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Do People Know When Death Is Knocking?? by Chicent(m): 6:27am On Jan 20, 2021
I know many people died without saying their last wishes, nor even giving one or many relevant information to their loved ones.

But During the weekend a lady shared a voice note to her customers in my WhatsApp group(which was later revealed it was from her sickbed while battling with life) assuring them that their goods and money are safe and intact despite the delays and yesterday she gave up the ghost. (Though the family have attested to sharing and refunding accordingly)

Then Last year my late uncle called for a meeting with all his children, he warned them about so many things and most especially "disunity and respect " amongst each other and that the first son must surely ensure that. They all left to their bases and news came that their father died in his sleep.

So am asking do people really know when death is close or calling??
Re: Do People Know When Death Is Knocking?? by Jessepaid(m): 7:18am On Jan 20, 2021
Shit...well..

I don't think anybody knows per say when they are going to kick the bucket..

But some situations can make you know that you have limited time..

Situations like terminal illness..
Accident or fatal injuries..
An execution either court ordered or street ordered...
A capsizing ship like the Titanic...


But for most elderly people septuagenarians and octogenarians who knows they have lived the life..

They mostly try to get their house and affairs into order..

Once they do that.. they are mentally relaxed and prepared for anything...

Death's coming weeks or days after that might just be pure coincidence or planned

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Re: Do People Know When Death Is Knocking?? by Chicent(m): 8:32am On Feb 18, 2021
In this article, I have put together an estimated cost of building a 3 bedroom flat/bungalow in Nigeria, from the foundation stage to the painting of the house.

Meanwhile, getting an actual cost is a bit difficult because when it comes to constructing a building, there are a lot of things involve also there are many factors that can trigger the cost of the building.

Here are some of the factors that can influence the cost of building a house:

location- when it comes to property investment, location is one of the major factors that always affect its cost.The quality of materials to be usedThe cost of labor in that areaThe test of finishingMistakes from the drawingMaking changes in the drawing.Mistakes from the laborers or project supervisorArchitectural Design, and many more.

Please Note: The cost of land to be used will not be included in this estimated cost, I suppose you already have land. However, you can get a plot of land at the cost of ₦400,000 to ₦15,000,000 depending on the location, plot size, condition of the land, and the title document.

Building plan approval: Before erecting a building on a piece of land, it is customary that you obtain a building plan approval from the appropriate bodies. The cost of getting a building plan and the cost of approval will not be discussed here.


Please note: The cost varies from location to location.

Estimated Cost of building a 3 bedroom flat/bungalow from Foundation stage to the plastering stage

Simply 3 bedroom bungalow floor plan in Nigeria

Below are the cost estimate of constructing a 3 bedroom bungalow, which includes laying of the foundation, setting of blocks to the roofing stage, roofing of the building, fixing of doors and windows, plastering, tirling, and fencing.

Note: the blocks used on this project are purchased from the factory, they were not molded on the site. However, I strongly advise you to mold block on-site when constructing a building.

Also, the prices used here are the estimated current price in Lagos Nigeria. It may vary from location to location and cities to cities.

Cost of laying a foundation of 3 bedroom bungalow 

The breakdowns of the cost are as follows:

Blocks: from the drawing, about one thousand eight hundred (1,800) pieces of blocks will be needed. Block comes in different sizes. the most commonly used are 9 inches or 6-inch size. we will be using 6 inches hollow blocks on the foundation. Cost per 6″ = ₦180.

Therefore, the cost of 1800 pieces blocks will be 180 *1800 = ₦324,000

Stones for foundation casting: About two(2) trips of stones will be needed for foundation casting. The cost of one(1) trip of stone for foundation casting, that is 30tons trailer (full) is ₦165, 000

Therefore, the cost of two trips will be 165,000 * 2 = ₦330000

Sand: About five(5) trips of sand will be needed. The cost of one(1) trip of sand is ₦55,000.

Therefore, cost for five(5) trips will be 55,000 * 5 = ₦275000

Stones for the German floor: About three(3) trips of stone for the German floor will be needed. The cost of one(1) trip of stone for a German floor is ₦165, 000.

Hence, cost of three(3) trips will be 165,000 * 3 = ₦495000

Cement: About 30 bags of cement (Dangote 42.5) for block work and another 50 bags for German flooring will be needed. The cost per bag now is 3600.

