Company: Masonite (Africa) Ltd
Tel: +27(0)31 304-3231
Address: Masonite (Africa) Ltd
Reappraisal No 1
The Masonite Hardboard Dry-fill Building System consists of:
- a compacted earth floor or conventional cast in situ concrete surface bed;
- treated, slabbed timber poles planted in the ground, treated timber wall plates, roof trusses or rafters;
- conventional lightweight roof sheeting (eg steel or fibre-cement sheets);
- Masonite hardboard (shiplap weatherboard siding outside and standard hardboard sheets inside) fixed to each side of the timber poles and held rigid with patented steel clips;
- a suitable dry earth fill in the cavity between the Masonite hardboard cladding.
Upgraded versions of the system include a concrete surface bed and insulated or uninsulated ceilings.
This MANTAG certificate covers the use of the Masonite system for the construction of simple, detached, single storey houses and small, ancillary, free-standing buildings such as outside toilets in selected areas in all climatic zones of Southern Africa.
MANTAG certificates are a distinct type of Agrément certificate, based on accepted safety and health criteria for houses and related outbuildings,in areas where the local authority is of the opinion that the type of construction is appropriate, given that in these areas it is paramount importance that buildings be erected at the lowest possible cost.
If the conditions of this MANTAG certificate are complied with, Agrément South Africa is of the opinion that the Masonite 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.