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  • One third of all landfills worldwide are construction waste. Credit: The Californian

Environmental Cash

December 2nd, 2019|

By Dr Doug Potter When you drive by a construction site for a building or home that’s being renovated, it is very common to see a dumpster/skip parked outside loaded down with bricks, lumber and [...]

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How to build it clean and green

November 28th, 2019|

By Eamonn Ryan Unfortunately, when it comes to building affordable housing developments so as to be ‘affordable’, many developers continue to build as cheaply as possible rather than employ the number of energy savings practices [...]

  • Table 1: Key differences in deceased estate processes

Case study: winding up an estate

June 25th, 2019|

The Transaction Support Centre (TSC), an action-research housing advice office in Khayelitsha, Cape Town has been in operation since July 2018 and has seen more than 160 clients with various housing-related issues. […]

Making the competition green with envy…

May 30th, 2019|

A leading provider of innovative green building systems used in a wide range of industries including residential, education, medical, farming and commercial facilities is taking on the affordable sector. By Intastor | All photos by [...]

  • In 2016 alone, world cement production generated about 2.2 billion tonnes of CO2. Image: Pixabay.

Concrete’s green challenge

March 1st, 2019|

Concrete has cemented its role in the affordable housing space but is criticised for not being ‘green’ enough. By Warren Robertson Much emphasis is put on the affordable housing sector to build homes in a [...]

  • Inclusionary developments must be considered as a solution to the housing backlog and also cater to a wider income bracket. Image credit: SA Property Insider

Affordable housing: what SA needs

February 26th, 2019|

By Future Cape Town director, Rashiq Fataar The overarching definition used in describing affordable housing, is housing units that are affordable to a section of society whose income is below the neighbourhood’s median or average [...]

Affordable homes driving property growth

January 24th, 2019|

Homes in traditionally affluent areas are no longer driving property growth in South Africa, with sectional title proving to be increasingly popular. Pam Golding Property Group chief executive Andrew Golding, says the percentage of freehold [...]

Cutting costs on plumbing may cost you more

January 24th, 2019|

By Warren Robertson It can be tempting for developers to cut back on the products used for plumbing in an affordable home but industry experts warn it can be disastrous and end up costing much [...]