Current Cost of Building Materials in Nigeria – List & Prices

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With the burgeoning real estate market, individuals and real estate developers are in frenzy about making land purchases in the choicest areas of town. The cost of building too isn’t overlooked but can be quite cumbersome when making inquiries about where to get these building materials and how much they cost.

Perhaps one might not even be financially buoyant at the time but would still want to get the prices for these building materials to give you a sense of direction so as to make plans when the money comes. Probably you are wondering the and their prices, the answer isn’t far-fetched.

The target audience of this list which was carefully compiled is anyone at all who has plans to build, go into real estate as a developer, someone who has plans to begin a business by selling building materials or just any random person who feels the need to know these things.

These prices may vary due to the current exchange rate between the Naira and the Dollar.

Updated Cost of building materials

Costs of Building Materials and Their Prices for 2018

Prices of Cement in Nigeria

  • One (1) 50kg-pack of Dangote cement ==> ₦2,500 – N2, 800
  • One (1) 50kg bag of Elephant cement ==>  ₦2,500
  • One (1) 50kg bag of Eagle cement ==> ₦2,550
  • One (1) 50kg bag of UNICEM cement ==> ₦2,550
  • One (1) 50kg bag of Cellular Concrete cement ==> ₦1,800
  • One (1) 50kg bag of Ibeto cement ==>       ₦1,500 – ₦1,550
  • One (1) 50kg bag of Ashaka cement ==>    ₦1,350 – ₦1,550
  • One (1) 50kg bag of Portland cement ==>  ₦1,450 – ₦1.750
  • One (1) 50kg bag of Sokoto cement ==>    ₦1,450 – ₦1,650

Prices of Steel Rods in Nigeria

Here are the latest prices of steel rods in Nigeria

  • 25 mm steel rod, (1 piece) –  N4,500 – N4, 8000
  • 1 ton (42 pieces) of 25 mm steel rod – N180,000 – N185,000
  • 20 mm steel rod, 1 piece – N2,600 – N3, 000
  • 1 ton (74 pieces) of 20 mm steel rod – N180,000 – N185,000
  • 16 mm steel rod, 1 piece – N1,500 – N2,000
  • 1 ton (120 pieces) of 16 mm steel rod – N170,000 – N174, 000
  • 12 mm steel rod, 1 piece – N1,100 – N1,500
  • 1 ton (176 pieces) of 12 mm steel rod – N165,000 – N170,000
  • 1 whole length of 10 mm steel rod – N1,000 – N1,100
  • 1 ton (185 pieces) of 10 mm steel rod- N165,000 – N167,000
  • 8 mm steel rod, 1 piece – N700 – N850
  • 1 ton (282 pieces) of 8 mm steel rod – N165,000 – N170,000
  • 20 m of 3.5 mm BRC Mesh – N14,000 – N15,000
  • 20 m of 4.0 mm BRC Mesh – N17,000 – N18,000
  • 25 m of 4.0 mm BRC Mesh – N25,000 – N27, 000
  • 1 roll of flexible Binding wire – N5,000 – N5,500
  • 10 kg bundle of flexible binding wire – N45,000 – N48,000
  • 1 roll of stiff binding wire – N6,000 – N7,000
  • 10 kg bundle of stiff binding wire – N47,000 – N50, 000

Prices of Concretes in Nigeria

  • 20 tons’ cargo of 3/4-inch Granite – N80,000 – N90,000
  • 20 tons’ cargo of 1/2-inch Granite – N80,000 – N90, 000
  • 20 tons’ cargo of 1/4-inch Granite – N70,000 – N75,000
  • 20 tons’ cargo of Granite stone dust – N50,000 – N55,000
  • 20 tons’ cargo of 1-inch Granite – N85,000 – N90, 000
  • 7 tons’ cargo of 1-1/4 inch Gravel – N33,000 –N37,000

Prices of Building Blocks in Nigeria

  • 9” blocks – N130 –N160
  • 6” vibrated blocks – N100 – N150
  • 9” hand mold blocks – N100 – N130
  • 6” hand mold blocks – N100 –N120

Prices of Sand in Nigeria

  • 20 tons of Sharp coarse sand (Very silty) – N42,000 – N45,000
  • 20 tons of Sharp coarse sand (averagely silty) – N40,000 – N45,000
  • 20 tons of Sharp coarse sand (not very silty) – N30,000 – N33, 000
  • 7 tons of very smooth/plaster sand – N25,000 – N28,000
  • 7 tons of fairly smooth sand – N18,000 – N20,000
  • 7 tons of sticky smooth sand – N25,000 –N28,000

