The Cost of Dreams: Revealing the 10 Marla House Construction Cost in Pakistan 2023

Building a house is a dream of many and you must be pretty close to turning your dream into reality. If you are looking for the 10 marla house construction cost in Pakistan 2023, it is the right place. We are here with a detailed blog to give you an estimate of how much you will have to spend to build your dream house.

Covered Area
The constructed area of the house is called a covered area. If you are building a double-story house, the area covered on the ground floor as well as the first floor will be combined (added) to get the total covered area.

1 marla is equal to around 272.251 square feet (sq. ft.). The total ground area of a 10 Marla house is nearly 2722.51 sq. ft. For a double-storey house, you can double it which becomes around 5445 sq. ft.

Different housing societies have different laws in which you have to leave specific areas (front, side, back, etc.) open / uncovered. So, we have chosen 3375 sq. ft. as the total covered area for our double story 10 Marla house to cover the requirement of most housing societies. This house has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, and 1 drawing Room.


Here, we will show you the estimated costs (rounded off) that can vary depending on various factors like inflation, material quality, brand, covered area, and many more. The covered area (exact) of your house will depend on various factors like spaces you want to leave, housing society laws, design, garage size, etc.

1 – Building the Framework (Foundation & Structure)
Total Cost: Rs.8,163,000

The first section in our blog on the 10 Marla house construction Cost is foundation & structure. You need to understand the Cost of the foundation and structure that include floors, walls, roofing, and plastering. Here, we will calculate the cost of different items in this section.

a) Building Materials (Bricks, Cement, Sand, & Crush)
Total Cost: Rs.5,120,000

The cost of bricks, sand, and crush are among the basic ones in constructing the gray structure. Let’s see them here.

Item Rate Quantity Cost
Bricks + Rorhi 30/Unit 56262 3,000,000
Cement 1150/Bag 605 1,200,000
Sand 85/Cft. 3025 440,000
Crush 170/Cft. 1721 480,000
b) Protecting the Structure (Roof Insulation, Termite & Waterproofing)
Total Cost: Rs.103,000

The next thing in the lineup is the roof insulation, termite, and waterproofing costs. This step is quite important in building a house as a minor mistake can reduce the life of your house and even damage the finishing after complete construction.

Item Rate Quantity Cost
Roof Insulation 249/Sft. 146 61,000
Termite Proofing 1700/Liter 5 14,000
Water Proofing 114/Sft. 146 28,000
c) Strengthening the Core (Excavation & Steel Reinforcement)
Total Cost: Rs.1,570,000

Here are the costs of excavation & steel reinforcement.

Item Rate Quantity Cost
Excavation & Backfill + Ghassu 30/Cft. 3696 180,000
Steel Reinforcement 280000/Tonne 3 1,390,000
d) Labor Cost for Building the Framework (Foundation & Structure)
Total Cost: Rs.1,370,000

In the end, we have the total labor cost for this section.

2 – Plumbing Network
Total Cost: Rs.972,000

Here is another important thing in the construction: plumbing work. It includes underground piping and drainage systems. This section needs special care as well because if there is any leakage in the plumbing works, it can damage your house later on.

a) Water Supply System (Cold and Hot)
Total Cost: Rs.84,000

Here are the costs of cold and hot water supply pipes.

Item Rate (Rs.) Quantity Cost (Rs.)
25 mm o/d Pipe 104/Rft. 203 21,000
32 mm o/d Pipe 177/Rft. 81 14,000
40 mm o/d Pipe 260/Rft. 20 5,000
50 mm o/d Pipe 390/Rft. 25 10,000
b) Insulation (Armaflex)
Total Cost: Rs.56,000

It is among the most commonly ignored elements in the 10 Marla house construction in Pakistan. Many people don’t use insulation on their plumbing materials. It can provide so many benefits like,

Lowers the risk of corrosion
Freeze/overheat protection
Reduces heat loss (geysers)
Lowers the injury risk
Let’s see how much this work costs.

Item Rate Quantity Cost
32 mm o/d 458/Rft. 41 31,000
50 mm o/d 608/Rft. 25 25,000
c) Drainage System Components (Piping)
Total Cost: Rs.177,000

Drainage system piping is yet another important element of house construction. Any minor leakage in this system can take years of house life. Let’s see its cost here.

Item Rate Quantity Cost
2″ Dia. Pipe 259/Rft. 81 35,000
3″ Dia. Pipe 350/Rft. 81 47,000
4″ Dia. Pipe 472/Rft. 122 95,000
d) Gas Piping Network
Total Cost: Rs.109,000

Here is the estimated cost of gas piping for the construction of a 10 Marla house.

Item Rate Quantity Cost
GI Welded Pipeline 3/4” i/d 416/Rft. 152 105,000
Gas Cock 3/4″ i/d 1335/Unit 2 4,000
e) Fluid Dynamics (Pumps and Drains)
Total Cost: Rs.311,000

The costs of pups and drains are as follows.

