Bricklaying Question

How can i build 4 story building on frames only ?

Hi There
i have a land 106sqm2 each floor. and what i want to do is to get the slab frame up for all the floors and get done the only roof on than i can do the rest slowly as i got money is this possible ? some saying this will cost about £400.000 pound but cant see there is no way it could be that much ... only materials should only cost around £30.000 i guess maximum ... if a 66sqm2 110mm slab costing around £600+VAT than how much would cost to have the whole building up with the structure including floors /windows and roof, that is what is called making it watertight how much actually would cost ?

4 Answers

Best Answer

Questions a bit vague, ie how can I build 4 storey building on frames.
Are you implying an oak timber framed building, if so they would design it, if not have you got plans and planning for this.
Who has told you it will cost 400k to build, and the materials are 30K,your architect, or a Quantity Surveyor, if either of these, then they are probably right.
As for £660 to supply and lay 66 square metres of concrete seems rather low to me.
Perhaps the guys doing the slab could also build the house a lot cheaper than 400K

Answered 5th Apr 2011


Member since 29 Oct 2008

are you building a skyscraper? I dont know who gave you that price, yes it is certainly possible to build the structure including floors /windows and roof, that is what is called making it watertight,you can then finish at your leisure. as for price I suggest you post a job then you will get several prices from tradespeople to compare.I have built 2 houses lhe last one completed feb 2010 took me 4 years of my spare time .best regards and good luck Terry.

Answered 5th Apr 2011

tm property services

Member since 9 Mar 2011

around 2.50 per sq ft but it may vary depending on where you are and obviously weather conditions

Answered 5th Apr 2011


Member since 7 Jun 2008

if you send me the plan and specification I can give you the fix estimate

Answered 9th Apr 2011

DDL Maintenance & Estimates Ltd

Member since 27 Sep 2008

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