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?…
Kenya primed for a decade of warehouse building boom

Kenyan property developers are gearing up for a decade-long warehouse construction boom as demand for prime logistics and storage spaces surges. According to a new study by JLL, a global commercial real estate firm, the demand for industrial space in…
Billionaires in major push for revival of Nakuru airport project

A group of wealthy investors in Nakuru have launched a petition urging governor Lee Kinyanjui to help revive plans for construction of a multi-billion shilling airport in the county. The business magnates, who hold major interests in horticulture and tourism…
UK fund Helios, Acorn to build Sh7bn hostels in Nairobi

UK-based private equity fund Helios has signed a Sh7.4 billion deal with property firm Acorn Group to build 3,800 hostels in Nairobi, in a development that seeks to bridge the current student housing gap. The two entities have formed a…
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 Powerful road construction equipment and their uses

Equipment used for road construction vary depending on whether the road project involves construction of a new road, road re-carpeting or just minor road repairs. The following are some of the commonly used road construction equipment: 1.) Motor Grader Commonly…
Kenya scouts for wealthy investors to build toll roads

Kenya is scouting for wealthy investors to set up and operate five toll roads in the country in a move aimed to improve the expansion and maintenance level of major Kenyan highways. The Southern Bypass, Nairobi-Mombasa highway, Nairobi-Mau Summit road,…