How to estimate your building

The amount it will cost to construct a building depends on a number of factors which, typically, include location, the type of house one is interested in, the finishing, fittings, quality of the building materials, site geography, among other things.

Basic factor that one should take into consideration is the size (area) of space to be built on. The easiest way that one can estimate how much their building will cost is by consulting someone who has recently built a similar house in the area.It is easy to find such a coincidence in housing projects since they are all similar in size, space provision and finishes.
BUT, best way to do a good estimate is consulting professionals(QS) like wakanyama & co, da vinci etc.

To get a rough figure of the cost, take the price of the home, deduct the price of the land and divide that amount by the size of the house (measured in square feet). it is advisable to use several recently built homes in the area that are similar to the one you wish to build to ensure that you get a fairly accurate estimate of the cost of construction.

The point here is that if a house is selling for Sh2 million while the price of land it is built on is Sh1 million, then the construction cost will be approximately Sh1 million.
However, for other types of buildings whose designs differ from those in the vicinity, the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya has developed guidelines for the major towns by picking recently completed projects, measuring their sizes in square metres and establishing their actual construction costs.


The most informative post today !

Useless post. 50 % of construction cost is due to theft

Why is it damn expensive in the coast?


60% is on trasport and theft…those shinny eyes at Roysambu.opposite police station thrife on stolen building materials

Yani wewe hujawai jenga nyumba Kenya ?

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Yani wewe hujawai jenga nyumba Kenya ?
Bado, elimisha mie[/QUOTE]

Fundi ukimuachia kila kitu utaibiwa. Utawekewa Y8 lakini uitishwe pesa ya Y12. Siku ya hardcore watakudanganya the number of lorries zimekuja. Wakati wa koroga kama hauko jitayarishe kukuliwa mifuko kadhaa za simiti. Siku ya roofing watakuitisha pesa ya mbao watakuambia watanunua cyprus which is expensive lakini wakuwekea pine. Na zingine mingi…

wewe ni mwizi wa simiti?

Na kazi ya clerk of works ni?

Brarre fuaken. Si u ignore. That info is from the institute of quantity surveyors. Are you one of them ng’ombe hii?

You mean foreman? Pia yeye atakukula. Ukiamua kujenga better take leave from work.

Must be the availability of building materials. Mnapata mawe kutoka wapi?

yeye ni robot hawezi kuiba?

My friend learnt a bitter lesson recently. He is about to start building a house in Ruai. He went to the quarry to identify best building stones and paid for the stone + delivery left the scene ( big mistake number one). The guys delivered broken stones , almost 50 % useless.

Lesson 1 - you must supervise the loading of your stones and follow the delivery lorry to your construction site.

Mawe inatoka around kilifi, riversand in malindi, ballast inatoka kokotoni ama jaribuni, simiti na gravel ndio inatoka from bamburi

Unalipa grade 1 alafu unaekewa grade 2. Hapo wanakukula 9bob per stone.

the best thing you can do if you can afford it is buy a lorry before building