Cost for Grey structure house construction

Cost for Grey structure house construction

Dec 2019 UPDATE: Rates of certain materials have increased hence overall per square foot cost has gone up. Latest video has been posted and click here to go to latest house construction grey structure cost article.

Aug 2018 UPDATE: Rates of certain materials have increased hence overall per square foot cost has gone up. Latest video has been posted and click here to go to latest house construction grey structure cost article.  

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


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


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


175 Rs x 3400 sq.ft=595000 Rs

Cement price       =550 Rs/50kg bag

Quantity              =595000/550 = 1082 bags

Steel 175 Rs/sq.ft


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


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


260 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 884000 Rs

Steel fixer 10 Rs/sq.ft


10 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 34000 Rs

Plumbing contractor 15 Rs/sq.ft


15 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 51000 Rs

Electric contractor 15 Rs/sq.ft


15 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 51000 Rs

Other items

Electricity items 20 Rs/sq.ft


20 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 68000 Rs

Plumbing items 45 Rs/sq.ft


45 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 153000 Rs

Earth fill/Bharti 26 Rs/sq.ft


26 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 88400 Rs

Brick Tile 10 Rs/sq.ft


10 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 34000 Rs

Guard Salary 20 Rs/sq.ft


20 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 68000 Rs

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


13 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 44200 Rs

AC Copper pipe 9 Rs/sq.ft


9 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 30600 Rs

Bitumen 4 Rs/sq.ft


4 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 13600 Rs

Electricity items 20 Rs/sq.ft


20 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 68000 Rs

Polythene sheet 3 Rs/sq.ft


3 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 10200 Rs

Mud 3 Rs/sq.ft


3 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 10200 Rs

Chips Aggregate 4 Rs/sq.ft


4 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 13600 Rs

Taxes 5 Rs/sq.ft


5 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 17000 Rs

Electricity bills 5 Rs/sq.ft


5 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 17000 Rs

Water boring 4 Rs/sq.ft


4 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 13600 Rs

Anti termite spray 4 Rs/sq.ft


4 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 13600 Rs

Random expenditures 10 Rs/sq.ft


10 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 34000 Rs

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


Item Cost per sq.ft

Total approximate price(Pak Rs)

1 Bricks 220



Crush 60



Cement 175


4 Steel 175



Sand 35



Labor Cont 260



Steel fixer 10



Plumbing 15



Electric 15



Electric items 20



Plumbing items 45



Earth fill 26



Brick tile 10



Guard salary 20



Brick ballast 13



AC pipe 9



Bitumen 4



Polythene sheet 3



Mud 3



Chips 4



Taxes 5



Electric bills 5



Boring 4



Anti termite 4


25 Random 10


__ TOTAL COST 1150



In case your house is not 10 marla:


House size (marla)

Usual Covered Areas(sq.ft)

Total cost (Pak Rs)











-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)

Aug 2018 UPDATE: Rates of certain materials have increased hence overall per square foot cost has gone up. Latest video has been posted and click here to go to latest house construction grey structure cost article.  

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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.


  • Sajid Awan on April 10, 2020

    Sir would you please share gray structure total cost of single story 10 marla house as its concreate foundation already completed.

    • Mohsin Munir on April 10, 2020

      Kindly post your query in discussions/forums page of our website

  • Rabia Ghazanfar on January 27, 2020

    Kindly give estimate of one Kanal double storey house as per new rates.

    • Mohsin Munir on January 27, 2020

      We already have uploaded latest grey cost few days ago. Link is give in this article where you have posted comment

  • Shaheryar on January 6, 2020

    Dear Sir,
    I want to build single story with five bed rooms, store, lounge, kitchen, drawing dining, courtyard, side gallery, drive way, porch, and lawn in 48 x 112 (1 Kanal plot). Please suggest some good layout plan. I will be thankful.

    • Mohsin Munir on January 6, 2020

      You are asking for too much accomodation in 1 kanal land. Can be done in double storey house but not single storey.

