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

By Nile Post

https://ugandabettorsassociation.com/

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.

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.

https://ugandabettorsassociation.com/

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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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