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House construction cost in detail

House construction cost in detail

House construction cost is always the combination of grey structure cost and finishing cost. Construction of home structure is known as grey structure and amount paid to build grey structure is known as grey structure cost. Grey structure includes erecting walls, roof work, plastering and preparation of floors. Whereas finishing work includes the works like tile fixing, woodwork, false ceiling and interior and exterior finishing. Cost paid for finishing work is known as finishing cost.

Grey structure cost per square foot

Per square feet cost of grey structure is Rs. 1350-1800 per square foot. The variation is due to the type of structure you want to build. Simple structure will cost Rs. 1350 per square foot, whereas detailed structures with arches and extra beams will cost Rs. 1800 per square foot.

Finishing cost per square foot

Per square feet cost of finishing is Rs. 1150-2200. The variation is due to the type of finishing you chose for your home. Normal finished will cost Rs. 1150 per square foot, whereas expensive or imported finishes will cost Rs. 2200 per square foot.

Total house building cost

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.

Construction cost of a house in detail

The table below shows the work stages to build a home and prices to complete each work type. Table also shows the percentage cost of each work type.

Price table for home construction (Showing normal 5 Marla house construction cost)

Covered area = 1800 sq ft

Construction rate = Rs. 2500/- per sq ft

Work Type % of total work Rs. Per sq. ft. for 1800 sq. ft. home (5 Marla)
Foundation 8% Rs. 360,000/-
Brickwork / walls 25% Rs. 1,125,000/-
Roofing 20% Rs. 900,000/-
Finishing 20% Rs. 900,000/-
Wood work 15% Rs. 675,000/-
Sanitary + Electrification 12% Rs. 540,000/-
Total 100% Rs. 4,500,000/-

 

NOTES:
  • 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 10-03-2017).
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(137) Comments

  1. tauquir ali raza

    on   said 

    i want to construct a plot 35*70 in bahria town karachi. kindly give me the estimate of ground plus one or only ground floor separately. please inform the company names who are working in BTK. estimated construction time. thanks

    • tauquir ali raza
      Double storey house will cost you approximately 60 LAC
      Single storey will cost 35-40 lac
      To find good contractor, just visit the society and see under construction houses
      Just meet the owner of house to know about the reputation of builder
      After that you can select a good builder

  2. Bhatti

    on   said 

    Dear Sir,

    I am planing to build a house of 1 Kanal (50*90) in islamabad which includes a open basement (due to location of plot ,we don’t need any concerte wall) Ground Floor and First floor.
    I will provide all material .how much will total labour cost and material .
    I just need estimate of grey structure with good class of work.

    Thanks in advance for your kind guidance

  3. Fahad

    on   said 

    Sir what will be construction cost of 5 marla single story house in Islamabad? And also an estimate with the labour salary..thanks

  4. Shakel

    on   said 

    I have 200 square yards plot. Kindly tell me
    1) how much would be cost for grey construction.

    2) for200 sq yards I have to leave some space side/front or there will be full construction on 200 square yards.
    Thanks

  5. Mehmood Tariq

    on   said 

    Hi,
    I have old 80 yard corner house in Karachi Shah Faisal Colony 1, I want to demolition and construct new house there ground + 1, on ground floor I need 3 shops and one bed room and hall, on first floor I need 2 bed room one drawing room one kitchen please tell me how much total coast will come for all this work.

  6. Shahid

    on   said 

    Hi sir, i have grey structure 8 marla home double story, what is cost off finishing 8 marla home double story?
    Regard

  7. Dear Sir,
    Today I received possession of my 8 marla plot in Bahria Orchard LCO scheme.

    Could you kindly advise building cost on this size of plot. I believe Bahria leaves room in front/side and end construction is only allowed on 7 marla’s.

    Looking forward. Thanking you!

  8. Muhammad Saqib

    on   said 

    AOA
    I am very please to see your efforts and prompt response really appreciable.

    I have 30*95 sq feet hall and i want to construct 3 to 4 bed rooms with only two wash rooms, one kitchen and lounge approximately 1150 sq feet, please guide me how much cost will incurred on grey structure and finishing.