      • Shaheryar on January 6, 2020

        Jee Sir, I know I am asking too much. Can we build single story with 4 bed rooms and all as mentioned before?

        • Mohsin Munir on January 6, 2020

          3 bedrooms possible only with all other requirements.

  • Jahanzaib Anwar on August 27, 2019

    Aslam Alikum

    I just want estimated cost for my House, kindly help me to figure it out.

    My plot size is 32*55. and I want to prepare this house, location is hafizabad near to Gujranwala.

    waiting for your good support

    • Mohsin Munir on August 27, 2019

      We have written comprehensive articles and uploaded several videos on cost estimations. You can go through these articles for your estimation.

  • Asfandyar Siddiqui on March 12, 2019

    What will be cost for precasted roof for 10 x 11 room

    • Mohsin Munir on March 12, 2019

      Well I do not have any first hand experience in precast roofs. Hence not in a position to guide you.

  • Abdul on January 18, 2019

    Thanks for the article. What will be the cost of grey structure in DHA Karachi. Instead of using bricks I want to use ACC blocks.

    • Mohsin Munir on January 18, 2019

      Dear Abdul,
      I have no construction experience in Karachi hence not in a position to guide you.

  • Mazhar on November 4, 2018

    Sir, whether you provide repair & maintenance of houses?

  • Kamran Gillani on October 31, 2018

    Thanks very useful information.
    I want to construct uper story on 18 marlas portion.
    Can you help me regarding estimation of structure

    • Mohsin Munir on October 31, 2018

      What kind of help you require Kamran shb? As we already have posted detailed articles on estimations.

      • Yasir on January 19, 2019

        A.O.A SIR Horw r u? I want to build 3 marla house kindly tell me the cost with gray steucture and finishing thankyou.

  • Khizar Hayat on October 20, 2018

    asalam alaikum sir sir main 3 marla ka ghar consturaction krna cha raha hun pls mujay guide krain kay mara total kitnay passay laag jain gaay . best regard: khizar
    0333-477 8325

    • Mohsin Munir on October 21, 2018

      Dear Khizar, we already have posted detailed article for cost estimation which you can use as a reference to calculate your approximate cost ofconstruction.

  • Waqas Javed on September 27, 2018

    Assalam u Alaikum

    Sir, I have 6.40 Marla plot in Dream Avenue Lahore. i need construction cost of current rates. Can you guide me when another video with current cost.

    • Mohsin Munir on September 27, 2018

      Waqas latest cost video for grey structure has already been recorded and in editing stage. Will be uploaded in few days. Keep visiting

  • Mohammad Nasrullah Sheikh on September 26, 2018

    Dear Sir

    I want to know if you have any Quantity Surveyor who can calculate quantity after construction grey structure in Lahore & charges let me know so we can contact you soon.

    • Mohsin Munir on September 26, 2018

      No we do not have or offer any such paid services of quantity estimation.

  • M imran Ramzan on September 23, 2018

    AoA I want to construct 25*50 (5 Marla ) house please estimate gray structure and full construction double story A class material cost
    my cell 03338522202

  • Muhammad Ahmad on September 18, 2018

    Salam I wanted to ask how much will it cost for a 10 Marla Grey structure with basement in Bahria orchard Lahore ?
    Kindly give me estimate for grey structure with basement and without basement. Quality should be top.

    • Mohsin Munir on September 19, 2018

      You can either drop in your contact details or call us at 00923008494158 for discussions.

    • Hasnat Malik on September 21, 2018

      Call 03051505854 for Details as we are providing Quality Construction as per Standards

  • Ghulam Fareed on August 9, 2018

    What would be the cost of 208.5 sq. Yard single story plot construction. Plot is two side corner.
    My email is

    • M.Ishtiaq on August 24, 2018

      AOA sir old brick use ho sakhti han qk Mae old house gira ker new house construction karna chahta hoe.n 5 marla ki kya construction cost ho GI.?

