Construction know-hows Cement

We know that you would have numerous questions in your mind related to the construction practices. We are aware this could be anything to do from the materials that are used to the final finishing jobs.

Planning & Estimation
  • What are carpet area, built-up area & super built-up area?

    Carpet Area: This is the area of the apartment/building, which does not include the area covered by the walls. Built up Area: The carpet area plus the area of the walls. Super Built up Area: This includes the built up area along with the area under common spaces such as the lobby, lifts, stairs, etc.

  • What are the things one should keep in mind before finalizing a land deal?

    Some points which one must pay attention to prior to land deal -

    • House plot should not be under any acquisition proceedings of any government bodies .
    • Verify from the planning authorities whether the land was designated for residential use.
    • The survey number of land is critical.
    • Certificate obtained from registrar’s office should confirm that there is no encumbrance on the property.
    • The title deed of the land should be clear and an advocate should be consulted for this.
    • Verify the rates after contacting some property consultants and some people who have purchased their plots recently. You should also refer guidelines and the market rates published in the government manual of your city/town.
    • Stamp duty at the time of registration is mandatory.
  • What are the points, one should pay attention to while awarding the contracts for house construction?

    Whatever the type of contract, one needs to pay close attention to the following aspects –

    • Type of materials
    • Quality of work
    • Advance payment, if any
    • Progress & time schedule
    • Future measurement & payment conditions
  • What would be an approximate cost per sq.ft of my house construction?

    To give an idea, depending on the finishes you choose, the construction cost should be as follows –

    Type of finish in the construction Cost (in rupees) per sq.ft of construction

    Top Class Finish
    750 – 1000

    Medium Class Finish
    480 – 700

    Simple Class Finish
    350 – 550

  • What is the ratio of material, labor and other expenditures for house construction?


  • What is the EMI in house loans?

    Once you take house loans, you will repay your amount in monthly installments depending upon the loan amount, total duration and interest rate. This means you have to pay certain amount per lakh rupees during the entire period. This is called Equated Monthly Installments (EMI). The longer is the repayment period smaller will be the EMI. Generally, EMI doesn’t exceed the 50% of household income.