Full Cost of Decking in Nigeria (2024)

Last updated on February 14th, 2024 at 02:10 pm

If you’re planning a multi-story structure, decking should be one of the first things on your to-do list. Although the decking itself isn’t a major issue, calculating how much the decking process will cost is the greatest hurdle. Builders and individuals interested in constructing multi-story buildings have frequently asked this question. Isn’t it the expense of decking in Nigeria that you should be concerned about? This article does a good job of describing the challenge. We’ll look at the typical estimate to spend for when planning a decking project in Nigeria today.

cost of decking in Nigeria

Its no news that building a duplex or storey house in Nigeria is very expensive. Questions such as “How much does it cost to deck a duplex in Nigeria? Or ‘What is the cost of decking a block of flats in Nigeria?

If you’re looking for answers to these queries, this piece has all the information you need since I’ll answer them and also provide you with more details on how decking is done in Nigeria.

In order to make the best choice at this crucial stage of building construction, you need to understand what decking in construction means and the materials required for its construction if you want to create any kind of house with a suspended floor (deck).

Thus, we will examine all of them and more in this article.

However, in order for you to fully understanding the cost of decking, we must first understand how decking is done in Nigeria.

So let’s take a quick peek at the procedures on how a house is decked in Nigeria.

HOW DECKING IS DONE IN NIGERIA

The following are the stages involved in decking a house in Nigeria.

STAGE 1: SET UP WOODWORK

This is the real carpentry work involved in building the deck out of wood. To ensure that the woodwork can sustain the concrete without collapsing, bamboo is always used to support the bottom of the deck during construction.

In Nigeria, 1′ x 12′ wood, 2′ x 2′ wood, bamboo, and nails are utilised in the carpentry work of a deck. The bamboo is used to support the wooden deck floor from the ground floor, and the 1′ x 12′ woods (planks) are arranged side by side and attached beneath the planks to make the deck’s floor.

STAGE 2: CONSTRUCT THE IRON REINFORCEMENT

In order to create reinforcement for the deck, iron rods must be used. The most common iron rod size used for decking in Nigeria is 12 mm, and each length is placed side by side at a maximum distance of 150 mm apart.

However, depending on the structural requirements of a building structure, different sizes of rod may be utilised in Nigerian decking.

In Nigeria, binding wire, 8mm, 6mm, and 12mm rod are the materials used for iron works, or deck reinforcement. The deck floor and beam are strengthened by the 12mm rod; the 8mm or 6mm is used as a rope to support the beam; and the iron rods are joined by the binding wire.

STAGE 3: LAY THE ELECTRICAL PIPING

In order for electrical wires that would later provide and distribute power to run within the pipes, electrical pipes must be laid inside the deck before concrete is poured.

As I previously stated, we will examine the price of decking various kinds of Nigerian residences. Let’s now examine the materials required to build a deck in Nigeria.

WHAT IS THE COST OF DECKING IN NIGERIA?

How much does it cost to deck a house in the country? This is one of the most difficult questions to answer when considering the construction of a story building, as easy as it appears. If you ask any builder or developer in Nigeria, they will undoubtedly explain what it means to deck a house. This is due to the fact that there is no set pricing for this topic. Many factors influence the cost of decking in Nigeria, some of which will be discussed in the following paragraphs.

Decking a house in Nigeria costs between ₦750, 000 and ₦1.5 million for a professional decking of a house with a floor area of less than 100 square meters.

According to recent assessments and reports, you could anticipate to spend at least that much. However, the amount is determined by a number of factors, including the building materials used, location, labor, and construction duration. The subsequent part of this article delves deeper into these aspects.

THE COST OF DECKING A 6 BEDROOM FLAT DUPLEX IN NIGERIA

The amount of money to spend on materials needed to deck a six-bedroom duplex will cost between ₦3,170,000 and ₦4,265,000. The labour cost to deck a six-bedroom duplex will start at ₦1,200,000.

