The cost of building materials is an important index because that is how you know whether or not housing is going to be affordable not just now but in the near future. Thankfully though in South Africa there is a fairly stable market for building materials, although many market analysts have changing predictions based on the various market forces at play, and the expected results of their interaction.
For one thing, there is a newfound demand for housing in South Africa because more South Africans are losing interest in the public housing schemes in big cities, and opting to build their own houses. Many people do so because they believe that building their own houses will give them such advantages as more privacy, better health as a result of living in a less crowded area, and a sense of accomplishment.
If you have a dream to build your house, and you want to find out how much is building materials prices in South Africa at the moment, then you have come to the right place.
Building Materials Prices in South Africa
Cement blocks are the building blocks that make up your structure. Not only will they constitute the outer borders; they will also make up the inner partitioning of the house into rooms. Blocks also come in different shapes sizes and designated uses.
AAC (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) Block 110mm costs around R48.00 per piece.
AAC (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) Block 150mm costs around R69.00 per piece.
AAC (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) Block 220mm costs around R99.00 per piece.
Cement brick maxi 7mpa costs around R3.25 per piece.
Cement brick stock 7mpa costs around R1.45 per piece.
Cement Stock Brick 7 MPa costs around R3.39 per piece
Bricks are like the literal building blocks of your house. They are the fabric of the building, and the item that you may buy the most throughout the course of your building project. There are several types of Bricks, and naturally, there are different prices for this building material, although the prices do not vary by a large margin.
Brick Clay Plaster costs around R2.52 Per Piece.
Makoro Ingwe Satin Brick costs around R3.37 Per Piece.
Letaba Travertine costs around R4.77 per piece.
Letaba Satin costs around R4.77 per piece.
Brick Stock Cemblock costs around R2.69 per piece.
Brick Maxi Cemblock costs around R5.37 per piece.
Timber plays several roles during the construction of your building, but most especially when you get to the roofing stage of your house. No matter how stylish and fashionable a building may look, there are probably rows of wooden holding up the roofing materials.
Untreated Structural Timber SABS 38×152 6.6m costs around R274.95.
Untreated Structural Timber SABS 50×76 4.8m costs around R138.95.
Untreated Structural Timber SABS 38×114 3.6m costs around R103.95.
Cement is one thing that you must buy as liberally as possible. This is because cement is what holds the building together; what makes it one strong unit. However, some builders are tempted to use less than the needed quantity of cement in their construction projects, with the result of a substandard building.
Please ensure that your building contractor uses the recommended quantity of cement so that you get a building that stands the test of time.
Prices of cement in South Africa vary according to manufacturer and quantity of packaging, and the various designated qualities.
CEMENT 32.5N 20KG KBC costs around R34.00 per piece.
Cement 32.5R 50KG PPC SURECEM costs around R79.00 per piece.
Cement 42.5N 50KG ALL PURPOSE costs around R109.00 per piece.
Cement 42.5N BUILDCRETE costs around R99.00 per piece.
Cement 42.5N KBC costs around R92.50 per piece.
Cement 42.5N SUREBUILD costs around R93.90 per piece.
Cement KBC 32.5N 50kg costs around R74.00 per piece.
White Cement 1KG costs around R27.00 per piece.
White Cement 52.5N 50KG costs around R449.00 per piece.
Building mix 1m3 costs around R354.00
Building mix 1m3 direct delivery costs around R529.00
Building sand 1m3 costs around R299.00
Building sand 1m3 direct delivery costs around R469.00
Plaster Sand 1m3 costs around R448.00
Plaster Sand 1m3 Direct Delivery costs around R591.00
River Sand 1m3 costs around R348.00
Metal Roof Tile Burgandy HARVEY ELITE costs around R159.00 per piece.
Metal Roof Tile Terra Cotta HARVEY ELITE costs around R159.00 per piece.
Metal Roof Tile Thatch HARVEY costs around R189.00 per piece.
Metal Roof Sheet IBR Galvanized Steel Z150 3m 0.47mm costs around R384.00 per piece.
Metal Roof Sheet Corrugated Galvanized Steel Z150 4.2m 0.47mm costs around R534.00 per piece.
Metal Roof Sheet IBR Galvanized Steel Z150 4.8m 0.47mm costs around R719.00 per piece.
Bitumen Ridge Green 1m ONDULINE costs around R79.00 per piece.
Verge Red 3D 1.04X.10m costs around R79.00 per piece.
End Cap Black 3D 1.06X0.19m costs around R69.00 per piece.
End Cap Red Ombre 3D 1.06X0.19m costs around R19.00 per piece.
Verge Florentino 3D 1.04X.10m costs around R69.00 per piece.
Slim Cap Red Classic 3D 1.06X0.19m ONDUVILLA costs around R89.00 per piece.
PC IBR BRONZE LM 6M costs around R729.00 per piece.
Polycarbonate Roof Sheet Corrugated 3m Clear costs around R397.00 per piece.
Polycarbonate Roof Sheet IBR 3m Clear costs around R374.00 per piece.
Polycarbonate Roof Sheet IBR 3m Bronze costs around R374.00 per piece.
Polycarbonate Roof Sheet IBR 2.4m Clear costs around R309.00 per piece.
Polycarbonate Roof Sheet IBR 2.4m Bronze costs around R299.00 per piece.
For one thing, building your house will give you more freedom to beautify the house as you like, even making changes in the structure of the building itself. A house can also be a financial asset; facilitating credit facilities and other things that can help you make bigger investments. When you build your own house you have the advantage of more privacy, and you can better maintain the environment, keeping it clean to preserve your health.
Please note that there may be small nonconformities in price from what is quoted in this article and prices at which the materials are sold in the particular area where you live. Furthermore, there may be additional charges to pay for delivery.