House Construction Cost in Pakistan
People prefer to live in self-built houses in Pakistan. Self-built housing is also considered as the best housing in Pakistan, as this helps people to build homes according to their requirements and affordability. People just buy plots in their preferred housing schemes in Pakistan and build own houses. Building own home is great, but one must know the construction cost. For cost estimation, you first need to know the total covered area to be constructed. Once you have calculated the covered area, house construction cost can be divided into two parts, grey structure cost and finishing cost.
Cost of Grey structure work
Construction of house structure is considered as grey work. So from foundation excavation to plastering of roofs & walls and preparation of flooring is the grey structure work. Cost of grey structure is in the range from 1350-1800 Pak Rupees per square foot as some structures cost less and some cost more.
Cost of Finishing work
Finishing work includes the marble & tile fixing, wood work, false ceiling work and painting. Cost of finishing work is in the range from 1150-2200 Pak Rupees per square foot. This depends on the quality of finishes you choose for your home. For example engineered doors cost less, whereas solid wood doors cost more.
Per square foot construction cost to build a house in Pakistan
Total construction cost to build a house is in the range from 2500-4000 PAK Rupees per square foot. This variation depends on the type of structure you want to build and finishes you choose for your home.
Factors that decrease or increase the house construction cost
1-Small covered areas cost more to build, whereas large covered areas cost less to build.
2-Material transportation also decreases or increases the construction cost of a house. Areas, where construction materials are not locally available cost more.
3-Site preparation and soil filling also increases the cost of construction, as some sites or plots need more preparation and soil filling.
4-Single storey houses cost more to build, whereas double storey houses cost less to build.
5-Simple structures cost less to build, whereas structures with lot of beams & lintels cost more to build.
- Construction cost in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Gwadar, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Peshawar, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Abbottabad, Bahawalpur, Quetta, Sargodha, Hyderabad Sindh, Sahiwal, Jhelum, Gujrat Pakistan, Sheikhupura, Kasur and other cities of Pakistan varies due to variation in construction material rates.
- Construction costs / rates in this blog are updated regularly (last updated on 01-11-2016).