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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 […]

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 […]

Cost for house construction LATEST finishing works 2019

House Construction finishing cost for finishing works in 2019 Its been almost an year since last time Team Overc’s published grey structure & finishing construction cost 2017 articles and videos, response that we got on these two articles and videos was overwhelming and encouraging that helped and guided hundreds of Pakistanis specially expatriates/overseas Pakistanis. Many […]

Termite treatment

Termite is that type of an insect which can be destructive for a newly or old constructed house. Specially for houses that have lots of solid wood used during finishing works such as in doors, door frames, wardrobes, consoles, kitchen cabinets etc. It can be devastating both for natural solid wood and laminated sheets such as […]

Sewerage system setup in basements

RCC(Reinforced cement concrete) structure have a higher cost, and basements are constructed in RCC structures. Financially it is out of budget for most of us to afford basements. However it has many benefits e.g. extra living space, controlled temperatures in summers and winters both, safe from outside pollutions such as noise and dust etc. Basements […]

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 […]