      • Mohsin Munir on August 24, 2018

        Yes you can use however it will kill the aesthetic look of your brickwork during construction, hence thicker layer of plaster will be required to cover

  • jawad ur Rehman on August 6, 2018

    can you please tell me separate cost for grey structure and finishing cost for a 10 marla unit in DHA Lahore. total area 3,700 sq ft including basement area of 955 sq ft?

    keeping in view current rise in prices of steel, cement and other products….



    • jawad ur Rehman on August 6, 2018

      this property is with mumtee

      • Mohsin Munir on August 6, 2018

        Yes this includes a 250 sqft mumtee

    • Mohsin Munir on August 6, 2018

      Dear Jawad,

      Latest construction cost video and article will be posted in next month. However we have separate articles for basement costing and upper floors. Kindly go through other articles too and you will be in a position to calculate your cost.

    • Hasnat Malik on September 21, 2018

      call 0305150584 for details. as we are providing Quality Construction in lahore

  • Husnain on July 20, 2018

    Is this double story cost you gave above?

    • Mohsin Munir on July 20, 2018

      Yes Husnain double story with mumtee at rooftop.

  • abeer on July 20, 2018

    i want to construct 166 sq yards in karachi
    G + 3
    estimate pls

    • Mohsin Munir on July 20, 2018

      Never worked in Karachi. Not in a position to give estimate

  • Arshad on June 15, 2018

    AOA sir old brick use ho sakhti han qk pahalay Tiron +guarder pa house bana hoa ha

  • AKRAM on May 28, 2018

    Very nice article.
    Can you please tell me total cost for finished house(A++ quality) on 1 kanal (approx. 5000 sq. Ft covered area) in Wapda Town Lahore.

  • Atiq on May 25, 2018

    Hi Mohsin,

    Can you please advise if these rates are still valid for Lahore ?

    House size (marla)

    Usual Covered Areas(sq.ft)
    Total cost (Pak Rs)







    • Mohsin Munir on May 25, 2018

      Yes however there is a noticable increase in rates of materials such as cement and steel, hence you can add 5-6% of total cost to these figures.

      • Muhammad on May 26, 2018

        So this is cost is for grey structure and does not include any fittings?

  • Fatti Ullah Khan on May 17, 2018

    Hello Sir,

    i need your assistance; i want to construct house in Bahria Orchard Lahore, 5 marla (30×40) plot. Please can you guide me estimate for complete house with finishing and grey structure both. Plz contact me at 03027711166

    • Mohsin Munir on May 17, 2018

      Dear sir,
      You can get in touch on following numbers:

      0092 300 8494139
      0092 300 8494158

  • Muhammad Bilal Hassan on May 11, 2018


    Sir Muhammad Bilal Here from Khanewal. Sir i want your guidelines. Sir I am a single one, ( Parents passed away), sir i am planning to get married soon and for that have to build a new house . . Sir shall 4 Marla be enough for me ? And sir how much will it cost( Single Story) with masters tiles in floor high gloss sheets in kitchen and all porta fiitings in 1 bath with masters tiles in bathroom with full celling on roof ,pakistan cables with best switches waterboring car porch masters tiles and solid main doors with semi solid room doors pvc windows kitchen top and windows bottom black granite and good accessories like hood hob and oven .. thanks in advance and sir with the cost can you give me the rough idea about rooms and etc too in that? JazakALLAH

    • Mohsin Munir on May 11, 2018

      Dear Bilal

      Yes 4 marla will be enough for you as you can get 2 small bedrooms on ground floor, a small open kitchen with TV lounge and a drawing room. However with all the quality, types and brands of things you mentioned, you will need a minimum of 23 to 24 lacs for complete house construction including grey structure and finishing (single story only).

      • Muhammad Bilal Hassan on May 11, 2018

        So , So nice Of you Brother . . JazakALLAH .
        I will start the construction in August-September and just last Question bro, How much time will it take?

        • Mohsin Munir on May 11, 2018

          August & September are tough seasons for construction due to monsoon rains. It is better to start in October and should not take more than 3 months.

  • umer on May 10, 2018

    hello Mohsin.
    how long does it take to complete ten marla house ( 2800sq/ft ) ?

