Welcome to Low Cost Housing International (LCH)
Stabilized Earth Brick (SEB) Technology
Why choose LCH?
As a successful part of The RoadPacker Group of companies we benefit hugely from the soil stabilization research and development undertaken by RoadPacker International Ltd. LCH offers a complete package for the provision of low/medium cost housing. Our housing technology is very simple – an interlocking clay brick system, treated with our ionic clay stabilizer formula. This alters the clay and improves its engineering properties - including compaction, density, bearing strength and safety (i.e. – fire). This provides a low cost, durable product that can meet the needs of the millions of low cost housing units required annually around the world.
LCH has provided products and services to the housing industry since 1998. We have expanded products and services to include special community re-development projects, incorporating environmental management with effective social and community sustainable modelling.
What's it all about?
The primary purpose of LCH/RoadPacker, SEB technology is to support and encourage low cost housing in any country where there is a distinct lack of conventional housing. Our biggest advantage - is that our response is immediate. Not only can our product be used in the planned creation of new permanent communities - but more dynamically in the unplanned event of natural disasters. When typhoons, flooding, and earthquakes render thousands of people homeless - the immeasurable benefits of this system of home building really kick in. The ability of disaster rescue units to offer immediate effective assistance is dramatically enhanced because they need very few raw materials. They can move into a declared disaster area and begin to provide the rudimentary requirements for that community to return to a position of normalcy.
Benefits of the SEB building system
- it is truly low cost
- it is the most energy efficient building system
- it produces attractive buildings of high strength
- it has a host of environmental advantages over other building systems
- it uses the most widely available and least expensive building material in the world - earth
- it involves unskilled local people in erection of the buildings - thereby encouraging 'ownership'.