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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]