Raubex completes RDP multi-storeys at Riverside View

09 March 2018

Raubex Building has completed another successful RDP housing project in Gauteng, constructing 480 units at Riverside View south of Diepsloot in the Fourways area near Johannesburg.

The company’s work on the R75-million Riverside View RDP Multi-Storey project – implemented for developer Valumax – began in June 2016 and ran through to October 2017. Raubex contract manager, Jacques Vermaak, said the smooth construction process was due to strong collaboration between all stakeholders.

“The community, the City of Johannesburg, Valumax and the Raubex Building team all played their part to achieve the highest quality in everything we did; this led to a rapid rate of production, with enviable standards that must rate among the best in any RDP construction project.”

“We work with the community and have a target of 60% locals in our workforce,” he says. “This means engaging some inexperienced workers, and then guiding and training them through the project. A skilled community liaison officer facilitates the resolution of any issues that may arise.”

The client required construction of 15 four-storey buildings at Riverside View, with 32 units per building. These were the first four-storey buildings erected for RDP housing in Johannesburg, said Vermaak making it a flagship initiative for future multi-storey RDP units.

“Quality control was an important aspect of this project, with the buildings’ quality and finishes being inspected regularly by engineers, the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC), the City of Johannesburg, building inspectors and Valumax’s own quality control team.”

Each Riverside View unit comprises two bedrooms, an open plan kitchen, a living room and one bathroom. As per the specification, the walls were skimmed and painted inside, and a bath, toilet, basin and stand-alone sink installed. The units have their own water meters, electrical prepaid meters, and high-pressure solar geysers on their roofs.

Raubex Building’s reputation has built on a number of successful projects for Valumax, including RDP multi-storeys (two floors) and gap houses in Clayville, Midrand, as well as gap houses at the Riverside View site.

Raubex Building’s credibility is also enhanced by its position as a member of the JSE-listed Raubex Group. It started as Raubex Housing in 2012, and the company broadened its horizons beyond just housing into commercial developments in 2015, hence its current name.

Vermaak says Raubex Building’s completion of the 480 units is helping to reduce the housing back-log in the Johannesburg area, and the company is will complete over 400 more units there early in 2018 – with hopefully many more to come. Valumax’s ‘mega-project’ at Riverside View will see construction of over 9 600 residential units, a real contribution to meeting the country’s ever-growing housing needs.


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 RIVERSIDE PIC 01 : Raubex Building has notched up another successful RDP housing project in Gauteng.

RIVERSIDE PIC 02 : Raubex Building has completed 480 units at Riverside View, south of Diepsloot.

RIVERSIDE PIC 03 : Happy residents of the new Riverside View RDP housing project.

RIVERSIDE PIC 04 : The Riverside View RDP multi storey project completed by Raubex Building.

RIVERSIDE PIC 05 : The completed Riverside View RDP multi storey project constructed by Raubex Building.

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