Prebuilt Homes: Good Return on Investment.

Prebuilt homes are advantageous in investment in that due to their mobile nature, they can be transported to any location that the customer has land and erected .They can also be rented out to increase customer’s income.

Increase rental income.

If you want to improve your rental income easily, this is one of the best ways. Just have a prefab house installed in your backyard and rent it out at market rate. You can have the house designed to your specific requirement in terms of size, number of bedrooms, color and texture. These houses are far much cheaper to construct compared to the traditional houses costs in Kenya.

Quick Business space expansion

You may also be in need of more office space for your business and need a quick solution for expansion. The prefabricated house designs are flexible, quick to install and can be designed to suit all your requirements. Whether the land is in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Lokichoggio or South Sudan, these houses can be easily transported to the site and quickly installed.

Quality Assurance; ISO 9001-2000

These are houses that are manufactured in factories and assembled on site. The walls, roofs and doors are made of Structural Insulated Panels.[SIP].

The SIP Panels are made of two layers of steel with polyurethane foam insulation in between them. This results to a strong walling that is very energy efficient: when it’s cold, no heat can escape from the house and when it’s hot, no heat can penetrate from the outside into the house.

These houses are designed to withstand strong winds, typhoons and earthquakes and most manufacturers are ISO certified. In Kenya, the weather is not as harsh i.e. there are no winters and the temperatures are not so high during the hot season.
These houses are designed to withstand very hot temperatures and very cold winters. These houses are also designed to withstand earthquakes, strong winds and typhoons which are virtually non-existent in Kenya.

The SIP panels come in various finishes and colors. Customers can choose which color and texture they prefer.SIP roof panels can be finished with Asphalt shingles.

SIP panel homes can come in several storeys, usually 3 storey heights.
The above factors coupled with cost-effectiveness, time saving and ability to pre-determine the exact cost of construction make Prebuilt SIP panel houses increasingly advantageous over the traditional Brick-and –cement houses throughout the world.

Francis Gichuhi (692 Posts)

Architect Francis Gichuhi . B.Arch. University of Nairobi. Registered Architect, Kenya. Member, Architectural Association of Kenya. Contacts. email Telephone +254721410684


  9 comments for “Prebuilt Homes: Good Return on Investment.

  1. Mode
    July 1, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    nice site…nice idea…but the question is has it been implemented in Kenya.

  2. zidi
    December 14, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    your idea is fyn,but need to know info on the cost,………abt storey buildings n other detailed info?

  3. Nar Javer
    January 23, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Hi, I am interested in a 2 or 3 bed room prefabricated home – Eco Home in my back garden.

    Please send details, photos and prices and what it includes etc – how long it takes also.

    Thank you

  4. March 3, 2010 at 4:23 am

    Very well written post, loved it. Keep more of them coming!

  5. March 19, 2010 at 2:24 am
  6. alcadius ngobi
    April 28, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Kindly let me know the current cost (per square metre) of SIP prebuilt houses.

    Thank you.

  7. Nicodemus
    May 24, 2011 at 8:11 am


    Kindly give more info on these houses and the cost . e.g a standard 3 bedroom house.



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