Construction Quality

At Real Builders, we are passionate about good engineering. The impact of construction quality is significant, both on human life and on the customer’s wallet.

Even though the industry is rampant with shortcuts, at Real Builders, we simply consider anything short of established engineering practices as unethical. That is why, starting in the late 80s, Real Builders employed Computer Aided Design to minimize the chance of error. Yet, despite our emphasis on quality, which is costly, our prices have been competitive with the market due to our innovative use of software. Floor plan design, slab design, beam load computations, construction workflow management, and account and finance are all computerized, and qualified civil engineers validate the results of these computations by hand to ensure that no mistakes are made.

The results speak for themselves. Our customers, including those who purchased the first set of houses in 90s, testify to the quality of the houses we built. When a customer books a house with us, they can watch it built for themselves as we work hard to ensure that the right mix of materials is used at every stage, starting from foundation all the way to the roof and interior finishing.

For the more detail oriented, additional information is provided below.

Foundation and work up to DPC

  • Brick ballast is used in foundation, which is well compacted in 1:6:12 cement, sand, aggregate ratio with 6″ thickness.
  • Masonry works are in 1:6 cement mortar.
  • DPC beams are in 1:2:4 RCC concrete ratio.

Wall height and thickness

  • Load bearing walls are 9″ thick, built using 1:6 cement mortar. Brick masonry and non-load bearing walls are 4.5″ thick.
  • Ceiling height is 10 ft. from the floor.
  • Boundary wall is constructed at a height of 4.5 ft. from the road level.

RCC work

  • RCC roof slab and lintels are laid according to the structural drawings of the structure, designed by the company or its consultant engineer. RCC is in 1:2:4 ratio. As a general principle, thickness of slab can vary from 4.5″ to 5″.
  • RCC overhead water tank including walls, bottom slab and top slab has 4.5″ brick wall with holes all around the tank to resist weather effects.

Water supply and sanitary sewerage

  • PPRC or equivalent pipes are used for both hot and cold water supply.
  • Sewerage pipes are cement pipes of adequate diameter and strength, or good quality PVC pipes, CI or equivalent.

Plaster

  • Interior and exterior of the walls is plastered with 1:4 ratio cement mortar.
  • Ceilings are plastered with 1:3 ratio cement mortar.
Steel preparation for pouring the second floor roof concrete of the luxury apartment plaza in early 2015.
Steel preparation for pouring the second floor roof concrete of the luxury apartment plaza in early 2015.
A worker is tying steel rods before concrete is poured in the second floor roof of luxury apartment plaza in early 2015. This ensures that steel is not displaced as concrete is poured and compacted.
A worker is tying steel rods before concrete is poured in the second floor roof of luxury apartment plaza in early 2015. This ensures that steel is not displaced as concrete is poured and compacted.
A worker uses a powered vibrator to compact the concrete as it was poured in the second floor roof of the luxury apartment plaza.
A worker uses a powered vibrator to compact the concrete as it was poured in the second floor roof of the luxury apartment plaza.