Consequently, cost for 80 bags will be 3600 * 80 = ₦288,000

Planks: cost is as follows

1 x 12 = ₦1, 200

2 x 3 = ₦300

2 x 4 = ₦400

The estimated cost to spend is ₦10,000

Nails: two to 3 bags will be needed. The cost per bag is ₦7, 500. In summary, cos for 3 bags will be 7,500 * 3 = ₦22,500

Cost of labor: Estimated cost of labor for foundation = ₦240,000

Red soil for filling of foundation: one to two trips of red soil will be needed. The cost per trip is ₦38, 000.

Therefore, cost for two(2) trips will be 38,000 * 2 = ₦76,000

Total Estimated cost for leveling foundation of 3 bedrooms flat: ₦324,000 + ₦330000 + ₦275000 + ₦288000 + ₦10,000 + 22,500 + ₦240,000 + ₦76,000 = ₦1,349,500

Please note: This cost depends on the land topography. But if you dig the toilet reservoir (soakaway) first, and use the removed soil to fill the foundation, this will reduce the amount of red soil you will have to buy.

Cost of laying or setting blocks from foundation stage to roofing level:

The breakdown of blocks works are as follows:

Blocks: About four thousand (4000) pieces of hollow blocks will be needed. Cost per 6″ ₦ 180

Therefore, the estimated cost of 4000 pieces of blocks will be 4000 * 180 = ₦720,000

Sand: about one and a half trips of sand will be needed to mix with the cement. But we will purchase two trips(20tons) of sand and use the remaining sand elsewhere. The cost of one trip of sand (i.e 10tons) is between ₦25,000 to ₦28,000. Therefore cost of two(2) trips will be 25,000 * 2 = ₦50,000

Cement: About 18bags of cement will be needed. The cost per bag is between ₦2,500 to ₦2,900.

Hence, total cost for 18 bags will be 18 * 2,600 = ₦46,800

Labor cost: It takes ₦60 to ₦80 to lay one block. Therefore, to lay 4000 pieces of blocks will be 60 * 4000 = ₦240,000.

Hence, the total cost of block works from foundation stage to the roofing level: ₦720,000 + ₦50,000 + ₦46,800 + ₦240,000 = ₦1,056,800 or $2777.40 

Cost of Roofing a 3 bedroom bungalow

The breakdowns of the roofing works are as follows

Wood for roofing: according to the drawing, the estimated cost of wood needed for the roofing works is ₦180,000 although it depends on the style.

Carpenters work: Estimated Cost of carpenters work is ₦150,000

Roofing sheet: there are different types of roofing sheets with different prices and designs. On this project, we will use a roofing sheet with a water connector, which is a bit costlier. The square meter price is ₦3,100.

Also, On this project, the total square meter is 220m2. Hence, the total cost of the roofing sheet is: 3,100 * 220m2 = ₦682,000

The cost of installing the roofing sheet is always a 10% cost of the total roofing sheet.

In this case, the cost will be (0.1 * ₦682,000) = ₦68,200

Therefore, The total cost of roofing a 3 bedroom bungalow is: ₦180,000 + ₦150,000 + ₦682,000 + ₦68,200 = ₦1,012,000 or $2645.75

Doors, Frames, Aluminum windows and burglary frames

The cost breakdowns are as follows

Doors: from the drawing, about 10 doors will be needed, the market cost of doors varies based on the type of doors one wishes to purchase. On this project, we will use eight(cool wooden doors and two(2) iron or steel doors.

The estimated cost of one wooden door with a frame is ₦20,000. Hence, 8 doors will be: 20,000 * 8 = ₦160,000.

For steel doors, the cost is ₦35,000 per one. Therefore, the two will be 35,000 * 2 = ₦70,000.

Windows: according to the design about 10 windows will be needed, we will be using aluminum windows of different sizes. The estimated cost of one with frame is 20,000. Although prices vary according to quality.

Hence, for all the windows the cost will be 10 * 2000 = ₦200,000.

Iron burglary: estimated cost of iron burglary proof is 10 * 8,500 = ₦85,000

Labor cost: the estimated total cost of labor for both doors, windows, and iron burglary = ₦200,000

The total cost of Doors, Frames, Aluminum windows and burglary frames ₦160,000 + ₦70,000 + ₦200,000 + ₦85,000 + ₦200,000 = ₦715,000 or $1869.28

Cost of Plastering a 3 bedroom bungalow

The breakdowns are as follows

Cement: About 100 bags of cement will be needed. The cost per bag is ₦2,600. Hence, the total cost for 100 bags will be 100 * 2600 = ₦260,000

Sand: About four(4) trips of sand will be needed also for plastering. The cost of one trip(10tons) of sand is ₦25,000.

