House construction guide

Turnkey Contract with Material and Selection of Builder

Turnkey Contract with Material and Selection of Builder Turnkey contract agreement & selection criteria Welcome to the construction guide blog by Team Overcs, previously we discussed that if a client is planning to build their own house they need to keep the following key factors in their mind while selecting a contractor. We also discussed […]

Latest construction rates for house and material prices

July 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     July 2018 Market Construction Rates with Material contracts     July 2018 Market Construction Material […]

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 […]

Cost for house construction finishing works

House Construction cost for finishing works After discussing house construction cost for grey structure of house in previous episode, in this video we will discuss about house construction cost for finishing works of house. Costing and budgeting for house construction before starting the project is very important task to carry operations smoothly. One should have the basic idea about […]

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 […]