Factors To Consider For Hangar Home Architecture

by KenRisley on January 21, 2014

Many pilots want to live in hangar homes. Hangar homes are unique in that are built connected to or associated with a large storage area (a hangar). In most cases these structures are meant for housing airplanes, but they can also be used for other purposes. There are several considerations which you should keep in mind when you are thinking about hangar home architecture. It is important to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations that pertain to designing these houses. This will help you know what you are allowed to do and what restrictions are in place when it comes to deciding how the house will look. A professional designer who is involved in this line of work will be able to advice you on how to go about the design. You need to consider what the house will be used for, apart from storing the plane. This will help you determine the size and spacing requirements. Some people use the houses to store stuff such as houses, boats and cars among other things. The space can also be leased out or used for holding workshops and meetings. Motor homes can also be stored in hangars. In this case, the ceiling of the structure will need to designed high enough to accommodate the heights of current RV's. You should consider whether you want the structure to be attached to your house or not. Having the structure attached to your house has various advantages. This includes the fact that accessing the structure during bad weather will not be an inconvenience to you. If you think that there will be too much noise and strong smells coming from the structure, then it may be a good idea to separate it from your living quarters and have the buildings constructed individually. You should consider whether you want to be fuelling your plane from the structure or whether you want to fly out of the structure before you can fuel. If you want to fuel from inside the structure, you will have to keep a fuel tank. The other option is to take advantage of any fuelling areas that may be within the property to re-fuel your plane. This may be a convenient option for most people. Research on the best kind of hangar door will help. There are different kinds of doorways you can choose from. This includes a bi-fold, accordion or hydraulic door. Hydraulic and bi-fold doors are by far the most popular due to the convenience that they provide t its users. When deciding on hangar home architecture, the site location is important. Generally, flat surfaces are ideal. However, sloped grounds can also be used despite the challenges they present. In sloping areas it is advisable to have the house constructed on higher ground and the structure constructed on the lower section. This allows the tow structures to blend together well.