Monday, 27 January 2020

What Is The Best Mix Ratio For Bonding Sandcrete Blocks?

What Is The Best Mix Ratio For Bonding Sandcrete Blocks?

Having worked on several Construction sites in Nigeria, i think another challenger faced by most newbie foremen is what to call the best mix ratio to be used especially during bricklaying or do i say erection of walls. I have faced this also, specially when everything is highlighted in the specification,meaning you cannot just use anything from anywhere. For this reason, i am going to talk about the best mix ratio for bonding sancrete blocks
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Sunday, 5 January 2020

Dubai Expo 2020: All The Details You'll Need

Dubai expo 2020 logo

The world will gather to celebrate the warm hospitality of the United Arab Emirates during its greatest event "Dubai Expo 2020". Dubai expo 2020 is an event that will bring the world together, open a lot of opportunities as well as earn more money for Dubai's Tourism board. 
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Wednesday, 25 December 2019

What is the Cost of Fencing a Plot of Land (100 x 50 with pillars) - Complete Guide

What is the cost of fencing a plot of land

Today on this space, I will be answering the question "what is the cost of fencing a plot of land in Nigeria". I'm doing this cos even though I've written so much about calculating the number of blocks required to fence a plot, an intending landlord also needs to know the cost of fencing which includes the cost of blocks, cost for cement and the amount set aside for workmen on site.
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Tuesday, 10 December 2019

5 Ways to Earn Big in Real Estate Business

5 ways to make it big in real estate business

Ever wondered why so many How to make good money in Real Estate Business? Well, i am glad you found this page cos this is what we are going to be talking about for the next 15 minutes. I am not going to say much about this topic, but i promise the tips you'll be learning from this will give you the needed advantage. 

Real Estate business right now is one of the most lucrative businesses in the world. There are hardly any known successful people who, at a point in their lives, haven’t ventured into Real Estate market or do not have shares in the sector. Over forty billionaires in the US owe their fortune to investments in Real Estate sector.  
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Wednesday, 4 December 2019

What are the Recent Trends in Construction Technology?

use of drones in construction industry

Construction technology is constantly evolving, with innovations ranging from powerful GPS tracking systems, to new construction apps introduced to the market every day From cutting-edge building technologies to innovative construction methods and better decision-making systems, projects are getting smarter. And i assure you, its just a matter of time before the old trends are no more. But then, what are the Recent Trends in Construction Technology?
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Monday, 2 September 2019

How Much is a Tiler Paid in Nigeria?

Been getting search signals from Bing on the Question "How Much is a Tiler paid in Nigeria" so I wanna write a little stuff about it.

The beat way to pay a tiler is to award him the full contract. Allow him cost the entire project and tell you his workmanship.
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Sunday, 1 September 2019

Tutorial: How to Calculate Materials Required to Mold 3500 Blocks (solid only)

how to calculate materials required for 3500 blocks

One thing about spending less cash when you are handling a building project is knowing what is required, in what quantity and quality and then having the right hands to handle these without wasting much or any at all. For this reason, i will be Discussing on How to Calculate Materials Required to Mold 3500 Blocks.

On this article, i will be using a 6 Inch block as case study, this is because i see a lot of builders using 6 inches blocks except those building anything above a storey building.  Do not forget that in a building project, you're faced with making decisions such as whether or not to buy or mold your own blocks.
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Monday, 5 August 2019

Vacancy: Massive Recruitment Spotted


Lagos residents Only!

Our Esteemed client in the transport, investment and Finance services, requests application from suitable and dynamic individuals to fill the following vacancies.


1. Head of Customer Service/Operations M/F
2. Head Investment M/F
3. Head Business/Brand Developer m/F
4. Head Admin/Human Resources F
5. Head IT M
6. Head Finance Controller M/F
7. Head Legal M/F


• Graduate from any Nigeria/Foreign University
• Have minimum of five (5) years cogent experience in the positions applied for.
• Morally Sound
• Computer literate and have adequate computer proficient
• Mentally and physically fit to handle responsibilities
• Person with good work record and proven integrity
• Ready to ensure good working relationship with subordinates. Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should forward their CV through the e-mail address provided below.

