Construction Materials

Wood for doors in Pakistan

Wood It is also known as timber. Wood is another crucial material required during finishing works of house for making door frames, doors, jamb frames, architraves etc. Being a natural construction material, it has certain characteristics such as moisture content, strength, elasticity, hardness etc. All the characteristics vary in different types of woods and also […]

Electric wires in Pakistan

Electric wires Another crucial item required during construction of your house and also as a first step of finishing works are electric wires. Electric wires serve the purpose of supplying current to all your appliances and devices. Electric wire consists of two components, copper conductor and insulation. Copper conductor is the main component that carries […]

Steel Items (MS or Mild steel) during house construction

Steel items (steel chogath, safety grills, steel stairs, main steel doors etc) During the construction of grey structure, certain MS (mild steel) items are required at various stages e.g. Steel door frames (steel chogath), steel safety grills for window openings, steel stairs, steel main gate etc. Steel door frames and steel main gate are made […]

Latest construction rates for house and material prices

April 2018 Market Latest Construction Rates In this sticky blog, our team will regularly update latest construction rates along with main material prices for house construction in and around Lahore and Islamabad region. Lahore construction market Labor contracts     April 2018 Market Construction Rates with Material contracts     April 2018 Market Construction Material Rates   […]

Minor items required during Grey Structure

Bitumen Bitumen is another material that is required during construction. Like polythene, it also serves the purpose of waterproofing. Bitumen is available in different qualities and most commonly available at random hardware shops are of inferior quality. Good quality bitumen has higher viscosity. If the bitumen is very thin liquid then it should not be […]

UPVC & PPRC conduit for house construction

UPVC & PPRC conduit Electrical Plumbing Un-plasticized poly vinyl chloride and Polypropylene Random Copolymer are the full forms and material used in manufacturing UPVC and PPRC pipes respectively. UPVC is used for conduits of sewerage and electrical whereas PPRC is used for water and gas system. Earlier in Pakistan most common methods used for electrical […]

Crush for house construction

Crush Also referred as aggregate in engineering and house construction terms, it is made up by crushing large stones into different small sizes. Its main usage is in concrete mixes for strengthening the reinforcements and bonding. Crush is used in both Plain Cement Concrete (P.C.C) and Reinforced Cement Concrete (R.C.C). There are many stone crushing […]

Steel reinforcement for house construction

Steel reinforcement In civil engineering, it is mostly referred as reinforcements or rebar and as discussed in earlier blogs about cement sand and bricks, it is another crucial material required during grey structure construction of house. Steel is used in form of meshes to strengthen and hold concrete together. Without reinforcements, concrete cannot sustain heavy […]

Cement for House construction

Cement It is another essential material used in house construction and all kind of constructions. From foundations till completion of the house, it is required at various stages. It is of two types, Grey cement and White cement. White cement is rarely used throughout construction for works like tile grouting and during paint works. However […]

Compromising on quality of material for saving the costs

Faults and Defects: Biggest distress and agony during or after the house construction is the occurrence or emergence of faults and defects such as minor cracks, seepage, leakages, floor sinking etc. Perfection is impossible and houses have to deteriorate with passage of time, but issues such as mentioned above sometimes appear rather soon after finishing […]

Construction guide 5 Labor & Material procurement for your dream house

Labor Procurement for house construction Labor & Material procurement  Procurement & handling of daily waged labor for construction of house is impractical and unattainable task for a layman. While executing your project if you plan to handle the labor yourself for nominal savings then you are on a wrong path. More will be the chances […]