Cost for Grey structure house construction

Cost for Grey structure house construction

Construction cost for grey structure construction of dream house

After discussing size and location of plot in previous episode, in this video we will discuss about construction cost. Costing and budgeting for house construction before starting the project is very important task to carry operations smoothly. One should have the basic idea about construction cost which can be helpful in making a roadmap for construction specially if one has budget constraints. Our team has calculated estimated per square foot costs for different materials required during grey structure construction of a house.

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1 Kanal contemporary structure by Team Overc’s in Bahria town Lahore

House construction can be done by two methods which should be known before going towards the construction cost of house:

Labor contract

A contract in which owner procures material and supervises labor on self help basis. A labor contractor is responsible for arranging required labor to carry out construction procedures. Construction cost is this case is all in hands of owner himself. Final cost of construction will depend upon how well the owner has managed construction process both in regards of material procurement and labor procurement. In this video we will discuss construction cost for this method.

 Turnkey contract

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1 Kanal contemporary structure by Team Overc’s in Bahria town Lahore

This is a method or contract in which owner hires a professional company on lump sum or per square foot construction rate for a turnkey solution. Owner do not has to worry about the construction cost as the builder has agreed to provide him with all services within in predefined budget and cost. Owner only has to supervise if builder is carrying out the work as per the agreement or not. At the end of this video we will tell you how much a professional company charges for its services and how much per square foot you will have to pay extra than the cost that could have been if you build the house yourself.

 

Construction contract type: Labor rate contract

Construction grade: A grade compliance to all technical & engineering specifications

 

Sample project

10 Marla house construction cost (250 sq.yd)

Covered area 3400 sq.ft

Item wise per square foot cost calculations

Bricks 220 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

220 Rs x 3400 sq.ft=748000 Rs

Brick price           =8.5 Rs per piece

Quantity              =748000/8.5 = 88000 bricks

Crush 60 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

60 Rs x 3400 sq.ft=204000 Rs

Crush price       =70 Rs per c.ft

Quantity         =204000/70 = 2915 c.ft

Cement 175 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

175 Rs x 3400 sq.ft=595000 Rs

Cement price       =550 Rs/50kg bag

Quantity              =595000/550 = 1082 bags

Steel 175 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

175 Rs x 3400 sq.ft=595000 Rs

Steel price             =80 Rs/kg or 80000R s/ton

Quantity              =595000/80 = 7437 kg or 7.4 tons

Sand 35 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

35 Rs x 3400 sq.ft=119000 Rs

Sand price         =25 Rs/c.ft

Quantity             =119000/25 = 4760 c.ft

Labor contractor 260 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

260 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 884000 Rs

Steel fixer 10 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

10 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 34000 Rs

Plumbing contractor 15 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

15 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 51000 Rs

Electric contractor 15 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

15 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 51000 Rs

Other items

Electricity items 20 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

20 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 68000 Rs

Plumbing items 45 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

45 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 153000 Rs

Earth fill/Bharti 26 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

26 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 88400 Rs

Brick Tile 10 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

10 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 34000 Rs

Guard Salary 20 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

20 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 68000 Rs

Brick Ballast/Rorhi/Gravel 13 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

13 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 44200 Rs

AC Copper pipe 9 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

9 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 30600 Rs

Bitumen 4 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

4 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 13600 Rs

Electricity items 20 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

20 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 68000 Rs

Polythene sheet 3 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

3 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 10200 Rs

Mud 3 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

3 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 10200 Rs

Chips Aggregate 4 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

4 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 13600 Rs

Taxes 5 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

5 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 17000 Rs

Electricity bills 5 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

5 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 17000 Rs

Water boring 4 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

4 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 13600 Rs

Anti termite spray 4 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

4 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 13600 Rs

Random expenditures 10 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

10 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 34000 Rs

Let us see what will be the total cost of Grey structure:

S#

ItemCost per sq.ft

Total approximate price(Pak Rs)