Therefore, cost for four(4) trips will be 25,000 * 4 = ₦100,000

Labor: estimated cost of labor: ₦150,000.

Therefore, the total cost of Plastering a 3 bedroom bungalow = ₦510,000 or $1333.33

Cost of Fencing the 3 bedroom bungalow

The cost breakdowns are as follows

Block: Importantly, the cost of fencing is measured by a plot of land. About five thousand (2,050) pieces of blocks will be required for a plot of land. Cost per 9″ is ₦200, and Cost per 6″ is ₦180

Therefore, the estimated cost of 2,050 pieces of blocks will be 2,050 * 200 = ₦410,000

Cement: 100 bags will be needed for block work and plastering. The cost per bag is ₦2,600

Hence, total cost for 100 bags will be 100 * 2,600 = ₦260,000

Gate: estimated cost of good quality gate ranges from 150,000 to 5,000,000 = ₦150,000

Labor cost: To lay one block, it cost a minimum of ₦60 and a maximum of ₦80, although it depends on the area or location of the building project. Therefore, the estimated cost of labor for laying blocks on the fence is 60 * 2,050 = ₦123,000.

The cost of Granite and sand to be used on the 2 pillars that will hold the gate (also the sand will be used for the mud to lay the blocks) = ₦30,000

The estimated cost of planks and Iron rod to be used on the fence =₦25,000

Estimated Labor cost for plastering the fence and laying of the 2 pillars = ₦30,000

Hence, estimated total cost of constructing the fence : ₦410,000 + ₦260,000 + ₦150,000 + ₦123,000 + ₦30,000 + ₦25,000 + ₦30,000= ₦1,028,000 or $2691.80

Note: if you were to do this in a waterlogged area the cost of fencing will be higher

Cost of painting and tiling 3 bedroom bungalow

The breakdowns are as follows:

The cost of tiles and painting will also be determined by the drawing. According to the drawing, the estimated price of paint needed is ₦450,000 and that of tiles is ₦300,000

Labor: The estimated cost of labor work for tiling and painting = ₦200,000

Cost of cement: about 20 bags of cement will be needed for tiling work. which is 2,600 * 20 = ₦52,000

Cost of other tiling material:  ₦20,000

The estimated total cost of tiling and painting 3 bedroom bungalow: ₦450,000 + ₦300,000 + ₦200,000 + ₦52,000 + ₦20,000 = ₦1,022,000 or $2651.86

Conclusion: Bill of quantity for a 3 bedroom bungalow in Nigeria 2020

From the above calculation, the estimated total amount required to build a simple 3 bedrooms bungalow and fencing is ₦1,269,500 + 1,056,800 + 1,012,000 + ₦715,000 + ₦510,000 + ₦1,028,000 + ₦1,022,000 = ₦6,693,300 or $17493.84

Nevertheless is essential to budget for other miscellaneous expenses.

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Re: Do People Know When Death Is Knocking?? by Dtruthspeaker: 12:58pm On Feb 18, 2021
Chicent:
...
So am asking do people really know when death is close or calling??

Yes! It is Blessing as Promised from The Lord to those who do only that which is Right and Good (Righteous) that they will not suffer Sudden death!
Re: Do People Know When Death Is Knocking?? by CookingPot(f): 1:08pm On Feb 18, 2021
It's called premonition.

Death comes for us all. No one lives forever

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Re: Do People Know When Death Is Knocking?? by Winneygirl(f): 1:27pm On Feb 18, 2021
Dtruthspeaker:


Yes! It is Blessing as Promised from The Lord to those who do only that which is Right and Good (Righteous) that they will not suffer Sudden death!


Religion can blind people. So those who die suddenly were doing something wrong?
Re: Do People Know When Death Is Knocking?? by Dtruthspeaker: 1:39pm On Feb 18, 2021
Winneygirl:

Religion can blind people. So those who die suddenly were doing something wrong?

Ponder on that question if you may but remember what you call "suddenly" is because it would and must appear so to you and all who hear and see it.

But not so for those who walk with God, their departure from the earth is even Sweet!

