- Some of the earth’s oldest structures are constructed of stone
- Local stone is collected and sourced from farms, road cuttings, quarries etc, stone is cut and sorted using local labour.
- This building technique supports skills transfers and entrepreneur initiatives.
- The material can often be sourced from one’s local environment.
- It is usually extremely durable and a very low maintenance material.
- With the correct skills, it can be built without the use of cement.
- Aesthetically very pleasing and ages very well.
- Properly built stone is an extremely durable material.
- Stone has a high thermal mass, which can be used to buffer the extremes of temperature.
- Company Track record/examples of work:
- OR Tambo Narrative & Enviro Centre – Leeupan, Johannesburg, 2010 - 2012
- House Eglin, 2009 – 2011, Gqnube Green Eco Village, East London
- Mamre Tourism Information Centre, Mamre, Western Cape, 2009 – 2010
- House Morris, Barrydale, the Karoo, 2008
- 7 Fountains Primary School, Shyamaya Township, Kokstad, Kwa-Zulu Natal, 2007
- Upgrade of Nieuwoudteville Caravan Park 2004-2007, Namaqualand – Won silver 2005 in the Holcim Awards for sustainable Construction in the Africa Middle East region.
- House McConnel - Betty’s Bay, Western Cape, 2005
- House Brodie - Scarbourgh, Cape Peninsular, 2003
- Mud Gallery - R62 Barrydale, the Karoo, 2001
- House Patience - Greyton, cape Province, 2002
- House Salters – Teslaarsdal, Western Cape, 1999
- House Prinsloo - Elands Bay, Cape West Coast,1998