DIAMOND HOUSE AT KISERIAN

DIAMOND HOUSE AT KISERIAN

This Diamond House is located at Kiserian opposite Kiserian PCEA Church.

From DIAMOND HOUSE, KISERIAN

This is Phase 1 of the 3 –phased Diamond House.

The 1 bedroomed Phase 1 has been added an extra bedroom to achieve 2 bedrooms .

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The Kiserian Diamond House was designed by www.a4architect.com and constructed between May 2011 and July 2011.
The House finishes are being constructed in phases and each phase is dependent on the financial ability of the owner at the particular moment.

From DIAMOND HOUSE, KISERIAN

COSTS

As at October 21st 2011, the total costs spent are in the range of KES 850,000. This includes external fencing, external toilet , bathroom and water reticulation and KPLC electricity costs.
This also includes heavy gauge steel reinforcement on the windows for added security and heavy gauge steel doors. Also, the floor has been finished with high quality ceramic tiles and the floor to ceiling height slightly extended to give more interior space for comfort.

REMAINING WORKS.

External walling will be keyed to the house owner’s taste.
Once the external finishes are complete, the house will increase its aesthetic appearance further as shown in the Diamond House version 2.4 images below.

DIAMOND HOUSE VERSION 2.4

From DIAMOND HOUSE VERSION 2.4

Diamond House version 2.4 is the latest version designed in October 2011 and will be constructed in Ruiru, off Thika road at Murera farm area.

OBJECTIVE: HOUSING AT A COST OF LES THAN KES 1M IN KENYA.

The main objective of the Diamond House is to achieve housing costs of less than KES 1M .
The Kiserian Diamond House Phase 1 contains 2 separate bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom.
All these spaces have been achieved at a cost of KES 850,000. Therefore, the objective of provision of housing at a cost lower than KES 1m has been achieved.

CUSTOMISATION OF THE DIAMOND HOUSE

The Kiserian Diamond House has been customized in the following areas:
Roof: the roof has been changed to hip style as per the owner’s taste.
Windows: the windows are reinforced with heavy gauge steel to improve the security situation .
Doors; the doors are made of heavy gauge steel so as to increase the security levels.
Floor finishes; the floors are finished with high quality ceramic tiles.
These alterations have slightly increased the overall cost of construction form the estimated KES 676,000 to KES 850,000.

CONCLUSION

Housing at a cost of less than KES 1M for a 2 bedroomed unit is an achievable dream in Kenya. This can be achieved as shown in the Kiserian Diamond House.
This is achieved through
1. Use of creative construction technology
2. Phased design: careful floor layout design that makes use of all the space without any wastage
3. Use of labour based procurement method.

Architect Francis Gichuhi Kamau
www.a4architect.com
+254721410684
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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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