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what is moladi ?


moladi plastic formwork wall building system and earthquake proof building design



plastic formwork

  In 1986, with the intended purpose of "housing the nations", moladi embarked on an endeavour to develop a system to construct durable structures of quality in the shortest possible time.  This system has developed into a construction technology that addresses four key challenges embodied in the low cost and affordable housing shortages facing developing countries namely: -
  • lack of resources

  • insufficient funds

  • skills shortage

  • time constraint

  • work flow control

  • time constraints

  • waste


how walls are built traditionally          

  • traditionally bricks or blocks are moulded in a small mould and then laboriously stacked by an artisan, sandwiched with mortar to create a wall. 
  • then grind and chop the wall to place water and electrical pipes.
  • then the wall is plastered to cover the pipes and services and to level the wall.

Brick block mortar conventional construction

moladi a unique alternate solution

  • combining a re usable, patented, recyclable lightweight plastic injection moulded form work system, branded as moladi we create a mould the size of the designed house and cast all the services, electrical and plumbing, in situ using a South African Bureau of Standards approved lightweight aerated mortar Agrément Certificate 94/231 creating a cast in situ monolithic reinforced walling system.  Eliminating chasing, beam filling, plastering and waste.  The result, a fast track cost effective, transferable construction technology.


moladi the solution                         

  • recipient of the South African Bureau of Standards Design for Development Award and aims at providing millions of people around the world to obtain equity in their country by providing them with homes that are of a high standard and at a reduced cost.
  • is a unique patented plastic injection moulded form work system, which produces cast-in-place mortar structures.
  • is a fast, simple, adaptable and a low construction cost technological building system.
  • is suitable for all types of buildings, yet it is highly suited for use in mass housing markets, without compromising quality.
  • utilizes indigenous materials to produce high standard permanent structures that are earthquake, cyclone and tsunami resistant.
  • is unique in that it forms all the walls in a building simultaneously. At the same time, it brings to field construction all the benefits of a factory assembly line - quality work, by unskilled workers at a maximum rate of production.
  • is versatile and allows for easy adaptation to varied  design specifications, whether they are schools, homes, clinics or factories whist maintaining  design aesthetics for social acceptability.
  • promotes a high standard in the construction industry.
  • is successful in alleviating many of the logistical problems facing the construction of affordable repetitive housing projects.
  • creates a high production output capacity
  • facilitates the possibility for many in situ structures to be built in just one day.
  • is amortized over many re-uses, reducing the cost of construction and transportation significantly.
  • far outweighs poorly designed and costly concrete-block and masonry structures, as they often fail to timeously meet the requirements of mass housing schemes.
  • does not rely on traditional skilled labour and can employ the local indigenous unskilled community.
  • train local contractors and entrepreneurs to use our technology and, in turn, empowering communities to build quality structures. Jobs are created within the community and members become participants in the construction of their homes.
production rate
one house in one day with one mould
more houses in one day with more moulds
earthquake proof building design