Self-Build

Featured Article

How to build with Beam & Block

Whether this is your first project or you are an experienced builder looking to try something new (and much quicker) Beam and Block can be the right solution for you. Here is a simple step by step guide to using the Ecoconcrete Beam & Block system. Read More…

beam and block slab
Self-Build

Structural infill block and Beam slab

Did you know that if you are building a beam & block slab, a non-structural block can pose a risk to your build? Non-structural infill blocks crush when a load is applied to them, especially a load dropped from a height or screed/topping/floor finishes e.g., Tiles.

Read More »
Self-Build

NANYUKI township MT KENYA REGION

Did you know that you can save up to 50% of the overall slab cost by using the beam and block slab solution on black cotton soil? Imagine in this tough economy saving on excavation and backfilling costs as well as reduced time on your construction site.

Read More »
Self-Build

FREE STRUCTURAL AUDIT ON YOUR BUILD

Did you know that poor structural integrity and insufficient safety measures can have disastrous consequences, including the collapse of a building, loss of life, and monetary losses? EcoConcrete offers structural audits to ensure that your residential, or commercial properties are safe, adhere to relevant codes, and present no danger during construction and while in use.

Read More »
Kitengela township
Self-Build

KITENGELA TOWNSHIP KAJIADO COUNTY

Kitengela is often described as “the best of both worlds” for its closeness to Nairobi, rural feel, affordable land, as well as collaborative and friendly nature of its residents. It is one of the fastest-growing areas according to the 2019 census. Its population has tripled since 2009. Its quick expansion is attributed to a massive influx of middle-class people.

Read More »
Self-Build

COST OF DELAY IN CONSTRUCTION

In construction, people may argue that control is an elusive concept because of the many unforeseen circumstances that occur due to inflation and unreliable vendors who underdeliver. Ecoconcrete beam and block precast slab is changing the narrative by allowing contractors/project owners more control over their construction schedules and budget.

Read More »
Self-Build

CLIENTs STORIES

We’re using beam and block because it is fast, we do not need to cut down a whole forest for support. If you do it the normal way of putting concrete slabs, you’ll need 300 – 500 trees for support, so we decided to go Eco green use beam and block, put it up, and continue construction the next day.

Read More »
Self-Build

BEAM AND BLOCK READY FOR collection

The ultimate goal of every construction project is to remain on scope, within the budget, and timelines. This requires a professional  review of every aspect of the construction project. Ecoconcrete’s floor/roof slab is ready for collection. A cost effective solution that is fast and easy to install with minimal unskilled labour, providing an immediate working platform, No waiting periods no delays. Save both time and money while you’re at it.

Read More »
H.E Mwai Kibaki
Self-Build

Tribute to the late President Mwai Kibaki

The Ecoconcrete Team wish to offer sincere condolences to the family of the late former president of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki and the entire Nation at large. An astute statesman has rested, but his accomplishments live on.

https://www.ecoconcrete.co.ke/ looks at how Kibaki’s legacy looms large in infrastructure

Read More »
beam and block precast slab
Self-Build

precast Slab: the present & future of slab construction? 

The precast concrete slab is a reinforced concrete flooring system that combines ease of construction with structural integrity on your build. The method involves pouring higher strength concrete into a mould while under highly supervised conditions. The procedure prevents environmental variables from affecting the concrete and enhances the strength of the structures that use it. Where other materials would degrade, the precast concrete strengthens with age. It is highly resistant to potential environmental dangers and other elements. Moreover, concrete slabs require less labour, which saves the builder unnecessary labour costs, especially during slab construction.

Read More »
Self-Build

Why do you need a structural engineer for your construction project?

To ensure public safety, all building projects in the country must adhere to the building and safety guidelines in the country that dictate all projects. Depending on the building standards, building codes can be used to estimate the weight of the building, and how it can withstand the effects such as earthquakes, floods, wind or even imposed loads.

Read More »
Precast concrete slab
Self-Build

PRECAST concrete slab QUALITY ASSURANCE

How strong is the beam and block flooring system? In short, it is strong. The answer lies in both the tensile and compression strength and the curing process. Because our products are manufactured at our production yard, challenges that can affect the quality of our products during productions are avoided. The strictly controlled environment allows us to avoid these challenges, the most obvious ones being the temperature and weather.