These things are not hidden but are seen and known, if you doubt ask doctors and nurses and go to hospitals and mortuaries, then would you understand why Solomon said "the day of death is better than the day of birth"
Re: Do People Know When Death Is Knocking?? by Dtruthspeaker: 2:02pm On Feb 18, 2021
Winneygirl:


Religion can blind people. So those who die suddenly were doing something wrong?

Secondly, would you say that they did not do any Wrong?
Re: Do People Know When Death Is Knocking?? by Maamidami: 1:05am On Apr 05, 2021
Chicent:
In this article, I have put together an estimated cost of building a 3 bedroom flat/bungalow in Nigeria, from the foundation stage to the painting of the house.

Meanwhile, getting an actual cost is a bit difficult because when it comes to constructing a building, there are a lot of things involve also there are many factors that can trigger the cost of the building.

Here are some of the factors that can influence the cost of building a house:

location- when it comes to property investment, location is one of the major factors that always affect its cost.The quality of materials to be usedThe cost of labor in that areaThe test of finishingMistakes from the drawingMaking changes in the drawing.Mistakes from the laborers or project supervisorArchitectural Design, and many more.

Please Note: The cost of land to be used will not be included in this estimated cost, I suppose you already have land. However, you can get a plot of land at the cost of ₦400,000 to ₦15,000,000 depending on the location, plot size, condition of the land, and the title document.

Building plan approval: Before erecting a building on a piece of land, it is customary that you obtain a building plan approval from the appropriate bodies. The cost of getting a building plan and the cost of approval will not be discussed here.


Please note: The cost varies from location to location.

Estimated Cost of building a 3 bedroom flat/bungalow from Foundation stage to the plastering stage

Simply 3 bedroom bungalow floor plan in Nigeria

Below are the cost estimate of constructing a 3 bedroom bungalow, which includes laying of the foundation, setting of blocks to the roofing stage, roofing of the building, fixing of doors and windows, plastering, tirling, and fencing.

Note: the blocks used on this project are purchased from the factory, they were not molded on the site. However, I strongly advise you to mold block on-site when constructing a building.

Also, the prices used here are the estimated current price in Lagos Nigeria. It may vary from location to location and cities to cities.

Cost of laying a foundation of 3 bedroom bungalow 

The breakdowns of the cost are as follows:

Blocks: from the drawing, about one thousand eight hundred (1,800) pieces of blocks will be needed. Block comes in different sizes. the most commonly used are 9 inches or 6-inch size. we will be using 6 inches hollow blocks on the foundation. Cost per 6″ = ₦180.

Therefore, the cost of 1800 pieces blocks will be 180 *1800 = ₦324,000

Stones for foundation casting: About two(2) trips of stones will be needed for foundation casting. The cost of one(1) trip of stone for foundation casting, that is 30tons trailer (full) is ₦165, 000

Therefore, the cost of two trips will be 165,000 * 2 = ₦330000

Sand: About five(5) trips of sand will be needed. The cost of one(1) trip of sand is ₦55,000.

Therefore, cost for five(5) trips will be 55,000 * 5 = ₦275000

Stones for the German floor: About three(3) trips of stone for the German floor will be needed. The cost of one(1) trip of stone for a German floor is ₦165, 000.

Hence, cost of three(3) trips will be 165,000 * 3 = ₦495000

Cement: About 30 bags of cement (Dangote 42.5) for block work and another 50 bags for German flooring will be needed. The cost per bag now is 3600.

Consequently, cost for 80 bags will be 3600 * 80 = ₦288,000

Planks: cost is as follows

1 x 12 = ₦1, 200

2 x 3 = ₦300

2 x 4 = ₦400

The estimated cost to spend is ₦10,000

Nails: two to 3 bags will be needed. The cost per bag is ₦7, 500. In summary, cos for 3 bags will be 7,500 * 3 = ₦22,500

Cost of labor: Estimated cost of labor for foundation = ₦240,000

Red soil for filling of foundation: one to two trips of red soil will be needed. The cost per trip is ₦38, 000.

Therefore, cost for two(2) trips will be 38,000 * 2 = ₦76,000

Total Estimated cost for leveling foundation of 3 bedrooms flat: ₦324,000 + ₦330000 + ₦275000 + ₦288000 + ₦10,000 + 22,500 + ₦240,000 + ₦76,000 = ₦1,349,500

Please note: This cost depends on the land topography. But if you dig the toilet reservoir (soakaway) first, and use the removed soil to fill the foundation, this will reduce the amount of red soil you will have to buy.

