The cost of construction materials for buildings has increased by up to 6.5 percent due to supply chain challenges as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
A report by the Architectural Association of Kenya says the health sector has registered increased construction activities as most health facilities have embarked on construction of COVID-19 centers.
The cost of owning and renting a house might increase in the near future as construction material costs escalate.
According to a report by the Architectural Association of Kenya, COVID-19 restrictions in China has impacted the cost of construction material.
The situation has affected low cost housing projects and might see some developers cutting back on some projects.
Developers are being encouraged to procure construction material and personnel locally for sustainability of projects.
As residential construction slows, the health sector has seen increased activities as both private and government health facilities, race to build COVID-19 centres.
The Architectural Association of Kenya is calling on developers to construct houses with amenities such as isolation rooms and ventilations that can support home owners during a pandemic.