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This is an amazing thread....

Please can anyone help with a rough estimate for fencing 6 plots of land close to Abeokuta, Ogun state.... I’m considering 10 coaches including foundation
It's a flat and dry land. Estimation would include granite for any stone related job needed for the job if any.

Also, which is advisable between single and double gated fencing, considering the size of the land.

P.s I don’t have any major plan for the land at the moment. But I want the fencing done asap after lock-down.

Thanks in advance


The first thing is to ensure the arrangement of the plots are known as this affects how much material is used. (see pics 1 for different arraignment)
The second note is the type of foundation needed, and in this case; its a strip foundation (Abeokuta is a rocky or 'Laterite' land)
The 3rd important information is the SIZE of the plot, although it wasn't stated, he confirmed it is 18m by 36m

a. Lets find the LINEAR METERS of the proposed fence by …


GoodDay and its good to be back.
Let's go practical (as we always do) - calculating the quantity of tiles needed to tile various spaces within the building (floor and wall tiling).
We would make reference to our 3 bedroom plan, designed specifically for this lectures and calculate the tiles needed in the Living Room, One of the Bedrooms and the Master's toilet's floor and wall tiles.

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e.g, a glazed (slippery) tile is not appropriate in the bathroom, so if I find any non-slippery tile, irrespective of the size, I can use it for my wet floors. Wet floors includes Bathroom, Swimming pool, Laundry etc. (…

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Choosing the right foundation for that project type & soil.

Wikipedia defines foundation as: A foundation (or, more commonly, base) is the element of an architectural structure which connects it to the ground, and transfers loads from the structure to the ground. Foundations are generally considered either shallow or deep.
It is advisable to know suitability of each types of foundation before deciding which best suit your design type and soil. We would discuss them briefly below: 
Types of Foundation and their Uses
The following are different types of foundations used in construction:
1. Shallow foundation Strip foundationPad or Individual footing foundationRaft or Mat foundation 2. Deep Foundation Pile foundation We would only focus on the shallow foundation in our discussion here; 
1a. Strip foundation
Strip footings are commonly found in load-bearing masonry construction, and act as a long strip that supports the weight of an entire wall. These are used where the building loads are carried by entire walls rather than isolated columns.
This type …


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In selecting a professional Land Sur…

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