The cost of building a house in Nigeria this 2019 isn’t the same as other past years. I can authoritatively say this, because I spent roughly N8,000,000 when building my three bed room flat in Lagos state from foundation to roofing.
I am also aware that information on the current cost of building materials in Nigeria isn’t static or fixed, I would do my best to give you the best price you can get such materials used in building your own house ranging from the price of woods, cement prices, roof prices, prices of pvc, tiles, sand, gravel, etc.
Even if you are not constructing your own private edifice yet or you are just a construction engineer who got lucky in getting a building contract, a quantity surveyor who wants to know the accurate current prices of commonly used building materials in Nigeria, then this is the page and website that tells you the truth based on experience.
Another guarantee about our information is that we got these prices first hand from those who are into the wholesale and retail business of building material in the country and promise to keep the details and figures on this page updated with changes in market fluctuations.
Prices of Building Materials in Nigeria
Those in the building material markets would always tell you that the rise of the Dollar is a factor when giving their prices. Believe me, they are right but they also inflate these prices to make more profit since structures are being erected every day in the country.
Be aware that some of these various building materials are produced outside Nigeria, i.e abroad and these dealers would add shipping and clearance fee because they imported them. Also brand and place of purchase of these materials matter a lot.
So if you want to build a church, mall, office or any building project at all, these are the important materials needed for a building project and how much it costs in the current Nigerian building market.
Prices of Cement in Nigeria 2019
Cement prices haven’t been steady of late due to its hot demand and use in the construction industry. Well, there are various popular cement brands in Nigeria and their prices differ due to the kind of quality and brand awareness each possesses in the building market.
Below are price range of various cement brands in Nigeria today.
- 50kg-pack of Dangote cement cost ₦2,500 to N2, 800
- 50kg-pack of Elephant cement cost ₦2,500
- 50kg-pack of Eagle cement costs ₦2,550
- 50kg-pack of UNICEM cement costs ₦2,550
- 50kg-pack of Cellular Concrete cement cost ₦1,800
- 50kg-pack of Ibeto cement costs N1,500
- 50kg-pack of Ashaka cement cost N1,550
- 50kg-pack of Wapco cement cost N1,600
- 50kg-pack of Sokoto cement costs N1,550.
Current Prices of Steel Rods in Nigeria 2019
Steel rods are also another important building material, as they hold the corners of a building and helps it stand firm. They are just like the skeleton of any house.
Below is an updated price list of various sizes of steel rods in Nigeria today
- 1 piece of 25 mm steel rod cost N4,500 to N4, 8000
- 42 pieces (1 ton) of 25 mm steel rod cost N180,000 to N185,000
- 1 piece of 20 mm steel rod cost N2,600 to N3, 000
- 74 pieces (1 ton) of 20 mm steel rod cost N180,000 to N185,000
- 1 piece of 16 mm steel rod cost N1,500 to N2,000
- 120 pieces (1 ton) of 16 mm steel rod cost N170,000 to N174, 000
- 1 piece of 12 mm steel rod cost N1,100 to N1,500
- 176 pieces (1 ton) of 12 mm steel rod cost N165,000 to N170,000
- 1 length of 10 mm steel rod cost N1,000 to N1,100
- 185 pieces (1 ton) of 10 mm steel rod costs N165,000 to N167,000
- 1 piece of 8 mm steel rod costs N700 to N850
- 282 pieces (1 ton) of 8 mm steel rod costs N165,000 to N170,000
- BRC Mesh (20 m of 3.5 mm) costs N14,000 to N15,000
- BRC Mesh (20 m of 4.0 mm) cost N17,000 to N18,000
- BRC Mesh (25 m of 4.0 mm) cost N25,000 to N27, 000
- A roll of flexible Binding wire cost N5,000 to N5,500
- 10 kg bundle of flexible binding wire cost N45,000 to N48,000
- 1 roll of stiff binding wire costs N6,000 to N7,000
- 10 kg bundle of stiff binding wire cost N47,000 to N50, 000
Current Prices of Concretes in Nigeria 2019
Granite is another building material used when casting a building. It is used in making concrete for the decking and it is usually expensive.
The prices of 20 tons of various sizes of granite include:
- 20 tons’ cargo of 3/4-inch Granite costs N80,000 to N90,000
- 20 tons’ cargo of 1-inch Granite cost N85,000 to N90, 000
- 20 tons’ cargo of 1/4-inch Granite costs N70,000 to N75,000
- 20 tons’ cargo of 1/2-inch Granite costs N80,000 to N90, 000
- 20 tons’ cargo of Granite stone dust cost N50,000 to N55,000
- 7 tons’ cargo of 1-1/4 inch Gravel cost N33,000 to N37,000
Current Prices of Building Blocks in Nigeria 2019
Blocks are made from mixing sand and cement and are used in erecting any kind of building. Most people prefer to buy already made blocks or brick. Well, I opted to make my own blocks as 1 bag of cement made me 50 solid blocks and it was cheaper when compared to buying them.
