Construction Laws & Guideline in Bahria Town Karachi
Bahria Town Karachi
Bahria Town Karachi always appears to be the top choice whenever it comes to buy property in the city of lights. This is a state of the art gated community that is located at the distance of some kilometers from the toll plaza. It is a great place offering a range of residential and commercial properties in it.
This privately-owned residential society is featuring modern infrastructure, a safe and secure environment, and all the top-notch amenities that assure a high standard of living among its residents. Moreover, its construction bylaws also ensure the orderly development of this housing project.
Plots for Sale in Bahria Town Karachi
Spanning over an area of 44,000, Bahria Town Karachi is a complete city within a city. Comprising of 3 Sub-projects, it is further comprising several precincts. Bahria Town Karachi plots for sale are 125 sq. yards, 250 sq. yards, 500 sq. yards, 1000 sq. yards and 2000 sq. yards.
So, if you are looking to buy the property or have already bought a plot, and now considering constructing your dream home, these are the few things that you should know:
Designing A House
The very first step to constructing a house in Bahria Town Karachi is getting its design approval.
It depends on the area size of your plot; you will have to pay a certain amount of fee and to deposit it at the Boat Basin Branch or Bahria Town Highway Branch of United Bank Limited (UBL). You will pay this fee in advance. It will be valid only for one year.
After making this payment, you will get the design options and also get the appointment with an architect that’s listed with Bahria Town Karachi. Next, the structural engineer registered with PEC will conduct the soil test and prepare structure drawings.
It’s all up to you to either have an architectural design of your house prepared by your external architect or by the Bahria Town Design Wing.
Making it designed by Bahria Town Wing is quite simple. You will just need to fill a form by filling details such as your name, contact number, plot number, precinct number, plot size, and specific requirements if any. You can also specify the number of rooms on the first and ground floors.
Documents Required For Approval of Design
Here the list of the required documents that are essential for design approval.
- Bahria Town Karachi allotment letter
- A copy of the property owner’s CNIC
- Copy of the possession letter
- Payment receipt
- No Dues Certificate (NDC)
- Two sets of soil tests
Note: if the plot owner is unable to collect the drawings and inspection cards, the person doing it on their behalf must have an authorization form signed by the allottee.
An affidavit on a PKR 100 stamp paper is also mandatory.
Meanwhile, for approval of design cases, a PEC registration letter for the structural engineer along with a structure stability certificate is also mandatory.
Indeed, it is also compulsory to get the approval for exterior finishes from Bahria Town Karachi Design Studio.
The Design Studio has prohibited homeowners from doing the following things just to maintain the beauty and aesthetics of the housing scheme such as:
- Having the air conditioners visible from the sides and the front and the outdoor units of the geyser.
- Erecting any fences outside the house and the greenbelt
- Using fiberglass shade in the front and side setbacks
- House owners who are violating these exterior design guidelines will be fined PKR 50,000.
- The charges for the duplicate drawing set are PKR 5,000. Further, the charges for the transfer of drawing and documents are also the same PKR 5,000.
Bahria Town Karachi & the Important Construction Bylaws
All property owners must have to follow the approved elevations. It includes gate design, boundary wall, finishing material, and UPVC or aluminum frames for windows.
The constructed building must be 30 feet tall.
Floor finishes level must be 2 feet high from the road level
The porch level must be 8 inches.
The minimum porch length is 12 feet and the area size must not exceed 380 sq. ft.
There is no permission to construct mumty.
The underground water tank size must be 6’x4’x4’ for 125 sq. yard houses.
For a house of 250 sq. yards, the water tank size is 7’x5’x6’ and 8’x5 ’x 6’ is the water tank size for 500 sq. yard houses. 8’x5’x7’ is the water tank sizes for both 1000 and 2000 sq. yards homes in Bahria Town Karachi.
The overhead water tank sizes for 125 sq. yards house must be 5’x4’x4’. The size of the overhead water tank is 6’x5’x4’ for 250 sq. yard homes. The overhead water tank size is 7’x5’x4’ for 500 sq. yards houses and 7’x6’x4’ for 1000 and 2000 sq. yard houses.
The covered area for 125 sq. yards homes should be 70 percent. It is 65 percent for a 250 sq. yards house and the covered area allowed for 500 sq. yards, 1000 sq. yards and 2000 sq. yards properties are 50 percent.
The boundary should be built up to the DPC (damp proof course) level.
Indeed, the storm-water drain must not be connected to the Bahria Town Karachi sewage system.
Another important building law is to contact the Color Consultant in Bahria Town Design Wince for exterior finishes. You can contact them after the completion of the plasterwork.
The property owner should take responsibility for any damage to neighboring houses especially in the construction of a 1 Kanal house basement.
Getting the inspection card signed by the site inspectors is extremely important. It will ensure a hassle-free issuance of a Completion Certificate. This card will be must sign after the completion of each stage. However, if you miss your card, you are required to provide an affidavit on PKR 100 stamp paper along with a fee of PKR 10,000.
Moreover, if you lose the original inspection card; you can get the duplicate one for PKR 30,000.
Note: Indeed, all these construction laws in Bahria Town Karachi along with the payment plans are subject to change.
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