6 affordable indoor flooring alternatives

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1.Laminate flooring
For the best inexpensive flooring option, it’s hard to beat the affordability and many looks of laminate. Wood-look laminate flooring gives any surface a premium look.

Laminate flooring’s top surface is made of plastic laminate, not hardwood; that makes the product resistant to stains, scratches, fading and wear. You’ll find low-end laminate flooring for less than 1,400/m²


2. Affordable carpet rolls
Roll out some red carpet for your space at eye-wateringly low prices. Starting from 899/meter supply only.


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3. Pallet boards
This one will require expert installers and a team with absolute patience and dedication. Costs about 2500/me supply and fit.


4. PVC rolls
The absolute go-to Flooring for an instant floor makeover. Resilient vinyl sheeting costs on average 850/meter.


5. PVC tiles
Interlocking  (click and go) tiles and glued on variety are available on the market. For renters wishing to remodel the click and go variety is a quality choice.Prices start at 2,500/m²


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6 Brick
interior brick floors generally consist of brick pavers or tiles: flat, 1-¼”- to 1-¾”-thick clay or salvaged brick directly to the existing floor. Prices start at 2,500/m²


6. Ceramic tiles
Arguably the most common flooring choice due in part to costs, designs, durability and availability. Prices depend on the country of origin, design and size 

Recycled Glass

Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity – something few food and beverage packaging options can claim.

Got bottles? We collect empty glass bottles , broken tableware and ceramics. #glass #recycling #leed #waste #environment .

We collect  from landfills and other sources from post-consumer and post-industrial waste that includes discarded glass bottles and window and windshield glass.

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Sports |Gym flooring #FitSpo

It’s time to enjoy your workout again…
At the gym, Play area for the kids( & grown-ups)in your home,outdoor sports court,on the  balcony, under the stairs, on the rooftop,  next to the pool at the house or at the local park. Our rubber floor tiles are everywhere in place. The have excellent noise and vibration damping properties and are suitable as safety floor under playground equipment. By good looks come recyclable hobby tiles also excellent exposure as balcony floor and they are also very popular on the terrace.

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Installation and maintenance
Installation of Stroika rubber tiles is very simple.  The rubber tiles are indoors and outdoors.
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Cleaning of the tiles with a brush and water provide a neutral cleaning soap.

The advantages:
• Optimal drainage, bottom with studs structure
• Anti-slip, even when wet surface
• Suitable for indoor and outdoor
• Thermal conductivity 0.14 W.m2K
• Noise and vibration damping
• 100% recyclable

Each piece is 1000x1000x15/25mm.

For sports arenas

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For Gym

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We’d like to help you workout better, get leaner, faster, stronger or happier. We have a free customized workout plan with every pre-order of our rubber high density mats. Get Fit. No excuses.

BAMBOO FLOORING KENYA

If you’re looking for a highquality and long-lasting flooring option, choose bamboo flooring.

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The advantages of bamboo flooring include:

1. Cost friendly compared to ordinary hardwood floors

2. Green: Bamboo products are incredibly green and eco-friendly due to their short planting, maturing and harvesting time.

3. They are easy on the eyes

4. They are available in different colors and for wide uses. They can be installed both indoors and outdoors

Below are images showing the wide application of bamboo flooring . If you looking for a great floor finish why not choose bamboo? Order bamboo products through us today.


Available Bamboo variations

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Building a home back home

 Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. ~Robert Frost

Once you choose to construct a home back home, the next immediate step is to identify how to start. Most people rely on  relatives or friends living within Kenya to select a site (location) , obtain designs and construct the home.  In order to ensure that the building commences and progresses smoothly  they periodically send money home. This arrangement has worked for some but an increasing group of diaspora get conned by their own family members because of poor workmanship or non-existent projects.  Family ties  prevent them  from taking legal action against them. Today we advice you on how to  avoid these problems.

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1.  Let Professionals Handle your Project:

Building professionals ensure a number of things. First, by appointing a team of professional contractors, you benefit from expert advice in design, construction, costs and all other aspects of the project including legal standing.Building professionals also ensure that the quality of workmanship in construction is upheld. They become your eyes and ears on the ground.

