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Construction Companies in Kenya -Constructing a home in Kenya is a dream that many working-class Kenyans harbor. Unlike constructing a home, constructing a building within a municipality can be a herculean task given all the hurdles that you have to go through in order to get a permit. The cost implications discourage individuals to put up such buildings. Putting up a home is however much easier. However, when constructing a house that is bound to last, several steps have to be followed.

Construction Companies in Kenya: Getting a house plan

A house plan is basically an artistic impression that defines the entire specifications of a house including the proportions, the design, the materials for building, and the construction methods and machines. The house plan takes into account in its analysis the site the house is to be set up.

Armed with a house plan, an individual can then approach a contractor to ascertain how much the house is going to cost to construct. The charge to be asked for building the house is based on the number of square feet in the house. It is important to note that the more the unique additional features that a house may have, the higher the costs of building the house. In addition, a larger house is cheaper per square foot than a smaller house. The costs of some expensive items are distributed over the other items in the house. The size of the house is a quintessential consideration in determining the total costs of putting up a house.

Construction Companies in Kenya: Building Materials

Concrete is the most popular building material in Kenya currently. Many buildings being constructed today use concrete. However, metals such as steel are gaining popularity. Other materials include asbestos and plastics though these materials are a bit expensive. Eco-friendly construction materials are advocated.

Construction Companies in Kenya: Employing new cheaper technology in your construction

Given the rapid rate at which technology is changing today, constructing a home is now a very easy, cheap and fast activity. This is through the use of Prefab homes or prefabricated homes. A fabricated house is a house that is built away from the site it is to be set up, say in a factory, and then carried to the house where it is to be set up. Panelized homes, on the other hand, are homes where the various panels such as walls with doors, windows, and wiring, the outside setting are transported to the site and then installed to make a house. Not only are prefab homes cheap to put up, but they also take a very short period of time to put up.

Construction Companies in Kenya: The construction permits needed for a commercial building in Kenya

Building a commercial building requires a lot of permits before the official groundbreaking process. Buildings especially those put up in a town have several processes that have to be followed and getting the permits from the relevant authorities.

Submit the architectural plan and receive a provisional building permit from the city planning department of the county that the building is to be set up which may take up to 30 days.The next step is to submit and obtain the structural plan approval and the final building permit from the planning department after incorporating the architectural plan and executing any changes that have been recommended. This process takes up to 10 days.Contracting an environmental expert who shall give a project report on the environmental impact of the project to be submitted to NEMA. It usually takes 5 days.Obtain approval by Nema on the environmental impact assessment study of the project taking 30 days.

After obtaining these permits construction of the property can now begin though some approvals need to be obtained such as:

Onsite inspection of the building site after completion has been completed by the municipal authority. This process may take up to 30 days.Receiving the occupancy certificate once the building has been inspected and is deemed to be in compliance with the approved architectural drawings which may take 5 days.Apply for water and sewerage connection as well as the electricity connection.  For the water and sewerage connection, a survey has to be done to determine a fee estimate after which the fees, the company’s registration form, the PIN number, and the application form are sent the relevant water authority for approval after which connection and installation may begin. The same applies to the electricity connection.

The above are the key issues that are prevalent in the construction industry in Kenya. The number of contractors in Kenya is many and one is advised to choose the contractor who suits their needs and who is within the individual’s budget, with a proven track record and reliable to finish the job within the stipulated time period.

Top Best Construction Companies in Kenya

Category: Construction Companies in Kenya


A limited liability company incorporated under the Companies Act (Chapter 486 Laws of Kenya).

The company delivers a diverse full scope of Civil Engineering works of varying sizes and forms. We operate as the principal contractor or a partner of a joint venture for projects both in the private and public sectors with an extensive client base ranging from Government organizations, International organization, and private sectors.

PRISM Construction Ltd

Category: Construction Companies in Kenya

Prism Construction is a dynamic, brisk company whose expertise lies in managing the construction process for renovating or building new facilities from the Healthcare to Commercial and Industrial markets. We commence by comprehending your project goals and budget constraints in their entirety. We then develop ingenious solutions to exceed your expectations. Our creative approach in consonance with our ability to bring a team of project-specific experts to your assignment whilst keeping costs in check forms the core of our Unique Selling Proposition: “Reliable Partners”

Paveway Kenya Ltd

Category: Construction Companies in Kenya

Paveway Kenya LTD is a company that provides high-quality road marking and construction services. Paveway Kenya offers the following:

Road marking Road maintenance and construction Road Furniture

Paveway Kenya LTD is a company leading in the road marking and construction industry by offering a wide array of services. Our vision and goal are to become a premier road marking and construction company in East Africa.

