modern interior and based on vastu …..
    pls send your cost estimation into my email I’d really appreciate it and would be able to fix my budget accordingly.

    with regards
    Vinita sotani

  31. Ramaswamy reddykvk January 15, 2018 at 12:42 am - Reply

    I am having a commercial flat at Sarjapura Circle measuring 58×97 feet out of which I want to construct Nursing Home 50×80 g+ 3 North by road 60feet south by house east police station west by road 20 feet vitrified tiles , solar, RWH approximately 16000 sq ft building Please guide me estimate cost. total building including front elevation design

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