# Category: Calculation of Quantities

## Price Of Trip Of Sand In Nigeria

This is going to be a very short post, but then I’m going to ensure it gives you the Information you’re looking for. This is a post about Price of trip of sand in Nigeria. I’m writing on price of trip of sand in Nigeria in order to help those planning to build know exactly

## How To Calculate number of PVC ceiling For Self Contain

While brainstorming on the next topic to write for you my audience, i remembered i have never written anything about Roofing as well as Ceiling and so today i  want to give us a quick guide on calculating the number of PVC Ceiling required for a self contain.   If you’re looking for how

## How To Get Strong And Reliable Wooden Doors At A Reduced Cost

On this article I’m going to show you how to get strong and reliable Wooden doors at a Reduced cost. I learnt this the hard way, so I wouldn’t want to have my readers go through the same headache. How to Get Strong And Reliable Wooden Doors At A Reduced Cost In order to get

## How To Estimate The Amount Of Cement Mortar Required To Lay Blocks

How to estimate the amount of mortar Required To Lay Blocks As a builder, experienced site engineer, i can tell you on this page that one of most difficult moment of a building contractor or a builder is that moment when the client asks “How many Blocks will i need to build my

## How To Calculate Number Of Blocks To Fence One Plot Of Land

When we talk about Fencing projects, I know someone would want to wonder why fencing is very important to us. Well, fence is very important as it helps secure your plot of land from encroachment. Now I am going to write on how you could easily calculate the number of Blocks Required to Fence a

## 7 Factors That Affects The Cost Of Building 3 Bedroom Flat In Nigeria

Hi everyone, i really appreciate your calls and emails asking for different stuffs from cost estimation to my opinion and suggestions, it really means this blog is reaching the right ones at the right time and for this reason, i want to make make a post on factors that may affect the cost of building

## What Is The Difference Between Mortar, Cement, Concrete and Cement Paste

Today i want to answer one important question that has always occurred to me when i try to brainstorm on some new topics to write on my blog. Its a question that might be of great importance to you as a civil engineering student also. The question is “What is the difference between

## How To Calculate The Number Of Blocks Required For Your 3 Bedroom Flat

Today on guardianconstructions i will be discussing on how to calculate the number of blocks required for your 3 bedroom flat. This estimate would be based on the fact that a lot of my readers have been asking questions on how they can calculate the number of blocks required to build a 3 bedroom flat. In

## The Real Meaning Of Septic Tank

Today on Guardianconstructions i am going to be talking a lot about septic tanks. I will be discussing what this word means because i have seen a lot of people design septic tanks in the name of soak away, i have also seen people design these wrongly without considering several factors. Approach View of a

## 7 Steps To Prevent Collapse Of OverSite Concrete

On this post, I’m going to give a very simple definition for over site concrete. I’ll also describe some important steps you must take in order to have a durable over site concrete in your building and I’m doing this because lately I began to see a lot of collapsed over site concrete. So let’s

## Reasons Why Stone Based Roofing Sheets Are The Best For You

Are you a developer, Building Contractor, Civil engineer with a lot of focus on Buildings? Would you want to know the several reasons why stone based roofing sheets are the best option out there? Well, search no more for guardianconstructions shall today highlight the several reasons why Stone based roofing sheets would be the best

## Hardcore Filling: Meaning and Importance In Building Construction

If you’ve actually built up to the DPC level and done filling, your next question would be “Should i apply hardcore too”?, well, if that is your question, i am not going to say “Yes”, i also am not here to say “No”, i will leave you with a better understanding of the importance of

## Info: 6 Things You Must Know About TStv Subscription

Here are first hand info on the 6 things to know about TSTV that is lauching today 1. The N5000 for TSTV initial purchase includes a decoder, a dish and a remote control but excludes any installation service charge. 2. TSTV Pay AS You Go pause service i.e. the ability to pause your subscription when

## Estimated Cost Of Building A Standard 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Nigeria

Today on Guardianconstructions,i Will once again write on the Estimated cost of erecting a 3 bedroom Bungalow in Nigeria. as i have said, this is only an estimate. You are also to bear in mind that this estimate was made in January 2017 and as a result, a few changes may have occurred in terms of

## BEDC: How I Almost Lost My Money While Trying To Install BEDC Prepaid Meters

Today on GuardianConstructors, i am going to share with you a story.  Its a story that i know would serve as an eye opener to you as a would be landlord or a Nigerian trying to have one or more things fixed in the house. It would serve as a guide to you when you want

## Tutotial: How To Get An Architectural Plan For Your Bungalow At A Reduced Cost

Today on building contractor secrets, i would be talking about new bungalow design in Nigeria and i know this would be a very interesting content especially for those regularly searching for new designs for bungalow house in nigeria. Well, if you have been searching for the best Bungalow designs that would match your taste, i

## Info: All Questions About TStv Answered

So I was at the TSTV head office yesterday and I was excessively impressed by what I saw and I can no longer hold my excitement. Yes, it is really happening my people. TSTV will be launching on the 1st of October and will be live on satellite across Nigeria in the 36 states and

