Are you looking to have some construction work done and would like to know how much it might cost? Average Prces Construction Companies charge in South Africa Range from R10000.00 – R15000.00 per square metre. Using a Local Pros partner will ensure:

  • Expert Knowledge
  • Quality Workmanship
  • Regulation Compliance
  • Transparent Communication
  • Cost and Time Efficiency
  • Comprehensive Services

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Residential Construction Costs:

  • New Home Construction: From R10,000 to R15,000 per square metre
    • For instance, a basic 75 square metre, 2-bedroom house could cost from R750,000 to R1,125,000.
    • A larger 125 square metre, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house could range from R1,250,000 to R1,875,000.
  • Home Remodelling: From R2,500 to R5,000 per square metre
  • Home Extension: From R8,000 to R12,000 per square metre

Commercial Construction Costs:

  • Office Building Construction: From R15,000 to R20,000 per square metre
    • A small 100-square-metre office space might range from R1,500,000 to R2,000,000.
    • For a larger 500-square-metre office building, you could expect costs from R7,500,000 to R10,000,000.
  • Retail Space Construction: From R12,000 to R18,000 per square metre
  • Industrial Building Construction: From R7,000 to R12,000 per square metre

Please note that these are average prices and actual costs may vary depending on the project’s specific requirements.

Factors That Influence How Much Construction Companies Charge:

The final cost of your construction project can be influenced by several factors:

  • Project Size and Scope: Larger projects or those with a broad scope typically cost more due to the increased need for materials and labour.
  • Quality of Materials: Higher-quality materials usually cost more, but they can also increase the longevity and value of the structure.
  • Complexity of Design: A complex design might require more time and expertise to construct, increasing labour costs.
  • Location: Construction costs can vary by location due to differences in labour rates, availability of materials, and local building regulations.
  • Special Features: Any special features or customisations, like high-end finishes or smart home systems, can add to the overall cost.
  • Unforeseen Challenges: Issues discovered during construction, like unexpected ground conditions or changes to the design, can lead to additional costs.

Remember, a detailed and accurate quote can help you understand all the costs involved and plan your budget effectively. Reach out to a Local Pros partner to get a personalised quote for your construction project.

Pricing for Construction Services:

Structural Work (Foundations, Load Bearing Walls, etc.):

From R7,000 to R15,000 per square metre: This includes the foundational and core elements of the building’s structure, like the building’s base, support beams, and load-bearing walls. These are critical for the overall stability and safety of the structure.


From R500 to R1,000 per square metre: Roofing costs can vary greatly based on the type of roof (such as pitched or flat), the materials chosen (like tiles, slate, or metal), and the complexity of the roof’s design.


From R500 to R800 per square metre: Brickwork involves creating the building’s walls and other brick structures. The cost can depend on the type of bricks used, the complexity of the brickwork, and the amount of brickwork needed.


From R80 to R150 per square metre: Plastering covers the brickwork and provides a smooth surface for decorating. The cost of plastering can depend on factors like the type of plaster used and the surface area that needs to be plastered.

Electrical Installation:

From R600 to R800 per point:  This covers the installation of all electrical systems in the building, including wiring, outlets, switches, and light fixtures. Costs can vary based on the complexity of the electrical system, the number of electrical points needed, and any special requirements like high-capacity outlets or smart home systems.

Remember, these are average costs, and the actual costs can vary based on the specifics of your project, the materials you choose, and the labour rates in your area. For a more accurate estimate, we recommend reaching out to one of our Local Pros partners for a detailed quote.

Why Choose a Local Pros Partner for Your Construction Needs?

Choosing the right construction company is an essential step in the success of your project. Local Pros partners offer the expertise, quality, and commitment you need for a smooth and efficient construction process. Here are some key reasons why you should choose a Local Pros partner:

  • Expert Knowledge: Extensive industry experience to handle various projects.
  • Quality Workmanship: Commitment to high standards in all construction tasks.
  • Regulation Compliance: Updated knowledge of latest construction regulations and codes.
  • Transparent Communication: Regular updates at every stage of your project.
  • Cost and Time Efficiency: Expertise to deliver projects on schedule and within budget.
  • Comprehensive Services: Full range of services for residential, commercial, and specialised construction needs.

Choosing a Local Pros partner for your construction needs means you’re investing in quality, reliability, and efficiency. You can rest assured that our partners are dedicated to making your vision a reality, with the peace of mind that every aspect of the project will be handled with the utmost care and professionalism. Don’t compromise on your project – reach out to a Local Pros partner and experience the difference of working with a trusted professional in the construction industry.

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FAQs on Construction Costs with Local Pros Partners

1. How much does it cost on average to build a new house with a Local Pros Partner?

 The cost of building a new house can greatly vary depending on various factors like size, location, materials, and the complexity of the design. Typically, for a standard residential property, costs might range from R10,000 to R15,000 per square metre.

2. What is the price range for commercial construction projects?

 Commercial construction projects usually have a higher cost per square metre due to their complexity and higher-grade materials. The cost could range from R15,000 to R20,000 per square metre.

3. How does the cost differ for specialised construction services?

 Specialised construction services involve unique requirements and, therefore, costs can vary significantly. Pricing is usually determined on a case-by-case basis following a detailed consultation and assessment of the project’s unique needs.

4. Do the prices in the pricing guide include VAT?

 Unless otherwise stated, all prices in our pricing guide are exclusive of VAT. Always confirm with your Local Pros Partner if VAT is included in their quotation.

5. What factors can influence the cost of my construction project?

 Key factors that influence construction costs include the size and complexity of the project, location, type of construction, materials used, and the current market conditions.

6. Can I get a custom quote for my construction project?

 Absolutely. While our pricing guide gives a general overview of construction costs, we recommend contacting a Local Pros Partner directly for a detailed, personalised quote that considers the specifics of your project.