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How much does it cost to build a 1 bedroom house in Busia? 5 Key determinants.

Many people work so hard to raise enough money to build a house. Many people spend time research on how much does it cost to build a 1 bedroom house in Busia while some go for how much does it cost to build a 1 bedroom house in Busia. Just how much would it cost to build a house in Busia?

In our experience as a construction company in Busia, we have always tried to offer solution to customers and even those making enquiries for planning purposes. The question should be, Is Ksh.XXX enough to build a 1 bedroom house in Busia? So in this article, I want to tell how to get an answer to this question how much does it cost to build a 1 bedroom house in Busia or how much does it cost to build a 1 bedroom house in Busia. I call them key determinants.

  1. How much do you have?

The answer to this question how much does it cost to build a 1 bedroom house in Busia should be developed based on the available funds. Suppose you have Ksh.1, 000, 000, can this be enough for a one bedroom house in Busia? Or can Ksh2.5M be enough to build a 1 bedroom house in Busia?

In construction world, it’s generally agreed that sections of a construction project takes a certain percentage of the overall costs. For example,

Foundation to slab - 15%

Walls- 13%

Roofing (trusses, Mabati, gutters, labour & materials) - 21%

Doors & Windows- 11%

Finishing (plastering, tiling, painting, etc) - 25%

Interior fittings (closets, cabinets, kitchen, etc) - 4%

Plumbing fixing (sink, shower, taps, etc) - 5%

Electrification installation (sockets, switches, wiring, etc) - 6%

So with the amount at hand, someone is able to break down the money into sections and then you whether you can build a house with such money. With the help of a construction company or contractor, you will be able to understand.

  • Location

In order to get answer to this question how much does it cost to build a 1 bedroom house in Busia you must understand the location where the project is suppose to take place. If you want to do the project in Nairobi, the cost of materials will vary and so is cost of labor.  Generally, its perceived that materials are fairer cheaper round Nairobi then the far counties of Busia.

  • Plinth area

Plinth area and carpet area of a building is measured for estimation and calculation of building cost. It is also a measure of usable space of building. Plinth area is the covered built-up area measured at the floor level of any storey or at the floor level of the basement. Plinth area is also called as built-up area and is the entire area occupied by the building including internal and external walls. Plinth area is generally 10-20% more than carpet area.

The bigger the plinth area, the more costly the project will be and vice versa. If you have enough money, you can have a bigger plinth area. A big plinth area means bigger rooms while a smaller plinth area means smaller rooms.

  • Materials

The forth determinant to the answer for this question, how much does it cost to build a 1 bedroom house in Busia is the materials you use. If you use bricks, you will spend lesser than where you use stones or blocks.

  • Source of Materials

Finally, to answer how much does it cost to build a 1 bedroom house in Busia you must factor where materials will come from. Most of the time, the source of materials will drive the construction cost because of transport element.

Having said that, let’s look at an example. Suppose you have Ksh1.8M and you want to answer the question of how much does it cost to build a 1 bedroom house in Busia you will decide the Ksh.1.8M as follows;

PROJECT AMOUNT      1,800,000
SECTION%AMOUNT
Foundation to Slab15%         270,000
Walling13%         234,000
Roofing21%         378,000
Doors & Windows11%         198,000
Finishing(plastering, tiling, painting, etc)25%         450,000
Interior fittings(Closets, cabinets, kitchen, etc)4%           72,000
Plumbing5%           90,000
Electrical installation6%         108,000
Total100%      1,800,000

You contractor can do calculation and see the size of foundation which for example can be done at a cost of Ksh270, 000. There are areas where foundation will be very expensive while other areas, it will not be very expensive. In an area prone to be waterlogged, you will need a very powerful foundation.

Hopefully this article helps you. For more information if you need to build a house, talk to us. For any residential house building services in Busia, talk to us. 

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