Cost of building a flat roof house in Nairobi Kenya


Flat roof houses are becoming popular in Kenya, now almost everyone is considering building one. The reason why they are popular is because they are cheap to build. You save the construction cost by more than Ksh 500,000.They also look more beautiful and magnificent than the raised roof houses.

If you want to build a flat roof house in Nairobi, the cost will vary depending on the quality of materials you use, the cost of fundi and how you purchase the materials. Below are the costs of constructing the house in Nairobi based on the number of bedrooms.

2 bedroom house—Ksh 1.5 million to Ksh 2.5 million

3 bedroom house—Ksh 3 million to Ksh 5 million

4 bedroom house—Ksh 4 million to Ksh 7 million

5 bedroom house—Kh 4.5 million to Ksh 10 million

The flat roof should be built with high quality materials, the roof should be strong enough because if it falls, it will affect the entire house. This is one disadvantage of flat roof, very hard to replace unless you use hidden iron sheet roof. Use the best quality of sand, use the best quality of concrete, use the best quality of cement—if possible go for Bamburi Cement.

Avoid hiring cheap fundi, because they will not build the best house. Before hiring one, get to know the number of houses he has constructed and ask the owners whether they are satisfied with the work.

One challenge you’ll face while constructing a house is how you buy materials. For your own peace, don’t delegate the house. You should personally go to the construction site and bargain the price with the seller, go to the hardware and bargain the price with the owner. By doing that, you will reduce the construction cost by more than Ksh 300,000.The work of the fundi is to build a house .

Building a house in Nairobi is more expensive than in other cities because the cost of construction materials is high.


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