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Cost of Sandcrete Blocks in Nigeria (2021)

The patronage and use of cement blocks in building works in Nigeria is really overwhelming, on the increase and have dominated the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industry in Africa for years. Having decided to build your walls with brick and mortar instead of some of its alternatives like steel or wood or even with some composite materials, the next step will be to find out the cost or prices of these building materials before deploying workmen on site.

Prices of cement blocks in Nigeria

Cost across the country vary. The average price of blocks in Nigeria is between ₦170 to ₦250 naira. Below is a detailed presentation of how much blocks cost in Nigeria which we gatherd with the help of bricklayers who have been in the business for a while now and have witnessed how cost of this materials fluctuate overtime.

Types of Sand Cement Blocks

  • Hollow blocks
  • Solid blocks

Sandcrete Hollow blocks

Hollow blocks are rectangular masonry blocks that have vertically created holes or cavities in them so as to control heat reception and transfer. The hollow-core created in them reduce the cross-sectional area of the block to about 25%. It comes in different sizes that differentiates its various kinds like:
450 x 225 x 125 – 5 inches (suitable for non load bearing walls and partitions), while 450 x 225 x 150 – 6 inches and 450 x 225 x 225 – 9 inches (for load bearing walls).

Block Sizes Hollow Current Prices
9 inches – 450x225x225 Vibrated ₦250
6 inches – 450x225x150 Vibrated ₦220
5 inches – 450x225x125 Vibrated ₦190
9 inches – 450x225x225 Hand mould ₦200
6 inches – 450x225x150 Hand mould ₦190
5 inches – 450x225x125 Hand mould ₦180

Sandcrete Solid blocks

Solid blocks are rectangular masonry units with little or no holes found in them. Just like the previous sandcrete block type, solid blocks come in various sizes both standard and custom sizes as project requirement and specifications depicts. Some of the available sizes include:
450 x 225 x 125 – 5 inches (suitable for non load bearing walls and partitions), while 450 x 225 x 150 – 6 inches and 450 x 225 x 225 – 9 inches (for load bearing walls).

Block Sizes Solid Current Prices
9 inches – 450x225x225 Vibrated ₦230
6 inches – 450x225x150 Vibrated ₦210
5 inches – 450x225x125 Vibrated ₦180
9 inches – 450x225x225 Hand mould ₦220
6 inches – 450x225x150 Hand mould ₦190
5 inches – 450x225x125 Hand mould ₦170

Cost of laying blocks in Nigeria

Nigerian bricklayers charge for labour cost by counting number of Blocks laid, by work done per day or even by partition, as a building contractor, whether you are going for daily pay or by counting depends on so many factors surrounding the project you want to execute. The price for a work Gang (2 Mason and labourer) is ₦11,500 per day while that of paying by count is ₦70 per block currently.

Professionals always recommend the former rather than the later since by counting will always be abused and usually does not make for quality work. It becomes an option where quick project delivery is above all factors and where these blocks does not serve as load bearing members.

Having taken a full appraisal of our estimated sandcrete block prices, tell us what you think using our comment section.


Jay Benedict is a graduate of Quantity Surveying from Nnamdi Azikiwe University. He has indept knowledge about costing and loves updating you with how much building materials cost in the markets today. Feel free to also alert me on the current prices in your State by using the comment box below.


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