Low cost affordable housing
Low Cost Affordable Housing
Low cost affordable housing
Low cost affordable housing is produced by speeding up the construction process -
This is exactly what moladi plastic formwork construction system is designed to do.
Speed reduces cost
Instead of using bricks that are produced on a distant brick plant and transported to
the construction site, the moladi walls are produced in a plastic lightweight
reusable formwork system insitu in a day. This process speeds up the building of the
wall, eliminating waste and rework. To construct a moladi wall no skilled artisan or
bricklayers are required. This again reduces cost due to eliminating the variance of
capacity of individual capability of the bricklayer.
All the water and electrical piping is fixed onto the formwork prior to casting the
mortar (Concrete without stone). This eliminates delays and having to chase the wall
for the water and electric piping.
The moladi wall contains steel reinforcing bars to prevent cracking and also to
withstand wind loads (hurricanes) and earthquakes. Therefore the moladi structure
is superior to conventional brick and mortar masonry built walls.
The window block-outs are positioned between the two layers of formwork to create
the opening for a window to be inserted. This allows for any type of window frame to
be accommodated in a moladi wall. The doorframes are also positioned between
the moladi formwork prior to casting.
Roof truss block-outs are positioned according to the roof truss configuration and
eliminate having to beam fill after the roof has been erected. Roof ties are cast into
the wall next to the block-outs and this secures to roof to the structure.
Due to the material properties of the moladi plastic formwork, no shutter release oil
is required to prevent the mortar from adhering to the formwork nor does the wall
have to be plastered as the off-shutter finish of the wall is smooth, eliminating waste
and the need of a plasterer.
The plastic formwork is erected on a concrete raft foundation according to the
specific design required and the manual supplied by moladi. This process
simplifies the erection process and no skills are required to do this task. Local labour
is hired to complete this task in a day. The mould is manually cast or pumped in two
to three hours. The following day the formwork is removed and re-erected on the
next foundation cast a week before to allow for sufficient curing.
This is why is moladi is referred to as the "Henry Ford" of housing - Link
Low cost affordable homes
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