Waterproofing Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

This guide is a materials breakdown per square meter of waterproofing works. All you have to do is to multiply the factors below with your computed total area (in square meter). All in straight-to-the-point calculations.

Cementitious Waterproofing

Materials DescriptionUnitQTY
Cement-Based Waterproofingsq.m.1.05

Liquid Waterproofing

Materials DescriptionUnitQTY
Primer CoatGal0.04
Liquid WaterproofingGal0.03

Preformed Waterproofing Membrane

Materials DescriptionUnitQTY
Asphalt PrimerGal0.10
Preformed Membranesq.m.1.05

To give you ideas, liquid and preformed membrane waterproofing are ideal for roof deck and suspended swimming pools. If you are only doing waterproofing for your second floor toilet and bath, cement-base waterproofing is good enough.

Check other construction data with the same concept on the links below.

Floor Topping Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Partition Walls Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Roofing Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Painting Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Tiling Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Ceiling Construction Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Metal Gate Construction Materials Breakdown and Prices

These are shared here for the non-technical people to do their own material computation without the need to ask or hire engineers or quantity surveyors.

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Floor Topping and Cement Finish Breakdown per Square Meter

This guide is a materials breakdown per square meter of floor topping and plain cement finish works. All you have to do is to multiply the factors below with your computed total area (in square meter). All in straight-to-the-point calculations.

The floor topping and cement finish in this guide is set at 50mm thickness.

Floor Cement Finish

Materials DescriptionUnitQTY
Cementbag0.73
Sandcu.m.0.06

Floor Topping

Materials DescriptionUnitQTY
CementBag0.70
Sandcu.m.0.06

Floor topping are used in mostly residential projects to rectify slant slab-on-grades and to prepare the floor for tiling works. Should you opt to just use plain cement finish, the cheat sheet above should come handy.


These are shared here for the non-technical people to do their own material computation without the need to ask or hire engineers or quantity surveyors.

Check other construction data with the same concept on the links below.

Partition Walls Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Roofing Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Painting Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Tiling Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Ceiling Construction Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Metal Gate Construction Materials Breakdown and Prices

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Partition Walls Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

With the rising low-cost housing projects in the Philippines, a lot of people has been asking how many certain materials are needed to construct additional partition walls on their bare house. This material breakdown guide should help Filipinos without the need to ask a professional. Anyhow, we suggest you hire one so all your concerns will be attended right away.

This is the typical walls of Filipino houses. These factors has enough wastage (very conservative, in fact). All you have to do is to multiply each factor to your calculated TOTAL square meter area and you should get the total number of materials needed for you to construct your do-it-yourself partition walls.

Plywood / Drywall on Metal Frame

Materials DescriptionUnitQTY
4′ x 8′ – Plywood / Fiber Cement Boardpc0.73
3m Length – Metal Studspc1.20
Rivetspc114.00
Metal Screwpc4.00

Plywood Partition on Lumber Frame

Materials DescriptionUnitQTY
4′ x 8′ – Marine Plywoodpc0.73
8′ – 2″x2″ Lumberpc1.42
Common Nailspc26.00
Concrete Nails (for concrete anchoring – may vary)pc6.00

Concrete Hollow Block Wall (Plastered, both sides)

Masonry WallUnitQTY
4″ Concrete Hollow Blockpcs12.5
Cementbag0.53
Sandcu.m.0.04
6m Length – 10mm Deformed Reinforcing Barspc0.40
No. 16 Tie Wirekg0.05
Cement Plaster Finish – 2 faces
Cementbag0.64
Fine Sandcu.m.0.054

This is a construction material breakdown guide and you should be able to get a rough estimate (close to actual) materials breakdown. 4″ is used in the concrete hollow block as it is the typical indoor CHB wall size for partitions. Note that materials breakdown for 4″ and 6″ concrete hollow block is NOT the same.

Check other construction data with the same concept on the links below.

Roofing Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Painting Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Tiling Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Ceiling Construction Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Metal Gate Construction Materials Breakdown and Prices

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Painting Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

This guide is a materials breakdown per square meter of painting works. All you have to do is to multiply the factors below with your computed total area (in square meter). All in straight-to-the-point calculations.

