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…
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…
Kenyan builders turn to China for “fashionable” house fittings

Kenyan home owners and developers are increasingly turning to China for stylish house fittings as they seek to woo fashionable buyers and tenants. The house fittings from China, including picture frames,drawers, wardrobes, ceiling boards and beams are gaining popularity among…
Kenyan firms approved to make gypsum products

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) has released a list of three firms that have been approved to manufacture gypsum products in the country, as concerns mount over the rising use of potentially harmful artificial gypsum. The three firms are…