Getting your own house built may seem like a very frustrating job if you have no sense of direction and are clueless about the current market rates. This can lead to constant attempts of dealers trying to derail you into giving in to their highly practiced schemes of preying on innocent victims, causing them to pay large sums of money for lower quality products.
Moreover, prices vary from region to region, and it mostly depends on where you plot is located, but generally the completion of a two story house would cost about 1 or 2 million rupees, including the labor and construction materials acquisition. Labor would cost around 3 to 4 lacs, bricks 4 lacs and iron bars for two roof slabs would cost around 3.5 lacs.
There are two basic types of costs when it comes to the construction of a house: the grey structure cost and finishing cost. Initially the house built is a grey structure including walls erected, roof completed, plastering and preparing floors, and finishing includes wood works, tiles fixing, false ceiling etcetera.
For the upper story of a 7.5 Marla house, approximately 1800 square feet, the grey structure would cost around 13 lacs alone which would include painting, wood works, etcetera.
Considering the construction of a 5 Marla upper house, the first step is to lay the foundation of the upper story, which requires a set construction materials that is the same as a residential unit; bricks, sand (Rait), rori, crush, cement, and rebar.
It also involves the cost of installing electric, plumbing systems and safety grills and the main gate. Current rates for bricks have risen to Rs. 12.5 per brick, and an upper story would require about 16,500 bricks in totality, reaching a bill of Rs. 206, 250. The total cost of bricks, sand, crush and rori would be Rs. 302, 250.
Next comes cement and rebar, and to construct an upper story would require about 225 cement bags, with Rs. 525 cost per bag, the total cost adding up to Rs. 117, 000. For the floors, 16,000 kg of rebar would be needed: Rs. 184, 000. Labor cost would be another Rs. 393, 370 and plumbing and electric wiring installation would cost about rs. 40,000. In addition to this grey structure cost, finishing cost would be another Rs.1, 295, 100. This would make the total cost of building an upper story of a 5 Marla house to be around Rs. 2, 484, 600.
For all those who are looking to get your dream house built, these rates are sure going to help you out in your journey to getting one built. And, the outlined rates will help you avoid any misleading dealers you come across along the way.