Portland Cement : The Most Basic Construction Material

Portland Cement : The Most Basic Construction Material

One of the most basic questions while constructing a house is – which materials are to be used and in how much quantities?


We are providing here a very important table for amount of different materials to be used during construction of single or multi-storeyed residential buildings. This table may be used by builders, civil-engineers and architecture analysts.

* In the table provided below “A” is Plinth Area in sq. m.

METERIAL SINGLE STOREY DOUBLE STOREY FOUR STOREY
(R.C.C.FRAMED)
Bricks (% Nos.) 2.26A+66.8 2.15A+63 -26.2+2.56A-0.0096A2
Cement (Tone) 0.153A+0.57 0.145A+0.54 0.0182A-0.35
Steel (Kg) 21.34A-314 21.97A-05 -1491+92.0A-0.36A2
Sand (m3) 0.47A-7 0.376A-56 0.361A-0.38
Course Aggregate (m3)
20mm & down
40mm & down
0.17A-0.21
0.145A+1.5
0.178A-0.21
0.075A+0.78
0.295A-0.75
0.45+0.002A+0.0001A2
Timber Frames and Shutters (m3) 0.019A+0.23 0.019A+0.23 0.02A+0.11
Timber Shuttering (m3) 0.0042A 0.0042A 0.009A-0.03
Scaffolding or Vertical Support(m) 0.504A 0.504A 0.90A-2.41
Primer (Lt) 0.068A 0.068A 0.061A+0.56
Paint 0.108A+0.27 0.108A+0.27 0.085A+1.93