This only serves as a guide. We strongly suggest you hire a technical person so your concerns will be attended right away.

Concrete / Masonry Painting Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Materials DescriptionUnitQTY
Concrete NeutralizerGal0.02
Concrete Sealer / PrimerGal0.04
Patching CompoundGal0.05
Semi-Gloss (Double Coat)Gal0.08

Wood / Timber Painting Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Materials DescriptionUnitQTY
Glazing PuttyGal0.05
Flat Wall EnamelGal0.04
Enamel Quick DryGal0.04
Paint ThinnerL0.25
Tinting Color (if needed)Pint0.01

Metal / Steel Painting Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Materials DescriptionUnitQTY
Red Oxide PrimerGal0.04
Enamel PaintGal0.10
Paint ThinnerL0.25
Tinting Color (if needed)Pint0.01

These are shared so non-technical people can do their own material computation without the need to ask engineers or quantity surveyors. These factors in itself have conservative wastage factors. Anyhow, some still include 5%-10% additional expenses of the total material costs for contingency.


Check other construction data with the same concept on the links below.

Roofing Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Tiling Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Ceiling Construction Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Metal Gate Construction Materials Breakdown and Prices

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Roofing Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

This guide is a materials breakdown per square meter of roofing works. All you have to do is to multiply the factors below with your computed total area (in square meter). All in straight-to-the-point calculations.

Metal Roofing Sheets per Square Meter

Materials DescriptionUnitQTY
Pre-Painted Metal Sheets (Rib/Corrugated Type Long/Short Span)sq.m.1.05
Tek Screw / J-Bolt w/ Washerspc10

Roofing Gutter per Lineal Meter

Materials DescriptionUnitQTY
Fabricated Metal Roofing Gutterm1
12″ x 1″ GI Plain Strappc3
Blind Rivetspc16

Ridge, Hip, Valleys, Flashing, Valleys per Lineal Meter

Materials DescriptionUnitQTY
Ridge, Hip, Valleys, Flashing, Valleysm1
Blind Rivetspc18

Gutter, roof ridge, hip rolls, flashings and valleys are considered in linear meter since their area (or width as per actual) varies. These data already have wastage factors in it and these are very conservative. Anyhow, you may still include 5%-10% additional expenses of the total material costs for contingency.

Other similar construction data that may be beneficial to you is posted below.

Painting Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Tiling Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Ceiling Construction Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Metal Gate Construction Materials Breakdown with Prices

These are shared here for the non-technical people to do their own material computation without the need to ask or hire engineers or quantity surveyors. BUT, we strongly suggest you hire one so your concerns will be attended right away.

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Tiling Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Quantifying construction materials may be dreadful for most people and I believe most of you are relying to your engineer or foreman for these tasks. This easy cheat sheet is created so non-technical people can do DIY estimates on tiling works. All you have to do is multiply the factors below to your total area (in square meter) to get the total quantity of the tiling materials and its corresponding average prices.

Glazed Tile Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

DescriptionUnitQTYAmount / Unit (PhP)Total Amount (PhP)
200cm x 200cm Glazed Tilespc2616.00416.00
Portland CementBag0.33260.0085.8
Sandcu.m.0.031,500.0045.00
Tile GroutBag0.1365.008.45
Tile Adhesive (25 Kg)Bag0.15405.0060.75
GRAN TOTAL
(per SQ.M.)
616.00

Amount for labor cost should be around Php 248.00 per square meter so, total cost per square meter of glazed tiling work with labor cost is around Php 853.00.

Unglazed Tile Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

DescriptionUnitQTYAmount / Unit (PhP)Total Amount (PhP)
600mm x 600mm Granite Tile pcs2.921,500.004,375.00
Portland Cementbag0.33260.0085.80
Sandcu.m.0.031,500.0045.00
Tile Groutbag0.1365.008.45
GRAN TOTAL
(per SQ.M.)
4,514.25

For the unglazed tiling works, 60cm x 60cm granite tile is used. Just multiply your total area in square meter to the factors above and you should get a conservative materials estimate for your tiling works. The factor for the labor cost is around 30% – 45% of the total materials cost. Since granite tile is more labor sensitive as it needs buffing, trimming and polishing, its labor cost is also way steeper compared to glazed tile sample above.