Item Rate Quantity Cost
Booster Pump 0.75 HP 150800/Unit 1 151,000
Submersible Water Transfer Pump 1 HP 140400/Unit 1 140,000
Floor Drains 1711/Unit 7 20,000
f) AC Drainage
Total Cost: Rs.25,000

The AC drainage system is quite important which can save much time and money after the house is built. Let’s see its cost here.

Item Rate Quantity Cost
1″ dia Class “E” 112/Rft. 137 25,000
g) Modern Sewerage Solutions (UPVC Pipeline)
Total Cost: Rs.60,000

UPVC pipeline for sewerage system cost is as follows.

Item Rate Quantity Cost
6″ dia Class “B” 722/Rft. 51 60,000
h) Total Labor Cost for Plumbing Works
Total Cost: Rs.150,000

The total labor cost for this section is as mentioned above.

3 – Electrical Infrastructure
Total Cost: Rs.1,327,000

Electrical work has huge significance when it comes to constructing a house. It is among the major costs of building a 10 Marla house in Pakistan. It includes underground wiring and other electrical items. Let’s see the cost of all the electrical items needed in a house.

a) Control and Concealment (Switches and Back Boxes)
Total Cost: Rs.188,000

Switches are among the important elements that can impact the home interior. There are numerous designs available that you can choose from. Also, TV, telephone, and many other sockets need to be installed which will save you time and money later on. Here are the cost details.

Item Rate (Rs.) Quantity Cost (Rs.)
Power Sockets 1451/Socket 12 17,000
Fan Dimmer 1209/Dimmer 8 10,000
Universal Switch Socket 610/Socket 24 15,000
Telephone Sockets (RJ-11) 573/Socket 2 1,000
Distribution Board 110741/Unit 1 111,000
TV Sockets 486/Socket 5 2,000
Switch Boards 1330/Board 24 32,000
b) Wiring Pathways (Conduits & Accessories)
Total Cost: Rs.49,000

Check out the cost of conduits & accessories here.

Item Rate (Rs.) Quantity Cost (Rs.)
3/4” dia. Electrical PVC Conduit with accessories 30/Rft. 1013 30,000
1” dia. Electrical PVC Conduit with accessories 31/Rft. 304 9,000
1.5” dia. Electrical PVC Conduit with accessories 41/Rft. 35 1,000
2” dia. Electrical PVC Conduit with accessories 50/Rft. 41 2,000
PVC Ceiling Fan Hook 547/Unit 12 7,000
c) Power Transmission (Wires & Cables)
Total Cost: Rs.368,000

Wiring is a crucial element of electrical work when constructing a house. There should be no negligence in this step. There have been many cases of house fires due to short circuits (initiated due to poor-quality wiring). So, don’t compromise here at any cost.

Item Rate (Rs.) Quantity Cost (Rs.)
1.5mm Sq. (3/.029) PVC insulated Cu.conductor wire (Light point wiring) 4944/Coil 10 49,000
2.5mm Sq. (7/.029)PVC insulated Cu. conductor wire “Circuit wiring (Normal & UPS) & sockets Split AC 7931/Coil 10 79,000
4mm Sq. PVC insulated Cu. Conductor wire (Power Sockets wiring) Split AC 12360/Coil 5 62,000
Four core 16 mm Sq. PVC insulated Cu. conductor cable (From DB-GF to wapda Energy Meter) 1494/Rft. 70 105,000
Cat 5 for Telephone Cable 376/Rft. 51 19,000
TV Coaxial Cable for TV cable 357/Rft. 152 54,000
d) Ambiance & Air Circulation (Lights, Chandeliers, and Fans)
Total Cost: Rs.221,000

Lighting is among the major elements of the interior’s visual aesthetics. you will have to use elegant lights in different areas if you want to make your home interior eye-catching. Fans are also a crucial element of visual aesthetics which many people don’t consider when designing interiors. So, here are the costs of fans and lights for different areas.

Item Rate (Rs.) Quantity Cost (Rs.)
Boundary Wall lights 1692/Light 2 3,000
Porch Lights 1692/Light 4 7,000
Bedroom Lights 1330/Light 12 16,000
Bathroom Lights 1330/Light 8 11,000
Open Area Lights 1330/Light 10 13,000
Kitchen Lights 3385/Light 8 27,000
Stair Case Lights 1360/Light 6 8,000
Drawing Room Lights 3928/Light 4 16,000
Living Area Lights 3928/Light 8 31,000
Ceiling Fans 7858/Fan 8 63,000
Exhaust Fans 4375/Fan 6 26,000
e) Total Labor Cost of Electrical Infrastructure
Total Cost: Rs.93,000

The above-mentioned is the total labor cost for this section.

4 – Interior Elegance (Wood, Metal and Tile Works)
Total Cost: Rs.2,937,000

Now, we are going to show you the cost of the main interior elements. Paint, wood, metal, and tile works are included in this section.

a) Aesthetic Heights (Paint and Ceiling Work)
Total Cost: Rs.580,000

Paint and ceiling work are the two crucial factors that make up most of a house’s interior. False ceilings are available in numerous designs. Its cost can vary as per the design and many other factors. The same is the case with paint which is available in multiple qualities and brands. Let’s see their cost.

