Seven Fountains Primary School Block B Adobe Construction: KZN NIA Journal

Media: Magazine - KZN NIA Journal

Date: Feb 2006



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The School is situated in the Midst of the concrete block RDP township of Shayamoya, Kokstad. Driving around, one is struck by the fact that almost without exception, all extensions made to the poor quality 'match box' houses have been carried out with sun dried adobe blocks. However, critical details are lacking leading to poor quality earth constructions. As such this project sought to improve local skills through training and by building a more exemplary example. 


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