We had a lovely client the other day who had a tight budget for a residential ceiling. The client wanted the final finish to be functional, rather than aesthetical, affordable and moderately durable. We were up for the task and went around looking for local suppliers. Here’s what we found:
1. Plywood ceiling
The ceiling work well if you don’t mind the visible joints. Choose a minimum sheet thickness of 6mm. Any lower and warping will be your constant roommate.
The final plywood can be stained and painted or embossed in future. Be sure to get in touch with us! Don’t install this alone.
My grandma warned me about these ceilings. She said they catch fire easily and can raze an entire community. The good news is that they can be treated for fire resistance. It’s also a good idea to ensure that the roof pitch is elevated and water proofing material is used. They can last up to 25years if installed correctly.
3. PVC Ceiling
Source these from reputable importers (like us). There are many fakes in the market. The difference between a fake and a real PVC Ceiling is the amount of PVC Content in a tile. Some brands sell tiles with PVC Content of below 40% and do not brand their products to avoid detection.
The advantage of of these tiles is that they are Fireproof, Heat Insulation, Moisture-Proof, Mould-Proof, Sound-Absorbing, Waterproof and can be affordable.
4. Chipboard/MDF and related boards
Go for a minimum of 9mm and you will enjoy added sound proofing. If you have installed coated mabati roofing, you’ll really need this chipboard especially when it’s raining and you can’t hear your own voice ( due to the rain pounding on the roof).
5. Reclaimed wood
Source easily from the roadside vendors, your neighbor with a demolition, shipping pallet planks etc. We have successfully completed a ceiling in pallet wood planks. We stained each plank to the client’s specification. This is by far the most labor intensive option.
The key to cost efficiency is ultimately in planning. Ensure all materials are on site, plan work schedules, manage your team and expect the unexpected.
If you have a new build, renovation or wet area Project and are looking for affordable ceramic floor tiles, we can source for you. Visit stroikagroup.org to shop online now.
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Description: EPDM flooring
Use: sports, commercial flooring, recreation ground
Location: indoor and outdoor use
Estimating the price
If you choose to go with a concrete base, your cost will be:
This varies around the country and will depend on the site conditions in your yard (what has to be done first – leveling, tree removal), and access. Call and get a few estimates. We have concrete slab specifications available to download and present these to the concrete contractor. Expect prices to range between KES 600 per sf and KES 2400 per sf, depending on your situation.
If you choose a compacted base instead of concrete, your cost for this phase will be 10-25% of the cost of concrete. You’ll still need to prep the area (level, remove sod, etc.) and you’ll need approximately 1 cubic yard of compact-able material (limestone, recycled concrete, gravel, fines, etc). for every 80 square feet of court. You’ll also need form boards, a wheelbarrow, hand tools and a vibratory plate compactor.
If you buy your sports tile from us, expect to pay KES 1200-1800per sf. See our polypropylene surfaces
Posts, hoops , Light, Net Post & Net, Fencing, etc.) Available locally from sports houses.
If you have the money in your budget, a nice goal is well worth the money, but if you’re trying to do this project for as little as possible, you can always upgrade the components down the road.
Labor to Install:
Installing the components can require heavy lifting, and concrete. We will need to have plenty of help on hand. Snapping the sports surface together is easy, fun and fast. Other tasks, like painting lines and installing ball containment are not that difficult.
Usually basketball court is of size 94ft by 54ft(28.65 by 15.24m)
Apart from the environmental concerns’, recycled building materials are often less expensive than their brand new counterparts.We have realized that there’s a healthy demand for salvaged building material.
Contractors and developers enjoy lower costs of materials, less time is spent hauling material out of sites & yes, even environmental authorities will hate you a little less. We compiled a list of some itet can be reused albeit non-structurally in recon or renovation work.
1. Reclaimed Wood
Found in abundance in most of the older homes in the roofs, stair panels, ceilings, hand rails, window seals, flooring and countertops. Wood can be milled and processed into stunning new products.
2. Steel & Iron
Steel & iron are common construction materials used in project.You find them on roofing sheets (mabati) , galvanized pipes, columns, beams, trusses, scaffolds and many others. In for the simple reason that it doesn’t lose structural strength after being recycled. Recycled steel has been used in new buildings, bridges, cars, and more. Recycled steel is less expensive to produce than virgin steel. Plus, recycling steel causes far fewer carbon emissions than extracting new steel
Sandwich gypsum between two sheets of paper and you have drywall. Its high recycling value is due to drywall’s varied recycling potentials: Gypsum scraps can be used to patch walls, to form concrete, or to create new drywall. The gypsum in drywall is beloved by gardeners, who use it to nourish plants. Finally, the paper in drywall can be recycled as well. Salvaging drywall is an Earth-friendly operation, not only because it reduces landfill volumes, but also because drywall in landfills can leak sulfate into nearby watersheds.
4. Glass and Windows
Like steel, glass can be repeatedly recycled with no loss of quality. Environmentally conscious consumers and businesses are drawn to glass because it’s inherently green—for every ton of glass that’s recycled rather than extracted, a ton of natural resources are saved. Windows salvaged from demolition sites can be recycled for any number of applications, from sandblasting to paving parking lots.
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Click & Go WPC tiles, like sliced bread, deliver convenient contemporary flooring for the home owner and the renter alike.
What is WPC?
Why choose WPC?
1.Natural wood texture & feel
2.Waterproof, corrosion resistant, pest resistant
3.Easy to assemble and install and even remove ( rental houses)
4.No painting, no staining, no polishing.
5.UV-resistant, fade resistant, durable
7.Walk barefoot, anti-slip, no cracking
Various Colors available to match your taste.
The WPC floors can be easily installed in your office or home without damaging the existing floor surface. When your lease expires or you choose to go to a new location, you can easily remove the WPC planks.