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Price of Building Materials in Nigeria – 2022

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If you are looking to determine the price of building materials in Nigeria, you are at the right place. This article covers the exact price range of all the materials required to construct residential buildings, from bungalows to Duplexes. This article is of immense assistance for those who want to build their homes or have a construction profession in Nigeria.

Price of Building Materials in Nigeria

Let’s know about the different building materials in Nigeria and their prices.

Current Price of Building Materials

1. Sand:

The sand used in construction in Nigeria can be smooth, plaster, sticky, and silty. Here are the prices of all types of sand.

Seven tons of smooth sand sell somewhere between ₦16,000 and ₦22,000. The same amount of plaster sand sells for ₦22,000 – ₦28,000. Sticky, soft sand sells for ₦22,000 – ₦28,000 in 7 tons of quantity.

If you want to buy sharp but not so silty sand, it can be purchased for ₦28,000 – ₦35 000 in 20 tons of quantity. The same amount (20 tons) of sharp coarse sand sells for ₦38,000 – ₦45,000, and sharp silty sand for ₦41,000 – ₦47,000.

2. Cement:

Cement is a crucial material used in construction, and you can know the price range of some types of cement here.

The price range mentioned here is for the quantity of 50 KG.

Cement Prices in Nigeria

You can buy Dangote cement, Elephant cement. Ibeto cement, Ashaka Cement, Portland cement, and Sokoto cement for ₦3500+.

3. Granite:

Granite price in Nigeria depends on the type you are buying.

If you purchase ¾ inch Clean Granite, you can get 20 tons of it for ₦80,000 to ₦90,000 and 30 tons for ₦150,000.

Twenty tons of ½ inch Clean Granite is for ₦80,000 to ₦90,000. The same amount of ¼ Granite is for ₦70,000 to ₦75,000.

If you buy 1 inch Granite, you can get it for ₦85,000 to ₦95,000 in 20 tons quantity.

4. Tiles:

There is a wide range of tiles available in Nigeria. Depending on the quality, design, texture, and size, you can use any of them. The price of each type of tile is as follows.

First, we will look at the prices of Granite tiles. You can get 30 x 30 for ₦5,300 – ₦5, 500; 30 x 60 for ₦5, 700 – ₦6, 000 and 60 x 60 for ₦7, 700 – ₦8, 000.


Prices of tiles in Nigeria

For the verified tiles, prices go for ₦1,000 to ₦1,400 for 30 x 30; ₦1,100 – ₦1,500 for 40 x 40; and ₦1,450 – ₦1,700 for 30 x 60.

Polished Porcelain tiles can be bought at ₦2, 500 – ₦2, 800 for 30 x 30 and ₦2, 800 – ₦3, 000 for 40 x 40. On the other hand, unpolished Porcelain tiles are for ₦2, 700 – ₦3, 000 (40 x 40) and ₦3, 400 – ₦4, 000 (30 x 60).

30 x 30 Ceramic tiles are for ₦1,300 – ₦1,500, and 40 x 40 for ₦1, 400 – ₦1, 850.

5. Building Blocks:

Blocks are available in different sizes and, thus, for different prices.

A 9-inch block is for ₦120 – ₦170. The 6-inch vibrated block for ₦100 – ₦160; 9-inch hand mold block for ₦100 – ₦135; and 6-inch hand mold block for ₦100 – ₦130.

6. Wood:

You can get ½ inch Afara Plywood for somewhere between ₦2,800 – ₦3,400. ½ inch of Obeche Plywood is for ₦2,200 – ₦3,700.

Msgs Plywood, ¼ inch is for ₦1, 600 – ₦2, 000.

7. Wires:

You can get flexible Binding wire for ₦5,300 – ₦6,000. On the other hand, 10 KG roll is for ₦43,500 – ₦47,000. In the case of stiff binding wires, one bundle is for ₦6,300 – ₦6,800 and 10 KG roll for ₦47,000 – ₦48,000.

Prices of Wires

8. Windows:

The prices of windows given below are for only 600 x 600 sizes,

  • Casement Windows are for ₦7,000 – ₦8,000.
  • Sliding Windows are for ₦4,000 – ₦5,500.
  • Fixed Windows for ₦3,500 – ₦ 5,000.
  • Louvre Windows for ₦1,800 – ₦ 2,000.

Cost of Building a 4 Bedroom Detached Duplex in Nigeria

Building a Duplex in Nigeria is no piece of cake. It needs a lot of planning and hard work. Since it is more expensive than other types of homes and it is more technical. Let us look at how much it will cost you to build a 4 Bedroom Detached Duplex.

Substructure will take ₦3,800,000 – ₦6,800,000. Frames will take ₦2,000,000 – ₦4,100,000. Keep aside ₦2,150,000 – ₦4,250,000 for Upper Floor, and ₦2,850,000 – ₦5,500,000 for internal and external walls.

In case, you are wondering the substructure is basically the underbuilding. It is the component of the building that extends from the bases to the ground floor level. Its main purpose is to give a foundation to the superstructure by connecting what is above the ground to the soil underneath.

]Building 4 Bedroom Detached Duplex Nigeria

Other basics of a Duplex will be for the following prices.

  • Staircase for ₦380,000 – ₦600,000
  • Roofing for ₦2,490,000 – ₦4,800,000
  • Windows for ₦2,900,000 – ₦5,700,000
  • Doors for ₦2,020,000 – ₦3,900,000.

The installations will take:

₦2,300,000 – ₦4,500,000 for plumbing and ₦1,845,000 – ₦3,750,000 for Electrical installations. Fittings and fixtures will take ₦1,215,000 – ₦2,400,000.

The finishes will take:

The stage of finishing includes tiling the floor, installing whatever is there to be installed including windows and doors. There is wiring of the whole house, plastering, and plumbing involved in this step. Finishing is done as the last step in building a Duplex yet, it is very important. Here’s a rough estimate for a very basic finish.

  • ₦3,000,000 – ₦5,500,000 for walls
  • ₦3,350,000 – ₦4,500,000 for floor
  • ₦700,000 – ₦1,200,000 for ceiling.

The sub total will be around ₦24,000,000 – ₦27,000,000 for building a 4-Bedroom Duplex.

Factors Influencing the Cost of Building Materials in Nigeria:

Several factors determine the price of building materials in Nigeria. Below is a list of a few of them that play a major role in price determination.

1. Brand:

The brands that are well-reputed, old, and trusted by many are more expensive than others. You can choose the one as per your requirements. However, the local building material providers will be affordable.

Branded Building Material

2. Locations:

Yes, it is a wonder that locations can influence the cost of building materials in Nigeria. Some places cost more as compared to others. For example, Ibadan sells cement for cheaper prices than Abuja or Lagos.

3. Weather:

The weather plays a vital role in setting prices. Rainy seasons happen to lower the costs of sand while dry season increases prices. It does not go for all materials, only for the ones affected by weather conditions.

Weather and Building Material

4. Import Duties:

The goods that are imported from other countries cost more than those that are manufactured within the country. As a result, there is a specific difference in the prices of some building materials in Nigeria.

5. Quality:

The quality factor is an obvious one. The better the quality of the material, the more the price.


After reading this article, you would have attained a better understanding of the price of building materials in Nigeria and the factors that influence them. Now, you can easily make an estimate of your budget, save towards it, gather your funds, and go on to build your dream home. If you have more inquiries on this topic or on matters relating to real estate investment in Nigeria, Call or WhatsApp us on +2348135593206 OR Click here to chat with one of our dedicated real estate consultants.

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