Latest construction rates for house and material prices

Latest construction rates for house and material prices

September 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

Labor contracts



September 2018 Market Construction Rates with Material contracts



September 2018 Market Construction Material Rates



Islamabad construction market

Labor contracts



September 2018 Market Construction Rates with Material contracts



September 2018 Market Construction Material Rates


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.


  • 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

    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.

  • junaid bhatti on August 7, 2018

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

  • 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…..

          • 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

    • 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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