Make the position you are applying for the subject of the E-mail. Applications without a subject will not be attended to.

1. Investment officers With ability to meet and surpass targets.)  M/F
2. Customer Service M/F
3. Secretary F
4. Credit Operation M/F
5. Credit Officers M/F
6. Vehicle Inspection Officer M
7. IT Officers with good graphics design knowledge M/F
8. PA/Driver M
9. Vehicle Inspection Officers M
10. Office Assistant F (WAEC, OND)

• Must be a graduate
• Mentally and physically sound
• Have minimum of three (3) years working experience in the position(s) applies for.
• Smart and intelligent candidates with less experience can apply

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should forward their CV through the e-mail address provided below.

Make the position you are applying for the subject of the E-mail. Applications without a subject will not be attended to.

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Monday, 29 July 2019

2 Important Alternative Job Search Strategies For Everyone

Dear Jobseeker,

It is with love that I write you this letter today. I see the effort you make everyday, stalking every job site and WhatsApp group available. Most of them have not yielded any meaningful result.
This morning, permit me to share what I consider alternative search strategies you should try.

1. Through referrals. 
Tell as many people as you can about your situation. Join groups in churches, your community, anywhere. Let people see that you need this job and you have potential. You are likely to get plenty referrals based on how people perceive you and become concerned about your situation.
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Friday, 28 June 2019

Top 5 Professional Commercial Cleaning Companies in Dubai

In this article I will be reviewing top 5 professional commercial cleaning companies in Dubai  .  These cleaning companies are in charge of helping you keep you home, apartment, properties,  offices clean. They are so many companies that offer cleaning services but only few are professionals. Keeping your environment clean is necessary, with the help of cleaning services Dubai. You can always have a clean environment. 

Dubai is one of the Most popular city of the world. People that are living there are always classified on their technology advancement and high standard of living. Stories tells that Dubai has the most clean environment in the world. 
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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Reasons why professional commercial cleaning services are important.

professional cleaning services

For a lot of people, what comes to mind when they hear, "professional commercial cleaning services," is first world entrepreneurs trying to solve nonexistent problems and rip people off; sadly, this is untrue, and on this blog today, i will like to dispel this position of thought and explain better to you, my audience, 5 reasons why professional commercial cleaning services are important
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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

5 Easiest Ways to Earn a Living in Abuja With Little Investment

Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. At the 2006 general census, Abuja was said to have a population of approximately 780,000 people. Over the years, more people have moved into the city and made it a beehive of activities. With the number of people moving into the city, the city is yet to be as saturated as most other world major cities. As it stands, Abuja still has a lot of opportunities to be harnessed and even population advantages you can leverage on for business growth. We will be looking at 5 Easiest ways to earn a living in Abuja with little investment.

If you are considering the possibility of relocating to the capital city of Nigeria, here's a quick list of lucrative businesses you can start up with minimal funds to make ends meet and even generate great wealth, in the long run.

1. Professional housekeeping business

If you are the kind of person who enjoys doing house chores, Abuja is the place to make your hobby into a well-paying job. There are a lot of people in this city who often are too busy or stressed to get their apartments cleaned up; these people will need your services and skills and guess what? The demand for professional housekeepers is on the rise!

Starting a professional housekeeping business requires very little investment. All you need to start this business is a mobile phone (preferably with internet access), cleaning materials and enough money to cover your transport to where your services are needed.

The major challenge, however, is getting customers and getting them to trust you enough to let you into their space. This is why you need a strong online presence—this will make people see you have a reputation that you want to protect. Credible referrals from people you have rendered services would also go a long way in getting people to trust your brand.

Let's see another of the 5 Easiest ways to earn a living in Abuja with little investment.

