How Much does it cost to Build a 3 Bedroom Bungalow in Nigeria?
Cost Of Building a 3 Bedroom Bungalow in Nigeria – The building process is a tedious one, and it sometimes is a long one depending on the availability of resources (human or material). Many factors contribute to the execution of a successful building project. Some factors are more important than others. However, the content of this article will focus on the essential parts of the building process of a 3-bedroom bungalow apartment.
Before we go on, we must understand what a 3-bedroom bungalow means. Essentially, a 3-bedroom bungalow, just as its name sounds, is a building apartment with only three bedrooms. In this kind of a building, there would normally be a kitchen that will serve the whole house.
Depending on a budget of the building owner and purpose for which the building is intended, there could be toilets in all the three rooms and one that serves the general house, or there could be a single toilet and bathroom that serves the whole house.
A 3-bedroom bungalow is a popular kind of apartment among buildings in Nigeria. The reason for the wide acceptability of this building type in Nigeria is because of its middle range class of buildings speaking in terms of the budget which the building would require to be set up.
Estimated Cost of Building a Standard 3 Bedroom Bungalow in Nigeria
Building a 3 bedroom bungalow up in Nigeria involves a series of factors that we will discuss in the following lines.
Land Acquisition and Location
Like all other kinds of buildings, there must be land upon which the 3-bedroom bungalow is to be set, and this is where the role of location matters. The cost of acquiring the land can greatly affect the overall cost of setting the building up. The price of land is dependent on a whole bag-load of factors such as location, seller, et cetera. One can state that the price of land is higher in some areas of Nigeria than others (although there are some exceptions sometimes).
The average plot of land costs between seven and fifty million Naira in places like Lagos. There are cases when the cost of land acquisition costs as high a half a billion Naira in Lagos, and in the same way, there are some cases when land can cost as low as three million Naira in the same Lagos state. However, the case may be, anyone preparing to build a 3-bedroom bungalow in Lagos should have an average of fifteen million Naira budgeted for land acquisition. The case is the same for Abuja and Port Harcourt, where living is on the high side.
In other areas of the Nigerian shores, land can be bought for as low as two hundred thousand; however, to be on the safe side of events, one should budget an average of five hundred thousand Naira for land in these areas.
Getting a Building Plan
The next step that follows the land acquisition in the execution of a 3-bedroom bungalow building project is to get a building plan and approvals from the ministry of housing. Like other factors, this stage of the building project is also dependent on many unstable factors. An architect will draw the building plan, and depending on the level of professionalism of the architect, as well as the complexity of the building, the building plan varies. On average, drawing the building plan and getting approval from the government will normally take between sixty thousand Naira (NGN 60,000) and five hundred and fifty thousand Naira (NGN 550,000).
Many want to evade the government approval part of the building process, and this can be a disaster in the making as whatever building is not approved by the government can be demolished without any compensation in the future.
Digging Foundation and Soakaway
After the 3-bedroom bungalow plan has been drawn and approved by the government, the next phase of the building process is to start the actual building. However, the building has to lay on a foundation and a strong one at that if the building will last time and circumstances. Asides the foundation, the soak-away, and the septic tank to which the organic waste products of the house will be channeled will also be dug at this stage of the 3-bedroom bungalow setup.
The cost of executing this stage of the 3-bedroom bungalow building varies between locations, and this is because this stage of the building is majorly labour intensive. The cost of hiring labour varies between the different locations in Nigeria, and this is why the cost of the foundation and soak-away digging varies. However, on the average, the cost that would complete this stage of the building would normally cost between three hundred and fifty thousand Naira (NGN 350,000) and seven hundred and eighty thousand Naira (NGN 780,000).
Raising Building to Lintel
The Lintel level is the level upon which the roof of the building will rest, and the cost of raising the building from foundation to this level is also dependent on a series of factors that vary across several locations in Nigeria. One of the factors upon which this stage of the 3-0bedroom bungalow setup depends is the labour and labour cost is not constant throughout Nigeria. However, the average cost of raising the 3-bedroom bungalow to the lintel level is between six hundred thousand Naira (NGN 600,000) and one million, two hundred thousand Naira (NGN 1,200,000).
The roofing stage is the one that follows after the 3-bedroom bungalow has been raised to the lintel level. The cost of roofing majorly depends on the preferred choice of roofing sheets for the building. Asides the roofing sheets, this stage of the building process also involves the setting of wood logs upon which the roof will lay. Averagely, it will take between another seven hundred thousand Naira (NGN 700,000) and one million, six hundred thousand Naira (NGN 1,600,000) to complete this stage of the building.
The finishing stage of the 3-bedroom bungalow is another one that is largely dependent on a lot of inconsistent factors. The finishing of the building majorly depends on the preferred taste of the building owner. Some of the factors that would normally come up in this stage of the building are wall plastering, painting, tiling, fittings, et cetera.
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