Interested in saving on building costs?

Interested in saving on building costs?

Build lighter, greener and faster for less.. A wide range of industries can benefit from the AAC Building Blocks, including those in the commercial, educational, hospitality, industrial, institutional, governmental and residential markets.

Let’s do a comparison of traditional brick and mortar walls versus an AAC wall, in their various thicknesses, respectfully:

(Cost savings: Based on a study from GD Irons -Hatfield, Pretoria)

These are only some of the savings when constructing walls, let us further examine other cost savings that pertain to using the AAC blocks instead of brick and mortar:

  • Transport is a massive cost to take into consideration; most of the Luxury Estates will only allow an 8 Tonne Truck inside the premises to drop off heavy cargo i.e bricks. Conventional bricks will fit 14000 bricks on a 30 Tonne Truck, which roughly makes up 127m² of walling, on an AAC 30 Tonne Truck, roughly transports 2400 AAC Blocks, which make up 360m² of walling and includes the Mortar bags on the very same Truck. Making AAC Blocks go a lot further for less money.

  • Based on a study completed by GD Irons at a site in Hatfield, Pretoria. Speed of construction would be a huge cost saving, because a 110mm AAC block is equivalent to 7,5 times the size of a standard brick, this makes building a 110mm wall 2-3 times faster than brick. A 150mm/ 220mm is roughly the size of 15 standard bricks, making a wall of that thickness 4-5 times quicker than brick. Bricklayers fed mortar from a centralized mortar mixing team (same floor as the bricklayers), manpower structure is 4 mortar mixers feed 18 bricklayers, supplying mortar to the bricklayer in 20 litre buckets. Each bricklayer was expected to lay 100 of the AAC blocks per day (110mm thickness), this equates to an equivalent of 750 bricks per bricklayer per day for 110mm blocks. Waste on site was 1% for this project. Therefore, making it far more cost effective using the AAC Blocks in commercial building applications.

  • During a Residential development, plastering and painting is a cost that simply can’t be avoided, this cost applies both internally and externally of your walls. Using the AAC Building Blocks however, for internal applications you simply apply a 3mm thick Rhinolite directly onto the AAC block and for your external wall, you could use many different types of renders like Terraco, Marmoran, Gamazenith or Cemcrete directly onto the AAC Wall. This is a massive cost saving, on many brick applications they use products like Platliperl in order for the wall to be Thermally compliant, Acoustic and Fire Retardent properties, whereas with the AAC blocks, the block itself has all those benefits on its own.
Jaime De Morais
Jaime recently joined Global Innovative Building Systems (PTY) LTD. Appointed as the Marketing Manager and coming from a digital back-ground, he is implementing new strategies to educate consumers on the various products Global offers including the Owens Corning Shingle Roofing System. His fresh and creative approach will add a new dimension, assisting the Company to grow and reach new heights

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