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Construction costs jump by 32%

The cost of building an average family home has jumped by a third since January 2016. Our analysis of the cost of constructing a 4 bedroom detached house with pad…

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Building Materials Prices as at April 2017 compared with October 2016

Get to know how the building material prices has gone up from October, 2016. Click the link below to download the prices as at April, 2017 compared with the prices…

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Construction

The Red Road: How to construct Estate Roads with Lateritic Pavers

In-tune Developers and Estate Owners with an eye for budget-friendly yet aesthetically-appealing, stable, strong and durable estate infrastructure are already exploring the option of adopting the ‘red road’ technology. With…

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Why You Need a Material Schedule

Sometimes the use of direct labour in conjunction with supervisory and quality control inputs from one or two professionals is seen as a more budget-friendly approach to the delivery of…

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Bill of quantities: Counting your construction costs

Bill of Quantities (BOQ) is literally the quantities of different materials required for a construction project. For the cost conscious layman it should actually be the starting point of his…

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Casting Ground Beam for Raft foundation

When constructing your raft foundation, the ground beams are very important because there take away the loads of the walls and columns of the building and spread them over the…

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Building Materials Prices as at January, 2017

The cost of construction has not gone up significantly in the last three months. Comparing the current prices of building materials (see next two pages) and prices in October 2016…

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The cost of beauty : TYPEs OF ROOF FASCIA and the amount it takes to build them.

There are three different types of roof fascia in the Nigeria construction environment and they vary significantly in cost. Below are the three types and how much it costs to…

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Lekki Livin’ : Will The New Traffic System Solve Lekki Traffic Woes?

Residents of estates in Lekki from the Elegushi axis down to Ibeju Lekki are frequently subjected to harrowing traffic, especially during peak travel times in the mornings and evenings. The…

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ACHIEVING 100% WALL SMOOTHNESS

Because of the fine finish POP (Plaster of Paris) screeding gives to walls, the practice has become very popular in Nigeria.  But in spite of POP screeding, some walls do…

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Construction

WHAT DOES IT COST TO BUILD THAT?

Chart shows significant increase in cost of hardwood at the Ebute Metta Timber Market   Cost of Timber on the rise!  Our current survey of timber (at the famous EbuteMetta…

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On Foundations: It is Safer to Pad the Strip

Foundations are very important components of buildings and other earth-supported structures because they perform what is often described as the most herculean tasks of support, transmissions and distribution –they support…

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