Q. What is the recommended height of the building?
A. The height of the building should be equal or close to equal to the width of the building i.e. from left to right not front to back.
Q. Is there any recommendation about the size and placement of mirror according to Vastu?
A. The best shape for the mirrors is square or rectangular; avoid oval and round shaped mirrors. Mirrors should be installed only on east and north walls of the house. So, due care of this should be taken while designing the dressing room and bath room.
Q. In which direction of my house or office can I purchase additional land as an extension?
A. The best direction in which you should extend your home or office is east, north, and north east. Avoid buying land to the south, west, southwest, northwest, or southwest of your property.
Q. What does Vastu recommends about the cutting/ removal of trees from the plot?
A. Peepal, Jack, Neem, and Tamarind trees, if present, should be removed at least 6 months prior to starting the construction of the building. Trees should be cut in a season when they neither have flowers nor yield fruits. If trees are to be cut after the completion of the building, the owners must wait at least three months after commencement of living there.
Q. Does Vastu allow building a house at the same ground level as that of the road in front of the house?
A. Taking the life of a building of about fifty years, there is always a possibility of the height of the road level slowly raising over a period of time. It is therefore all more necessary that the structure is built at the higher level to avoid flow of rain water in the building. It is recommended to build the building at least two to three feet above the level of the road.
Q. What is the recommendation of placement of the main door according to Vastu?
A. The following table explains the placement of main door to the building:
North of North East
East of North East
South of South East
West of North West
East of South East
West of South West
South of South West
North of North WestQ. What are the effects of irregular shape of the plots?
Q. Is there any relation between the proportionate length and breath of the plot?
A. The best plot for construction of a house or any type of building is square plot, i.e.. with equal length and breath. However, such a plot is very hard to find; personal experience. So, a rectangular shape is the next best choice. The length of the plot should always be greater than the width of the plot by a quarter. It is to be noted that the maximum length of the building/plot should be no more than twice the width. An example table for the same is as under:
Engineer Rameshwar Prasad
(B.Tech., M.Tech., P.G.D.C.A., P.G.D.M.)