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COST: KSHS- 2,640,000/= with EPS 2,300,000/= with Stone.
CONSTRUCTION PERIOD: 45 DAYS with EPS, & 90 DAYS with Stones
-Gross Built Up Area- 76 Square Meters
-3 Bedrooms. All Bedrooms Share one Bathroom
-Kitchenette and Lounge
-Cost is inclusive of cost of house designs.
Click here> Floor Plan for the House
The cost is based on the following finish specifications:-
Internally: – skimmed walls with three coats of first quality matt finish and gloss to doors and windows.
Externally:- skimmed walls with three coats of first quality gloss finish for paneled walls and keyed wall surfaces with a 900mm skirting, plastered and painted with a gloss finish for the masonry walling.
Ceiling finish:-P.V.C ceiling based on the client’s taste of colors
Gauge 30, IT5 sheets on 4×2 trusses and 250x25mm painted fascia board.
Solid T-door (cypress) with a 3lever lock for the external doors and veneered semi solid flush doors with 2 lever locks internally.
Standard casement windows with 3mm c.s.g and 4mm o.b.s for the wash rooms
Floor and walls:
300×300 x8mm ceramic tiles to floors and 200x250x6mm ceramic tiles to walls.
Water closet and wash hand basin to be “white India” in make, and single bowl double drainer sink for kitchen.
Bedrooms: Ceiling rose (one per room)
Lounge: 4 ft fluorescent ceiling fitting and two wall brackets
Kitchen: 4ft. fluorescent fitting (one per each)
Corridor: 4 ft. fluorescent fitting.
Twin socket outlets( one per bed room, two for the lounge and two for the kitchen)
Security lighting: two security lights (back and front)
Rain water goods (gutters) are not included in our quotes
Sewage disposal not incorporated
All external/civil works not incorporated.
What are basic the function of a house? Shelter against external weather elements like cold, heat, rain, sun etc.A house also provides privacy and security against people who want to either steel your property or harm your family.
This article is about security of your family members specifically inside house, what happens when the thugs are determined to enter your house. What measure should you have in place to safeguard you and you family?
A Safe Room is strong and fortified room in a house designed to protect you against people who want to harm you and your family. It’s designed to keep you safe as you wait for help to arrive. A safe room can be selected from any of the existing bedroom, especially if it is an afterthought i.e. in an already designed and built house. A safe room can also be included at the design stage of the house; this is the best option as the final room blends well with other rooms. With the safe room, the few people know about it the better…You have the option of telling the architect about the safe room at the design stage, it can be labeled as a bedroom, storage room etc.As the owner of the house you have the option of not mentioning the final use to your architect. The construction team will construct and complete the project hand over the key to you and then you look for security expert to advice and help you secure the house. You can also build the safe room yourself with workers from another far town. We know most of domestic robberies are done with help from inside the house. If you use a security firm to design and build your safe house, then insist on privacy and confidentiality agreement to secure the safe room.
Factors to consider when building a safe room.
The wall, should be very strong to resist fire for at least 4 hours; it should also withstand gun fire. A wall made of concrete, or double masonry wall can be used for walling the safe room.In case of fire, it should prevent smoke from permeating the safe-room.Meaning the door should be airtight. The wall can be built up to and touching the roof, with a ventilation window up on roof.
The door, of the safe room should be strong enough to resist gunfire or brute force. The door can be made of solid steel or solid concrete. The door should be hidden behind a wall unit or cupboard to confuse the intruder.
Door lock. Get a door lock that can only be operated from inside the safe-room, that way the intrude cannot open from outside.
The room should be windowless, this also reduces the weak points in the house and also it makes it very difficult for intruder or anybody to locate or position the room.A 10feet by10feet floor area can provide sufficient air for ten people and prevent carbon dioxide build up for up to five hours, so even without window or external air supply you can still survive. To be more comfortable you can build an air vent leading to a secret external point, that way you get supply of air from outside.
Sound. The safe-room should be sound proof; this can allow you to call for help silently.
Power back up. The safe room should have its own power back just in case the invaders disconnect the main power line.
Phone.In most cases when invaders strike, there is always panic and in most cases, you may run to the safe room without your mobile phone. Have a functioning mobile or landline in the safe room always. Check the phone to make sure its always in good working condition, the battery has charge and the network coverage is good in there.
