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gathinga
#1 Posted : Friday, February 19, 2010 6:08:03 AM
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@a4architect. You have been very helpful of late providing useful and well researched information on matters housing.

What do you reckon are the best colors for:

(a) bedroom
(b) living room
(c) lounge
haiyaa
#2 Posted : Friday, February 19, 2010 6:14:49 AM
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@ Garthiga ,agreed.
Also what is the estimated cost for storey buiding like the one who showed in another post in a plot of 60f x33f?
hugumadede
#3 Posted : Friday, February 19, 2010 6:57:10 AM
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Hi Wazua, I would like to know the estimated cost of building a 3-bedroom maissionatte house on an 1/8 piece of land in Syokimau. The breakdown should include the cost of materials ie sand, stones, cement, timber, labor etc.
Please contact me on hugumadede@yahoo.co.uk
gathinga
#4 Posted : Friday, February 19, 2010 7:07:36 AM
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@hugumadede? Do you think you should indicate if you are willing to pay Mr. a4architect for his services. Your request sounds quite commercial....just a thought, no ill intentions
mwenza
#5 Posted : Friday, February 19, 2010 7:40:15 AM
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gathinga wrote:
@hugumadede? Do you think you should indicate if you are willing to pay Mr. a4architect for his services. Your request sounds quite commercial....just a thought, no ill intentions


I concur with you.............The guy should engage a QS and pay for the services. He will get a detailed and comprehensive BQ. But that should be after he has engaged an architect and a SE.
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#6 Posted : Friday, February 19, 2010 2:45:09 PM
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@a4architect, Habari za jioni, tupe mawaidha tafadhali...
Chaka
#7 Posted : Friday, February 19, 2010 2:54:07 PM
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@Gathinga,
The colour question you ask should be directed to an interior decorator rather than an architect?
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#8 Posted : Friday, February 19, 2010 3:17:44 PM
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#9 Posted : Friday, February 19, 2010 3:33:05 PM
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What do you reckon are the best colors for:

(a) bedroom
(b) living room
(c) lounge
We all have different personalities,therefore we each choose a colour depending on our personality i.e utgoing talkaive people will choose reds and oranges while introverted quiet types will be more comfortable in blues and greens. The bedroom user should choose the best suited colour for them.
If its a public space, you can choose a colour that will give the desied effect to the occupants. For example, in a restaurant, the table cloths are usually red in colour so as to make the occupants uncomfortable and hence eat quickly and leave to create space for other customers. The tableclothes are changed to blue in the evenings so as to make customers stay longer so as to buy more drinks.
As Iron Sharpens Iron, So one Man Sharpens Another.
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#10 Posted : Friday, February 19, 2010 4:02:12 PM
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@ haiyaa..this house is 120m2 floor area and costed 120m2 x kes 25,000= KES 3M to construct.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_SE_12mB6p...EKF_o7mk/s200/mwangi.jpg

@ Hugu, to get a rough estimate, multiply the floor area of the bungalow by KES 25,000. To get a detailed cost estimate, a Bill of Quantities is required. This is charged at a percentage to the total estimated cost of the house by the Quantity Surveyor.
As Iron Sharpens Iron, So one Man Sharpens Another.
gathinga
#11 Posted : Saturday, February 20, 2010 5:44:54 AM
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a4architect.com wrote:

For example, in a restaurant, the table cloths are usually red in colour so as to make the occupants uncomfortable and hence eat quickly and leave to create space for other customers. The tableclothes are changed to blue in the evenings so as to make customers stay longer so as to buy more drinks.


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#12 Posted : Saturday, February 20, 2010 11:07:45 AM
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@ gathinga. .colour is a very powerful psychological tool to determine how users react to a particular space.
As Iron Sharpens Iron, So one Man Sharpens Another.
the sage
#13 Posted : Monday, February 22, 2010 12:42:52 PM
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@a4architect, if there is a flat whose foundation and dound floor have already been built, is it expensive to put up additional flats.
Kaufman
#14 Posted : Tuesday, February 23, 2010 12:02:07 AM
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Lounge & Living - White for neutrality.
Bedroom - Users choice.
a4architect.com
#15 Posted : Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:46:28 PM
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the sage wrote:
@a4architect, if there is a flat whose foundation and dound floor have already been built, is it expensive to put up additional flats.



The cost of labour will go slightly higher since materials will have to be transported vertically up the 1st floor and thus take a longer time.
As Iron Sharpens Iron, So one Man Sharpens Another.
mukiha
#16 Posted : Wednesday, February 24, 2010 10:18:49 AM
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Try out this tool...very cool indeed:
http://www.dulux.com.au/colour/mycolour.aspx
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Njung'e
#17 Posted : Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:05:21 PM
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@Gathinga,
More DIY tips,
http://dynamichomeskenya.com/
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haiyaa
#18 Posted : Thursday, February 25, 2010 7:56:25 AM
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a4architect.com wrote:
@ haiyaa..this house is 120m2 floor area and costed 120m2 x kes 25,000= KES 3M to construct.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_SE_12mB6p...EKF_o7mk/s200/mwangi.jpg

.

Would you advise such a house be built in phases if the total amount is not available at the onstart.what are the critical milestones in such phases and the estimated cost?
Thanks for your help.You are really giving back to the society and that is what, we professionals should do.

a4architect.com
#19 Posted : Monday, March 01, 2010 1:02:55 PM
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the house can be built in phases. Phase 1 can be the ground floor then 1st floor becomes phase 2. The cost is 50% for phase 1.
As Iron Sharpens Iron, So one Man Sharpens Another.
Chaka
#20 Posted : Monday, March 01, 2010 2:43:30 PM
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@a4architect,
Does the cost of phase 1 include the foundation?What would the foundation alone cost?
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