10 ADVANTAGES OF USING DIAMOND HOUSE PLAN BY WWW.A4ARCHITECT.COM

10 ADVANTAGES OF USING DIAMOND HOUSE PLAN BY WWW.A4ARCHITECT.COM

INTRODUCTION

From DIAMOND HOUSE FLAT ROOF

The Diamond house plan design is inspired by the Botswana Diamonds and was designed by www.a4architect.com to offer the most efficient housing solutions to the people of Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.
The Diamond House is made of materials readily available in every hardware shop in Kenya. The efficiency is attained through unique architectural design and construction technology.

The walls are made of the usual masonry quarry stone or interlocking stabilized soil blocks,roofs made of the usual iron sheets, doors from the usual wood door Kenyan manufacturers and window frames from the usual aluminum/Louvre systems.

From DIAMOND HOUSE FLAT ROOF

10 ADVANTAGES

1. It will be easier for potential home owners to be able to plan for construction funding and spending well since the Diamond House plan is standardized and uses unique construction cost reduction techniques.

2. Potential home owners can construct in phases since the Diamond House plan is designed to be built in phase as the income of the house owner grows.

From HAITI HOUSE FRONT TYPE

3. Potential home owners/Financiers can be able to track and get info on construction loans since the Diamond House plan is standardized hence each previous construction loan becomes a ‘case study’ for the next hence improvement of services.

4. Financiers will help to disseminate unique information about construction cost savings through a4architect’s Diamond House plan to its customers, thereby adding to their much needed contribution to society.

5. Less work load on potential home owners/Financiers on interpreting and comprehending technical construction jargon since the a4architect.com’s Diamond House plan is standardized and complete with all info including quantities and prices necessary for them to make an informed decision.

6 potential home owners will be able to obtain the lowest amount of construction loan hence the Diamond House plan resulting to the lowest amount of total mortgage repayment possible.

From HAITI HOUSE FRONT TYPE

7. Potential home owners/Financiers will have an easier time in making crucial decisions regarding construction loans, comprehending the house type and costs involved since the Diamond House plan is standardized hence each construction loan serves as a learning experience for the next.

8. Potential home owners can now have easier access to all information necessary for them to obtain construction loans. Information such as house design costs and construction methods that they can use to reduce overall cost of construction can now be obtained easily in a ‘one stop shop’ method.

9. Potential home owners/Financiers can be able to track, solve and rectify problems in disbursement and usage of the construction materials and labor since the Diamond House plan is designed to be implemented in Phases and is standardized.

10. Almost all materials specified in the Diamond House plan are locally made hence not affected by the ever rising dollar which affects most imported materials. This use of locally made materials helps to create employment as it keeps construction costs low. The materials specified are indigenous to each region e.g coral blocks for Coast region, quarry stone for Nairobi region, stabilized soil blocks for Nyanza region.
Potential home owners/Financiers will have contributed in creating employment in Kenya by enabling Kenyans to Buy Kenyan Build Kenya.

CONCLUSION

Currently, the Diamond House plan offers the best economically viable solution to housing in Kenya . According to the Nairobi City Council Planning department, the cost of construction per square meter is currently at KES 22,000. The construction methodology used in the Diamond House plan reduces this to KES 15,000 per square meter.
According to Google search,The lowest cost of Prefabricated Housing available in Kenya is KES 23,000 per square meter.
http://www.google.com/search?q=cost+of+prefabs+in+kenya&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
Therefore, the Diamond House plan is the best option that provides the most viable solution to housing in Kenya.

HOW TO OBTAIN YOUR DIAMOND HOUSE PLAN

To view costs of obtaining the Diamond House plan, click here.
http://www.a4architect.com/2011/08/14/the-haiti-house-plan-costs-breakdown/

Architect Francis Gichuhi Kamau
www.a4architect.com
+254721410684
CURRENT CONSTRUCTION COST RATES AS PER AAK:
http://ujenzibora.com/nahinga/?p=1203

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Architect Francis Gichuhi . B.Arch. University of Nairobi. Registered Architect, Kenya. Member, Architectural Association of Kenya. Contacts. email info@a4architect.com. Telephone +254721410684


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