uPVC Building and Construction products in Kenya.

uPVC stands for unplasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride. This is a compound of chlorine, carbon and Hydrogen. The Hydrogen and Carbon elements are obtained from petroleum while the chlorine part is obtained from common salt. Unplasticised means that plasticisers that make the compound soft have not been added.
A large percentage of uPVC is consumed in the building industry, 55%. Its mainly used to make doors, windows, ceilings, floor finishes, plumbing accessories and roofs.
uPVC is very rigid and hard to bend, compared to PVC which is easier to bend and mostly used to make plumbing and drainage pipes.

Roofs.
uPVC roofs can be in form of slates as shown below.

The slates are joined in a similar fashion as the natural slate stone roofs.

The advantages are that they cost less, are lightweight and are aesthetically appealing.

Windows and doors.


These costs around kes 8000 per m2, same cost as basic steel casement windows in Kenya.
They can open as hung or sliding.

Floor finishes.

These have been around in Kenya for many years, with Dunlop floor tiles coming in as the most visible brand.

These cost around kes 400 per m2, which till today, is one of the lowest cost methods of floor finishes in Kenya.

These can be arranged in various patterns and colours to bring out beauty and style.

Ceilings.

PVC ceilings are around 4 years old into the Kenyan market. They are low cost and very aesthetically appealing compared to other types of ceilings. They are also water proof, hence not damaged or discoloured by roof leaks, like it happens on the other soft board types of ceilings.

These costs around kes 400 per m2, way below soft board ceilings costs in Kenya.

Francis Gichuhi Kamau, Architect.
info@a4architect.com

Arch. Francis Gichuhi Kamau. (329 Posts)

Architect Francis Gichuhi . B.Arch. University of Nairobi. Registered Architect, Kenya. Member, Architectural Association of Kenya. Contacts. email info@a4architect.com. Telephone +254721410684


  7 comments for “uPVC Building and Construction products in Kenya.

  1. Nick
    May 19, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Nice work you are doing sir!!… where in Nairobi can one get uPVC windows?

  2. February 11, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Hi can you come to our offices at Suraya Properties .for a meeting we are looking for UPVC supplier

  3. June 14, 2016 at 7:28 am

    We are UPVC profile manufacturer in China and looking for partner to developing the east africa market together.

    • John
      October 6, 2016 at 11:27 am

      I’m looking to start upvc business in Kenya. Grtcin touch

  4. September 7, 2016 at 10:52 am

    We are a 10 years old ISO certified company, specialised in manufacturing uPVC windows, Doors and also extruding upvc window profiles successfully marketing all over South India uPVC. We are seriously looking for a reliable channel partner in Kenya to market all our uPVC products. Our upvc windows and profiles are well proven in quality in all tropical climate

  5. caleb
    November 18, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    i need the windows in kisumu. do you have offices there?

  6. Job atuya
    February 2, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Hi am a upvc machine operator looking for a job

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