DECOLITE SA | Lightweight Alternative Building Materials South Africa

DECOLITE lightweight building materials offer the latest in technology when it comes to alternative building methods. The product has been in existence for a period of nearly 15 years and we have completed projects all over the African continent. It is a versatile, lightweight alternative building material which allows for complete design freedom in construction.

Architectural profiles cut from EPS

The Decolite lightweight building profiles are created by first wire cutting the required shape from a solid block of high-density EPS. Once the shape has been created, the shape is then sent for coating in the spray booth. The Decolite coating encapsulates and seals the surface with a structural polymer. This rigid polymer coating gives the finished product its heavy-duty durability for internal and external applications.

Concrete and Steel replacement: Advantages over other Construction Material

The Decolite EPS profiles replaces standard construction materials such as gypsum, concrete, aluminium, PVC, Perspex, steel, and fibre cement, to mention a few. It is constructed from long lasting polymer that offers the realism of Stone, Plaster or GRC – without the disadvantages. Unlike concrete and some other construction materials, Decolite will not rot, warp, decay, or become unduly affected in harsh climatic environments.

The Decolite lightweight building profiles are created by first wire cutting the required shape from a solid block of high-density EPS. Once the shape has been created, the shape is then sent for coating in the spray booth. The Decolite coating encapsulates and seals the surface with a structural polymer. This rigid polymer coating gives the finished product its heavy-duty durability for internal and external applications.

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS:

Specialized Construction Detailing: Architectural Design Aesthetics

Decolite offers 3-dimensional functionality while adhering to the aesthetics of any architectural design trend. With Decolite we are able to manufacture any design as a relief, and our interpretation of your design requirements results in award winning aesthetics excellence. The securing of the product may be done with either a chemical or mechanical fixing system, or a combination of both depending on the wind loading, size of profile and application.

Modern and Custom-Made Construction Materials

Our modern and custom-made building profiles are designed to meet your specific requirements and can include any small detail applicable to the overall design and functionality of you project. There is no limit to sheet sizes or radii, inner or outer curves, size of drip points or any other detail pertaining to your required profile. Architecture and Design is given a whole new dimension when considering alternative building materials in construction, resulting in ambitious light weight solutions.

Call us now for more information on Decolite where design is not restrained.


About Frascada

The Decolite system of light weight elements was developed by Frascada Projects in 2002. The then waterproofing, and concrete structural repair contractor, was working primarily with polyurethanes and epoxy’s, and was seeking a new avenue for these materials. Through extensive research into building materials and systems, a unique need for lightweight decorative elements was found, and so the development of Decolite began.

From humble beginnings in a small storage facility, Derek Frasca began developing Decolite architectural mouldings. This small company soon transformed in to a major force in EPS mouldings, not only in South Africa, but in Africa as well.

The original design was high density Expanded polystyrene, wire cut to any 3 dimensional shape and then coated with a mixture of polyuria and sand. This process has now developed into a range of systems to suit specific conditions and requirements.

The development of these systems now offers architects and designers complete freedom in design while ensuring a hard wearing casing for external and internal applications. With the advancement of technology and constant R&D, we are now able to offer a selection of finishes, which includes simulated concrete.

With a small passionate group of employees, Decolite has grown into a recognized brand now housed in a 2000m2 factory in Krugersdorp Johannesburg.

The factory and installation crews supply profiles to projects all over South Africa and have worked as far afield as Accra Ghana, Lagos, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, and Mozambique.

We are pretty sure - there are NO limitations.

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