Latest construction rates for house and material prices

Latest construction rates for house and material prices

November 2018 Market Latest Construction Rates

In this sticky blog, our team will regularly update latest construction rates along with main material prices for house construction in and around Lahore and Islamabad region.

Lahore construction market

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November 2018 Market Construction Rates with Material contracts

 

 

November 2018 Market Construction Material Rates

 

 

Islamabad construction market

Labor contracts

 

 

November 2018 Market Construction Rates with Material contracts

 

 

November 2018 Market Construction Material Rates

 

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Latest house construction material, labor and turnkey rates
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In this sticky blog, our team will regularly update latest construction rates along with main material prices for house construction in and around Lahore and Islamabad region.
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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.

90 Comments

  • Muhammad Waqas on November 11, 2018

    Dear Mohsin Munir

    Pls Check labor rates in lahore market is high. Your rates is low. Pls revise as per market for People guidance.

    And pls mention Grey and Finish separate rates.

    thank you.

  • Saqib farooq on November 3, 2018

    Hi Mohsin any chance of comercial plaza costing for Islamabad dha2??

  • Mansoor on October 25, 2018

    Hi Mohsin,

    I have checked your website extensively and would like to discuss a bit in detail construction of a house in Bahria Enclave in Islamabad. as an expatriate, I really appreciate the transparency. Do you guys operate and construct houses there? It is a plot on a corner of the street and a little bigger than 10 marla and has a unique shape.

    I can write to you over Whatsapp and call if you can let me know your number and working times.

    Thanks and best regards,
    Mansoor

    • Mohsin Munir on October 25, 2018

      Dear Mansoor, Thanks for appreciating. You can get in touch with our Islamabad office directly through whatsap numbers have been provided in contact us section on main page.

  • Hasham on October 24, 2018

    Hi i want to constuct a house for rental purposes in dha phase 7 lahore on 1 kanal plot what would be the cost of construction?

    • Mohsin Munir on October 24, 2018

      We have posted detailed articles on construction costing of house already.

      • Saqib on October 29, 2018

        Plz post an article for comercial plaza costing as well for dha 2 Islamabad will appreciate it
        Saqib

        • Mohsin Munir on October 29, 2018

          Going through really tough schedule these days and we already have other topics to cover before yours requested.

          • Saqib farooq on October 29, 2018

            Ok no worries will wait for ur post regarding my request about comercial costing
            Thx
            Saqib

  • Saqib farooq on October 20, 2018

    Hi Mohsin
    I am planning to construct a comercial plaza of 8 marla size 60*30 total area of 10027 sq feet. It includes basement plus 4 and a mumty in dha 2 Islamabad.what will be a good labour rate including complete Electrition plumber job with tiles finshed for a grey structure complete including septic tank and underground tank. What should be extra rate for top floor chips, para pitt rcc wall and a water tank.
    Also what cost I should keep in mind per square foot for above mentioned work in terms of average material
    Saqib dha2 Islamabad

    • Mohsin Munir on October 20, 2018

      Basement labor rate will be around 450 Rs/sqft without excavation and electrician plumber, upper floors around 300-325 Rs/sqft. Electrician and plumber around 20 rs/sqft each whereas tile installation is around 35 rs/sqft of surface area of tile.
      Overall cost depends upon various factors and can not be estimated without detailed drawings

      • Saqib farooq on October 23, 2018

        Thx Mohsin ur 10 marla house project is very good any chance of giving 1 example like that of comercial plaza of 8 marla? Or atleast cost of steel per sq foot for comercial. It’s showing 175 for house in your example given which I think is low for comercial. So just need an average steel req for basement and ground per square foot
        Saqib

        • Mohsin Munir on October 23, 2018

          Yes we do have a plan for costing of a commercial frame structure plaza. Will do it soon. However you can keep a figure of 4.5 to 5 kg steel per square foot for a commercial 8 marla plaza if reinforcement is done as per structural drawings.