  • Ali Khan on April 28, 2018

    Is estimate same for commercial building? Considering for a 2 marla plaza with 4 floors including basement, 2 small washrooms and and a kitchenette

    • Mohsin Munir on April 28, 2018

      Is it brick structure of frame structure?

      • Ali Khan on April 28, 2018

        It’s a brick structure.

        • Mohsin Munir on April 28, 2018

          Since you have a basement, we have another article for basements cost estimation, for rest of floor it will remain same or might be on a lesser side.

          • Ali Khan on April 28, 2018

            Thank you. That’s the grey structure cost, right? How much more should the finishing cost?

          • Mohsin Munir on April 28, 2018

            I have posted another detailed article for finishing cost estimate aswell.

  • Saif on April 22, 2018

    Do you take construction projects in DHA Islamabad ? If yes, do your cost estimate is the same for Islamabad DHA as well ? Thanks

    • Mohsin Munir on April 23, 2018

      Yes we do. However we have clearly mentioned in this estimate that it is for brick structures only, whereas in Islamabad houses are built as frame structures.

    • Mohsin Munir on April 23, 2018

      Yes we do. However we have clearly mentioned in this estimate that it is for brick structures only whereas in Islamabad houses are built as frame structures.

  • zarishayaaz on March 21, 2018

    Plzz can u tell me that can we make a only.single.story house in bahria town

    • Mohsin Munir on March 21, 2018

      Dear Zarishayaaz
      No you can not make only single story house in Bahria town. What you can do is that at least you have to complete your front elevation of double story. And you can leave open remaining part of first floor.

      • zarishayaaz on March 21, 2018

        tysm for ur time and this calculation is for 10 marla single story house or double story??

        • Mohsin Munir on March 21, 2018

          This is for double story+mumtee at roof top (250 sqft).

      • Ayan on April 6, 2018

        Asslamoalikum hru..
        bro can u let me know the construction rate of about 950sqft covered area.. please of two story ..

        • Mohsin Munir on April 6, 2018

          W salam Ayan,
          What type of construction rate are you looking for? Labor rate?grey structure rate?turnkey complete rate?

  • Eng Mohammad Sharif on March 20, 2018

    Sir do you have any idea about Bahria Town Lahore
    I have 10 marla plot and i want to build house in coming month
    my Contact no 00966593033942 whatsapp

    • Mohsin Munir on March 20, 2018

      Dear Engr Sharif
      Our office is in Bahria town Lahore so we definitely have an idea about Bahria town. Kindly feel free to contact us anytime whenever required at 0092 3000 341 303.

  • Yasir shah on March 17, 2018

    Nice & informative article.I want to construct 1 kanal house in lhr LDA avenue 1.covered area is 4600sq can I estimate boundary wall and foundation bricks used? Can u give me any idea and also lump sump contract amount ?just give me some idea of amount and then I ll contact your team IA

    • Mohsin Munir on March 18, 2018

      Quotations/Ideas are given only after going through detailed working drawings. You can email your drawings at and you will get a quote.

  • bcd on March 16, 2018

    is this example only for single portion of 10 Marla house?

    • Mohsin Munir on March 18, 2018

      It is for a 3400 sqft 10 marla house. Which means it will have Ground floor, first floor and a mumtee at rooftop.

  • Zain on March 14, 2018

    Best Article that i have found on construction cost in Pakistan.

    I want to build the upper floor of my house which is 4500 square feet and single story. Can you please guide me about the construction cost of upper floor and which cost items will be different.

    from your article, i guess that you are talking about the construction cost of a two floor house, Right?


    • Mohsin Munir on March 15, 2018

      Thanks for appreciating.

      Yes this article is for two story house along with a mumtee at rooftop. If you need to build only upper floor then your overall calculations will be different. However briefly I can let you know that your per square feet cost will be around 900 to 950 Rs/sqft of COVERED AREA of that floor.


  • AMAR on March 10, 2018



    • Mohsin Munir on March 12, 2018

      Dear Amar
      You can get in touch through whatsap at 0092 300 8494158.