The average labor cost for granite tiling per square meter is around Php 1,652.00. Thus, getting a total cost of Php 6,166.00 per square meter.

Furthermore, unglazed tiles are best used in wet areas suck us bathroom because it is more slip resistant. Also, unglazed tiles are preferred to outdoor gardening and tiling works because it is not apparent when the tile is chipped.

Other similar construction data that may be beneficial to you are listed below.

Painting Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Roofing Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Ceiling Construction Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Metal Gate Construction Materials Breakdown with Prices

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Ceiling Construction Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

This guide is a materials breakdown per square meter of ceiling works. All you have to do is to multiply the factors below with your computed total area (in square meter). All in straight-to-the-point calculations for both metal-framed ceiling and timber-framed ceiling constructions.

This is just theoretical for the sake of simple calculation. Wall angle may vary on actual. No shadow lines or decorative gaps were assumed.

All items is computed with enough wastage factor so this ceiling construction breakdown should come handy for ordinary people.

Metal – Framed Ceiling Breakdown per SQ.M.

Material DescriptionUnitQTY
4′ x 8′ Ficem Board / Gypsum / Ordinary Plywoodpc0.37
Metal Furring – 3m Length (of preferred size)pc1.14
Carrying Channel – 3m Length (of preferred size)pc0.37
Hanger Rodpc1
Channel Clippc6
Wall Angle – 3m Lengthpc0.24
Rivetpc14
Metal Screwpc4

Timber – Framed Ceiling Breakdown per SQ.M.

Materials DescriptionUnitQTY
4′ x 8′ Ficem Board / Marine Plywood / Ordinary Plywoodpc0.37
2″ x 2″ Lumber – 8′ Lengthpc1.2
Assorted Nailskg0.14

Other similar construction data that may be beneficial to you are listed below.

Painting Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Roofing Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Tiling Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Metal Gate Construction Materials Breakdown with Prices

These are shared here for the non-technical people to do their own material computation without the need to ask or hire engineers or quantity surveyors. Still, if in doubt, it is recommended to hire one.

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Metal Gate Construction Material Breakdown and Prices

This guide should be handy for people who already have existing concrete column posts. We just quantified the steel gate itself since people were asking how much the construction of their gates are.


This is the actual plan for a typical metal gate and the material breakdown with prices are listed below.

Steel / Metal Gate Construction Perspective Plan | philconprices.com

Materials Breakdown:
1.) 2″ x 2″ Square Tube, 17 pcs (Php 649) – 6 meters per length : [Php 11,033.00]

2.) Pillow Block , 4 pcs (Php 240) : [Php 960.00]

3.) Cutting Disk , 5 pcs (Php 40) : [Php 200.00]

4.) Welding Rod , 4 kilos (Php 80) : [Php 320.00]

5.) Irod Rod – 1′ : [Php 100.00] – to find the cheapest one, check for junkshops near you they might have good scrap iron rods.


Total Material Cost : [Php 12,613.00].

The prices per location may vary. Find hardware shops that can deliver these materials right at your doorsteps.
Look for deals where welding machine and other equipment are to be taken care of by the contractor. Labor cost including equipment should be around 40% – 70% of the materials cost. Thus, say, around Php 7,500.00, bringing a total construction cost of around Php 20,200.00. Painting work is not included. The actual timeline to finish this metal gate is around 2-4 days.


For the painting, you can do it yourself. Just buy these additional materials.

1.) 2″ Paint Brush, 3 pcs (Php 60) : [Php 180.00]

2.) Fine-grit Sand Paper, optional : [Php 120.00]

3.) Rust Converter / Primer, 1L : [Php 230.00]

4.) Red Lead, optional 1L : [Php 150.00]

5.) Metal Paint, 1 Gal : [Php 450.00]


Hence, additional painting cost is around Php 1,130.00 if you do the painting work yourself.


Since the gate dimension here differs to the ones that you have, again, this serves only as a guide. We hope to help those people who may not be affiliated with any engineers / architects. Still, when you can, we suggest you seek professional help so they can attend to your concerns right away.


