Let us calculate the cost of fixing an interlocking paver block for the below-given drawing.
Given data:
Flooring area = 20 ft. × 18 ft.
Sand bed thickness = 2" = 0.166 ft.
Cement mortar thickness = 3" = 0.25 ft.
Cement mortar depth = 4.5" = 0.375 ft.
A. Material calculation:
1. Paver blocks:
The number of paver blocks required = 1044 nos.
To observe the above-given calculation of paver blocks, go through the articleðŸ‘‡
❤ How to calculate the number of interlocking paver blocks required for any given area?
2. Sand:
The volume of the sand bed
= length × breadth × thickness
= 20 ft. × 18 ft. × (2 ÷ 12 ) ft.
= 60 cu ft.
3. Cement mortar:
= [(flooring periphery) × depth × thickness]
= [(2nos. × 18 ft. + 2nos. × 20 ft.) × 0.375 ft. × 0.25 ft.]
= [( 36 ft. + 40 ft.) × 0.375 ft. × 0.25 ft.]
= [ 76 ft. × 0.375 ft. × 0.25 ft.]
= 7.125 cu ft.
Let us make the cement mortar in a 1:4 ratio.
Cement required /cu ft. of mortar =0.217 bags.
Sand required/ cu ft. of mortar = 1.064 cu ft.
Note: The above data is extracted from my article ðŸ‘‡
Cement required for preparing the mortar
= total mortar vol. in cu ft.× cement / cu ft.
= 7.125 cu ft. × 0.217 bags
= 1.55 bags.
Sand required for mortar
= total mortar vol. in cu ft.× sand / cu ft.
= 7.125 cu ft. × 1.064 cu ft.
= 8.19 cu ft.
So, the total vol. of the sand required for paver installation
= [for sand bed + for cement mortar]
= [60 cu ft. + 8.19 cu ft.]
= 68.19 cu ft.
B. Labor calculation:
The labor rate for the paver fixing inclusive of mechanical floor compaction ranges from INR 10/- to INR 16/- per sq ft.
Let us consider the average rate of INR 13/- for the calculation purpose.
The total cost of the labor
= total area × rate / sq ft.
= 360 sq ft. × 13/-
= INR 4680/-
Now, let us calculate the cost of fixing the interlocking paver blocks in a table format.
Sl. no. |
Item. |
Qty. |
Rate. in INR. |
Unit. |
Cost in INR. |
1. |
Paver block |
1044 |
16/- |
Nos. |
16,704.00 |
2. |
Cement |
1.55 |
400/- |
Bag |
620.00 |
3. |
Sand |
68.19 |
60/- |
Cu ft |
4091.40 |
4. |
Curing |
Lump-sum |
200.00 |
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5. |
Miscellaneous |
Lump-sum |
150.00 |
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6. |
The material cost = |
21,765.40 |
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7. |
Add 5% wastage = |
1,088.27 |
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8. |
Total material cost = |
22,853.67 |
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9. |
Labour cost = |
4680.00 |
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10. |
The total cost of paver block flooring = |
27,533.67 |
Note: To get accurate results, insert your regional market rate of materials & labor, in the above table.
Before fixing or selecting the paver blocks for installation, go through the articlesðŸ‘‡
ðŸ‘€. Classification of paver blocks. / What are the different types of paver blocks?
ðŸ‘€. What are interlocking paver blocks? - their advantages & disadvantages.
1. The cost of paver flooring / sq ft.
= [The total cost of paver installation ÷ total flooring area]
= [INR 27,533.67/- ÷ 360 sq ft.]
= INR 76.48 / sq ft.
2. The cost of paver flooring / sq m.
= [the cost/ sq ft. × 10.764]
(As 1sq m. = 10.764 sq ft.)
= [ 76.48 × 10.764]
= INR 823.23 / sq m.
Thank you for going through this article❤. Have a good day ðŸ˜„.
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