Building 101: How to read and understand a house plan

House plans are artistic creations that define all the specifications of a proposed house including proportions, designs, building materials, construction methods and techniques. Unfortunately, many prospective home owners in Kenya are not familiar with building plans – a situation that…
How to choose a great house plan

Choosing a house plan can seem like a daunting task, but knowing what to look for can help you succeed when picking a floor plan for your home. So, what features should you look out for in a house plan?…
Here is why buildings collapse so frequently in Kenya

The frequent cases of collapse of buildings in Kenya have become a major concern among all the stakeholders in the local construction industry. Barely three months go by without hearing reports of a collapsed structure – which in some instances…
Why you should give green building a chance in 2017

You may have heard all the reasons why you should never go green when building or remodelling your home. It’s too expensive, it takes ages to complete, I’m too young for that…. And for every excuse, there are multiple reasons…
News that took construction industry by storm in 2016

The year 2016 was a busy period for Kenya’s construction industry stakeholders, with many investors rushing to complete their projects ahead of the 2017 election campaigns. It was also a year of major announcements that took the industry by storm,…
Common types of building materials in Kenya

Building materials refer to any substance, natural or man-made which is used for construction purposes to create structures and buildings. The choice of building materials to use in a construction is determined by factors such as availability, cost, tenacity and…
Kenya’s 5 best selling paint companies in 2016

The paint industry in Kenya has greatly flourished over the past several years thanks to a construction boom that is being experienced across the country which has seen shopping malls, office buildings and housing complexes spring up in all major…