Dangote postpones Kenya factory plan over Nigeria’s forex crisis

Africa’s largest cement producer Dangote has postponed its planned entry into Kenya as the company continues to struggle with a constricted supply of foreign-exchange in Nigeria. Dangote Group, which is owned by Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, had earlier announced…
US kitchen, bathroom fittings giant Kohler opens Kenya showroom

US kitchen and plumbing fittings provider Kohler has opened a showroom in Nairobi as it seeks to tap the country’s growing appetite for high quality building products. The Wisconsin-based firm has launched its showroom in the Ukay shopping mall in…
Panic as ban of twisted steel bars usage takes effect Apr 1

A wave of panic has swept steel dealers from across Kenya as the government’s ban on usage of twisted steel bars in construction projects draws near to taking effect. The Kenya Bureau of Standards recently announced that, beginning April 1…
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…
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…
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…