Price List of Building Materials In Lagos-Nigeria.

The new tenancy law introduced recently by the Lagos state government of Nigeria is one bitter pill that has refused to go down the throat of most landlords in the Lagos metropolis. The new tenancy law stipulates that landlords in the state are not permitted to collect rents above one year from any tenant. Areas like Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Leki and Ikeja are however exempted from this new tenancy law.

In other to check the level of compliance of this new tenancy law, I went to town to interview some estate agents. And Mr. Abiodun an estate agent in Agege Lagos-Nigeria told me in reaction to this new tenancy law, landlords in the state have jacked up their house rents. Before now he said, the cost of renting a two bedroom apartment was N100, 000per year but now the cost is about N150, 000per year, excluding agency and other fees.

The increasing cost of renting an apartment in Lagos-Nigeria is really a great concern to most tenants. If you ask most tenants what their desire is concerning housing in Lagos and they will tell you they would have loved to be in their own houses so they can be free from the Lagos shylock landlords.

Well, if you are still a tenant in Lagos-Nigeria and want to stop all the harassment from your landlord this is the time to start planning how to build your own house.

I want you to know that building a house in Lagos-Nigeria is not as difficult as most people perceive it to be. All you need to build your own house are as follows.

Buy a land,

Draw a building plan,

Get a builder to give you total cost of labor and the building materials required to complete the building.

The builder will go and come back with a long list of inflated prices of building materials that will further discourage you from embanking on your building project.

If you have ever been discouraged by the above scenario, well I will say “it’s not over until it’s over”. Below is a price list of building materials in Lagos-Nigeria you can use to cost how much it will take to build your own house.

Here is the average cost of buying building materials in Lagos-Nigeria.

Dangote Cement per 50kg bag (42.5grade) 1,950.00
Dangote Cement per truck load (600 bags) 1,170,000.00
Sand crete block 9 x 9 x 18 180.00
Sand crete block 6 x 9 x 18 160.00
Sandcrete block (stonedust) 9 x 9 x 18 180.00
Sandcrete block (stonedust) 6 x 9 x 18 160.00

2 x 6 x 12 per length 850.00
2 x 4 x 12 per length 620.00
2 x 3 x 12 per length 400.00
1 x 10 x 12 per length (malaina) 1,450.00
3 x 4 x 12 per length 850.00
2 x 2 x 12 per length (malaina) 350. 00

¾ x 4 x 8 5,500.00
½ x 4 x 8 4,800.00
¼ x 4 x 8 1,900.00
1/8 x 8 1,200.00
MDF Board size 2400mm x 1200mm 12,500.00

4” Nails per bag 5,000.00
2″ Nails per bag 5,500.00
5” Nails per bag 5,000.00

Corrugated Aluminium roofing 1,920.00
0.7mm longspan
Super Seven Asbestos 8ft 1,850.00
Super Seven Asbestos 6ft 1,600.00
S7 Ridge Capping per pair 1,300.00
Super Light Weight 8ft 13,000.00
Super Light Weight 6ft 1,150.00
Super Light Weight Ridge 900.00
Bituminous Roof Felt 1,600.00

3mm thickness 24 x 36 per piece 6,500.00
36 x 36 per piece 7,500.00
5mm thickness 24 x 36 per piece 7,500.00
36 x 36 per piece water base 8,600.00
Litre Tin E (gal) 7,000.00
6 x 6 Wall Tiles per pack (72 pieces) 2,200.00
8 x 6 Tiles per square metre 3,100.00
12 x 12 Tiles per square metre 2,850.00
Palato royal marble per square metre 8,500.00
Polished granite floor tiles 12,500.00
Coloured Emulsion (20 litres) 7,500.00
White Emulsion High Quality (20 litres) 4,500.00
Coloured Emulsion High Quality (4 litres) 2,400.00
White Emulsion Quality (4 litres) 1,300.00
Coloured Glass oil Low Quality (4 litres) 3,500.00
Coloured Glass oil High Quality (4 litres) 4,800.00
White Glass oil High Quality (4 litres) 5,300.00
White Emulsion High Quality (Drum) 5,000.00
White Texcote High Quality (Drum) 7,500.00
Calabash Texcote 5,500.00

Twyford Complete set 10,000.00
Abeokuta Complete set 5,000.00
Royal Complete set 6,500.00
Standing Shower Complete set 9,000.00
Wash Hand Basin (small with one tap) E 10,000.00
Wash Hand Basin (big with one tap) E 10,000.00
Wash Hand Basin (small with two taps) E 12,000.00
Wash Hand Basin (big with two taps) E 12,000.00
Bath tub with one tap E 18,000.00
Bath tub with two tap E 20,500.00
Bath tub with telephone shower 22,000.00
Ariston Water Heater (small) 13,000.00
Ariston Water Heater (big) 14,000.00

