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SIMPLE

Such a simple way to build. You don't have to be a skilled bricklayer to get your walls straight and vertical. The FinnBUILDER™ positively engages over the row below, so it is like a train on a railway track, like a monorail, it can only follow the row below. That is how simple it is to build straight walls.

The mixtures that we give you and the panel release system on our machines, mean that you don't need to plaster the walls after building. Simply float off the walls and paint. Your home will look just like a plastered home. See the Gallery for an idea on how beautiful the finish is.













Build electrical conduiting into the wall, or use a dummy while building, so you don't need to chase the wall afterwards. So easy!

QUICK

It takes just under two minutes to fill, compact and move the FinnBUILDER™ forward. In doing that, you will lay 240 FinnBUILDER™ sections a day or the equivalent of 2880 stock bricks a day. (each FinnBUILDER™ section is the equivalent of 12 stock bricks).

A qualified bricklayer will do 400 to 700 stock bricks a day (some are faster and others are a lot slower). The main criteria is to build with quality however, because what you build with FinnBUILDER™ is going to be around for the next 150 years!

LOWER COST

Building with FinnBUILDER™ costs just R164 / m2. This includes materials, labour and floating but before painting.

Building with bricks costs R315 / m2. This also includes materials, labour and plastering but before painting. You save R 58 000 building a typical 200 m2 house with FinnBUILDER™ rather than with bricks.

Click on our detailed Cost Comparison for more information.

STRONG

FinnBUILDER™ walls are extremely strong. Follow the concrete mixes which we give you and your walls will cure to a strength between 15 to 20 MPa. Cement stock bricks are manufactured to just 5 to 7 MPa.

LOOKS GREAT

Float or plaster the wall once finished and you house will look just the same as any other plastered home anywhere else. It will just be a lot stronger. See our Gallery for some of the beautiful homes that people have built for themselves.

REPUTATION

Homes built since 1946 are still in excellent condition. See our Gallery for details. Also read our Family History Below.

TRAINING

Our hands on training courses are proving to be increasingly popular with many trainees reporting substantial success with their building projects. The Detailed Construction Guide that comes with the machines, tells you WHAT to do. Training shows you HOW to do it. The more difficult items are done as practicals. A big confidence builder.

DRYING TIME

It takes between one and a half to two hours for the first course to dry, before it will be strong enough for you to build the second course. However, you don't have to wait for 2 hours between rows because the first row is drying while you carry on building.

A typical situation is that you start building at point A at 08H00. By the time you get to the end of you fist row at point B at 10H30, point A is now dry enough for you to start the secong row at point A. You can start the third row at 13H00 and the fourth row at 15H30. At the end of the first day you will be just 900mm high right around your entire project. End of day two 1.8m high and end of day three 2.7m High.

If you need to build up faster than this, use rapid hardening agent such as Drikon and do to 8 rows a day.

CRACKING

Cracking in concrete comes primarily from:

a) Concrete being allowed to dry out too quickly.
b) Too many fines being used in the initial material.
c) Too much water used in the initial mix.

Follow the mixes given in our Detailed Construction Guide and cure the walls (water at least twice a day to prevent them from drying out too quickly in the sun) and you will not have problems with cracking.

BONDING

Ensure a proper bond between rows and sections by using brickforce every second row, interlocking all corners and internal walls and curing the walls well as above.



HOME CONSTRUCTION

Welcome to FinnBUILDER ...
the smart way to build

This is the easiest system of house construction, commercial property construction or industrial property construction. In fact it's the easiest way to build just about anything. It's half the cost of building with brick, double the strength and twice as fast. FinnBUILDER is an innovative alternative building system which is fully accredited and backed by major Banking institutions.

 


LOW COST HOUSES CONSTRUCTION

As winner of the All Africa Innovative Housing competition run by the South African Government, the NHBRC and ABSA Bank, FinnBUILDER can claim to be Africa's best building innovation. It is an alternative building system. The system makes use of easy to operate concrete slip forms and 15 MPa reinforced no-slump concrete. This ensures that structures are strong and yet all of this is achieved at surprisingly low cost.

 


AFFORDABLE HOUSING
CONSTRUCTION

FinnBUILDER is uniquely positioned to assist developers to contain building costs and maintain quality standards. Substantial cost savings are achievable. On a 200 m2 house and boundary walls, a developer will save about R 80 000. On a 300 m2 house, savings of about R 130 000 are being realized.