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Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by hatton46: 1:12pm On May 17, 2008
I just had a similar experience in lagos. For months I had been getting very expensive quotes from builders. Way beyond my pocket. I then went home, got myself an engineer, found some local tradesmen and started. I have saved a lot of money this way.
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Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by edwardd: 7:55am On Jul 14, 2008
Well I think you, someone people here don't really know anything about building a house or what it cost to own a house. While some people just look at a house or think about it get guess what the cost might be, but I tell you what if thats how you do then I don't think you will get the exact cost of the house. First and foremost, If you are building a house just know that you can't get the exact amount for the cost and the people building it for you won't know the exact amount that will cost to finish it. Because they will keep asking you for money and money everytime, and you will keep wanting them to design your house to a standard taste of time. Even you can spend more than 6-8 millions naira on just 3 bedroom house, cause you will keep wanting new things and for your house to still be still be ok for like 15- 20 years to come. My advice is this If you are willing to build a house, you must have a good income not exactly the amount you have at hand and that way you can keep on maintaining the yourself with the building. I wish everyone of us happy life and may Almighty God provide a good house for us. Luck guys
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by agbahowe: 3:32pm On Jan 15, 2009
Oxytech
Thanks for your advice, it was to the point, simple to understand and practicable. I will follow this idea when I begin to buld my home.
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by alakem(f): 8:14pm On Jan 17, 2009
I was told two days ago that now in Lagos state for a building plan to be approve you have to produce c of o and the approval cost 400 while c of o cos 280 heard its a new order by the govt.please can someone in the house that is into the system shed more light on this or am i about to be a mugun.
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by smurf1(f): 5:37pm On Feb 16, 2009
Depends are u talking of a thatch hut, or a mega mansion, be more specific here, cool
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by mopelola2(f): 10:38pm On Apr 28, 2009
Please can you tell me how much is gonna cost to start and complete building double
3 bedroom flat in Nigeria now? Thanks
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by desse: 6:28pm On Apr 29, 2009
@ mopelola

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Please can you tell me how much is gonna cost to start and complete building double
3 bedroom flat in Nigeria now?


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Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by larimo(m): 9:54am On May 14, 2009
can anyone help me out with the present day 2009 cost estimates of building a 4-bedroom duplex and 4 blocks of 3-bedroom flats in ajah?

is there any functional link where one can check the latest prices of construction materials?

many thanks!!!

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Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by tpiah: 3:18pm On May 14, 2009
@ topic

it varies by location.

Land and labor is cheaper in some areas.
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Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by pomps: 5:02pm On Aug 26, 2009
the cost varies from location to location but a brake down for a 3 bedroom bungalow will look like this
Foundation level.
Note all price varies depending on location
About 2000 pieces of block @100 =Naira200000
2 trips of stone for foundation casting @30000=Naira60000
5 trips of sand @10000=Naira40000
3 trips of stone for German floor @30000 =Naira90000
About 30 bags of cement for block work and another 50 bags for German flooring =80@1500 =120000
Planks, nails,red soil for filling of foundation =60000
( This cost depending on the land topography but a trick is to dig the toilet reservoir(soakaway) and use the removed soil to fill the foundation, this reduces the amount of red soil you will buy.)
Digging of foundation and cost of labor =200000

foundation alone Approximately:770000

Block work to roofing level:
4000 pieces of block @100 =400000
6 trips of sand for block work and linter casting @10000=Naira60000
3trips of stone for casting @30000=90000
Plank and other accessories for linter level casting =50000(depending on house design)
100 bags of cement @1500=150000
labor cost:280000

Total for block work:Naira1030000

Roofing work.
Cost of wood for roofing:300000(depending on style)
Cost of carpenters work:150000
cost of aluminum roofing:500000(depending on roofing style and choice of aluminium sheet)
cost of mounting aluminum:50000

Roofing total:1000000

Door and Frames & Aluminum windows and burglary frames.
7000 per door and frame.(for 3bedroom assuming 10 doors)=70000

depending on window design and number(for 3 bedroom) =200000
Frame burglary proof @5000(assuming 10)50000

Total 320000

Plastering
100bags of cement@1500=150000
5trips of sand@12000=60000
cost of labor : 150000
Total 360000

Electrical and plumbing work
According to taste:150000

Total150000

Fence
a plot of land:
5000 pieces of block @100=500000
cement 100 bags for block work and plastering@1500=150000
gates 50000 (depending on taste)
labor:150000
Total:850000

Tires,internal furnishing,painting,will also take some money from you.

so totally between Naira4480000 and Naira5.5million to make the house habitable

But believe me don't be afraid, i have done it purely from hard work,the beauty is that you can build it at your own pace,you must not have the whole money at once but build as the money comes in.