          • Saqib farooq on October 23, 2018

            Thx for that just post link here for comercial costing I will appreciate it thx
            Saqib

          • Saqib on October 29, 2018

            Hi Mohsin bhai still waiting for your costing for a comercial plaza as promised to post in dha 2 Islamabad
            Saqib

          • Saqib on October 29, 2018

            Mohsin bhai waiting for ur costing on comercial plaza which you promised to post for dha2 Islamabad
            Saqib

  • Shah on October 13, 2018

    I am planning to build my house in DHA Islamabad. All formalities and drawings are complete and I need a builder to start construction ASAP within this month so as to complete the house by December 2019. Covered area is 12000 sq feet and plot size is 100×90. I like the rates you have mentioned (plus minus some variation due to flux in rates – understandable). If you could kindly provide me expertise or can build it yourself / your firm. We can discuss (on priority) in person tomorrow as well. Regards

    • Mohsin Munir on October 13, 2018

      Kindly drop your contact number and our Islamabad office representatives will get in touch with you.

      • Shah on October 14, 2018

        I have already sent an SMS on the cell numbers indicated on the contact page.

        • Mohsin Munir on October 14, 2018

          We receive dozens of sms on daily basis and sometimes it becomes impossible to reply each number. Try to give a call directly on mentioned numbers or let me know your contact details and i will ask concerned directly to call you.

          • Shah on October 14, 2018

            Thanks I called Isb office. I am now in contact with Mr Bilal and Mr Haroon. Regards

  • Yousaf on October 12, 2018

    @Mohsin munir i am going to start my house in bahria lahore can you plz give me some good brick suppliers contact as i got a rate of 11300 per 1000 which far more than that stated in this blog i.e 10000 per 1000 and plz do reply fast i need good bricks. Thanks

    • Mohsin Munir on October 13, 2018

      Dear Yousaf,
      Rates mentioned in our blog are standard market rates, nowadays market is abnormal 🙂 a brick which was worth 9.5 Rs has gone upto 11.5 to 12 Rs. However this situation is temporary due to ongoing tussle between govt and brick kiln owners. Once situation returns to normal, prices should come down to original prices!

      • Saqib farooq on October 20, 2018

        Hi Mohsin bhAi I noticed there is not a single post regarding comercial plaza Contruction labor rates and material rates etc like u have thouroghly and very precisely covered all the residential contructution. I have asked you about my contruction plan I will really appreciate that you answer me keeping in mind comercial plaza. I will also suggest to include comercial labor rates and all other related info in your initial market rate blog
        Regards
        Saqib

        • Mohsin Munir on October 20, 2018

          Thanks for your suggestion. Noted!

  • CIA SERVICES on October 6, 2018

    Hi Zain ul Abidin ,
    When you start a construction of luxury home then you check the material of construction company prided to you for a home because some times the material of your home has a low quality and given a complete plan of your home from the construction company with the complete calculations and time frame ,other wise your project may be delay due to the UN plan of your construction company and with the passage of time cost of material will be increase so in this case you may be loose due the delay of home construction .
    Thanks.

  • Inayat on September 30, 2018

    Jazakallah, this is indeed very helpful to people with no construction knowledge. I really appreciate your commitment to the job. keep going and impart knowledge to the needy people. Thnx and regards

    • Mohsin Munir on October 1, 2018

      Thanks for appreciating Inayat shb.

  • Salaar on September 27, 2018

    Excellent job done in creating and then also maintaining a useful site like tht.
    In this business mostly ppl get ripped off their hard earned money and exploited due the lack of knowledge and understanding of how things work around here.
    Wud have loved to have a comprehensive site like gharexpert.com abt Pakistan real estate and building related information but glad that at least this site gives an oversight of most common issues and updated rates involved in construction process.

    • Mohsin Munir on September 27, 2018

      Thanks Salar for appreciating! Appreciations are always encouraging. Since you have referred to gharexpert website, any suggestions where we can improve site experience will be more than welcome!

  • Shoaib Hazari (@ShoaibHazari) on September 8, 2018

    bohat achi info hai. me islambad me ghar bana kar deta hon. yahan per labour ka thora diff hai. mazeed maloomat ky lye rabta karen 03335394696

    • Mohsin Munir on September 8, 2018

      Share all your rates here in detail people will definitely get in touch with you.

  • Shehzad Chaudhary on September 6, 2018

    Assalamoalikum. I want to know that in grey structure labor rate contract, Floor tiles or marble work is included or not?
    and according to you islamabad labor rates are 300/sq.ft. in this rate marble or tile fixing included?
    and septic tank and underground water tank included?

    • Mohsin Munir on September 6, 2018

      Dear Shehzad Chaudhry,
      We have clearly mentioned that these are prevailing market approximate rates. While negotiating price with your contractor, you can discuss if the rate quoted to you includes these services or not. For instance current Isb market labor contract rate, most of the professional contractors will not include marble and tile fixing in this rate of 300. It will only include grey works. Same goes for septic tank and underground water tank, some will charge extra and some might include in same rate during bargain.

