Our Services – contact us if you have any questions!
We support you in setting up and launching a TwistBlock factory.
We support independent organizations / individuals in setting up TwistBlock factories by:
- Assisting with factory design and implementation
- Technical support for construction
- Training for TwistBlock manufacture
- On-going quality control assistance
- Specialist mix-design to suit the local raw materials
TwistBlocks are manufactured in the first Start Somewhere factory in Kibera, Nairobi.
A second, independent factory is about to begin production in Ahero.
A third factory will start production in South Africa before the end of 2022.
TwistBlock moulds from PERI are being produced in an existing PERI plant in South Africa since this year.
We do Architecture and planning for your TwistBlock project.
In a first step, we discuss your ideas and requirements for the project with you and define the time frame for the individual construction phases. Fundamental questions are answered in this phase, if possible on the basis of a joint site inspection: Where and when should construction take place? What is the building to be used for? Is the site suitable for the building project? What are the financing options? Finally, we document the results.
We create a first concrete design with our Advanced Parametric TwistBlock planning software as well as a cost estimate and match it with the financing specifications. We put the essential processes of the planning and construction process into a schedule. On the basis of this information, we draw up a project contract (FIDEC Contract) tailored to the project.
The required services are coordinated with the specialist planners, such as structural engineering. We create a true-to-scale visualization of the object. In this phase, we also take care of the preliminary negotiations regarding approvability, clarify ownership conditions, building specifications and the zoning of the property.
Approval planning seamlessly follows on from the results of the previous phases. The previous designs are used to apply for approval of the building project. The architect packages the results of the preliminary design into plans ready for approval, which meet the requirements of the building authorities. With the forms, calculations and construction plans required by the office, the application for the construction project is submitted.
Further elaboration of the design in the form of a detailed TwistBlock layout. We calculate the required quantities of building materials for the preparation of the bid documents.
We commission a partner organization with the casual labor management on site.
Coordination of contract awards, solicitation and review of bids
Supervision and coordingation of the execution of works and reconciliation with the building permit. Documentation of the construction process, cost control, detection of defects, supervision of the elimination of detected defects.
Inspection of the object after completion of the construction to identify defects. Coordination of the elimination of defects.
We sell TwistBlocks in our local factories
We visualize your TwistBlock project
We create professional architectual visualizations to support your fundrasing based on the baseline survey of your project.