Most homeowners, due to a tight budget, build their dream home in phases. For instance, if you are building an A+ category 5 marla house, you would first lay the foundation of the unit, then gather enough resources to complete the finishing of the house. And later when the need arises, you plan to construct the upper storey. It is, therefore, important to get a rough estimate of the budget you would need to construct the first floor of a house before you lay the first brick. That is why we have brought you a detailed analysis of the construction cost to build the first floor of an A+ category 5 marla house in Pakistan.
So, without further ado, let’s get started.
Construction Cost to Build the First Floor of an A+ Category 5 Marla House in Pakistan
If you do not know how much it would cost to build an upper floor in Pakistan, then take a look at our budget detailing the quantity of each construction material and the cost involved in the process. For your convenience, here is a breakdown of the construction cost to build an upper storey of a 5 marla A+ category house. The upper floor under consideration includes 2 bedrooms with an attached bathroom, a lounge and a kitchen. The covered area of an upper floor comprises 875 sq ft with a 175 sq ft mumtee.
Grey Structure Cost of Building another Storey of an A+ Category 5 Marla House in Pakistan
The first step is to lay the foundation of the upper storey. For that you need the same set of construction materials required to build a two floor residential unit. However, the quantity would be much less. As shared in the infographic above, you would need Awwal category of bricks, good quality sand, crush, rori, cement, kassu and rebar. Constructing the grey structure of an upper floor of an A+ category 5 marla house also involves installing electric and plumbing systems and safety grills.
Bricks, Sand, Crush & Rori
As of now, the rate of Awwal category of bricks has significantly increased. Earlier it was PKR 12.5 per brick for building an A category unit. Now, it is priced at PKR 16 per brick to construct an A+ category house in Pakistan. You would approximately need 264,000 bricks for building an A+ category house.
If you’re using Ravi Sand, you’d need 900 cubic feet at the rate of PKR 20/c.ft.; this takes the total to PKR 18,000 for the upper floor. You would also need 350 c.ft of Chenab Sand, which is available for around PKR 35/c.ft., which means you need to shell out PKR 12,250—for plaster alone.
You also need 500 c.ft. Margalla crush to build the lintel of the house at the rate of PKR 75/c.ft and 250 c.ft of Sargodha crush to construct the house’s flooring at the rate of PKR 65/c.ft. So, keep a budget of PKR 37,500 c.ft and PKR 16,250 for Margalla and Sargodha crush respectively. Spend a sum of PKR 25,000 on Rori.
Cost of Bricks, Sand, Crush & Rori = PKR 373,000
Cement & Rebar
In order to calculate the construction cost to build the first floor of an A+ category 5 marla house, you must evaluate the number of cement bags you would need in the process. You would need to purchase good quality cement at the rate of PKR 520 per bag. You would need approximately 225 cement bags, taking the total to PKR 117,000. 1.6 ton rebar is used at the rate of PKR 115 per kg, taking the total to 184,000 ton rebar.
Cost of Cement and Rebar = PKR 301,000
In order to carry out the construction of your house you need professional labourers. As of now, the cost of labour in 2020 is PKR 375 per sq ft, which means you need to keep a budget of PKR 393,750 for hiring labourers.
Labour Cost = PKR 393,750
Plumbing & Wiring
When constructing the grey structure of an upper portion, the plumbing and electric wiring system is also included. Around PKR 40,000 would be spent in setting up the plumbing system around the house. Similarly, PKR 50,000 would be required in connecting electric wires on the top floor.
Cost of Plumbing & Wiring = PKR 90,000
To lay the foundation of a 5 marla A+ category unit, you would need to install safety grills at a cost of PKR 220 per sq ft, taking the total cost to PKR 33,000.
To avoid any leakage and seepage in the house, make sure the roof is waterproof. Bitumen membrane sheets are laid on the roof that protects it from rain and seepage. Keep a reserve of PKR 55,000 for waterproofing and for the water tank, spend PKR 12,000.
Cost of Miscellaneous Items: PKR 67,000
Total grey structure cost for building the first floor of an A+ category 5 marla house = PKR 1,257,750
Finishing Cost of Constructing another Storey of an A+ Category 5 Marla House in Pakistan
The infographic above clearly shows that the finishing cost to build the first floor of a 5 marla A+ category house requires a lump sum budget of PKR 2,109,475. The finishing of a house includes installing bath tiles and bathroom fittings. There are many other tasks involved as well. For your convenience, here is a breakdown of the cost involved.