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Average Construction Cost for a Single-Car Garage

This post should help you determine the amount you need to construct a stand-alone single garage. Meaning, it is a different structure and is not a part of your actual house. Below is the 3D plan of the garage.

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Typical Stand-alone Garage | philconprices.com

This may be the most simplified version of typical garages that serves its purpose — that is to keep your car from the elements. There is no fascia and ceiling to lower down the cost. Building it with fascia and ceiling is completely optional but it is suggested not to have it since Filipinos are very budget-minded.

The garage construction cost breakdown is as follows:

Concreting Structure: Total =PhP 20,954.99

  1. Footing = PhP 2,273.12

  2. Column = PhP 4,750.28

  3. Slab-on-Grade = PhP 9,555.83

  4. Formworks = PhP 4,375.76

Roofing Works: Total = Php 23,995.14

  1. Truss and Roof Sheets = PhP 23,995.14

Painting Works: Total = Php 4,008.19

  1. Column = Php 809.02

  2. Trusses = Php 3,199.17

Electrical Works (without wall lamps):

Wiring and Lighting = Php 2,211.30

Electrical Works (with wall lamps):

Wiring and Lighting = Php 6,072.15

With a total construction material cost of Php 51,169.62 without the wall lamps and Php 55,030.47 with the wall lamps. Again, that amount is for the materials only. The labor rate is around 40%-60% of the materials cost (this is only a guide as labor rates vary per location). Please also note that general materials prices is used in the calculation of the total construction price. Materials prices differ per region.

The estimated labor cost should be around Php 25,000.00-30,000.00 and they should be able to complete this in 10 – 21 days. If there is a contractor / engineer / architect near you then you better hire one. In fact, it is ALWAYS advised to hire a professional. They’ll know what you need and they can answer your questions right away.

 

Single Story House (w/ two-story foundation provision) Materials Breakdown with Prices

This post is created for a relative. She badly wants to start constructing her house as her fund is depleting real quick. So, this is a one story house with a footing foundation provision for a two-story house. The materials breakdown, plan and approximate prices comes with it.

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Typical Single Story Perspective | philconprices.com

Since the fund is limited, she decided to put up one-story for the meantime. Soon enough, if fund becomes available, she will be renovating this to have its second floor.

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Typical Single Story Details 1 | philconprices.com

If you inspect it, the footing depth is set deep enough to cater the loads of a two-story house. Tie beams were included as this house will be located on a sandy-soil. It helps in keeping the structure on its level and shape in case one footing gets displaced.

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Typical Single Story Details 2 | philconprices.com

Again, since the fund is limited, there will be no partition for the meantime. Their original house is just beside this new construction so they do not have to worry about where they will be sleeping. Wooden truss is used instead of steel since a future floor extension is considered.

The prices differs per location. Some construction materials prices may be expensive in one area and cheap on the other. The construction materials breakdown where divided such that non-technical people will be able to estimate the amount corresponding to the work. In example, if you do not have money yet for the plastering works, then just deduct the plastering work amount. This is a single story house with a two-story foundation sample calculation of materials cost that Filipino may incur if they decided to build one.

The breakdown for the materials and the prices is as follows.

