The Cobute staircase system has been selected for the construction of the the luxurious residential units at Afrique Verte, Franschoek's very first eco estate. Developed by Surrey Holmes Properties, the estate takes a holistic approach in minimising its residents' impact on the environment.
Eco Homes at Afrique Verte
The eco homes have been designed and built with a responsible approach to natural resources; each plot has been fitted with water-wise boreholes and a Solar Power system, installed by MLT Power. The design favours sustainable solutions as well as elevating community living, with the creation of mesmerizing communal spaces like the organic veggie garden and a natural pool.
The patented system by Cobute for stairs was the natural evolution of the beam and decking system. With its left and right girders and interlocking panel and ribs, the Cobute stair does not only offer structural integrity, but its intuitive installation favours the upskilling of the construction team on site while minimising room for mistake, as the principal reinforcement in the structural element has been fixed in the factory.
The stair' finish adds a unique element to the homes, designed drawing inspiration from Franschhoek Vernacular and Italian high-end simplicity.
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