How long does it take to build a 4 bedroom house in Kenya?


The time taken to build a 4 bedroom house range between 2 to 4 months. There are many factors that determine how long you will take, like the cash you have in hand. Sometimes you may budget with some amount of money only to discover that you need more, so you have to pause first to look for extra money. There is also the issue of ordering some materials, like iron sheets, tiles, windows and doors.

For my case, it took me 6 months to complete the entire building. One thing that delayed me was ordering iron sheets. I purchased them from MRM.After ordering, it took them 3 weeks to deliver.I also ordered windows and doors which were being made by a carpenter. They took 3 weeks to deliver. Plumbing also took 1 week to complete.

The foundation took 3 days only. Walling took 3 days while roofing took 1 month. Wiring took 2 days while plumbing took a week.

If you have money to build the house without pausing in any stage, you will take approximately these number of days:

Foundations—3 days

Walls—3 days

Roofing—2 weeks

Plumbing—1 week

Electrical Installation—3 days

Plastering—2 weeks

Floor—1 week

Fittings—1 week

Painting—1 week

Windows and doors—1 week

In total you will take at least two months to finish the house.

Though it takes 2 to 4 months to complete when money is there, most people don’t finish within this time. Majority take even more than 1 year because of unavoidable circumstances. You may plan to finish in a month but later discover that there are things that come up that will force you to pause. To be sure, give yourself at least 1 year.

If you are building a mansion,you will take you more time than when building a bungalow.


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