BREAK DOWN OF THE COST OF MATERIALS:

1’x 12’ wood (planks)      –    ₦300,000 to ₦450,000

2’x3’ wood                        –      ₦50,000 to ₦75,000

Bamboos                           –      ₦70,000 to ₦100,000

Nails 2’ and 3’                  –      ₦30,000 to ₦40,000

Binding wire                     –      ₦30,000 to ₦40,000

Iron rods                           –       ₦1,000,000 to ₦1,400,000

Quarter rods                    –      ₦30,000 to ₦40,000

Granite (chippings)         –      ₦500,000 to ₦800,000

Cement                             –        ₦900,000 to ₦1,000,000

Sharp sand                       –        ₦60,000 to ₦70,000

Electrical pipes and accessories       –  ₦200,000 to ₦250,000

THE COST OF DECKING A 5-BEDROOM FLAT DUPLEX IN NIGERIA

The amount of money needed to deck a duplex with five bedrooms will cost between ₦2,800,000 and ₦3,500,000. Decking a five-bedroom duplex will require labour costs starting at ₦1,200,000.

BREAK DOWN OF THE COST OF MATERIALS:

1’x 12’ wood (planks)      –    ₦250,000 to ₦350,000

2’x3’ wood                        –      ₦50,000 to ₦75,000

Bamboos                           –      ₦50,000 to ₦70,000

Nails 2’ and 3’                  –      ₦30,000 to ₦40,000

Binding wire                     –      ₦30,000 to ₦40,000

Iron rods                           –      ₦900,000 to ₦1,200,000

Quarter rods                    –      ₦30,000 to ₦40,000

Granite (chippings)         –      ₦600,000 to ₦700,000

Cement                             –        ₦600,000 to ₦700,000

Sharp sand                       –        ₦60,000 to ₦70,000

Electrical pipes and accessories       –  ₦200,000 to ₦250,000

THE COST OF DECKING A 3-BEDROOM FLAT DUPLEX IN NIGERIA

The amount of money for materials needed to deck a three-bedroom duplex will cost between ₦2,100,000 and ₦2,900,000.

The labour cost to deck a duplex with three bedrooms will start at ₦1,000,000.

BREAK DOWN OF THE COST OF MATERIALS:

1’x 12’ wood (planks)      –    ₦200,000 to ₦250,000

2’x3’ wood                        –      ₦40,000 to ₦60,000

Bamboos                           –      ₦50,000 to ₦70,000

Nails 2’ and 3’                  –      ₦30,000 to ₦40,000

Binding wire                     –      ₦30,000 to ₦40,000

Iron rods                           –      ₦600,000 to ₦800,000

Quarter rods                    –      ₦30,000 to ₦40,000

Granite (chippings)         –      ₦300,000 to ₦600,000

Cement                             –        ₦600,000 to ₦700,000

Sharp sand                       –        ₦50,000 to ₦70,000

Electrical pipes and accessories       –  ₦200,000 to ₦250,000

THE COST OF DECKING A 2-BEDROOM FLAT DUPLEX IN NIGERIA

The amount of money for materials needed to deck a duplex with two bedrooms will cost between ₦1,375,000 and ₦1,700,000. Decking a two-bedroom duplex will require labour costs starting at ₦900,000.

BREAK DOWN OF THE COST OF MATERIALS:

1’x 12’ wood (planks)      –    ₦150,000 to ₦200,000

2’x3’ wood                        –      ₦40,000 to ₦50,000

Bamboos                           –      ₦40,000 to ₦50,000

Nails 2’ and 3’                  –      ₦15,000 to ₦30,000

Binding wire                     –      ₦15,000 to ₦30,000

Iron rods                           –      ₦350,000 to ₦400,000

Quarter rods                    –      ₦15,000 to ₦40,000

Granite (chippings)         –      ₦250,000 to ₦300,000

Cement                             –        ₦350,000 to ₦400,000

Sharp sand                       –        ₦50,000 to ₦60,000

Electrical pipes and accessories       –  ₦100,000 to ₦150,000

THE COST OF DECKING A ONE STOREY BLOCK OF FLATS IN NIGERIA

You should budget between ₦3,000,000 and ₦3,500,000 for materials and approximately ₦1,200,000 for labour to deck a story block of apartments.

