Status: Inactive
Company: Abkin`s Housing System (Pty) Ltd
Tel: (011) 873 3642
Email: n/a
Address: P O Box 9275 ELSBURG 1407

Approved Extract

The building system consists of a factory manufactured structural module 11,0 m long x 7,0 m wide x 2,5 m high. External walls consist of four combined loadbearing and shear wall panels with mild steel channel side, top and bottom frames, lipped-channel vertical studs and horizontal noggings, cross-braced where required. Walls are clad internally with X-rated gypsum plasterboard or fibre-cement boards and externally with fibre-cement boards. External walls are insulated. Internal walls are of similar construction or conventional drywall partitioning.


The steel roof construction supports profiled, galvanised steel sheet which is side stitched to form a diaphragm distributing horizontal loads to the shear walls. Alternatively, conventional roof trusses support concrete tiles in which case cross-bracing in the plane of the ceiling is required to support the tops of eaves and gable walls.
Foundations and surface bed are conventional.


This Mantag certificate covers the use of the Abkin`s J1 Building System in selected areas in all climatic zones of Southern Africa for the erection of single storey buildings for the following uses:

Mantag certificates are a distinct type of Agrément certificate, based on acceptable safety and health criteria for houses and related outbuildings, non-residential schools and primary health-care centres in areas where the local authority is of the opinion that the type of construction is appropriate, given that in these areas it is of paramount importance that buildings be erected at the lowest possible cost.

If the conditions of this certificate are complied with, Agrément South Africa is of the opinion that the Abkin`s J1 Building System will be fit-for-purpose, and can therefore be regarded as complying with the functional requirements related to safety and health contained in the National Building Regulations. In general, however, Mantag criteria permit a lesser level of performance than would be expected from buildings erected in accordance with the deemed-to-satisfy rules contained in SABS 0400-1990, The application of the National Building Regulations.