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High rise living myths de-mistified

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  • High rise living myths de-mistified

    i) Ceiling height of 9.3 feet is not enough: I stayed at 2 flats in Gurgaon, 1 in Delhi (DDA society) and 2 in Noida thus far. Never noticed the ceiling height prior to this. I always assumed the same to be fairly sufficient and airy. It was only when I learnt about ceiling issues being talked about of Logix and 3C projects, that I saw the ceiling height of my current flat. To my surprise, it was exactly 9 feets, 1 inch. Still, quite suffiCient.
    ii) Lower floors are less secure: Ground floor is always in view of top floors and is the least insecure of all. Floors 1 to top floor are all equi-prone to theft. As a matter of interest, before I moved to lower floor from higher floor in a society at gurgaon, I had done some research on thefts in gurgaon apartments and most of them were either on top floors or on first floor to middle floors.
    iii) Lower floors offer less privacy: One who hasn't lived on lower floors in a builder society of this size shares this perception. Unless ground floors have flats with no lawns directly facing road, privacy shall not be an issue for ground floor flats as well. For rest, its almost the same. For ground floors with lawn, this issue has no bearing.
    iv) Middle floors have less mosquitoes/flies than lower floors: This is a sheer misconception. Having stayed at higher floors in gurgaon, I have had as bad a experience as on lower floors. Cockroaches and some other insects shall be more on lower floors though.
    v) Seepage problem: Again, non-sensical of people thinking of this as an issue more prominent on ground floor. In fact, its affecting the whole building and the building strength is always at the mercy of people fixing the root cause.
    vi) A lift per 30 flat is enough: I used to think so. But, my stay at gurgaon and noida apartment proved me wrong. Even from the best in class builders like ATS, the issue with lifts are inevitable.
    vii) Dense projects can't be managed well: Worried with 3k flats in your society. If some sensible and discipline loving able owners are part of your RWA, you need not to. AWHO societies in NOida, GN have on an average 3k flats in their society. Almost every troubling aspect from open car parking to all maintenance issues are so very well managed here.
  • #2

    #2

    Re : High rise living myths de-mistified

    Agree to most of the points. Noise and sunlight are the only reasonable issues with lower floor flats.
    For noise, double glasses are very effective.
    For sunlight, orientation of flat wrt path covered by sun is important.

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    • #3

      #3

      Re : High rise living myths de-mistified

      Originally posted by sinundoer View Post
      i) Ceiling height of 9.3 feet is not enough: I stayed at 2 flats in Gurgaon, 1 in Delhi (DDA society) and 2 in Noida thus far. Never noticed the ceiling height prior to this. I always assumed the same to be fairly sufficient and airy. It was only when I learnt about ceiling issues being talked about of Logix and 3C projects, that I saw the ceiling height of my current flat. To my surprise, it was exactly 9 feets, 1 inch. Still, quite suffiCient.
      ii) Lower floors are less secure: Ground floor is always in view of top floors and is the least insecure of all. Floors 1 to top floor are all equi-prone to theft. As a matter of interest, before I moved to lower floor from higher floor in a society at gurgaon, I had done some research on thefts in gurgaon apartments and most of them were either on top floors or on first floor to middle floors.
      iii) Lower floors offer less privacy: One who hasn't lived on lower floors in a builder society of this size shares this perception. Unless ground floors have flats with no lawns directly facing road, privacy shall not be an issue for ground floor flats as well. For rest, its almost the same. For ground floors with lawn, this issue has no bearing.
      iv) Middle floors have less mosquitoes/flies than lower floors: This is a sheer misconception. Having stayed at higher floors in gurgaon, I have had as bad a experience as on lower floors. Cockroaches and some other insects shall be more on lower floors though.
      v) Seepage problem: Again, non-sensical of people thinking of this as an issue more prominent on ground floor. In fact, its affecting the whole building and the building strength is always at the mercy of people fixing the root cause.
      vi) A lift per 30 flat is enough: I used to think so. But, my stay at gurgaon and noida apartment proved me wrong. Even from the best in class builders like ATS, the issue with lifts are inevitable.
      vii) Dense projects can't be managed well: Worried with 3k flats in your society. If some sensible and discipline loving able owners are part of your RWA, you need not to. AWHO societies in NOida, GN have on an average 3k flats in their society. Almost every troubling aspect from open car parking to all maintenance issues are so very well managed here.
      with due respect to your post and the details you mentioned, are you trying to get more footage with a repeated thread. We already have so many threads where people are discussing about pros and cons of the high and low rise floors. Do not need another one now to start this pandora of discussions and views once again.

      COME ON YAAR, Kitna pakaoge.....

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      • #4

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        Re : High rise living myths de-mistified

        Originally posted by smart111 View Post
        with due respect to your post and the details you mentioned, are you trying to get more footage with a repeated thread. We already have so many threads where people are discussing about pros and cons of the high and low rise floors. Do not need another one now to start this pandora of discussions and views once again.

        COME ON YAAR, Kitna pakaoge.....

        Brother....brokers & investors have nothing to do as of now...so doing just time pass and racking up issues already deliberated or issues which are meaningless. Just ignore!!!

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        • #5

          #5

          Re : High rise living myths de-mistified

          Great post Sinu.
          Other people who have opinions on this please do share.
          Cheers

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          • #6

            #6

            Re : High rise living myths de-mistified

            Ignore if this doesn't interest you.

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            • #7

              #7

              Re : High rise living myths de-mistified

              For your de-mistified purpose!!


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              https://www.indianrealestateforum.co...mumbai?t=16754

              https://www.indianrealestateforum.co...living?t=22099

              https://www.indianrealestateforum.co...da-ncr?t=20540

              https://www.indianrealestateforum.co...indows?t=20395

              https://www.indianrealestateforum.co...h-rise?t=19298

              https://www.indianrealestateforum.co...choice?t=16449

              https://www.indianrealestateforum.co...anyone?t=17143

              https://www.indianrealestateforum.co...in-ncr?t=15524

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              • #8

                #8

                Re : High rise living myths de-mistified

                Thanks. However, this post is not about high rise low rise alone. All these topics might have been discussed in individual threads. But, I just enlisted them based on my experience. Moderators, please close this thread if this doesnt make any sense.

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                • #9

                  #9

                  Re : High rise living myths de-mistified

                  One More myth:

                  1) Builder using top notch quality tiles/bath, kitchen fittings is going to provide a good quality project overall:
                  Not necessarily. For an end user, there are 2 main things that matter in long run. These are plumbing (and material used for water/sewage connection) and electric (wire and fork/joints quality) work. Most of the end users get fed up due to recurring problems with these.
                  Both labour quality and raw material are equally crucial. A kajaria tile if not fitted properly with sufficient amount of plaster may still come out.

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                  • #10

                    #10

                    Re : High rise living myths de-mistified

                    Good read.

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