Monolithic Cast Structures

Monolithic Cast structures

Low cost housing - Monolithic building system


Monolithic Cast structures
Monolithic Cast structures

Reduce cost of housing construction

Decent low cost affordable housing is one of the key factors in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. It is not just about putting a roof over someone’s head. Academic research proves that access to a clean and stable home implicates an improvement in security, health and education.

Moladi, a South African based company established in 1986, makes housing accessible to low-income people through innovative and eco-friendly technology

The Moladi system consists of a reusable and recyclable plastic formwork
mould, which is filled with stone-less concrete and a special chemical
additive. This additive ensures that, once the mortar is set, the framework can
be removed – and reused up to 50 times. According to the founder Hennie Botes, the brickless walls can withstand all types of weather. The formwork is lightweight allowing easy transportation. Due to the simplicity in design and the
repetitive application scheme, construction costs can be reduced significantly.
The Moladi model is not only cost-effective but fast, to: Botes comments that
the wall structure of a house can be completed within one day. A further plus
point, especially in remote areas, is that the construction does not require
heavy machinery or electricity.


Reduce cost of housing construction


With the motto “Train the unemployed to build for the homeless” Moladi combines construction with economic development. The company offers training locally for the unemployed thereby creating jobs and empowering the community as a whole.

Due to the simplicity of the approach, construction techniques and skills can be
transferred in a short time. In this way, the communities benefit from
affordable shelter and skilled entrepreneurs (in the area of low-cost housing)
at the same time. Moladi’s success in over 20 countries shows that affordable
housing is an important key in finding solutions to promoting security and
alleviating poverty


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