SA Affordable Housing November - December 2018 // Issue: 73 - Page 28

PROJECTS All social housing projects must adhere to the minimum specifications as required by the SHRA. The most important issue for any development and for this project in particular is meeting the SANS 10400 regulation – governed by the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC). Much emphasis is placed on the quality of construction, while also considering alternative building technologies and energy efficiency. Compliance and quality control is another issue to consider during this project. Building inspectors from NHBRC and the Gauteng Provincial Human Settlements Department conducted site visits on a regular basis to ensure compliance and quality assurance. BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT The kitchen area in the unit. β€œIn Ekurhuleni social housing is regarded as a catalyst for urban renewal and urban regeneration within inner cities,” explains Mojapelo. She adds that Ekurhuleni is an The living area in one of the units. REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE carpets and cost savings on the maintenance. Aluminium windows, sliding doors and built-in stoves in the kitchen are also included in the units. Some of the products used for this project include facebrick, aluminium windows, tiles, sliding doors, stoves and rain water harvesting tanks for irrigation. The units are designed to relieve long-term maintenance requirements and for this reason, the exterior of the units are a combination of grass and paving. The bathroom which includes a shower, toilet and basin. 26 NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2018