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Prices of reinforcement steel bars in Kenya and most popular brand

Prices of reinforcement steel bars are critical to the cost of a construction project. The bars are used with concrete in civil engineering structures to create structures that are concrete reinforced like beams columns and slabs. Getting the best prices for this important construction material will have an overall impact on the cost of a construction project.

Back in 2017, Kenya followed the likes of Uganda, in banning the use of twisted bars for concrete reinforcement in construction. This was attributed to new engineering findings that had triggered reservations over the structural properties of twisted bars that make them not the best candidates for concrete reinforcement. Instead, just like many other countries in the region; Kenya resolved that only ribbed steel bars shall be manufactured and offered for sale in the country.

A ribbed steel bar is a type of deformed, high strength steel that is manufactured by controlled cold twisting of hot rolled bar. This bar has projections on its surface known as ribs hence the name Ribbed Steel Bar. They vary in sizes, ranging from 8 mm to 40 mm wide. These bars possess certain characteristics that make them preferable to twisted bars in reinforcement of concrete.

High-yield ribbed bars have minimum guaranteed yield stress of 420n/mm2, tensile strength of 500n/mm2 and a percentage elongation of 10%. Accordingly, 420n/mm2 is generally used in design as the characteristic value for the yield strength of high-yield ribbed bars.

Prices of reinforcement bars in Kenya

Structural properties is not the only reason ribbed reinforcement bars were preferred to twisted bars; cost saving was another factor. Apart from being able to bend through 180 degrees without a crack or fracture of any form, their structural properties makes it possible for them to be welded by electric flash such as arc welding and butt welding. These bars boast of excellent bonding properties than ordinary twisted bars hence the end hooks are unnecessary. Therefore, their use cuts the cost of reinforcement up to 30 to 40% hence they are very economical.

A survey of various hardware stores in Nairobi shows that despite the availability of different brands in the market including Apex, Doshi, Tononoka, Accurate etc., the prices of reinforcement steel bars is entirely based on a willing buyer willing seller on the different sizes of the rebars. The different sizes are denoted as D8, D10, D12 and D16 (D standing for diameter). D8 prices range from 450-500 Kenya shillings, D10 650-700 Kenya shillings, D12 900-950 Kenya shillings while D16 1600-1650 Kenya shillings; all 40 feet long, with Apex being the most popular brand.

Prices for Deformed Bars provided by Apex Steel
D8 – Ksh 530
D10- Ksh 760
D12- Ksh 1100
D16-Ksh 1950
D20- Ksh 2800
D25-Ksh 4600
D32-Ksh 7660
Price provided by Apex steel
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Dennis Ayemba
Country/ Features Editor, Kenya


  1. Require the following D metal baars
    D16 100pcs
    D12 20 pcs
    D10 550 pcs
    D8 200 pcs
    What will be the factory prices

  2. Deformed Bars
    D8 – 530
    D10- 760
    D12- 1100
    D20- 2800
    For The best Quality steel available in the Market ,
    Come to Apex steel
    Email:[email protected]

  3. I would like to invest in hardware business at Malindi and I want to get things wright away from factory.Shall you still offer transport

  4. D8-495
    Hoop Iron
    Binding wire also available
    We also sell tubes,ZEDS,Pipes,Barbed Wire and Chain link.
    Call/Text/WhatsApp 0768819304 to order

  5. I need D10 35 pcs D8 25 pcs, wall pass 25kg in kisumu, kindly se me the catalogue

  6. *Give me quotation for the following delivered to kamulu*

    D12- 60pcs
    D8- 80pcs
    Cement- 100pcs
    Biding – 1roll 10kg
    Nails -3” 10kg
    Wiring pipes- 1bundle

  7. Reliable supplier of :
    D8- Kes 465
    D10-Kes 665
    D12- Kes 960
    D16- Kes 1700

    Call 0798 54 3030 to make your order and inquirie

  8. Hi. Am Anne Maina from Naivasha. I would like to enquire the prices of D10 and D8 steal plus 20kg binding wire. As well transport at Naivasha.

  9. How much is tube gauge 16 size 3×2,2×2,2×1,1×1 3/4 and furniture pipe am at thika where can I get them at a fair price.

  10. Comment:nataka kufungua biashara ya vyuma eg 1 by 1, 2by2 , flats , T ,Z etc what are the prices am from migori

  11. I want to buy tubes for my new house under construction doors and windows. These are gauges 16 and 18 of 2×2 inches. Would you please send me your price catalogue and where i can get the materials. I am in Thika road specifically in Ruiru town . I am sure your products are among the best in the market and your prices very competitive. Hope to hear from your soonest.


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