electrical conduiting into the wall, or use a dummy while building,
so you don't need to chase the wall afterwards. So easy!
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).
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!
with FinnBUILDER™ costs just R164 / m2. This includes materials,
labour and floating but before painting.
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.
on our detailed Cost Comparison for more information.
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.
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.
built since 1946 are still in excellent condition. See our Gallery
for details. Also read our Family History Below.
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
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.
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.
you need to build up faster than this, use rapid hardening agent
such as Drikon and do to 8 rows a day.
in concrete comes primarily from:
being allowed to dry out too quickly.
many fines being used in the initial material.
much water used in the initial mix.
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
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.