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a building such as a multi story building. There are also problems associated with blockage of drains rendering them difficult to clean. Maintenance should be easy to be done, so they can be done on a regular basis. How does one design to reduce maintenance?

  • Choose materials that do not rust easily;

  • Choose materials that are not easily attacked by termites, rot, sunlight;

  • Ensure good workmanship and attention to details;

  • Choose good professional Team – Architects, Contractors, Draughtsman;

  • Ensure that the floor water around houses is

drained away from the walls and foundations as much as possible. This will help to keep your foundations dry and strong and the area around the house less mossy;

  • Building should also be located away from the risk

of flooding, land slides;

Building

should

be

strong

enough

to

resist

reasonable levels of hurricane and earthquake forces.

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