Below are prices of 9 inches and 6 inches blocks in Nigeria
- 9” blocks costs between N130 to N160
- 6” vibrated blocks cost between N100 to N150
- 9” hand mold blocks cost between N100 to N130
- 6” hand mold blocks cost between N100 to N120
Current Prices of Sand in Nigeria 2019
There are different types of sand used in various parts of a building project. We have highlighted them below and their recent prices.
- 20 tons of Sharp coarse sand (1 tipper) costs between N42,000 to N45,000
- 1 tipper of 20 tons of Sharp coarse sand that is not very silty costs between N30,000 to N33, 000
- 1 tipper of 20 tons of Sharp coarse sand with average silt costs between N40,000 to N45,000
- 7 tons of very smooth/plaster sand costs between N25,000 to N28,000
- 7 tons of fairly smooth sand costs between N18,000 to N20,000
- 7 tons of sticky smooth sand costs between N25,000 to N28,000
Current Prices of Laterite in Nigeria 2019
Laterite is a red like brick type and another building material made from iron and aluminium. The following are the prices of 10 tons of various colour types of Laterite in the country
- 10 tons of very clayey yellow-brown Laterite costs between N10,000 to N12, 000
- 10 tons of very clayey red Laterite costs between N10,000 to N15,000
- 10 tons of very clayey grayish Laterite costs between N10,000 to N12,000
- 10 tons of not very clayey brownish yellow Laterite costs between N10,000 to N12,000
- 10 tons of not very clayey red Laterite costs between N10,000 to N12,000
- 7 tonnes of Broken blocks and sand Crete costs between N17,000 to N18,000
- 10 tonnes of not very clayey whitish Laterite costs between N10,000 to N12,000
- 10 tonnes of black soil Filling sand costs between N9,000 to N11,000
- 10 tonnes of bubbles Filling material costs between N12,000 to N14.,000
- 10 tonnes of absorbent Filling sand costs between N20,000 to N22,000
- 15 tons of large Boulder costs between ₦70,000 to 175,000
- 15 tons of small Boulder costs between N45,000 to N50, 000
Current Prices of Roofing Sheets in Nigeria 2019
Although there are different types of roofing sheets in the market, I would focus on Aluminum roofs because that is what I used when constructing my house due to its price and its durability as the supplier told me.
- 0.45 Aluminum roofing sheets cost between ₦1,550 to ₦1,700
- 0.70 Aluminum roofing sheet costs between ₦2,400 to ₦2,600
- 0.90 Aluminum roofing sheets cost between ₦2,700 to ₦3100
- 0.55 Aluminium roofing sheet cost between ₦1,900 to ₦2,200
In case you want to roof your house, its best you measure and use lawn-span or long-span (can’t really get the real name, but that is how its either pronounced) as its best. I used same too.
Current Prices of windows in Nigeria 2019
All depends on the type of window you would like to use when building. Ranging from sliding, casement, fixed, louvers windows, etc. Their prices are listed below:
Louvre windows price list
- 750×750 mm louvre window cost ₦1,800
- 1500×1200 mm louvre window cost ₦8,000
- 1800×1200 mm louvre window cost ₦10,000.
Sliding windows price list
- 600×600 mm Aluminum-covered cost between ₦4,000 to 5,500
- 600×600 mm Bronze-glazed cost between ₦7,000 to 8,000
- 600×750 mm bronze-glazed cost between ₦7,000 to 8,000.
Casement windows price list
- 600×600 mm Aluminum-covered costs between N7,000 to N8,000
- 600×600 mm Bronze-glazed cost between ₦7,000 to 8,000
- 600×750 mm bronze-glazed cost between ₦9,000 to 10,500.
Fixed windows price list
- 600×600 mm Aluminum-covered cost between ₦3,500 to 5,000
- 600×600 mm Bronze-glazed cost between ₦6,500 to 8,000
- 600×750 mm bronze-glazed costs between ₦7,000 to 8,000.
Current Prices of Doors in Nigeria 2019
Doors are also a very vital building material one can not ignore in constructing any kind of edifice. They ensure privacy for every room in a house and security as the case may be.
- Flush plywood low-density door price ranges from N5,000 to N6,000
- Flush plywood high-density door price ranges from N9,000 to N11, 000
- Metal security single door price ranges from N20,000 to N25,000
- Metal security double door price ranges from N25,000 to N35,000
- Imported single door price ranges from N12,000 to N18,000
- Imported double door price ranges from N30,000 to N40,000
- Imported door from Turkey price ranges from N25,000 to N30,000
- Imported security double door price ranges from N50,000 to N60,000
- Domestic furniture doors price ranges from N6,000 to N8,000 (depending on the carpenter)
Current Prices of Burglar-Proof in Nigeria 2019
Burglary proof is that iron rod you install before windows are put in place. It is due to security that burglar proof is installed in a building.
