Monday, July 20, 2009

Construction in Kenya goes Green

The Construction industry in Kenya has finally gone green with the introduction of stabilized soil blocks building in Syokimau, Nairobi.

A group of young entreprenuers have acquired the latest machine from Hydaform SA and are now producing the stabilized soil blocks commercially. The machine makes 1,500 blocks everyday.

The first building project will take off this week and we will keep you updated on the progress. The house is a maisonette, on a 50*100 ft plot. Including a perimeter wall it is expected that 16,000 stabilized soil blocks will be used in this project. This technology is said lower the building costs by up to 40%.

Stabilized soil blocks interlock with each other removing the need to use cement on walls. which greatly reduces cost and promotes use of natural solutions in building.Depending on the colour of soil used, the final product can be in different colors creating a great aesthetic effect.

Photos and more information will be coming up soon!! meanwhile you can check out the link below for more information on this technology.



  1. I would like to know the contanct details of the young enterprenuers. I have a 50*100 plot is syokimau and I have been looking around for the SSBlocks for construction.
    my contact is

  2. hello Twafula,

    Kindly let me have the contact details of the young entrepreneurs who have acquired the Block making machine. I have a plot in syokimau which I need to develop.


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