Item Rate (Rs.) Quantity Cost (Rs.)
False Ceiling 147/Sft. 608 89,000
Paint 57/Sft. 8606 491,000
Many architect and interior design services are available on OLX.

b) Floor Sophistication (Tile Work)
Total Cost: Rs.1,001,000

Flooring has huge significance in the home as it is a major element of interior design. There are multiple types of flooring like tiles, marble, wooden, epoxy, etc. We have selected tile flooring for this example.

Item Rate (Rs.) Quantity Cost (Rs.)
Floor Tiles 270/Sft. 2140 578,000
Floor Skirting 271/Sft. 748 203,000
Ceramic Tiles on Walls & Dado 289/Sft. 760 220,000
c) Welcoming Portals (Wooden Doors)
Total Cost: Rs.500,000

Wooden doors add warmth, sophistication, and security to a house. With their customizable options and ability to complement various architectural styles, they create a welcoming entrance that enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of any home. Let’s see their cost.

Item Rate (Rs.) Quantity Cost (Rs.)
Main Entrance Door 101701/Door 1 102,000
Room Doors 38420/Door 4 154,000
Washroom and Other Doors 27120/Door 6 163,000
Roof and Terrace Doors 27120/Door 3 81,000
d) Panes of Serenity (Windows)
Total Cost: Rs.176,000

Windows enhance natural light and airflow in the house. Strategic placement of windows can create a bright and airy atmosphere while promoting proper ventilation. These openings not only enhance the aesthetic appeal but also contribute to a healthier and more comfortable living environment. So, it is important to keep a budget for them which is approximately as follows.

Item Rate (Rs.) Quantity Cost (Rs.)
Aluminum Room Windows 20340/Window 6 122,000
Aluminum Bathroom Windows 13560/Window 4 54,000
e) Metal Craftsmanship
Total Cost: Rs.232,000

Here are the costs of some metal works in the house.

Item Rate (Rs.) Quantity Cost (Rs.)
Staircase and Terrace Railing 1605/Rft. 60 96,000
Main Gate 135602/Unit 1 136,000
f) Storage Solutions (Wardrobes & Cabinets)
Total Cost: Rs.448,000

Wardrobes and cabinets are essential for efficient storage in your 10 Marla house. It is due to optimizing space and keeping your belongings organized and easily accessible. Here are the expenses for the wardrobes and cabinets.

Item Rate (Rs.) Quantity Cost (Rs.)
Wardrobes 77632/Unit 3 233,000
Kitchen Cabinets 107351/Unit 2 215,000
5 – Functional Beauty (Fittings & Fixtures)
Total Cost: Rs.483,000

Finally, we have fittings and fixtures that include kitchen and bath accessories. Let’s have a look at the expenses you will have to bear.

a) Kitchen Fittings
Total Cost: Rs.61,000

The kitchen is the heart of every house. The sink, mixer, and gully trap chamber are essential components that optimize functionality and convenience in your kitchen. Here are their costs.

Item Rate (Rs.) Quantity Cost (Rs.)
Kitchen Sink 15820/Sink 2 32,000
Sink Mixer 11300/Mixer 2 23,000
Gully Trap Chamber 3249/Unit 2 6,000
b) Bathroom Installations
Total Cost: Rs.379,000

A water closet, vanity basin, shower set, and many more are some essential fittings for a comfortable and stylish bathroom in the 10 Marla house. Let’s see how much these fittings will cost you.

Item Rate (Rs.) Quantity Cost (Rs.)
Water Closet 21696/Unit 4 87,000
Vanity Basin 12996/Basin 4 52,000
Basin Mixer 11300/Mixer 4 45,000
Muslim Shower 2825/Unit 4 11,000
Shower Set 36160/Unit 4 145,000
Toilet Paper Holder 1356/Unit 4 5,000
Beveled Edge Mirror 7040/Mirror 4 28,000
Soap Dish 1083/Dish 6 6,000
c) Geyser & Manhole
Total Cost: Rs.43,000

Here are the costs of the geyser and manhole.

Item Rate (Rs.) Quantity Cost (Rs.)
Geyser 31640/Unit 1 32,000
Manhole 5415/Unit 2 11,000
Total Cost of Building a 10 Marla House in Pakistan
Here is a list of all major expenses to construct a 10 Marla house. The total cost (by summing all the mentioned costs) is nearly 1.6 crore rupees. However, you can keep in mind a range of 1.5 crore to 1.8 crore rupees as there are numerous factors that can increase or decrease the cost of construction such as covered area, quality of materials, brand of items, economic situation, etc.

As Pakistan is struggling economically, the prices may go up at any time affecting the overall cost of construction. So, it is always important to consult a professional and reputational contractor or construction service provider to get a fair idea of current construction costs.

Hopefully, you have found this blog helpful. Stay tuned for more informative blogs like this.