Cost for house construction LATEST finishing works 2019

Cost for house construction LATEST finishing works 2019

House Construction finishing cost for finishing works in 2019

Its been almost an year since last time Team Overc’s published grey structure & finishing construction cost 2017 articles and videos, response that we got on these two articles and videos 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 cost videos were the major hits both on our Youtube channel and on google rankings. 2018 has proved to be the year of change in Pakistan, things including political scenarios have completely changed which has 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, cement, tiles, wood, ceramics, labor, finishing materials etc. Overall grey structure construction cost of a house in 2018 has gone up by 10-12 % as compared to 2017, however finishing cost witnessed more increase and has gone up by almost 20 %  which we will explain in this blog in form of a video as well as written article.

 After discussing 2018 house construction cost for grey structure of house in previous episode, in this video we will discuss about house construction cost for finishing works of house. 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 finishing works of a 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. House Construction cost is this case is all in hands of owner himself. Final house construction cost 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.

Construction contract type: Labor rate contract

Construction grade: A grade compliance to all technical & engineering specifications (Visit this page to see actual finished house for which this costing is based upon)

Sample project

10 Marla (250 sq.yd) 5 Bedrooms house

Covered area 3400 sq.ft Ground floor + First Floor + Mumtee at rooftop

Item wise per square foot cost calculations


Electric items 125 Rs/sq.ft


125 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 425000 Rs

Details of Materials:

-Wiring any good brand in which 3/.029 price range is up to Rs 1500/coil

-Ceiling down lights SMD or COB price range up to Rs 310/light

-Switchboards in any China brand in which 6/8 gang price range is up to Rs 800

-Exhaust fans Kitchens & Baths in any good brand price range up to Rs 2300/fan

-Wall fancy lights 2 in each room price range up to Rs 1000 each

-UPS wiring in same material used for general wiring

-Intercom standard voice only up to Rs 3500

-Outdoor lights 2 on each side price range up to Rs 1000 each

-Fanoos/Chandelier for DD & TV lounge price range up to Rs 15000 each

Wood items 210 Rs/sq.ft


210 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 714000 Rs

-Door frame/chogath in any wood up to Rs 2000/c.ft

-Doors engineered/frame in any wood up to Rs 3300/c.ft

-Main Door solid/engineered in same wood

-Jamb frames ready made in ½’’ palai wood

-Architrave/borders ready made up to Rs 25/ft.

-Door handles imported up to Rs 2300/handle

-Other standard hardware including hinges, latches, magnet catcher etc

-Italian kitchen/wardrobes in UV sheets price range up to Rs 7000

-Back boxes in MDF/Lasani any good local brand price range up to Rs 1950/sheet

-Media walls & other required wood works of any kind in solid wood/MDF

Tiles 205 Rs/sq.ft


205 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 697000 Rs

-Floor tiles 24’’x24’’ upto Rs 1500/sq.m

-Entrance lobby tiles up to Rs 2200/sq.m

-Washroom tiles up to 7ft height imported price range up to 2000 Rs/sq.m

-Outdoor floor tiles 16”x16” up to Rs 1300/sq.m

-Kitchen counter top tiles imported up to Rs 2500/sq.m

-Elevation tiles imported up to Rs 1400/sq.m


Paint 110 Rs/sq.ft


110 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 374000 Rs

-Primer coating of any good company

-3 coats of filling(wall putty) of any good company

-Indoor Plastic emulsion paint of any good company

-Outdoor 3 coats of weather shield paint without base filling

-Distemper white on false ceilings without filling


Polish 25 Rs/sq.ft


25 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 85000 Rs

-Shellac (lakh dana) local

-Polish lacquer of any good company

-Polish sealer of any good company

-Spirit, kerosene oil local

Sanitary items 137 Rs/sq.ft


137 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 465000 Rs

-Ceramic Bowls up/down vanities in self made concrete slabs any good brand up to Rs 4000 with granite tops up to Rs 400/sq.ft

-Bathroom accessories (towel rod, soap dish, tissue holder etc) imported brand up to Rs 4000/set

-Steel fixtures (hand mixer, shower set etc) good brand up to Rs 17000/set

-Ceramic fixtures (commodes, water closets) good brand up to Rs 13000/piece

-Kitchen sinks imported up to Rs 10000

-Kitchen taps imported up to Rs 5000

-Other indoor and outdoor plumbing hardware (bottle traps, waste pipes, covers, taps etc.) locally available.

