Grey Structure Cost of a 5 Marla House (A Category) in 2021

Grey Structure Cost 5 Marla

Smart planning is required to construct a 5 Marla home. You need to employ a reliable and committed to work team of staff, select the right building materials, work on the house’s design, layout and prepare your finances accordingly. 

AboutPakistan Property portal provides you a complete overview of the construction cost of a 5-marla house for your convenience. So, let’s take a look at the detailed review of the requirements for a 5 marla house. 



The covered area is 1,925 sq. ft. for a double-story 5 Marla building. There is a covered area of 875 per sq. ft. each for the first floor and the second floor. There are two kitchens, three bedrooms along with attached washrooms and a mumtee. 

Read more: Grey Structure Construction Cost of 10 Marla House in Pakistan 2021

Tiles are used as house flooring and marble is used only on the stairs and on kitchen shelves.

There are two phases of the construction of 5-marla house: 

  • Building the Grey Structure 
  • Finishing of the House 

First, we need to complete the grey structure of the house. 



Item Quantity Rate (PKR) Cost (PKR) 
Bricks, Sand, Crush, Rori    
Bricks Awwal 50,000 11.5 575,000 
Sand Ravi 3,150 20/c.ft. 63,000 
Sand Chenab for Plaster 700 35/c.ft. 24,500 
Crush Margalla (Lenter/Lintel) 900 75/c.ft. 67,500 
Crush Sarghoda (Floor) 600 65/c.ft. 39,000 
Rori – – 25,000 
Cement, Kassu & Rebar    
Cement (DG/Maple/Bestway) 525 520/bag 273,000 
Steel 60 Grade (Mughal, Ittefaq) 3 ton/3,000 kg 134/kg 402,000 
Kassu – – 50,000 
Labour 1,925 395/sq.ft. 760,375 
Plumbing & Wiring    
Plumbing (Popular) – – 80,000 
Wiring (GM) – – 65,000 
Grills, Gate, Chougat    
Grills – 190/sq.ft. 57,000 
Gate – – 60,000 
Chougat Steel – – 54,000 
Other Expenditures    
Termite Spray (FMC Biflex) – – 19,500 
Tank (TP) – – 12,000 
Total Cost   2,626,875 

Construction cost of the grey structure of a 5 marla house 

Bricks, cement, kassu, rebar, sand, bajri, safety grills are the main building materials required to create the grey structure of a 5 Marla home. Electrical wiring, plumbing and main gate installation are also an integral part in the cost of the grey structure. 

In the above-shared figure, we illustrated the amount of raw materials required to build the gray structure along with the costs of building the base. 


Around 50,000 bricks will be needed to construct a 5 Marla home. At the rate of PKR 11.5, it is suggested to select the Awwal category of bricks. The total cost of bricks will be Rs. 575,000. 

When building a 5-marla home, sand is also a vital part. In Pakistan, mostly sand is extracted from rivers, meanwhile it can also be collected from coastal beaches.The sand from the river beds is typically grey in color. In concrete mixtures, Ravi sand and Chenab sand are more frequently used. At the rate of PKR 20 per cubic foot, about 3,150 cubic feet of Ravi sand is used. This means that a total Ravi sand of PKR 63,000 cubic feet is used. 

The Chenab River sand is of better quality and prices are also marginally higher. At the rate of PKR 35, you’d need about 700 cubic feet of Chenab sand, bringing the total to PKR 24,500. 

Crush is used in the house to build the base structure of the floors and roof. Builders and contractors want Margalla crush to be used, but it is also feasible to use Sargodha crush. 

The needed quantity is approximately 900 cubic feet of Margalla lintel/lenter and is often used in the construction of the house roof. The cost is PKR 75 per cubic feet and overall it will take about PKR 67,500. 

In constructing the floor of the building, sargodha gravel is used. The gray structure of the 5 marla house at the cost of PKR 65 will require 600 cubic feet of Sargodha bajri. This implies that the Sargodha gravel would need PKR 39,000. Rori costs approximately 25,000 PKR. 

Total cost for Bricks, Sand, Crush and Rori will be = PKR 794,000 


Approximately 525 cement bags will be used while constructing the grey structure of a 5 marla house which cost you around 273,000 in total. Cement price varies on daily basis and in current market you can have the 50kg cement bag in PKR 520. 

Meanwhile, in order to fill out the empty area of the plot you need Kassu. Kassu is a mixture of mitti (clay) and sand. To cover a 5 marla empty plot the estimated price will be around 50,000. 

60 grade Rebar (Sarya, Steel) is also used while constructing grey structure. It is estimated that in order to build 5 marla house you need atleast 3 ton or 3000 kg of steel, which will cost you around at the rate of 402,000. The per kg current market steel rate is PKR 134. 

Cost of Cement, Kassu and Rebar = PKR 725,000 


When building a home, labor costs is extremely important to keep in mind. 

Laborer’s are the one who remains with the project from start to end. Due to the directly dealing with the contractor the owner does not have to worry regarding unpredicted leaving of labors from project. It is contractor’s duty to maintain the workforce intact. 

The cost of labor is highly reliant on on the amount of time needed for construction. Although it suits the labourer to extend the work in the expectation that more money will continue to be made, however, the builder has a deadline to follow. This dedication to the timetable helps the builder or contractor to ensure that work is done on time and according to the expectations they have assured. 

In Pakistan there are fluctuation in labour cost, on some regions labour cost is around 375 per sq. ft. and on some parts of Pakistan it goes up to 395 per sq. ft. if we take the highest number then the estimated price for will be around PKR 760,375. This labour cost is related grey structure only, the estimated price does not include woodwork, tiles work or window work. 

Labour Cost = PKR 760, 375. 


The construction costs of a 5 marla house include costs for water, sewerage, gas and drainage systems to be built. This is all called plumbing work. Roughly PKR 80,000, including labor costs and materials, is required for plumbing work. 

In constructing house, electrical wiring is an essential aspect. Wiring in the house needs experience, and it is better to hire a professional to do all the electrical work. For the wiring, approximately PKR 65,000 is required. This covers both the cost of labor and the material that is used. 

Cost of Plumbing & Wiring = PKR 145,000 


Steel is needed at various points during building a house, such as when the door frames are made using Chougat Steel. In order to complete this part of the house you atleast need PKR 54,000. 

In addition, you will need to have window safety grills and a main gate for which an approximate budget of PKR 57,000 for the grills and about PKR 60,000 for the gate should be reserved. 

Total cost of Chougat Steel, Gate & Grills = PKR 171,000 


The septic tank and the termite spray are other expenditures. For the water storage tank, you need to build concrete walls using cement. To build the overhead tank, approximately PKR 12,000 is required. 

In the future, controlling termite infestation before construction starts will really benefit you to protect against potential attacks as they exist in areas where humidity and moisture are highly concentrated. In order to prevent termite infestation, approximately PKR 19,500 is needed. 

Cost of Miscellaneous Items = PKR 31,500 

Total Grey Structure Cost = PKR 2,626,875 

The overall cost of building the grey structure of a 5 marla house will therefore be PKR 2,626,875. 

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