Read More »
How to get a quotation
Self-Build

how to get a quotation: 5 Key Factors we consider

Getting a quotation for your project is one of the most essential processes when planning a project. Your project cost estimate consists of all expenditures, including site preparation, getting plans, and approvals, constructing and landscaping and finishing touches, which means the client can utilize this important aspect of construction from the initial stages of the project until the end. The procedure is almost the same when seeking a quotation for your floor as it is part of your construction project.

Read More »
Self-Build

Construction industry: Will POLITICAL UNREST affect your construction project?

Politics play a major role in building or breaking a country’s economy. But the construction industry in Kenya is exceedingly imperative in the country’s economy. While political figures use the campaigning period to look attractive and win voters by promising infrastructure upgrades, create regulations, and laws, the construction industry is affected directly and indirectly. How will the political atmosphere in Kenya affect the construction industry?

Read More »
Self-Build

A look around our floor slab production yard

In this video, we take a look at the precast beam and block production process at our purpose-built yard in Athi River. Our Managing Director will talk through our manufacturing method and show you how we create the strength in our beams, as well as the talk about curing times, testing and much, much more.

Read More »
Building code
Self-Build

Building code: is it in need of an overhaul

The Kenya Building Code serves as a guiding document for construction projects in the country. Its rules and ordinance govern all types of buildings constructed in a country, including commercial and residential buildings. The aim of the building code is to help developers meet the minimum standards for your project.

Read More »
Self-Build

Waterproof for Flat roof: all you need to know

The roof of a home is often forgotten, perhaps because it is out of sight. Nonetheless, this relevant part of your building is continually exposed to moisture and other harsh elements, causing weakening and fast deterioration if regular maintenance checks aren’t in place to ensure you get the most out of your roof. 

Read More »
Grouting in beam and block
Self-Build

Grouting In Beam and Block Slab Technology

Grout an essential part of the beam and block floor installation process. When you install the beam and block slab, you need to grout and doing it in the right way can mean the difference between the looks and performance of your floor over time. Grouting the beam and block surface is when everything starts coming together.

Read More »
Self-Build

Covid 19 and the construction industry: A glimmer of hope.

COVID-19 sent shockwaves worldwide affecting economies and industries in this countries. the pandemic brought the world to a standstill in 2020. As kenya moved into the second, third and now the fourth waves of the pandemic we are witnessing a recession of all times. However, diverging recovery paths are emerging. Amid the doom and gloom of 2020, recent vaccine announcements offer some glimmer of hope for 2021 and beyond. It feels like we are seeing the first steps towards light at the end of the tunnel.

Read More »
Self-Build

Flat roof slab system: 7 benefits you shouldn’t ignore

When it comes to building construction, the norm has been to build pitched roofs to achieve a desired appearance. However, times are changing. Roofing is been revolutionized in a sense that building owners and investors are not limited to the usual choices hence the beam and block flat roof slab system.

Read More »
Flooding
Self-Build

Flooding: reducing the Vulnerability of building to flood in Kenya

In Kenya, the populations is harmed by natural disasters such as floods. They are as well at chronic risks of building disruptions, damages and even spontaneous collapse. To address this challenge, the key players are striving to put in place appropriate policies and strategies to increase the resilience and safety of buildin.

Read More »
Kisumu building collapse
Self-Build

Building Collapse: What are The Main Causes

Kenya is an emerging middle income country with a growing economy. However the country is also highly vulnerable to recurrent and risks of cases of major building collapse. To facilitate the construction of safe and resilient buildings, effective building
regulatory frameworks should be followed.

Read More »
Self-Build

Health and Safety and Beam And Block Flooring

Construction Site health and safety is crucial, regardless of its size. Without proper safety measures, workers are at risk of injuries or even death. Let us focus on site safety and safety in the Beam and Block floor installation site.

Read More »
Self-Build

Beam and Block in affordable housing

Kenya population continues to grow every year. With over 50 million people, and most of them in search for affordable housing, the trend is creating a demand for real estate sector. To curb the demand, private companies such as EcoConcrete Ltd are taking measure to come up with affordable housing projects for the everyone.

Read More »
Self-Build

Beam and Block: Using it on extreme slopes

There is a saying that “when the going gets tough the tough get going”. This has proved to be a very accurate statement over the years for many. But we like to think that when the going gets tough, the tough get smarter!

Read More »
Self-Build

How to install Beam & Block

Health and safety procedures must be implemented and the Installation should be carried out in accordance with the Codes of Practice for Safe working environments and the laws of Kenya. Helmet and Gloves are a necessity.

Read More »

EcoConcrete Beam & Block Videos

Need A Free Quote?

Contact us today for a free consultation including, free value engineering and quotation for your project.