20mm plastic pipe per length 120.00
25mm plastic pipe per length 180.00
20mm ‘U’ Boxes ‘I’ Angle through 270.00
25mm ‘U’ Boxes ‘I’ Angle through 380.00
20mm ‘U’ Boxes ‘I’ Angle through 550.00
20mm ‘U’ Boxes ‘I’ Angle through 230.00
20mm stop end boxes through 130.00
25mm cooping boxes 200.00
3 x 3 Galvanised switch box 130.00
3 x 6 Galvanised switch box 200.00
6 x 9 Galvanised switch box 200.00
One tipper load of washed gravel (5 tonnes) 25,000.00
Granite per tipper load (30 tonnes) 145,000.00
Sharp sand per tipper load – handsieved (20 tonnes) 44,000.00
Sharp sand per tipper load – dredged (20 tonnes) 60,000.00
Plaster sand per tipper load (20 tonnes) 37,000.00

Filling sand (Laterite)

per tipper load (20 tonnes)

Top soil (20 tonnes) 28,000.00
2 x 4 x 12 650.00
2 x 3 x 12 540.00
2 x 2 x 12 600.00
1 x 2 x 12 1,000.00

Flush Door Medium Density Fibre(MDF) 7,000.00
Flush Door High Density Fibre (HDF) 10,500.00
¾ x 48 pieces 2,500.00
1/8 x 4 x 8 per piece 1,600.00
Panel door (high quality) 20,000.00
Panel door (low quality) 15,500.00
Steel Security Door 1500 x 2100 185,000.00
3” Nails per bag 5,000.00
2.5″ Nails per bag 5,500.00

Louvre Blade (plain) 200.00

3 Length per piece 250.00
2 1/2 length per piece 220.00
2 Length per piece 250.00

UNIL (5 Blades) per pair 600.00
HAC (5 Blades) per pair 600.00
Double Dove (6 Blades) per pair 600.00
UNII (8 Blades) per pair 750.00
NAC (8 Blades) per pair 600.00
Double Dora (8 blades) per pair 700.00
Storm live 800.00

Water Base (Dunlop) per litre Tin E 2,200.00
Semitic (White) E per tin 24,500.00
Litre tin shell butter colour 3,600.00

High Quality per (4 litres) 5,650.00
White Roller texture coating per (20 litres) E 5,000.00
Spray texture finish per (20 Kilo) E 4,950.00
Coating per 20 Litres E 6,000.00

High Yield Tensile Bars
6mm diameter 40,200.00 per Tonne (134 pieces)
10mm diameter 116,998.00 per Tonne (133 pieces)
12mm diameter 110,795.00 per Tonne (93 pieces)
16mm diameter 112000.00 per Tonne (52 pieces)
20mm diameter 118,000.00 per Tonne (33 pieces)
25mm diameter 122,000.00 per Tonne (21 pieces)
Binding Wire 5,000.00 per bundle

ROCA bath-tub 18,000.00
Mixer for bath-tub 6,000.00
Refresh mini-set (Wash-hand basin and WC) 35,000.00
Option mini-set (Wash-hand basin and WC) 35,000.00
Option WC only 23,000.00
Water heater (30 litres) 16,000.00
Water heater (10 litres) 16,500.00
Bath Accessories 8,500.00

I believe with this price list of building materials in Lagos-Nigeria, you should be able to know whether your building contractor is cheating you or not.

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8 thoughts on “Price List of Building Materials In Lagos-Nigeria.

  1. Good day,

    I am unfamiliar with a how much a lorry is? how many cubic yards or meters is this.

    With regards,

  2. Otaru Ojo,

    I like your information. Could you give me the cheapest prices of casement windows and sliding windows.
    If I get the correct price, can u supervise it so that I will give u the contract.

  3. Plssss i need ur help with getting d laterite…my number i 07061161300::: plssss send me ur number or call me…its very urgent…

  4. Nigerian professionals need to be proactive. Civil engineers, quantity surveyors, architects,structural engineers and others whose jobs are in the building industry must as a matter of importance accept and go the internet.
    As much as I appreciate Mr Ojo’s details of building materials, I think we need more information.
    For instance, go to d internet, Google how much does a cubic meter of concrete cost in America, Britain, South Africa etc, you’ll get more thank you ask for.
    Nigerian professionals should buckle up and go to the world. Don’t be afraid of dishing out information for fear of d unknown.
    Encourage new entrants in to the profession to expand your expatise.

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