You can now build a house using sandbags

Andy Strydom is the owner of Durban-based company, Eco-building.

He says he focuses on building energy and thermally efficient structures with an emphasis on low carbon footprint building.

Strydom says he started his career in the air conditioning space and now builds houses that don't need air-conditioning.

Their average house builds are in the R1 million-plus range for sandbag plastered homes.

Strydom adds that once the bag is filled up with sand it is about a ruler length and the bags get stacked like bricks. He also says the client gets the benefit of both thermal and acoustic values that sand offers.

Eco-Building structures result in you feeling cooler in the summer months and warmer in the winter months says Strydom.

Cost is always dependent on specification of the build.

Andy Strydom, Owner, Eco-Building

Strydom says once a foundation is laid, the walls can be completed in a week.

That pace of construction cannot be matched with mercenary construction.

Andy Strydom, Owner, Eco-Building

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