## Tutorial: A Very Powerful Tool To Help You Calculate The Amount Of Materials Required For Your Construction

For clients and contractors, the most difficult part of the profession is the ability to tell the exact amount of materials required to accomplish a task or completely mount a building. This is a very important aspect of construction as over 65% of contractors today would over quote or under quote the amount of materials

## 20 Important Steps Involved In Building A Home In Nigeria

Today on Building contractor secrets, i have decided to bring this information to my readers because i know i found it in a place where most of my audience may not be able to reach. Its a post that would highlight 20 different steps that must be taken by home builders in Nigeria in order to be

## Tutorial: How To Calculate The Number Of Wood Required For Decking

Well, i know you must have seen the other tutorial on how to calculate the number of bamboo sticks required to deck a building and would now want to know the number of planks required for the same building.  Well, You are on Building contractor secrets and so all the secrets will be exposed at

## Tutorial: How To Calculate The Number Of Bamboo Required For Construction Of Decking

For those building Duplex and other mansions requiring Decking or Slabs, one question you must provide a very accurate answer to is “How Can I Calculate Materials Required For Decking”, this is because in decking construction, Nails, Plank (1 x 12), Bamboo or bush wood (Usually Rubber) are required in large quantity and knowing how

## Tutorial: How To Know My Inverter Rating And Loads It Can Carry

In Nigeria, As a Nigeria i have seen businesses collapse simply because the power required to run such businesses aren’t there or are too expensive to the owners. You can just imagine that an average home with the intention to live a comfortable life with power all night long would spend at least 30,000 on

## Tutorial: How To Calculate The Amount Of Water Required For a Cubic Meter Of Concrete

Once again on building contractor secrets, i want to hammer on another important aspect of concrete that should never be over looked. I want to teach us how to calculate the volume of water required for a cubic meter of concrete. This is very important as a concrete mix with less water results to flash

## What Is The Cost Of Molding/Buying 500 Sandcrete Blocks in Nigeria?

Before anything, I want to say a big thanks to those who always make out time to visit Building Contractor secrets, those that calls and texts to make one inquiry or the other have actually continued to make me understand that I do communicate here. That this blog and the efforts as regards making fresh

## A Few Reasons Why You Should Never Rely On Family Source Of Labour If You’re A Contractor

Today I decided to create this post in order to share with you a few things I’ve been going through or went through back in the days when I relied in family members for most of the tasks on my site. Its just a few instances or reasons why you should never rely on family

## Tutorial: How Many WheelBarrows Of Cement, Sand And Granite Are In 1m³ Of Concrete

Today On Building Contractor Secrets i would love to make it easy for those on site thinking about How many wheelbarrows of sand, granite and bags of cement makes up 1 cubic meter (1m³) of Concrete. This is going to be very useful because i am also going to let you know the value of

## Tutorial: How To Convert Units From Feet, Inches To mm or Meter

Today on Buildingcontractorsecrets, I’m going to help you understand how to easily convert units from one system to the other. This is very necessary especially as the world is gradually becoming a digital place where a model could be developed in America but later sent to Canada for the final Prototype. Well, a drawing, usually

## Costing: What Would It Cost To Build A 2Bedroom Flat In Nigeria

Today on Building Contractor secrets, i am going to write on The Cost Of Building a 2 bedroom apartment/flat in Nigeria. I feel this is going to be very important for you if you are someone living abroad but needs a home built for you back in Nigeria. Learning about the cost of Building a

## Tutorial: How To Determine The Amount Of Paint Required To Paint Your Room

Once again on Building contractor secrets we are dedicated to exposing you to the best practices in building construction and how to quantify materials needed to complete your home as at the time you need it. We do this in order to help you avoid been cheated by Craftsmen and contractors especially the unregistered engineers

## How to Calculate The Number Of Blocks Required For 2-Bedroom Apartment Using the Area Method

Here today, i would be teaching us how to Calculate or Estimate the Number of Blocks required for your 2-bedroom bungalow using the area method. The area Method is usually easy and less stressful compared to other methods For a quick calculation, having known the entire length to be 72,500mm As we calculated from The

## High Cost Of Construction In Nigeria, 8 Reasons It Happens

I hope you enjoyed my previous post on the processes involved in getting approval for your building plan? Well, today we will be taking a deep look into the various factors greatly affecting the cost of construction. This is important especially for clients who’d always ask funny questions regarding the price of building materials in

## How To Calculate Soil Bearing Capacity And Types Of Bearing Capacity Of The Soil

The bearing capacity of soil is defined as the capacity of the soil to bear the loads coming from the foundation. The pressure which the soil can easily withstand against load is called allowable bearing pressure. Following are some types of bearing capacity of soil: Ultimate bearing capacity of soil (qu) The gross pressure at

## Updated: How To Calculate For The Number Of Blocks For Your Building

As a builder, it i have come to understand that one of the most commonly asked questions from a would-be house owner is no other than “How many blocks do you think would be just complete the building”? It is because of the regularity of this question that i have decided to write this post