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Prices hardware shops

In order to design a greenhouse, it is of utmost importance to be well informed off the locally obtainable materials. A greenhouse can be built out of different materials and all possibilities need to be explored to make a substantiated decision.
This collection explains the journey we took to come to the right information about materials and techniques needed to build a greenhouse, in case we might decide to design a greenhouse ourselves instead of buying a prefabricated model.

The journey consisted of three materials and techniques that are likely to be used in the design of a greenhouse; Wood, Metal and Welding techniques.

 

Metal

A shop that supplies materials, such as concrete, wood or metal, is called a hardware shop in Kenya. We went to .. different wood hardware shops that sell …… , to get a clear view on what materials they offer and what prices come with different qualities and sizes.

We found out that metal hardware shops can deliver the following rods/bars. All of these bars come in 20 feet/6 meter length.

 

Square

1,0 x 1,0 inches                      600 shilling

1,5 x 1,0 inches                      650 shilling

1,5 x 1,5 inches                      700 shilling

2,0 x 2,0 inches                      750 shilling

 

Cylinder (black pipe)

3 inches in diameter              4000 shilling

 

L-shaped (Angle line)

1,0 x 1,0 inches                      600 shilling

1,5 x 1,0 inches                      650 shilling

 

maze

4 x 8 feet, big holes               600 shilling

3 x 3 feet, small holes                       300 shilling

3 x 3 feet, bendable               200 shilling

 

Iron sheet

3 x 10 feet                              600 shilling

 

Wood, cement, sand and ballast

A shop that supplies materials, such as concrete, wood or metal, is called a hardware shop Kenya. We went to 6 different hardware shops that sell wood, cement and ballast , to get a clear view on what materials they offer and what prices come with different qualities and sizes.

 

The average prices:

Wood:

Round poles                30 shilling /foot

Bar
                                   Type Eucalyptus                                 Type Cypres

4 x 2 inches                24 shilling /foot                                 40 shilling /foot

3 x 2 inches                22 shilling /foot                                 35 shilling /foot

2 x 2 inches                17 shilling /foot                                 25 shilling /foot
8 x 1 inches                40 shilling /foot                                 65 shilling /foot
6 x 1 inches                24 shilling /foot                                 45 shilling /foot
Cypres is strong and straight and of better quality than eucalyptus.

 

Cement:

Type bambun             750 shilling per bag (50kg)

Type simba                 700 shilling per bag (50kg)

 

Sand:
1 wheelbarrow           200 shilling

 

For a surface of 10 x 5 meter, 15 cm thick, one needs 10 bags of cement and 10.000 kg of sand.

 

Ballast:

Big ballast                  350 shilling (1 wheelbarrow)

Small ballast               500 shilling (1 wheelbarrow)

 

Water supply

 

watertank

1.000 L                                   9500

5.000 L                                  35000

10.000 L                                 63000

 

gutters

20 feet in length                    1800

connecting part                      300

water tank connection              600

 

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