Constructing Steel Prefabricated housing on Leased lands in Kenya.

The need for habitable space is ever increasing as the population keeps growing. Demand for land has also increased exponentially as the population increases, leading to very high land buying costs. The influx of international land buyers into Kenya has not made it easier, hence very high land appreciation especially around Nairobi.


Leasing land as opposed to buying it is a good method of enabling access to our housing needs. Space needs such as for office use, gym, residential usage can all be solved using prefabricated housing.

Steel prefabricated housing is easily demountable after the lease is over, hence more superior than cement board prefabricated housing, which is somehow permanent.

Steel Prefab.


Cement board prefab.


Steel prefab construction methods, on top of being lower in cost, have the added advantage of ease of being dismantled and transported to a different location once the lease is over.

Standard lease period.

The average lease period in Kenya is 5 years and 3 months, which is very sufficient to enable anyone to use their leased land for residential or business purposes profitably.

The beauty of leased land constructing is that there is always more land available to lease once the existing lease expires.

Kenya Land Laws.

Kenyan land laws are such that its easy for land owners to profit from speculation, thereby encouraging alot of land being held idle , which in turn leads to a high demand for land which eventually resorts to high land values. This means, for Kenyans to access land profitably for residential and business use, buying it at the high prices means that they outprice themselves in the market since the cost will be pushed towards the sale products hence out pricing themselves from the market. A good solution to this is leasing the land at low prices then constructing using steel prefabricated technology method so as to enable them to be profitable.

Steel Prefab sales.

Steel prefabricated housing is available for sale at For sale inquiries, email

Francis Gichuhi Kamau, B.Arch. U.o.N.


Arch. Francis Gichuhi Kamau. (337 Posts)

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


  2 comments for “Constructing Steel Prefabricated housing on Leased lands in Kenya.

  1. May 15, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Hello Francis Gichuhi,
    I am interested in having a steel prefab housing with only one partion for storage.Size 16M X 32M .About 10 windows (3 on lenght side,2 on the width side.)Cemented floor.Please give an estimate, location 15mins past Thika on A2.


  2. May 15, 2017 at 9:18 am


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