Latest construction rates for house and material prices

June 2020 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 […]

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 […]

Brick structure vs Frame structure house construction methods

frame structure vs brick structure Team overc’s has already written around 120+ articles on various topics related to house construction in Pakistan under different categories such as grey works, finishing, interiors, house construction costs, construction DIYs etc. However all our articles in which we explained the basics of grey works of house construction based on […]

Commerical plaza grey structure cost 5 marla frame structure

Commercial plaza construction cost Previously, all articles on cost by Team Overc’s were applicable on residential construction projects only, however there was a very popular demand by our followers for commercial plaza construction cost frame structure. Since Team Overc’s already has a first hand experience of various commercial projects successfully completed in Lahore & Islamabd, hence […]

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.  […]

2019 GREY STRUCTURE COST

HOUSE CONSTRUCTION COST OCTOBER 2019 GREY STRUCTURE Its been almost another year since last time Team Overc’s published grey structure house construction cost 2018 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 other topics and issues were […]

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 […]