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Building Materials Current Prices in Nigeria (Sept. 2021)

Building materials initial economic cost is determined by the purchase price which is often what governs the decision making about the building materials to use by the builders. There is a shortfall in the number of houses required to accommodate the teeming Nigerian Population even though the actual percentage figure needs confirmation.

However, the Federal Government through the Honorable Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola has at least admitted that there is a shortfall when he unveiled plans currently ongoing with the Federal Ministry of Finance to address housing shortfall concerns.

The Nigerian Government, in its public pronouncements, has put the task of driving the construction industry with the private sector particularly in the housing sector. Furthermore, the Federal Government has promised to support the industry with appropriate fiscal and monetary policies to drive down lending rates for all players in the industry.

Building Materials Current Prices

The footprints of the private sector in real estate have seen a rapid increase in Nigeria since 2007 with the approval of several mass housing schemes, subsequently a lot of Nigerians especially those in paid employments entitled to a mortgage facility are involved in one housing project or the other.

This article is put together to provide insight to house owners or potential house owners on the current prices of building materials in Nigeria to aid in financial planning.

Hike in Price of the Building Material in Nigeria

Due to the persistent depreciation of the Naira, the cost of building materials has experienced a drastic hike between prices 2020 and 2021, especially for imported products. Other reasons that have led to the increase in cost include

  • Rising inflation of building materials
  • High-interest rate
  • Inefficient distribution network of building materials
  • Poor Road infrastructure for haulage
  • Ban on importation of cement
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The table below gives a cost comparison of various building materials in 2021 for selected brands as of September 2021

