DIAMOND HOUSE PHASE 0.25. COST:KES 80,000.
The Diamond House Phase 0.25 is estimated to cost KES 80,000 excluding finishes such as plaster, paint and external works such as plumbing, septic tank, wiring e.t.c.
This is basically the cost of the foundation, walling, roof, doors and windows.See picture below-notice the elevated Phase 0.25 unit within the whole complete 3 bedroomed unit.
See the breakdown here
|Reinforced Concrete Frame||–|
|Roof structure, covering, finishes and rainwater goods||19,464.00|
|Prime Cost and Provisional sums||–|
The Diamond House Phase 0.25 is part of the larger 3 bedroomed Diamond House unit.
Within the complete 3 bed roomed unit, the Phase 0.25 is bedroom no.1.
The Phase 0.25 has a plinth area of 10m2. Depending on the budget or space requirement, this is a good starting point.
Once the Phase 0.25 is constructed, the house can continue to grow by addition of other phases. The next Phase ideally should be Phase 0.5 WHICH COMPRISES OF Kitchen, Living room and bathroom/toilet.
After this, Phase 2 comprises of a second bedroom. Afterwards, phase 3 can be constructed which comprises of bedroom number 3 which is the master bedroom ensuite with its own bathroom.
This completes the phases to make the complete Diamond house. If the land is a 1/8th acre plot, a second 3 bed roomed unit can be constructed within the same plot.
The Diamond House Phase 0.25 can be constructed to be used as a store as the main house is being constructed. It can also be constructed as a stand-alone phase complete in its own phase e.g. at the backyard to be used as a small office, store or guest room.
The Diamond house can be constructed with any available materials. The estimated cost of KES 80,000 has been done using iron sheet roofing, interlocking stabilized soil block walling and masonry foundation.
The same estimate can be achieved using machine –cut masonry walling. Preference to interlocking stabilized soil block is due to the fact that internal cement plaster and paint can be completely omitted.
The KES 80,000 estimated cost is without finishes such as wall plaster,paint, ceilings and floor tiles.
The are additional costs that can be added to the house by the owner over time depending on their budget and aesthetic requirements.
The Diamond House Phase 0.25 cost estimates have been calculated using the Diamond House technology. This Diamond House technology utilizes masonry foundation and unique roof design so as to reduce the costs associated with reinforced concrete works.
Architect Francis Gichuhi Kamau