How much is the usual house construction cost in the Philippines?

As of 2014 the cost of building a home in the Philippines has risen to an all-time high. Understandably so, the simple arithmetic of rising costs of fuel, transport, labor and building materials all rise on economic factors. Thus, based on the present prevailing construction costs, a house construction in the Philippines ranges from P20,000 to more than P35,000 per square meter of the total floor area of the house (excluding lighting fixtures, grills, perimeter fence w/ gate & landscape). The specific cost per square meter depends on the type of finish

The above-cited cost is an aggressive estimate based on prevailing construction costs and meant for budgetary or reference purposes only. We use it in initial client presentations but we do not actually charge based on it. The determination of the actual project cost entails a more accurate and detailed cost estimate which can be determined once the plan and design and/or blueprint of the house is done. The factors that affects cost includes such items like total floor area, kind of material and type of finish (which can be from the most basic to the outright luxurious), lot location and topography, time frame (a house can be done faster with more manpower, but this adds to the cost) and conformity to the restrictions to the land use plan of the locality. These are some of the factors that affect the cost of house construction.

To ease the burden of budgeting cost of house construction, an alternative is to give your budget outright so that the Designer/Engineer/Contractor/Architect can customize a plan and house design that would fit your budget and specifications.  Outright costs are house design fees and processing fees for building permits. At A-1 Ultrabuilders, we offer design and build package for stress-free house construction. Once you avail of our house construction services the design fees are refundable to a minimum of fifty percent (50%) from the entire project cost. We will take care of everything for you from plans to processing of building and occupancy permits.

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