1Bricks220

748000

2

Crush60

204000

3

Cement175

595000

4Steel175

595000

5

Sand35

119000

6

Labor Cont260

884000

7

Steel fixer10

34000

8

Plumbing15

51000

9

Electric15

51000

10

Electric items20

68000

11

Plumbing items45

153000

12

Earth fill26

88400

13

Brick tile10

34000

14

Guard salary20

68000

15

Brick ballast13

44200

16

AC pipe9

30600

17

Bitumen4

13600

18

Polythene sheet3

10200

19

Mud3

10200

20

Chips4

13600

21

Taxes5

17000

22

Electric bills5

17000

23

Boring4

13600

24

Anti termite4

13600

25Random10

34000

 
__TOTAL COST1150

3,910,000

 

In case your house is not 10 marla:

 

House size (marla)

Usual Covered Areas(sq.ft)

Total cost (Pak Rs)

5

1800

2,070,000

8

2900

3,335,000

20

5300

6,095,000

Disclaimer:

-Possible ±5% Variation is possible in cost shown in video
-Rates applicable on Brick structures only
-Add Rs 100-150 for frame structure construction
-Skills required to achieve this cost:
-Past construction experience
-Quality & honest labor
-Labor management skills
-Quality, timely & cost effective material procurement
-Factors such as construction inexperience, unusual
covered areas, frequent wear & tears, fraudulent labor
etc can effect this cost figure
-Hire professional company which will add a figure of 150 Rs/sq.ft
maximum as margin.
-Basement grey structure will cost minimum 1800 Rs/sq.ft (Basement costing article can be found in blogs section)

 

About The Author

Mohsin Munir
Holding a degree in BS EE (Electrical engineering) and astounding knowledge of house construction business since 2010, wide experience and relevant expertise in the construction business. Believe in research based strategy while holding a distinguished position in the construction market. Started at a small scale in 2010 and recognised among the top builders and contractors in Pakistan now, especially among the expatriates and overseas Pakistanis who always trusted in our commitment and services.

31 Comments

  • Jassim on October 24, 2017

    Very useful and informative. the article covers all possible aspects.

  • Waqas on November 10, 2017

    I can build in 75% of the cist mentioned above. Guaranteed
    Waqas, BE(EE), 1992- NEDUET, Khi

    • Mohsin Munir on November 13, 2017

      Dear Waqas.
      Yes that is possible even we can do that. But never compromise in grey structure’s quality.

  • Raza Hassan on November 11, 2017

    Sir i would like to consruct a house out of lahore, then you will as well archetecture.

  • Saeed Ahmad on November 20, 2017

    Sir I have plot in Lahore Venus housings scheme, size is 25*90,please tell me how I can design it

    • Mohsin Munir on November 20, 2017

      Saeed shb Kindly contact on 03000 341 303 if you are looking for an architect.

  • Imran on November 30, 2017

    Grey structure includes installation of water, sewerage, gas pipes and pipes of electric wires etc? And electrical wires? What is the covered area of a single storey house, 10 Marla n kanal both? U haven’t mentioned water tank , neither overhead nor underground…

    • Mohsin Munir on December 4, 2017

      Dear Imran,

      Yes Grey structure includes all these items except electrical wires, Wiring is a finishing item. Covered area for single story house in 10 marla will be 1500 to 1600 sq.ft and 1 kanal around 2800 to 2900 sq.ft. But our rates might not be applicable on single story structures as we have mentioned in disclaimer about unusual covered areas. For single story house per square foot cost can go slightly on a higher side since cost of foundations in this case will be divided on single floor only and not two floors.
      Watertank, overhead tank and underground tanks are integral part of grey structure construction and all three tanks in RCC structures are included in this cost.

      Regards

  • Jazz on December 4, 2017

    Mohsin Hats off to you dude for such precise and in depth explanation of home construction. I am in process of getting my home constructed in Rawalpindi. I must have had read pretty much all the forums and articles related to house construction over web but none them were half as good as this one. I am done with grey structure and it cost me around 1000/sqft using A grade material.

    • Mohsin Munir on December 5, 2017

      Dear Jazz
      Thanks for your input and kind words. Such appreciations are always encouraging. Glad to know that you have completed Grey structure in a very reasonable cost.