2. Popcorn Business

Popcorn business is very lucrative in Abuja suburbs. The city has a large population of young children and adults, and we all know this group are lovers of all things snacks, why not cash in their cravings?

Starting a popcorn business in Abuja will cost you less than #100,000. All you will be needing is the skill of popcorn making, the popcorn machine (that costs about #30,000), and an excellent location to sell your product. The location could be free or cost at most #10,000/month.

3. Mobile restaurant

You can convert that cooking hobby of yours into a cash cow without as much as owning a restaurant stand. Today, you can start cooking and supplying breakfast and lunch packs to offices. You can take it a notch higher by providing family pack deliveries all at a decent cost. All you need is a little investment of less than #20,000 for foodstuff and container branding.
A lot of people are too caught up in their work to even go out for lunch. How about you fill in this gap and get paid?

NB: leveraging on social media applications like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can be a big game changer for your business success as a mobile food vendor.

4. Snooker and tennis corner

After a stressful week, some people want to relax and play. In Abuja, there are pubs where people set up snooker and table tennis corners. Customers come there for drinks and end up paying to play snooker or table tennis, and the owners of these corners are making a killing from this business.

The only investment for starting such a spot is money for the lease and getting tables and equipment for the games, and just like that, you are in business.

5. Smoothies and fruit bars

Starting a fruit and smoothies bar in Abuja requires less than #50,000. The main thing you need is adequate knowledge of making smoothies which you can source from the internet and a location. Preferably, the location should be within a pub where all you need to do is pay a lease (this shouldn't be more than #10,000/month) they already have a customer base. You will also be needing blenders, cups and of course, raw materials.

We do hope you found this article helpful; we can't wait to see you and your business here.

Well, as always, on, my aim is to expose these secrets the way no one else will give then out and this time I gave a total of 5 Easiest ways to earn a living in Abuja with little investment.

Don't forget my other interesting post on calculating how many square meters in a packet of tile and several others.

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Saturday, 15 June 2019

5 most important businesses in Abuja, Nigeria

5 most important businesses in Abuja

Every business venture is an important one. However, some businesses are more crucial than others and as such, generate better profit margins. The location and lifestyle of people residing in a place are major factors that  influence the business flow and growth. Abuja being one of Africa's emerging cities, has quite a large population and business owners have continued to explore business opportunities that appeals most to the residents of Abuja. We have come up with a list of the five (5) most important businesses in Abuja. 

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Vacancy: Federal Medical Centre, Jabi Abuja Massive Recruitment 2019


JOB REF: NOHR 69/5982






Federal Medical Center, Jabi Abuja is interested in talented individuals who excel in their area of expertise, make superior business contributions, demonstrate strong leadership and team behavior, take personal development and improvement seriously, and conduct business with integrity at all times to come and work with our company Email your Cv's

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and the Vacancies are only Available at our company.


Applicants Who specializes in different Job Fields/Skills should email their Most Updated Resumes at:

Federal Medical Center, Jabi Abuja is a world of all types of talent and its value is jointly created by its employers. Therefore, we view employers preciousness, are willing to take in the best minds of potential and sincerely wish every employer to have his own opportunity in the company.

a) Consultant Medical Microbiologist
b) Consultant Plant Surgeon
c) Senior Health Attendant
d) Clerical Officer II
e) Project Management
f) Computer Engineering
g) Designing Engineering
h) Mechanical Engineer
i) Technologist II/Prosthetics/Orthotics
j) Software Engineer
k) Financial Manager
l) Assist Admin.
m) Health Records Technician
n) Financial Analyst
o) Software Quality Assurance engineer
p) District Manager.
q) Computer Technician.
r) Architect
t)Medical Doctors / Nursing Officer II/Staff Nurse

u)Prosthetics/Orthotics Assistant

v)Technical Officer (Refrigerating & Air Conditioning)

w)Lecturer, Prosthetics/Orthotics

x)Medical Laboratory Scientist


z) Physician (Endocrinologist)

. Social Welfare Officer/Medical Social Worker

. Civil Engineer II

. Physician (Family Medicine)

. Medical Laboratory Scientist

. Driver

. Cleaner

A cooperate project management team, of hardworking applicants in any of the aforementioned offices

Quality single or family housing accommodation in company community.

