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…
EDITORIAL: Enforce law to tackle rogue property agents

Early last month, news emerged that a Nairobi-based housing company shut down its offices – allegedly before starting construction of a multi-million project despite receiving payments from prospective homeowners. Simple Homes Housing Co-operative Society Ltd famous for the “rent as…
Malindi airport earmarked for Sh1.5 billion upgrade

The Malindi airport will undergo a major upgrade as the Kenyan government seeks to open up north coast attractions to foreign tourists. According to the outgoing Transport principal secretary Irungu Nyakera, part of the Sh1.5 billion that has been allocated…
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…
Work on Sh60bn Lamu-Isiolo road set to start next month

Construction of a new road from Isiolo to Lamu is set to begin next month after funding details were agreed between Kenya and a South African state-owned bank. According to the outgoing Transport PS Irungu Nyakera, the Development Bank of…
Happy times ahead for student housing developers in Kenya

A fast expanding population of university students in Kenya is creating enormous opportunities for investors to build student accommodation facilities across the country. According to a study by real estate researchers Jumia House, local universities have a combined 280,000 bed…