Cost of building a foundation of a house in Kenya


If you are building a permanent house in Kenya, the foundation will consume 20% to 305 of the total cost of the house. If it’s a mansion you are going to build, you will spend Ksh 800,000 to Ksh 2 million on the foundation. Labour alone will cost Ksh 150,000 to Ksh 300,000.

The foundation of bungalow house will cost less than that of a mansion. The foundation of a normal 3-bedroom bungalow house will cost Ksh 300,000 to Ksh 600,000. The foundation of a bedsitter will cost Ksh 50,000 to Ksh 80,000. That of a 4-bedroom house will cost Ksh 400,000 to Ksh 700,000.

The cost of building a foundation depends on the type of soil, terrain, size of the house, materials to be used and the cost of labour. You might find a ground which is difficult to prepare, leading to higher costs.

Cost of foundation for bungalow house in Kenya

1 bedroom—Ksh 150,000 to Ksh 300,000

2 bedroom house—Ksh 250,000 to Ksh 300,000

3 bedroom house—Ksh 350,000 to Ksh 500,000

4 bedroom house—Ksh 400,000 to Ksh 700,000

5 bedroom house—Ksh 450,000 to Ksh 800,000

Cost of foundation for Maisonette in Kenya

1 bedroom—Ksh 200,000 to Ksh 350,000

2 bedroom house—Ksh 300,000 to Ksh 450,000

3 bedroom house—Ksh 600,000 to Ksh 800,000

4 bedroom house—Ksh 650,000 to Ksh1.2 million

5 bedroom house—Ksh 800,000 to Ksh 1.8 million


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