Construction is an ever changing market. People used to use - and some still use - stone, mud, hay, rammed earth, etc. but the world doesn't stand still and if you keep doing the same old things you are actually going backwards. Technology has advanced past the old mud huts and even the typical brick structures we predominantly use in South Africa are not the most advanced structures.
Overseas most of the residential houses are built from wood frames and clad in a material with insulation in the walls. But what about South Africa? Are you aware that houses can be built with EPS (Extruded Polystyrene). Helm Construction has partnered with Imison on a number of projects since 2011 to build houses, apartments, warehouses and commercial buildings using their patented Imison walling system.
Check out some articles about their product below: