If you are dreaming of building your own house here in Nigeria, one of the questions in your mind would be ‘what is the cost of the building plan of my dream house?’
How much is a complete building plan in Nigeria? In this post we will look at the cost of drawing a house plan in Nigeria for your desired house.
A complete Building plan refers to the drawings that should be followed in the construction of a building structure. It is a guide that should be followed if a building must be built.
It shows different aspects of an imagined building and it also shows how to achieve the construction of the building.
It also consists of detailed information in form of drawings that extensively explain how a building should be constructed; a complete building plan should include the Architectural drawing, Structural drawing, Electrical drawing, Mechanical Drawing etc.
If you want to know the cost of a complete building plan in Nigeria, you should have the following in mind:
*A complete building plan in Nigeria includes but not limited to the:
- Architectural drawing,
- Structural drawing,
- Electrical drawing,
- Mechanical drawing etc.
Which means for you to have a complete building plan in Nigeria, you will employ the services of an Architect, Structural engr., Electrical engr., Mechanical engr. Etc.
*The cost of building plan in Nigeria is also determined by the government’s drawing requirements for approval of buildings in your location.
For instance, the government might require more drawings than the ones mentioned above for approval in developed cities whereas the above mentioned drawings might be enough for approval in developing cities in Nigeria.
*The cost of building plan in Nigeria also depends on the fees the above mentioned professionals are willing to accept or charge. There is no fixed price for professional services.
For instance, what one architect charges might be different from another. The same applies to the other professional services above.
When you hire an architect, you are not just hiring him for the plan for your building but also for the design he is able to create.
Good architects don’t just design exactly what other architects design, each architect is unique in his designs and that is why their fees might differ.
*The cost of building plan in Nigeria also depends on the type of house you want to build. The cost of bungalow plan is not the same with duplex or storey building plan. The higher the type of building the more likely the cost of the building design will increase.
Bungalow plans might not attract much cost because in most cities in Nigeria the government does not require more drawings than the architectural & electrical drawings for their approval.
Nevertheless, the architect has the right to determine how he charges regardless of the type of house, meaning that an architect might decide to charge more on a bungalow plan than on a duplex plan depending on the nature or style of design he intends to deliver.
*The cost of a plan for building might also depend on the willingness and ability of a house owner to pay for profession plan for building services.
In some cases an architect can develop more concepts for a client to choose from as long as he is willing to pay for his services and time.
Best Way to Know the Cost Of Building Plan In Nigeria
As seen above, to have a complete plan for building in Nigeria, you will employ the services of professionals in the building industry.
A building plan does not have any fixed price and the cost of building plan varies from one architect to another and also from one location to another in Nigeria. And the architect has the right to determine what he charges for a complete building plan.
The best way to know the cost of building plan in Nigeria is to meet with an architect, architects are the leaders in the building industry, and explain exactly what you need to him.
The architect is the first person to initiate a building design before the other professionals will come in.
After explaining your need to an architect, he will produce a design for you and then consult the other professionals to know exactly what they will charge for their services, and their fees will also depend on the design produced by the architect.
Most architects will not tell you the cost of building plan without receiving the brief of what you want. The brief is not just the type of house you want (like bungalow, duplex etc.) but also the spaces and other features, he has to be sure of everything you need and also consult with his associates or allies that will also work on the project with him before letting you know the cost of your building plan.
With that said you will know the exact cost of your building plan after an architect has produced the design of your house and consulted his associates.
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The cost of building plan in Nigeria depends on the type of house you want to build and also depends on the fees the professionals involved in producing building plan are willing to charge.
A complete building plan in Nigeria should include- architectural drawing, structural drawing, mechanical drawing, electrical drawing etc.
There is no fixed price for a complete building plan in Nigeria; the architect has the right to determine what he charges depending on the quality of service he intends to deliver.
The best way to know the cost of building plan in Nigeria is to meet with an architect and brief him on what you want.
Knowing what you want will help him to produce a design for you and he will consult his allies who will also work on the project with him to know exactly the cost of your building plan before letting you know.
After consulting his allies, the architect will tell you the cost of your building plan and might also open room for negotiation.
An agreement will be reached between you and your architect if he accepts what you are willing to pay for his services and that of his allies.
Always employ the services of professionals when it comes to building projects especially designing a building because a mistake in the plan of a building can result to big mistakes during construction. And in some cases, a mistake in the building plan can cause the total collapse of the building.
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