Wowhouse Building Technologies at Mels Village Kitchen

Klipfontein Road
Rondebosch Village
Cape Town

Wowhouse Building Technologies at Mels Village Kitchen

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Wowhouse Building Technologies specialises in the development of light steel frame and green building technology. They only employ professionally trained building assemblers and the current staff component is 100% women!

The embodied energy of the system they use is 1/4 of traditional brick and mortar structure and its faster, more affordable and offers opportunity for women empowerment in the alternative building industry.

What is Light Steel Frame Building Technology ?

* Tried and tested in Australia, US and Europe for more than 50 years.
* Material incorporates 100% recyclable light steel frames, thermal insulation made of recycled green plastic bottles and asbestos-free cladding, which replaces timber.
* Quality certified materials are assembled by qualified construction teams according to the approved construction code.
* Approvals by a structural engineer ensure integrity in design and construction.
* Light steel frame building has featured on the SABC 3 ' s The Nutsman and on the Ch 55 Home Channel - " Style with Steel "

How does the client benefit?

* 30 % Cheaper than conventional building
* Faster construction time : one third of the construction time
* Approved and certified materials (SABS, NHBRC and SASFA approved)
* Safe : Fire, storm and earthquake proof
* Energy efficiency - thermal insulation ensures much higher energy efficiency in building
* Cleaner technology : embodied energy in wall components is a quarter of that of masonry wall
* Clean and safe building site : professional women teams ensure minimal wastage and optimal safety

They are currently situated at Mel's Village Kitchen

084 493 2654


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