A4ARCHITECT.COM CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL PRICE INDEX

A4ARCHITECT.COM CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL PRICE INDEX

This construction material price index has been compiled by www.a4architect.com through direct data collection from suppliers in the Building Industry/Hardware shops around Nairobi and Kigali cities.

 

This is the first ever construction material price index that gives an analysis of construction materials as sold by different small-scale hardware shops in Kenya. This reflects the actual construction materials pricing that Kenyans are paying for.

With the drastic rise of the USD vs KES, we will be updating the index on a monthly basis so as to keep Kenyans informed on the rise in materials prices hence better construction decisions.

This incremental change will be reflected in our next index since most suppliers are currently still selling stock that was imported or produced when the KES to the USD was stable.

This index will also compare the prices of construction materials between Kenya and other select East African countries such as Rwanda .

SEPTEMBER 2011 PRICES KES
 CONSTRUCTION INPUT KENYA PRICE  [Nairobi] RWANDA PRICE[Kigali]  DIFFERENCE  % INCREASE
LABOUR
Foreman

1100

1200

100

9.090909

Builder-Fundi

700

700

0

0

Builder’s Assistant-Mtu wa Mikono

350

350

0

0

Anti Termite 1 ltr [Mlolongo A&B Hardware]

2200

Polyethene roll. [Mlolongo A&B Hardware]

4500

Masonry stone-rough[Kasarani junction traders]

40

Masonry Stone-machine-cut[Kasarani junction traders]

60

Walling Brick per m2

1000

2000

1000

100

Walling cncrete block per m2

1300

3000

1700

130.7692

Cement-50kg bag.

750

1500

750

100

SAND per tonne

1700

2300

600

35.29412

BALLAST per tonne

1500

2300

800

53.33333

Steel Reinforcement bars.
Y10

690

Y12

970

1000

30

3.092784

Y16

1750

2000

250

14.28571

ROOF
Timber 6×2 cypress [per LM]

240

145

Hardwood 250mm by 10mm per LM

1300

1300

Clay roof tile per m2[Ruliba Clays,Kigali]

500

900

400

80

Concrete Roof tile per m2[Mareba]

650

Iron sheet-Gauge 30 per m2[Kiserian Hardware shop next to KCB]

280

Gauge 32-per m2

250

Stone-coated steel roofing tiles

2100

WINDOWS
Alluminium window frame 1 m2[FITC Hardware, Baricho road]

5500

Steel casement window frame 1m2

5000

Louvre window system 2 LM[FITC Hardware, Baricho road]

900

GLASS per  1M2[Kikuyu Glass mart,Waithaka]
3mm clear

500

4mm clear

700

Obscure

700

DOORS
TnG batten door

1900

Flush Door

2600

MDF board

2750

PLUMBING[Kerai Hardware, Parklands]
STAINLESS STEEL – KITCHEN SINK
One drain/ one bowl

1700

Two drain/ one bowl

4700

SANITARY AND ACCESSORIES
Ceramic WC Pan + cistern + seat + flush pipe – India

7500

WC – Asian – & High Level PLASTIC cistern + flush pipe – India

3500

Shower Cocks – ½” concealed with shower pipe and 3″ rose – UK

6500

Push Taps – PILLER type – UK

2560

Wall Type Tap – UK

1200

ELECTRICAL[Kerai Hardware, Parklands]
FLUORESCENT

PRICE @ Kshs

POLAROID TUBES – GERMANY
2ft Tubes each

75

4ft Tubes each

85

ENERGY SAVINGS LAMPS

PRICE @ Kshs

POLAROID – GERMANY
ENERGY SAVING BULBS 2U E27 & B22 11W OR 14W

151

ENERGY SAVING BULBS 3U E27 & B22 11W OR 14W

170

ENERGY SAVING BULBS SPIRAL B22 11W OR 14W

218

ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES

@Ksh

BLANK PLATE SINGLE (C&J)

46

BLANK PLATE TWIN (C&J)

59

PATRESS BOX SINGLE (C&J)

43

PATRESS BOX TWIN (C&J)

66

CEILING ROSE COMPLETE (BJ & TJ)

146

ANGLE BUTTEN HOLDER (BG & TJ)

72

STRIGHT BUTTON HOLDER (BG & TJ)

85

TOP PLUG 13AMPS (MK)

108

TOP PLUG 13AMPS NEON (BJ)

95

INSTANT SHOWER

1700

DING DONG BELL

550

 

Francis Gichuhi (692 Posts)

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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  4 comments for “A4ARCHITECT.COM CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL PRICE INDEX

  1. January 16, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks for the good work frank,especially we that are in the construction industry are finding this info really helpful.keep us updated

  2. October 28, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Hi Francis,

    thanks for the Pricing index,
    could you please update it since you had in mind to update it regularly
    so that we can see how the prices are developing

    Keep up the good Work

    Best Regards

    Marcel

  3. Erasto Mghalu
    September 1, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    How much does the machine cost? Am interested

  4. October 18, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Am greatful for this article ,good work .congragulations

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