2019 GREY STRUCTURE COST

2019 GREY STRUCTURE COST

HOUSE CONSTRUCTION COST OCTOBER 2019 GREY STRUCTURE

Its been almost another year since last time Team Overc’s published grey structure house construction cost 2018 article and video, response that we got on that article and video was overwhelming and encouraging that helped and guided hundreds of Pakistanis specially expatriates/overseas Pakistanis. Many other topics and issues were also addressed in form of articles and videos however grey structure house construction cost video was the major hit both on our Youtube channel and on google rankings. Like 2018, 2019 yet again proved to be the year of price increase, things including political scenarios completely changed which had a great impact on economy, resulting in overall change in prices in all fields. If we talk about house construction industry, each and every material required during construction of a house witnessed an increase in prices, either it be bricks, steel, tiles, wood, ceramics, labor etc. Overall house construction cost in 2018 had gone up by 10-12 % as compared to 2017, similarly in 2019 house construction cost (grey structure) has gone up further 11.8% as compared to 2018. which we will explain in this blog in form of a video as well as written article.

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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 including

  • Ground floor,
  • first floor and
  • rooftop mumty.

Item wise per square foot cost calculations

Bricks 296 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

245 Rs x 3400 sq.ft=1006400 Rs

Brick price           =11.5 Rs per piece

Quantity              =1006400/11.5 = 87513 bricks

Crush 67 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

67 Rs x 3400 sq.ft=227800 Rs

Crush price       =78 Rs per c.ft

Quantity         =227800/78 = 2920 c.ft

Cement 175 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

175 Rs x 3400 sq.ft=595000 Rs

Cement price       =540 Rs/50kg bag

Quantity              =595000/540 = 1101 bags

Steel 227 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

227 Rs x 3400 sq.ft=771800 Rs

Steel price             =115 Rs/kg or 115000 Rs/ton

Quantity              =771800/115 = 6711 kg or 6.7 tons

Sand 45 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

45 Rs x 3400 sq.ft=153000 Rs

Sand price         =32 Rs/c.ft

Quantity             =153000/32 = 4781 c.ft

Labor contractor 325 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

325 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 1105000 Rs

Steel fixer 13 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

13 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 44200 Rs

Plumbing contractor 18 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

18 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 61200 Rs

Electric contractor 15 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

15 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 51000 Rs

Other items

Electricity items 35 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

35 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 119000 Rs

Electric items include complete uPVC conduit (pipes) required in walls, slabs, underground etc. It also includes complete switch boards internal boxes fittings required for standard Chinese fittings. Main DB (Distribution boxes) are also included in these figures for ground and first floor. Electric conduit witnessed a sharp increase in prices in 2019 as compared to 2018.

Plumbing items 70 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

70 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 238000 Rs

Plumbing items include complete PPRC pipes and its fittings such as elbows, bends, T’s etc required for water and gas connections. It also includes complete uPVC piping for sewerage and drain systems. It also includes a typical and standard 400 gallons plastic overhead water tank with GI (steel) pipes fitting. Plumbing conduit witnessed a sharp increase in prices in 2019 as compared to 2018.

Earth fill/Bharti 26 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

26 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 88400 Rs

Earthfill considered in this costing is for a normal plot that is around 2 ft deep from road level and after completion of foundations till DPC requires maximum of 6ft deep earthfill. Incase of less earthfill this figure can go down.

Brick Tile 12 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

12 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 40800 Rs

Brick tile is required during the process of water proofing and finishing the floor of roofs. Brick tile considered in this cost is up to 10 Rs/bricktile.

Guard Salary 22 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

22 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 74800 Rs

Guard salary has been considered on basis of 15000 Rs/month for a tenure of 5 months maximum.

Brick Ballast/Rorhi/Gravel 14 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

14 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 47600 Rs

Bitumen 5 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

5 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 17000 Rs

Polythene sheet 4 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

4 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 13600 Rs

Mud 4 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

4 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 13600 Rs

Chips Aggregate 5 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

5 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 17000 Rs

Taxes 6 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

6 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 20400 Rs

Electricity bills 7 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

7 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 23800 Rs

Water boring 6 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

6 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 20400 Rs

Anti termite spray 7 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

7 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 23800 Rs

Random expenditures 15 Rs/sq.ft

Calculation:

15 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 51000 Rs

 

Click here to understand what GREY STRUCTURE consists of and what is its PROCESS

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

 

 

In case your house is not 10 marla:

 

 

Disclaimer:

-Possible ±5% Variation is possible in cost shown in video
-Rates applicable on Brick structures only
-Add Rs 150-200 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 200 Rs/sq.ft
minimum as margin.
-Basement grey structure will cost minimum 2029 Rs/sq.ft (Basement costing article can be found in blogs section)

Link to Previous 2017 Grey structure cost article.

Link to Previous 2018 Grey structure cost article.

 

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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.

3 Comments

  • Asim on February 8, 2020

    Mr. Mohsin
    Please go through first few paras of article yourself and advise where it is mentioned: “after and experience of 10 years+ and completing various projects”? I couldn’t find this mentioned anywhere in above article and that’s why asked.

  • asim on February 4, 2020

    AOA sir, i want to know, how you calculated, brick per sq. feet rate of 296/ft?

    Bricks 296 Rs/sq.ft
    Calculation:

    245 Rs x 3400 sq.ft=1006400 Rs

    Brick price =11.5 Rs per piece

    Quantity =1006400/11.5 = 87513 bricks

    • Mohsin Munir on February 5, 2020

      If you read first few paras of article we have told that these figures have been calculate after an experience of 10 years+ and completing various projects

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