building options

Scroll down to read more about the various building methods we offer to suit whatever the type of building you require.  We will gladly meet with you to discuss the best options for your project.  

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Lightweight steel frame (LSF)

LSF is an established building system utilising light steel stud work frames for the load-bearing elements of a structure. It is the most popular means of construction for domestic housing in many first world countries.

structural insulated panels (sips)

SIPS are a modern high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings such as oriented strand board (OSB).

light steel frame (LSF)
light steel frame (LSF)

Why build with LSF?

  • Engineered building method: materials are optimised = savings & limited wastage.
  • Quick & efficient: save up to 40% time & 15% costs compared to conventional building.
  • Thermal building insulation: up to 5 x better than conventional buildings.
  • Very high degree of accuracy: thus ensuring a perfect construction every time.
  • High strength & protective coatings: no shrinkage, warping, swelling, creeping etc.
  • Ideal for column foundations & suspended floors: reduced cost on uneven sites.
  • Non-combustible & fire resistant.
  • Non-organic: cannot rot, no mould & fungus, no vermin damage.
structural insulated panels (SIPS)
SIPs (structural insulated panels)

Why build with SIPS?

  • Factory controlled manufacturing: fit nearly any building design.
  • Very versatile: Can be used for floors, walls & roofs.
  • Quick & easy: less time on the building site = big savings.
  • Little material waste: much less compared to conventional building.
  • Extremely strong.
  • Very energy efficient: resulting in long-term energy savings.
  • Cost effective: saving time, money & labour.

envirolite blocks & lightweight concrete

Envirolite concrete products are environmentally friendly and easy to install utilising new interlocking block technology.

Envirolite blocks
Envirolite blocks

Why build with Envirolite Blocks?

  • Various walling installations: load bearing walls, infill walling, concrete frames.
  • Lightweight concrete block utilising tongue & groove interlocking system: improve walling alignment & speed up installation.
  • Excellent fire rating: 2 hours.
  • Environmentally friendly: manufactured from recycled polystyrene aggregate.
  • Easy & quick installation.
  • Energy efficient walling & flooring

Envirolite blocks are SABS approved.

Envirolite blocks
Envirolite concrete

Why build with Envirolite lightweight concrete?

  • Environmentally friendly: made from recycled expanded polystyrene beads mixed with special additives.
  • Total dimensional stability: no shrinkage, cracking or swelling.
  • Easy & quick: lightweight, easy to apply & transport.
  • pH-controlled & non-corrosive: do not trigger reactions with other building materials.
  • Energy efficient: meet SANS insulating performance requirements.
shipping containers
shipping containers

SHIPPING CONTAINERS

Using converted shipping containers to build with is a funky alternative to conventional building.

Why build with shipping containers?

  • It’s very cool and different!
  •  Ultimate up-cycle: tonnes of steel are recycled into a building.
  •  Tiny homes rule: if it is not a big & complex build it may be cheaper than a conventional building.
  •  Pod concept: shipping containers make ideal pods.
  •  Robust & strong.Allows for interesting design elements.

Our shipping container conversions adhere to the National Building Regulations and is engineer approved.

timber, bricks & concrete

We also build with more conventional building materials such as timber, bricks and concrete.

When considering different building options think about the following:

  • Ease of use of the building material.
  • The speed at which the building can progress, i.e. faster = savings.
  • Energy efficiency allowed by the building material.
  • Fire rating of the building material.
  • Maintenance that will be required.
  • Environmental impact of the building material.
  • Cost effectiveness of the building method.
  • Design and building accuracy of the building material.

We can match the best building method with what you want to build.