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 4 bedroom house in Kericho while some go for how much does it cost to build a 4 bedroom house in Kericho. Just how much would it cost to build a house in Kericho?
In our experience as a construction company in Kericho, we have always tried to offer solutions to customers and even those making enquiries for planning purposes. The question should be, Is Ksh.XXX enough to build a 4 bedroom house in Kericho? So in this article, I want to tell how to get an answer to this question how much does it cost to build a 4 bedroom house in Kericho or how much does it cost to build 4 bedroom house in Kericho. I call them key determinants.
- How much do you have?
The answer to this question how much does it cost to build a 4 bedroom house in Kericho should be developed based on the available funds. Suppose you have Ksh.1, 000, 000, can this be enough for a four bedroom house in Kericho? Or can Ksh2.5M be enough to build a 4 bedroom house in Kericho?
In the construction world, it’s generally agreed that sections of a construction project take a certain percentage of the overall costs. For example,
Foundation to slab – 15%
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.
In order to get an answer to this question how much does it cost to build a 4 bedroom house in Kericho, you must understand the location where the project is supposed to take place. If you want to do the project in Nairobi, the cost of materials will vary and so is the cost of labour. Generally, its perceived that materials are fairer and cheaper round Nairobi than the far counties of Kericho.
- 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.
The fourth determinant to the answer to this question, how much does it cost to build a 4 bedroom house in Kericho, is the materials you use. If you use bricks, you will spend lesser than if you use stones or blocks.
- Source of Materials
Finally, to answer how much does it cost to build a 4 bedroom house in Kericho, you must factor in where materials will come from. Most of the time, the source of materials will drive the construction cost because of transport elements.
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 4 bedroom house in Kericho, you will decide the Ksh.1.8M as follows;
how much does it cost to build a 4 bedroom house in Kericho
|Foundation to Slab||15%||270,000|
|Doors & Windows||11%||198,000|
|Finishing(plastering, tiling, painting, etc)||25%||450,000|
|Interior fittings(Closets, cabinets, kitchen, etc)||4%||72,000|
Your contractor can do calculations and see the size of the foundation which for example can be done at a cost of Ksh270, 000. There are areas where the foundation will be very expensive while in 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 Kericho, talk to us.
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