Reinforcements or Steel bars are important structural components of any building which are mainly used to receive and transfer loads from one point to another. They come in different sizes, sometimes the structural engineer may recommend the 12mm, 16mm, 20mm, 25mm, 10mm, 8mm, or others depending on the strength of material and other design specifications.
There are four steel bar types used for load bearing purposes. They include Cold Worked Steel, Prestressing Steel, Hot Rolled Deformed Bars and Mild Steel Plain bars.
The type commonly used in enhancing the tensile strength of concrete in beams and columns in Nigeria fall under the Hot Rolled Deformed Bars category and that is the most popular of all Rods types. In case you are going to the building material markets soon, these Reinforcements are commonly known as Iron rods by traders and it takes different finishing for different construction purposes.
For small to medium scale projects, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm bar sizes will economically do the work without adding unnecessary weight to the building. But for complex engineering constructions like bridges, and tunnel where length of work run in Kilometers of lengths, higher diameter bars will be needed so as not to degrade the structural integrity of the project
Reinforcement: Prices of Iron rods in Nigeria 2023
For Contractors, Real estate developers, structural engineers, Masons, Quantity surveyors or estimators who may want to know the price per kg of Iron rods in their locality, know now that it may vary as the amount provided here is the likely cost of this building material in this year.
Depending on how you choose to order for them, retail or wholesale quantities are usually sold per ton. Therefore, to make things easy, the amount per unit of TMT rod recommended by Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) is below.
The average price per ton of TMT iron rods for 4th October 2023 is ₦420,000. Below is the price list for a single 12 meter length of TMT rods.
|Steel Diameter||Per Ton||Current Price|
|6 mm||376 pieces||₦1,200|
|8 mm||210 pieces||₦2,100|
|10 mm||134 pieces||₦3,300|
|12 mm||93 pieces||₦4,800|
|16 mm||52 pieces||₦8,500|
|20 mm||34 pieces||₦13,000|
|25 mm||21 pieces||₦21,000|
|30 mm||15 pieces||₦30,500|
Note: since the amounts listed above are that for a unit rate, to get how much a tonnage costs, you have to multiply the unit amount with the corresponding quantity. For the prices of locally made Nigerian rods, a ton of 12mm Iron rod is ₦415,000 naira. The same price applies to other sizes per ton.
Standard length of Iron rods in the market
Depending on whether it is low gauge or full gauge, the normal sale length of Iron rods in the market equals 12 meters. That in imperial unit is approximately 39 ft 4 inches. For example, a ton of y16 reinforcement bar contains 52 pieces of 12 meter length steel bars in total. This is also applicable to other sizes like y10, y12, y16, y20 etc.
Stirrup Rebar costs
It will not be complete after talking about these rebars without mentioning their rings or the stirrups as they are professionally called in Building Technology. They come in smaller diameters as to enable easy bar bending and to hold these bars together at intervals. Their prices per unit is currently below ₦900.
Top Iron Rod manufacturers in Nigeria
This is a list of top producers of Iron rods in Nigeria today that comply with BS standards. This list does not target just steel mills in the country, but the ones that are into wholesale production of deformed steel bars.
Tiger TMT Iron Rods
The Tiger brand is a major manufacturer of hight quality bars for various construction purposes. Currently, they are the only rod producer with ISO 9001, CARES, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 accreditations. This brand is run in Nigeria by African Foundries Limited which is a subsidiary of African Industries Group Company. For sales and inquiries, the firm can be located at KM 45, Shagamu, Ikorodu Expressway, Ogijo, Ogun State.
Quantum Steels Nigeria Limited
This company is one of the top steel manufacturing companies in Nigeria that produce high quality products. The company is owned by Indian entrepreneurs who started out by refining steels meant to waste in Nigeria and turning them to reusable products. At first, the firm was known as Real Infrastructure Nigeria. It later got renamed to Quantum Steels. In 2009, its major mill was cited in Ogun and has since transformed into one of the major producers in this country. The companies physical address is at 16 KM, Ikorodu – Sagamu Road, Ogijo, Ogun State.
Saba Steel Industries Nigeria Limited
SABA steel manufacturing Industries Nigeria Pvt. Ltd. is a highly recommended reinforcement Bars company in Nigeria. It aims to produce for Nigerians and the rest of the world, reinforcing steel bars that meet with international standards. Through its high-tech, satisfactory and wholesale rod production system, it aims to takeover the countries supply of the product. This company can be located at 14 – 16 Mission Street, Kirikiri Apapa in Lagos State.
Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited
If you are looking for steel for construction purposes, Ajaokuta steel is a big supplier of Iron rods in a very large scale. Just make your orders and leave the rest of it in the hands of these trusted steel suppliers. For sales purposes, locate the company at Ajaokuta, Kogi State to get direct factory prices.
Dana Steel Company
The popular company, Dana makes our list of top steel manufacturers in Nigeria. The company is not just into steel, they are also into Airline, Electronics, Pharmaceuticals, Automobiles and other varying Indusrial Chemicals. As a matter of fact, the establishment ventured into Iron rod with the aim of diversifying its business. The good part of it is that all the quality services that Dana is known far is enforced in its steel sector. Now it has a modern Steel Rolling Mill in Katsina with a production capacity of 207,000 mts per annum. Their office is at KM 4, Apapa-Oshodi Expressway
These are our top picks for Iron rod manufacturers and wholesale suppliers.
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