Construction Materials

Latest Steel Cement rates INCREASED after Construction relief ordinance

Latest Steel Cement rates INCREASED During Covid19 outbreak Government of Pakistan decided to resume the construction industry and also announced a relief package on construction. After resuming and announcement of the relief package everyone hoped to a decrease in construction materials and its cost. As we all were hoping that the construction prices will fall […]

Construction Sector Resumes In Lock down As Per Govt Of Pakistan

In our last article we explained how government of Pakistan will be opening construction sites in coming days during the Covid 19 lock down. Now the government of Pakistan has allowed for the construction sector to open partially along with the following guidelines. The guidelines are detailed and comprehensive but we will discuss the guidelines […]

Relief Package for Construction 2020 – 2022

As we all know that the government of Pakistan has announced a relief package for construction sector on the 3rd of April 2020. This relief package was for both private sector as well as public sector. As public sector is not our scope or our expertise we wouldn’t be discussing that in this article today.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

False ceiling designs for 5 Marla 10 Marla & 1 Kanal houses

False ceiling Designs The false ceiling  plays a huge role in the feel of the entire space it is the architectural element that goes mostly unnoticed, but it is highly functional. Within the ceilings are light fittings, air conditioning ducts, fire alarms and sometimes music systems. In modern architecture false ceiling plays a very vital […]

Grey Structure Material Purchase

Grey Structure Material Purchase Hello and welcome to our construction guide blog grey structure material purchase. In this blog today we will be discussing the criteria of purchasing the material being used during the construction of the house. As we have repeatedly advised our readers that the construction should be done in two stages, grey structure […]

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 […]

Mosaic tiles for walls and flooring tiles latest rates

Flooring Tiles Here is the guide you need for that little more information you require to choose the right kind of flooring for your dream house. A brief overview of what kind of flooring you can install will be highlighted along with its durability and different type of styles that can be installed. Wooden flooring: […]

Mortar and concrete ratios

One of the many important technicalities, knowledge of which one must have before commencing construction works on site is regarding mortar concrete ratios. Various ratios required for respective jobs have already been predefined by engineers however some are mentioned on construction drawings that must be followed to ensure quality. Brickwork, plaster, concrete etc have its […]

Tiles for floors and washrooms

Tiles In recent decade, tiles for flooring finishes have extensively replaced marble. It has been 10 good years of evolution for tiles in market of Pakistan. However local manufacturing and production of tile is not satisfactory and considerable trend has been towards imported tile. Tiles are being imported from Spain, Italy, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Iran, […]