cost of decking in Nigeria

Decking in Nigeria: (Cost of Decking a House In Nigeria)


Deck under construction

If you want to build a duplex or storey house in Nigeria, then you are probably asking ‘what is the cost of decking a duplex in Nigeria? ‘Or ‘What is the cost of decking a block of flats in Nigeria?’

This post is the right information you need if you seek answers to these questions because I will give you answers to these questions and also give you more insight into how decking is done in Nigeria.

If you want to build any house with a suspended floor (deck), then you need to understand the meaning of decking in construction and the materials needed for its construction, that way you can make the right decision at this important stage of building construction.

So all these and more are what we shall look into in this post.

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What is decking in construction?

A deck is a flat surface or slab capable of supporting weight in a building, it is basically a floor elevated or suspended from the ground and usually connected to a building.

With that said, decking in construction is simply the process of constructing a reinforced suspended or elevated floor that is connected to a building.

The process of decking in Nigeria is always the same but the cost of decking one type of house may be different from another depending on some factors which we shall talk about later in this article.

In this post we shall look at the cost of decking the following type of houses:

  • 6 bedroom duplex
  • 5 bedroom duplex
  • 2 bedroom duplex
  • 3 bedroom duplex and
  • 1 storey block of flats.

But before jumping into the cost of decking these types of houses, we need to know how decking is done in Nigeria so that you can understand the different aspects of decking and their costs.

So let’s look at an overview of the process of decking a house in Nigeria.

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How is decking done in Nigeria?

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

Woodwork (carpentry):

This involves the actual construction of the deck with wood, that is the carpentry work; the deck is always supported with bamboo at the bottom during its carpentry construction so that the woodwork can receive concrete without collapsing.

The materials used for the carpentry work of a deck in Nigeria are 1′ x12′ wood, 2′ x2′ wood, bamboo, and nails. The 1′ x12′ woods(planks) are aligned side by side and the 2′ x 2′ woods are nailed below the planks to form the floor of the deck while the bamboos are used to support the wooden deck floor from the ground floor.

Reinforcement (Ironworks):

This involves the process of using iron rods to form reinforcement for the deck. In Nigeria, the main size of iron rod used for decking is 12mm and each length is spaced side by side at an interval that is not more than 150mm.

However other sizes of rod may be used in decking in Nigeria depending on the structural requirement of a building structure.

The materials used for the iron works or reinforcement of a deck in Nigeria are 12mm rod, 8mm rod or 6mm rod, and binding wire. The 12mm rod is used to reinforce the deck floor and beam, the 8mm or 6mm is used as a rope to hold the beam while the binding wire is used the tie the iron rods together.

Electrical piping:

This involves the laying of electrical pipes inside the deck before concreting so that electrical wires that would supply and distribute power will later run inside the pipes.

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Concreting of deck

This is the process of pouring or casting concrete in the deck’s woodwork which upon getting dried would form the deck structure or slab. The concrete has to be mixed at the appropriate ratio in order to produce a strongly reinforced deck slab.

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Decking in Nigeria

Cost of Decking a House in Nigeria

As I mentioned earlier, we shall look at the cost of decking some types of houses in Nigeria, now let us see the materials needed to construct a deck in Nigeria.

Materials used for decking in Nigeria are:

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

To have a clearer understanding of the cost of decking some different types of houses in Nigeria, it is worth knowing that the cost of decking a house will depend on:

  • The size of the house
  • The cost of building materials at the location of the project
  • The amount of money your contractor is willing to accept for the job

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 Cost of Decking 6 Bedroom Flat Duplex in Nigeria

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 materials for decking 6 bedrooms duplex will be from #3,170,000 (naira) to #4,265,000 (naira).

Cost of labor of decking a 6 bedroom duplex will be from   #1,200,000 (naira)

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Cost of Decking 5Bedroom Flat Duplex in Nigeria

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 materials for decking 5 bedrooms duplex will be from #2,800,000 (naira) to #3,500,000 (naira).

The labor cost of decking a 5 bedroom duplex will be from #1,200,000 (naira).

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Cost of Decking 3Bedroom Flat Duplex in Nigeria

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 materials for decking 3 bedrooms duplex will be from #2,100,000 to #2,900,000

The cost of labor of decking a 3 bedroom duplex will be from #1,000,000

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Cost of Decking 2Bedroom Flat Duplex in Nigeria

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 materials for decking 2 bedrooms duplex will be from #1,375,000 (naira) to #1,700,000 (naira).

The labor cost of decking a 2 bedroom duplex will be from #900,000 (naira).

Cost of decking 1 storey block of flats in Nigeria

To deck a storey block of flats, you should expect to spend from #3,000,000 (naira) to #3,500,000 (naira) on materials and the cost of labor will be from #1,200,000 (naira).

Conclusion

The figures you have seen in the cost of decking in Nigeria are meant to give you an insight into how to spend your money while decking a house in Nigeria.

Also don’t forget that there are factors that will affect the amount of money you will spend while decking a house in Nigeria and these factors are mentioned above.

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