PPC Botswana gives away unique Cemcrete finished dream home

10 March 2017

PPC Botswana’s Building Dreams competition has come to an end and the 4-million-Pula house was given to a lucky Kgakgamatso Nthebolan, a young woman from central Botswana.

The competition that ran for a year attracted over 24 000 entries from all over the country.

The PPC Dream house was conceptualised with the intention to provide a unique cement and concrete-based house never before built in the Botswana market.

The house sits on a just over 400-m2 plot.The architectural design brief from PPC was to create a fully integrated contemporary family space.

The architect, Tshoganetso Rantshilo of Architects Collaborative, said the objective was to achieve an environmentally responsive house that showcases the versatility of cement and concrete, and this was the reason behind bringing Cemcrete on board.

“In response to orientation, we decided to place most of the daytime living spaces; lounge, TV room and study, on the north west so that they do not receive direct sunlight – thus making them more comfortable,” he said.

Diffused light is achieved through clerestorey windows.

The house was constructed by Wharic Construction, who ensured that the contemporary look extends throughout.

According to PPC Botswana Sales and Marketing Manager, Tuelo Botlhole, the dream home was constructed under the PPC values and principles, the 5 pillars: safety conscious to ensure no injuries throughout the construction, quality workmanship, on time and on budget and an aesthetically appealing end product.

The house features distinctive cement-based finishes sponsored by Cemcrete.The collaboration between PPC and Cemcrete was ideal as most of Cemcrete’s finishes use cement as the main ingredient.

Cemcrete, along with the architects, specified an on-trend colour scheme of greys and rust with different cement textures.The pool, interior floors, exterior and interior walls, ceiling, kitchen counters and cupboards, counter and bedroom cupboards were all finished with Cemcrete’s range of cement-based finishes.

TswanaCrete, the agent in Botswana that resells the Cemcrete product range, also did all the application of the Cemcrete finishes.

Joanne Sykes, Cemcrete’s Marketing and Sales Director said: “With the PPC Botswana house we want to show the African market the endless possibilities with cement-based finishes, all manufactured in South Africa, making them perfect for the African climate.

The house is the first of its kind in Gaborone and will be the start of a distinctive design style in Botswana.”

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