This is What You Call an “A Grade” Construction
When constructing a new house, you certainly want to be sure of its construction quality. Although new materials and latest approach to architecture have remarkably improved the construction process, but it’s still not unusual to find homeowners complaining about workmanship and construction quality.
The consistent absence of an adequate real estate watchdog has given builders the liberty to deliver under par construction houses. Though all of them promise ‘A Grade’ (high quality) construction, but not many keep that promise.
To make the matters worse, most construction companies in Pakistan are offering ‘A Grade’ construction from 1,800 sq/m to 3,000 sq/m – something difficult to achieve in this budget. Unfortunately, most house owners decide for the lowest and ignore the construction quality because their aim is to keep project cost to minimum.
It surely gives them a house, but being a layman most of them unable to discern if the edifice is structurally sound. As a result, poor construction quality poses a grave threat to inhabitants and increases the maintenance budget because homeowners have to spend a hefty amount on repairs every year.
It is why they say, “The Taj Mahal would not have been so Beautiful & Everlasting if Shahjahan had asked for Quotation & decided for the Lowest.”
To avoid falling prey to manipulation, AmerAdnan Associates has shared a list of materials, fittings, etc. so you can have a clear idea what an ‘A Grade’ construction really is.
To give the clients complete peace of mind, @AAA provides them with an agreement which specifies all the materials, fittings, and more company uses in home construction. This ensures the company is committed to delivering high-quality material and construction.
Brick – First Class (Awal)
Cement – D.G Khan or Maple Leaf
Steel – Model or Amreli
Sand – 100% Chenab Sand
Land Filling – Local Ghasso
DPC – We lay a 3 inch horizontal DPC layer and 3 inch vertical DPC layer. The latter covers the sides of the base wall with Chips Plaster and a Chemical. Other contractors, however, use just one layer of DPC and evades to cover the sides of the base wall which eventually causes dampness.
Fumigation – We use FMC or Ali Akbar’s products. Ranked as the best suppliers in the country and provide at least 10 years of guarantee.
Solid Wood – The Diyar or Mahogany wood is used to create meaningful impression since they can withstand the test of time.
Tiles – We opt for Italian tiles for flooring that are available at SMC, Designers World and S Abdulla.
Bathrooms – We offer Dupont’s custom designed Corian vanities and used them in bathroom trim work too. Granite is the other option if a client is not in favor of Dupont’s Corian vanities.
Kitchen – We give a pre-determined budget to our clients for the kitchen with mutual understanding. However, they are free to pick a vendor and choose a kitchen for their house.
Kitchen Accessories – We use Smeg’s kitchen accessories, which includes trays for larder units, magic corners, glass racks and built-in wooden accessories like knife holder, spices racks, etc. Besides using soft close kitchen cabinets and drawers, we also use highest quality UV, tempered glass or solid wood and Corian detailing.
Windows – Chawala Aluminum and Double glazed glass are used for windows.
Sanitary Pipes – Popular Pipes is our first choice.
Sanitary Fittings – For sanitary, we use Grohe fittings.
Paint – ICI or Nippon are preferred choices in paint.
Wall Décor – For walls, imported wallpapers, stone/marble, woodcut or 3D wall panels are used.
Fireplace – Chisel marble, wrought iron, and or textured paint is used to accentuate fireplaces.
Above all, you cannot achieve quality finish or construction unless you deploy highly skilled workers, who have the expertise to build any kind of structure and install different types of floorings.
Disclaimer: The materials and information provided in this article are subject to change. They are only meant to provide non-binding general info and can never be a substitute of detailed advice to aid the prospective property owner reach a decision. Furthermore, referring to materials, vendors and manufacturers, AmerAdnan Associates doesn’t represent anyone or take any responsibility for the quality and warranties.