ProductsBuilding Materials DescriptionBuilding Materials Prices (N) as of September 2021
Cement
Dangote 32.5 and 4250kg(1 bag)
50kg(600 bags=1 trailer load)
3,800
2,250,000.00
Elephant Superset50kg(1 bag)
50kg(600 bags=1 trailer load)
3,650,00
2,150,000,00
Elephant50kg
50kg(600 bags=1 trailer load)
3,700.00
2,200,000.00
Eagle50kg(1 bag)
50kg(600 bags=1 trailer load)
3600.00
2,100,000.00
Bua50kg(1 bag)
50kg(600 bags=1 trailer load)
3,650.00
2,150,000,00
Ibeto Regular50kg(1 bag)
50kg(600 bags=1 trailer load)
3,600.00
2,100,000.00
Lafarge50kg(1 bag)
50kg (600 bags =A trailer load)
3,450.00
2,070,000.00
Unicem50kg.(1 bag)
50kg(600 bags =A trailer load)
3,800.00
2,300,000.00
Granite
¾ inch, cargo20 tonnes(1 trip)125,000.00 – 143,000.00
½ inch, cargo20 tonnes(1 trip)122,00.00 – 145,000.00
¼ inch, cargo20 tonnes(1 trip)120,000.00 – 135,000.00
Granite (Stone dust)20 tonnes. (1 trip)96,000.00 – 110,000.00
Gravel(1-¼ inch)7 tonnes (1 trip)45,000.00 – 60,000.00
Building Sand
Sharp Sand20 tonnes (1 trip)60,000.00- 70,000.00
Soft Sharp Sand20 tonnes (1 trip)90,000.00 -100,000.00
Sharp Sand Filling20 tonnes (1 trip)52,500.00 – 60,000.00
Quarry Dust Filling20 tonnes (1 trip)130,000.00 – 140,000.00
Laterite Soil
Highly clayish,
Red laterite soil
10 tonnes(1 trip)
20 tonnes(1 trip)
14,000.00
22,000.00
Highlyclayish,
Yellowish-brown laterite
10 tonnes(1 trip)
20 tonnes(1 trip)
12,000.00
20,000.00
Highly clayish dirty-white10 tonnes(1 trip)
20 tonnes(1 trip)
10,000.00.
20,000.00
Fairly clayish,
Red soil
10 tonnes(1 trip)
20 tonnes(1 trip)
10,000.00
18,000.00
Fairly clayish,
Yellowish-brown laterite
10 tonnes(1 trip)
20 tonnes(1 trip)
10,000.00
18,000.00
Fairly clayish,
Dirty-white laterite
10 tonnes(1 trip)
20 tonnes(1 trip)
10,000.00
18,000.00
Blocks
Blocks225mm-9”(Hollow Sandcrete)Vibrated.
Hand moulded
300.00
280.00
Blocks (Hollow Sandcrete,
150mm, 6-inches)
Vibrated
Hand moulded
280.00
250.00
Blocks225-9”
(Laterite, choke bricks)
Vibrated.
Hand Moulded
120.00
100.00
Blocks150mm-6”
(Solid Sandcrete)
Vibrated.
Hand Moulded
320.00
290.00
Nails
1’51 Bag8,500.00
2′1 Bag6,750.00
2 1/2’1 Bag6,200.00
3′1 Bag6,000.00
4′1 Bag6,700.00
Wall nails (2’)1 Packet1,050.00
Wall nails (3’)1 Packet1,000.00
Wall nails(4’)1 Packet1,100.00
Steel Rods
Local Rod 12mm (93 pieces)405,000
Local Rod 10mm (133 pieces)410,000
Local Rod 8mm (210 pieces)440,000
Local Rod 16mm (52 pieces)405,000
TMT tested standard iron rods
12mm (93 pieces)
420,000
TMT tested standard iron rods 16mm (52 pieces)420,000
TMT tested standard iron rods 10mm (133 pieces)420,000
TMT tested standard iron rods 8mm. ( 210 pieces)450,000
TMT tested standard iron rods 20mm
( 33 pieces)
420,000
TMT tested standard iron rods 25mm (21 pieces)420,000
BRC Mesh
20m of 4.0mm17,500.00
25m of 4.0mm26,000.00
20m of 3.5mm14.500.00
Binding Wire
A roll of the STIFF type11,500.00
A roll of FLEXIBLE type10,00.00
Roofing Sheets
Stone-coated roofing sheet
Shake designShake design. (0.55mm thick)3,250.00
Roman designRoman design. (0.55mm thick)3,250.00
Classic designClassic design. (0.55mm thick)3,050.00
Shingle designShingle design. ( 0.55mm thick)3,250,00
Fibre Britment roofing sheets
Swiss roofing sheet3,500.00
Aluminium sheets (for roofing)
Metcoppo sheet0.55mm thickness
0.45mm thick
2,350.00
1,700.00
Long span sheet0.55 mm thick
0.45mm thick
2,050.00
1,500.00
Step tile sheet0.55 mm thick
0.45mm thick
2,300.00
1,600.00
Water Closet Seats
A & S55,000.00
Nismad62,500.00
Sweet home62,500.00
Twyford61,500.00
Virony75,000.00
Price lists of Windows
Windows (casement)
600*600mm Bronze-glazed7,500.00
600*600 mm Aluminum-covered7,500.00
600×750 mm bronze-glazed4,250.00
Windows (sliding)
600×600 mm Bronze-glazed7,250.00
600×750 mm bronze-glazed7,500.00
600×600 mm Aluminum-covered4,250,00
Windows Louvre
1500*1200mm window8,000.00
750*750mm window1,800.00
1800*1200mm window10,000.00
Doors
Nigerian Doors
Chinese door, single (imported)15,000.00
Double Door imported35,000.00
Turkey double security door (imported)27,500.00
Imported Security Double Door55,000.00
Low—density Flush plywood5,500.00
Flush plywood high-density10,000.00
Security Single door (metal)22,500.00
Security double door (meta)30,000.00
Domestic Furniture Doors7,000.00
China Doors
Watson Times Chinese Door75,000.00
Watson Times Chinese Door (4 & 5 Feet)67,500.00
China Steel Doors59,500.00
China Security Door125,000.00
Turkey Doors
Turkey Hardwood Door77,500.00
Turkey Laminox Door105,000.00
Turkey Door-in-Door125,000.00
Turkey Luxury Door325,000.00
Turkey Coco Castello Door225,000.00
Security Doors
Watson Time – Chinese Security Steel Door3 feet47,500.00
4 feet47,500.00
Turkish Classic Security Door3 feet120,000.00
4 feet130,000.00
German Armoured Security Door (Iron)3 feet160,000.00
4 feet200,000.00
Local Metal (Steel) Security Doors:3 feet27,500.00
4 feet34,500.00
Turkish Luxury Security Doors3 feet260,000.00
4 feet280,500.00
German Copper Security Door3 feet57,500.00
4 feet70,000.00
Burglary Proof1200*1200mm. burglar-proof (wrought iron)9,500.00
1500*1200mm burglar-proof (wrought iron)11,000.00
900*2100mm burglar-proof (wrought iron)13,500.00
750×750mm burglar-proof (wrought iron)2,100.00
900×1200mm burglar-proof (wrought iron)5,750.00
Wood
Hardwoods3*41,400.00
2*2525.00
2*3655.00
2*4900.00
2*5450.00
2*61,725.00
Softwoods2*4*12800.00
2*3*12525.00
2*2500.00
1*2*121,600.00
Plywoods
Afara Plywood1 sheet of ½-inch3,250.00
1 sheet of ¼-inch2,150.00
1 sheet of ¾-inch5,250.00
Obeche Plywood1 sheet of ½-inch3,000.00
1 sheet of ¼-inc1,725.00
1 sheet of ¾-inch4,250.00
Resin Coated Plywood1 sheet of ½-inch2,900.00
1 sheet of ¾-inch3,500.00
1 sheet of ¼ -inch2,650.00
1 sheet of ½-inch2,750.00
1 full sheet of ¼-inch2,850.00
1 sheet of ¾-inch3,750.00
1 sheet of ¼-inch mg’s Plywood1,800.00
1 sheet of 3/4-inch Plywood (marine)9,000.00
Floor Tiles
Tiles (vitrified)30*30 pack1,250.00
40*40 pack1,350.00
30×30 pack1,525.00
Ceramic tiles price30 × 30 pack1,350.00
40 x 40 pack1,575.00
Unpolished Porcelain40 x 40 pack2,750.00
30 x 60 pack3,375.00
Complied by: Dennis Isong

Having prior knowledge of building materials cost will help when interacting with engineers, architects, professional builders, artisans and suppliers. We do hope that you did find this article useful.

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