  • Shehzad Chaudhary on August 16, 2018

    Assalam-o-alikum,
    Sir i want to know about grey structure labor rates. And can anyone tell me concrete flooring is also included in grey structure labor rates contractor?

    • Mohsin Munir on August 16, 2018

      All rates are mentioned in the blog on which you have sent the comment. Yes floor pcc is included in grey structure labor rate contract.

      • Shehzad Chaudhary on August 17, 2018

        Thanks a lot bro. Can you please explain how can we set the payment schedule in labor rate contract. I mean if i’m a contractor then what process will i choose to get payment from customer in labor rate contract. and Also please tell me the payment schedule detail about a construction project with material contract.

        • Mohsin Munir on August 17, 2018

          For brick structure houses you can apply following payment schedule:

          Advance 10% of respective floor total
          DPC 10%
          walls lintel level 10%
          walls complete 10%
          slab pouring 20%
          internal plaster 10%
          external plaster 10%
          floor PCC 10%
          other works 5%
          final 5%

          Repeat for other floors

  • Gul Ijaz Ahmed on August 12, 2018

    Hello Mohsin, AoA. I have a good project in and for construction of 56 flats at Jhelum. I shall appreciate if you could help me getting contact of some good contractor on labour rate. rate can be quoted for construction of Frame or complete grey structure or even with total finish but all without material. Mycontact number is 0315 3322752. You assistance shall highly be appreciated dear.

    • Asad Raja on September 26, 2018

      Asad Raja. 0332 5170200

    • Naeem Hussain on October 1, 2018

      Hello Mohsin Ijaz , AoA. My Name is Naeem Hussain and i have Rgtd. Company. Name ”Bismillah Builders”. I will Contact with you soon.My Contact no. is +92 332-93807765.

  • junaid bhatti on August 7, 2018

    if anyone want give her work on labor rates in sialkot area and nearby
    03026199373

  • Atif Khan on August 6, 2018

    What if my first floor plan exceeds 75% limit of ground floor covered area? Would tey allow breach of by law of 200 sqf and how much in fine please?

    • Mohsin Munir on August 6, 2018

      For which society are you talking about?

      • Atif Khan on August 7, 2018

        I am building a one kanal house with full basement in DHA phase 6 Lahore. My ground floor built covered area inc porch is 2800 sqf. What if my first floor plan exceeds 75% limit of ground floor covered area? Would they allow breach of by law of 200 sqf and how much in fine please? Do you know the process please? Thanks

        • Mohsin Munir on August 7, 2018

          No it is not allowed and there will be fine that you will have to pay at the time of completion. For 200 sqft fine can be upto 2 to 2.5 lacs. However it will be better to consult information desk of main phase 6 head office as the per square foot fine rate figures keep on changing.

          • Atif Khan on August 7, 2018

            Thanks Munir, that is very helpful. I am willing to pay the fine, What I don not want is that they demand demolition of excess covered area, the covered area would breach by 200 sqft. Also if part of teh building is double height then would they count that area twice? Thanks

          • Mohsin Munir on August 7, 2018

            Yes twice.

          • Atif Khan on August 7, 2018

            Thanks, would they just demand penalty payment for breached area of 200 sqft or is there limit by which you can go over the permissible covered area?

          • Mohsin Munir on August 7, 2018

            Yes there are limits beyond which only demolition will be the solution.

          • Atif Khan on August 7, 2018

            Do DHA Lahore office have a list of registered or approved builders that they can provide me for construction of my house in DHA Lahore?

          • Mohsin Munir on August 7, 2018

            No there is no such list for builders, architects registered list is available.

          • Atif Khan on August 7, 2018

            Lahore builders are awful with broken promises, delay completion, excess payment demands and poor quality work. Where can you get help to make sure you protect yourself and have a good relationship? Someone suggested that I should ask for a post dated cheque and if they do not deliver against the contract details, I should invoke the cheque. Do you have any suggestions please?

          • Mohsin Munir on August 7, 2018

            We have a complete video guide and written article on turnkey or labor contract agreement and selection where you will find answers to all your questions.