TILES AND MARBLE
When constructing an A+ category upper floor, keep a budget of PKR 63,000 for good quality Turkish bathroom tiles. For granite marble staircase you would again need to shell out PKR 40,000. For a stylish terrace, keep a reserve of PKR 27,000. PKR 197,500 is required in installing the floor of the house.
Cost for Tiles and Marble = PKR 397,500
In order to construct the first floor of an A+ category 5 marla house, you must install good quality electric and plumbing fixtures. You would also need 4 Royal or GFC fans at a cost of PKR 8,500 per unit, which means you would need PKR 34,000 in total. 8 Metalite switchboards are needed at the cost of PKR 1,500 per unit, which means PKR 12,000 would be spent only on installing good quality switchboards. 9 Metalite power plugs would cost you around PKR 8,100. PKR 2,500 is the per unit cost of an exhaust fan, and if you need 3 exhaust fans you must keep a reserve of PKR 7,500 for installing exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms. PKR 15,000 would be spent in installing Schneider breakers. The electrician would cost you PKR 15,000.
Cost of Electrical Components = PKR 176,600
KITCHEN AND BATH ACCESSORIES
Kitchen and bathrooms are some of the most important rooms in a house or on a floor. If you are adding a second storey to a 5 marla A+ category house, then you would also need to have a separate kitchen and bathroom on the first floor.
A complete branded kitchen set would cost you PKR 225,000. Top quality bathroom and sanitary fittings would be installed. Here is a breakdown of the cost to build the bathroom. Porta or Marachi counter vanity would cost PKR 15,000, while for the built-in vanity set you need to shell out PKR 30,000. Out of the two bathrooms, one bathroom will have a normal commode costing you PKR 15,000, but a wall-mounted Grohe commode would cost around PKR 35,000. Two Master Gold or Italian bath sets would cost PKR 30,000 each, which means PKR 60,000 would be spent on bath sets alone. Two Master bath hangings of PKR 8,500 per hanging would be needed, for which you must keep a budget of PKR 17,000 ready. The tempered glass bath cabin requires a budget of PKR 60,000. If you hire a plumber to do the above-mentioned tasks, he would charge around PKR 28,000.
Cost for Kitchen & Bath Accessories = PKR 260,000+ 250,000=510,000
PAINT AND CEILING
The construction cost for adding a second storey of a 5 marla A+ category house also involves painting the walls. If you are using ICI/Jotun Paints, you need to shell out around PKR 300,000. For the exterior rockwall, keep a budget of PKR 30,000. To install the false ceiling, reserve a budget of PKR 56,875.
Cost for Paint & Ceiling = PKR 386,875
WINDOWS AND MIRRORS
Aluminum and glass work in houses includes windows and window frames, wire mesh and glass panes. The cost of windows and glass is PKR 175,000 for the 1st floor, while the mirrors would cost PKR 35,000. For the staircase, railings are needed which cost you PKR 50,000.
Cost for Windows & Mirrors = PKR 260,000
Woodwork in the house includes in-built wardrobes, kitchen cabinets and door frames. Apart from this, decorative LCD racks and brass door handles are also included in this. You need to shell out PKR 180,000 for wooden doors. Built-in wooden wardrobes would cost PKR 150,000. For an LCD rack, invest PKR 25,000. The brass door handles would need a sum of PKR 18,500.
There would be one semi-solid wooden door and the rest of the doors would have Malaysian plywood. It would cost you PKR 650,000. Splurge on the wardrobes by investing a sum of PKR 100,000 for wardrobes. For LCD rack you would need PKR 25,000, while brass door handles would be of PKR 15,000. The wallpaper would cost PKR 30,000.
Cost for Woodwork = PKR 373,500
Total Finishing Cost of Building the First Floor of an A+ Category 5 Marla House in Pakistan = PKR 2,109,475
When we combine the grey structure and finishing cost of constructing the first floor of a 5 marla A+ category house, we get the final budget of building another storey, which is PKR 2,237,225.
Total construction cost of constructing an upper storey of a 5 marla A+ category house in Pakistan = PKR 1,257,750 + PKR 2,109,475 = PKR 2,237,225
So, there you have it – a detailed analysis of how PKR 2,237,225 would be the final construction cost of building another storey in Pakistan. We will be sharing similar analysis for constructing an upper storey of a 10 marla A+ category house in Pakistan. So keep checking Zameen Blog, the best real estate blog in Pakistan.
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For those who are looking to buy land before building a house, then choose your area from these major cities in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Multan. Did you find our cost analysis useful? Do share your feedback with us on email@example.com and we will surely get back to you!
Note: The rates quoted in this article are from September 2020. The rates in the article have been sourced from Mr. Kashif Mehmood, CEO of Alpha Construction Company. He is available at 0310-4811578