building plan.

thanks very much for your informative web. i have a quarter of an acre on which am planning to put up my residential hse come next year. i would like to enquire on the following issues: (a) the cost of drawing up building plans for approaval for a 4 bedroom bungalow with the following details; 4 bedrooms one master ensuite with an office or study place, 2 full baths and one half bath , lounge and family room with one way fireplace , kitchen with pantry , separate dinning , all bedrooms with walk-in-closet , laundry , store and car port for two family cars , entertainment room , a jacuzzi tub ,with a shower area and half bath. (b) Is it possible to draw up this plan from 3D pictures of the house if i submit them to you. Regards.

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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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  1. December 29, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Hi Eliud,
    Thank you very much.Send me the 3d images. Check out here for a similar design.
    http://www.a4architect.com/house-plans/

    http://www.a4architect.com/house-plans/larger-house-plans/

    THIKA HOUSE Large version
    From Thika house large

    Floor Area: 240m2 .
    Cost:
    High Cost finishes:KES 12m
    Middle Cost finishes:KES 7.2m
    Low Cost finishes: KES 4.8m

    Bedrooms:5-all self-contained.
    The cost of design is broken down as below:
    ARCHITECTURAL FEES CHARGES BREAKDOWN:

    Architectural Services are as per CAP 525 of the Laws of Kenya and broken down as follows:
    100% of fees is calculated at 6% of TOTAL PROJECT COST.
    See a copy of CAP 525 here.

    Source: http://www.kenyalaw.org/klr/index.php

    A. Inception:

    For advising the client upon the services of an architect and the need for a quantity surveyor, obtaining initial statement of requirements and outlining possible courses of action:
    No charge. 0% of total construction cost.

    B.Outline proposals:
    For considering and developing the brief.
    For advising on the need for and instructing consultants.
    For preparing outline proposals which incorporate a detailed presentation of the client’s requirements and an approximation of the costs of meeting them.
    For reporting any major decisions required form the client and receiving any amended instructions.
    Charge: 1% of total construction cost.

    C. Scheme Design.
    For preparing, in collaboration with any consultant, a scheme design consisting of small-scale working drawings which shall indicate spatial arrangement and appearance.
    For reporting to the client on the scheme including presenting an assignment of the cost and timetable for the project and where so required, submitting copies of the drawings to the local authority for town planning consent, approval under the Building bye-laws.
    Charge: 1.5% of total construction cost.

    D. Detailed design and production drawings.
    For completing a detailed design incorporating the design work done by any consultants .
    For preparing production drawings and information necessary for production of Bills of Quantities.
    Charge: 2% of total construction cost.

    E. From tender action to completion.
    For obtaining and advising on tenders and for preparing and advising on the contract and the appointment of a contractor.
    For briefing the contractor, arranging for him to take possession of the site and examining his programme.
    For periodic supervision and issuing certificates required by the building contract.
    For handing over the building to the client, providing small-scale drawings showing the main lines of drainage and other services as executed and giving initial guidance on maintenance.
    Charge: 1.5% of total construction cost.

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