Latest construction rates for house and material prices

November 2019 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     Market Construction Rates with Material contracts     Market Construction Material Rates     Islamabad construction […]

Dream House Construction in Pakistan!

Constructing your dream house has been a nightmare in Pakistan. A house which everyone dreams of, majority can turn the dream into a reality only once in their lifetime. A dream turns into a nightmare when one gets into the hands of unskilled and non-technical labor resulting in form of financial loss and above all […]

Plinth beam vs DPC

Seepage from soil/earth into the walls of house is a major issue that many people face. In newly constructed houses it causes much more distress & worry as compared to old houses which already require renovation and maintenance. Almost 90% of houses that are constructed as brick structures witness seepage in minor to major form. […]

Ready mix concrete vs Conventional concrete mixing

As explained in few articles and blogs previously, concrete is the most important component of grey structure construction of house or building. Concrete is made by mixing cement, sand (fine aggregate) and crush (course aggregate) with a certain ratio of water. Concrete mixing is a very sensitive process for all grades of concrete and the […]

Difference between Covered Area and Land Area

House construction on turnkey contracts is based on per sq ft construction cost which requires covered area according to drawings. All the costing articles & videos of Team Overc’s  are based on covered areas. Clients often get confused in covered area and land area. Today we will explain the difference between covered area and land […]

Stainless steel handrails

Stainless steel handrails are used not just for safety but it is also used for interior and exteriors aesthetic look. Other materials used for handrails such as carbon steel, cast iron or aluminium deteriorate quickly in extreme weather conditions or being exposed to pollution. In these environments Stainless steel provides a longer lasting and better […]

Water proofing & heat proofing system for roofs

Every house has a rooftop that is exposed to environment which includes heat from sun and water from rains. With time and global warming in effect, summer temperatures specially in urban areas & intensity of rains are changing. This change in weather and environment also demands various steps and methods to be implemented during construction […]

Basement construction cost latest 2019

Latest 2019 Basement Construction cost, Costing & budgeting for grey structure BASEMENT construction of dream house Its been almost an year & half since last time Team Overc’s published basement construction grey structure cost 2017 article and video, response that we got on that article and video was overwhelming and encouraging that helped and guided hundreds […]

Slab level and parapet cracks

Slab level crack or parapet walls cracks Construction methods in Pakistan that are in practice have unfortunately not witnessed advancement and innovation as compared to rest of the world. Our house construction methods have remained the same through out the years except for minor changes such as introduction of mixing machines and lifts for concrete […]