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Major cost of building is the cost of construction materials. Thus before starting any construction activity one needs to know the basic construction materials price and their cost.
In this post, we will share building material list and price list for reference in construction. There are thousands of material that goes into building construction in order to give the final product.
But when it comes to cost, some building material prices can make a great impact. Major material that is used in building construction is cement, steel, sand, bricks, aggregates, binding wires, and many more.
The list of building materials goes on and on. But we will look at important building materials and the cost of materials used in construction.
Building Construction Material Price List 2023
Following are the major construction material that is needed for building construction. The cost of basic building materials along with details are shown here. Some of the most common building construction material are listed below.
- TMT or TMX Steel
- Ready Mix Concrete
- Bricks and Blocks
- TMT Binding Wires
The most important building materials price and costs are shown below in detail.
Cement is the binding material used in building construction. Cement and steel constitute almost 50% of the total cost of materials. Cement in RCC binds sand, aggregate and steel together to form a rigid structure.
There are different grades and types of cement.
The most commonly used cement in construction is Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC). OPC has three different grades that is OPC 33 grade, OPC 43 grade and OPC 53 grade.
- 33 Grade Cement – 33 grade cement has strength of 33N/mm2 after 28 days of curing.
- 43 Grade Cement – 43 grade cement has strength of 43N/mm2 after 28 days of curing.
- 53 Grade Cement – 53 grade cement has strength of 53N/mm2 after 28 days of curing.
The most common types of cement used in construction are listed below:
- Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC)
- OPC 33 Grade
- OPC 43 Grade
- OPC 53 Grade
- Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC)
- Rapid Hardening Cement (RHC)
Click here to view all cement price lists for comparing different cement brands and types in detail.
- The cement price is Rs. 320 to Rs. 450 per bag of 50 kg
- The approximate consumption of cement is 0.4 bags or 20kg per sqft of built-up area.
- Total cost of cement is 16% of the total material cost.
The price of different cement companies is shown below for a bag of 50 Kg cement. The prices of cement range from the minimum value to the maximum value which can be seen in the table.
|Cement Company Name||Price Range (min to max) per bag|
|JK SUPER Cement||₹ 320 to ₹ 358/-Bag|
|ULTRA-TECH Cement||₹ 360 to ₹ 435/-Bag|
|AMBUJA Cement||₹ 330 to ₹ 410/-Bag|
|DALMIA Cement||₹ 345 to ₹ 380/-Bag|
|JAYPEE Cement||₹ 316 to ₹ 321/-Bag|
|ACC Cement||₹ 358 to ₹ 378/-Bag|
|BIRLA A1 Cement||₹ 340 to ₹ 360/-Bag|
|JK LAKSHMI Cement||₹ 355 to ₹ 410/-Bag|
|CHETTINAD Cement||₹ 330 to ₹ 400/-Bag|
|PENNA Cement||₹ 325 to ₹ 360/-Bag|
|ZUARI Cement||₹ 330 to ₹ 400/-Bag|
|RAMCO Cement||₹ 360 to ₹ 400/-Bag|
|JK White Cement||₹ 850 to ₹ 870/-Bag|
The price of cement for different types of cement building material is shown in the table given below.
|Type of Cement||Cement Price Range|
|OPC Cement 43 Grade||₹ 350 to ₹ 390/-|
|OPC Cement 53 Grade||₹ 410 to ₹ 435/-|
|PPC Cement Grade||₹ 316 to ₹ 330/-|
The average cost of cement and sand in building work is shown below.
|CEMENT & SAND||MINIMUM RATE||AVERAGE COST||MAX. PRICE|
|Cement||₹ 425||₹ 467.5||₹ 510|
|M Sand||₹ 3900||₹ 4290||₹ 468|
|River Sand||₹ 5500||₹ 6050||₹ 6600|
Ready Mix Concrete
RMC or ready mix concrete is concrete that is manufactured at the site and transported to the site for good-quality construction. Ready Mix Concrete is used for keeping a strict check on the quality of concrete that can not be made at the site.
