Detailed
Comparison of Costs 
FinnBUILDER 
Bricks 
Savings 
Wall 



Materials 



FinnBUILDER 



180m
X 2.6m high = 470m2 of walling 



470m2
X 0.22 m wide + 20% compact = 124m3 



Therefore
124m3 of aggregate @ R 161 / m3 
R
19,964.00 


Require
48 kgs of cement per m2 



470m2
= 451 bags @ R66.00 / bag excl 
R
29,779.20 


Allowance
for Y 10 reinforcing steel 
R
500.00 


Total
Materials for wall using FinnBUILDER 
R
50,243.20 






Bricks
7 MPa 



470m2
X 110 bricks / m2 = 



equals
51 700 bricks @ R 994.00 / 1000 

R
51,389.80 

Building
sand 1m3 / 1000 bricks = 51.7m3 



51.7m3
@ R 120.00m3 

R
6,204.00 

Cement
 require 5.5 bags cement per m3. 



=
51.7m3 x 5 bags @ R 66.00 

R
18,767.10 

Total
Materials for wall using bricks 

R
76,360.90 

Cost
per Square Meter 
R
106.90 
R
162.47 
R
55.57 




Labour 



FinnBUILDER 



The
Industry standard for a team of FinnBUILDER sub  contractors,
provided with 4 FinnBUILDER machines to build with, is R 28.50
/ m2 of vertical walling. 
R
28.50 






Bricks
(110 bricks needed per m2 of walling) 



The
Industry standard for Bricklayers is R 600 per 1000 bricks
laid. 1000 bricks laid / 110 bricks per m2 = 5,4 m2 of walling.




Therefore
cost per m2 is R 600 / 5,4m2 

R
111.11 

Cost
per Square Meter 
R
28.50 
R
111.11 
R
82.61 




Plastering 



FinnBUILDER 



No
need to plaster. Unless you have a preference for this type
of finish. Float the walls instead. 







Bricks 



Plaster
15mm thick both sides.
Need 0.021m3 of plaster sand per 1m2 of wall
@ R 265.00 / m3 = R 5,57 one side of the wall 

R
11.13 

Cement:
1 pocket to plaster 3m2 of wall
@ R66.00 per pocket = R66.00 / 4m2 one side of the wall 

R
44.00 

Labour:
R 18 / m2 one side of the wall. 

R
36.00 

Cost
per Square Meter 

R
91.13 
R
91.13 




Floating 



FinnBUILDER 



Finish
the walls with a float mix 3 mm thick on both sides. Need
0.005m3 of plaster sand per
1m2 of wall. @ R 265.00 / m3 = R 1.33 / m2 one side of the
wall. 
R
2.65 


Need
1 pocket of cement to float 14m2 of wall @
R 66.00 per pocket = R 66.00 / 14m2 one side of the wall 
R
9.43 


Labour:
R 8 / meter one side of the wall. 
R
16.00 


Cost
per Square Meter 
R
28.08 






Total
Cost Comparison per Square Meter 
R
163.48 
R
364.71 
R
201.23 
Total
Cost Comparison 
R
76,835.13 
R
142,237.33 
R
78,480.52 
On
a 200m2 house with 470m2 of vertical walling 