mail me if you need more info

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Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by larez(m): 11:31pm On Aug 27, 2009
Pomps, I appreciate your efforts here in regards to trying to put a cost on construction. For my own further education, I have edited your post with some questions. Would you please try your best to provide me with some answers? Thanks in advance:

pomps:

the cost varies from location to location but a brake down for a 3 bedroom bungalow will look like this
Foundation level.
Note all price varies depending on location
About 2000 pieces of block @100 =Naira200000
2 trips of stone for foundation casting @30000=Naira60000
5 trips of sand @10000=Naira40000
3 trips of stone for German floor @30000 =Naira90000
About 30 bags of cement for block work and another 50 bags for German flooring =80@1500 =120000
Planks, nails,red soil for filling of foundation =60000
( This cost depending on the land topography but a trick is to dig the toilet reservoir(soakaway) and use the removed soil to fill the foundation, this reduces the amount of red soil you will buy.)
Digging of foundation and cost of labor =200000

My assumption of a German floor is that it is the same as a raft foundation. A raft foundation basically works on the principles of dead load+Live load=Total weight of soil removed. Therefore, soil entrapped and compressed will give a resultant force to carry total weight of same, hence the float. To me, this means there would have to be quite a significant amount of reinforcement required for the trap walls which will be tied to the slab. I find it surprising that you have not included the cost of steel reinforcement in your costing.

Also, who stakes out the perimeter of the foundation? would this not be a surveyor or engineer? What about the costs involved in getting a professional to do this? An Engineer will also be required to inspect the steel reinforcement before the pour for this monolith. Is there a generic design that you guys use for your rafts? Meaning the floor beams and their spans?


foundation alone Approximately:770000

Block work to roofing level:
4000 pieces of block @100 =400000
6 trips of sand for block work and linter casting @10000=Naira60000
3trips of stone for casting @30000=90000
Plank and other accessories for linter level casting =50000(depending on house design)
100 bags of cement @1500=150000
labor cost:280000

Total for block work:Naira1030000

Roofing work.
Cost of wood for roofing:300000(depending on style)
Cost of carpenters work:150000
cost of aluminum roofing:500000(depending on roofing style and choice of aluminium sheet)
cost of mounting aluminum:50000

Roofing total:1000000

what about the cost of ceilings? What materials do you usually spec to do this? Do you use gypsum boards? How do you ventilate the attic areas, do you use continuous vents at the cornice as well as ridge vents, or turtle backs? Did you include these costs as well?

Door and Frames & Aluminum windows and burglary frames.
7000 per door and frame.(for 3bedroom assuming 10 doors)=70000

depending on window design and number(for 3 bedroom) =200000
Frame burglary proof @5000(assuming 10)50000

Total 320000

I noticed that in Nigeria people hardly use thresholds which help to reduce the heat loss from the inside and prevents insects and rats from entering the house. This also makes a home more energy efficient, you know? What about hardware and locks?

Plastering
100bags of cement@1500=150000
5trips of sand@12000=60000
cost of labor : 150000
Total 360000

Electrical and plumbing work
According to taste:150000

Total150000

In your electrical, do you do this to IBC code meaning the presence of a receptacle within 12 feet of any spot in the house? How many switches and what options do you have in multiple way switches? What is your allowance for light fixtures and how many openings total in the complete house? Any exterior lighting included? Low voltage for garden lights? What power service panel do you include and at what wattage? Do you use GFCI for your receptacle that could be used for a shaving apparatus in the bathroom?

In your Plumbing, do you include tilework, mirrors, faucets, cabinets, exhaust fans, flooring, fixtures etc? Or do you just put a tap against a wall for all purposes? How many hose bibs do you provide for the outside, like to wash cars or spray the lawn?


Fence
a plot of land:
5000 pieces of block @100=500000
cement 100 bags for block work and plastering@1500=150000
gates 50000 (depending on taste)
labor:150000
Total:850000

Tires,internal furnishing,painting,will also take some money from you.

so totally between Naira4480000 and Naira5.5million to make the house habitable

There are quite a number of other things that I noticed missing in your list that I believe are requirements for basic housing, but I will only mention one more, what about the flooring. What is the standard for your flooring? Do you just paint the concrete floors or do you assume terrazzo for the whole house? Is carpet or tile standard in the bedrooms or nothing at all?