          • Atif Khan on August 7, 2018

            Please send me link here or the documents please as it would really help me if any advice can make it hassle free, Thanks

          • Mohsin Munir on August 7, 2018

            It is in blogs section of website under the heading :

            “Turnkey contract agreement and builder selection”

            “Labor contract agreement and contractor selection”

            Both blogs have video explanation and written article along with sample agreements attached

  • Aftab on July 11, 2018

    watched couple of videos… very impressive and thorough professional

  • Muhammad Asad Khan on June 22, 2018

    the rates u mention of sand bricks crush etc including tax or not?

    • Mohsin Munir on June 22, 2018

      Which tax are you talking about? gst?

  • Umair on June 20, 2018

    Interesting rates graph and information

  • Arfan on May 14, 2018

    Which is better bricks or blocks for home construction

    • Mohsin Munir on May 14, 2018

      Dear Arfan,

      Both are fine. However if you talk about superior, then it is definitely good quality bricks.

  • Adnan Mir on May 2, 2018

    what are the finished in simple and a class finish (Rs 2100/ft2 & Rs 2600/ft2)

  • Aehtisham Shah on April 19, 2018

    Really appreciate your work n videos of construction would like to talk in details with you if I can have your number regards aehtisham 03477372777

    • Mohsin Munir on April 19, 2018

      Thanks Aehtisham shb for kind words.

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      contct me 03002501051

  • Raza on April 12, 2018

    What all is included in Rs.3000 per square foot construction rate in Islamabad?

    • Mohsin Munir on April 12, 2018

      Turnkey Grey + complete finish.

      • Raza on April 12, 2018

        That’s what I want to know that what all accessories are included in Turnkey Grey + complete finish.

        • Mohsin Munir on April 12, 2018

          It is a long list of around 70 to 75 materials/items/specifications. In blogs section you can find a sample bill if material in one of the blogs under heading “turnkey contract builder selection and agreement”

          • Raza on April 13, 2018

            I have gone through the blog, thanks. Kindly guide me what all electric appliances might be included in this rate as it is the highest rate of construction in market. I mean like Gas heaters etc etc…..
            Regards

          • Mohsin Munir on April 13, 2018

            Every builder has its own bill of material. Electric appliances in the highest market rate must include all exhaust fans, branded hobs and hoods, branded builtin micro and elec+gas oven, fans.

  • NAKKASH on April 11, 2018

    ASSALAM O ALEKUM Dear sir i want to know the estimate cost of grey struacture + finishing work of 520 square feet covered area with ground and first floor (A grade).

    • Mohsin Munir on April 11, 2018

      We already have detailed blogs on grey structure and finishing costs

  • Muhammad Raihan on March 30, 2018

    I tried to contact you at mentioned numbers of Isamabad and Lahore but no one picks the phone. Any personal mobile number to contact.

    • Mohsin Munir on March 30, 2018

      You can contact me directly at 00923334852240

  • Zaheer on March 26, 2018

    Dear Mohsin since you are not operating in karachi, could you recommend professional construction company like yours ?
    Thank you
    Zaheer

    • Mohsin Munir on March 26, 2018

      Sir i follow kamdar realtors and rizwan sadiq architects on facebook and i think there work is quite professional.

      • Zaheer on March 26, 2018

        Thank you Mohsin. I will connect with them. Best Regards

  • Ahsan on March 21, 2018

    I Must Thank you for amazing information Videos full of knowledge and guidance. Jazaka’Allah

    • Mohsin Munir on March 21, 2018

      Thanks a lot Ahsan for kind words. Share within your family and friends circle too who are willing to construct their houses in near future.

  • Shakeel on March 15, 2018

    What will be labor rate if the house has already been constructed upto dpc level. Please guide.

    • Mohsin Munir on March 16, 2018

      Should be around 225 to 235 Rs /sq.ft

  • Nadeem abbas on March 14, 2018

    Pls send me good rate

  • Zain ul Abidin on March 3, 2018

    Mohsin, is this the construction rate that we will incur or the rate at which you guys will build the house for us? Thanks. And u guys are doing an amazing job Masha Allah!

    • Mohsin Munir on March 5, 2018

      Dear Zain ul Abidin.
      As mentioned these are prevailing market rates currently. However out of these rates, we only provide turnkey contract services. And yes we will work approximately at these rates too. Final rates are decided after lengthy meetings and in depth reading of working and structural drawings.

      • Zain ul Abidin on March 10, 2018

        Thank You very much!

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