  9. tanweer

    on   said 

    Salams ,

    Need to construct ground +1st floor villa on total of 3600 sqft . built up approx 2500 sqft .

    kindly provide approx a+ construction cost breakup , like grey+finishes .
    maximum details possible please . this is in karachi scheme 33.

  10. Adnan

    on   said 

    I want to construct a simple 120, yds home with one drawing, dining, bedroom, kitchen, wash & bathroom with some open area & concrete roof in Karachi.
    Would you please let me know the cost of the same.

    • Abu Salar
      Normal construction has simple structure without lot of details and finishing items are local with engineered doors
      A Class construction has detailed grey structure, imported finishes and fixtures and solid wood doors

  11. need to construct 5 marla house in Lahore A grade quality so provide me best cost with break and also want to know architect all in charges for same.

    lastly need to know how many SQ Ft we can build in same
    total coverd area 2010 sft

    awaiting

  12. Farrukh Siar

    on   said 

    Hi,
    I am just curious, as I see that your estimates for 5 Marla and 7 marla are very close in prices. Like in many examples above you are estimating 5 Marla around 40 to 45 Lac and then 7 Marle from 50 to 55 Lac. Is this what really the difference? Furthermore, are you willing to help as contractor. I am trying to build in Rawalpindi Bahria Town Phase-8. This project will be multiple homes say around 3-4 at a time. Let me know…..
    Farrukh

    • Farrukh Siar
      Basically 5 & 7 Marla covered area has no much difference
      In 7 Marla house we just leave open space on one side and more open space on front and back as compared to the 5 Marla house.
      NO. We are not working as contractor at the moment.
      Best way to find suitable contractor for you is to visit the site and see the house under construction
      Just check the quality of work and ask the owners abut the contractor
      For you;
      Never go for turnkey contract
      Just labor contract
      You should provide the material & just hire the contractor on labor rate.
      Never ever go for low bidders as low bid contractors will leave the work unfinished

      • Farrukh Siar

        on   said 

        I really appreciate your prompt response and advice. I will do exactly that.
        Thanks
        Farrukh

  13. Asif

    on   said 

    Hi.

    I am planning to construct house in Bahria Town Phase 8 (RWP) with the measurement of 10 marla (35X70).
    I want to construct with (Basement + Ground Floor + 1st Floor) with reasonable area for Porch & lawn and looking for “A” Category structure.
    I want your advice in regards of below aspects:

    1 – Total Cost (Grey structure + Finishing) if you can segregate Basement separately and also grey structure cost + Finishing cost.
    2 – Approximate Covered Area
    3 – Time required for completion of whole house
    4 – What information to be asked from Contractors in order to make good comparison.

    Will be obliged if you can assist in above aspects

    Thanks

    • Asif
      Approximate covered area will be 3200
      Grey structure will cost you 48 LAC
      Finishing cost will be 32 LAC
      Total cost will be 80 LAC
      It will take 8 months for completion

      • Asif

        on   said 

        Thanks for your response

        Does the cost include Basement Cost??

        What will be basement cost??

        Thanks

  14. FARHAN

    on   said 

    I want to build a 10 merla single story house in central park lahore.Please estimate the cost.

  15. Waqas

    on   said 

    what will be the construction cost of 10 marla = 35×65

    kindly give me detail, if i got rate rs.2000/ square feet.
    then cost will be 2000 x 2275 = 45,50000

    is cost mai sb kuch shamil hota hai ? means material, sanitary, fan electricity etc?

  16. Ali Hasnain

    on   said 

    I need to build a 7 marla(250 square feet/marla( house in Jinnah gardens Islamabad. It will be double story with 2 room with attached baths, 1 kitchen, drawing/dining and tv launch. Same for the upper story as well. Can you please tell me the rough cost estimation for a normal constuction?

  17. Yahya Khalil

    on   said 

    what is the covered area of 200 sq. yards plot. how much it will cost upto roof for single unit. step by step cost in hyderabad.