But believe me don't be afraid, i have done it purely from hard work,the beauty is that you can build it at your own pace,you must not have the whole money at once but build as the money comes in.

mail me if you need more info


Once again thanks for sharing your efforts. Please do not take my questions as ridiculing you. I am just getting educated about what the expected norms and standards are in the typical Nigerian scenario. I had to address all these issues and more in the Homes that i built in the USA. This may be the reason why I am being shocked at the numbers being thrown around nairaland as costs of building homes. I just want to make sure that I am comparing Apples to apples, and not Apples to Oranges.
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by X2X(m): 4:16pm On Aug 28, 2009
Anyone wants to give rough estimates for a storey building with four 3 bedroom flats please?

Thanks.
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by wakagirl: 4:55pm On Aug 28, 2009
Hello guys, has anyone an idea of what d following cost please?
Survey
assessement
Stamp duty & agreement
Drawing
Tax clearance
All the above for an 8 room face me face you building

Any idea will be appreciated, thanks guys.
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by calcal: 8:24am On Sep 15, 2009
Please use this method to calculate the quantity of block: B = p/46 * R,
B - quantity of block;
P - perimeter in cm;
R - number of rows;
46 - lenght of 1 block naija standard in cm.

e.g if u have a room of 550 x 550 cm, for the foundation calculate as follow:
P = 550 + 550 +550 +550 = 2200 cm
R = depend on land and other factors, take for example 4 rows as per standard

now u have B = 2200/46 * 4 = 191 blocks

- from foundation to win level 4 rows, from win to lint level 5 rows, after lint 2 rows smiley smiley

try it!
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by ajileko: 6:03pm On Sep 15, 2009
Alternatively, you can do this: B = (P/L) * R which interpret to
B = (866.141 inches/18) * 4 where

B = # of Blocks
P = Perimeter of the building: 866.141 inches (convert 2200cm to inches)
L = Length of the block: 18 inches (convert 46cm to inches)
R = # of layers or coaches (In this case 4)

Always allow 5% for excess or waste just in case.
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by larez(m): 6:49pm On Sep 15, 2009
ajileko:

Alternatively, you can do this: B = (P/L) * R which interpret to
B = (866.141 inches/18) * 4 where

B = # of Blocks
P = Perimeter of the building: 866.141 inches (convert 2200cm to inches)
L = Length of the block: 18 inches (convert 46cm to inches)
R = # of layers or coaches (In this case 4)

Always allow 5% for excess or waste just in case.

So Blocks in Naija are 18 inches when International standards are 15-5/8 inches. Na everything original for Naija. By the way Ajileko, why didn't you come up with this before? Why are you always trying to supercede or override ideas that others come up with? Na wa for you oh. The guy just dey try help, he no come compete with you. That competitive spirit in you might just be a lil tard too strong.
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by ajileko: 8:35pm On Sep 15, 2009
Oti de ooo, Iwo omo ato un rinwa yi, O need lati ma d'obo constantly kole ma relax, nitori wipe oti waste time e ni abroad and now owa'n try lati catch up. But Ogbodo humble ara re because awon agba ni pa owe wipe omo to ba fe mose ogbodo ni iteriba fun oga re.
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by larez(m): 9:49pm On Sep 15, 2009
ajileko:

Oti de ooo, Iwo omo ato un rinwa yi, O need lati ma d'obo constantly kole ma relax, nitori wipe oti waste time e ni abroad and now owa'n try lati catch up. But Ogbodo humble ara re because awon agba ni pa owe wipe omo to ba fe mose ogbodo ni iteriba fun oga re.

Se o ri iwo Bobo yi, mo ma to fun e ni ise pupo ti o ma keep e very busy. Ise ti o ri se ni o nfa ki o ma gbe eru eleru si ori. Sa rora duro ni stand-by, mo ma to pe e ki o wa ba mi s'ise.
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by jboy1179: 11:53pm On Sep 15, 2009
Please dont sell the land, try to build it, cos i also have the kind of experience and when i started building the house its not easy but now i thank God for my life, so please try your best and God Almighty will help you, that is my advice for you. Jboy
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by oladele007: 10:50pm On Oct 04, 2009
pls i will like to know the cost of 6flats with 3bdrooms and palour in each flats as of today in nigeria.pls i will like someone to give me the estimate with germany flour,i dont mind if the person can break the expenses like MR POMPS.pls i want to have the idea so that i will not fall into the hands of bad engineers because i do not stay in nigeria.
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by oladele007: 11:03pm On Oct 04, 2009
pls i also want to know the cost of duplex,palour and kichen will be down why 3rooms, 1toilet,1bathroom will be up.pls i will like to know the expenses with breakdown either with raff floor or germany floor,pls i will like u to help me out with this my project.thanks, MAY GOD BLESS U ALL AMEN
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by calcal: 4:08am On Oct 05, 2009
Guys, this is what they don’t want you to know.

