Housing Finance, MRM in roofing deal

December 18, 2009

, ATHI RIVER, Kenya, Dec 18 – Housing Finance has signed an agreement with Mabati Rolling Mills (MRM) to enable home developers conveniently access roofing solutions.

Speaking after the signing agreement, the Managing Director of Housing Finance, Frank Ireri said developers have already indicated a strong desire for simplifying the transaction by looking to one single source to obtain all of the services they need.

“Through bundling of products and services, we will not only offer developers the most attractive rates and the broadest menu of products; it is also good for the builder from a control standpoint, and as a new business opportunity as well,” said Mr Ireri.

Developers will access MRM roofing solutions through Housing Finance’s property point.

Property point is a one-stop point for property developers, estate agents, suppliers of housing and construction materials and customers it is designed to make the process of property acquisition easier.

Property point has already put in place partnerships with developers, real estate agents under one roof providing access to a variety of options for either construction and or ready-built properties.

The Director, Mabati Rolling Mills, Hirji  Shah said installation of corrugated roofing panels is not only cost effective but also a much more time-effective process than other roofing materials.

“Corrugated roofing has grown to be a popular cost effective choice for roofing material for structures of all purpose, from homes to office buildings due to its proven ability as an effective roofing material available in a number of style, colour and material combinations,” said , Mr Shah

MRM is a flagship company of SAFAL Group serving Africa and other part of world since 1961. MRM manufacturers Cold Rolled steel, Galvanized steel, colour coated steel, Aluminium–Zinc coated steel and various types of roofing profile sheets.

MRM has partnered with the leading South African firm, Mitek Industries, to provide cost effective roof building solutions for Residential and Commercial Buildings under Safal Mitek.

Mr Ireri said the firm is in the process of signing strategic partnerships with leading suppliers of building and construction materials.

“Property Point has capacity to enter into strategic partnerships with suppliers of building and construction materials to make all these services accessible under one roof,” said Mr Ireri.

In 2007, Housing Finance launched Makao, a product which provides potential home owners with a one-stop construction solution.

Makao is convenient building solution that aims to help potential home owners who already own a piece of land to build a home cost-effectively. Housing Finance manages the whole process on behalf of the prospective owner.

The Makao solution brings together a consortium of professionals in the construction industry including: Architects, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Structural engineers, Legal Advisors, Services Engineers and Contractors.

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