Greenhouse Construction In Kenya


Greenhouse construction in Kenya for your crop is a key consideration in commercial greenhouse farming. The right structure guarantees yield, efficiency, and profitability. Grekkon Limited makes daily field visits to farmers in Kenya training them on how to construct a greenhouse. Below, we share our key considerations when we visit grow


Kenya's greenhouse construction company

Co-joined vented type greenhouses

Greenhouse Construction In Kenya

There are 3 key considerations:

I. Budget

  • A galvanized steel greenhouse lasts longer and is more expensive than an aluminum paint coated one
  • The steel internal cop support structure makes it costly but provides good mature crop support

Cost of a greenhouse in Kenya

These are prices for galvanised metallic greenhouse tunnel type structures with a 1,000L tank, and a full irrigation system. Note that it does not include the internal steel crops support structure. This price includes all greenhouse materials in Kenya.

Greenhouse Type
Plant population Tunnel Type Cost Open Ventilated Type Cost
Greenhouse Size 15M x 8M 500 – 600 KES 290,000 KES 330,000
20M x 8M 650 – 725 KES 300,000 KES 340,000
24M x 8M 750 – 800 KES 320,000 KES 350,000
30M x 8M 1,000 – 1,200 KES 460,000 KES 540,000
40M x 8M 1,300 – 1,500 KES 575,000 KES 655,000
15M x 16M 1,000 – 1,200 KES 460,000 KES 555,000
24M x 16M 1,500 – 1,600 KES 620,000 KES 665,000
30M x 16M 2,000 – 2,400 KES 900,000 KES 990,000
40M x 16M 2,600 – 3,000 KES 1,100,000 KES 1,240,000

C. Large
From 800M square. Kes 850 per meter square. We customise our price according to size, and your greenhouse budget


II. Location

In the cool highlands, build a tunnel type to retain heat during the cold nights. In the warm lowlands, construct the vented type to moderately high temperatures during the day.

Vented type greenhouse is more expensive than tunnel types

III. Crop type

Mono color roses or other mono-color flowers will have yellow polythene covering. Multi-color flower crops and vegetables will have a clear polythene cover

Steps on greenhouse construction in Kenya

i. Choose your greenhouse size according to your budget

ii. Select your greenhouse type according to location

iii. Choose your polythene color according to your crop type

iv. Level the area where your greenhouse will stand

v. The 2 longer sides of the greenhouse will face eastwards and westwards. However, consider the wind direction too

vi. In the tropics, your greenhouse will be 5 meters tall or higher


Misters for irrigation in a seedling propagation unit by Grekkon Limited

Seedlings propagation in a greenhouse

Greenhouse Construction In Kenya FAQs

a. What materials are needed to build a greenhouse?

  • UV treated greenhouse polythene
  • Steel pipes
  • Insect netting
  • Profiles and wires

b. Can I grow year-round in a greenhouse?

Yes because the crop is protected from the elements of weather

c. Do greenhouses make money?

Yes they do with a high-value crop


Wooden greenhouses in Kenya

Growing herbs and spices in a wooden greenhouse

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Established in 2017, Grekkon Limited is a Kenyan agribusiness company. It specialises in the provision of; - Irrigation systems - Greenhouse construction - Dam liners installation - Water pumps - Solar dryers construction - Agriculture nets - Borehole drilling The company has operations offices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Meru, and Nyahururu

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