Prices of laterite in Nigeria

  • 10 tons of very clayey red Laterite – N10,000 – N15,000
  • 10 tons of very clayey yellow-brown Laterite – N10,000 – N12, 000
  • 10 tons of very clayey grayish Laterite – N10,000 – N12,000
  • 10 tons of not very clayey red Laterite – N10,000 – N12,000
  • 10 tons of not very clayey brownish yellow Laterite – N10,000 – N12,000
  • 10 tonnes of not very clayey whitish Laterite – N10,000 – N12,000
  • 10 tonnes of absorbent Filling sand – N20,000 – N22,000
  • 10 tonnes of black soil Filling sand – N9,000 – N11,000
  • 10 tonnes of bubbles Filling material – N12,000 – N14.,000
  • 7 tonnes of Broken blocks and sand Crete – N17,000 – N18,000
  • 15 tons of small Boulder – N45,000 – N50, 000
  • 15 tons of large Boulder – ₦70,000 – 175,000
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Prices of Roofing Sheets in Nigeria

  • 0.45 Aluminium roofing sheet – ₦1,550 – ₦1,700
  • 0.55 Aluminium roofing sheet – ₦1,900 – ₦2,200
  • 0.70 Aluminium roofing sheet – ₦2,400 – ₦2,600
  • 0.90 Aluminium roofing sheet – ₦2,700 – ₦3100.

Cost of windows in Nigeria

Casement windows

  • 600×600 mm Aluminum-covered- N7,000 – N8,000
  • 600×600 mm Bronze-glazed – ₦7,000 – 8,000
  • 600×750 mm bronze-glazed – ₦9,000 – 10,500.

Sliding windows

  • 600×600 mm Aluminum-covered – ₦4,000 – 5,500
  • 600×600 mm Bronze-glazed – ₦7,000 – 8,000
  • 600×750 mm bronze-glazed – ₦7,000 – 8,000.

Fixed windows

  • 600×600 mm Aluminum-covered – ₦3,500 – 5,000
  • 600×600 mm Bronze-glazed – ₦6,500 – 8,000
  • 600×750 mm bronze-glazed – ₦7,000 – 8,000.

Louvre windows

  • 750×750 mm louvre window – ₦1,800
  • 1500×1200 mm louvre window – ₦8,000
  • 1800×1200 mm louvre window – ₦10,000.

Prices of Doors in Nigeria

  • Flush plywood low-density door– N5,000 – N6,000
  • Flush plywood high-density door – N9,000 – N11, 000
  • Metal security single door – N20,000 – N25,000
  • Metal security double door – N25,000 – N35,000
  • Imported single door (from a Chinese supplier) – N12,000 – N18,000
  • Imported double door (from a Chinese supplier) – N30,000 – N40,000
  • Imported door from Turkey – N25,000 – N30,000
  • Imported security double door – N50,000 – N60,000
  • Domestic furniture doors – N6,000 – N8,000

Prices of Burglar-Proof in Nigeria

  • 750×750 mm wrought iron burglar-proof – N2,000 – N2,200
  • 900×1200 mm wrought iron burglar- proof- N5,000 – N5,500
  • 1200×1200 mm wrought burglar- proof – N9,000 – N10, 000
  • 1500×1200 mm wrought iron burglar-proof – N10,000 – N12, 000
  • 900×2100 mm wrought iron burglar-proof – N13,000 – N14,000

Prices of Hardwoods in Nigeria

  • 2×2 – N100 – N200
  • 2×3 – N180 – N250
  • 2×4 – N300 – N400
  • 2×5 – N400 – N500
  • 2×6 – N500 – N600
  • 3×4 – N550 – N650

Prices of Softwood in Nigeria

  • 2x 4 x 12 – N200 – N250
  • 2 x 3 x 12 – N100 – N200
  • 1x2x12 – N400 – N500

Prices of Plywood in Nigeria

Afara Plywood

  • 1 sheet of ¼-inch– N2, 000 – N2,300
  • 1 sheet of ½-inch– N3, 000 – N3,500
  • 1 sheet of ¾-inch– N5,000 – N5,500