THE MATERIALS USED FOR THE DECKING PROCESS IN NIGERIA

To deck a house in Nigeria, the following materials are needed:

  • 1’x 12’ wood (planks)
  • 2’x3’ wood
  • Bamboos
  • Nails (2’ & 3’)
  • Binding wire
  • Iron rods
  • Quarter rods
  • Granite (chippings)
  • Cement
  • Sharp sand
  • Electrical pipes and accessories and
  • Water

FACTORS INFLUENCING THE COST OF DECKING IN NIGERIA

As previously stated, there is no way to predict how much a builder will spend on decking. Several considerations can either drive up the price or, in some situations, dramatically reduce the amount it sells for. We’ll examine at some of the elements that have a big impact on how much decking costs in Nigeria today:

THE HOUSE’S DIMENSIONS

One of the most significant aspects to consider when creating a budget for decking the story structure is the size of the house. This is a vital element, whether you like it or not. The entire cost of decking is determined by the size of the structure you are building. You wouldn’t expect to anticipate the same amount for decking a small duplex as you would for a mansion. Decking is generally more expensive as the size of the house increases. You might anticipate using additional construction materials.

TYPE OF STOREY BUILDING

Another thing that influences decking costs is the sort of storey you want to build. This is another factor that most people overlook when planning a budget for their building’s decking. There are various sorts of structures and buildings. They usually involve several types of decking and even materials. If you’re planning to create a semi- or high-rise structure, for example, you shouldn’t expect only one layer of decking. Unlike some other types of story buildings, you are usually expected to have numerous layers, which means you will have to deck the house more than once. This means you’ll need more constructing supplies and, as a result, more money. In general, the more complicated the structure, the more decking you should budget for.

COST OF MATERIALS

This is one of the most common sources of misunderstanding when it comes to decking and house construction in general. The price of building materials is far too volatile to set a precise price for them. However, this has decreased dramatically in recent years, as the construction materials market has begun to stabilize. When it comes to decking, you should focus on the costs of rods and cements, since these are the most important elements.

TIME FRAME OF THE CONSTRUCTION

Another important component that influences the entire cost of decking in Nigeria is the construction duration. Things are cheaper in this region of the world if you start construction or building during specific months of the year. In March and May, for example, you might anticipate to spend less on decking your building. Prices of materials, especially workmanship, are likely to rise throughout the holiday season and near the end of the year. During these times, demand is usually stronger, and more construction projects are active. This is not restricted to decking, though; it has an impact on the whole cost of building.

LOCATION

Another evident cause for the variation in decking prices in Nigeria is the location of the house. The cost of constructing a home is usually determined by its location. This is also true of decking. This means that the expense of decking a building in Lagos or Abuja will not be the same as in other less developed cities. This is due to the fact that material pricing and labor costs differ depending on where you are.

WORKFORCE

Finally, the manpower you choose has an impact on the ultimate cost of decking in one or two ways. Individual developers or building development management firms are both viable options. While both have perks and downsides, the total amount you’d spend differs significantly. When you choose specific contractors, you may spend less depending on the arrangement. In some circumstances, however, this may come at the sacrifice of quality. Building management companies may request additional forms and fees. In most situations, however, they guarantee high-quality decking with a professional touch. However, be prepared for a larger cost in the whole decking procedure.

CONCLUSION

Let’s take a look at what it means to deck a house before we wrap things up. Some people are perplexed by the many technical procedures employed by industry professionals on various forms of work. This is why we will look at the “decking” methodology.

Insiders in the construction business may refer to this decking as the suspended slab. It is a platform that is created to hang on top of a building’s ground floor unit and serves as the floor for the building’s upper units.

The cost of decking in Nigeria info that you have seen are intended to help you make financial decisions while decking a home in Nigeria.

Additionally, bear in mind that the previously listed factors may have an impact on the total amount of money you will spend in decking a house in Nigeria.

The cost of decking a house in any part of the country was dully examined in this article. If we missed anything, kindly use the comment section to tell us


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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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