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Wall plaster work technicalities

Plaster work refers to grey finish/rendering of brick walls or ceilings using a thin layer of sand and cement. Earlier mud-lime mixture was also used for required wall finishes however in modern construction it is completely replaced now with cement sand plaster. Plaster material is first prepared as dry matter in required content ratios and […]

Latest grey structure cost September 2018 for house construction

Construction cost for grey structure construction of dream house in September 2018 Its been almost an year since last time Team Overc’s published grey structure construction cost 2017 article and video, response that we got on that article and video was overwhelming and encouraging that helped and guided hundreds of Pakistanis specially expatriates/overseas Pakistanis. Many […]

Concealed vs Non concealed steel & ceramic fixtures

Talking about the finishing works of washrooms and kitchens, ceramic and steel fixtures are as important to consider as tiles for final aesthetic looks. Ceramic fixtures include water closets, concealed commode, non concealed commode and wash basins whereas steel fixtures include complete faucet(taps) range such has hand mixer, bath mixer, showers etc. All the fixtures […]

Plumbing technicalities

Plumbing work Any work related to water supply, drain or sewerage and gas supply is referred to as plumbing work. Plumbing work is one of the most technical job during grey structure construction of a house. It is a system which works as a conduit that runs throughout the house in each room/place where water […]

Mortar and concrete ratios

One of the many important technicalities, knowledge of which one must have before commencing construction works on site is regarding mortar concrete ratios. Various ratios required for respective jobs have already been predefined by engineers however some are mentioned on construction drawings that must be followed to ensure quality. Brickwork, plaster, concrete etc have its […]

Construction cost difference in economical and premium grade grey structure

House construction cost Difference of  construction cost in Economical and Premium grade Grey structure Today in our construction guide episode 8 we will be discussing the house construction cost difference between the economical grade and premium grade grey structure. Team Overcs Construction services received immense amount of queries about the builders making grey structures in […]

Tiles for floors and washrooms

Tiles In recent decade, tiles for flooring finishes have extensively replaced marble. It has been 10 good years of evolution for tiles in market of Pakistan. However local manufacturing and production of tile is not satisfactory and considerable trend has been towards imported tile. Tiles are being imported from Spain, Italy, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Iran, […]

Marble & Granite for house construction

Marble and Granite Finalising floors for an aesthetic look is the most important part of finishing. Marble is very commonly and widely used material for this purpose however recently it is being replaced by ceramic and porcelain tiles, but still many people prefer marble floorings because of its durability and economical availability. Marble comes in different […]

House foundations

House foundations types Foundations are one of the most critical parts of a house or a building that supports and holds the weight of whole structure. In most of the cases foundations are in depth and concealed in soil where load of whole structure is transferred to earth. House foundations are designed according to the […]

Frame structure building construction & Brick structure

Difference between Frame structure building construction & Brick structure Laymen, might not have an idea about house construction methods that are adopted in Pakistan according to geographical terrain of respective area, however different methods of construction are adopted in different parts of country. Each terrain has its own features and technical specifications and Pakistan has […]

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