PROPERTY PLUS

RATE WATCH

SAND

Local sand - Body level - Rs.2,000 (5 to 6 tonnes)

Local sand - Full load - Rs. 3,000 (13 to 14 tonnes). This is filter sand.

STD load - Rs. 8,000 (20 to 21 tonnes)

STD load is referred to as sand coming from Karimnagar, Nandyal, Nizamabad, Vijayawada and Nalgonda districts.

STEEL

Rs. 32,000 per tonne (branded). Also called Bar Steel

Rs. 28,000 per tonne (local)

Local steel varies in size and the rods are less in length.

Quality is also not good. Can be bargained for a few hundred rupees.

CEMENT

Varies from Rs. 108 to Rs. 118 depending on the brand. Builders use the branded cement if the buyers insist.

BRICKS

Rs. 1.40 to Rs. 1.50 per piece of mud bricks.

Rs. 2.25 to Rs. 2.50 per piece, if they are lightweight.

Hollow bricks made of cement powder cost less and are used by some builders.

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