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Ardhi Na Mbao Mass Timber Kenya

ABOUT ARDHI NA MBAO

Who We Are

Swahili for 'Earth and Wood', Ardhi Na Mbao is a design, build & manufacturing firm committed to the development & use of rammed earth and mass timber technologies as its primary materials and through this mandate, work towards bridging Africa’s gap in appropriate, sustainable and affordable materials that can be leveraged in the promotion of green construction and affordable housing.

WHY MASS TIMBER ?

Mass Timber Advantages

FASTER

Mass timber allows for modularity that decreases construction timeline by at least 25%.

Mass Timber Advantages

LIGHTER

Mass timber buildings weigh approximately 1/5th of the weight compared to other concrete buildings, thus reducing the foundation size, inertial seismic forces, and embodied energy.

Mass Timber Advantages

GREENER

Construction in mass timber reduces CO2 emissions by 30% as compared to concrete.

WHY RAMMED EARTH?

Rammed Earth Advantages

LOWER COST

Rammed earth is made from damp soil and thus readily available on site and if not, is affordable to purchase and transport to site.

Rammed Earth Advantages

DURABILITY

Rammed earth has excellent moisture and fire resistance properties .

Rammed Earth Advantages

ZERO WASTE

Unstabilsed earth is fully recyclable.

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