Obeche Plywood

  • 1 sheet of ¼-inch– N1,500 – N2, 000
  • 1 sheet of ½-inch– N2,500 – N3, 500
  • 1 sheet of ¾-inch – N4, 000 – N4,500

Other Types of Plywood

  • 1 sheet of ¼-inch Mgs Plywood – N1, 600 – N2, 000
  • 1 sheet of 3/4-inch Marine Plywood – N7,800 – N8, 300
  • 1 sheet of 1/4-inch Resin coated Plywood – N2,500 – N2,800
  • 1 sheet of ½-inch Resin coated Plywood- N2,800 – N3,000
  • 1 sheet of ¾-inch Resin coated Plywood – N3,200 – N3,500
  • 1 full sheet of ¼-inch veneer Plywood – N2,200 – N2,500
  • 1 sheet of ½-inch, Veneer Plywood – N2,500 – N3, 000
  • 1 sheet of ¾-inch, Veneer Plywood – N3,500 – N4,000

Prices of Tiles in Nigeria

Vitrified Tiles

  • 30×30 pack – N1,000 N1,500
  • 40×40 pack – N1,200 – N1,500
  • 30×60 pack – N1, 450 – N1, 600.

Ceramic tiles

  • 30 × 30 pack– N1,200 – N1,500

Wall tiles

  • 8×12– N500 –N650 per piece
  • 25×40 – N1,000 – N1,250 per piece

Prices of Nails in Nigeria

  • 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

Costs of Building Materials and Their Prices for 2016

BRANDS OF CEMENT

  • One (1) 50kg bag of Dangote cement ==>   ₦1,450 – ₦1,500
  • One (1) 50kg bag of Elephant cement ==>  ₦1,550 – ₦1,600
  • One (1)50kg bag of Ibeto cement ==>       ₦1,500 – ₦1,550
  • One (1) 50kg bag of Ashaka cement ==>    ₦1,350 – ₦1,550
  • One (1) 50kg bag of Portland cement ==>  ₦1,450 – ₦1.750
  • One (1) 50kg bag of Sokoto cement ==>    ₦1,450 – ₦1,650
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ROOFING

  • 1 sheet of abestos ceiling ==>              ₦170   – ₦260
  • 1 sheet of coated M2 roofing tile==>   ₦2,100 – ₦2,250

ROOFING SHEETS, LONG SPAN

  • 1 sheet of 0.35 Aluminium roofing sheet ==> ₦760 – ₦790
  • 1 sheet of Imported 0.35 Aluminium roofing sheet ₦840 – ₦870
  • 1 sheet of 0.45 Aluminium roofing sheet ==> ₦1,100 – ₦1,200
  • 1 sheet of 0.55 Aluminium roofing sheet ==> ₦1,200 – ₦1,400

BLOCKS

  • 1 unit of vibrated 9-inch block ==> ₦120 – ₦150
  • 1 unit of vibrated 6-inch block ==> ₦110 – ₦130
  • 1 unit of hand moulded 9-inch block ==> ₦120 – ₦130
  • 1 unit of hand moulded 6-inch block ==> ₦95 – ₦120

RODS

  • 1 whole length of 25mm steel rod ==> ₦7,100 – ₦7,600
  • 1 whole length of 20mm steel rod ==> ₦4,200 – ₦4,500
  • 1 whole length of 16mm steel rod ==> ₦2,300 – ₦2,600
  • 1 whole length of 12mm steel rod ==> ₦1,000 – ₦1,400
  • 1 whole length of 10mm steel rod ==> ₦1,100 – ₦1,400
  • 1 whole length of 8mm  steel rod ==> ₦750   – ₦850

SAND

  • 10 tonne load of sharp sand ==> ₦22,500 – ₦24,700
  • 10 tonne load of plaster sand ==> ₦15,500 – ₦18,500
  • 10 tonne load of filling sand ==> ₦7,100 – ₦9,200

CONCRETE

  • 10 tonnes load of granite ==> ₦41,000 – ₦43,000
  • 10 tonnes load of washed stone ==> ₦32,000 – ₦36,000
  • 10 tonnes load of non-washed ==> ₦31,000 – ₦35,000
  • 10 tonnes load of stone dust ==> ₦31,000 – ₦33,000