Cost of laying or setting blocks from foundation stage to roofing level:

The breakdown of blocks works are as follows:

Blocks: About four thousand (4000) pieces of hollow blocks will be needed. Cost per 6″ ₦ 180

Therefore, the estimated cost of 4000 pieces of blocks will be 4000 * 180 = ₦720,000

Sand: about one and a half trips of sand will be needed to mix with the cement. But we will purchase two trips(20tons) of sand and use the remaining sand elsewhere. The cost of one trip of sand (i.e 10tons) is between ₦25,000 to ₦28,000. Therefore cost of two(2) trips will be 25,000 * 2 = ₦50,000

Cement: About 18bags of cement will be needed. The cost per bag is between ₦2,500 to ₦2,900.

Hence, total cost for 18 bags will be 18 * 2,600 = ₦46,800

Labor cost: It takes ₦60 to ₦80 to lay one block. Therefore, to lay 4000 pieces of blocks will be 60 * 4000 = ₦240,000.

Hence, the total cost of block works from foundation stage to the roofing level: ₦720,000 + ₦50,000 + ₦46,800 + ₦240,000 = ₦1,056,800 or $2777.40 

Cost of Roofing a 3 bedroom bungalow

The breakdowns of the roofing works are as follows

Wood for roofing: according to the drawing, the estimated cost of wood needed for the roofing works is ₦180,000 although it depends on the style.

Carpenters work: Estimated Cost of carpenters work is ₦150,000

Roofing sheet: there are different types of roofing sheets with different prices and designs. On this project, we will use a roofing sheet with a water connector, which is a bit costlier. The square meter price is ₦3,100.

Also, On this project, the total square meter is 220m2. Hence, the total cost of the roofing sheet is: 3,100 * 220m2 = ₦682,000

The cost of installing the roofing sheet is always a 10% cost of the total roofing sheet.

In this case, the cost will be (0.1 * ₦682,000) = ₦68,200

Therefore, The total cost of roofing a 3 bedroom bungalow is: ₦180,000 + ₦150,000 + ₦682,000 + ₦68,200 = ₦1,012,000 or $2645.75

Doors, Frames, Aluminum windows and burglary frames

The cost breakdowns are as follows

Doors: from the drawing, about 10 doors will be needed, the market cost of doors varies based on the type of doors one wishes to purchase. On this project, we will use eight(cool wooden doors and two(2) iron or steel doors.

The estimated cost of one wooden door with a frame is ₦20,000. Hence, 8 doors will be: 20,000 * 8 = ₦160,000.

For steel doors, the cost is ₦35,000 per one. Therefore, the two will be 35,000 * 2 = ₦70,000.

Windows: according to the design about 10 windows will be needed, we will be using aluminum windows of different sizes. The estimated cost of one with frame is 20,000. Although prices vary according to quality.

Hence, for all the windows the cost will be 10 * 2000 = ₦200,000.

Iron burglary: estimated cost of iron burglary proof is 10 * 8,500 = ₦85,000

Labor cost: the estimated total cost of labor for both doors, windows, and iron burglary = ₦200,000

The total cost of Doors, Frames, Aluminum windows and burglary frames ₦160,000 + ₦70,000 + ₦200,000 + ₦85,000 + ₦200,000 = ₦715,000 or $1869.28

Cost of Plastering a 3 bedroom bungalow

The breakdowns are as follows

Cement: About 100 bags of cement will be needed. The cost per bag is ₦2,600. Hence, the total cost for 100 bags will be 100 * 2600 = ₦260,000

Sand: About four(4) trips of sand will be needed also for plastering. The cost of one trip(10tons) of sand is ₦25,000.

Therefore, cost for four(4) trips will be 25,000 * 4 = ₦100,000

Labor: estimated cost of labor: ₦150,000.

Therefore, the total cost of Plastering a 3 bedroom bungalow = ₦510,000 or $1333.33

Cost of Fencing the 3 bedroom bungalow

The cost breakdowns are as follows

Block: Importantly, the cost of fencing is measured by a plot of land. About five thousand (2,050) pieces of blocks will be required for a plot of land. Cost per 9″ is ₦200, and Cost per 6″ is ₦180

Therefore, the estimated cost of 2,050 pieces of blocks will be 2,050 * 200 = ₦410,000

Cement: 100 bags will be needed for block work and plastering. The cost per bag is ₦2,600

Hence, total cost for 100 bags will be 100 * 2,600 = ₦260,000

Gate: estimated cost of good quality gate ranges from 150,000 to 5,000,000 = ₦150,000

Labor cost: To lay one block, it cost a minimum of ₦60 and a maximum of ₦80, although it depends on the area or location of the building project. Therefore, the estimated cost of labor for laying blocks on the fence is 60 * 2,050 = ₦123,000.

