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Wikis
( 18 posts )

[14 Answers]
Salam everyone,

I have a commercial plot having dimensions 35^55 and area 1925 sq feet.

I am going to build a basement, a ground floor and first floor. The building would be completely covered. I met some contractors, saw their work. Their rates were around 150 rupees per sq feet for the grey structure. I liked one contractor's work, negotiated with him, brought him to 135 rupees per sq feet for all the floors including basement, and made the deal. Now according to this rate labour charges for each floor including basement would be around 260000 rupees. Now today my mamu randomly asked me about my plans and I told him all this and he was angry that I made a bad deal. He said it was expensive and told me to hire the mistri and mazdoors directly instead of hiring a contractor. He gave me an example like what would building a 16^14 room cost if I hire a contractor

16*14= 224 sq feet
Now 135*224=30240

Now if I hire 2 mistris and 3 mazdoors
Mistri rate is 600 and mazdoor rate is 350
It will take maximum 10 days (could be less) to construct a room according to him.

So per day 600*2 and 350*3 total 2250 rupees
And 10 days charges would be 22500.

It made sense and I'm confused. I don't have any experience in construction before. It would be a frame structure with columns ,RCC roofs and simple halls.

Its a small city so these are the rates here unlike Lahore or other big city. Now please guys tell me whats your insight on this.

Thanks

    2323 days ago In Construction Cost
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    HT
    (1114 posts)
    You never send a monkey to do a mans job.....if Mistery can build than y is he a mistery and not contractor.... And the rates you have mentioned are impossible........ If you need detailed estimate than get intouch ....
      2323 days ago 

      DSA
      (1477 posts)
      Nither your labout rate of contractor is correct and you will face the problems during or even start of the project....



      Your mamu should be on site and take care of the work if you hire mistries as he suggested.....



      Be careful to do anything and try to consult some good contractor or Architect.



      Regards



      dSA

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        2323 days ago 

        Annie
        (141 posts)
        I will agree with D.s.a be care full to do anything.Consult a good architectural design company there are different companies. You can search them from Google.
          2323 days ago 

          Wikis
          (18 posts)
          @HT



          but a contractor mostly do nothing except managing the mistries and mazdoors under him.what do u say?

          and bro the rates are absolutely correct.its bahawalpur,a small city.so small rates :)

          what are mistri mazdoor contractor rates in lahore or big metropolis?



          @dsa

          rates are absolutely correct. And what kind of problems i may face considering everything i mentioned above including rate is correct without a doubt.
            2322 days ago 

            DSA
            (1477 posts)
            Waqas Khan....



            If you consider the rates are correct then you may go ahead and hope you would not face any problems during the project but surely the quality of works will be compromised in this price and may be so many scope of works will also be skipped.....



            I dont know the level of your project yet but you may do with the contractor or without you should have some basic knowledge....You can collect from other recently done projects owners....



            Regards
              2322 days ago 

              Wikis
              (18 posts)
              @ DSA

              Thanks bro for swift reply



              Bro i'll provide him all the construction material.he will be given all the structural drawings and all that made by my architect.plus architect is gonna visit the site regularly during the construction period.so contractor is bound to make what architect or blue print tells him .so how could quality of work be compromised for grey strucgture.i mean he has to follow the naqsa and all that irrespective of him charging 135 per sq feet or 200 per sq feet.

              Am i right??

              if not plz elabrate

              (I'm totally noob but trying my best)
                2322 days ago 

                DSA
                (1477 posts)
                Waqas...



                If you hired an Architect and who will supervise the project then no issues go ahead....



                Regards
                  2322 days ago 

                  Wikis
                  (18 posts)
                  @dsa

                  Just one thing if i hire a contractor or mistries and mazdoors individually ,does it make a difference.i mean aren't they cheaper plus wha exactly contractor do except managing and supervising the mistires and mazdoor....contractor just sitting at the site onlly smoking and smoking..
                    2322 days ago 

                    Zol
                    (58 posts)
                    Definitely it will make a difference but since it is your first project, it's better to go with the contractor. Be on the site regularly and learn from him and make contacts with mistries and laborers. Learn how he deals with labour because dealing with them is not easy. Inshallah, when you will start your next project, you can do everything on your own and save some money.
                      2322 days ago 

                      Baber Rabban..
                      (1628 posts)
                      If contractor is good, nothing like it. Save your energies for finishing stage. We people can't handle Mistri n Mazdoor.

                      Else, your Mamu should manage Mistri n mazdurs.



                      Wise people save energy for finishing stage.
                        2322 days ago 

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