Are you getting ready to construct your house? Is it your first time buying commercial material for a building? Are you overwhelmed by the quality and variety of building materials in the market? If you are nodding yes, you have landed on the right page. Today, in this blog, you will find information about construction materials and tips one should consider before buying.
Constructing their own house is a dream for Pakistanis. Many people spend their whole life, saving for a place and wish to build in the way they desire. Before buying a plot, it is important to consider the areas. Read our blog on top areas to invest in Islamabad for detailed information.
Once you have land to build a house, the next step is to finalize the design layout. Make sure you choose the best design plan layout according to the land and your requirements. For instance, few people construct houses only for investment purposes like renting or selling again at a good price. On the other hand, many people build a house to live with family for long years. The house design can differ accordingly.
Why choosing the right construction material is important?
Selecting the appropriate construction material is more important than many people realize. The house durability, sustainability, and beauty all depend on the material you have chosen for the construction. A house built with sound material provides a safe roof overhead to the residents and better revenue at the time of sale.
Many people leave the material selection to contractors as the professionals know the best; however, it is important to keep a close eye on things and ask the right questions to avoid issues in the future.
Things to consider before choosing construction material:
Once the design is final, the next step is buying construction materials and building the house of your dreams. With various choices from quality to quantity, it’s hard to choose the one that suits your need most.
Worry not; here, Realtorspk.com has gathered a complete list of things to consider before buying construction materials for your house. Let’s have a look:
- Durability of the materials
- Material available in the market
- Guarantee or Warranty of the material
One of the most important things to consider before choosing the building material is its sturdiness/ strength. It is one of the important quality control parameters that shows the ability of a building to withstand high compression, bending, tension, and other stress like earthquakes and hurricanes.
Strong and sturdy materials can be expensive, but they are always profitable in the long-term. For instance, once you have used the sturdy material, you will not need to maintain the structure for long, and repairs will be minimum. Therefore, it is important to spend extra time on cheaper alternatives that can damage and crumble in a few years.
2. Durability of the materials:
For everyone, real estate properties, especially houses, are the biggest assets, and they should be. You also want to construct a building structure that lasts for years and sustain in weather harshness, such as extreme weather conditions and natural disasters. Additionally, using less durable material might cause to weaken the foundations and damage them quickly with time.
For instance, in Rawalpindi, the weather is mostly moist, rains are common, and the land is enriched with water. Some people often try to save money on the material used in foundations and constructing houses. But, unexpected rains a couple of years after building started damaging the building, and then it began facing issues like cracks and seeping.
It is pertinent to understand here that cutting on a budget might sometimes seem tempting but is never a good idea. To ensure the long life of the building, every material must be maintenance-free and durable.
Climate is a major factor affecting the selection of the building material. It is important that you purchase the material according to the average range of snow, rainfall, heat, wind, temperature, and humidity in the region.
For instance, choosing more steel or iron doors while constructing a house near the sea is a bad idea. Due to humidity in the air, iron doors get rusty quickly, and you will have to keep changing and repairing them now and then.
In easier words, it can be said that material should complement the climate in which you live. Use concrete in regions with high humidity, whereas blended cement in hotter areas for durability.
Before buying plot for house in Pakistan read our blog on top cities to invest in real estate Pakistan.
4. Material available in the market:
It is important to check the availability of construction materials in the market before choosing a house. It is quite common in Pakistan that many items are unavailable to the local vendors, and eventually, they must buy from another location. The transportation of heavy construction materials costs pretty high, and naturally, it has to be paid for by the buyers.
Moreover, choosing some kind of material available locally will save lots of your time for a smoother construction process. Also, ensure that the items you choose have a nice aesthetic appeal.
5. Guarantee or Warranty of the material:
Construction materials are associated with specific terms & conditions and warranties. However, many home owners and purchasers of the construction material do not know about it or fail to check the specifications.
There are no two opinions in that reading every single word from the fine print of every material is hard, particularly when you have to purchase lots of things in time is short. At these times, people have to cut short the reading material attached to construction items.
However, when you are choosing between the construction materials, it is important to look at the literature on the product. The literature will include the necessary details by the manufacturer of the product.
You should be aware of things like the tenure of the warranty and what makes it void, and what are the things that are included. Make sure to buy from renowned vendors to save future fuss over warranty and guarantee claims. Choose a company that offers after sales support for convenience.
Let’s wrap it up!
Last but not least, considering these tips before purchasing construction materials is important. Meanwhile, you should hire the contractors with exact consideration. The contractor should have a skilled and experienced team so that quality is not compromised.
That’s all for now! Stay tuned to Realtorspk.com blog page for interesting information and news on real estate.