Camera, You can hide CCTV camera in your house and have the control room in your safe-room, that way you can be able to see what the invaders are doing, that gives you much control of the situation.
First aid Kit. You maybe hurt or injured before accessing the safe room, if you manage to enter the safe room, then you will need first aid.
Food-supply.Because you don’t know the duration of your stay in the safe room, it may be important to have enough food and water supply in the safe room.
Secret access. Depending on the design, the safe room can have a secret door leading out of the main house, through a tunnel, this is very important in extreme cases.
Safety equipments. You must have functioning fire extinguisher, toolbox with basic tools. As human beings we must do our best to protect ourselves, the rest leave God,He is able.
Building a house has many challenges, but with proper planning with the right team, it can be fun building and seeing your house coming up stress free. We are going to look at a ready-made house plan with cost estimates for building it.
ESTIMATION OF COSTING FOR THE TWO BEDROOM HOUSE PLAN ABOVE
|ITEM||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT IN KSHS.|
|1||SUB-STRUCTURE. From site clearance up to and including ground floor slab||450,000.00|
|STAGE TWO Building of the Super-structure walling.||150,000.00|
|1||Building of ring beam,including concreting||120,000.00|
|1||ROOFING.Includes,wall plate,trusses,fascia board and roof cover||450,000.00|
|1||WINDOWS/EXTERNAL DOORS. All made of steel, including glazing.||100,000.00|
|2||INTERNAL DOOR FRAMES. Sizes 6×2 and 4×2.Include fixing to the wall||20,000.00|
|3||ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE PIPING. These are waste pipes,|
|Plumbing pipes, electrical piping and switch boxes.||30,000.00|
|1||PLASTER. This covers, internal wall, floor screed, external plaster above|
|ring beam and gable wall, plinth and pointed horizontal key.||130,000.00|
|1||CEILING BRANDERING.Including eaves||60,000.00|
|2||INTERNAL DOORS. All semi-solid flush door, with brass hinges and union locks||65,000.00|
|3||WINDOW BOARDS. Mahogany 6 inch by 1 inch||10,000.00|
|1||TILING.Saj Ceramic floor entire house and wall tiling in washroom and kitchen||180,000.00|
|2||KITCHEN CABINETS AND WARDROBES carpentry fit outs.||150,000.00|
|1||PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL FITTINGS, sanitary wares,electrical lights|
|1||CEILING BOARD. 9mm Chipboard from timsales and gypsum cornice.||57,000.00|
|2||PAINTING. One emulsion undercoat and 2 final silk coat to internal room|
|Gloss paint to windows, clear vanish to window board, internal doors|
|architraves,quadrants.External one emulsion coat and two mart coats||80,000.00|
|TOTAL COST OF CONSTRUCTION TO COMPLETION||2,227,000.00|
The estimation and costing of the house Plan has been based on the specifications below.
- The house is built on a murrum soil, with a strip foundation depth of 1200mm, 600mm wide; thickness of concrete footing is 150mm. Strip foundation concrete of ratio 1:2:4, with 8mm high yield steel (y 8).
- 9 inch uncut stones for foundation walling, with a mortar ratio of 1:3.
- Hardcore filling 300mm thick, murrum blinding and treated with gladiator pesticides.
- Drainage and electrical pipes are placed in concrete.
- The ground floor slab is 100mm thick, reinforced with A 65 BRC mesh, on 1000g polythene sheet dump prove membrane.
- 9 inch by 6 inch machine cut stones for super-structure walling.
- 300mm by 150mm ring beam, with 10mm and 8mm high steel bars, 1:2:4 concrete ratio mix.
- Roof cover galvanized colored iron sheet of 30g,with cypress timber truss members of size 100mm by 50mm (4inch by2inch).Wall plate of same size also, timber purling of size 75mmby50mm (3inch by 2inch).
- External windows and door will be steel cased. French window design, with 4mm clear glass, except washroom 3mm thick translucent glass.
- Use of cypress timber in all carpentry work, except wardrobes and kitchen cabinets.
- Use ppr pipes for plumbing and heavy gauge PVC pipes for drainage system.
- Use heavy gauge PVC conduits for electrical piping, electrical cables from authorized dealers like East African cables.
- Internal plaster on all walls, cement/lime sand mix, and 25mm floor screed cement/sand mix. External finish, pointed key below ring beam, and plaster render above ring beam, walling below and above bay windows and entrance walling and Plinth plaster