Is buying a new house better than adding unto your current house

Building a House Addition, the pros & cons Whenever interest rates drop and home equity loans become affordable, the sound of workers frantically building house additions become louder and louder. The house addition is the single most expensive home remodeling purchase a homeowner will ever make. Unlike an interior paint job or landscaping, a house addition is one project that …

The best time to build a house

With the decision to build a home comes many questions, but perhaps none bigger than ‘when is the best time to build?’ Getting the timing right when building your home is very important in order to minimise construction delays and subsequent unplanned costs. The most important consideration when building a home is weather. In poor weather conditions, your build can …

How long does concrete take to set?

The quick answer to this question is, if you want to know how long before the neighborhood kids can’t leave finger prints on your new paving, in about 24 to 48 hours. The truth is Concrete never actually cures 100%. It will always be in a state of hardening. For concrete there is no Cure! The continual hardening or referred …

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Why Concrete Slab’s Popularity is on the rise in South Africa

For construction professionals who install structural building products, chances are you’ve already heard of concrete slabs. There are many good reasons why construction professionals choose concrete slabs as opposed to steel. You don’t need to look far and wide to get to the bottom of why this concrete slab design is growing in popularity in Mpumalanga. You can read more …

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Concrete Flooring from Cement slabs in Mpumalanga

Concrete Flooring basics: Concrete flooring for domestic applications in Mpumalanga At Pro Rib and Block we work with strong concrete slabs to create suspended concrete flooring but we have noticed that people often do the basics wrong, and if the foundation isn’t good it can effect the rest of the building. We expect concrete flooring to last for many years, …

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Concrete slab floors

Concrete slab floors come in many forms and can be used to provide great thermal comfort and lifestyle advantages. Slabs can be on-ground, suspended, or a mix of both. They can be insulated, both underneath and on the edges. Conventional concrete has high embodied energy. It has been the most common material used in slabs but several new materials are …

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Rib and Block Concrete Slab Advantages

Here is why you need to use the Pro Rib and Block slab system. The technology in doing concrete flooring very quickly has been updated during the past few years. Rib and block concrete slab systems has been designed for easier installation and quicker building times. For those who don’t understand what this Rib and Block means. The two-part system, …

The Benefits of a Pro Rib and Block concrete slab system

There are only 2 main ways to construct a floor slab – conventional cast-in-situ and the rib and block system that we here at Pro Rib and Block supply. With a conventional concrete slab, all the components are assembled on site in mpumalanga and the entire concrete slab has to be shuttered and all of the concrete poured on site. …

Building UP versus building OUT

There are two main ways to add onto a house: horizontally or vertically. This is often decided by the purpose of what you are adding on — kitchen additions have to go out, for example — but it’s not always that easy to decide. In Mpumalanga where there are more hills than level sections building a concrete slab second level …

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Concrete slab installations in less than a week

It is time for that first floor installation to be done but you don’t know where to go in Mpumalanga and what it will cost and how long it will take. With the professional help of the Pro Rib and Block team we can have concrete slabs delivered to your building site anywhere in Mpumalanga. We have been in the …