Stone Construction Print

Background:

  • 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.

Benefits:

  • 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.

Technical Information:

  • 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