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Botswana’s first Residential Materials Price Guide 2011

“The Botswana Residential Materials Price Guide 2011 is Botswana’s first ever document that lists and prices over 1000 of the most common residential construction materials. The document covers pricing costs for the following major cities and towns; Gaborone, Francistown, Lobatse, Maun, Palapye, Mahalapye and Kasane. It is separated into four main sections namely substructure, superstructure, services and external works. Under these headings one will find all the associated building elements. For example, under the substructure you will find all the sub-structural building elements such as the foundation.  Additionally, a brief description stating the function of the building elements is given along with a picture or drawing of that particular trade or element. Lastly, the elements are listed according to the South African standard method of measurement, making it easier for clients and contractors to use.

The concept of the price guide came about as a result of the noted increase in residential housing construction and the associated problems. One major concern that was noted and continues is that clients wishing to undertake a building project are often not knowledgeable on construction and its related costs and so become vulnerable to inflated prices, poor workmanship and completion delays. Additionally, getting pricing information for materials in a timely fashion is very difficult.

The Botswana Residential Materials Price Guide 2011 is therefore an answer to these problems, addressing the client’s need and saving them costs. The price guide will also allow building contractors and consultants to access of over 1000 current residential material prices. This will save building contractors and consultants time and money as all these materials can be found in one place.”

Who can use the guide?

The guide is beneficial to:

  • Potential home owners,
  • Current home owners wanting to do maintenance and/or renovations,
  • Any contractor wanting to undertake a residential construction project or maintenance jobs,
  • Architects,
  • Banks,
  • Project managers,
  • Property developers,
  • Real estate agents,
  • Quantity surveyors and
  • Students undertaking construction related courses


The Botswana Residential Materials Guide 2011 costs P65.00

How to get a copy

To order a copy please email botsreguide@yahoo.com or call 76313768 and provide your name and number of copies requested.

By Joseph G. Moagaesi

© 2011, Boidus. All rights reserved.


3 Responses to “Botswana’s first Residential Materials Price Guide 2011”

  1. This is brilliant stuff I need to get hold of a copy. Thanks for posting.

    Posted by Makhilas | 05. Aug, 2011, 6:29 pm
  2. do u have an updated version of the book for 2013/12 or is the 2011 one still relevent even now

    Posted by B Tebgo | 29. May, 2013, 2:21 pm
  3. Is it possible to obtain an updated copy( i.e.2013 price guide)?

    Posted by Joseph Samman | 08. Aug, 2013, 12:31 pm

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