10 building materials that pose highest risk to your health

Hazardous construction materials, commonly known as red list building materials, are natural or synthetic chemical substances that are harmful to humans or the environment. Though highly toxic, the chemicals can hardly be seen, tasted or smelt but they are present…
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…
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…