The land that you choose to build can affect the final cost of your building project.
The materials cost a building project is almost fixed in Nigeria. This means the cost of building a house in Lekki is almost the same as the amount you’d be the same design of house in Oshodi.
However, the final cost of a building project is determined by the amount the land is sold in different location. The same applies to your conveyancing cost and the cost of securing permit from the government. All these costs varies in different site location.
Regardless of where you choose to build, you will have to pay for soil tests to assess the suitability of the site that you have chosen. Soil type can affect the foundation requirement and building techniques that must be adopted.
Topography: Slope and Valley
The cost of building a house in a sloped land will almost 30% more than its cost to build the same house on a flat land because it will need to be graded, levelled and stabilized first before the foundation can be laid.
In some extreme cases, basements are recommended which comes at an additional cost.
Building in an area with the potential for floods or high winds can drive up building costs due to the need to protect the building from disaster.
When it comes to cost-effective home construction, the cheapest way to build a house depends on many different factors.
However, we advice home owners to pay good attention to the land they’re buying as it can adversely affect their final build budget.
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