How much does Rib and Block Slabs cost in South Africa? (updated 2022)

How to prepare an area for concrete laying 
September 13, 2021

We have put together a few scenarios, see which one fits you, this should give you an accurate budget on the concrete slab part of your home or building for the year 2022

Note: This is a GUIDELINE ONLY for your budget purposes and no means our price list, please send your plan via email or whatsapp for a quote.

When building a single-story new home?

SINGLE STOREY NEW50 SQUARE METERS100 SQUARE METERS200 SQUARE METERS
Engineer FoundationR3000R 4000R 5000
Foundation concrete8m3     R1150016m3  R2300032m3  R46000
Ground floor slab concrete5.5m3  R800011m3  R1600022m3  R32000
  • To avoid manual pumping, you can hire a pump which costs an extra R5000
  • The Engineer will decide what steel needs to be bought for the foundation.
  • Labour costs are excluded and are worked out per quote with your contractor
  • The above prices are a general estimate. Contact royalconcreteslabs@gmail.com for an accurate quote including transport

When building a double-story new home?

DOUBLE STOREY NEW50 SQUARE METERS100 SQUARE METERS200 SQUARE METERS
Engineer FoundationR 3000R 4000R 5000
Foundation concrete8m3     R1150016m3  R2300032m3  R46000
Ground floor slab concrete5.5m3  R800011m3  R1600022m3  R32000
Engineer SlabR4000R5000R6000
Slab Material first floor * concrete block  (excl transport)R23000R44000R82000
Slab ConcreteWith pump R17500With Pump R31000With pump R52000
  • To avoid manual pumping, you can hire a pump which costs an extra R5000 on the foundation and ground floor
  • The Engineer will decide what steel needs to be bought for the foundation.
  • Labour costs are excluded and are worked out per quote with your contractor
  • The above prices are a general estimate for 2022. Contact royalconcreteslabs@gmail.com for an accurate discounted quote
  • Visit royalconcreteslabs.co.za to see installation videos
  • See cheaper polystyrene block price below

More affordable Polystyrene block instead of concrete block

DOUBLE STOREY NEW50 SQUARE METERS100 SQUARE METERS200 SQUARE METERS
Engineer FoundationR 3000R 4000R 5000
Foundation concrete8m3     R1150016m3  R2300032m3  R46000
Ground floor slab concrete5.5m3  R800011m3  R1600022m3  R32000
Engineer SlabR4000R5000R6000
Slab Material first floor * polystyrene block (excl transport)R20000R38000R74000
Slab ConcreteWith pump R17500With Pump R30000With pump R50000
  • To avoid manual pumping, you can hire a pump which costs an extra R5000 on the foundation and ground floor
  • The Engineer will decide what steel needs to be bought for the foundation.
  • Labour costs are excluded and are worked out per quote with your contractor
  • The above prices are a general estimate. Contact royalconcreteslabs@gmail.com for an accurate quote including transport
  • Polystyrene block slabs are lightweight, faster and cheaper
  • Visit royalconcreteslabs.co.za to see installation videos

When my home is already a single story and I want to add another floor above?

DOUBLE STOREY exist50 SQUARE METERS100 SQUARE METERS200 SQUARE METERS
Engineer FoundationR 3000R 4000R 5000
Engineer SlabR4000R5000R6000
Slab Material first floor * concrete block  (excl transport)R23000R44000R82000
Slab ConcreteWith pump R17500With Pump R31000With pump R52000
  • Labour costs are excluded and are worked out per quote with your contractor
  • The above prices are a general estimate. Contact royalconcreteslabs@gmail.com for an accurate quote including transport
  • Engineers may require certain walls and foundations to be stiffened
  • Visit royalconcreteslabs.co.za to see installation videos

More affordable Polystyrene block instead of concrete block

DOUBLE STOREY exist50 SQUARE METERS100 SQUARE METERS200 SQUARE METERS
Engineer FoundationR 3000R 4000R 5000
Engineer SlabR4000R5000R6000
Slab Material first floor * polystyrene block (excl transport)R20000R38000R74000
Slab ConcreteWith pump R17500With Pump R31000R52000
  • Labour costs are excluded and are worked out per quote with your contractor
  • The above prices are a general estimate. Contact royalconcreteslabs@gmail.com for an accurate quote including transport
  • Polystyrene block slabs are lightweight, faster and cheaper
  • Engineers may require certain walls and foundations to be stiffened
  • Visit royalconcreteslabs.co.za to see installation videos

Note: This is a general guideline, please contact the office directly for accurate quotes. All other material is not included in this estimate, such as bricks, contractors etc, this should be costed by a reputable hardware store.