Even as we get excited over the reduced interest rates on loans, a lot of people will still be scared of the construction industry. Especially considering that a tiny minority really understands the going-on of a construction project, it makes for a rather scary investment.
The cheaper option ends up being to buy an apartment. Of course with an apartment you get the added advantages like being on a street or estate you fancy.
But considering the cost of apartments, this might not be such a great idea. For instance, in Athi River, Bungalows that were selling for about 5 million 5 years ago are now selling for above 15 million. So again, the cost of buying an apartment might not be as appealing.
Here is an advantage. Kenya has had several players in the market offering great solutions in construction using different technologies.
One such technology is Koto Housing Kenya Ltd. Located in Mlolongo Kenya, Koto Housing offers complete housing solutions using Koto Building Sytems, a construction technology that makes use of panels to reduce both cost and time.
Depending on your design of choice, construction elements are designed at the factory. So elements like walls would be designed as panels and joined on site. Every component is pre-designed specifically for your project.
Once on site, the team will quickly lay out the foundation and in a matter of days a permanent house structure would be done, with the fittings and finishes following up.
With 2 bedroom Bungalows starting at 1.9 million, the rent you are paying could as well be a repayment plan for a loan of few years to your own home.
Koto Housing offers you a complete housing solution in one package. Depending on your design choice, you will get complete sets of drawings ready for local council approvals.
After approvals, the Koto Housing team will move to site and within a month, leave you a completed house. (With estimate of a month being for a 1 bedroom unit. The size of the project will advise the project duration.)
The construction comes complete with your plumbing and electrical fittings based on the designs selected by you and of course such fittings can be discussed and altered along the way (as long as planned on time to avoid more costs in reworks).
Now you no longer need to source for an excavator for your foundations nor hustle fundis for the different tasks involved in a project. Koto Housing will handle every aspect of your construction. From foundations, walling, doors and windows, painting-until you get your house ready.
The biggest advantage with this kind of single sourcing is quality. Since all elements of your project are handled by one team, it becomes easier and even cheaper for the client. For instance, in case of any variations, such orders will be seamlessly integrated in the overall project by the team on site.
Koto is also teaming up with contractors and training fundis across the country in the technology. This effort should extend more confidence because it makes for easier design changes and repairs later on.
The other advantage with this type of construction is it’s versatility. Of course with any Architect you can achieve the same with a stone construction but not as easy and cheaper as with this technology. Here is how,
Say you wish to have a 3 bedroom bungalow but the overall cost is simply not attainable at the moment. Instead of starting out the whole project and straining your resources, you can simply build a 1 bedroom part of it. Then as funds become available, additional rooms are added to it.
Here are some units and their costs;
Koto House (Formely the People Printing House),
Mombasa Road (Mlolongo, Machakos County),
+254 789 80 89 91
+254 772 12 44 08
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