German floor foundation is one of the first, most important primary stages of every building construction. The German floor construction comes immediately after the foundation digging, block stacking and binding process have been completed.
Once this is completed, the German floor process flows through. The German floor is basically just like the decking of a storey building. The major difference is that deckings are done when you want top blocks to an already established structure.
Without a German floor, no building project can take place, so every builder budgets for the German floor of their home even before they start budgeting for other building construction needs. As such, a lot of home builders often wonder how much it’ll cost them to set up their home’s German floor. To help you determine the cost of German flooring, we have drawn out this article that breaks down the entire cost of German flooring in Nigeria.
What Is German Floor?
A German floor is the concrete floor that a house sits upon. German flooring is the process of covering the foundation of a building using mixed concrete and cement. The process of German flooring requires a lot of building materials like sand, cement, granite stones, water and manpower.
Generally, the German floor is that slab that covers the surface of a foundation so that the remaining building project can kick off.
Cost Breakdown Of German Floor In Nigeria
No matter the type of home you’re building, it will require a German floor. Whether it’s a bungalow, duplex, three-storey building or even a skyscraper. Every building starts first with a German floor.
So, before going ahead to estimate the entire cost of a building’s German floor, we’ll first list out all the materials necessary for setting up a German floor.
Now, here are the materials you’ll require for your home’s German floor project:
- Up to 10 tons to 40 tons of sharp sand = ₦40,000 – ₦160,000
- Up to 10 to 20 tons of Granite = ₦20,000 – ₦60,000
- Up to 10 to 30 psc of 1” x 12” wood planks = ₦20,000 – ₦30,000
- 29 to 30 psc of 2” x 2” nails = ₦10,000 – ₦20,000
- 1 to 2 bags of 3” nails = ₦10,000 – ₦20,000
Labour Cost For Building German Floor
There are several things involved with the Labour cost for the German floor. Depending on the size of the foundation, you’ll require as many laborers and helpers as possible. Aside from the laborers, you’ll also need a professional carpenter and a bricklayer.
Assuming you’re foundation is designed for a 3-bedroom apartment, here’s the cost breakdown for laborers:
- Carpentry work= ₦30,000 – ₦70,000
- Concrete casting = ₦40,000 – ₦200,000
- Mason Dressing = ₦20,000 – ₦50,000
Why Is German Floor Important?
German floor is an essential part of any building project that cannot be neglected. It’s not like some building project you can decide to abandon and carry on with the entire process. It is a must-do, and it has several importance builders will benefit from engaging in doing it.
Some of the major importance of German flooring after foundation include:
- It holds the entire building structure. No matter the size of a home, all its weight is felt by the German floor. So, a solid German floor carries the entire home.
- It stops water from passing through the ground or soil and entering the home. When a German floor has a damp resistant surface, it prevents moisture in the home.
- German floors are used to regulate a building’s level.
There are two types of German floors, the ones done as the flooring of a house or compound and the German floor used to cover the foundation of a building. The focus of this article is on German floor done as foundation cover.