RMC is used for manufacturing concrete above M20 grade of concrete. It is used if the concrete is not able to be made at the site. Building material rate for different grades of ready-mix concrete is shown here.
RMC Price is about Rs. 3000 to Rs. 7500 as per grade of Concrete
RMC price list for different grades of concrete is shown here. The price of RMC concrete per cubic meter is shown in the table given below.
|Grade Of Concrete||Min. RMC Price/cum.||Max. RMC Price/cum.|
|M15||₹ 3800||₹ 3900|
|M20||₹ 3900||₹ 4200|
|M25||₹ 4200||₹ 4400|
|M30||₹ 4500||₹ 4850|
|M35||₹ 4800||₹ 5200|
Sand is mixed with cement and aggregate in concrete to provide bulk and strength to the concrete structure. Sand is a fine particle of broken rock that comes in different types. The most common types of sand used in construction are as follows:
- River sand
- Pit sand/ Coarse sand
- M sand
River sand is white-grey in color and rounded that are generally found on the bank of the river. For plastering and construction river sand is preferred.
M sand is also known as manufactured sand or artificial sand or stone sand. M sand is manufactured by crushing granite/ basalt rock by following Indian Standard Codes guidelines. Manufactured sand is popular because of its fineness and is recommended by the Government.
Other than construction sand is also used in landscape decoration and in glass manufacturing. Sand is also used in metal casting as a molding material.
- Sand Aggregate Price is Rs. 1600 to Rs. 3300 per tonne.
- The total cost of sand is around 12% of the total material cost.
- The approximate consumption of sand in building is around 1.8 cubic feet per sqft built-up area.
Sand price per ton and sand price per kg is shown in the table given below.
|Types of sand||Weight of Bag||Min. Sand Price||Max. Sand Price|
|Black Sand||35 kg||₹ 70||₹ 80|
|Brown Sand||40 kg||₹ 90||₹ 95|
|Quartz Sand||35 kg||₹ 70||₹ 80|
|Black Sand||1 Brass||₹ 6500||₹ 7000|
|Brown Sand||1 Brass||₹ 8500||₹ 9000|
|River Sand||1 Ton||₹ 1500||₹ 3200|
|Quarry Dust||2 Ton||₹ 750||₹ 850|
|Concrete M Sand||3 Ton||₹ 850||₹ 920|
|Plaster M Sand||4 Ton||₹ 1300||₹ 1400|
|Masonry M Sand||5 Ton||₹ 750||₹ 950|
|Khadi 1 no.||30 kg||₹ 45||₹ 50|
|Khadi 2 no.||30 kg||₹ 45||₹ 50|
The building material pricelist for coarse aggregate of 10mm, 12mm, 20mm, and 40mm are shown below. 20mm aggregate price is Rs. 800 per Ton you can find the detail of all aggregate prices in the table shown below.
|Aggregate Thickness||Min. Agg. Price per Cuft||Max. Agg. Price per Cuft||Min. Agg. Price per Ton||Max. Agg. Price per Ton|
|10mm||₹ 68||₹ 78||₹ 625||₹ 800|
|12mm||₹ 68||₹ 78||₹ 625||₹ 800|
|20mm||₹ 68||₹ 78||₹ 625||₹ 800|
|40mm||₹ 68||₹ 78||₹ 625||₹ 800|
Steel bars are used in slabs, beams, columns, and foundations to provide tensile strength to support the structure. High tensile strength bars are Thermo mechanically treated with low carbon steel.
Steel is high strength material compared to concrete. Steel is strong in tension and compression thus it is used at the top and bottom of structures where heavy loads are bound to occur.
TMT bars bond with the concrete to form the RCC structure. TMT bars come in different grades according to Indian standards. Commonly used grades of TMT bar steel are as follows.
