HOW TO START A IN , WITH A LOCALLY MADE
The block industry is one of the lucrative business today in Nigeria due to the inflations in the cost of cements most builders now prefers buying the blocks which has very little increase in price as compared to the increase in cement price, hence buying will cut off all the stress involved in hiring laborers to mold blocks, beside in many cities there is no availability for sands fields so the cost buying sand coupled with the high cost of would discourage any individual who wish to mold in such place.
Starting such business has to do with the following;
Just as with every business you need the of builders, dealers, sand suppliers, molding makers, technicians and mechanics, etc. these are the contact that supposed to be with you, since the business cannot be operated without those people.
The builders means those that undertake contracts for the of houses, and social amenities that has to do with civil works, the contact of this categories of people will enable you market your easily since they are the major clients required in the business.
Choose a good location for your , note that it is not every business that requires public places like express roads, and busy areas, is one of such business. All that it requires is a developing areas where and construction activities are taking place so that it can be easy to convey the to the site also easier to ensure you are the only supplier to the builders in that area.
A good location is where it is easier for builders to access you, a developing area where new activities are carried out. Some people started in an abandoned empty lands located at areas specified above without paying any fee to anyone except the permission from the landlord, if for economic reasons you see such location then it is a good stage to start with.
SOURCE OF WATER SUPPLY
A major issue that cannot be ignored is the water supply, for you to operate a very good there must be a borehole or well of water such that one can easily access water both for mixing of the sand and and for the watering of the molded every morning as well.
You will also need water for other important purposes like washing of the molders and the after each day of molding of the . But in a case where the digging of borehole or well would be costly, you can buy a plastic water tank with about 3000litres capacity and mount it on the site and employ the services of water suppliers who would come at a scheduled moments to your tank with water. This practice is cheaper especially if the place you are to use will be on lease and the cost of such tank currently should be about N45, 000
MOLDING AND MOLDERS
There are different sizes of pan ranging from 5inch to 9 inch with of the pans while the length of all of them are the same. But these molding pans can be operated with the such that one particular molding can be used to produce different ranges of widths all you need to do is just to change the pan for any given size.
The with its different ranges of molding pans cost about N450, 000 in currently according to direct information from the manufacturer whom I still have his contact, such help the molding of to be faster and easy to meet target when the demand is high, as well as reducing the number of labor needed in the industry.
If you are to use the molding then there is need to buy or construct sets of wood boards that would be used in laying the removed from the molding , the number of this board can be up to 500 pieces for large capacity with huge demand or can be as small as 100 pieces if the capacity is low and demand is not huge.
There will be services of a vehicle such as truck most times, especially during the delivering of the to your clients, buying and carrying of from its dealers, the conveying of the molding for maintenance in the event of any malfunctioning, etc. these needs make the use of in that business inevitable.
As a starter you can decide to buy a very small pick-up that carry about 50 at a trip which may not cost more than N500, 000 to purchase from the fairly used dealers in the market.
Following the continuous rise in the prices of cements as a result of its frequent scarcity, there is need to have a backup especially when the business has started booming. One of the ways to do this is by purchasing a container used in the importation of foreign goods from the dealers mainly those working with the custom officers. The cost of a small container of about 30 feet square should be within N100, 000 which is enough to serve as the storage vessel for due to its record of helping imported goods to be under stable . Hence, the have lower tendency of caking or solidifying when compared to keeping it in open .
Another minor is the safety aspect of the laborers therefore, there is need to make provision for some safety apparatus such hand groves, safety goggles, and safety shoes, etc.
Another thing to consider is the available for the displaying of the for the heat of to quickly dry them up. A good is a major factor since the have to be placed on the ground one after the other in a uniform manner for easy counting and arranging after the drying process had been completed. Any land measuring about 50 feet by 100 feet and above is a good for a start.
Originally posted 2017-08-24 14:19:58.
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