. Free medical care for employee and family.

. Excellent educational assistance benefits with family status employment.

. Paid airfares allowing full flexibility with holiday travel.

. Personal effects shipment and excess baggage allowances.

. Full access to some of the finest and social recreational facilities in Nigeria.

Interested candidates must have experience in any of the above listed fields.

Interested candidates should forward their resumes/CV with verifiable reference(s) as word attached document to: E-Mail:

Note: Interested candidates are also required to contact our Office strictly for the purpose of this project.

Call: +234 814 098 3102
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Monday, 10 June 2019

How Many Square Meters Are In 1 packet Of Floor Tiles?

Carton of tile image

Welcome to yet another wonderful edition on On today's edition, we are going to be learning a very simple but very important topic for every Building Contractor out there. We will be learning How to Calculate the number of square meters in one packet of floor tile...

I chose this topic because it will enable you as an estimator know the quantity of tiles to buy for a particular project provided you have taken off properly and obtained the total area to be tiled.

Before we do this properly, let us first know the dimension of tiles an the number of quantities in every packet of tile you purchase

Tile Dimension Available in Nigerian Market

In Nigeria tile market, you will find tiles in the following Dimensions

300 x 300

300 x 600

400 x 400

400 x 250

600 x 600

Note: All Dimension are in Millimeter (mm)

How Many Piece of tiles exist in one packet?

Having known the dimensions of tiles available in the market, let us now consider the quantity of tiles in each carton/Packet. I will recommend you know the number of tiles in every packet you buy as this will enable you calculate correctly the number of square meters it can cover

For a packet of 300 x 300 tiles, there are 17 pieces

For a packet of 400 x 400 tiles, there are 12 pieces

For a packet of 400 x 250 tiles, there are 15 pieces

For a packet of 600 x 600 tiles, there are 4 pieces

Now we know how many pieces of tiles exists in a carton

Next, lets Calculate the number of square meters exists in a packet of floor tile purchased from a supplier.

How Many Square Meters Exists in 1 packet of floor tiles?

Now that we have been able to determine the number of tiles on every packet, it is now easy to estimate the number of square meters that can be covered by a packet.

In order to estimate the number of square meters in a packet of tile, we must know the surface area of each tile that makes up the packet and then multiply by the total number of tiles in the packet.

Its that simple...

Therefore, lets calculate the total area of each piece of tile and match this using the total number of tiles in a packet.

For a packet of 300 x 300 tiles, there are 17 pieces

This gives us: 300 x 300 x 17 = 1.53m2

For a packet of 400 x 400 tiles, there are 12 pieces

This gives us: 400  x 400 x 12 = 1.92m2

For a packet of 400 x 250 tiles, there are 15 pieces

This gives us: 400 x 250 x 15 = 1.5m2

For a packet of 600 x 600 tiles, there are 4 pieces

This gives us: 600 x 600 x 4 = 1.44m2

Now that you have known the total square meters in every packet of tile out there in the market, all you have to do is divide the value given to you by an estimator by the corresponding value on this page.

If you do this, you will be able to know the number of packets of tiles to buy for your tiling project without wasting much resources!
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Saturday, 8 June 2019

How To Buy and Secure Your Plot Of Land In Nigeria Today

Its indeed been such a long time since I last made a post here, its not because I never wanted to, its not because I'm short of ideas on what topic to pen on, its because of the many troubles of a young bachelor who is yet to find a good and stable source of income. But on this post today, I'll be discussing a very interesting topic - How to buy and secure your plot of land in Nigeria.
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Sunday, 21 April 2019

Best Chinese Restaurant In Dubai

Today I'm all about the best Chinese Restaurant in Dubai, writing this cos its the best Chinese restaurant Around me and I can't help but share so someone else gets a taste of what I had.

