Why Choose Hangar Home Architecture

by KenRisley on December 17, 2013

Choosing the hangar home architecture for your new dwelling requires the skill of a professional. It is best to find someone who is experienced in this type of housing. There are some very specific details that must be considered when designing and building your new house. There are a number of restrictions placed on residential development. The restrictions will govern how large the house will be and how large the hanger can be. In addition, architectural limitations dictate certain structural designs. For example, the limitations can determine whether the hanger will have to blend with the facade of the house. Clearance for the taxiway is an issue that needs to be handled by a professional. It is important that you contract with an architect that has ample experience in designing this type of dwelling. It is equally important that you become very familiar with the specific restrictions for building this type of building before the design process begins. The size of the lot may be an issue. If you already own the lot it may not be ideal for this type of design. An added concern is whether the ground is level or sloped. A lot that is sloped will present some challenges to consider. Usually on a sloped lot the house is built on the higher part and the hangar, or shelter, on the lower segment. This provides a blended appearance. Another consideration is the size of the shelter. The codes differ for hangars that are over 2000 feet and those that are under. The larger hangars are governed by commercial codes while residential codes apply to those that are less than 2000 feet. Keep in mind that the codes that you are required to adhere to can influence pricing. You also need to decide if the building should connect to the house. There are pros and cons with connecting or not connecting the hangar. Having the shelter connected to the dwelling is very convenient for the pilot and keeps them out of the elements. However, this type of design allows the noise and smells into your house. Because of the sound and smell some folks prefer building the two separately. There are a number of other ways to use the shelter in addition to storing an airplane. It is not uncommon for folks to use hangars for added storage space. This can easily be controlled to prevent clutter from taking over the hangar. Common uses for this type of building include storing cars, boats, recreation vehicles, and workshop. Your primary use must be considered when determining how high of a ceiling is needed. Other things to consider for the hangar home architecture include the size of the doors. The width of the doors is very important when it comes to construction and the materials that will be needed. In addition, you need to decide if fuel will be kept in a fuel tank inside the building or someplace else on the property. Proper ventilation and handling of the fuel will be important. All these things must be considered so that they can be included in the design.