9 tips on how to build an affordable house in Kenya

If you’re in the market for a home but have a limited budget, don’t worry ,there are ways to build an affordable house. However, it does require some work and planning, so you need to be willing to see things through.

This article will provide some tips on how you can build an affordable house without breaking the bank. Here are 9 tips on how to build an affordable house:

  1. Start small

It’s better to do a little bit at a time than to try and tackle everything at one go.

If you have enough money for one room, start there. If not, just focus on one room or part of a room right now!

This way, if something goes wrong during construction, your costs will be much lower than if you were trying to build everything at once.

  1. Source the construction materials yourself

The greatest benefit of building your own home is control over not only your budget but also materials that are being used.

You can negotiate the price of materials and ensure you  get the best quality for that price. Some contractors can be sly in that they inflate the price of the materials for their benefit.

  1. Get affordable land

Purchase land in places that are not overhyped.

When you purchase an affordable land, you can choose at what price you want to build your home as you will have enough left over money to build a house.

  1. Supervise very closely

The more you know, the better you can spot problems early on and take care of them before they get out of hand.

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This will save you time and money by making sure everything goes smoothly. You can catch errors during construction, costs and mistakes that would otherwise be missed, which means that you are saving money.

  1. Have a simple design

The best way to design your house is to keep it simple. The more complex the house, the more expensive it is.

So if you want your house to be affordable, avoid creating unnecessary features on the design that will make it more costly.

  1. Use recycled materials

You can hire building tools such as hammers, chisels instead of buying them as you will not need them after finishing the house.

  1. Use technology

One of the most important aspects of building an affordable house is having a solid knowledge of what has already been done.

Specifically, when it comes to building affordable houses and planning for future expansion, technology can be highly beneficial.

It allows you to see what other people have done, helps you understand why they did it that way and ultimately provides you with great ideas on how to build your own home in a cost-effective manner.

A great example of use of technology is interlocking blocks as opposed to stones which can be quite costly.

  1. Use professionals

Professionals guarantee you’ll have a good result and build within budget when building your own house. You can negotiate their pricing as they are flexible.

  1. Build with locally-sourced materials whenever possible

Research has shown that you can save more than 20% on your construction costs by using environmentally friendly local materials.

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Materials found locally reduce the cost of transport thus reducing the cost of construction.

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