Construction Cost Estimate of 5 Marla 10 Marla & 1 Kanal House

Are you someone who has been contemplating constructing your own house for a long time now but even the thought of indulging yourself in such a complicated task exhausts you? If that is the case, we have made it easier for you. Below is the financial cost break down of construction cost estimate for 5 Marla, 10 Marla and 1 Kanal House in Pakistan for overseas Pakistani and local residents.

Generally, most people have little to no knowledge about the do’s and don’ts about the house construction and it becomes frustrating for them. The process of house construction may be lengthy and tiresome but rest assured not having adequate knowledge about constructing a house is not your fault. Most people encounter this problem before beginning the construction of their new house.

Here are some of the most commonly asked queries regarding new house construction:-

  • How do I begin the process of building a house?
  • What kind of material is required and suitable to build a house?
  • How long will it take for new house construction?
  • How do I make the entire process of building a house cost-effective?
  • What is the construction cost to build a house as per the area of construction? (such as 5 Marla 7 Marla, 12 Marla or 1 Kanal)
  • Can a house be built under a certain budget and still be constructed using quality material?

In this article, we shall address all of your queries on the essentials and details of new house construction. It covers all the required information for house owners, home builders and construction companies to build a house or model villa houses.

Do you know how many types of construction contracts are used in Pakistan?

Pakistan mainly has 2 types of construction contracts.

1) Turnkey Contract

If you are the kind of person who is short on time due to a restrictive job or someone who easily gets overwhelmed by any arduous work then continued monitoring of building a house could be very taxing for you. If you want your dream house constructed at an affordable price while retaining the complete plan and vision you had for it in your mind but still do not want to be burdened with the responsibility then Turnkey Construction is a solution to all of your problems. The turnkey contract is more common in Punjab especially in twin cities.

In this contract, the landlord or landowner provides the building plan and the pre- proposed plan of the project to the contractor. In this case, the contractor has most of the responsibility to manage the labor and the cost. So basically, without having your everyday routine disturbed you can easily enjoy the entire process of construction a new house with the only addition of checking up on the contractor and asking for weekly reports.

This method of getting your house built is a lifesaver for all the people with social anxiety out there and introverts or simply people who find building a house a very taxing activity and can not spare time for it due to their immensely busy schedules.

BUT it is still suggested to not restrict yourself to only one house contractor. Try to get a second or third opinion too. Especially before you have signed the contract. Make sure you have conveyed every necessary information properly to the house contractor and have it written down for clear communication purposes in future.

2) Labor Contract

Are you the kind of person who doesn’t easily trust others with their work even if you are paying them a hefty amount? Do you like to manage and take charge of the activities so that you want things to get done your way? Then the Labor Contract is 100% for you.

It would be your responsibility to arrange the labor and purchase all the material to build a house. You have to personally supervise all the work done by the labor so that every step of work is executed adequately as per your demand. Construction of a new house requires complete devotion of time, strategizing properly, envision and financial planning. Planning helps to effectively reduce major construction costs from your construction expenses. It also reduces the chances of low quality work by the house contractor.

What is the material required to build a house?

  • Cement
  • Plaster
  • Water tanks
  • Tiles
  • Wood items
  • Paint
  • Wallpapers
  • Polishing
  • Windows
  • Grills
  • Fireplaces
  • Pay of contractors
  • Pay of laborer
  • Pay of the architect

What is the construction cost estimate of 5 Marla house?

The measuring unit and criteria may differ from city to city or province to province. Such as in Punjab the norm is to measure the land in marlas while in Sindh the land’s size is measured in square feet.

MaterialQuantityPer Unit Price (InRs.)Total Cost (InRs.)
Cement (per bag)480620236,800
Bricks (per sq. ft.)66,00016.2728,000
Ravi (per sq. ft.)42322888,990
Plaster (per c. ft.)10006047,900
Wiring & Plumbing37,800
Steel (kg./metre)5119,450442,500

What is the construction cost estimate of 10 Marla house?

MaterialQuantityPer Unit Price (InRs.)Total Cost (InRs.)
Cement (per bag)892590499,878
Bricks (per sq. ft.)142,77114.21,612,695
Ravi (per sq. ft.)696629192,612
Plaster (per c. ft.)19715099,120
Wiring & Plumbing449,000
Steel (kg./metre)11124,000921,000

What is the construction cost estimate of 1 Kanal house?

MaterialQuantityPer Unit Price (InRs.)Total Cost (InRs.)
Cement (per bag)19506301,109,500
Bricks (per sq. ft.)282,00012.83,105,000
Ravi (per sq. ft.)700032192,750
Plaster (per c. ft.)418566215,750
Wiring &Plumbing550,000
Steel (kg./metre)15129,0001,687,500

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In this article we have tried to summarize the construction cost estimate for 5 Marla, 10 Marla and 1 Kanal house for our home builders and construction vendors. Many people who seem skeptical before indulging into the process of new house construction will find motivation to build a house. People who genuinely want to commence on building a house but do not go ahead only because they lack the basic knowledge for it, these people would find all of their queries answered. Getting ready to build your own house is certainly not an easy process. It requires will power, the right state of mind as well adequate management of finances.

The pricing list and criteria shared above is an approximated value. It may slightly vary from area to area.