- 750×750 mm wrought iron burglar proof price ranges from N2,000 to N2,200
- 900×1200 mm wrought iron burglary proof price ranges from N5,000 to N5,500
- 900×2100 mm wrought iron burglar proof price ranges from N13,000 to N14,000
- 1200×1200 mm wrought burglary proof price ranges from N9,000 to N10, 000
- 1500×1200 mm wrought iron burglary proof price ranges from N10,000 to N12, 000
Hardwoods prices in Nigeria 2019
- 2 by 2 hardwood cost between N100 to N200
- 2 by 3 hardwood cost between N180 to N250
- 2 by 4 hardwood cost between N300 to N400
- 2 by 5 hardwood cost between N400 to N500
- 2 by 6 hardwood cost between N500 to N600
- 3 by 4 hardwood cost between N550 to N650
Soft wood prices in Nigeria 2019
- 2 by 4 by 12 softwood costs between N200 to N250
- 2 by 3 by 12 softwood costs between N100 to N200
- 1 by 2 by 12 softwood costs between N400 to N500
Plywood prices in Nigeria 2019
Depending on the type of plywood and size, we have Afara, Obeche, Marin and Resin plywood. See their prices below
Afara Plywood price list
- 1 sheet of ¼-inch price is between N2, 000 or N2,300
- 1 sheet of ½-inch price is between N3, 000 and N3,500
- 1 sheet of ¾-inch price is between N5,000 and N5,500
Obeche Plywood price list
- 1 sheet of Obeche plywood ¼-inch price is between N1,500 and N2, 000
- 1 sheet of Obeche plywood ½-inch price is between N2,500 and N3, 500
- 1 sheet of ¾-inch Obeche plywood price is between N4, 000 and N4,500
Current Prices of Tiles in Nigeria 2019
Tiles are mostly used for beautifying the house and can be on the high side in terms of price. Although we have covered the prices of floor tiles extensively here, we shall list them out below
Vitrified tiles prices per piece
- 30×30 pack === N1,000 – N1,500
- 40×40 pack === N1,200 – N1,500
- 30×60 pack === N1, 450 – N1, 600
Ceramic tiles prices per piece
- 30 × 30 pack === N1,200 – N1,500
- 40 x 40 pack === N1, 400 – N1, 750
Granite tiles prices per peice
- 30 x 30 Pack === N5, 250 – N5, 500
- 40 x 40 Pack === N6, 500 – N6, 750
- 30 x 60 Pack === N5, 500 – N6, 000
- 60 x 60 Pack === N7, 900 – N8, 000
Ceramic tiles prices per piece
- 30 × 30 pack === N1,200 – N1,500
Wall tiles prices per piece
- 8 × 12 === N500 – N650
- 25 × 40 === N1,000 – N1,250
Current Prices of Nails in Nigeria 2019
Nails are also essential and they are of various kinds. Nails are used to join wood together, for setting PVC’s and for roofing and other furniture works.
The prices below differs based on location as I was told.
- 1 bag of 1-inch nails === N6,000 – N6,500
- 1 bag of 2-inch nails === N5,300 – N6,000
- 1 bag of 2 ½-inch nails === N6,000 – N6,200
- 1 bag of 3-inch nails === N5,800 – N6,000
- 1 bag of 4-inch nails === N6,200 – N6,5000
- 1 pack of 2-inch concrete nails === N900 – N1200
- 1 pack of 3-inch concrete nails === N800 – N1,200
- 1 pack of 4-inch concrete nails === N1,000 – N1,200
Important Factors That Affects The Cost of Building Materials in Nigeria
Building material prices are set based on a host of factors. They include current exchange rate, demand of such product, quality, brand and even market location.
The quality of the product
It is expected that product quality would be a determinant in the price of building materials available in the country. High quality products would be more expensive than low quality ones. The only disadvantage is that most sellers dish out fake or low quality products and sell them at high prices which is really unfair.
I won’t forget buying a Chinese made kitchen sink just because it costs N15,000 than the US-made quality kitchen sink that costs N45,000. Although they look alike, you could tell the difference in terms of their quality. You couldn’t blame me as I was working on a tight budget.
Brand of the product
Using the cement price above, you can see that Dangote cement costs more than other cement brand. This boils down to preference. I normally go for Dangote cement because its the best due to its high quality grade.
Market location is one factor that contributes to the cost of building materials in the country. If these materials are sold at a lesser prices in the Northern part of the country, then it would be more expensive in the west especially in Lagos. You just have to be aware that location is key.