HOW TO CALCULATE COST OF LABOR FOR BLOCK SETTING

If the average cost of 9x9x18 block is 120 naira the cost of setting one block should be between 25 – 60 naira

Setting 3000 blocks for a bungalow this should be:

MIN 25 naira/block you have 25 x 3000 = 75000 naira;
MAX 60 naira/block you have 60 x 3000 = 18000 naira.

The above calculations will help to make better decision when negotiating.

HOW TO CALCULATE QUANTITY OF CEMENT NEEDED FOR BLOCK SETTING

- 2 bags of cement (50kg/bag) is good to mix 12 head pans of sand;
- The above mixture is good to set 100 blocks.

for 3000 blocks this what you need

2 bags of cement = 100 blocks
C bags of cement = 3000 blocks

C = (2 x 3000)/100 = 60 bags of cement only to set 3000 blocks.
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by question(m): 4:01pm On Nov 30, 2009
calcal:

Guys, this is what they don’t want you to know.

HOW TO CALCULATE COST OF LABOR FOR BLOCK SETTING

If the average cost of 9x9x18 block is 120 naira the cost of setting one block should be between 25 – 60 naira

Setting 3000 blocks for a bungalow this should be:

MIN 25 naira/block you have 25 x 3000 = 75000 naira;
MAX 60 naira/block you have 60 x 3000 = 18000 naira.

The above calculations will help to make better decision when negotiating.

HOW TO CALCULATE QUANTITY OF CEMENT NEEDED FOR BLOCK SETTING

- 2 bags of cement (50kg/bag) is good to mix 12 head pans of sand;
- The above mixture is good to set 100 blocks.

for 3000 blocks this what you need

2 bags of cement = 100 blocks
C bags of cement = 3000 blocks

C = (2 x 3000)/100 = 60 bags of cement only to set 3000 blocks.

How about calculating how many 6X9X18 blocks of standard strength can be molded from 1 bag of cement , and how many head pans is required?
Same question for 9X9X18 blocks of standard strength.
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by heilige(m): 4:11pm On Dec 13, 2009
@ajileko or any other person.

Can someone tell me, if we have architects in 9ja who can draw or builders who can build the type of buildings we find in USA, florida to be precise.?
Can someone estimte cost of a 4bedroom all ensuite with indoor swimming pool bongalow, all with red burnt bricks ?
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by ono(m): 6:58pm On Dec 13, 2009
I'll be glad to see photographs of different building styles here - including bungalows, duplexes, storey buildings of different types, sizes and shapes. . . . . . . . . . I just might pick something interesting from here for my own house.
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by larez(m): 8:48pm On Dec 16, 2009
heilige:

@ajileko or any other person.

Can someone tell me, if we have architects in 9ja who can draw or builders who can build the type of buildings we find in USA, florida to be precise.?
Can someone estimte cost of a 4bedroom all ensuite with indoor swimming pool bongalow, all with red burnt bricks ?

I sure hope all Architects in Naija can draw. Hmm, It will be interesting to meet one who can't draw. In anycase, it might be a little better if we encourage the Brethren rather than put them down. Please tell me where you can find the burnt clay roof tiles that you mentioned. I'd be interested in being able to get them. Are you trying to do a Spanish Hiacenda or a Mediterranean style? I'll warn you, It will be costly. Goodluck
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by heilige(m): 8:55am On Dec 17, 2009
@Larez.

I am not trying to put our architects down. I was only asking a question. For the red bricks see this link below. I alsoo think u can get it @ Oregun.
I guess the cost will not be more that 10mil, cost i have seen some expensive bungalows that are still ugly.

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria?topic=352945.msg5028225#msg5028225
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by larez(m): 8:57pm On Dec 17, 2009
Thanks for the response. Will check it out. You may want to check my website for floorplans that you like and we may could work something out for you to Nigerianize one. http://www.architecturaldefinitions.com. Click on the gallery link above to view some 3D renderings. Otherwise, goodluck with your project.
Re: Cost Of Building A House In Nigeria by heilige(m): 9:34am On Dec 18, 2009
@Larez and any Architect in the house.

i need a 4 bedroom exclusive bungalow design with an indoor swimming pool on a 18x36m plot. i intend to use all the space at the back of the building, for green grass, garden, 1 room self contain for worker's quarter. minimus of 2m space on the left and right side of building.
1 big master with walk in closet and sitting area.
3 bedrooms ensuite.
1 sitting room and family room facing the back.
1 storage room and power control room
laundry, kitchen(island)

Burnt bricks all through. Front space should have enough space for Northerner and 2 cars. Aluminium roofing should be able hold solar panels. The roofing will be surrounded with aluminium sheets.
All cables and pipes should not be seen.

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