House – Harare, Gweru, Kwekwe, Mutare, Rusape etc

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Standard house

Building a house takes quite a number of materials for it to be a complete product. Water, Bricks, Cement and sands remain the most important house building materials. Lest your builder forgets to list some of the materials needed for your house construction, we have listed down the most important ones. However the tools for the construction work are usually contractor or construction company’s responsibility. In the event that you require a proper bill of quantities you need to send us your house plan on for proper quantities needed per every construction stage. Most importantly  the b.o.q we provide helps you know approximated costs of any construction project. We make clear the quantities of building supples needed per every construction stage accordingly. Starting from setting out, trenching, footing, box brickwork, backfilling, slab, mainstructure, lintels & beams, plastering up until floors.

house building materials


3/4 stones, ordinary riversand or washed riversand, cement and reinforcement steel where necessary

Box brickwork;

Standard common bricks or load bearing bricks, Cement, pitsand, brickforce


Gravel, Coal rubble, tile rubble, brick rubble


3/4 stones,  riversand, cement, termite poison, polythene plastic or black sheeting


Damp proof course or DPC, Bricks, cement, brickforce, pitsand

Lintels and beams;

Reinforcement steel ie deformed bars, Tying wire, links, stirrups or ringforce, 3/4 stones, cement, riversand


Washed riversand and cement


Pitsand and cement

Whether you are building in Harare, Marondera, Rusape, Mutare, Masvingo, Bulawayo, Gweru, Kwekwe, Kadoma, Chinhoyi, Chitungwiza, Ruwa, Victoria falls or wherever you are, the schedule of materials is the same anywhere in Zimbabwe. To point out only the type of materials used may vary depending on soil type. For instance in some areas you use pc15 cement instead of masonry cement and in some areas you use load bearing bricks instead of standard common bricks. Especially in wet lands we strongly recommend load bearings on bricks and pc15 on cement. Washed riversand is necessary for use on all concrete stages if building in wet areas so as to strengthen the structure.

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