Homes and Construction

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Better to own a small house than rent a mansion,...

John Sserwadda, 36, a site engineer, started the journey to build a house for his family in 2004. A friend took me to his boss, who was about to start...

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When slide gates become fatal

Last month, a fouryear- old boy lost his life when his head was smashed by a gate at his parents’ home in Ntinda. He had joined a security guard to open...

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Shield your house, kick out the heat

Mariam Siama recently left her workplace at around 4:30pm and rushed home, thinking it was the best place to rest after a hard day’s work. But she could...

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Bricks vs blocks

Traditionally, it has been a custom to build residential houses using bricks or blocks

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Cut costs with a plastic bottle house

For generations now, baked bricks, tiles, concrete and rocks, among other construction materials, have been essentials in construction.

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Stone foundation better near water body

Living by a water body can be idyllic with gorgeous views and plentiful recreational and leisure opportunities on and in the water. For many, it is a dream...

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How to manage trees in your compound

Trees have for generations been important for furnishing us with two of life’s essentials, food and oxygen.

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Why you need a boundary mark for your land...

Many people want to know their boundaries when they are buying land. This has become very critical in these times where land grabbing and trespass are...

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How to construct on a soggy plot

When buying a land to build a house, many factors come into play when choosing the location. Your dream location may not be available or even affordable....

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Hunting for a house in Kampala

I have gotten acquainted with Kampala’s nooks and crannies; I have driven on the dusty roads of this beloved city in desperate search of a place to lay...


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US coronavirus deaths exceed 100,000...

Europe meanwhile has slowly started reopening businesses as outbreaks on the continent slow, but Italy and Spain lack the firepower of richer European nations to rebuild their economies.