Granite 40 Rs/sq.ft


40 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 136000 Rs

-Staircase slabs up to Rs 400/sq.ft

-Kitchen counter slabs up to Rs 400/sq.ft

-Other marble/granite required in washrooms, sill levels etc Rs 200/sq.ft

Items with Materials rates per square feet for house covered areas

False ceiling 42 Rs/sq.ft


42 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 142800 Rs

-Item rate with material or surface area rate will be between 60 Rs/sq.ft to 65 Rs/sq.ft

-Any desired design

-Straight measurement wall to wall

Aluminum windows 55 Rs/sq.ft


55 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 187000 Rs

-Windows surface area rate in any good brand 1.3 gauge with clear 5 mm glass in silver color up to Rs 425/sq.ft


Railings 11 Rs/sq.ft


11 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 37400 Rs

-Simple SS railings for staircase for single floor and outdoor railings up to Rs 1100/ft.


Safety grills 22 Rs/sq.ft


22 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 74800 Rs

-3 sootar steel rods any design up to Rs 170/sq.ft


Main Steel gate 20 Rs/sq.ft


20 Rs x 3400 sq.ft. = 68000 Rs

-Made in MS(mild steel) sheets 16 gauge surface area rate up to Rs 650/sq.ft


Steel stairs spiral 21 Rs/sq.ft


21 Rs x 3400 sq.ft. = 71400 Rs

-Spiral stairs 2’3’’ wide step, hand rail 2’’ 18 gauge, center pipe 4” dia gauge 18


Wooden floor 11 Rs/sq.ft


11 Rs x 3400 sq.ft. = 37400 Rs

-Wooden floor with material 8 mm laminated Malaysian for drawing room only price range up to Rs 140/sq.ft


Wallpapers 15 Rs/sq.ft


15 Rs x 3400 sq.ft. = 51000 Rs

-Imported China/Malaysian wallpaper 1 wall each in Maximum 5 rooms price range up to Rs 3000/roll


Fireplace 05 Rs/sq.ft


05 Rs x 3400 sq.ft. = 17000 Rs

-In 1 or two rooms maximum

-Made in steel body

Other items

Guard Salary 22 Rs/sq.ft


22 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 74800 Rs

Taxes 05 Rs/sq.ft


5 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 17000 Rs

Electricity bills 08 Rs/sq.ft


08 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 27200 Rs

Random expenditures 20 Rs/sq.ft


10 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 68000 Rs


Electric labor 15 Rs/sq.ft


15 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 51000 Rs

Plumber 12 Rs/sq.ft


12 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 40800 Rs

Tile mason 62 Rs/sq.ft


62 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 210800 Rs

Carpenter 74 Rs/sq.ft


74 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 251600 Rs

Painter 65 Rs/sq.ft


65 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 221000 Rs

Polish 20 Rs/sq.ft


20 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 68000 Rs

Let us see what will be the total house construction cost of finishing works:

In case your house is not 10 marla:


-Possible ±5% Variation is possible in cost

-Skills required to achieve this cost:

-Past 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 that will add a figure of 150 Rs/sq.ft maximum as margin.

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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.


  • Mahmood on March 9, 2020

    AOA, Same question from my side that that @anjum shahzad has asked above and i am also requesting same agreements. Could anyone among you send me complete house construction agreement with client, payment schedule in %age, which part has to be include in contract agreement and which part of building has to be deducted.. What rate should be given to that deducted area.
    i shall be gratefull,

    • Mohsin Munir on March 9, 2020

      Mahmood, in blogs search for “turnkey contract builder agreement and selection” there you will find a sample pdf document. That is maximum which we can share.

  • Muhammad Uzair Zia on February 17, 2020

    Can you please tell me Per square Ft rate of Bank renovation in Islamabad?

    • Mohsin Munir on February 17, 2020

      Depends upon various interior factors. Can not be estimated without going through actual conditions and detailed interior drawings.

  • fahid on February 15, 2020

    if you received above please send me
    my email

  • Hammad Iqbal on January 22, 2020

    Do you offer your services in Faisalabad as well? What would be a good time to get in touch with you for further queries?

    • Mohsin Munir on January 22, 2020

      Kindly contact at 0092 3000 341 303

  • mamour hassan on January 15, 2020

    420 square yard plot size i want ground floor construction and covered area should be around 280 square yard . can you please give me the idea ..what will be the cost of house after finishing ???

  • Haaris Ishaq on December 15, 2019

    ASA – I’m trying to estimate the per Sq Ft Cost of Construction to build a Commerical/Residential Building in DHA.