- Fe 415
- Fe 415D
- Fe 500
- Fe 500D
- Fe 550
- Fe 550D
- Fe 600
Fe 500D is the most suitable bar as it has the perfect balance of strength ad flexibility. D in the grade of steel denotes elongation of steel. Fe 500D grade steel bar is recommended for earthquake-prone areas.
- TMT Steel Bar Price is around Rs. 45 to Rs. 55 per Kg
- The approximate consumption of steel in building is around 4 kg per sqft built-up area.
- Cost of steel amount to around 22% of the total material cost
The minimum and maximum prices of TMT steel bars of different steel companies are shown below. Prices are mentioned in terms of kg and ton.
|Brand Name||Min Price per Kg||Max Price per Kg||Min Price per Ton||Max Price per Ton|
|Kamdhenu Steel||₹ 42||₹ 51||₹ 42000||₹ 51000|
|Vizag Steel||₹ 56||₹ 58||₹ 56000||₹ 58000|
|SAIL Steel||₹ 53||₹ 58||₹ 53000||₹ 58000|
|Indus Steel||₹ 55||₹ 58||₹ 55000||₹ 58000|
|Agni Steel||₹ 58||₹ 65||₹ 58000||₹ 65000|
|Sunvik Steel||₹ 49||₹ 55||₹ 49000||₹ 55000|
|Tata Steel||₹ 50||₹ 53||₹ 50000||₹ 53000|
|Jindal Steel||₹ 42.5||₹ 54||₹ 42500||₹ 54000|
Steel prices for steel bars of 8mm dia, 12mm, 16mm, 20mm, 25mm dia bars are shown below. Steel prices of well-known steel brands like Tata, Kamdhenu steel, and Birla steel bar prices are shown.
|TMT Steel Bars|
|8 mm||₹ 103,000||₹ 75,700||₹ 95,000|
|12 mm||₹ 101,800||₹ 74,200||₹ 93,800|
|16 mm||₹ 101,800||₹ 74,200||₹ 93,800|
|20 mm||₹ 101,800||₹ 74,200||₹ 93,800|
|25 mm||₹ 101,800||₹ 74,200||₹ 93,800|
Bricks And Blocks
Bricks and blocks are commonly used construction materials for constructing masonry walls. The construction Materials price list for all material is shown here. Bricks are manufactured from clay and come in different shapes and sizes. Bricks can be either burnt or unburnt bricks.
Types of Bricks
- First class bricks
- Second class bricks
- Third class bricks
- Fourth class bricks
Bricks and blocks are important building materials that helps in brick wall construction that helps in making rooms and flats.
- The price of Brick is Rs. 6 to Rs. 10 per piece.
- Price of the lightweight block is Rs. 40 to Rs. 50 per piece.
- Bricks contribute to 5% of the total material cost.
- Approximately 1.45 bricks are used per sqft of built-up area.
Today construction rate of bricks for different sizes and different materials like red bricks, fly ash bricks, cement blocks, and AAC blocks are shown below.
|Type of Bricks||Min Price||Avg. Price||Max Price|
|Red Bricks 4″||₹ 5.5||₹ 5.75||₹ 6|
|Red Bricks 6″||₹ 7||₹ 7.5||₹ 8|
|Clay Bricks||₹ 11||₹ 12.1||₹ 13.2|
|AAC Blocks||₹ 39||₹ 42.9||₹ 46.8|
|Cement Blocks||₹ 27||₹ 29.7||₹ 32.4|
|Fly Ash Bricks 4″||₹ 6.5||₹ 7||₹ 7.5|
|Fly Ash Bricks 6″||₹ 7.5||₹ 7.75||₹ 8|
The price of AAC Blocks for different sizes are shown below.
