According to the UN, the world needs to build more than 2 billion new homes over the next 80 years to accommodate a rapidly growing population. In Africa the problem is particularly acute with 8 countries alone currently suffering housing shortages of 33 million units.
In addition, conventional construction products such as cement, bricks, blocks and timber are becoming scarcer and more expensive leading low income-earners to build from whatever materials are to hand. Such properties are vulnerable to flooding, earthquakes, cyclones, fire, rot and termite infestation.
QUIKBILD is a revolutionary, patented product and off-site building system resistant to all such disasters and which can be manufactured locally using very little, if any, traditional materials. Capable of producing up to 15,000 homes a year, QUIKBILD is a low-cost, prefabricated, load-bearing and sustainable system saving on raw materials, transport, time and cost whilst providing much-needed employment.
The product is also environmentally positive, possesses excellent sound attenuating characteristics and thermal insulation properties. It is lightweight but as strong as concrete and can be used to construct high-rise apartment blocks as well as commercial and industrial properties.
QUIKBILD now has an agreement to develop the system in an African country as a blueprint for roll-out across the continent. Finance of £50,000 is sought to unlock this opportunity.