Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose NyumbaBora Limited for my building design and building construction project over other construction companies?
You should consider giving us a call and taking advantage of our services because we have the experience to provide all you need to design, plan, and build your dream home– and we have over 7 years of experience of working with the finest skilled team in the building construction industry.
What services do you offer?
1. Property Development
This involves the process of developing buildings or land into a higher use value. We are involved in;
- Purchase of land or parcel
- Comparative market analysis and feasibility study
- Planning, design, preparing cost estimates and acquiring necessary approvals
- Construction phase
- Handing over the project
2. Building Construction
This is the process of adding structure to property. We build structures from residential homes, commercial properties to industrial properties. We are involved;
- Mobilization of resources
- Planning and acquiring project approvals
- Construction work
- Project Management
We oversee the overall planning, design and construction of a project for a client, from its beginning to its end.
We are involved in;
- Planning for the entire project from conception to completion
- Identifying consultants
- Acquiring designs and approvals
- Overseeing the construction and preparing regular reports
- Project handover
3. Project Management
If you are in need of someone to manage your construction project for you, worry no more. Our team of experienced professionals will take you through the design, building and handover process.
4. Building Renovation & Maintenance
We repair all building elements these include; flooring, roofing, plumbing, electrical work and many more. We are also involved in Building extensions and renovation works and Repair of civil works i.e. cabro paving
5. Property Management
We take care of everything regarding your property from creating a budget, managing tenants through administering lease agreements, tenant screenings, evictions and complaints, advertising the rental property, setting, collecting, and adjusting rent for a property’s tenants, ensuring property integrity, supervising general operations
6. Civil Engineering Works
We assist our clients in designing and constructing public work systems i.e. pipelines, sewerage systems, structural components of a building and many more
Do you do build designs?
Yes. We have a qualified consortium of all built environment professionals whom we have partnered with to provide design and build services to ensure your wants and needs are always be kept front of mind.
What size construction project can NyumbaBora Limited manage?
We are capable of undertaking construction of residential, commercial and industrial properties of any magnitude
How long should I expect my project to take?
It’s important to note that factors, such as:
- Complexity of your project
- The type of building technology to be implemented
- Your site location
- Financial flexibility
These factors will affect your project timeline. An average construction project takes 7 – 13 months.
What are the current building construction rates?
It costs Ksh. 35,000 per sqm to build a modest house in major towns of Kenya, while a high-end home costs upwards of Sh60, 000 per sqm. These values are estimates and not actual costs.
What sort of information do I need to provide for my project?
Any information that involves a breakdown of the work involved, such as working drawings, a schedule of works and any contract particulars you may have. All of these items can aid us in supplying you with a formal quotation.
How do I go about getting a quotation for my work?
You can either email us or give us a quick call or visit our office which is located in Karen, on Karen Road near the Deputy President’s residence, in the NYUMBABORA Office Building. We are very willing to help, and happy to provide for any quotations needed.
How long will building approvals take?
With the restoration of the Quick Response (QR) coding system by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services, approvals will not take much time to be approved because there will be no need for stamps to start building.
I have architectural drawings, and I want to build my home, what do I do now?
You can forward us any architectural drawings, and we will usually make a site visit to meet the client, and run through the works. We like to keep communication open as much as possible, and our aim is to deliver exactly what our clients require.
What is your payment process as we are building?
Payments can be made in instalments depending on the construction milestones that include; substructure, superstructure, roofing, windows and doors, finishes, decorations, plumbing and electrical installations.
Our offices need a gentle refurbishment, carpeting and some door maintenance, do you do this?
Yes, we have a large client base, to which we have provided any and all office refurbishment and fit out works. Offices, schools, universities you name it we are perfectly suited to handle it.
Who are your partners?
We have a team of Professional Associates (Architects, Civil and Structural Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Designers, Quantity Surveyors, Land Surveyors and many others) who ensure client demands are met.
What are the most important things to consider when replacing or choosing a new roof?
need help working out the pitch of your roof, give us a call.
Planning: you must make sure that the product you wish to use meets local planning requirements if applicable.
Weight: structural support may be required depending on which material you want to use for your new roof. Taking the weight of your chosen roof covering into account before making your final decision, can save you time and money. Slate is beautiful but very heavy.
What are the different types of roof covering?
There are many different types of roof coverings that are available to you, and all of them have designs and properties that are best for different styles of house.
- Interlocking Tiles – Reduces the need for overlapping
- Clay Tiles – Great for curves and intricate details
- Stone Tiles – Thicker and more expensive than conventional tiles
- Concrete Tiles – Vast range of colours and textures
- Slate Tiles – Simple, economical, and widely available
- Metal Roofing – Durable and adaptable
- Thatched Roofing – Traditional and sustainable
- Shingled Roofing – Rustic and can be aged
What are my options if I decide to re-roof?
You have 2 options: a) a full roof replacement OR b) a re-cover of the existing roof system.
A complete roof replacement requires that your entire existing roof system be redone. This involves a “tear off” of your existing system and is a full-blown roofing process. Cost depends on the type of shingle, style and warranty/durability you choose. Talk to your local roofing professionals to get advice on what best suits your needs and your budget.
A re-cover of your roof system is the less demanding option. This process involves only the installation of the new roof system, meaning that it is a far more expedient and cost-friendly re-roofing option.
However, building code requirements do not always allow for multiple re-roofs.
If my roof is leaking, do I need to replace it completely?
No. Just because your roof has a leak, does not mean it needs a complete re-fit. A leak usually stems from a loose, or broken roof tile. However, a complete roof system failure, or a generally unsafe roof, will need a complete re-fit.
Can I repair the roof myself?
Professional roofing contractors should carry out most works as they are trained to safely and effectively repair or replace roofing systems. You could damage or further damage your roof by attempting to carry out the work yourself and possibly cause yourself injury doing so.
How long can I expect my roof system to last?
Most new roof systems are designed to provide useful service for about 20 years. Some roof system types, such as clay tile and certain metal (e.g., copper) systems, can last longer.
What are the warning signs that my roof needs replacement?
There are quite a few signs to inform you that your roof is in its last legs. They include;
- Your roof has not been replaced in 20-30 years, which is the average life of a roof
- Your tiles are cupping or clawing (the edges stay flat but the middle starts to turn upwards)
- There are entire tiles missing from your roof
- Your tiles are cracked
- Interior damage caused by water leaks
- Light is coming through your roof, and can be seen in your attic
- The roof is sagging in an area, which could indicate a structural issue
How much does it cost to build a house in Kenya?
It costs about Sh35,000 per sq. m to build a modest house in major towns of Kenya, while a high-end home can cost up to Sh60,000 per sq. m.
What is the average cost of building a 3-bedroom house?
A modest 3-bedroom house (125 sq. m) will cost about Sh4.4 million, while a luxurious one will cost over Sh7.5 million.
What is the cost of building a 4-bedroom maisonette in Kenya?
Using Sh40,000 per sq. m, a 4-bedroom maisonette (149 sq. m) will cost approximately Sh6 million.
What is the cost of building a 5-bedroom house in Kenya?
At Sh40,000 per square metre, a 5-bedroom house (169 sq. m) will cost about Sh6.8 million.