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10 Common Questions about the Cost of building a 3 bedroom house in Kenya

In this article, we have identified 10 commonly asked questions about the cost of building a 3 bedroom house in Kenya.

1. What is the average cost to build a 3 bedroom house?

The average cost to build a 3 bedroom house is Kshs.2.5M. This is limited to a plinth area of 100 sq metres, using brick corrugated iron sheets. For a 3 bedroom house using machine cut or hand chiselled stones, the cost of building a 3 bedroom house limited to 100 sq metres will be Kshs.3M. A bigger house will attract a higher budget. This is for a bungalow house.

The average cost to build a 3-bedroom house for a maisonette or mansion design will start from Kshs.4.5M for a 150-plinth area. The materials used and the design will also influence the cost.

2. How much does it cost to build a house in Kenya?

This depends on the design, size and materials used. The economy or budget house in Kenya done using bricks and corrugated iron sheets will cost Kshs.25,000 per square metre. So if you want to build a house of 80 square metres, it will cost you Kshs.2M. If you want a house of 160 square metres, it will cost you Kshs.4M.

3. Average cost of building a house in Kenya?

The average cost of building a house in Kenya for the one-bedroom house is Kshs.1.2M and Kshs1.8M for 2 bedroom house. The average cost of building a house in Kenya for a 3 bedroom house is Kshs2.5M for a plinth area of 100 square metres. These are the cost for bungalow designs.

The average cost of building a 4 bedroom house in Kenya for a bungalow design is Kshs3.5M and for a maisonette, 4 bedrooms are Kshs.7M.

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4. What is the Cost of three bedroom house?

The cost of three bedroom house in Kenya is usually in the region of Kshs.6M to Kshs.12M depending on the type of the house, size, type of finish and location of the house.

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5. What is the Cost of building a bungalow in Kenya?

The cost of building a bungalow in Kenya ranges from Kshs.900,000 to 1.5m for one bedroom house, Kshs1.5M to Kshs2.5M for a 2 bedroom bungalow and Kshs2.5m to Khs4M FOR A 3 bedroom bungalow house. A 4 bedroom bungalow house will range from Kshs4M to Kshs7M or more depending on the size and materials used.

6. What are the 3 bedroom house plans and cost in Kenya?

The cost of 3-bedroom house plans in Kenya ranges from Kshs15, 000 to Ksh40, 000 depending on the sources and add-ons to the plan.

7. What is the cost of building a 3 bedroom house in rural Kenya?

The cost of building a 3-bedroom house in rural Kenya varies but ranges from Kshs2.5M to Kshs4M for a bungalow house. A maisonette 3-bedroom house will range from Kshs.4.5m to Kshs.6M depending on several factors.

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8. How many bricks do you need to build a 3 bedroom house in Kenya?

The number of bricks you will need is 8,000 to 10,000 bricks. For a much bigger house, you will use up to 12,000 bricks.

9. How many blocks do you need to build a 3-bedroom house in Kenya?

You will use between 2, 500 to 4, 000 blocks to build a 3 bedroom house in Kenya.

10. How many bags of cement do you need to build a 3 bedroom house in Kenya?

This depends on the size, materials and design of the house. If you build a 3 bedroom house using bricks and plastering on both sides of the wall, you will use 400 bags. If you are doing a maisonette with one suspended slab, you will use around 600-700 bags. For a 3-bedroom house with two suspended slabs i. e a flat roof 3 bedroom maisonette house, you will use 1, 000 bags.

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