    • Yahya Khalil
      Single storey 200 yards house covered area is approximately 1650 sq ft
      Grey structure will cost 22 lac
      finishing will cost 15 Lac
      So total cost will be 37-38 lac

  18. Amjad

    on   said 

    Hello Sir,
    I am planning to build a house (with both ground and 1st floor) on 250 sq yd (35×70) plot in Bahria Town Karachi.

    Covered Area Limit from (society Bye-Laws):
    Ground floor: 2420 sq.ft (max)
    1st floor: 1900 sq.ft (max)

    Kindly if you can guide me. What cost it will take to build a complete house on above mentioned area according to the latest construction rates?
    Will wait for your reply.

    Thanks.

  19. Ahmad Mukhtar

    on   said 

    Hello Sir,
    I am planning to build a house (with both ground and 1st floor) on 1 kanal plot in Central Park Lahore.

    Covered Area Limit from (society Bye-Laws):
    Ground floor: 2720 sq.ft (max)
    1st floor: 2176 sq.ft (max)

    Kindly if you can guide me. What cost it will take to build a complete house on above mentioned area according to the latest construction rates?
    Will wait for your reply.

    Thanks.

    • Ahmad Mukhtar
      It will cost you 120-140 LAC for complete finishes
      Grey structure will cost you 70-80 Lac
      Finishes will cost you 50-60 Lac depending on your finishes choice

  20. Sardar Khan

    on   said 

    Dear Sir,

    I am planing to build a house on 10 Marla plot in DHA -2 which includes a basement, Ground Floor and First floor. I am in negotiation with multiple contractors for grey structure. I have got some labor rate quotations which vary from 310 to 330 with some minor differences in scaffolding. May I ask whats your take on rates and what will be the cost of Grey Structure and Finishing separately.

    Thanks in advance for your kind guidance

    • Sardar Khan
      Rate 310-330 is alright
      Grey structure will cost you 1500-1800 per sq ft
      Finishing will cost you 1500-2000 per sq ft
      Complete house construction cost will be 3000-3500 per sq ft
      Depending on the your choice of materials
      Normal materials will cost you more
      Imported materials will cost you more

  21. waqas khalid

    on   said 

    i want to build a 400 sq ft(1 room, 1 bath and covered roof in remaining area,without further up stairs) with T-R Gadder..its a single story house. what would be grey cost and what would be total cost with normal finishing.?
    please reply me as soon as possible.

  22. Humayun

    on   said 

    need to construct 5 marla house in DHA Phase XI Lahore A grade quality so provide me best cost with break and also want to know architect all in charges for same.

    lastly need to know how many SQ Ft we can build in same

    awaiting

    • Humayun
      For 5 Marla double storey house in DHA Phase 11 or Halloki Garden, covered area is 1600-1700 max
      For A Class construction
      Grey structure cost will be 27-30 LAC
      Finishing cost will be 25 LAC
      Total cost will be 55 LAC

      For architect;
      visit architects in DHA Lahore who have planning permission

  23. waqas

    on   said 

    i want to build a 400 sq ft(1 room, 1 bath and bar-amda,without further up stairs) with T-R Gadder..its a single story house. what would be grey cost and what would be total cost with normal finishing.?

  24. Yasir

    on   said 

    Please let me know the total cost for 1200 sqfeet house ground plus 1 construction.

    Reply me as soon as possible

  25. Abdul Rahman

    on   said 

    Salam,

    I am Rahman. I will be thank ful if you can tell me total cost of construction of 12 marla (covered area) double story house without basement in Rawalpindi with normal/local fittings.

  26. Rizwan Moazzam

    on   said 

    Hello,

    I want to construct a 5 bedroom double story house (2 bed GF, 3 bed FF) on a 16 marla plot in DHA 1 Islamabad using local fittings. Kindly provide an estimate of the total cost. Thank you.

    Rizwan

  27. Hussain

    on   said 

    Please confirm what is the cost of piling foundation of 7 marla house in gulberg islamabad.. Thank you.

