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Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 7:53pm On Sep 09, 2021
Greetings to the Bosses on Nairaland. And thanks to everyone who have contributed meaningfully to the property section of this wonderful forum.

Though i don't usually ask questions related to building constructions, however i have always come here to read some threads when i needed some guides. For example, i spent almost a week reading about steal coated roofing sheets on this forum.

On this thread i will share my construction of 3 bedroom bungalow in Badagry - the expenses and the progress.

I am doing this for two main reasons:
1. To document my progress and easily refer back to the thread in the future.
2. To provide some information to people who might find it helpful.

PS: I am not a professional building engineer and this thread is not meant to ridicule this wonderful profession in anyway.

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by Papa12(m): 8:00pm On Sep 09, 2021
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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 8:10pm On Sep 09, 2021
I started the journey on September, 2020.

And the first thing i did was to look for a plot of land in a dispute-free area.

This is very important because there are many government owned land in Badagry and its environment. Apart from Government owning some land, there are places that people don't really like due to one issue or the other.

So after inspecting 3 different plots, i finally pick a choice. By the way, it was discovered that one of the 3 different plots inspected was in government owned area. Thanks to the proper investigation.

I got the plot of land for 1.8 million Naira. 60ft by 120ft

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 8:17pm On Sep 09, 2021
I could not start construction as at that time due to the heavy rain. So i waited until November, 2020 before the commencement of the project.

By the way, immediately after purchasing the plot, i went to pay for 100 bags of Dangote cement. At the time, a bag was around 2,600 Naira.

So by November, I purchased 8 trips of sand for block production.

Due to the nature of the region, i was advised to mold 30 blocks per bag (Cotonou style blocks).

We finish molding the blocks in about 2 weeks and waited for 2 weeks to dry.

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 8:25pm On Sep 09, 2021
I already have a clear picture of what i wanted to build even though i don't know what professional builders call it. I did the sketching and invited a friend who specialize in building to perfect it and do the drawings and plan.

Here's what i sketched.

2 sitting room (main sitting room and private)
3 bedroom each with its bathroom
1 kitchen
1 laundry
1 dining room
1 shoe closet
1 store
1 visitor's toilet.

We did the calculations together and went to measure the land to make sure that there's enough space at both sides.

Eventually, the drawing fits in, and we perfect it.

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by Crossroad1(m): 8:30pm On Sep 09, 2021
grin
Oshey architect
I don't understand this ur plan, can we see the original plan?

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 8:31pm On Sep 09, 2021
While waiting for the blocks to dry, i went to purchase 10mm and 12mm iron.

I don't really remember the quantity, but i paid 263,000 Naira as at the time in November, 2020.

I got a trip of granite at 140,000 Naira.

I also proceeded and paid the foundation fee to the community leaders.
They asked for 150,000 but i paid 100,000 Naira.

Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 8:33pm On Sep 09, 2021
Crossroad1:
grin
Oshey architect
I don't understand this ur plan, can we see the original plan?

Egbon i have already stated that i am not a professional builder. I only use my intuition to do the sketch.

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 8:40pm On Sep 09, 2021
On the first week of December, 2020, we dig and lay the foundation of the building.

due to the area and personal preference, we make the foundation four blocks.

Then we waited few days and started with the filing.

I got about 17 trips filing sand (dredging) at 22,000 Naira per trip.

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 8:45pm On Sep 09, 2021
The building reached lintel level within 2 weeks.

I got a welder to do the iron for linted and pillars.

The lintel is for the entire building, no place is excluded.

I paid the welder about 40,000 Naira for workmanship.

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 8:47pm On Sep 09, 2021
ojasweb:
On the first week of December, 2020, we dig and lay the foundation of the building.

due to the area and personal preference, we make the foundation four blocks.

Then we waited few days and started with the filing.

I got about 17 trips filing sand (dredging) at 22,000 Naira per trip.

By the way, the bricklaying work was 250,000 Naira including casting the lintel and setting the 2 couch after the lintel
Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 8:53pm On Sep 09, 2021
After completing the block setting, i took a break.

The whole process from block molding to foundation to block setting takes approximately 2 months.

By May, 2021, i did the parapet.

The parapet cost approximately 450,000 Naira.

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by Crossroad1(m): 8:54pm On Sep 09, 2021
ojasweb:


Egbon i have already stated that i am not a professional builder. I only use my intuition to do the sketch.
you sir Don almost build the house finish self..
No vex baba, I think say na thinking or planning stage he dey.
As he be like this, shey we no go contract you make u come dey help us draw plans bayi?