      • Rauf on March 13, 2018

        No one is there to reply the WhatsApp message on this number 0092 300 8494158
        Please call me at 00966559660751

  • SAK on March 1, 2018

    I want to construct a double storey house on two kanal plot having 5 beds, a study and patios at the back. What should be the covered area and estimated cost with A+++ quality of material and finishing.
    Thanx & regards

    • Mohsin Munir on March 3, 2018

      Dear SAK
      Covered area can be anywhere in between 8000 sqft to 9000 sqft depending upon your requirements. And if by A+++ you mean most luxurious possible than it is hard to define a price range for that. Can go above 4000 Rs/sqft

  • Zawar on March 1, 2018

    I want to buy a 1 kanal grey structure in Bahria orchard. What should price be of this existing structure. It is double story with at least 5 bedrooms.

    • Mohsin Munir on March 2, 2018

      Dear Zawar shb, Which structure are you talking about?

  • Syed Tauseef Hasan on February 21, 2018

    Dear Mohsin Munir

    Kindly let me know the cost of 240 -2160 sqft sqyd single story & if possible please share me the cost calculation .

    • Mohsin Munir on February 21, 2018

      Dear Syed Tauseef Hasan
      Incase your plot/land is in Karachi(since you are mentioning in sqyds), grey structure method is totally different there. Houses in our part are constructed as brick structures whereas in Karachi houses are built as frame structures. However overall construction cost in Karachi is less than that of Lahore. Since we have never worked in Karachi, hence can not give cost calculations. But we have provided the method of calculation. You can get local rates of materials and labors and use our quantities/calculations to get approximate idea. Major material difference would be steel since frame structures require more steel as compared to brick structures.

  • Imran on February 21, 2018

    I would like to talk to you regarding a construction project, can you give me your cell #

    • Mohsin Munir on February 21, 2018

      0092 300 8494139 Mohsin
      0092 300 8494158 Haroon

  • Imran Akbar on February 21, 2018

    Dear Mohsin sahib, Thanks a million for your advice. Can your suggest an estimated lump sum amount for stage 1, as i was multiplying 664 SFT with Rs. 1900 SFT and the total was falling around 12 lacs approx for basement only. Is Rs 1900/- estimated rate for basement only is correct or over estimated?

    • Mohsin Munir on February 21, 2018

      Dear Imran Akbar shb
      As you can see in our basement construction cost guide article and video too, we have told that basement will cost around 1800 Rs/sqft. Hence your figure of approximately 12 lacs is correct and not over estimated. Secondly up till completion of stage 1, in my opinion you will need a minimum of 45 lacs that will include complete basement structure along with upper floors grey structure complete.

      • Imran Akbar on February 21, 2018

        May allah Pak grant you ajr in dunya and akhirat

  • Imran Akbar on February 20, 2018

    your effort is a great service to community. I am applying for construction loan and need a Bill of Quantity so that the process is completed. BOQ is required to fix installments that will be paid consecutively after completion of each stage.Initially. I am applying for 35 lacs.and following four stages/installments are planned after completion of each the next installment will be disbursed. What is your opinion? Total covered are is 3435sft. with a 664 sft of basement

    .STAGE 1: Basement & Foundation up to PL and Brick masonry up to Lintel Level RCC Slabs, GF and FF Brick Masonry, Plaster, Door Frame, Water Supply.
    STAGE 2: Electrical Conduiting, Boundary Wall.
    STAGE 3: Roof Treatment Flooring, Aluminum and Glass, Wood works
    STAGE 4: Bathrooms & Kitchen, Tile works, Electrical Fittings & Fixtures, Final Paint and Chemical Polish

    • Mohsin Munir on February 21, 2018

      Dear Imran Akbar,
      Thanks for kind words of appreciation. Stage 1 will be the most major expense out of all other stages i-e making of complete basement structure along with foundations till PL and complete grey structure of upper floors.

    • amir on July 14, 2019

      please let me know what bank did u apply for the loan because i also need a loan for the construction of my house.