Last Winter, I took a Vacation and landed in Dubai. I loved Anything Hilton so I found myself in Hampton Hilton Hotel Located in Al Qusais.

Al Qusais is one of the cities connected by Dubai Metro and is currently a host to some of the best Restaurants you can find in Dubai.

From my Hampton Suite, I made a search for a place to eat Chinese Food, wasn't just looking for some food, I needed something nice, something that doesn't just have to be about prawns and nothing more.

Well, I took my phone, Google searched "Chinese Restaurants Around me" and I did this with my phone Location switched on.
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Friday, 29 March 2019

Reinforcement Rods Used In Building Construction

On this post i will be writing on the various types of reinforcement rods usually referred to as Rebar Steel for building construction. I am making this post based on a question i got from one of my readers.

Well, before i am going to writ about types of reinforcement rods used for building construction, i would like to say a little about reinforcement rods!

What are Reinforcement Rods?

Reinforcement steels are also known as Rebar steel, Reinforcing bar or reinforcement steel.They are usually made of steel and takes part in every construction works around us today!

A Rebar steel steel may appear on foundation footing (depending on the design and strength of soil), must appear on columns, Beams and slabs (For storey buildings)

Now Whats are the various types Of Rebar Steel used in Building construction?

Types Of Rebar Steel Used In Building Construction

1. Mild Steel Bars

For building construction, Mild steel Bars are used for their high resistance to Tensile stress and forms a major component of Reinforced Cement Concrete Beams, slab or column.

A Mild steel is usually plain surfaced and round. They are smooth and can be easily bent.

You will find Mild steel bars are usually found when iron benders are about to tie rods for a construction work.

The diameters could be in the range of 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, etc depending on the nature of work 

2. High Yield Reinforcement Steel Bars

High Yield Reinforcement steel bars are usually known for their rugged and patterned designs. During construction, they are usually placed Vertically and known as main bars while a mild steel is used as distribution bar!

High Yield Reinforcement bars are usually found in diameters such as 10mm, 12mm, 16mm, 24mm, etc!

High Yield Reinforcement steel is one of the types of rod for building construction!

3. Structural Steel

These are usually for making structural steel shapes. Structural shapes are profiles formed with a specific cross section and must fall within a certain for Mechanical Properties and Chemical composition.

So these are the types of reinforcement bar used in building construction i can think of for now maybe with time, i will update after a little time!

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Sunday, 24 March 2019

How to Buy Anything Without stepping Out from Home In Abuja

Are you looking for an Errand Person to help you get anything you need around Abuja? 

Are you looking for a reliable person to assist you with groceries, deliver stuffs to your clients or get stuffs from clients for you?

Well, search no further cos I've got what you've so long searched for.

I introduce to you Send Me Girl Concierge and Errand Services. I never believed a Nigerian would be so honest till I decided to use 'Send Me Girl'.
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Sunday, 4 November 2018

Plumbing: What Is The Cost Of Plumbing Material For 2 Bedroom Flat?

plumbing materials for 2 bedroom flat

To all my fervent readers, i greet you all for always being here even though i left for a while. Truth is i have been battling with some health issues for sometime now. On this post today i will be discussing on the cost of plumbing materials for 2 bedroom flat and this is meant for those in Nigeria Only. 

However, if you are a Nigerian Living Abroad/ Overseas and would like to have an idea on what it would cost to install Plumbing materials on your building back home, then this is for you. I will be making a list of Plumbing materials you'll need in your home as well as the cost of workmanship.
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Friday, 12 October 2018

Latest Scholarships Around The World

1. University of Chicago: UChicago is ‘Need aware’. They are very generous with aid and usually finance the tuition fee, cost of living, books and personal expenses. In addition to financial aid, UChicago offers Merit scholarships are partial-tuition scholarships. The vast majority of doctoral students receive a full, five-year package, including tuition and a stipend. Master’s programs differ more widely, with many offering some merit aid awards, and a few offering need based aid.
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Saturday, 29 September 2018