Well done sir, this is looking nice already

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 8:59pm On Sep 09, 2021
Immediately after completing the parapet, i got a quote for the roof.

I bought;
500 pieces of 2by4 (hardwood)
400 pieces of 2by3 (hardwood)
nails

The wood, nails and transport cost about 700,000 Naira.

The carpenter collected 90,000 Naira.

Pardon me for not giving the accurate cost.

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 9:05pm On Sep 09, 2021
After setting the roof, we measured the total square meters.

It is 380sqm.

Then i proceeded to purchase steel coated roofing sheets (shingles)

As at the time in May, 2021, 1sqm of the roofing sheet was 3,250 Naira.

I bought 380 square meters.

Gutter and ridges was 150,000 Naira.

Transport was 40,000 Naira.

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by Brainard22: 9:05pm On Sep 09, 2021
Waiting for total estimate

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 9:07pm On Sep 09, 2021
I did the roofing towards the end of May, 2021.

The steel roof specialists collected 70,000 Naira.

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 9:12pm On Sep 09, 2021
After the roofing, i did the German flooring.

I bought 1 trip granite at 40,000 Naira, plus the remaining granite from the 140k trip i bought during the foundation.

I bought 2 trips of sand at 28,000 each.

I bought 35 bags of Dangote cement. As at that time, a bag was 3700 Naira.

Workmanship for the German flooring was 60,000 Naira.

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 9:15pm On Sep 09, 2021
Next, i got a quote for the doors and burglary.

The doors and burglary cost 450,000 Naira.

And also, a quote for the windows.

The windows and toilet doors cost 600,000 Naira.

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by Kwamecron(m): 9:19pm On Sep 09, 2021
Nice one, U go don spend reach 4million including cost of land and settlement for foundation?
Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 9:23pm On Sep 09, 2021
After fitting the windows, doors, and burglary, i proceeded with the ceiling for the rooms, toilets, laundry, and the kitchen.

I got 2ft by 2ft ceiling at the rate of 4000 Naira per pack.

I got 30 packs.

I bought wood and nails.

Workmanship was 45,000 Naira.
Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 9:23pm On Sep 09, 2021
Kwamecron:
Nice one, U go don spend reach 4million including cost of land and settlement for foundation?

More than that

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 9:27pm On Sep 09, 2021
After completing the ceiling, I drop another trip of sand at the rate of 28,000 Naira.

Then we did the plastering (interior).

We used about 35 bags of cement for the plastering.

Each bag cost 3,700 Naira.

Workmanship was 70,000 plus
Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 9:35pm On Sep 09, 2021
After the plastering, i proceeded with the POP work, both the arc, pillars and the white POP.

I bought 40 bags of POP cement. Each bag is 5,500 Naira.

20KG fillers.

Workmanship is per square meters. So total cost of white POP plus the TV stand was 170,000 Naira

For the arc and pillars,

I bought 5 bags of cement and the workmanship was 30,000 Naira.

Each bag of cement was 3,700 Naira.

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 9:51pm On Sep 09, 2021
I completed the white POP work on August, 2021.

I got a quote for the tiling.

Total square meters for the tiling is 360.

I bought the tiles.

60by60 at the rate of 5,400 Naira per pack.
30by60 at the rate of 2,400 Naira per pack.
40by40 at the rate of 4,200 Naira per pack.

I bought 45 bags of cement for the tiling. Each bag at the rate of 3,600 Naira.

I bought 2 trips of sand. Plaster and sharp sand.
The tiler charge 400 Naira per square meters.

The tiling was completed on Sept, 8th, 2021.

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 9:54pm On Sep 09, 2021
By the way, i have done the first phase of the plumbing and electrical work before the plastering.

I have just got the quote for the cables, totaling 385,000 Naira.

I will post more update as we progress.

Thanks for reading.

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 10:30pm On Sep 09, 2021
Here's a short video of the interior of the building.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYVksVIagSA

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by ojasweb(m): 10:34pm On Sep 09, 2021
Before installing the white POP on the veranda, we mount a burglary on top of the veranda for additional security.

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by Iseoluwani: 11:45pm On Sep 09, 2021
ojasweb:
Before installing the white POP, we mount a burglary on top of the veranda for additional security.

Continue pls

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by cbrezy(m): 2:31am On Sep 10, 2021
ojasweb:
Here's a short video of the interior of the building.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYVksVIagSA

Wow I really admire your work and effort cool

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Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by noonee: 8:46am On Sep 10, 2021
Whats the total cost so far ?
Re: Construction Of 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Badagry - My Expenses And The Progress by uzohrome(m): 9:10am On Sep 10, 2021
Great job this is above 7M already. Congratulations

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