|AAC Block Size||Min Block Price||Max Block Price|
|3 inch||₹ 40||₹ 45|
|4 inch||₹ 55||₹ 65|
|6 inch||₹ 75||₹ 85|
|8 inch||₹ 95||₹ 105|
|9 inch||₹ 105||₹ 110|
|600x200x 75mm||₹ 34||₹ 37|
|600x200x100mm||₹ 42||₹ 45|
|600x200x125mm||₹ 44||₹ 47|
|600x200x150mm||₹ 52||₹ 55|
|600x200x175mm||₹ 72||₹ 75|
|600x200x200mm||₹ 77||₹ 80|
|600x200x230mm||₹ 94||₹ 97|
|600x200x250mm||₹ 106||₹ 110|
|600x200x300mm||₹ 125||₹ 130|
|Solid Concrete Blocks||₹ 30||₹ 35|
|Hollow Concrete Blocks||₹ 20||₹ 25|
Wood is a common construction material that is used in construction work for doors, windows, formwork, furniture, etc. There are many types of wood that are used in construction work, you can read about more than 40+ wood types. Today construction material rates for different materials are shown here.
In construction work, 30% of the timber or wood material is used. Wood is a naturally available material that has good strength, toughness, and durability.
Building materials cost for modern home materials are shown here. Prices of different types of wood are shown in the table given below.
|Type of Wood||Wood Prices|
|Pure Sal Wood||₹1750/-Cft|
|8′ x 4′ Plywood (18mm thick)||₹2900 to 3400/-pcs|
|8′ x 4′ Plywood (12mm thick)||₹2000 to 2500/-pcs|
|8′ x 4′ Plywood (9mm thick)||₹1700 to 2200/-pcs|
Ceramic and vitrified tiles are the most commonly used building tiling material used in construction. Ceramic tiling is used for both wall tiling and flooring. Ceramic tiles are made from red or white clay fired in a kiln.
Vitrified tiles are high-strength and low-absorbing ceramic floor tiles. Tiles should be strong, sturdy, clean, and stain resistant. For wet areas like bathrooms and toilets, anti-skid floor tiles should be used.
The total cost of tiles is around 8% of the total cost of material.
Tiles used in an sqft of built-up area are 1.3 sqft.
Prices of different types of tiles like wall tiles, floor tiles, ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles, cement tiles, and other tiles are shown below.
|Types of Tiles||Unit||Min Tile Price||Max Tile Price|
|Dado wall Tiles (200 x 300mm)||Pcs||₹ 18||₹ 20|
|Floor Tiles (300 x 300mm)||Pcs||₹ 20||₹ 35|
|Floor Tiles (600 x 600mm)||Pcs||₹ 36||₹ 40|
|Vitrified Tiles (600 x 600mm)||Sqft||₹ 60||₹ 80|
|Ceramic Tiles||Sqft||₹ 25||₹ 80|
|Laminated wooden floor||Sqft||₹ 80||₹ 140|
|Cement Tiles (300 x 300mm)||Sqft||₹ 20||₹ 24|
|Paver Block (60mm thick)||Sqft||₹ 30||₹ 36|
Marbles and granite are quite costly items. Prices of different marble and granites are shown below.
|Marble Type||Marble Min Price (Sqft)||Marble Max Price (Sqft)|
|Amba White Marble||₹ 160||₹ 185|
|Green Marble||₹ 75||₹ 95|
|Tandoor Marble||₹ 35||₹ 40|
|Kadapa Marble||₹ 40||₹ 48|
|Italian Marble||₹ 290||₹ 560|
|Shahabad Marble||₹ 20||₹ 25|
|Kota Stone||₹ 45||₹ 49|
|Black Granite||₹ 190||₹ 350|
Electrical fitting and wires are important for modern homes. The cost of electrical materials can’t be neglected in building construction as it amounts to 3 to 5% of the total material cost.
Cables and wires run through conduit pipes and cable trays to connect different appliances in our home to electricity. Finally, switches, sockets, MCBs, fans, and lights are installed to use electrical appliances in our homes.
