Cost of building a 4 bedroom house in Kenya


The cost of building a 4 bedroom house in Kenya vary depending on location and quality of materials to be used. The cost will range between Ksh 3 million and Ksh 7 million. Lot of money will go to the foundation, labour, roofing and tiles.

In terms of labour,4 bedroom house will take Ksh 1 million to Ksh1.4 million. Foundation alone will cost Ksh 400,000 to Ksh 700,000.Roofing will cost Ksh 500,000 to Ksh 1 million while windows and doors will cost Ksh 400,000 to Ksh600, 000.

Here is a breakdown of the amount of money you’ll spend to build a 4 bedroom house in Kenya:

Foundation—Ksh 500,000

Windows and doors—Ksh500,000

Labour Ksh1 million

Finishing (Painting, plumbing, electric wiring)—Ksh 600,000


Roofing—Ksh 700,000

Materials (Blocks, cement etc)—Ksh 1.5 million

Others—Ksh 200,000

The total amount you should set aside must be above Ksh4 million. Nowadays the cost of materials is high. There was a time cement used to retail at Ksh500, nowadays you buy at Ksh700.

If you want to buy quality iron sheets, go to MRM.They are expensive but very quality. For quality tiles, get from Saj Ceramics.

I purchased iron sheets for my 4 bedroom house for Ksh544, 000.Saj Ceramics sold me the tiles for Ksh 500,000.

To avoid wastage of resources, make sure you have a reliable person who purchases the items for the fundi. Don’t allow the fundi to buy materials—they work is strictly to construct the house.

If you have enough money to build a 4 bedroom house, it will take you 4 months to 1 year to complete one.

There are people who build a 4 bedroom house for less than Ksh3 million.But they mostly use low quality material.Some of them buy iron sheets from little known companies.I have seen majority of them dismantling the roof to replace the faded iron sheets with MRM mambati.

Some of them go for cheap labour,they don’t even get a plan for the house. They go for local fundi who charge as low as Ksh300,000 to construct the entire house.

But those who want long lasting house go for quality materials.


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