5 Basic Steps in Building a House in Nigeria

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Steps in  building a house in Nigeria

Steps in building a house in Nigeria

There are so many things to think about when building a new home that it’s easy to get overwhelmed and to overlook small but important details. But don’t worry. We’re here to help.

  1. Acquiring a Plot

With the right real estate company (buying from omo onile is not always advisable), you can acquire a plot of land in your desired geographical location and get all documents leading to proof of ownership of the land. Once this is done, you are set for the second step.

  1. Building plan

Once the land is in your kitty and all the necessary documentation done, next in the steps in building a house is to get the service of an architect to draw the plan of the structure (house) you plan to build.

There are regulations regarding what can be built, where and how, the Architect is the best person to help you through the maze and marry your dream with what is possible and legal. Before a standard house is erected, involving an architect will be a very good thing to do.

3.Consulting with a Quantity surveyor/Building professional

Once the Architect is done with the drawings as required before he presents it for building plan approval or after he must have done so, you will need the services of a Quantity Surveyor to come up with the Bill of Quantities (BoQ). Well-groomed professionals abound for consultancy with respect to the amount and quantity of various materials you will need all through the stages of building process.

  1. Getting a Builder/Site Inspector

This person is sometimes called Contractor, Site Supervisor, or Foreman. Whatever he/she is called, the job is to help ensure that what you have on your plan is what is constructed on ground at not more than the estimated cost except where there are reasons why you must deviate from your plan a little or the cost because of price movement in the market between the time you drew your plan and got your BoQ and when you moved to the site.

  1. Water supply/ Labor

The challenge with that is that the quality of water used for your building project can affect the integrity of your structure and securing the services of laborers/masons, carpenters, electrician(s), plumber(s), etc. is essential in achieving your desired project. Without them, the actual implementation cannot be possible.

  1. Purchase of building materials

You need to have an answer to how you intend to procure your building materials. This is one aspect of your building project with huge potential of derailing the whole exercise cost wise if not put in check.

When you are ready to build give us a call (0802 239 6417) for concrete blocks and paving stones or visit our website at www.kandgindustrial.com

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