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The undying trend of wallpapers, a brief guide on the characteristics of wallpaper

Wallpaper Just like wooden tiles another undying trend of interior design is wallpapers. Wallpapers have been around in the trend and have been beautifying not just bedrooms but also stair cases, kitchen walls and also powder rooms for years. Many of us are usually confused about the durability of the wallpapers and that it will […]

Important feature of Home interior: Fireplace

Just like other important features of home interior like waterbodies, indoor plantation and aquariums, fireplace is a very important feature of the house. It brings an additional heat source in the house along with creating a very relaxed, romantic and cozy atmosphere. There are mainly three types of fire places being used, wood burning fire […]

Concealed vs Non concealed steel & ceramic fixtures

Talking about the finishing works of washrooms and kitchens, ceramic and steel fixtures are as important to consider as tiles for final aesthetic looks. Ceramic fixtures include water closets, concealed commode, non concealed commode and wash basins whereas steel fixtures include complete faucet(taps) range such has hand mixer, bath mixer, showers etc. All the fixtures […]

Plumbing technicalities

Plumbing work Any work related to water supply, drain or sewerage and gas supply is referred to as plumbing work. Plumbing work is one of the most technical job during grey structure construction of a house. It is a system which works as a conduit that runs throughout the house in each room/place where water […]

Marble & Granite for house construction

Marble and Granite Finalising floors for an aesthetic look is the most important part of finishing. Marble is very commonly and widely used material for this purpose however recently it is being replaced by ceramic and porcelain tiles, but still many people prefer marble floorings because of its durability and economical availability. Marble comes in different […]

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 […]

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 […]

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