In Pakistan, many people opt for smaller homes like 5 marla houses due to their affordability and manageable size. These houses are in high demand because they offer a balance of cost and convenience, making them an attractive option for both homeowners and investors. The 5 marla house construction cost, which is roughly 1,250 square feet, can vary based on several factors including location, materials, and labor. With proper planning and budgeting, you can significantly reduce costs and construct a house that meets your needs.

Breaking Down the Costs

To estimate the construction cost of a 5 marla house in 2024, we first need to consider the grey structure costs. The construction expenses are generally divided into two main categories: the grey construction cost (covering all the basic structural elements) and the turnkey construction cost (covering the complete build-out).

House Specifications

Our example is a double-story 5 marla house with a total covered area of 1,975 sq. ft. The ground floor covers 910 sq. ft, the first floor covers 890 sq. ft, and the second floor (mumtee) covers 175 sq. ft. The house includes two kitchens, three bedrooms with attached bathrooms, and a mumtee.

5 Marla House Construction Cost Breakdown

  • Labour

    Labour costs are a significant part of the construction budget. For a double-unit 5 marla house, labourers will charge approximately PKR 974,000 for foundational work, structural building, plumbing, and electrical installations.

    • Labour Cost: PKR 974,000
  • Bricks, Sand, Crush, and Rori

    Using high-quality Awwal bricks is essential for constructing a durable grey structure. A 5 marla house will need around 56,000 bricks, costing approximately PKR 1,462,812. Sand, essential for concrete mixtures, will cost around PKR 251,075 for 3,052 cubic feet. For the foundation layer, we use Margalla gravel or Sargodha gravel, costing about PKR 251,266 for 1,721 cubic feet.

    • Bricks, Sand, Crush, and Rori Cost: PKR 1,965,153
  • Cement, Kassu, and Rebar

    Cement is a vital construction material, with about 605 bags required at PKR 1,220 per bag, totaling PKR 738,100. Kassu, a mix of clay and sand used for earth filling, will cost around PKR 85,008. Additionally, 3 tonnes of Rebar (60-grade Sarya) are needed, costing PKR 780,000.

    • Cement, Kassu, and Rebar Cost: PKR 1,603,108
  • Plumbing and Wiring

    Plumbing for water supply, sewerage, gas, and drainage systems will cost approximately PKR 674,000. Electrical wiring, a critical part of grey construction, will cost around PKR 148,000.

    • Plumbing and Wiring Cost: PKR 822,000
  • Miscellaneous Costs

    Other essential costs include roof insulation, termite proofing, and waterproofing. Termite proofing will cost about PKR 8,500, roof waterproofing around PKR 16,444, and roof insulation approximately PKR 36,354.

    • Miscellaneous Costs: PKR 61,298

Total Grey Structure Cost

Combining all these expenses, the total construction cost for the grey structure of a 5 marla house in 2024 is approximately PKR 5,372,000.


Building the grey structure of a 5 marla house at an affordable rate is possible with careful planning and budgeting. This guide provides a comprehensive breakdown of the expected 5 marla house construction cost, helping you to prepare financially for your construction project.

If you’re looking for more information on building a 5 marla house or need guidance on construction costs and planning, feel free to contact our team.