How much would it cost to plaster a fence in Nigeria?
How many Partitions Make up Each wall of the fence?
Remember we agreed on 12 feet length for each partition!
So when we divide 100ft by 12, we have 8.3 partitions on each side of 100ft
but we have 2 sides measuring 100ft, so we can say 200ft divided by 12ft which gives us 16.66 partitions as we have below!
8.3 partition on 100ft side = 16.66 if we agree a partition is 12 feet
5 partition on 60ft side = 10 partition if we agree a partition is 12 feet
Total Partitions to be plastered = 26.6 or 27 partitions
Deduct 1 partition since our gate is 12 feet long.
- So total partition to be plastered is 26 partitions
Now, a mason or workman charges ₦2500 on every partition.
₦2500 x 26 partitions = ₦65,000
Number of bags of cement.
We have that 1 bag of cement can cover up to 2.5 partitions if we use the 15mm thickness, 1 bag of cement to 8 head pan of sharp sand + 4 head pan of mix mud
so if 1 bag of cement can cover 2.5 partitions, then we simply divide 26 by 2.5
26/2.5 gives us 10.4 or 11 bags of cement.
Sand needed to Plaster fence in Nigeria
In order for the work to be free from cracks, we have decided to use 1:12 mix ratio. (Where 1 represents a bag of cement, 12 represents 8 head pan of sharp sand, 4 head pan of mix-mud or clay sand)
So you are going to buy 1 trip of mix-mud which costs ₦25000
You are also going to buy 1 trip of sharp sand which costs ₦35,000
Payment for Helpers
As you know, a workman cannot mix and serve himself, so there are always porters around to help with fetching water, mixing cement and taking it to the point of placement.
These guys are paid around ₦3500 Daily for the work they do.
This means if the work goes for 5 days or more, you set aside some ₦15,000 to pay the helper isn’t it?
Now let us sum all the expenses to be sure of what it costs to plaster a fence in Nigeria.
Materials Required to Plaster a Fence in Nigeria 2022
In this section, we provide a summary of all expenses
11 Bags of cement @₦4200 =₦46,200
1 trip of mix mud =₦20,000 (Single)
1 trip of sharp sand =₦35,000 (2 in 1)
26 partitions @ ₦2500 =₦65,000
Miscellaneous =₦20,000 (Planks, boards, nails, drums, etc)
Helper @₦3500 daily =₦3,500 Daily
- Total ₦189,000
Please understand there might be more expenses if the work is not finished within a day and the helper had to work some days extra.
This estimate was made based on the assumption that a fence of at least 10 blocks high is about to be plastered, so if you have something lesser than 10 blocks, the estimate might be a bit lower.
Also understand that the agreed length of partition might vary depending on where you are. For instance, in Warri, Delta state, some locations accept 10ft as a partition, In Asaba, 10ft is not acceptable.
Conclusion: How to calculate the cost of plastering a fence in Nigeria
Based on the above, we can boldly say that in order to plaster a fence measuring 100ft by 60ft, a total of ₦200,000 had to be made available to cover for all expenses.
It is important to also understand that the quality of workmen you have for the project would determine how well your material is managed as bad workmen have been known to be really wasteful.
Buying 2 Trips of different types of sand might not be necessary if the normal mix-mud was supplied for the project
The nature of block work can also lead to more expenses as plastering is most times aimed at correcting whatever errors that occurred during setting of blocks.
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