Prices of different important electrical items are shown below.
|Electrical Items||Min Price||Avg. Price||Max Price|
|Conduit Pipes||₹ 35||₹ 38.5||₹ 49|
|Metal Boxes 6 Switches||₹ 54||₹ 59.4||₹ 75.6|
|Cables and Wires (1 To 6 SQ MM – 90 Meters)||₹ 1000||₹ 1100||₹ 1400|
|Cables and Wires (1 To 6 SQ MM – 90 Meters) High Range||₹ 5300||₹ 5830||₹ 7420|
|Switches Lower Range||₹ 22||₹ 24.2||₹ 30.8|
|Switches High Range||₹ 155||₹ 170.5||₹ 217|
|Sockets||₹ 35||₹ 38.5||₹ 49|
|Dimmers||₹ 235||₹ 258.5||₹ 329|
|MCB||₹ 185||₹ 203.5||₹ 259|
|Ceiling Fan – Minimum||₹ 1700||₹ 2400||₹ 3200|
|Exhaust Fan – Minimum||₹ 700||₹ 900||₹ 1200|
|4 Feet Tube Light||₹ 380||₹ 400||₹ 420|
|2 Feet Tube Light||₹ 280||₹ 300||₹ 320|
Plumbing is the backbone of our home, it brings safe clean water and carries away wastewater to municipal drainage. The basic function of plumbing system in our home is to provide safe and clean potable water for drinking and washing purposes. After the use of water, the discharge that is generated is needed to be disposed of safely.
Plumbing pipes and fittings come in different materials like plastic, GI, Brass, and many others materials. Below we have shown some prices of some of the commonly used plumbing piping material used.
Prices of different plumbing pipes are shown in the table given below.
|Plumbing Items||Min Price||Avg. Price||Max Price|
|Pipes CPVC||₹ 345||₹ 379.5||₹ 431.25|
|Pipes UPVC||₹ 250||₹ 275||₹ 312.5|
|Pipes PVC||₹ 180||₹ 198||₹ 225|
Paints are used in building for interior wall painting and exterior wall painting. Paints are of two types that are either water-based or solvent-based paints. Paints come in thousands of colours and shades with multiple finishes like matt, glossy and satin finish.
Some of the modern paints have functions like crack bridging, washable, and anti-alga/fungal properties that can make your home look awesome.
There are many types of paints available in the market. For choosing the best paint for your home, you should consider the desired properties of paints that are required for your application.
If choosing paint for your external wall then paint properties like waterproof, dirt resistance, and anti-fungal or anti-algae properties will make it the perfect choice.
For interior painting, water-based paint is preferred over solvent-based paint. As water-based paints have less odour, are durable, and are easier to clean as compared to conventional oil-based paints.
- The consumption of paints for interior work is 0.14 liter per sq. ft. and 0.4 liter per sqft for exterior paints.
- Paint contributes about 4.1% of the total cost of materials.
The price of different types of paints is shown below.
|Type of Paint||Unit||Min Price||Max Price|
|Paint||ltr||₹ 200||₹ 435|
|Wall Putty||Kg||₹ 20||₹ 30|
|White Cement||25kg bag||₹ 400||₹ 500|
|POP||25kg bag||₹ 200||₹ 250|
|Lime Powder||Kg||₹ 10||₹ 12|
Glass is one of the building materials that is used for decorative purposes and for structural use as well. Glass comes in different types like toughened glass which is used in areas where glass can break and can harm.
The price of the main type of glass that is used in construction is shown below.
|Type of Glass||Unit||Min Price||Max Price|
|Window Glass||sqft||₹ 32||₹ 50|
|5mm Plane Glass||sqft||₹ 60||₹ 85|
|6mm Plane Glass||sqft||₹ 85||₹ 95|
|8mm Plane Glass||sqft||₹ 111||₹ 120|
|5mm Paint Glass||sqft||₹ 50||₹ 60|
|10mm toughened Glass||sqft||₹ 105||₹ 120|
|Laminated toughened Glass||sqft||₹ 200||₹ 700|
|Frosted Toughened Glass||sqft||₹ 200||₹ 800|
|Tinted toughened Glass||sqft||₹ 150||₹ 700|
Miscellaneous Building Materials
Other miscellaneous materials that are useful in the construction work are mentioned below. You will find all details in the table given below.
