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How to build a 3 bedroomed house cheaply, a look at the cost breakdown

By Nile Post

For Shs60m or slightly over, one can get themselves a decent three bedroomed self-contained house, fully complete and finished.
Nile Post together with our partners First Village and Technical Construction Company did the maths on what you would need to have such a project executed.

Setting out, one would require at least Shs500,000, this would help prepare the site for the substructure.

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Substructure

At least 6000 bricks are needed at this level if each brick costs Shs280 that would cost one around Shs1.6m.

About 4 trips of lake sand (Shs800,000), 3 trips of river sand (Shs540,000), 4 trips of hardcore (Shs800,000), 3 trips of aggregate (Shs720,000) and 40 bags of cement (Shs1,120,000).

It is also important to buy the Anti termite, about 2 litres (Shs40,000) and 2 pieces of DPM (Shs160,000).

Foundation

For a proper execution on the foundation, you need to dig in up to about Shs8m on the higher end.

Below is an estimated breakdown;
bricks—9000@280=2,520,000sh
Lake sand—6forwad trips@200,000sh=1,200,000sh
River sand—3trips @180,000sh=540,000sh
Cement —65bags@28000=1,820,000sh
Aggregates—2trips forward @240,000sh=480,000sh
Y12 iron bars—25pcs@26000=650,000sh
R8 bars—18pcs@15000sh=270,000sh
Rings —10bundles@4000sh=40000sh
Hoop iron—1roll@40000=40000sh.
Binding wire—1roll@100,000sh=100,000sh
Kirundu timbers —20pcs@7000=140,000sh
Kalitunsi—25pcs@3500=87500sh
Nails 5″—5kg@5000=25000sh
3″—5kg@5000=25000sh

Roofing
versatile iron sheets—68pcs@65000=4,225,000sh
Valleys—6pcs@20,000sh=120,000sh
Ridges —12pcs@25000=300,000sh
Nails.6″—10kg@5000=50,000sh
5″—25kg@5000=125,500sh
4″—10kg@5000=50,000sh
3″—25kg@5000=125,000sh
Roofing nails—30kg@6000=180,000sh
Rubber washer—5pkts—6000=30,000sh

Timber
principal rafters —75pcs@7000=525000sh
Tie beams—70pcs@8500=560,000sh
Struts and ties—50pcs@7000=350,000sh
Under purlins—50pcs@8500=425000sh
Wall plates —25pcs@8000=200,000sh
Fascia board —20pcs@15000=300,000sh
TOTAL ROOFING =7,565,000sh

Ceiling
Timber
4*2—70pcs@7000=490,000sh
3*2—60pcs@5000=300,000sh
EML(8*2)—15bundle@25000=375000sh
Nails2″—10kg@5000=50,000sh
1.5kg—10kg@5000=50,000sh
Cement —5bags@28000=140,000sh
Sand—1trip elf@140,000=140,000sh
TOTAL CEILING =1,545000sh

Shutters
metallic windows fully finished with burglars,loovers and locks —6 of size 5*5ft@400,000=2,400,000sh
Size 1.5*1.5ft toilet windows—4@150000=600,000sh
FRONT DOOR
size 9*8ft—1@1300,000sh=1300,000sh
BEHIND DOOR —1@350,000=350,000sh
TOTAL SHUTTERING =4,650,000sh

Wooden internal doors

Door frame—10@150000=1,500,000sh
Dooors—10@300000=3000,000sh
TOTAL WOODEN DOORS =4,500,000sh

Internal finishing
Plaster and floor screed
Cement —20bags@28000=700,000sh
River sand—3trips forward @180,000sh=540,000sh
Lake sand—200,000sh—200,000sh

Tiles
floors tiles—130SM@28000=3,640,000sh
Wall tiles —60SM@28000=1,680,000sh
Adhessive cement 15@20,000=300,000sh
Grout—30@6000=180,000sh
Strips—10pcs@8000=80,000sh.
Spacer—5pkts@3000=15000sh
TOTAL INTERNAL FINISHES =7,235,000sh

Painting
Undercoat paint—5cans@50000=250,000sh
Vinyl paint—3cans@200000=600,000sh
Supergloss oil paint—40ltrs@11500=460,000sh
Sanding paper —-1roll@80000=80,0000sh
Filler—-5kg@8000=40,000sh
Thinner—10ltrs@6000=60,000sh
Brushes—-5@5000=25,000sh
Rollers—-3@10000=30,000sh
Total painting =1,545,000sh

External finishing
Cement—20Bags@28000=560,000sh
Sand river —3forward@180000=540,000sh
Sand lake—1forward@200000=200,000sh
Under coat—5cans@50000=250,000sh
Weather guard —3cans@260,000=780,000sh
Solvent thinner —-5ltrs@5000=10,000sh
Scar folds —-200,000sh

Electrical installations

Conduits 3.1″—40pcs@3000=120,000sh
Conduits 1″—-15pcs@3500=52,500sh
MK boxes single —–10pcs@3000=30,000sh
MK boxes double —–10pcs@3500=350,000sh
Wall brackets —-15pcs@2000=30,000sh
Connectors—-10bars@5000=50,000sh
Lamp holders—–15pcs@3000=45,000sh
Cables 1.5mm—-150m@3000=450,000sh
Cables 2.5mm—-80m@3500=280,000sh
Earthing —-800,000sh
Sockets single —10@3000=30,000sh
Sockets double —–10@4000=40,000sh
Bulbs & roses —–15@25000=375,000sh
Accessories ——-400,000sh

Plumbing

WHB complete —-4@300,000=1,200,000sh
WC complete —–4@350000=1,400,000sh
Toilet roll holders —4@50000=200,000sh
Toilet rails—- 4@100,000=400,000sh
Polished glass mirrors—–4@150,000=600,000sh
Soap dish—-4@50000=200,000sh
Double bowl kitchen sink—–1@350,000=350,000sh
PPR Pipes 3.2—–20pcs@15000=300,000sh
PPR pipes 1″—10pcs@17000=170,000sh
PPR fitting —–1,500,000sh
PVC pipe 4—-10pcs@35000=350,000sh
PVC pipe 2.2—-8pcs@10000=80,000sh
Galley traps—-4pcs@15000=60,000sh
Floor traps—–6pcs@10000=60,000sh
Solvent cement —-2Tins@5000=10,000sh
PVC elbows 4″—–6pcs@1000=6000sh
TVC tee doors 4″—-4pcs@15000=60,000sh
PVC bend 2.2—–10pcs@6000=60,000sh
PVC tee door 2.2—–6pcs@7500=45000sh
TOTAL PLUMBING =5,761,635sh

TOTAL :51,516,600sh
Labour is 25% of the BOQ=12,879,150sh
TOTAL BOQ=64,395,750SH

The quotation has been compiled with help from First Village Technical and Construction Company.

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5 Comments

  1. I appreciate the simplification of how to build the house , but what if I want to build single self contained roomed houses

  2. Please I need a plan of that house plus the contacts of first village technical and construction company. Thanks

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