The cost of Granite and sand to be used on the 2 pillars that will hold the gate (also the sand will be used for the mud to lay the blocks) = ₦30,000

The estimated cost of planks and Iron rod to be used on the fence =₦25,000

Estimated Labor cost for plastering the fence and laying of the 2 pillars = ₦30,000

Hence, estimated total cost of constructing the fence : ₦410,000 + ₦260,000 + ₦150,000 + ₦123,000 + ₦30,000 + ₦25,000 + ₦30,000= ₦1,028,000 or $2691.80

Note: if you were to do this in a waterlogged area the cost of fencing will be higher

Cost of painting and tiling 3 bedroom bungalow

The breakdowns are as follows:

The cost of tiles and painting will also be determined by the drawing. According to the drawing, the estimated price of paint needed is ₦450,000 and that of tiles is ₦300,000

Labor: The estimated cost of labor work for tiling and painting = ₦200,000

Cost of cement: about 20 bags of cement will be needed for tiling work. which is 2,600 * 20 = ₦52,000

Cost of other tiling material:  ₦20,000

The estimated total cost of tiling and painting 3 bedroom bungalow: ₦450,000 + ₦300,000 + ₦200,000 + ₦52,000 + ₦20,000 = ₦1,022,000 or $2651.86

Conclusion: Bill of quantity for a 3 bedroom bungalow in Nigeria 2020

From the above calculation, the estimated total amount required to build a simple 3 bedrooms bungalow and fencing is ₦1,269,500 + 1,056,800 + 1,012,000 + ₦715,000 + ₦510,000 + ₦1,028,000 + ₦1,022,000 = ₦6,693,300 or $17493.84

Nevertheless is essential to budget for other miscellaneous expenses. 

please what quantity of cement and block will I use for this project. My engineer is giving me material quantity that I think is way too much.

Re: Do People Know When Death Is Knocking?? by Chicent(m): 2:29am On Apr 05, 2021
Maamidami:
please what quantity of cement and block will I use for this project. My engineer is giving me material quantity that I think is way too much.


Then take it slowly and monitor the progress. Buy as the work progresses. I can't tell you the actual number of cement because some mixtures differs but I can tell you the block needed if I see the drawings clearly. Peace
Re: Do People Know When Death Is Knocking?? by PyroDavid: 2:34pm On Apr 15, 2021
Chicent:
In this article, I have put together an estimated cost of building a 3 bedroom flat/bungalow in Nigeria, from the foundation stage to the painting of the house.

Meanwhile, getting an actual cost is a bit difficult because when it comes to constructing a building, there are a lot of things involve also there are many factors that can trigger the cost of the building.

Here are some of the factors that can influence the cost of building a house:

location- when it comes to property investment, location is one of the major factors that always affect its cost.The quality of materials to be usedThe cost of labor in that areaThe test of finishingMistakes from the drawingMaking changes in the drawing.Mistakes from the laborers or project supervisorArchitectural Design, and many more.

Please Note: The cost of land to be used will not be included in this estimated cost, I suppose you already have land. However, you can get a plot of land at the cost of ₦400,000 to ₦15,000,000 depending on the location, plot size, condition of the land, and the title document.

Building plan approval: Before erecting a building on a piece of land, it is customary that you obtain a building plan approval from the appropriate bodies. The cost of getting a building plan and the cost of approval will not be discussed here.


Please note: The cost varies from location to location.

Estimated Cost of building a 3 bedroom flat/bungalow from Foundation stage to the plastering stage

Simply 3 bedroom bungalow floor plan in Nigeria

Below are the cost estimate of constructing a 3 bedroom bungalow, which includes laying of the foundation, setting of blocks to the roofing stage, roofing of the building, fixing of doors and windows, plastering, tirling, and fencing.

Note: the blocks used on this project are purchased from the factory, they were not molded on the site. However, I strongly advise you to mold block on-site when constructing a building.

Also, the prices used here are the estimated current price in Lagos Nigeria. It may vary from location to location and cities to cities.