  28. Moazzam Ahmed

    on   said 

    I am constructing a house in DHA Phase 8 Karachi and so far the I have completed the structural works i.e. RCC Structure, Blockwork, Plaster and Door Frames. could you please advise me how much would be required to complete the remaining works. The area of Construction is 5,500 SM.
    Many Thanks,

  29. Ashok

    on   said 

    I have 1410 Sqft area of land – that is total covered area including the stairs. Labor contractor has asked for 210 per sqft, what should be the calculation method for labour charges to build single story (foundation 6 feet, walls 12 feet) house with terrace (7 feet walls)

    • Ashok
      The rate quoted by your contractor is very reasonable
      How to calculate labor charges;
      Covered area x per sq ft labor cost to build house = labor cost
      1410 x 210 = Rs. 296,100/-

  30. khursheed

    on   said 

    I want to construct a 120 sq yard g+1 what will cost of grey structure in naya nazimabad

  31. khursheed

    on   said 

    what is the covered area of 120 sq. yards plot. how much it will cost upto roof for single unit. step by step cost.

  32. ABDUL ALEEM KHAN

    on   said 

    I HAVE A 120 YDS PLOT IN SCHEME 33 KARACHI.I WANT TO BUILD A HOUSE WITH GROUND + 1 WITH 4 OR 5 BED ROOMS . PLS . GUIDE ME WHAT IS THE COST I WILL BEAR TO CONSTRUCT A SINGLE STORY WITH 2 BED D/D AND A DOUBLE STORY WITH 5 BED D/D ….AND WHERE IS YOUR OFFICE IN KARACHI…..

  33. Sam

    on   said 

    hi, I have 240 sq yards plot in karachi, I want to build at 160 sq yards ground floor only, remaining will be lawn and open area, how much will be construction cost?
    thanks

  34. Hummad shah

    on   said 

    I have 125sqd plot bhria town Karachi I b build ground + 1 plz provide some detail about grey structure labour rate

  35. Usman Shah

    on   said 

    Salam,

    240 Yards house how much will cost for ground floor

    And also quote me ground+1 cost please

    Thanks

    • Tariq Gulzar
      Renovation work can not be calculated in sq ft
      as
      It depends on the scale of renovation you need
      Structural improvements increase the cost of renovation
      Do you want to upgrade kitchen baths, flooring
      All will cost you approximately 40-50 LAC

      BUT IT CAN BE LESS if your scale of work is less

  36. Hi,
    I am planning to build 1k house in Lahore. The contractor gave me a rate of 1250 per sq ft for grey structure. But now he is asking much more as he says Spanish style costs more due to canopies. How much extra the canopies cost. Thanks

    • Khan
      The grey structure cost should be 1400 in case of Spanish style
      Your builder is right
      If originally he said 1250 per sq ft
      Then 1400-1500 per sq ft should be ok

  37. hello ,
    I want to know the cost of grey structure of 2500 square foot house actually its ground floor is 2500 sqft and first floor almost same and one basement of 1800 sqft and our builder said it will cost you 900 per square feet here its cheep but I want to know they consider 1 floor or all three sets like 2500 square feet multiply by 900 or it will be calculated seperatly for each portion
    thanks

    • Dani
      Grey structure cost is calculated for overall covered area
      Your builder is quoting very low rate
      Grey structure will cost you approximately 13-1500 per sq ft
      Your total covered area is 6700 sq ft
      Grey structure cost will be 85-95 LAC
      But for 2500 sq ft area, grey structure cost will be 28-30 LAC

  38. Abdul Basit

    on   said 

    I want to renovate my 10 marla house in faisal town lahore.it was built in 1990. How much it will cost. (please guide me in detail)

    • Abdul Basit
      It depends on the level of renovation
      Old houses with terrazzo finishes, iron windows and structural problems, design alterations are bit expensive.

      If you want to replace terrazzo flooring with marble one and iron windows with aluminum one, paints, replacement of baths and kitchen tiles
      It will cost you 15 LAC
      It can be more if you will choose expensive finishes and structural alterations are involved
      But it will cost less if you have just finishing renovation.