  • fathat muzaffar on February 18, 2018

    aa sir can u tel me labour rate of tile fixatiion of frnt elevation in lahore canal road mugalpura

    • Mohsin Munir on February 19, 2018

      Elevation tile labor rate ranges in between 35 – 45 Rs/sqft depending upon the type of work.

  • Tariq on February 17, 2018

    Dear sir I want to st

  • Muhammad Naveed Hussain on February 15, 2018


    I would like to have services to build one kenal plot in new Lahore city next to Bahria town.50*90.

    • Mohsin Munir on February 15, 2018

      Dear Muhammad Naveed,
      Kindly visit our office in Bahria town or give us a call on 03000 341 303 to discuss proposal.

  • umair on February 13, 2018

    want to build a single story house 5 rooms and a drawing room with 3 baths tv lounge 1 kitchen. if u plz let me know about total cost of grey structure will be very thankfull to you.

  • Mir Adnan Yakub on February 13, 2018

    My ground floor is finished and I am living in it. First floor is required to be constructed. Plot is 400 SQ yds in Karachi gulistanejohar area. First floor covered area will be appx 2000 SQ feet. Kindly calculate and let me know complete finished cost. Both labour rate or with material rates etc.or anyother option.

    • Mohsin Munir on February 13, 2018

      Kindly go through our other article related to finishing cost and you will be able to easily calculate your estimated finishing cost. However there is significant different in material prices in Karachi and Lahore. And our costing is based on prices here in Lahore and other parts of Punjab.

  • Anwar on February 6, 2018

    I want to construct 40*80 size plot with covered area 5700.10 in Islamabad korang town. Can you do this job here?
    If yes mail me immediately please. I am in hurry.

    • Anwar on February 6, 2018

      Can you do construction job in Islamabad
      If yes then please contact via e_mail immediately

      • Mohsin Munir on February 7, 2018

        Kindly call on 00923008494158 for details about contracts.

  • Attique Rehman on February 6, 2018

    I have One Kanal residental plot in Khayabane-Ameen, kindly advise for tentative construction cost for double story house, plot is cornered and I need two separate gates for independent entrance for each floor.
    Kindly let me know both construction costs (Grey structure and finished form)

    • Mohsin Munir on February 6, 2018

      We have both costing articles for grey structure and finishing. And by knowing your covered area you can easily calculate your tentative construction cost.

      • Attique Rehman on February 6, 2018

        Kindly reply with tentative cost in figures, hope covered area will be 5500 Feet for each floor or advise regular covered areas.
        Location s in Khaybane-E Ameen Lahore

      • Rizwan Rasheed on February 6, 2018

        I have a 10 marla plot in Talha Block Bahria Town, Lahore. Need to hire your services. Please quote your service charges with basement and without basement. My cell id is +966 56 996 0723

        • Mohsin Munir on February 7, 2018

          Kindly call on 00923008494158 for details about contracts.

  • Mansoor on February 5, 2018

    What can be the average covered area n cost per sq ft if one wants only to build two bedrooms, lounge, drawing room n kitchen n leave large lawns in front n back of 40*110 plot…

    • Mohsin Munir on February 6, 2018

      Cost for grey structure construction of covered area only will be around 1000 Rs/sq.ft. However works outside covered area such as boundary walls will not be included in this cost.

  • Mansoor on February 5, 2018


    A good and logical article. Can you please mention cost estimation per sq ft for noncoveted areas development like, lawn, side open corridors including there foundation filling if the plot is to be lifted 4 ft from current level for construction…

    • Mohsin Munir on February 6, 2018

      W salam Mansoor,
      Your suggestion has been noted and will try to write another article to cover these types of estimations.

  • kamran khan on January 30, 2018

    Sallam Mohsin bhai, I am Kamran from abu dhabi, I have 15 marla land in village.have a plain to build farm for buffalo and cows it will b only Grey structure plus boundary wall normal farm. please give me an idea on the total cost. my whatsap is 0097150 9948279. location is Abbottabad.