Cost of laying a foundation of 3 bedroom bungalow 

The breakdowns of the cost are as follows:

Blocks: from the drawing, about one thousand eight hundred (1,800) pieces of blocks will be needed. Block comes in different sizes. the most commonly used are 9 inches or 6-inch size. we will be using 6 inches hollow blocks on the foundation. Cost per 6″ = ₦180.

Therefore, the cost of 1800 pieces blocks will be 180 *1800 = ₦324,000

Stones for foundation casting: About two(2) trips of stones will be needed for foundation casting. The cost of one(1) trip of stone for foundation casting, that is 30tons trailer (full) is ₦165, 000

Therefore, the cost of two trips will be 165,000 * 2 = ₦330000

Sand: About five(5) trips of sand will be needed. The cost of one(1) trip of sand is ₦55,000.

Therefore, cost for five(5) trips will be 55,000 * 5 = ₦275000

Stones for the German floor: About three(3) trips of stone for the German floor will be needed. The cost of one(1) trip of stone for a German floor is ₦165, 000.

Hence, cost of three(3) trips will be 165,000 * 3 = ₦495000

Cement: About 30 bags of cement (Dangote 42.5) for block work and another 50 bags for German flooring will be needed. The cost per bag now is 3600.

Consequently, cost for 80 bags will be 3600 * 80 = ₦288,000

Planks: cost is as follows

1 x 12 = ₦1, 200

2 x 3 = ₦300

2 x 4 = ₦400

The estimated cost to spend is ₦10,000

Nails: two to 3 bags will be needed. The cost per bag is ₦7, 500. In summary, cos for 3 bags will be 7,500 * 3 = ₦22,500

Cost of labor: Estimated cost of labor for foundation = ₦240,000

Red soil for filling of foundation: one to two trips of red soil will be needed. The cost per trip is ₦38, 000.

Therefore, cost for two(2) trips will be 38,000 * 2 = ₦76,000

Total Estimated cost for leveling foundation of 3 bedrooms flat: ₦324,000 + ₦330000 + ₦275000 + ₦288000 + ₦10,000 + 22,500 + ₦240,000 + ₦76,000 = ₦1,349,500

Please note: This cost depends on the land topography. But if you dig the toilet reservoir (soakaway) first, and use the removed soil to fill the foundation, this will reduce the amount of red soil you will have to buy.

Cost of laying or setting blocks from foundation stage to roofing level:

The breakdown of blocks works are as follows:

Blocks: About four thousand (4000) pieces of hollow blocks will be needed. Cost per 6″ ₦ 180

Therefore, the estimated cost of 4000 pieces of blocks will be 4000 * 180 = ₦720,000

Sand: about one and a half trips of sand will be needed to mix with the cement. But we will purchase two trips(20tons) of sand and use the remaining sand elsewhere. The cost of one trip of sand (i.e 10tons) is between ₦25,000 to ₦28,000. Therefore cost of two(2) trips will be 25,000 * 2 = ₦50,000

Cement: About 18bags of cement will be needed. The cost per bag is between ₦2,500 to ₦2,900.

Hence, total cost for 18 bags will be 18 * 2,600 = ₦46,800

Labor cost: It takes ₦60 to ₦80 to lay one block. Therefore, to lay 4000 pieces of blocks will be 60 * 4000 = ₦240,000.

Hence, the total cost of block works from foundation stage to the roofing level: ₦720,000 + ₦50,000 + ₦46,800 + ₦240,000 = ₦1,056,800 or $2777.40 

Cost of Roofing a 3 bedroom bungalow

The breakdowns of the roofing works are as follows

Wood for roofing: according to the drawing, the estimated cost of wood needed for the roofing works is ₦180,000 although it depends on the style.

Carpenters work: Estimated Cost of carpenters work is ₦150,000

Roofing sheet: there are different types of roofing sheets with different prices and designs. On this project, we will use a roofing sheet with a water connector, which is a bit costlier. The square meter price is ₦3,100.

Also, On this project, the total square meter is 220m2. Hence, the total cost of the roofing sheet is: 3,100 * 220m2 = ₦682,000

The cost of installing the roofing sheet is always a 10% cost of the total roofing sheet.