  39. I want estimate for 180square yard portion construction on second floor 3 bed drawing room kitchen lounge. Kindly guide me regarding both grey structure and finished ( ready to live) house separately.

  40. Fahad

    on   said 

    Sir I have a plot of 10 marla in Lehtrar Islamabad, can you please tell me the cost of building just one story and basic constrution? Thanks!

  41. Muhammad Kahlon

    on   said 

    I want to build 3 marla sector shop in Bahria Orchard Lahore.
    It will consist of three floor basement , main floor and firstfloor total area will be 2100 Sq feet.
    Could any body guide me how much I need budget for gray structure and complete finish.
    And also if I hire only labor and provide material my self
    Thanks a lot

    • Muhammad Kahlon
      Grey structure will cost you 35 Lac
      Complete finishing will cost you 55 LAC
      YES
      Its better if you hire contractor on labor rate and you provide material

  42. Yousaf

    on   said 

    Dear friend
    I want to construct wall boundary around my farmhouse land of 16 kanals. Would you please tell me how does it cost? I want single bricks wall boundary without cement plaster. Many thanks

    • Yousaf
      It will cost you approximately 9-10 Lac
      Single brick wall is always prone to cracks due to earthquakes
      Its better to use this technique

      Use proper foundations, 2-2.5 feet deep, and expansion joint / gap like 0.5-1 inch after every 30-35 feet

    • Yousaf
      It will cost you approximately 9-10 Lac
      Single brick wall is always prone to cracks due to earthquakes
      Its better to use this technique

      Use proper foundations, 2-2.5 feet deep, and expansion joint / gap like 0.5-1 inch after every 30-35 feet

  43. muhammad Javaid

    on   said 

    Aoa I want to built house on plot size 50*100 how much will be the cost per sft for basement,ground floor &firstfloor for grey structure and finishing cost separately location is Multan

    • Muhammad Javaid
      First calculate the total covered area
      GREY STRUCTURE COST = Rs. 1500/- per sq ft
      FINISHING COST = Rs. 1000/- per sq ft

      Normal good construction cost = Rs. 2500/- per sq ft

  44. Salman

    on   said 

    Dear Sir.we have an area of 81 Marlas in Peshawar. We have to construct a plaza which include 2 basements and 6 floors. How much will it cost.
    A complete finished plaza.
    Please I am Waiting for quick response.
    Thanks

  45. M-Atiq

    on   said 

    Good Day Sir,
    I want to build upper floor(ground floor is already completed) of my house at Nawabshah Sindh . total covered area is about 1800 sq ft.Can you please tell me the cost of Gray and finish ??

  46. Adeel Jabbar

    on   said 

    I want to construct upper portion of our home (10 Marla) in Lahore.
    Please tell me what will be the approx. cost on grey structure & Finishing cost.

  47. Muhammad Ali Baig

    on   said 

    On a 400 sq. yard (75′ X 48′) west open plot facing narrow one side (12-13″) road (Society boundary wall in front)I want to build a house (with maximum open area). Covered area should be around 2000 square feet or even less.
    Ground plus one Building plan is proposed to be submitted, though construction is planned for Ground only. Cantonment Byelaws allow 2/3rd covered area with 5’ open space on left, right & back and 7.5’ in front.
    Requirements are:
    1. Staircase with Separate entrance provision for both floors.
    2. No structure (permanent or temporary) to be on any side or open area.
    3. Covered car park for 2 cars.
    4. Drawing room – 14′ X 12′ with powder room possibly underneath the stair case.
    5. Lounge/living room as big as possible.
    6. Two Bedrooms with attach baths & dressing/store rooms – One Master and the other Average sized.
    7. One smaller bed room with nearby common bathroom opening in Lounge.
    8. Kitchen reasonable size with attached store and access to washing area.
    9. Washing area – preferably within the structure with one side open -full grill.
    10. One small toilet within the main structure opening from outside
    Can you recommend an architect and a contractor?
    JazakAllah khair

  48. Shahzad Ahmad

    on   said 

    Hi
    1. I want to have a house in Pakistan. My budget is 5 million. And my preferred cities are Rawalpindi & Gujranwala. Please advice me that how can I get a good house in this budget. Either I should buy a plot and built it by some contractor or should go for constructed one.