  • Kashan on January 29, 2018

    Thank you for such a nice video. My plot size is 30×60 is Islamabad. I want to construct 30×30 basement and ground floor. What would be the approximate cost?

    • Mohsin Munir on January 30, 2018

      Dear Kashan
      Thanks for liking the video. Since your plot is in Islamabad where construction method used is frame structure, hence cost is different. How ever basement cost is almost same. We also have article regarding basement construction cost in our blogs section as well as on youtube. You can easily estimate your basement construction cost after watching that video.

  • Farhan on January 29, 2018

    Sir meray plot par kitna kharcha ayga 25 by 50 ha 25 front ha 5 marla plot ha signal story bnana ha islamabad ma ha.

    • Mohsin Munir on January 29, 2018

      Dear Farhan,
      In Islamabad houses are built as frame structures. If your soil test is positive then you will require minimum of 15 to 18 lacs for single story Grey structure of your house.

  • Sajjad on January 23, 2018

    Grttt job Mohsin sb…
    Plz clarify if ur estimates includes the foudation.. boundry wall… water / sewarage tanks as well ..

    • Mohsin Munir on January 24, 2018

      Thanks Sajjad
      Items you mentioned are integral part of Grey structure and included in this estimate.

      • Habib on January 28, 2018

        AoA Mohsin Bhai . Can u pls tel me the appx cost of under ground water tank nd septic tank in 10 marla house.

        • Mohsin Munir on January 29, 2018

          Dear Habib, In case your UGWT is in 4.5inch thick RCC walls and finished with terrazo plaster, it will cost you around 30 Rs/gallon with material and labor and septic tank in 9″ thickness with RCC walls will cost you around 1500 Rs/sq.ft.

  • Adeem Anjum on January 20, 2018

    Dear Sir

    Me ne 5 marlay double story gray structors teyar karwa hy
    Park view villas me

    App ka gray structors ka kia rate hy

    Awr kitna time lagay gaa is ko banane me


    • Mohsin Munir on January 22, 2018

      Dear Adeem Anjum

      Kindly contact at 03000 341 303 for details.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Muhammad Shamim on December 8, 2017

    Dear Sir
    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.


  • 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?

    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

  • 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. 🙂

  • Aqdas Iqbal on December 5, 2017

    Want to contact you for construction purpose

    Aqdas Iqbal,


    • Mohsin Munir on December 6, 2017

      Dear Aqdas shb, Kindly contact on following number:

  • 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.

    • Nasir Khan on February 14, 2018

      AOA Bro. May i get your phone number Plz. I am planning to start construction of my house in few weeks. I need your guidance. Thanks

    • amir on July 14, 2019

      did you construct your grey structure at labor rate and did u procure material urself? please let me know

  • 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.


      • amir on July 14, 2019

        what size of house is the most cost effective to build? 5 marla or 2 kanal? in other words the average cost of construction would be lower on a smaller house or a bigger house? Or which house size would have the best economies of scale in terms of construction cost.

        • Mohsin Munir on July 14, 2019

          It is simple thumb rule! More covered are of a house, lesser will be the per square foot construction cost. For example per sqft cost figures shown in our costing articles and videos are applicable on 10 marla or 1 kanal houses but not on 5 marlas, as lesser covered areas result in higher per sqft cost!

          • amir on July 14, 2019

            so by this rule the per square foot construction cost would be even lower on a 2 kanal house? if so what would it be on 8,264 sqft covered area?

          • Mohsin Munir on July 14, 2019

            8264 covered area is too less for a 2 kanal plot. Should be around 9200-9500 for lesser per sqft cost! There is a term that i will explain in near future in separate article and that is “FAR” (floor area ratio) that article will explain how much marla plot should have how much covered area on which standard approximate per sqft costs applies!

  • 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.

  • Raza Hassan on November 11, 2017

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

    • Mohsin Munir on November 13, 2017

      Where is your plot? City and size of plot?

  • 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.

    • amir on July 14, 2019

      so what would be ur estimated per sqft cost?

  • Jassim on October 24, 2017

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

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