Guide to Construction Companies in Kenya

List of Construction Companies in Kenya

Build Worth Africa A. Jiwa Shamji LtdAeplan ConsultAfrica Modern ElevatorsAfrican Medical And Research Foundation (AMREF)- BongomaAJE Elevator Engineering Co LtdAllen Designers & Construction LtdAutomated Entrance Systems LimitedAviation Sans Frontieres – BelgiumBamburi Cement-Careers and ContactsBasco PaintsBasepoint Kenya LimitedBechtel KenyaBrima Building And Construction CompanyButterfly Limited Kenya Details, Contact and WebsiteCode InteriorsConstruction Companies in KenyaConstruction Intellects LimitedCrown Berger LtdCurtains & Covers (K) LtdDiamond InteriorsEast African Elevator Co LtdEast African ElevatorsEcomax Designers & General ContractorsEgra Hardware LtdEleski TechElevation WorldElevator Technics LimitedElevonic Lifts ServicesElevonic Lifts Services LimitedElevonic Lifts Services LtdFbw GroupFujiga Elevators Co. LtdGalgol EnterprisesIndiana Beach ApartmentsInterface Constructions (k) LtdIntrinsic Landscapes LtdIntriscapes Kenya LtdKaiwi Agencies LimitedKenya Association of ManufacturersKenya Lift Co Ltd (Hauslift)KYAJA CONSTRUCTION CONSULTINGLami Investment LtdLinerfix InternationalLUITAH WORKS LIMITEDMadline ConceptsMako Lift Company LtdMarryat & Scott (K) LtdMarryat & Scott (Kenya) LtdMits Electrical Company LtdNakkal shadesNdarugo Stone SuppliersPekar Roofing Company LtdPollman Enterprises Ltdpromax buildersRaka Construction CompanyReliance CompanyRemyitech LimitedRexe Roofing Products LtdRhino CementSafari Construction Equipments Private LimitedSchindler LtdSchindler Ltd – Head Office BranchSchindler Ltd – MombasaShanghai ChinYe Construction Machinery .Co.LtdSicily EnterprisesSignature HomesSimncho Building & General Contractors LtdSkyline Sales & ServicesSkytech ElevatorsSouthern Quality ImportsSpinTech (k) LtdStradam Engineering LimitedTents Kenya – ShadesystemsWater Engineering and Pumping Technologies LtdWedeo Services LimitedWedgewood Kenya LtdWilliams Kamandio constraction Limited

Construction Materials and Equipment in Kenya

Build Worth Africa Aberdare Steel & Hardware LtdAbhani Commercial LtdAristocrats Concrete LtdARM Cement (Athi River Mining Ltd) – Head Office BranchASL Ltd – Trading DivisionASL Ltd – Trading Division – Industrial Area BranchASL Ltd – Trading Division – Parklands Showroom BranchASL Ltd – Trading Division – Showroom 2 BranchAtos CreationsBamburi Cement LtdBamburi Cement Ltd – Corporate Office Nairobi BranchBamburi Cement Ltd – Customer Service Center BranchBamburi Cement Ltd – Mombasa Plant BranchBamburi Cement Ltd – Nairobi Grinding Plant BranchBamburi Cement Ltd – Sales Office BranchBhavna Construction LtdBinico Enterprises LtdBudul Investment Co. LtdBuilders Pride LtdC K Patel LtdCabroworks (E A) Ltd – Main Office BranchCat-Tech Spares LtdChuma Na Rangi LtdCoast Metals Traders LtdConcrete & Allied Craft LtdContainers KenyaCrown Classics LtdDayalal Bhanji & Sons LtdDeopay AgencyDhara Wholesalers LtdDisney ClubDogra Engineering Co LtdDolphin International Co. LtdDoshi Ironmongers LtdEast African Portland Cement Co LtdEddyson EnterprisesEllipsis International LtdEurobond Industries Pvt LtdFairface Supplies LtdFomco International LtdGalaxy Heritage LtdGifan EnterprisesGipxons Investments LtdGulf Steel LtdHaidco LtdHaryoum Steel Centre LtdHeet Enteprises LtdHouseman ‘n’ HardwareImperial Pillars LtdImpresa Construzioni Giuseppe MaltauroJustam Investment Co LtdK G International LtdKafum Engineering LtdKags Trading Co. LtdKalu Hardware & Tools LtdKange ConstructionKencivco LtdKenmate Co.LtdKenya Builders & Concrete Co LtdKenya Calcium Products LtdKijana ContractorsKizuri WafflesKomatsu LtdLandis LtdLavan Building ParadiseM S A EnterprisesMafra HardwareManson Hart Kenya LtdMantrac Kenya LtdMareba Enterprises LtdMawe Masters LtdMaxcare LimitedMazingira Building SolutionsMcCloy Services LtdMid Firm Enterprises LtdMiritini Building Products LtdMjengo Limited – Thika BranchMkomani Enterprises LtdModsan Hardware LtdMombasa Cement Limited – Vipingo BranchMosma InvestmentsMultisystem Hardware & Suppliers LtdMuthokinju Paints & InteriorsMuthokinju Paints & Interiors – Juja BranchMuthokinju Paints & Interiors – Muranga BranchMwati ServicesNagashaki Construction Co LtdNails & Steel Products LtdNanyuki Timber & HardwareNational Cement Company LtdNational Concrete LtdNemchand Anand & CoNew Kikuyu Building Materials StoreNgiya Suppliers LtdNujoom Hardware LtdOgotmos Co LtdPakuki Investments LtdPatel Concrete CoPG Bison (K) LtdPinnacle Timber ProductsPlumbline Hardware Stores LtdPlysales (K) LtdRagged Mercantile LimitedRams Building MaterialRashmilan Enterprises LtdRashmilan Enterprises Ltd – Head Office BranchRoser Roofing (E. A.) LtdSamka Holdings LtdSany Heavy Industry Co. (Kenya) LtdSavannah Cement LtdSeamark EnterpriseSensei Institute of TechnologyShantui Construction Machinery (E.A) Co. LtdSilver Stone Masters LtdSimba Pavers LtdSitemateSonet Co. LtdSouthern General Hardware Supplies