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 what to spend as far as buying of sand is concerned.
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Saturday, 15 September 2018

Flooding: Meaning, Causes And Prevention Of Floods In Nigeria

I am a Nigerian, this is no news! Its also not news that a great part of most Nigerian states gets submerged in flood when it starts to rain real hard from the months of  July, August, September, etc. Now on this blog i am going to talk about floods, the meaning of flood, causes and 10 smart prevention to flood.
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Sunday, 9 September 2018

Top 20 Road Construction Equipments Brilliantly Explained

Top 20 Road Construction Equipments

Today on i'm going to make a list of top 20 equipment used in road construction. I am making this post with the sole aim of bringing this knowledge to those that has no other means of having it other than the internet.

Before I list the top 20 equipments used in Road Construction, let's first understand a few things.
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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

5 Steps To Keeping Your Septic Tank Healthy

5 steps to keeping your septic tank healthy

As you know, I've written a few blogposts on cost estimates of septic tank which I guess provides a very good insight for my Nigerian readers. Today, I'm going to chip in something I know will be beneficial to everyone out there regardless of where you're reading from. This is going to be about keeping your septic tank healthy.
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Sunday, 2 September 2018

What Are The Importance Of Setting Time Of Cement?

What Are The Importance Of Setting Time Of Cement?

Today i will be talking about the importance of setting time of cement. This is important for you as a foreman because without the knowledge of setting time of cement, a lot of mistakes could be made that would result to total waste of materials (Concrete, Mortar) on site. 

On This post, you'll understand the meaning of Initial setting time Of Cement
You will understand the different types of setting time of cement.
You are also going to understand the importance of Initial and final setting time of cement
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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

How To Estimate Quantity Of PVC Ceiling For Self Contain

pvc ceiling fixing

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 to estimate the exact number of pvc ceiling to buy for that self contain you're building, then this post is for you.
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Monday, 20 August 2018

3 Business Ideas For Young Entrepreneurs In Nigeria

If you're considering enterpreneurship as a young Nigerian graduate, I'll like to make it clear that you're thinking right because the labour market of Nigeria is over saturated. Even the employed ones are looking for employment. Lol. On this post, I'm going to on this post, give you 3 business ideas for young entrepreneurs in Nigeria and I hope you'll see the need to take action quickly.
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Friday, 17 August 2018

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 a strong and reliable door at a reduced cost, you must be ready to do things yourself.

So I'm going to make a list of actions I took to get this done myself.
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Saturday, 11 August 2018

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

materials for 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 2 bedroom flat?" or How many bags of cement will i need to mold blocks or How many bags of cement will i need to lay the block. A this point, most contractors become stunned, to save the day, they quickly say "I'll get back to you". With this post today, you'll be learning How to estimate the amount of mortar Required To Lay Blocks. 

This means that by the time you're done reading this post, you will be able to answer questions like: How many bags of cement do i need to lay the blocks? How many trips of sand do i need for the block work

Just sit back and learn with me.

How Many Blocks are there in One square metre?

When i wrote this article on how many block are there in 1 square metre, i explained that there are about 10 number of blocks in every 1 square metre.

Want More proof?

Ok, walk with me dear.

What is the area of one 9 inch block in Nigeria?

In Nigeria, the area of a 9 inch block = 450mm x 225mm. The product of this gives us 0.101m2 isnt it?

Now to get the number of blocks to cover 1 square metre, we simply divide 1m2 by 0.101.

This gives us 9.99 isnt it? 
Can we just assume its 10 blocks since we cannot have 9.9 blocks?

Now lets see we can estimate the quantity of mortar required to law the blocks.

Before we proceed, lets quickly take a good look at the dimensions of a 9 inch block with voids (9 is very popular, known because it is usually used for building in Nigeria)

longitudinal section of a 9 inch block

Having seen the above image comprising of the various sections of a 9 inch hollow block, lets calculate the area of the block that will receive mortar.

