Skip to content

Low cost housing south africa, Social housing projects

South Africa’s low-cost housing

Prefabricated Building with Karmod
A tried and tested Prefabricated building system for the new century that matches quality with delivery speed and gives the owner a magnificent opportunity to gain some easily learned construction skills that result in a substantial cost saving.

Yet for a vast number of people in South Africa, displacement and land economics mean that the form of housing constructed by the state is that of the single dwelling home. Low cost housing traditionally takes the form of simple brick structures in monoculture swathes.

With the likelihood that this is going to continue as a prominent model going forward, the opportunities for housing innovation are very real. Improvements in speed, cost and quality are all needed.

Many different housing models and systems have been proposed as solutions to the low cost and informal housing market around the world. Every engineer has an idea for a quick way to build houses, and the chance of seeing an architectural competition that doesn’t propose a new form of modular (and almost always shipping container based) low cost housing is rather slim these days. So rather than a new proposal, it is useful to filter those options by examining the constraints and opportunities around low cost and informal housing in South Africa.

Flexible & Adaptable Prefabricated Building Kits
The Karmod prefabricated cavity wall system allows for no compromise in quality, as well as providing the customer with maximum flexibility in modular house design. If you do not select one of our standard units, merely fax or email us your design. We will adapt it to our system, cost the prefabricated kit and assist you in the process of finalizing the project in record time.

The Prefabricated house is delivered in kit form, foundations dug, and erected in two days complete with roof, doors, windows, full electrical reticulation and plumbing. Completion requires plastering of the exterior wall panels, laying the concrete floor, painting and glazing.

Where soil conditions involve heaving clay, or there is the danger of flood or of earthquake, we have designed structural features that cater for these adverse conditions.

Low Cost Affordable Prefabricated Housing
Costs are saved by the completion process being controlled either by the end buyer, or on their behalf by track housing contractors who need to concentrate only upon a few elements. Thus costs can be cut drastically as the vagaries of site time and crime are minimised.

Many different housing models and systems have been proposed as solutions to the low cost and informal housing market around the world. Every engineer has an idea for a quick way to build houses, and the chance of seeing an architectural competition that doesn’t propose a new form of modular (and almost always shipping container based) low cost housing is rather slim these days. So rather than a new proposal, it is useful to filter those options by examining the constraints and opportunities around low cost and informal housing in South Africa.

by info
2016 Eylül 18
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Note: You can use basic XHTML in your comments. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS