No building is ever complete without plumbing works, especially since water and drainage systems are essential parts of any building. So, you need to factor in the cost of plumbing materials and workmanship when creating your budget.

The plumbing works in a building involves the use of several different types and sizes of pipes and other materials, each coming at different prices. A list of the required plumbing materials for even a small building is usually a long one. And if you’re not careful, you can easily mix up these materials or their prices.

prices of plumbing materials in zambia

In this post, we’d be looking at the current prices of plumbing materials in Zambia.

Current Prices of Plumbing Materials in Zambia

PRODUCTPRICE (N)
3/4″ PPR pipe70 – 80
1/2″ PPR pipe65 – 78
1″ PPR pipe110 – 130
1/2″ PPR elbow3.5 – 11
1/2″ tee3.9 – 14
1/2″ socket4.5 – 14.8
1/2″ thread plug3.8 – 11.8
3/4″ PPR elbow4.2 – 12.6
3/4″ PPR tee4.5 – 15.5
3/4″ PPR socket3.2 – 15
3/4″ control100 – 125
3/4″ double M/F elbow34 – 73
1/2″ M/F elbow11 – 32
3/4″ by 1/2″ tee100 – 235
3/4″ by 1/2″ elbow100 – 235
3/4″ by 1/2″ socket90 – 340
1″ PPR elbow3.8 – 12.9
1″ PPR socket4.1 – 16.5
1″ PPR union22.8 – 48
1″ PPR adaptor30 – 75
1*3/4″ PPR pipe170 – 180
1*3/4″ elbow12 – 38
1*3/4″ tee10 – 15
1 & 3/4″ by 3/4″ elbow10 -20
1 & 3/4″ by 3/4″ tee10 – 50
1 & 3/4″ by 3/4″ socket10 – 23
1 & 3/4″ elbow12 – 18
1 & 3/4″ clip15 – 35
1 & 3/4″ union PPR35 – 730
1″ PPR air valve80 – 120
1″ PPR adaptor25 – 80
2″ PVC pipe tick110 – 190
3″ PVC pipe tick140 – 220
4″ PVC pipe tick250 – 360
4″ elbow20 – 40
4″ 45-degree bend20 – 60
4″ tee40 – 60
4″ socket20 – 50
2″ PVC elbow12 – 35
2″ 45-degree bend10 – 38
2″ Y tee15 – 20
2″ socket10 – 30
2″ clip10 – 20
4″ clip10 – 30
4″ cap vent20 – 28
Big Abro Gum200 – 300
Thread tape10 – 20
1 & 3/4″ back nut20 – 40
1″ air valve20 – 120

Looking at the table above, you’d have observed that the prices of each material aren’t given as a fixed figure, but in ranges. That’s because the prices of each material vary on the market. And that’s due to differences in quality, differences in prices from a seller to another seller, and differences in the source location.

Cost of Plumbing Materials in Zambia: Tips for Getting Good Deals

As with other types of building materials, it’s easy to get swindled when trying to acquire plumbing materials for use in your building. To avoid this, here are some tips you should implement:

Get quotations from different sellers. This will help you figure the gaps in prices – the highest and the lowest. Note, however, that going for the cheapest options isn’t usually a good idea. So, you should dig deeper to understand why the expensive options command higher prices. If quality is the answer, then your best bet is to go for them instead of the cheaper fakes.

Buy from reputable dealers. The well-established plumbing material dealers tend to offer the best prices. This is usually because they have perfect systems in place for getting even top-quality products at good prices directly from the manufacturers. This cuts out middlemen in the deal, allowing them to offer the best prices.

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