Nowadays, real estate prices are very high and people are starting to think about the cost of building a new home when compared to the total cost of a used home. And that is why I will try today to understand how the construction of a brick house could cost, at least in terms of material prices. First of all, you have to understand what house will be needed and take a 300 square meter house on two floors, where the height of the house will be 7 meters and width 10 meters. If we know that one brick costs 50 cents and one brick is about 250 mm x 125 mm x 88 mm. Then we can make calculations to find out how much brick will be needed and how much it would cost. It should also be remembered that the price of one brick is about 20 cents if they are bought in bulk.
If one wall is 10 meters long then there will be 40 bricks, but all 4 walls of the house will need 160 bricks for just one layer. If you look further at the height, then about 90 meters of brick will be at 8 meters. But the house will also have to be divided into at least 4 parts, then two more walls will have to be placed 10 meters long and 8 meters high. Total Brick Count:
- One wall – 40 * 90 = 3600
- All walls – 3600 * 6 = 21600
So if it had no windows and doors, it would cost 21 thousand bricks, which would cost around 4.5 thousand Euros, which seems very little. Of course, you will need at least 4 windows and 2 doors in each wall, each costing about 200 Euros, which will cost another 4000 Euros, but you should also remember about the cement that will be needed for brick joining. And then it happens that the house frame can be built with about 10 thousand Euro materials, but there is still work to be done, which will cost another 3,000 Euro.
In addition, indoor work, outdoor work, roofing, electricity, sewerage and water supply, smoke detectors for safety and the Internet are needed. The house will also need heat supply, gutters, chimney floors, ceilings and equipment, and ultimately the whole sum will come to trial. And, even though these construction works will take several years and all the time workers will have to pay wages for one house, the cost of building a 70 to 100 thousand euro is roughly the same as the average house price in the used property market.
In any case, although it is possible to build a new house, without the knowledgeable specialists, architects, and big contacts, it will not be possible to do it cheap and only if you are ready to build a home business, can it be done and cut all those costs down to those that it is possible to make a profit. But for a single home building then it is better to take a mortgage loan and buy a ready one that will be much easier and cheaper.