10 building materials that pose highest risk to your health

Hazardous construction materials, commonly known as red list building materials, are natural or synthetic chemical substances that are harmful to humans or the environment. Though highly toxic, the chemicals can hardly be seen, tasted or smelt but they are present…
9 Tips for building your first home

Building a home is a big dream for many Kenyans and though it can be a challenging development many find it to be very fulfilling. The opportunity to build from the ground up is a great advantage since you get…
How to start a construction company in Kenya

The Kenyan construction industry is quite lucrative and a great choice for budding entrepreneurs seeking impressive returns on their investments. Unfortunately, a huge number of people are not familiar with the process of starting a construction enterprise – a situation…
Why laminate flooring has become so popular with homeowners

Laminate flooring, referred to as floating wood tile in the U.S and Canada, is a synthetic flooring product consisting of two thin sheets of paper impregnated with melamine. Although it looks like real wood or real stone, laminate wood flooring…
How technology is transforming construction industry

New materials and energy, design approaches, as well as advances in digital technology and big data are creating a wave of innovation within the construction industry. These innovations come with a lot of benefits to the builder, including reduction of…
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?…