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How to Start a Brick Making Business in Kenya

ByTristram Ouma

Mar 27, 2023
How to Start a Brick Making Business in Kenya

Last updated on March 2nd, 2024 at 05:40 pm

Starting a brick making business in Kenya can be a lucrative venture if you plan it well. This guide will provide you with essential information on the starting costs, location, requirements, market size, earnings, and pros and cons of starting a brick making business in Kenya.

Starting Cost Breakdown

ItemCost (in KES)
Brick-making machine100,000 – 150,000
Raw materials (sand, cement, water)50,000 – 70,000
Land lease30,000 – 50,000
Labor20,000 – 30,000
Miscellaneous expenses20,000 – 30,000
Total starting cost220,000 – 330,000

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Choosing the right location for your brick making business is crucial. Look for areas with high demand for bricks, easy accessibility, and availability of raw materials. Ideal locations include urban areas, construction sites, and industrial zones.

Requirements: To start a brick making business in Kenya, you need the following:

  • A brick-making machine
  • Raw materials (sand, cement, and water)
  • Land to set up your brickyard
  • Labor to operate the machine and help with other tasks
  • Business registration and permits from relevant authorities
  • Marketing strategy to reach potential customers

Market size

The demand for bricks in Kenya is high due to the booming construction industry. The market size is estimated to be around 2 billion bricks per year, with a potential growth rate of 10% per year.

Earnings per day

The earnings per day vary depending on the number of bricks produced, selling price, and operating costs. On average, a brick making business can earn between KES 10,000 to KES 50,000 per day.

Pros and Cons


  • High demand for bricks in Kenya
  • Good profit margins
  • Possibility of expansion and diversification
  • Employment creation


  • Initial investment costs can be high
  • Competition from established players
  • Unpredictable weather conditions affecting production
  • Dependence on the construction industry

Conclusion: Starting a brick making business in Kenya requires careful planning, research, and execution. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can start a successful brick making business and tap into the growing construction industry