Letting professionals handle your project also enables you to easily acquire mortgage  if need be, from lending institutions  In Kenya, a registered architect and some instances, a registered engineer is required for all projects.

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2.  Don’t Send down all the Money at Once:

For construction projects, it is smart to remit funds gradually as opposed to in lump sums. The reasoning is this: the risk of loss of funds in unscrupulous deals is reduced.

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3. Conduct due diligence

Always make an effort to verify all project details.  These details include:the validity of issued certificates, the evidence of the construction site, the status of the project and the reputation of the contractors.

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4. Stay connected with your local team

Keep constant communication with your local contractors. Make an effort to visit the site at least once a year, to assess the situation on the ground. Keep your eyes on your investment!

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5. Retain all relevant documents

Your property documents are what you need and will stand proof of ownership in case of legal tussle or private incursions. Examples may include the title deed/settlement agreement or share certificate for the land, the architectural & structural documents and significant agreements.

In KENYA?

You may find the paper below particularly useful.

The Cost of building works paper can be downloaded below

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CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS

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There are three essential requirements of any contract.

  1. Incentive: The prime aim is to provide an adequate incentive for efficient performance from the contractor. This must be reflected by an incentive for the client to provide appropriate information and support in a timely manner
  2. Flexibility: the prime aim is to provide the client with sufficient flexibility to introduce change which can be anticipated but not defined at the tender stage. An important requirement is that the contract should provide for systematic and equitable evaluation of such changes.
  3. Risk sharing: the prime aim is to allocate all risk between Client and Contractor. This must take into account the management and control of risk which materialize.

Types of Construction Contracts

There are various types of contract strategies in construction industry. Some of the main choices available are:

  • Traditional Contracts

A consultant (or team of consultants) undertakes the process of feasibility, detailed
design, and contract preparation. A tender process follows and thereafter construction
installation and commissioning by the appointed contractor. The consultants who
developed and designed the project supervise these.

  • Design and Build

A consultant undertakes the process of feasibility, establishing the client’s basic needs
and contract preparation. A tender process follows and thereafter the appointed
contractor undertakes detailed design, construction, installation and commissioning.
This type of contract is also known as turn key or prime contracts

  • Management contracts

The client initially appoints consultants to undertake feasibility and costing and
perhaps outline design.A management contractor is appointed early in the project life and has considerable design input.

The management contractor’s responsibility is to prepare and appoints trade contracts or supply packages. Separate contracts are drawn up for independent parts of the construction project. A large amount of work is divided amongst several contractors.

  • Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT)

In its many forms a BOOT contract not only includes the initial design and
construction of the facility but a continuing maintenance and perhaps refurbishment
of over a number of years until final transfer to the client. Finance is often provided
by the contractor who recovers his cost through the life of the project. Other terms are
PFI, PPP etc

The concession agreement is the structured contract between the client and contractor.
It identifies and allocates risk. 

Modes of Payments

The two main payment systems used in construction contracts are:

  • Price Based: this system consists of lump sum and admeasurements. Prices or rates are submitted by the Contractor in his tender
  • Cost Based: This payment system consists of cost-reimbursable and target cost. The actual costs are incurred by the contractor and reimbursed, together with a fee for overheads and profits.
  • Price Based Payment System

Risk Allocation
A prime function of the contract is to allocate risk. The identification and
consideration of risk is a logical way to develop the organisational and contractual
policies for any project. Some of these uncertainties will remain whatever type of
contract is adopted and the contractor must then include a contingency sum for them
in his tender.
Different levels of risk contingencies can explain the wide range of bid prices
frequently received for admeasurements contracts. Another consequence of risk is that
fewer contractors are prepared to respond to or submit unqualified bids.
All parties to a project are at risk to some extent whatever the contract between them,
for instance that work may be frustrated by the forces beyond their control. If so, the
time lost and all or some of their consequent const may not be recoverable. The
choice of type of contract can motivate (or fail to motivate)