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85-year-old school complex uprooted whole and relocated using new technology in Shanghai China

Shanghai residents passing through the city’s eastern Huangpu district earlier this month might have stumbled upon an unusual sight: a “walking” building. An 85-year-old primary school has been lifted off the ground — in its entirety — and relocated using new technology dubbed the “walking machine.” In the city’s latest effort to preserve historic structures,…

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This is the hidden treasure that was buried deep in the foundation of the State House 113 years ago

Unknown to many Kenyans, hidden deep in the history and foundation of State House, Nairobi, is some currency that was buried more than 113 years ago in 1907. The building was designed by architect Herbert Baker who seconded his protégé Arthur James Scott Hutton to supervise the construction of what came to be Kenya’s most guarded place.  During a past…

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Brand new-look of the revamped Nyayo Stadium reopened officially by President Uhuru Kenyatta

After three years of renovation, Nairobi’s Nyayo Stadium is finally complete with the launch set for September 26, 2020. President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to grace the occasion. The repair of the second oldest stadium in the country began in 2017, with the venue completely closed off from sporting activities. Nyayo Stadium now has a new look with seats…

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You will soon afford a house as developers focus on the lower income segment

Despite all the talk on affordable housing, at no one time has attention been actually paid to the question as it is being done today. In most cases, the unasked question has been: Affordable to who? For a time we had, and still have, houses selling for upwards of Sh7 million touted as affordable homes….

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Nairobi Railways club demolished at the dead of the night

Traders within Nairobi Railways club premises on Wednesday woke up only to find where they have been doing businesses flattened. Authorities descended on the area at night. On Wednesday morning, a dozen of police officers kept vigil at the gate, only allowing hotel workers into the highly guarded premises. “We do not allow anyone in….

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When being a landlord turns into a dreadful nightmare

After completing their rental houses many people think they will smile all the way to the bank but the joy soon turns into a dreadful nightmare Peter Kiruga regrets ever thinking of owning rental property in Githurai 44 estate.  “Had I known then what I know now, I would have bought a piece of land…

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Reasons why you should buy an apartment instead of a bungalow @mondinion

If you buy an apartment would will acquire a sectional title. To fully understand the differences between sectional title and traditional freehold property ownership, here is a definition: Freehold or full title is the transfer of full ownership rights when you own a property, which includes the building and the land it is built on….

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Pangani 1,000 affordable homes costing from Ksh 1 million will be ready next year

The Sh5 billion Pangani Estate redevelopment project continues to take shape with the first phase comprising of 1,000 housing units to be completed by December next year. Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) said the ongoing low-cost housing project will consist of affordable and market housing units.   The redevelopment of the county estate, which began in…

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Top Ten Most Beautiful Mosques

Islam is one of the major religions on the African continent. With over 400 million adherents and growing, Islam is going to be on the African continent for a long time. Apart from being a religion, Islam has also influenced architecture in many parts of Africa. The beautiful mosques which can be found in most countries…

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Rick Ross shows off his 109-room mansion from a Helicopter standing on 235 acres of land [VIDEO]

In 2014, Ross sold his 10,086-square-foot home Fort Lauderdale to buy a large estate formerly owned by a boxing legend in Fayetteville, Georgia. Rick Ross’ purchased the mansion for $5.8 million (ksh629 million) after it had fallen into foreclosure under previous owner Evander Holyfield. The 54,000-square-foot estate is the largest single-family mansion in the state…

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Government to resume demolitions of hundreds of buildings in Nairobi constructed on riparian land

The ‘Proposed Nairobi River Pollution Control Action Plan’ is set to act on or demolish several factories, estates and malls that have encroached on riparian land or have been discharging effluents into the river.   NEMA currently is recruiting 100 environmental inspectors, 50 police officers and crime scene officers to implement its laws.   Two…

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How to Build a Natural Swimming Pool

Whether you like to practice your diving skills or lounge away the day on a raft, swimming is one of hot season’s perfect pleasures. With a minimum of materials and without an arsenal of chemicals, you can build an idyllic water oasis right in your own backyard.  If you ask most Kenyan contractors to build…

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Complete your unfinished house or the government will demolish and repossess the land

Abandoned construction sites and excavations posed a safety hazard to the public. “Developers with abandoned construction sites and deep excavations shall present to the Authority a structural integrity report from a structural engineer within 30 days from the date of the notice and a plan to proceed with works.   “In absence of this report,…

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How to Determine Correct Ratio of Sand to Cement When Making Mortar

For general purposes, mix 6 parts sand to 1 part cement. For heavy duty projects, you may mix 4 parts sand to 1 part cement, but recently,  best results however is mixing 3 parts sand to 1 part cement. The ratio you choose depends on the intended use. For example, load-bearing structures such as foundations…

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13 things to consider when designing your house

A house becomes a home when it fully reflects the owners’ style and preferences. Architects and interior designers alike often hit a snag when doing so for large families with members from different age groups. Parents and children have diverse needs when it comes to shared spaces and privacy. They have a unique personal style…

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How to Build a House Foundation Step by Step

Building foundations is the crucial starting point when it comes to building a house. Your foundations will safely distribute the weight of your new home and prevent the subsoil from spreading, avoiding an unequal settlement of the structure, which could lead to structural issues down the line. Mistakes at this stage could prove costly so…

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How to choose the best roofing for your house and how much it costs

As times evolve, so do roofing styles in Kenya. From the thatched (makuti) roofing materials that defined our past, today’s home owners have a variety of options when building their houses to suit each individual style and function. The style one settles on relies on a variety of factors. First, the climate and weather of…

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Reduce your contruction cost by 50% by using this high quality building technology

  We  offer one of the most innovative building solutions that exist today, known as the geoDOME and geoCABIN.  Our product geoDOME is a dome shape housing solution made of FRP that can be assembled in less than a day, with significantly low costs, but nevertheless lasts for more than 50 years.  They are suitable for all types…

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How to choose the best floor finishes for your house

It’s important to choose a floor finish that’s durable and easy to clean. Also, think about how it can complement and work with your chosen theme.  Here’s a guide on the common types of floor finishes you can work with. Be sure to review the advantages and disadvantages of each before making your decision: Hardwood…

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How houses are plumbed

A house plumbing system is a complex network of water supply pipes, drainpipes, vent pipes, and more. Because plumbing is complicated and one of the costliest systems to repair or install in a house, it pays to understand how the system works. Understanding the fundamentals of a plumbing system allows you to better understand the…

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