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?…
The ABCs of buying land in Kenya as a foreigner

Although the Kenyan law allows foreign investors to acquire land in any part of the country, there are several limitations of property ownership in Kenya by a foreigner. As such, it is important for any foreigner planning on buying land…
7 steps to buying a house

Although home ownership is a major goal for many people, the procedure followed to buy a house in Kenya remains a mystery to most of the wannabe home-owners. Below is a step-by-step guide to help you buy your first home…
7 Key benefits of the Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway

Construction of the Sh327 billion Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway was recently concluded and the facility is now operational after the inauguration of the cargo and passenger service trains on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. The Mombasa-Nairobi SGR, which has been underway…
What’s the cost of building a house in Kenya?

The cost of house construction in Kenya varies depending on many factors such as the typography of land, size of the building and specification of materials among other elements. However, it is possible to get a rough estimate of the…
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…