House construction guide

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 […]

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 […]

Construction guide Field Series Episode 5 Basement water proofing

Basement water proofing procedure Construction Field series Episode 5 – R.C.C Basement water proofing In this episode our technical staff will explain proceedings after following steps discussed in last episode: -Starter for layout of retaining walls -Reinforcement for retaining walls -Electric conduit -Shuttering for concrete pouring -Concrete pouring for retaining walls Next to be discussed: R.C.C Retaining […]

BASEMENT Construction Cost grey structure

Basement Construction cost, Costing & budgeting for grey structure BASEMENT construction of dream house After discussing construction cost of normal grey structure and finishing in Episode 3 and Episode 4, Team Overc’s in its latest episode will guide its viewers about basement construction cost and costing/budgeting for BASEMENT grey structure of house. Our team has calculated […]

Construction guide Field Series Episode 4 Basement retaining walls

Basement Walls Construction Field series Episode 4 – R.C.C Basement walls (Retaining walls) In this episode our technical staff will explain proceedings after following steps discussed in last episode: -Toe wall -Vapor barrier -Reinforcement -Water stopper PVC for joint protection -Concrete pouring for basement bed Next to be discussed: R.C.C Retaining walls that will include […]