Before getting into details, it is essential to understand what the actual grey structure is. Now allow us to tell you that the grey structure is an unfinished building. If we explain it to you in easy words, a building that is unpainted, with no electrical system and plumbing installed or connection with sewer is known as a grey structure.
Required Bricks and Its Cost
Now before moving on to the number of bricks needed and their cost, it is essential to know that in the market different categories of bricks are available. It is better to choose the best to construct a house. Otherwise, within some time your house may start to show signs of wear and tear. This means you will have to spend a lot of money on the maintenance. Not a good thing to hear. Right?
Now moving on to the required bricks to build a 3-Marla house in Pakistan and its cost. Well if you are planning to build a double-storey house, a minimum of 28,000 bricks are needed. The Awwal grade cost of one brick is a minimum of PKR 12.
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This takes you to a grand total of PKR 336,000.
Required Sand and Its Cost
Approximately 2150 C. ft of sand is needed to construct a double-storey house. Now, you should know that 2 types of sand are used specifically in Pakistan for home construction; Ravi and Chenab Sand.
Now the rate of Ravi Sand in the market is approximately PKR 21, and Chenab Sand’s rate is approximately PKR 37.
Moving on, for 3 Marla houses, the need for Ravi Sand is around 1800 C. ft and Chenab Sand around 350 C. ft.
Now let’s do the simple math!
Required Sand * Rate of Sand = Total Cost
Ravi Sand = PKR 37,800 approx.
Chenab Sand = PKR 12,950 approx.
Prices of Crush
For construction, a crush is also needed. Even here two types of crush are used by the experts; Margalla and Sargodha crush.
Margalla Crush is needed around 540 C. ft. The rate of Margalla Crush in the market is around PKR 86 per C.ft. So, after doing the math, the grand total becomes PKR 46,440 approximately.
360 C. ft Sargodha Crush is required for the construction of 3 Marla double-storey houses. The rate of this material in the market is around 70 per C. ft. Hence the total cost become around PKR 25,200.
Required Kassu and Its Cost
Do you know what Kassu is? Well, it is a mixture of mud and sand. This is a material that is used for the filling of the base. Now you may have to pay around PKR 28,000 for the Kassu when constructing a 3 Marla house.
Required Cement and Its Cost
Cement is the most needed material for the construction of any building. Now for the construction of the 3 Marla double-storey, approximately 300 bags of cement is needed.
When you step into a market you will find multiple brands claiming that their cement is of the best quality. However, don’t trust anyone blindly, and do your homework.
Furthermore, talking about the cost, 1 cement bag price is around PKR 690. This means the total cost of 300 cement bags will be around PKR 207,000.
Required Rebar and Its Cost
The other essential material needed for construction is Rebar. Are you familiar with the word Rebar? Well, there is another word for it and that is Steel.
For strong building professionals recommend sarya or you can say steel of 60-grade. Now to construct a 3 Marla double-storey house you need around 1.6 tons of steel.
Currently in the market, the sarya is available at PKR 180 KG. So, the grand total becomes PKR 270,000.
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Wiring & Plumbing Cost
Wiring and plumbing are two of the most basic things that are needed in a house. No house can be functional without the prospects of wiring and plumbing. There are many things that come under the context of plumbing and wiring in your house for example sewerage system, drainage, and water supply.
The total plumbing cost of a 3-marla house will be around 43,000 PKR, This cost also includes the material and labor costs. On the other hand, the cost of wiring a 3-marla house will be around 37,000 PKR.
Gate, Safety Grills & Frames Cost
The door frame of your 3-marla house will cost you 29,000 PKR. In case you are installing girls and windows then you will have to pay 27,000 PKR. Your main house gate will be around 33,000 PKR.
Other Expenditures Needed for 3 Marla Grey Structure Construction
Keep in mind that your budget needs to cater to some emergency funds as well. One can never know what works and what one might require at the ninth hour. Therefore it is important to keep your miscellaneous fund budget between the range of 30,000 to 50,000 PKR.