Project profiles

Alternative Housing Tender Show House

Project Title:  Alternative Housing Structures

Location:  Ntuzuma E, KwaZulu Natal

Client:  Human Settlements & Infrastrucutre

Project Manager:  Groundwork Project Managers

Architect:  ReMorphe Architects

Structural Engineer:  Terry Prince

Contractor:  Use-IT

Construction Period:  June-July 2014 (5 weeks)

Use-It trained 3 new builders and provided technical aspects to the build for the duration of the construction.


  • Construction of a 42m3 Housing Unit for eThekwini Low Income Housing Projects

  • Comprising of 2 bedrooms, separate shower, bathroom and open plan lounge / kitchen

Technical Aspects:

  • Raft type foundation used

  • 7" CEB walls throughout

  • All walls skim plastered (5mm-10m)

  • Standard wood roof trusses and cement root tiles

  • Self-Coat painting system used for all walls

  • Ceiling and insulation

  • Paved around the perimeter of the unit using CEB

Wildlands Depo Sorting Facilities

Project Title:  Upgrade of Wildlands sorting facility

Location:  Midmar Dam, Howick, KwaZulu Natal

Client:  Wildlands Conservation Trust

Contractor:  Singh's Construction

Business Partners:  CEB blocks sponsored by                                         UNILEVER

Construction Period:  June-July 2013 (3 weeks)

Use-It provided the technical support and training of the building team.  Regular site visits provided the opportunities for additional training and quality control throughout the process


  • This project was managed and funded by Wildlands Conservation Trust

  • Use-It provided technical support and training of the build team.

Technical Aspects:

  • 10" (256mm) CEB used to enclose existing shed structures

  • Wall height up to 5m

  • Walls left in their natural state without being bag washed

  • Regular site visits to oversee quality of the build

Materials Summary:

  • 10" CEB (256mm)

  • Slurry

  • Cement


  • Use-It trained 7 new builders

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1A Shongweni Road

Hillcrest, 3650

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