Cost of Building a House in Nigeria

There are many factors to consider if you want to know the cost of building a house in Nigeria. Things like location of land, type of house (duplex, bungalow, boys-quarter) and finance are just but a few factors to know how much you will have to spend to build a house in Nigeria.

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Location or Site

The first question will be- where is the location where you want to build the house?. Our advise on this is to find a suitable location where you can get access to electricity, water and other basic needs of life. Also find out if the environment where you want to buy the land is safe in terms for security. In lagos today for example, there are a lot of landed properties for sale but risky as these areas, issues of criminality, kidnapping, stealing and even wars persist.

Type of House

Another factor you must consider when you want to know the cost of erecting a building in Nigeria is the type of house you want to build. Well, this still depends on your pocket and if you are financially stable. If you plan to build just a room, a room self-contain, a “boys-quarter” with two to three rooms fitted with bathroom and toilet, a 2-bedrom flat, a 3-bedroom flat, a block of flats or a duplex, all still depends on how you are financially buoyant.

Cost of Building Materials

This factor is determined by the market forces. You have to find the latest price of building materials in Nigeria or in your area. Best measure is to visit two or three places where these materials are sold and compare as to which one fits your budget. Building materials like cement, sand, gravel, rod, paint e.t.c are just but a few items you have to know its price.

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One disadvantage of the prices of building materials is that they increase every day which makes it difficult to sum up the correct amount that will be required to complete the building. Also, prices of these building materials differ from one part of the country to another, which is another thing to consider in starting your building project.

Important Things to Note

While there are other factors aside from this ones mentioned above, you should also note that you would have to pay architects to draw up a building plan for you, engineers, the building technologists, bricklayers, carpenters and others that are involved in the building construction project.

Depending on how buoyant you are, you might want to contact a reliable service provider which is usually someone who knows the in-depth nature of constructing a house in Nigeria. How much the service provider is willing to collect from you? How many of these professionals do you want to employ to get the house constructed?, are just some questions that sums up spending to build a house in Nigeria.

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