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HomeProject SectorBuilder, Contractor & EntrepreneurBuild Faster And Cost Effectively With Hydraform Interlocking Block Technology

Build faster and cost effectively with Hydraform Interlocking Block Technology

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Benefits of using Hydraform Technology

  • Save up to 30% in construction costs.
  • Faster and Easier construction.
  • High Quality facebrick like finish.
  • Mobile machines enable you to make blocks where you need them.
  • After sales support to ensure NO 'Down time' on your site.
  • Low machine maintenance costs.

Hydraform M7MI

Manufactures ±2200 Interlocking Soil Cement Blocks Per Shift

The Hydraform M7MI Super is the most popular choice with Hydraform clients. This machine includes a compression chamber, diesel engine and pan mixer all mounted on a robust trailer for transport. This machine is ideal for remote areas/building sites where electricity is not available.

7 Ways Hydraform Interlocking Technology Saves you Money, Time and Increases your Productivity

  1. Local Material – Hydraform blockmaking machines hydraulically compress soil (earth) mixed with cement into solid blocks.
  2. Cost effective production – Hydraform interlocking blocks are manufactured with only 10% cement to achieve 7MPa blocks after 14days of curing.
  3. Cost effective construction - No burning of blocks – cure for 14days during site clearance and laying foundations.
  4. Speed - When cured, the soil-cement blocks can be dry-stacked in the superstructure representing as much as a 30% saving in cost and time.
  5. Reduced labour costs – Interlocking blocks can be laid 3 times faster than cement blocks therefore less labour time per house and faster construction.
  6. Local Delivery - Hydraform machines are mobile for onsite block production and reducing transport.
  7. Earth (soil) blocks are thermally efficient reducing energy requirements, cool during warm weather and warm during cool weather.

What others have built with the Hydraform Interlocking block technology

Delivering Green Housing en masse


National Housing Corporation (NHC) Tanzania is responsible for affordable quality housing delivery in that country. Since its formation, NHC has embarked on more than 5 000 units of affordable housing projects all over the country.

The reference project in Dar es Salaam involved the construction of 201 houses using the Hydraform Building System. Analysis after the fact revealed that this project was completed for 30% less than the cost would have been if conventional brick and mortar systems had been used.

Known as the Kibada project, it was the first green housing project undertaken in Tanzania. NHC also used special airflow systems in the houses to improve cooling, thereby minimising the energy required for cooling by the inhabitants. Other benefits include lower construction costs, higher strengths, faster construction and the creation of employment at various sites.

NHC had procured 15 Hydraform blockmaking machines for these projects, each of which can produce 2 000 blocks per day, translating to enough blocks to build a single 85m2 house every week. The machines are being deployed at affordable housing projects around the country, with assistance from local Hydraform partner Newton Trust.

NHC’s other 20 projects range in size from 14 to 54 affordable houses and include full town development including shops and nursery schools. Other community facilities have already been completed and many are ongoing. Importantly, every project has the mandate of developing skills to provide maintenance and building services to the community after the project is completed.

But the Kibada project in Dar es Salaam remains the flagship, having being extended into Mwongozo, where 208 houses are currently being built to standards prescribed by the NHC. In the process, more than 500 direct jobs and over 800 indirect jobs were created – all while building housing for over 1 000 people.

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Email: sales@hydraform.com.

Telephone: +27 11 913 1449.

Whatsapp/SMS: +27 83 566 3917.

Please note our office hours are Monday to Thursday 08:00 to 16:30 (CAT) and Fridays 08:00 to 15:00 (CAT).

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