    2. Also I saw so many apartments offers in newspaper especially in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Where as 2 bed is in my budget. So what you suggest about that. And what is the future value difference between House and Flat?

    I would appreciate for your prompt response. Because I am visiting next month.

    Regards

  49. Kashif

    on   said 

    Hello there,
    Am very much interested & would like to know if i can hire your assistance in order to complete below work with estimate duration.

    Dear i have a house of 120 Gaz in Saima Arabian project in karachi. it is of 2 bedrooms & 1 hall with 3 toilets. Now i want a good interior decoration like : woodwork, kitchens granite, tiled and wooden laminate flooring’s, all high quality imported bathroom fixtures and good material should be use. what will be the cost of this?

    My 2nd question -in karachi – 200 gaz mein agar 3 story manzala banaya jaye to kia cost ati hai? rooms ka mujhe idea nahi hai, lekin agar kuch estimation mil jaye to acha hoga. But in this i DON’T need much of luxurious work, just simple work but at least material should be good.

    • Kashif
      120 SQY HOUSE
      It will cost you 25-20 Lac to renovate your home
      But this whole effort is good if you love luxury
      And useless effort if you plan to sell your home in future as no one will be willing to pay you extra quids

      All finxes dost not matter how expensive these ar, get old with time and lose value
      This is why I always recommend normal / average finishes

      200 SQY 3 STOREY HOUSE
      It will cost you 70-80 Lac

      • Kashif

        on   said 

        Wow that was a quick response…..thanks for your prompt reply. Well 25-20 lac!!! am sorry i guess i wasn’t clear in my last comments. Please note it’s a new house, recently completed, say 2 months back. all i need is some good ceiling (/stylish gypsum board), good lighting in the house, nice wall paper or textured wall (pls note dono mein se jo bhi ho woh room ki sirf ek hi wall per chahiyeh) and nice flooring.

        • Kashif
          Estimation was 15-20 LAC
          As you mentioned A Class finish

          But you can complete good quality finishing of 120 SQY house for 8-10 LAC
          Ceiling is not usually expensive
          Flooring is expensive
          Marble has better life and strength than tiles
          Wood work is expensive
          Engineered doors are cheaper
          Solid Wood doors are expensive

          Hope you understand where to save money and where to spend extra.

  50. Amjad Shahzad

    on   said 

    I have 5 Marla Plot in Multan and I want to build double story house. Please confirm me what will be labour cost and material cost?

    As per my knowledge 1 Marla = 272 Sq Feet and
    5 Marla x 272 Sqft = 1360 Sqft

    Where as you have given the example of 5 Marla house is equal to 1800 sqft.
    Please reply and explain.

    • Amjad Shahzad
      Blog has normal marla 225 sq ft
      in your case 5 Marla house covered area for 2 stories will be 2100 sq ft
      It will cost you 40-50 Lakh Rupees

  51. Abdullah

    on   said 

    Hi, i am having a house in North Nazimabad Shadman area, its a 2 story house, i want to build a single room with attached washroom on roof. Please provide some details about total cost with and without washroom. Thanks.

  52. Frast Abbas Mir

    on   said 

    Excellent piece of information. Please try to add some more details regarding
    fittings, Quality of Electric wires,drain pipes and sewarage quality.
    Decoration is not very important. It depends upon ones pocket.

  53. Frast Abbas Mir

    on   said 

    Excellent information. Try to put some more details regarding tiles and fittings,elect wiring,drain pipes ect.
    Decoration is not very important.

    • Danish

      on   said 

      Hi sir i have a 10 marla corner plot in architect engineers society lahore. My plot dimension is 50 by 45. Can u tell me the construction cost of double story and single story or
      One story finish and second grey. Ur help will be much appreciated.

      • Danish
        10 Marla double storey complete average finish construction cost is 65 LAC
        10 Marla single storey cost with finishing is 40 lac
        10 Marla 1 storey finish and other just grey, will cost you approximately 50-55 LAC

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