Between Shs47m and 50m if with a margin of error in estimates, it is very possible to complete a house with basic finish with a kitchen and piped water in the house.
Now, do you have a plot of land already? Are u scared of starting construction? You are the right person this article seems to target.
Starting out is hard, but once you set rolling, many things seem achievable and easy. Below we would like to discuss the materials and price you would need to construct a 3-bedroom house from start to finish.
Around 260 bags of cement would be sufficient, at the market rate of cement, to obtain 260 bags one would cost at least 6.7million. The availability of cement makes things even better and faster because the cement in most cases is the ingredient of construction.
About three (3) forward trips of Aggregate stones, eight (8) forward trips of plaster sand, and seven (7) forward trips of Lake sand at a cost of Shs 780,000, Shs1.2m, and Shs1.6m respectively.
With these items what is left are bricks and your dream of owning a house inches closer. So far we have used approximately Shs10million on purchasing a few items, hard is it?
We shall go in for burnt clay bricks since we are looking at an economical budget. About 2240 pieces of burnt clay bricks for foundation and walling would suffice, the economic sense of it brings you to about Shs1.5m.
You would also require approximately 11,000 local brunt bricks for superstructure walling, this would cost about Shs 2.7m.
Hardcore stones for the foundation would require three trips forward at about Shs660,000.
At this level, there is no turning back. The foundation always is the hardest part and when you have most of its material, you will be shocked at how your house runs to the sky quickly.
Smaller items required
Gladiator (Anti termite)- Shs56,000
BRC Mesh- Shs480,000
8 * 2 Timber for form work- Shs150,000
Round poles- Shs320,000
Y12 22pcs- Shs792,000
Rings 10 pcs- Shs180,000
Binding wire 10 kgs- Shs50,000
A recommended flat roof for economic purposes and an ordinary profile iron sheet colored gauge 30. You can always look into the roof when money is available at a later stage.
42 pieces of this type of roof would cost 1.76m
Hoop iron 6 rolls- Shs320,000
Assorted Nails 50kgs- Shs300,000
Assorted Timber- Shs1,800,000
Expanded wire mesh 12 bundles- Shs 360,000
The main entrance door at this point, one would go for a steel door. Do not tempt a wooden entrance door or a slider aluminum door because the cost will swell your budget. Of course, if you can afford by this time, why not?
A good steel door for the front would cost in the region of Shs550,000 while at the back you would part with half the rate you spent on the front door.
Windows 7 pcs with glazing- Shs2,750,000
Wooden interior doors and frames 9pcs – Shs2,600,00
Finishes: Kitchen Boards and sinks –Shs 400,000
Closet boards – Shs700,000
Paints & undercoat & brushes/rollers – Shs2,200,000
Tiling, in this case, is optional depending on how much you are still willing to spend. But should you decide to go tiling, look at costing about Shs1.1m.
Plumbing and Electricity
Plumbing: All plumbing materials and appliances will cost Shs 2,200,000
Electric materials and fittings- 2,800,000
Labour will stay in the region between Shs8m and 9m.
It is also important that one keeps an elastic budget for the transportation of materials and personnel once in a while.
Also, the budget does not indicate the processes of connecting water and electricity from the source. It is therefore important that a miscellaneous budget is considered for such.
This story is in partnership with Decor Design Constructors