Number of blocks needed to build 2 bedroom flat

David Marcus

Owning a house is great idea of escaping from landlord problems and turns to become a property owner. Cost of rents have been increasing everyday. In some areas, the cost of renting 4 bedroom flat might be enough for you to build spacious 2 bedroom flat than throwing money every month/year for high rent. Though some people like paying high rent but the intelligent ones will prefer saving to build and own a home. The wise one may used 5m to build a house and later sell it for 10m while others used 5m for one year rent without benefiting from it.

Building a 2 bedroom flat, you’ll need a plot of land suitable for the construction. Today, we’ll check on how many blocks can build a 2 bedroom flat. Knowing the numbers of blocks needed will also help you to know the estimated cost of building. The calculation will be base on a 2 bedroom flat floor plan that contain 2 room, 1 master room, 1 kitchen, 1 dinning, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet.

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Estimation of the carpet area total + wall area

The Minimum carpet area needed for construction of spacious 2 bedroom flat is about 800 sq ft.

So to calculate the walls area, you need to multiply 800sq ft by the minimum wall areas which 3 – 3.5

Minimum wall areas = 800 × 3 = 2400
800 × 3.5 = 2800

One blocks Areas = 16inches × 8inches = 0.89square ft

Numbers of blocks per square ft = 1÷ 0.89 = 1.123 blocks

In total, multiply the minimum wall areas with the numbers of blocks per square ft.
2400 × 1.125 = 2700
2800 × 1.125 = 3,150

However, the numbers of blocks required to build a spacious 2 bedroom flat range between 2700 – 3150 blocks, when the height of the blocks is 16 inches with 8 inches length.

Also, the numbers of blocks needed to build 2 bedroom flat depend on many factors which includes the house plan, thickness of the walls and the inches of blocks used. In some case, it may be a difficult task to figure out the blocks required if there’s no additional information.

Also Read: How many blocks to fence a plot of land (100ft by 100ft)

Estimated bags of cement require to build 2 bedroom flat

To know the bags of cement needed for 2 bedroom flat, you’ll need to divide the amount blocks needed on the construction site with the amount of blocks one bag of cement can produce.

Since our calculation will be on 8inches block. One bag of cement

Since our calculation will be on 8inches block. One bag of cement can produce up 30 inches blocks. So divide the numbers of blocks required for construction with the numbers of blocks a bag of cement can produce.
2700 ÷ 30 = 90
3150 ÷ 30 = 105

On a average, the bags of cement required to build 2 bedroom flat range between 90 – 105 bags when making use of 8inches blocks.

Conclusion

It is important to consider wastage and make a 10% increase of blocks to cover up all the broken one’s during construction. This calculation was done with the use of 16inches blocks hieght and 8inches length. Incase you have additional plan, you may involve experience contractor to help.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions

How many bundle of zinc can roof 2 bedroom flat?

Bundle of zinc required to roof a 2 bed flat is around 4 – 5 bundles.

How many blocks can build 2 bedroom flat in nigeria?

Estimated blocks needed range from 2700 – 3150 blocks, with 16inches hieght and 8inches length.

How much is 2 bedroom flat in usa?

It will cost around $1500 – $2000 to rent a spacious 2 bedroom flat in US monthly.

About David Marcus

David Marcus is a well known real estate agent and a web blogger, who have been in the industry for the pass few years and proven himself as one of the top real estate expertise in Nigeria. He had genuine passion for real estate. He’s also behind the success of galantnaija.com, where he serve as an author and publisher before he now decide to establish his own brand funded.

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