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The RDP housing situation is a joke

16 August 2012, 14:24

Yes. I am writing about SA, and something that is idiotic. Bear with me.

This one occurred to me as I was watching buildings go up here. Buildings that go up quickly, because they're wood framed and clad.

Which got me thinking about RDP houses, and how they are built out of blocks (costly and time consuming) by contractors who don't know how to build (expensive and dangerous.)

That brought me back around to vibracrete, and how I've seen garages, buildings and even houses built out of the stuff.

Why is it that not one genius in SA government has considered building housing out of vibracrete?

It could be done fast - cast a series of slabs, and then have a contractor come in and install the vibracrete. Slap a roof on it (flat, about 10 degrees, with IBR sheeting to cope with the water flow) and you'd have a serviceable structure in a matter of days.

The cost would be WAY lower than block too, considering that you can do vibracrete for under R200 a meter, and it's super fast to install - which cuts down labour and over head costs.

Heck, vibracrete is so simple to install that you could train people to do it, and have a community building project up and running in a matter of months, churning out warm, dry, FIRE PROOF shelters in no time.

It's a solution, and a good one.

Which is why it would never happen in SA today. No one actually wants solutions - at least not those people who have a say. Besides - cost and time savings cut down on the opportunity to skim off the top, don't they?

If someone out there could start something like this, however, perhaps they could outrun the free KFC and t shirt brigade, and begin to turn the tide of idiocy.

Let's see though. My guess is it gets filed in the good idea bin.

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