HARD WOODS

  • 1 unit of 2 by 2 ==> ₦220 – ₦250
  • 1 unit of 2 by 3 ==> ₦290 – ₦330
  • 1 unit of 2 by 4 ==> ₦420 – ₦450
  • 1 unit of 2 by 5  ==> ₦510 – ₦520
  • 1 unit of 2 by 6  ==> ₦650 – ₦720
  • 1 unit of 3 by 4  ==> ₦650 – ₦750

SOFT WOOD

  • 1 unit of 2 by 4 by 12 ==> ₦250 – ₦350
  • 1 unit of 2 by 3 by 12==> ₦190 – ₦220
  • 1 unit of 1 by 2 by 12 ==> ₦580 – ₦650
  • 1 unit of 18mm resin coated plywood ==> ₦6,200 – ₦8,900

WHITE PLYWOOD

  • 1 unit of 1/8 by 8 ==> ₦800 – ₦1,100
  • 1 unit of ¼ by 4 by 8 ==> ₦1,400 – ₦1,700
  • 1 unit of 1/2 by 4 by 8 ==> ₦1,800 – ₦2,300
  • 1 unit of ¾ by 4 by 8 ==> ₦2,600 – ₦2,900

VENEER PLYWOOD

  • 1 unit of 1/8 x 4 x 8 1 ==> ₦1,400 – ₦1,800
  • 1 unit of ¾ x 48 1 ==> ₦2,200 – ₦2,700

DOORS

  • 1 unit of low density flush plywood door ==> ₦8,000 – ₦10,000
  • 1 unit of high density flush plywood door ==> ₦10,500 – ₦15,500
  • 1 unit of single metal security door ==> ₦21,000 – ₦26,000
  • 1 unit of double metal security door ==> ₦33,000 – ₦43,000
  • 1 unit of imported single China door ==> ₦17,000 – ₦22,000
  • 1 unit of imported double China door ==> ₦24,000 – ₦37,000
  • 1 unit of imported turkey ==> ₦32,000 – ₦37,000
  • 1 unit of imported double security door ==> ₦60,000 – ₦70,000
  • 1 unit of local furniture door ==>₦7,000 – ₦20,000

CASEMENT WINDOWS

  • 1 unit of 2 by 2 ==> ₦10,500 – ₦12,500
  • 1 unit of 3 by 3 ==> ₦13,500 – ₦15,500
  • 1 unit of 4 by 4 ==> ₦17,500 – ₦19,500
  • 1 unit of 4 by 5 ==> ₦18,500 – ₦21,500
  • 1 unit of 4 by 6 ==> ₦20,500 – ₦23,500

SLIDING GLASS WINDOWS WITH NET

  • 1 unit of 2 by 2 ==> ₦5,500 – ₦6,500
  • 1 unit of 3 by 3 ==> ₦6,500 – ₦8,000
  • 1 unit of 4 by 4 ==> ₦10,500 – ₦11,500
  • 1 unit of 4 by 5 ==> ₦11,500 – ₦12,500
  • 1 unit of 4 by 6 ==> ₦12,500 – ₦13,500

SPECIAL VITRIFIED TILES

  • 1 pack of 30 by 30 ==> ₦1,450 – ₦1,650
  • 1 pack of 40 by 40 ==> ₦1,500 – ₦1800
  • 1 pack of 30 by 60 ==> ₦1,750 – ₦1,850

CERAMIC TILES

  • 1 pack of 30 by 30 ==> ₦1,500 – ₦1,700

WALL TILES

  • 1 pack of 8 by 12 ==>  ₦750 – ₦800
  • 1 pack of 25 by 40 ==> ₦1,100 – ₦1,400

CABLE WIRES

  • 1 unit of 1.5mm ==> ₦4,500 – ₦5,400
  • 1 unit of 2.5mm ==> ₦6,600 – ₦6,800
  • 1 unit of 4mm ==> ₦9,200   – ₦9,700
  • 1 unit of 6mm ==> ₦12,500  – ₦13,700
  • 1 unit of 16mm ==> ₦33,000 – ₦37,000

To conserve money it is advisable to buy these materials in bulk quantity because it is usually cheaper and it saves one a lot of stress.

The thing about starting a building project is that at first it may seem like a never-ending task, running out of money and other challenges may arise. But just hang in there, at the end of the day the house/building will belong to you, afterall nothing good comes easy. Congrats in advance.

NOTE: These prices are not cast in stones and are subject to change due to varying economic factors.