The innovation of the rib and block system with a Fire Rating certificate and thermal insulation.

We specialise in light, eco-friendly precast concrete solutions FOR BEAMS,SLABS AND STAIRS, EASY TO HANDLE AND INSTALL FOR THE CREATION OF A MONOLITHIC STRUCTURE.

Cobute in July

The Cobute precast decking was the only system available in South Africa that could bring our design to life
— Customer

This three-storey house in Somerset West was built on clay. This difficult soil required the use of Geoplast Modulo for elevated raft foundations. The structure included the Cobute precast shutters for stairs and decking, working with a very interesting scope, as the client wanted to avoid the use
of downstanding beams with a span of 7m centre to centre for a total of 561 sqm. Read more to see how what solution Cobute devised. Spoiler alert: it all went very well!


Laboratory tests conducted by the Department of Civil Engineering at UCT on behalf of Cobute have shown that beams constructed using the Cobute precast system have a higher bending moment capacity (approximately 10%) and practically the same shear strength capacity, compared to conventionally cast beams. More structural benefits with easy installation. The full report can be downloaded here.

Cobute slabs are manufactured in a wide range of thicknesses, from 150 to 350 mm, in 25 mm increments. Request the Residential and Commercial loading charts to assist you in the slab design and reinforcement selection in your next project.

Cobute takes care of your structure: precast R.C. shutters for beams, columns, decking and stairs


Thanks all for the wonderful enthusiasm and all the bricks you have sent our way!

Due to space constraints, please note that we won't be able to accept ecobricks anymore. Do not despair! Please contact Candice from Waste-Ed on for info on more drop off points! 


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