Tuesday, July 14, 2009
When To Paint Your House Black, Internally !!!!
You might be one of those who take things for granted.
Yes leave everything to the contractor to do what he like with at least RM250,000 to RM500,000 of your live saving.
My advise: Sometime it is advisable to sit with your faithful contractor and exchange some ideas or what additonal things that will be good for your BH.
Remember this is going to be your BH and not his.
You need to give some inputs on those things that will make your BH more enticing to those wild "walet" before the house is ready.
Once the BH is ready you have very little choices but to accept everything that the contractor did for you.
Good example the room must be very dark.
The nesting planks are well mounted, no gap and the box must be around 30cm by 100 cm minimum.
The corner covers are covered in the middle and not at the sides close to those partitioning.
There are some fake nests being installed on the plank close to those tweeters and corners.
The number of tweeters must be adequate and properly mounted.
The guards to the LAL must be high enought.
The pool must be water proof.
The wiring must be split into various floor and labelled.
There will be a separate wiring for external sound at the back of the house.
The partitioning must be at the right place and the right size.
The house humidity and temperature must be monitored for at least a few days to check on the house microhabitat.
The water piping and electrical points are well located.
If you let the contractor to do everything with no input from you then you will later regret for not doing so.
Even if you are not sure what to talk with the contractor, you should call a friend of someone that you know that he is good, like Pak Harry, to drop by for his comments.
He might gives you some bullets to talk or instruct your contractors to add some of those important things.
I was at one of the new BH some time back.
The house was not 100% ready and about to install those nesting planks.
What I saw was something interesting.
The contractor got his laborers to paint the floor totally black.
Normally people paint after the installations of those planks but this contractor paint before he install those nesting planks.
His reason being, when he paint them black, he usually paint everything inclusive of the wall, ceiling, pillars and beams.
If the painting is done after the nesting planks installation, the paint might smear onto the wood.
I think this guy got a very strong point. If your Red Meranti wood is smeared with black paint it might not be very attractive to those "Walet".
I thank him for a simple yet very effective steps in making your BH dark and yet will make the nesting planks clean.
Follow his step and I am sure you will benefit from "Smearing of nesting planks syndrome".