In this case, the cost will be (0.1 * ₦682,000) = ₦68,200

Therefore, The total cost of roofing a 3 bedroom bungalow is: ₦180,000 + ₦150,000 + ₦682,000 + ₦68,200 = ₦1,012,000 or $2645.75

Doors, Frames, Aluminum windows and burglary frames

The cost breakdowns are as follows

Doors: from the drawing, about 10 doors will be needed, the market cost of doors varies based on the type of doors one wishes to purchase. On this project, we will use eight(cool wooden doors and two(2) iron or steel doors.

The estimated cost of one wooden door with a frame is ₦20,000. Hence, 8 doors will be: 20,000 * 8 = ₦160,000.

For steel doors, the cost is ₦35,000 per one. Therefore, the two will be 35,000 * 2 = ₦70,000.

Windows: according to the design about 10 windows will be needed, we will be using aluminum windows of different sizes. The estimated cost of one with frame is 20,000. Although prices vary according to quality.

Hence, for all the windows the cost will be 10 * 2000 = ₦200,000.

Iron burglary: estimated cost of iron burglary proof is 10 * 8,500 = ₦85,000

Labor cost: the estimated total cost of labor for both doors, windows, and iron burglary = ₦200,000

The total cost of Doors, Frames, Aluminum windows and burglary frames ₦160,000 + ₦70,000 + ₦200,000 + ₦85,000 + ₦200,000 = ₦715,000 or $1869.28

Cost of Plastering a 3 bedroom bungalow

The breakdowns are as follows

Cement: About 100 bags of cement will be needed. The cost per bag is ₦2,600. Hence, the total cost for 100 bags will be 100 * 2600 = ₦260,000

Sand: About four(4) trips of sand will be needed also for plastering. The cost of one trip(10tons) of sand is ₦25,000.

Therefore, cost for four(4) trips will be 25,000 * 4 = ₦100,000

Labor: estimated cost of labor: ₦150,000.

Therefore, the total cost of Plastering a 3 bedroom bungalow = ₦510,000 or $1333.33

Cost of Fencing the 3 bedroom bungalow

The cost breakdowns are as follows

Block: Importantly, the cost of fencing is measured by a plot of land. About five thousand (2,050) pieces of blocks will be required for a plot of land. Cost per 9″ is ₦200, and Cost per 6″ is ₦180

Therefore, the estimated cost of 2,050 pieces of blocks will be 2,050 * 200 = ₦410,000

Cement: 100 bags will be needed for block work and plastering. The cost per bag is ₦2,600

Hence, total cost for 100 bags will be 100 * 2,600 = ₦260,000

Gate: estimated cost of good quality gate ranges from 150,000 to 5,000,000 = ₦150,000

Labor cost: To lay one block, it cost a minimum of ₦60 and a maximum of ₦80, although it depends on the area or location of the building project. Therefore, the estimated cost of labor for laying blocks on the fence is 60 * 2,050 = ₦123,000.

The cost of Granite and sand to be used on the 2 pillars that will hold the gate (also the sand will be used for the mud to lay the blocks) = ₦30,000

The estimated cost of planks and Iron rod to be used on the fence =₦25,000

Estimated Labor cost for plastering the fence and laying of the 2 pillars = ₦30,000

Hence, estimated total cost of constructing the fence : ₦410,000 + ₦260,000 + ₦150,000 + ₦123,000 + ₦30,000 + ₦25,000 + ₦30,000= ₦1,028,000 or $2691.80

Note: if you were to do this in a waterlogged area the cost of fencing will be higher

Cost of painting and tiling 3 bedroom bungalow

The breakdowns are as follows:

The cost of tiles and painting will also be determined by the drawing. According to the drawing, the estimated price of paint needed is ₦450,000 and that of tiles is ₦300,000

Labor: The estimated cost of labor work for tiling and painting = ₦200,000

Cost of cement: about 20 bags of cement will be needed for tiling work. which is 2,600 * 20 = ₦52,000

Cost of other tiling material:  ₦20,000

The estimated total cost of tiling and painting 3 bedroom bungalow: ₦450,000 + ₦300,000 + ₦200,000 + ₦52,000 + ₦20,000 = ₦1,022,000 or $2651.86

Conclusion: Bill of quantity for a 3 bedroom bungalow in Nigeria 2020

From the above calculation, the estimated total amount required to build a simple 3 bedrooms bungalow and fencing is ₦1,269,500 + 1,056,800 + 1,012,000 + ₦715,000 + ₦510,000 + ₦1,028,000 + ₦1,022,000 = ₦6,693,300 or $17493.84

Nevertheless is essential to budget for other miscellaneous expenses. 

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