|Building Materials||Min Price||Max. Price||Unit|
|Binding Wire||₹ 65||₹ 70||Kg|
|Bitumen (Coal Tar)||₹ 15||₹ 40||Kg|
|Door Frame||₹ 1500||₹ 2200||no.|
|Window Frame||₹ 4500||₹ 6000||no.|
|SS Main Gate (depends on weight)||₹ 30000||₹ 40000||30kg|
|Railing and Grills||₹ 1650||₹ 1900||Rft.|
Taxes on Construction Materials
GST and other taxes are levied by the government on construction materials so that the money can be used for the welfare of the people. Different amounts of tax slabs are there for different materials. GST rates applicable to construction materials are mentioned below. Government DSR rates can also be read for more details on construction material prices.
|Construction material||GST rate|
|Bituminous or oil shale and tar sands, bitumen and asphalt, natural asphaltites and asphaltic rocks||18%|
|Building bricks, Fossil bricks||5%|
|Multicellular foam glass||28%|
|Glass-based paving blocks||28%|
|Pebble, gravel, and crushed stone||5%|
|Marble and granite blocks||12%|
|Iron and steel products||18%|
|Tiles (Earthen, roofing)||5%|
|Bamboo floor tiles||18%|
|Artificial stone, cement, concrete tiles||28%|
|Paint and varnish||28%|
|Ceramic sinks and bathroom fittings||28%|
|Base metal mountings and fittings||28%|
GST rates on real estate projects on the sale and purchase of any property is mentioned below.
|Type of projects||GST rate|
|Affordable housing||1% without ITC|
|Non-affordable housing||5% without ITC|
|Commercial||12% with ITC|
General Construction Material Price List
|Building Material||Estimated Price Range (INR)|
|Cement (50 kg bag)||350 – 400|
|Concrete (per cubic meter)||4,000 – 5,500|
|Bricks (per piece)||3 – 10|
|Stone (per square foot)||50 – 200|
|Timber (per cubic feet)||50 – 250|
|Steel (per kg)||35 – 60|
|Glass (per square feet)||100 – 300|
|Asphalt (50 kg bag)||1,500 – 2,000|
|Plaster (per square feet)||20 – 40|
|Insulation materials (per square feet)||10 – 50|
Please note that these prices are estimates and may vary depending on location, supplier, quality, and other factors. It’s always a good idea to obtain specific quotes from suppliers for accurate pricing information.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) on Building Materials
List of Building materials in construction?
List of common building materials required in construction are listed below
Insulation materials (e.g. foam, fiberglass)
Roofing materials (e.g. shingles, tiles)
Paints and coatings
Electrical and plumbing supplies (e.g. wires, pipes, fixtures)
Doors and windows
Hardware (e.g. nails, screws, bolts, hinges)
Adhesives and sealants
Reinforcement materials (e.g. rebars, wire mesh)
Masonry materials (e.g. mortar, grout)
Commonly used building material and its pricelist?
A rough estimate of the cost of some commonly used building materials in India:
Cement – INR 350 to INR 400 per 50 kg bag
Concrete – INR 4,000 to INR 5,500 per cubic meter
Bricks – INR 3 to INR 10 per piece depending on size and quality
Stone – INR 50 to INR 200 per square foot depending on the type and quality
Timber – INR 50 to INR 250 per cubic feet depending on the type and quality
Steel – INR 35 to INR 60 per kg depending on the type and quality
Glass – INR 100 to INR 300 per square feet depending on the thickness and quality
Asphalt – INR 1,500 to INR 2,000 per 50 kg bag
Plaster – INR 20 to INR 40 per square feet depending on the thickness and quality
Insulation materials – INR 10 to INR 50 per square feet depending on the type and quality