Floor finishes to finish up that low-cost house.

February 6th, 2019 / 0 comments

If you are going to build a “low-cost” house, it must be built on low-cost land, using low-cost technologies and should ideally be finished with low-cost but durable and strong finishes. Tiling is the most desired house floor finish in Uganda and maybe because of this demand and the fact that the material is mostly imported, it tends to beRead More

The Eco House 2.0

February 6th, 2019 / 0 comments

Building on this post and train of thought, we have developed a concept for sustainable stand-alone houses. These houses have; modern open plan living room with a kitchen island, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. This house plan fits on and is ideal for a 50 x 100ft plot of land. We have improved the design in The EcoHouse 2.0. Solar power andRead More

3D printing as low-cost construction technology

January 29th, 2019 / 0 comments

A happy new year (2019) to you our dear readers. At A2Ug Designers & Builders, we like to think outside the box; to solve longstanding problems with sustainable solutions. 3D printing is all the rave right now in the technology circles. You could literally use it to make anything. We must awaken to the potential of 3D printing as low-costRead More

The Eco House

October 17th, 2017 / 0 comments

Building on this post and train of thought, we have developed a concept for sustainable stand-alone houses. These houses have; modern open plan living room with a kitchen island, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. This house plan fits on and is ideal for a 50 x 100ft plot of land. These eco-friendly houses shall be built using “interlocking stabilized soil blocks”, whichRead More

Sustainable Housing

October 17th, 2017 / 1 comment

Earth bag Technology really is the cheapest construction technology, using dirt dug up on site when excavating for septic tanks and soak pits. It is labour intensive but easy to learn and replicate. Interlocking Stabilized Soil Blocks are a much more conventional low-cost technology that can utilize the same soil on site while not being as labour intensive and providingRead More

Design Build Process

Why Design Build

September 11th, 2017 / 0 comments

Design Build refers to a form of construction contract and relationship between developer / client / owner and contractor, where the contractors design the project that they will build as opposed to bidding on ready plans/ designs provided by the client. It is ideal for those who would like to build within budget as soon as possible. At the designRead More

Do it yourself Cabin

Do It Yourself

July 11th, 2017 / 0 comments

You can plan and build yourself a small house, cabin in the woods, farm house, gazebo, pergola etc. If you are a hands-on type and you do not mind getting dirty, this could be a cost saving and skill building experience. Let us begin with the how. Find out as much information as possible on your intended project, Google it,Read More

Killing Mould

Killing Mould

March 11th, 2017 / 0 comments

How to treat mould? Well it is commonly assumed that the best way of doing this is using bleach. However, if you do use bleach you will experience several things: The mould will return quite soon (bleach only works on hard surfaces and so will not kill the mould ‘roots’ in any porous material) It will smell terribly You willRead More

Damp Problem

Damp Problem

February 11th, 2017 / 0 comments

Damp problems are very common in houses old and new. They manifest in the following ways; peeling, blistering and scarring of painted walls, loose plaster in unpainted walls and mould in areas of the wall, floor or roof. How to prevent these problems: Ensure all house foundations have; high enough foundation walls, well selected and compacted hardcore, blinding to stopRead More

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