Single Story House Materials Summary with Prices
Description Unit  Quantity  Price Amount
Concreting Works
 Gravel (including gravel bed) cu.m.       10.06   1,500.00         15,083.81
 Sand cu.m.          4.01   1,500.00           6,011.06
 Cement (40kg) bag       73.00      260.00         18,980.00
        40,074.88
Reinforcing Bars
pcs 10mm diameter rebars @ 6m pcs       91.00      148.00         13,468.00
pcs 12mm diameter rebars @ 6m pcs       28.00      213.00           5,964.00
pcs 16mm diameter rebars @ 6m pcs       45.00      379.00         17,055.00
kilos #16 tie wire kls          2.29        55.00               125.76
        36,612.76
Formworks
1.2m x 2.4m plywood (3 uses) pcs          4.00      710.00           2,840.00
2×2 lumber wood @ 8′ pcs       34.00      360.00         12,240.00
common wire nails kls          2.32        80.00               185.44
        15,265.44
Masonry
Concrete Wall
concrete hollow blocks – 4″ pcs     818.00        15.00         12,270.00
Cement bag       35.00      260.00           9,100.00
Sand cu.m.          2.61   1,500.00           3,921.60
Gable End
Hardiflex / Fiber Cement Board / Plywood pcs          2.00      890.00           1,780.00
pcs – 2×2 Wood lumber @ 8′ pcs       12.00      360.00           4,320.00
kilos common nails kls          1.00        80.00                 80.00
        31,471.60
Openings
0.8m x 2.1m Solid Door
(with jamb and hardwares)
unit          1.00   9,000.00           9,000.00
0.7m x 2.1m Hollow Door
(with jamb and hardwares)
unit          1.00   7,000.00           7,000.00
1.7 m x 1.0m Sliding Window
(with jamb and hardwares)
unit          3.00   4,000.00         12,000.00
0.5 m x 0.5m Awning Window
(with jamb and hardwares)
unit          1.00   2,500.00           2,500.00
        30,500.00
Plastering Works
Cement bag       41.00      260.00         10,660.00
Sand cu.m.          3.28   1,500.00           4,915.77
        15,575.77
Truss Works
2×6 wood lumber pcs       19.00   1,200.00         22,800.00
2×3 wood lumber – purlins pcs       37.00      600.00         22,200.00
Common Nails kls          6.00        80.00               480.00
        45,480.00
Roofing Works
Roof Sheet sq.m.       62.00      415.00         25,730.00
Tekscrew / J-bolt with washer pcs     620.00          1.00               620.00
Roof Ridge l.m.          8.85      200.00           1,770.00
Blind Rivets pcs     169.00          0.50                 84.50
Gutter l.m.       31.70      190.00           6,023.00
Blind Rivets pcs     677.00          0.50               338.50
12″x1″ GI Strap pcs       64.00        15.00               960.00
        35,526.00
Ceiling Works
Hardiflex / Fiber Cement Board / Plywood pcs       19.00      890.00         16,910.00
 pcs 2×2 good lumber -8′ pcs       54.00      360.00         19,440.00
 kilos assorted nails pcs          8.00        80.00               640.00
        36,990.00
Painting Works
Concrete Wall
Concrete Neutralizer Gal          2.45      550.00           1,347.72
Concrete Sealer / Primer Gal          4.90      670.00           3,283.54
Patching Compound Gal          6.13      550.00           3,369.30
Semi-Gloss Latex (Two Coats) Gal          9.80      655.00           6,420.05
Wood (Ceiling and Gable End)
Gallons Glazzing Putty kg          2.99      550.00           1,647.04
Gallons Flat Wall Enamel Gal          2.40      585.00           1,401.48
Gallons Enamel Quick Dry Gal          2.40      585.00           1,401.48
Liter Paint Thinner L          0.60      230.00               137.75
        19,008.37
Tiling Works
pcs 50cm x 50cm floor tiles pcs     110.00        50.00           5,500.00
Sink pcs 20cm x 20cm floor tiles pcs       29.00        20.00               580.00
pcs 20cm x 20cm CR floor tiles pcs       30.00        20.00               600.00
pcs 20cm x 20cm CR wall tiles pcs     133.00        20.00           2,660.00
Cement bag       12.00      260.00           3,120.00
Sand cu.m.          1.00   1,500.00           1,500.00
Tile Grout bag          5.00      200.00           1,000.00
Tile Adhesive (25kls) bag          2.00      200.00               400.00
Electrical         14,000.00
Plumbing         15,000.00
        15,360.00
 GRAND TOTAL >>>       350,864.82

The front aesthetic in the perspective photo is beautified (stone material is used in the software rendering). A combination of preferred painting colors may be used to achieve the perspective design.  Septic tank is not included since they will just be tapping to their existing sewer tank. Same thing goes with the electrical and water connections. Also, the sample amount above is just the materials price, labor and equipment cost is not included.

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Roofing Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Tiling Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Ceiling Construction Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

This construction material breakdown were calculated with enough wastage factor. This should be a handy guide for those who are just planning to construct their single story homes without hiring a professional yet. Still, it is advised to hire one before commencing so all your technical queries will be attended.

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