Latest Prices Building Materials & Reviews In Nigeria – 2018

The current costs and latest prices of building materials in Nigeria can be confusing especially for a first timer in the building and construction sector of the Nigerian economy. It does not matter if you are a constructor, you want to build a private property or you are a quantity surveyor, construction engineer or other professional.

If all you want is simply to be informed about the current prices of commonly used building materials in Nigeria, we’ve got you covered! The page will also be of immense help to those who are looking to get into the business of building material retail or supply and are conducting some market research.

We have tried our best to ensure that the figures and other details on this page are as accurate as possible. And we do our best to keep the page updated in line with market fluctuations. So, just read on to get all the information you need.

Because the list of building materials available in Nigeria is an inexhaustible one, we have decided to make things easier for you by posting links specifically to different materials. So, simply scroll through the list below to find the specific building material you need current price updates on, click on the link, and you’d gain access to the details you need.

Current cost of building materials in Nigeria

Prices of Building Materials in Nigeria

The building material markets are among the biggest markets in Nigeria. In fact, structures are being erected every day. Personal houses, malls, churches, halls, mosques, office buildings, and other building projects are being embarked on every moment. Building materials market is a big one and it remains among the most patronized.

With various building materials available in the market, we take a detailed look at most of the most indispensable materials required for a building project and how much they cost in the current market.

It should be noted that the list below contains products that are manufactured both in Nigeria and outside the country. These materials are readily available all over the country. The variation in prices of these materials is as a result of certain factors which include currency exchange rate for materials that are imported, place and period of purchase, brand and other related factors.

Prices of Cement in Nigeria

Prices of cements have been inconsistent over the past decade, although the prices are gradually becoming more stable, the inconsistency still remains a concern in the building materials market. The variation in the prices is as a factor of the place and period of purchase. Here are prices of popular cement brands in Nigeria.

Dangote Cement Prices

  • 50kg-pack of Dangote cement – ₦2,500 – N2, 800
  • From 600 packs to 1 Trailer – From ₦1,510,000

Elephant Cement Prices

  • 50kg-pack of Elephant cement – From ₦2,500
  • From 600 packs to 1 Trailer – From ₦1,470,000

 

Eagle Cement Prices

  • 50kg-pack of Eagle cement – From ₦2,550
  • From 600 packs to 1 Trailer – From ₦1,490,000

UNICEM Cement Prices

  • 50kg-pack of UNICEM cement – From ₦2,550
  • From 600 packs to 1 trailer – From ₦1,480,000

Cellular Concrete Cement Prices

  • 50kg-pack of Cellular Concrete cement – From ₦1,800
  • From 600 packs to 1 trailer – From ₦1,000,000

Other Cement Brands Prices

  • 50kg-pack of Ibeto cement – From N1,500
  • 50kg-pack of Ashaka cement – From N1,550
  • 50kg-pack of Wapco cement – From N1,600
  • 50kg-pack of Sokoto cement – From N1,550.

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

Prices of Roofing Sheets in Nigeria

  • 45 Aluminium roofing sheet – ₦1,550 – ₦1,700
  • 55 Aluminium roofing sheet – ₦1,900 – ₦2,200
  • 70 Aluminium roofing sheet – ₦2,400 – ₦2,600
  • 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 Soft wood 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

Factors Affecting the Cost of Building Materials in Nigeria

It’s worth noting that prices of building materials vary based on a number of factors, which we’ll be looking at right away.

Product quality

It goes without saying that a high quality building material would be more expensive than a low quality one. Sometimes, the price difference could be as high as multiples of 3 or even more.

And sadly, here in Nigeria, many low-quality products are widely sold because most Nigerians care less about quality. Rather, they play the cost-cutting card and choose products that cost the least prices.

The most important thing to note, however, is that high quality products provide long term value and peace of mind.

And they can even be more cost effective in the long haul. Imagine that you have to make a choice between a US-made kitchen sink that costs N45,000 (for example) and a China-made model that looks almost like it and has the same features but costs N15,000.

If you go for the cheaper option, you might have spent more than N50,000 on subsequent repair and replacement over the next 15 years, while the high-quality option keeps serving you for decades without any need for repair.

Brand

Some brands command higher prices than others, not necessarily because their products are all that better than others, but because they have established a reputation for quality over the years.

That’s why you’d see Nigerians opting for Elephant Cement rather than a cheaper brand. It’s not always about popularity; sometimes it just because the brand has been widely perceived as being synonymous with high quality.

Location

This is one factor that beats the imagination of many Nigerians, but interestingly, there seems to be nothing anyone can do about it. From the earliest days of this country, products generally sell at higher prices in some locations than in others.

For example, a 9-inch building block can go for N120 per piece in places like Ekiti and Yola, yet the same product would sell for as much as N180 or even N200 per piece in places like Lagos and Abuja.

This explains why some consumers in these high-cost locations prefer to purchase certain building materials from neighboring states, where these products sell for much cheaper.

Current cost of building materials in Nigeria

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