    Basement + Ground + Full Floor Mezzanine + 4 Floors – Approximate 3,600 Sqft Per Floor.

  • TP KHAN on December 13, 2019

    What will be cost to build 8 Marla commercial plaza DHA. Basement+Ground+Mazzanine+4 Floors each floor approximately 1800 Sq FT

    • Mohsin Munir on December 13, 2019

      We will be posting commercial plaza construction cost soon in coming days.

  • Ali on October 22, 2019

    Commercial plot size 65×40
    Frount 65
    Back 40
    I want to make two halls
    In Frount 6 setters
    And two baths at corner
    Give me estimate

    • Mohsin Munir on October 22, 2019

      Estimations on the basis of dimensions only ? 🙂 brother for estimations detailed working drawings are required.

  • Ateeq ur rehman on August 18, 2019

    Aoa. Plz define grades of labour contracts by rate & quality of work. For example rate of labour cotract is vary from Rs.400-550/sft, then what we will achieved in Rs.400/sft, Rs.450/sft, Rs.500/sft & Rs.550/sft.

  • Faheem on July 31, 2019

    In the above estimate of 2019 total approximate price total cost is given 4,617,200. Is this only the labor charges without material?
    it seems that price for bricks, cement, etc material is not shown in the estimate. Can you please advise on this

    • Mohsin Munir on July 31, 2019

      You are commenting on blog that is related to cost of house construction “finishing works” only. For grey structure construction we have complete detailed article.

      • Amer Ali on August 4, 2019

        aslamu Alekum Mr. Mohsen,,,,,I’m planning to construct my 5 marla plot in Pak Arab Lahore. Since there is an increase in raw material prices of all products. Can you please share an approximate grey structure cost plus finishing cost based on current market prices. Thanks in advance for your kind understanding on the same. my email is

        • Mohsin Munir on August 4, 2019

          We already have posted grey structure and finishing cost articles. You can use same articles for reference. 2019 latest grey cost will be posted in october this year

        • zulfiqar314 on September 21, 2019

          I want to construct 5 Marla house in bahria town lahore. I want to use good material. what will be the cost

          • Mohsin Munir on September 21, 2019

            Will cost you minimum 28-30 lacs for grey works only.

          • Eng, Muhammad Bilal on November 21, 2019

            Asslam o Alaikum
            sir, we are here for with material/ labor rate contracts of construction works and also for architecture design our team consists of professional civil engineers and architects. if u want to made a contract or want to get supervision service kindly contact us 03437738043 or visit our office 13-km main raiwind road Lahore.

  • Madiha Samad on July 27, 2019

    Thanks for this, this is really helpful with visuals and estimated cost. My family and I are at the thinking stage about constructing our home and this was a great help as what to expect.
    Another suggestion would it possible for you to have a guide on construction from A – Z for people who are totally new to this. This could include all information in summary stages from starting from the making of floor plans up to construction. You have already done blogs on construction costs but this would be more like a complete guide in steps as to what to expect when deciding to start the process of construction.

    • Mohsin Munir on July 27, 2019

      Madiha, we already have posted complete guide from start and covering almost all the topics related to grey structure and finishing in almost 90+ articles. From purchase of plot to size of plot, accomodation styles, architectural stage, material and labor procurement, costs, all material quality quantity check, technicalities of brick work plaster concrete wood work tiles windows ceilings paints polish etc

      • Aziz on September 8, 2019

        Aa. All your construction videos are based on brick structure, what if i wish to build a house using concrete blocks, double skinned with a cavity and insulation.. is this suitable and possible and does it bring the cost down or increases it?

        • Mohsin Munir on September 11, 2019

          In that case you will require frame structure construction (columns beams structure). Yes it is possible but the cost will be significantly on higher side.

  • Abdul Hanan on March 9, 2019

    Assalam o Alaikum
    I want to know about the complete construction cost of 10 marla house including basement

    • Mohsin Munir on March 9, 2019

      We have detailed articles on basement costing, grey structure upper floors and finishing. You can combine all to get an estimated idea about cost of complete house 10 marla with basement

      • anjum shehzad on May 11, 2019

        could anyone among you send me complete house construction agreement with client, payment schedule in %age, which part has to be include in contract agreement and which part of building has to be deducted.. What rate should be given to that deducted area.

        i shall be gratefull, if anyone could help me.

        my email

        whatsapp: +923339713049

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