NHC bets on low cost housing market; to build 11,000 homes

The National Housing Corporation (NHC) has shifted its focus to affordable housing market, which is short of hundreds of thousands of homes, as the state-owned firm targets low-income earners. NHC has announced an ambitious plan to build 11,000 low cost…
Home Afrika to build 20,000 homes in Machakos

Property developer Home Afrika has announced plans to build 20,000 low-cost homes in Athi River, Machakos, to cater for the lower end segment of the housing market. Home Afrika CEO Njoroge Ng’ang’a said the homes, costing Sh1 million for a…
NHC launches campaign to promote prefab technology

The National Housing Corporation (NHC) has launched a campaign promoting the use expanded polystyrene (EPS) panels in construction, as it seeks to boost the supply of affordable housing in Kenya. EPS panels are made of polystyrene (the white, flimsy material…
Can China build ‘Dubai’ in Machakos for Sh65bn?

Social media was awash with comments on April 6 when the Sunday Nation broke a story that Chinese Investors were planning to build a ‘Dubai’ in Machakos County. According to the story, 100 Asian investors are planning to build a…
Erdemann launches fire-resistant gypsum boards

Nairobi-based building materials maker Erdemann Gypsum has launched a new line of gypsum board that combines acoustic properties with added fire resistance. Structures made of gypsum boards can withstand fire for up to four hours thereby minimising damage and allowing…
NHC goes hi-tech with Sh700m prefabs factory in Machakos

The National Housing Corporation (NHC) has established a Sh700 million prefabricated materials factory in Mavoko, Machakos County, in a move geared towards filling the huge housing deficit in Kenya. The NHC factory in Mavoko, which began operations in 2012, has…
NHC partners with Iranian firm to build 4,000 houses in Mavoko

The National Housing Corporation (NHC) is building low cost houses for sale in Mavoko, near Nairobi, as the state-owned firm seeks to provide affordable housing to more Kenyans. The project, which is estimated to cost Sh12 billion, comprises more than…
Phase II of Mandharini homes gets under way in Kilifi

Hello Properties has said the second phase of the Mandharini holiday homes project has started in Kilifi following the encouraging results in the first stage. The Sh4.5 billion project, which was launched in 2010, is set to be completed in…