Own business: building baths
Construction has always been an attractive industry for investment. Perhaps this is generally one of the most interesting areas of activity. To create something durable that will serve people as a refuge, a place of rest or creation of values in the process of work – what could be more pleasant? And the solution of architectural and engineering problems is always a challenge for an inquiring mind.
However, construction as an object of entrepreneurial activity, with all its attractiveness, is not so affordable. The organization of a more or less serious construction company requires appropriate specialized knowledge, experience, as well as considerable capital investments for the purchase of machinery and equipment, hiring workers, etc. There are various options for organizing a business in this area – you can minimize your own investments by attracting capital from the customer (shared construction), attracting subcontractors to reduce the cost of your own equipment, use the earthly funds of credit organizations, etc. But even in the case of maximum cost optimization, the organization of a construction company requires the investment of tens and hundreds of millions of rubles.
Nevertheless, there are alternatives for small businesses. It is enough to answer a few questions.
How to avoid investments in sophisticated equipment and construction machines?
Build something that does not require their participation.
How to avoid the costs of hiring workers and paying for their labor?
Ideal from this point of view is low-rise construction – cottages, small shops, premises for commercial use, for example, for car service. But residential construction implies a set of systems for providing comfort and high-quality functioning of the home; the construction of industrial – albeit small – complexes requires knowledge of the features of the planned production.
Bath production as a business
One of the most technically simple areas of construction is the construction of bathhouses.
In fact, a bathhouse consists of several interconnected rooms with a stove in one of the rooms; Depending on the type of stove, a well-organized chimney is also usually required. Also, the premises can be equipped with plumbing, sewage and other amenities, but you can completely do without them. Thus, the average bath is a relatively small building (usually offered 3×6 m) with a system similar in principle to the operation and installation of the heating system of a residential building. In other words – maximum availability for construction on their own. There are many resources on the Internet devoted to DIY construction technology. However, not everyone has free hands or a desire to work with them. This is where the space for entrepreneurship appears.
So, if you decide to start building saunas, the first thing, of course, is to study the construction technology. As was said, it is available in various Internet sources. Today, there are various construction technologies that are classified according to the building materials used, the design of the furnace, etc. An entrepreneur can choose either one of them, or master a complete set to offer solutions depending on the wishes of the customer.
The supporting structure of the bathhouse building can be made of the following materials:
tree (log or beam);
foam or aerated concrete;
wooden frame filled with insulating materials.
Of course, each of the materials has its advantages and disadvantages. The most commonly used material for building baths is wood. It does not emit toxic substances, holds heat for a long time, looks aesthetically pleasing, durable, quickly mounted, does not require external and special interior decoration. Brick is durable and durable, but it requires a reinforced foundation and additional thermal insulation, it takes longer to warm up. Foam concrete does not require special skills when laying, it is lighter and warmer than brick, but still loses to a wooden bath.
The design of the furnace can also be different – it can be, for example, a brick furnace or a metal furnace with a so-called heater. There are certain restrictions on the use of technologies, primarily related to the availability and cost of building materials.
Necessary employees for the construction of baths
Next, you should decide on the team. In principle, as experts say, the construction of a small bathhouse – first of all, this concerns a timber bathhouse – can be dealt with alone. On the one hand, it is very attractive – all the profit from the construction will go to one person. On the other hand, the cons are much more substantial than the benefits received. This is hard physical labor, and the speed of construction, and its quality. Perhaps the best team would be a team of three people – both during the installation of wooden structures, and during stone-installation work.