Rural life in Kenya is perceived cheaper compared to urban settlement. The cost of building a house in rural Kenya is also cheaper as per that in Kenyan urban areas.
For you to successfully put up a house without guest work, you need to come up with a plan. The plan with be a shadow of the real house. The plan must contain all the necessities of the building with detailed requirements.
The cost of building a 2 bedroom house in rural Kenya can cost an average of Ksh. 400,000 to Ksh. 1,000,000.
Below is a breakdown cost of building a 2 bedroom house from scratch to completion on average can cost the following. Besides, be sure to consult your architect for exact cost based on your area. This is simply an average idea in a RURAL setting.
House setting – Ksh. 2,500
Excavating the foundation – Ksh. 10,000
Establishing the foundation – Ksh. 5,000
Erecting a wall from the foundation – Ksh. 40,000
Backfilling the foundation – Ksh. 15,000
Slab construction – Ksh. 10,000
Block work – Ksh. 80,000
Ring beam – Ksh. 40,000
Roofing – Ksh. 40,000
Fixing frames to essential opening – Ksh. 15,000
Plaster – Ksh. 130, 000
Decoration and other Interior and exterior finishes – Ksh. 20,000
Total Cost – Ksh. 407,000
Stages Of Building A House In Kenya
Here is a guide on the stages of house construction such as a 2 bedroom house
a) Land Preparation
The construction site should first of all be cleared and well-marked before the contraction begins. The land can be bare and ready for marking but some other ground can be bushy with debris.
The period of land clearance depends on the number of laborers at work and the engineer’s instructions.
b) Laying Foundation
The stage involves land excavation according to the engineer’s instructions. Concreate is poured and the metal rods raised.
Depending on the materials used, the engineer can depend on the waiting period to the next stage.
c) Raising Walls
The walls are put up with materials of the owner’s choice. All the inner rooms desired are partitioned to a favorable height.
There must be a waiting timeline before frame are put.
d) Framing The Structure
Quality frames of all sizes will be required to set the structure of the roof. The house will appear according to the owner’s desire, with the help of an engineer.
For financial concerns, timbers can be acquired and prepared from the local surrounding. You may also go for your own specifications at a different price.
Flooring can be done almost immediately with availability of the materials. Depending on the materials used, the floor must be allowed some time to compact strongly.
The period can be up to 3 weeks with everyday watering.
f) Plumbing And Electrical
The engineer can then involve qualified and approved plumbers and electricians to install electricity. The house is well modified including ventilation.
Ensure all wirings are done correctly for cooling and heating purposes.
The roofing materials should be long lasting in order to maintain the value of the house.
The process can take the shortest time possible to be complete when all materials are readily available.
h) Interior And Exterior Finishes
A qualified interior designer is required work on various fixtures in the house. The fixtures can be made metallic, wooden of made of plastic.
The technician works on doors, cabinets, wardrobes among other extensions.
At this point the house is considered complete. Decoration includes painting the house with specific colors of your preference, necessary drawings among others. You can make the decors cheaper or expensive.
Modern decors can also be applied including modification of the floor and ceiling among others.
This article avails you with a breakdown of the, cost of building a 2 bedroom house in rural Kenya. From the analysis provided, the total cost is relatively low. Simply because, there is availability of cheap labor and raw materials. Build yourself a rural 2 bedroom house and enjoy the nature around you.