How much does it cost to build a house?

Whether you’re building a two- bedroom kit home or five-bedroom family home,here’s everything you need to know about cost of building a house.

Ideally,anyone who wants to build a house would want to know as close as possible the expected expected expenditure for the project. Another aspect is the wish the project workmanship and time.

To accomplish this, the architect will come up with sketch plans for the house, from the client’s brief which the quantity surveyor will use to come up with the preliminary cost estimate of the project for the client’s consideration. the cost of the project will have to be amended in accordance to the architectural or engineering design demands until the decision of final design is made.

the easiest way to roughly estimate how much your building will cost is by consulting someone else who has recently built something like what you will want to put up in both size and quality. it’s easy to strike such a coincidence in housing projects since they are all similar in size, space provision and finishes. for other types of buildings however it is difficult to get someone with exactly the same as what you may want.

for such, the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya has developed some guidelines for the major towns, picked up recently completed projects, measured their sizes in square metres and established their actual construction costs. they then calculated the rate of construction per square metre which if multiplied by the desired size of the project, would give a fairly accurate indication of the estimated construction costs. this cost is inclusive from foundation to finishes but generally exclude site works which may vary greatly even in projects that are similar in space provisions.

what you need to do is establish how big your building would be in square metres, then multiply that by the rate given.

The most of all the factors is consult professionals to guide you on all these matters. this is just a guideline and should be taken just as that. We shall therefore not be responsible for any errors or losses and damage reliance on this information without having directly contacted any professionals.




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