Kenya bans usage of twisted steel bars over safety concerns

Kenya has banned the production, importation and usage of twisted steel bars in construction as the country moves to address the perennial buildings collapse menace. The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) on Tuesday said that, beginning April 1, 2017, builders…
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…
US kitchen, bathroom fittings giant to open Kenya showroom

American kitchen and plumbing fittings provider Kohler Company has confirmed that it will open its first ever Kenya showroom in Nairobi next year to tap the country’s growing appetite for high quality building products. The Wisconsin-based family-owned company said on…
Why prefab steel houses are likely to steal Kenyan hearts

Prefabricated steel houses are increasingly gaining popularity in Kenya as demand for truly affordable housing rises. According to Eco-Steel Africa, a steel construction firm that deals with prefabs, steel prefabricated houses have become a popular choice among individuals looking to…
Crown Paints unveils Zero VOC paints

Crown Paints has unveiled a range of five eco-friendly paints as it seeks to meet the growing demand for green building materials in the market. The odourless Zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints, says Crown Paints CEO Rakesh Rao, have…
Popular floor types for modern homes

Flooring is a term used genetically to describe a lasting covering of a floor or the process of installing such a covering. Popular floor types for homes include laminate flooring, hardwood flooring, engineered wood flooring, ceramic tile flooring and marble…