The construction of the house involves more than 100 different materials. You will have to spend a lot of time towards buying all those materials. Among them, cement is the most important raw material used in the construction of the house. One bag of cement contains 50kg weight of cement. Buying cement also involves a lot of stages like the selection of right type of cement, searching for the right supplier of the cement. This process of buying any material is time-consuming and demanding. It is not too easy as one may think. But with Wishkarma's extensive catalogue of cement from the best manufacturers and brands across the globe helps you find the right cement brand online, all you need to do is click on the product and get connected to the manufacturer or the brand instantaneously.
We have listed below some very important tips to consider while buying cement
1. Quality and Specification of Cement:
i) There are many types of cement available in the market to suit your need. Although there are major three types of cement used in construction like:
Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC)
Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC)
ii) You have also to decide whether you really want some specific cement like sulfate resistant cement, low heat cement, etc.You will need to decide whether to buy OPC or PPC.
iii) Grade of Cement:The grade of cement is very important while you are buying a cement bag. It is available in different grades like 33 grade, 43 grade, and 53 grade. It indicates the strength of cement. Nowadays most of the manufacturer’s manufacture only 53 grade PPC cement.
2. Study of Product Literature:
When you buy cement, you should read all the properties which are generally described on the bags of cement and on the manufacturer’s website. Wishkarma provides all this necessary description to make an informed decision.
Cement is essential and must for the construction of the house, so you can’t economize on the cost of the cement. But first, you should fix the overall budget of the house. And if you have a limited budget try to save on other material but not on cement.e.g. Your budget for fixing vitrified tiles is Rs. 10,000 and the cost of cement is Rs.2000 and tiles is Rs.8000. You can’t save on cement. You will have to save Rs.1000 in tiles only.
02. The quantity you want to Buy:
You have to estimate the right quantity. i.e. how many cement bags do you need? It depends on which purpose you want to use the cement, i.e. in flooring, in plastering, etc.
03. From where you can buy the Cement?
Once you estimate the quantity of cement, then you should find right supplier or manufacturers of the cement i.e. whether it is directly available from the manufacturers or manufacturer’s sales depot who provides testing like cube test, etc. According to that, the price of the cement may be different.
04. Cost of Transport including Taxes:
You can transport the cement bag by truck if you are buying in bulk otherwise you can use other small vehicles. The cost of transporting cement bag depends upon the location of the site from the cement plant or manufacturer’s depot. You should also include all the taxes like service tax, loading, unloading, etc.
C) Quality & Brand:
01. Popular Brand of Cement:
You can use the cement of some popular brands like Ultratech, Ambuja, AAC, Birla, JK Laxmi, Jaypee, Binani, etc. Some mini cement plant is also available in the market.
Once you are buying the cement, you have to check the quality of cement. For that, you can do some field test and laboratory test if the work is big and you are buying in bulk.
03. Certification of Cement:
In India, for any manufacturers getting ISI is compulsory, including other cement plants. So you just check whether on your cement bag, written ISI mark or not.