Five factors that determine the cost of building a 1 bedroom house in Kenya

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The thought of building your own home can be petrifying to most people who are still in rental homes. Most of them are not prepared to build their own homes due to the fear of the high economy leading to high cost increments of construction materials. They often are eager to know the costs anyway. The cost of building a one bedroom house in Kenya varies according to several factors stated in this article.

These factors include;

  1. Location

Location as a factor touches on different issues. This is where you want to do your construction or rather the site of construction. This affects the cost of building a one bedroom house in Kenya. This is how location affects the cost of building a one bedroom house in Kenya;

  • Distance from the source of raw materials and material suppliers

This is the distance of the source of raw materials to the site location and the distance of the material supplier to the site of the construction. This will definitely involve transport that will go at a cost.

 This will mean that the further the source of raw materials from the construction site the more the transportation cost equaling to increasing the costs of building a one bedroom house. And also the further the location of the material supplier from the location of the construction site the more the transportation cost relatively increasing the cost of building a one bedroom house in Kenya

  • Topography of the Land

The topographical feature of the land will contribute to the costs of building a one bedroom house in Kenya. This is how flat the land is, a flat ground requires the usage if fewer materials than a slanting ground. A slanting ground will require a lot of material to make it flat for building a foundation.

  • Nature/Type of the soil

The presence of combat soil which means it is strong on the ground does not require additional support from a floating slab. On the other hand, weak soil will require a floating slab for the foundation of the house. The slab will be inclusive of strong bars with cement which are costly affecting the total cost of building a three bedroom house.

2. Is it  a Bungalow or Maisonette

The option of whether the house is a bungalow or a maisonnette must be considered since it will affect the total cost of building any house design. A maisonnette house will require a slab which involves use of expensive bars to fix it compared to a bungalow which does not require the slab making it cheaper to a maisonnette

On considering if it is a maisonnette or bungalow a fact of the type of roofing must be involved. Consider the roofing material used on a bungalow should you opt for it. A maisonnette will serve the use of any suitable roofing sheets or it might be suitable for a slab if the house has a flat roof.  Evaluation of the roofing material to be used should be properly done on the type of house you might opt-out for.

3. The 1 bedroom roofing designs in Kenya chosen and roofing materials

The roofing material and the roofing type of design will determine the total cost of building a one bedroom house in Kenya. You need to check out the materials used to roof the house, you can land on a choice of selecting the ordinary type, box profile, or tile type. A choice of a flat roof will require a slab fixed with strong expensive steel bars like D12 and motor. This will add on material costs increasing the cost of building a 9ne bedroom house in Kenya.

Each roofing sheet cost differently and also the cost depends on the supplier. For example, MRM Versatile Ksh.3, 800 per piece of 3 meters while the same will cost Ksh.1, 740 at Royal Mabati and Ksh.2,400 from Mabati Bora.

4. Type of  Materials used

The type of materials used in construction will determine the total cost of building a one bedroom house in Kenya. The use of natural stones will add up the cost since they are expensive. The use of more mortar during plastering and blocks on building walls is more costly than using less mortar and bricks for walls.

5. The room sizes

Larger room sizes equal more floor space thus a large surface area for material used on foundation and tiles and more mortar for plastering. The roofing will also be larger consuming more roofing material increasing more costs of building a one bedroom house in Kenya.

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