Firm thrives with eco-friendly construction
The latest trend for Property investors is choosing designs that incorporate a strong eco conscious philosophy on sustainability of natural materials.
The fact that steel is 100 percent recyclable has resulted in a huge demand for this product as a building material throughout South Africa, says Charl van Zyl Chief Executive of Silverline Group, a leading Light Steel Frame company in South Africa.
Previously the steel frames were externally cladded using either timber ,fibre cement boards or osb boards. Currently they are using a unique green product Magnaboard, these boards are made from Magnesium Oxide, and are recyclable, a proven fire retardant, mould free and the best insulator during both summer and winter
Charl says “ light steel frame construction is suited for the residential, commercial and institutional markets. The construction is cost effective with a limited wastage i.e. 2 percent on site compared to the 30 percent wastage in conventional building methods . An additional benefit is that steel is stronger than bricks and mortar. Added to the advantages is that construction time is faster than traditional building methods and this ensures early occupation and there is up to a 40 % saving on electricity.”
Charl concludes “We are very excited about the sustainability of Magnaboards and already this year we have secured 30 new projects where these boards will be used.”
Please contact Charl van Zyl 021 851 1292