To build the foundation of a 10 marla house, money and smart planning go hand-in-hand. Both of these things are crucial for creating an affordable budget. In this blog, we have given a complete breakdown of the construction cost of a 10 marla house grey structure.
The 10 marla house construction cost is divided into two categories: grey construction cost and finishing cost. In this blog, we will share different rates of construction materials required to lay the foundation of the unit.
The house under consideration consists of two floors, having a covered area of 3,300 sq ft. There are 5 bedrooms with attached bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, a drawing/dining area and a staircase leading all the way to the mumtee.
Let us now take a look at the complete breakdown of the costs incurred to build the grey structure of a 10 marla house in 2019.
Construction Cost Of A 10 Marla House Grey Structure
In the above infographic, we have given a complete breakdown of the costs involved in building the grey structure of a 10 marla house. Please note the sub-totals for different categories have been highlighted.
To construct the grey structure of a 10 marla house, the main construction items that you’ll need include rebar, bricks, cement, gravel and sand. However, in order to put all of these things together to build the foundation of the house, you need manpower.
So, let us first discuss the cost of labour.
Labour costs are calculated at a per sq ft rate. Workers are usually hired at PKR 320 per sq ft. For a 10 marla double unit house, comprising a covered area of 3,300 sq ft, the total labour cost can amount to PKR 1,056,000.
Cost of Labour = 320 x 3,300 = PKR 1,056,000
Bricks, Sand, Crush and Rori
In order to get the correct estimate of a 10 marla house grey structure, it is important to know the quantity of the construction materials used. Starting from the basics, you need to first find out the amount of bricks needed to build the unit and its cost. Usually, Awwal bricks are used in construction. The current market rate per brick of the Awwal category is PKR 10. For a double story 10 marla house grey structure, 90,000 bricks would be used, taking the total cost of bricks to PKR 900,000.
Two kinds of sand are used to build a 10 marla house grey structure: Ravi sand and Chenab sand. These are collected from riverbeds of Ravi and Chenab – hence the name. For a 10 marla house construction, about 7,000 c.ft of Ravi sand is used at the rate of PKR 18; the total cost, therefore, can go up to PKR 126,000.
The sand of river Chenab is of better quality and, therefore, has slightly higher rates. You also don’t need large quantities of Chenab sand. Only 1,200 c.ft. of Chenab sand is used at the rate of PKR 35, which means a total of PKR 42,000 is needed to lay the project’s foundation.
Crush and gravel are equally important when it comes to building the base of the house. Margalla gravel is used in building the roof of the house and is more commonly known as Margalla Crush for Lenter.
Around 1,600 c.ft. Margalla crush is needed at the rate of PKR 85, taking the total cost of this material to PKR 136,000 c.ft. Around 1000 c.ft. Sargodha gravel is used to build the floor of the house at the rate of PKR 65; so you’ll need at least PKR 65,000.
Rori is also an important material used in house construction. You would most probably use PKR 40,000 worth of Rori in a 10 marla house construction grey structure.
Cost for Bricks, Sand, Crush and Rori = PKR 1,309,000
Cement, Kassu and Rebar
Wondering what Kassu is? Well, it is a mixture of sand and mitti. Kassu is mostly used in filling up the earth and empty plots and you’d need PKR 85,000 worth of this material to lay the foundation of a 10 marla house.
It goes without saying that the role of cement in house construction can’t be undermined. For a house as big as 10 marla, you would need, on average, 800 bags of cement at a rate of PKR 600. So, the total cost of cement would amount to PKR 480,000.
Rebar 60 grade of 5 tons would be used to build a 10 marla house grey structure. The rate per ton of Sarya is PKR 125,000, taking the total cost to PKR 562, 500.
Cost of Cement, Kassu and Rebar = 1,127,500
Plumbing & Wiring
When building the foundation of the house, you need to take care of the plumbing and wiring of the house. So, for the 5 bathrooms, sewerage lines need to be laid. Similarly, at all key points where there will be electrical appliances like lights, fans and refrigerator, electric wiring is also done in the house.
Approximately, PKR 125, 000 is required for the plumbing of the house. It is advised to hire a professional who can take care of the plumbing and wiring of the house. Approximately PKR 100,000 is needed to have the internal wiring done in the house, which includes the material costs and also the cost of electrician and plumber.
Cost of Plumbing & Wiring = PKR 225,000
Grills, Gate & Chougat Steel
In the construction of a 10 marla house grey structure, steel is required at various stages. For instance, Chougat Steel is used in making the door frames which would cost you PKR 75,000.
The installation of the main gate is also included in the grey structure. This is estimated to cost around PKR 800 per sq.ft. Therefore, the total cost of setting up the main gate in a 10 marla structure can hover around PKR 80,000. Safety grills, which are also included in the grey structure, can cost you around PKR 85,000.
Cost of Grills, Gate and Chougat Steel = PKR 240,000
Constructing a 10 marla house grey structure involves a lot of wood items and therefore can easily become a breeding ground for termites. Moreover, termites can eat up the foundations of the house, making it hollow from the inside. To keep termites at bay, a termite spray should be used to control termite infestation before house construction even begins which would cost you PKR 25,000. Make a septic tank which would require PKR 18,000.
Cost of miscellaneous items = PKR 43,000
Total Cost = PKR 4,000,500
So, the total cost to build the grey structure of a 10 marla house would be PKR 4,000,500. If you know how to negotiate, you can easily complete the 10 marla house construction at affordable rates.
It’s important to remember the rates mentioned above are applicable in case someone decides to build a house on their own. If a contractor builds your house with labor and material contract, then you will end up with a higher estimate as you’ll have to pay an individual to procure building material, execute the construction of the unit and oversee the entire project. Therefore, the construction cost of building a 10 marla house through a contractor will vary, as per the agreement between the contractor and owner.
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Note: The estimated rates quoted in this article are from September 2019. The rates in the article have been sourced from Mr. Kashif Mehmood, CEO of Alpha Construction Company. He is available at 03104811578