How to Calculate the amount of mortar required by a 9 inch block

Ab = Area of the whole block - area of Voids

Ab = (0.45 x 0.225) - 2(0.15 x 0.125) = 0.0637 m2 

Whats the required thickness of martar?

The required thickness of mortar is usually 25mm

From the above, we can say that for every 9 inch block, there is need for 0.0637 x 25 and this gives us a 1.6m3 of mortar.

We will get back to this later on.

Now, let us assume that the mortar will be 25 mm thick

The typical arrangement of blocks in a one square metre wall is given below;

Arrangement of blocks in one square metre

Having seen the arrangement of blocks in a square metre, the number of blocks, lets now calculate the volume of mortar for 1 square metre of block

From the vertical section of a 1 square metre wall, the volume of mortar will be:

Vertical Mortar Requirements = 8 x (0.025 x 0.225 x 0.275) = 0.0123 m3
Horizontal mortar Requirements = 10 x (0.0637 x 0.025) = 0.0159 m3

Now, Adding Vertical and Horizontal Mortar requirements, we get a total of  = 0.0282 m3

To go further, let us assume that we have 300 m2 of wall, and we want to estimate the quantity of cement and sand for mortar needed to lay the blocks.

What Volume of Mortar is required to Lay Blocks on a 300m2 wall?

The volume of mortar required = 0.03 x 300 = 9 m3

What is the Mix Ratio For Mortar?
Typical mix ratio for mortar (laying of blocks) is 1:6

Materials For Cement Mortar

For Cement

Quantity of cement required = 1/7 x 1440 kg/m3 = 205.71 kg

Making allowance for shrinkage between fresh and wet concrete = 1.54 x 205.71 = 316.79 kg
Quantity of cement required in bags = 316.79/50 = 6.33 bags 

For 9m3 of Mortar;

You Must Provide = 9 x 6.33 = 57 bags of cement + allowance for waste as appropriate.

For Sharp Sand

Quantity of sand required = 6/7 x 1600 kg/m3 = 1371.428 kg

Making allowance for shrinkage between fresh and wet concrete = 1.54 x 1371.428 = 2112 kg

For 9m3 Of mortar;

You Must Provide = 9 x 2112 = 19004 kg of sharp sand + allowance for waste as appropriate.

So you can order 20 tonnes of sharp sand and 57 bags of cement for this job.

Now i am sure you understand How to estimate the amount of mortar Required To Lay Blocks (Cement and Sand) covering one square metre as well as make estimates for cement mortar.

Note: This post was made using a 9 inch block as a case study, the volume of mortar will differ if you're using a 6 inch hollow block. 

Also note that this post was made with the Nigerian contractors in mind.

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Saturday, 4 August 2018

Factors To Consider When Choosing Doors For Your Building

Factors To Consider When Choosing Doors For Your Building

Here on Guardianconstructions, i am dedicated to providing the best and nothing but the best information at all times. In today's edition, i am going to be taking us through the factors to consider when choosing doors for your building.

Knowing the factors to consider will help you as a builder, would-be landlord know what to spend as well as know where best to go for the doors you've selected.
I am going to make this post with the mind that you intend fixing solid wooden doors in your property. With that said, i'll explain the things you must consider as well as do to be able to get good doors for your property.

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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Differences Between Ordinary Portland Cement And Portland Pozzolana Cement

Cement is made by heating limestone (calcium carbonate) with small quantities of other materials (such as clay) to 1450°C in a kiln. The resulting hard substance, called 'clinker', is then ground with a small amount of gypsum into a powder to make 'Cement', the most commonly used type of cement. This cement is called Ordinary Portland Cement
Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) is the most common cement used in general concrete construction when there is no exposure to sulphates in the soil or groundwater.
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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

COMPLETE GUIDE: How To Calculate Number Of Blocks To Fence One Plot Of Land (100 by 50, no pillar)

How to calculate blocks for fence

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 Plot Of land with ease.
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