  • Aqdas Iqbal on December 5, 2017

    Want to contact you for construction purpose

    Aqdas Iqbal,

    03334894511

    • Mohsin Munir on December 6, 2017

      Dear Aqdas shb, Kindly contact on following number:
      00923008494139
      00923008494158

  • shahid on December 7, 2017

    i am Civil Engineer and i appreciate your tremendous work

    • Mohsin Munir on December 7, 2017

      Thanks a lot Engr Shahid shb. Appreciations that too from an engineer is really encouraging. 🙂

  • Muhammad Abid on December 7, 2017

    Dear Mohsin.

    Thanks to share the details..
    I have 10 Marla plot in DHA phase 5 Lahore . Do u have any idea how minimum and maximum covered area we can construct for double story house as per DHA rules?

    Regards
    Muhammad Abid

    • Mohsin Munir on December 7, 2017

      Dear Muhammad Abid shb,
      FAR(Floor area ratio) for DHA 10 marla plots is maximum 1.35. Multiply it with your plot area and you will have the maximum permissible covered area for your house ground and first floor:

      (35×65) x 1.35 = 3071 sqft

  • Muhammad Shamim on December 8, 2017

    Dear Sir
    Greetings
    Please I check your site quite impressive I want to make house in DHA one kanal
    With base ment also need your advise and expertise also
    Best regards
    Muhammad Shamim
    Dubai no 00971529613963. Wtsapp
    Iraq No 009647810120490 Call

    • Mohsin Munir on December 11, 2017

      Dear Shamim shb,
      You will get a whatsap message soon from our team and can coordinate further.

      Regards

  • Zohid on December 8, 2017

    Excellent job, please share excel sheet for material and cost estimates.

    • Mohsin Munir on December 11, 2017

      Thanks Sir,
      Excel sheets are under development process and we are testing it successfully for our sites. Once we are sure that it provides best approximate estimates, we will definitely share with others as we are sharing other things.

  • Arain on January 14, 2018

    Hi Mohsin,

    What is the covered area of single and double storey 1 Kanal house? Please also share the construction costs for both (turnkey) with an excellent finishing (probably it’s termed as A grade!!).

    • Mohsin Munir on January 14, 2018

      Dear Arain,
      Covered areas depend upon by-laws of societies, however in general it can be considered that a standard covered area of 1 kanal double story house is around 5300 sq.ft. Whereas a 1 kanal house with single story will have covered area around 2800 sq.ft.

      • Arain on January 14, 2018

        Thanks for a prompt response.
        Can you please answer my second query?

        • admin on January 15, 2018

          Dear Arain,
          We have provided video guides and articles for both grey structure and finishing works of A grade house. You can add them both and you will have a turnkey approximate cost figure of your house.

  • Nashit Yusuf on January 15, 2018

    Sir, I have 10 Marla (35 by 65) plot in Venus Housing Society Lahore, I want to build a double story house plz guide me about total amount of budget needed

    • Mohsin Munir on January 16, 2018

      Dear Nashit Yusuf,
      Though we have explained everything in detail in our article and videos, you can easily calculate approximate cost figure. However you will need a minimum of 7 million Pak Rs for A grade construction of 10 marla house if you construct it yourself.

  • Abu mutaza on January 15, 2018

    Asalam o alikum dear

    I am not in Pakistan and wants to construct a 4 marla single story house in Lahore. I have arranged a person who will manage all construction work including material procurement etc. Labour contractor has arranged. What should be supervision (fully responsible for all project) charges ?

    • Mohsin Munir on January 16, 2018

      Supervision charges ranges anywhere between 8% to 15% of total construction cost in current market situation.

  • Nadim on January 17, 2018

    Hi Mohsin. Excellent write up. I always called construction costs as the darkest area when one plans to construct. For once some one like you have been transparent and that too with logic. My cell is 03054679109 and would like to be in touch for a project. Thanks and Well Done

    • Mohsin Munir on January 18, 2018

      Thanks Nadim for encouraging comment. Business strategies around the world are changing and moving towards open source knowledge. We as a nation need to redefine our directions & approach towards our businesses to remain competent.

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