DIAMOND HOUSE BY WWW.A4ARCHITECT.COM
|From DIAMOND HOUSE FLAT ROOF|
The architectural firm of PRISM DESIGNS AFRICAS www.a4archtect.com has come up with a design to reduce the overall construction cost of the DIAMOND HOUSE by 32%.
This design is achieved through the below steps:
1.USE CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY.
Use of creative construction technology using locally available construction
materials available in all hardware shops in Kenya reduces the overall construction
cost by 32%. All materials used are locally available in any hardware
shop e.g walling is done using machine cut or hand dressed quarry stone, roofing
using iron sheets .
www.a4architect.com Diamond House plan technology works in reducing
the ammount of concrete on the foundation ,ammount of roof cover surface area and
the ammount of timber on roof successfuly
reducing 32% of the overall cost of construction.Construction cost is calculated by
adding up all materials required to construct the house and adding the labour to
put up the materials together to form the house. According to Nairobi City
Council,the average construction cost per m2 is KES 22,000.
The Diamond house construction is estimated at KES 15,000 per square meter,
representing a 32% reduction in overal construction cost.
2.CONSTRUCT YOUR HOUSE IN PHASES
Its important to phase house construction according to your current
space needs and financial ability.
This way, all finances are used to construct spaces/rooms that will
be immediately used by the house
owner i.e the money that could have
been used to construct a 3rd bedroom for a family of 3 is saved
until the family requires to add the
You can start with the PHASE 1- 1 bedroomed[dining room can be used
as a 2nd bedroom]. This is 45m2 in plinth area and
is estimated at KES 676,000 without external works such as septic
tank, electricity wiring and wardrobes
Phase 2[2 bedroomed] is 67m2 in floor area and is estimated at
KES 1.05 million without external works such as septic tank,
electricity wiring and wardrobes.Phase 3 [3 Bedroomed] is 92m2
in floor area and is estimated at KES 1.38 Million without
external works such as septic tank, electricity wiring and wardrobes.
The www.a4architect.com Diamond House is designed to allow for
phased construction as the family unit increases
in size, starting from 1 to 2 to 3 bedrooms.
3.USE TRIED AND TESTED CONSTRUCTION
LABOUR BASED CONTRACT.
Most residential houses constructed in Kenya employ this method of procurement.
A labour-based contract is where the house owner supplies a local fundi or contractor
with all the materials needed and pays the fundi/contractor for their labour.
Once the house owner has a list of all the materials needed and the average
market price for each, they can make an informed decision and save alot of
time and finances in the process. Armed with the documentation and list of all materials needed,
the house owner can sucessfully implement the house project anywhere in Kenya and East Africa.
www.a4architect.com Diamond House is designed to be user-friendly for labour-based contracts.
Periodic construction supervision where necessary is availed to the house owner.
This design is implemented trough the below process:
1.choose a phase that suits you,
obtain your Diamond House documentation and
visit your nearest Bank branch for construction
financing to achieve your dream home anywhere
Phase 1-1 bedroomed[dining room can be used as extra bedroom] -45m2.
Estimated Construction cost[excluding septic tank, electrical wiring,wardrobes]:KES 676,000
Phase 2-2 bedroomed – 67m2.
Estimated Construction cost[excluding septic tank, electrical wiring,wardrobes]:KES 1,005,000
Phase3-3 bedroomed- 92 m2.
Estimated Construction cost[excluding septic tank, electrical wiring,wardrobes]:KES 1,380,000
The Architectural drawings and Bills of Quantities are available for your perusal .
Architect Francis Gichuhi Kamau.
CURRENT CONSTRUCTION COST RATES