faqs

Building designs

Building designs

Q: What are Kwikspace’s units made from?
A: As we have a number of modular offerings available, the main components which make up the units range from 40mm polyurethane filled, steel skinned panels to 112mm structurally insulated panels (SIP) KwikMAX panels, which offer a more permanent solution. Our skilled staff will assist you in selecting the correct product to meet your requirements.


Q: Does Kwikspace provide buildings in various designs according to different client requirements?
A: Yes. We offer flexible design options and strive to provide buildings as near as possible to the design that clients require, in accordance with our standard panel dimensions.


Q: Is Kwikspace able to provide a full turn-key solution to a project requirement?
A: Yes. We are indeed able to do so, should the size of the project be of this nature and provided that detailed specifications, including site condition and site contours are supplied.

We specialise in the supply, manufacture and construction of prefabricated buildings and sub-contract portions of packages to accredited suppliers for civil engineering, concrete works, external reticulation, and for the provision of major equipment such as generators, water treatment and sewage treatment plants.

In addition, we gladly recommend entities that are able to assist with camp catering and operations for the duration of the project, should this be a requirement.


Q: What is the difference between prefabricated buildings and containers?
A: Our prefabricated buildings are made with insulated panels whereas containers are uninsulated. Prefabricated buildings also have greater dimensions than containers that have an internal height of 2.4m and a width of 2.4m.


Q: Are Kwikspace’s buildings fire proof?
A: Across the full range of Kwikspace products, we offer low fire risk-, 30 minute load bearing- and 60 minute non-load bearing-solutions. These are all tested in accordance with SANS10-400 specifications in independent laboratories.


 

Lifespan & maintenance

Lifespan & maintenance

Q: What is the expected lifespan of Kwikspace’s products?
A: Our 40mm polyurethane panel-buildings have a lifespan of 20 to 30 years. Our KwikMAX product has a lifespan of at least 20 years but is considered a permanent building solution with an unlimited lifespan provided that buildings are correctly maintained. To maximise lifespan, buildings must undergo maintenance annually or bi-annually.


Q: What are the maintenance requirements for Kwikspace’s buildings?
A: Like any other facility or home, our buildings require standard household maintenance.


 

Delivery & set-up

Delivery & set-up

Q: In which areas does Kwikspace operate?
A: a) Our mobile and rental units are available from our factories in South Africa in
Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Kathu. These branches not only offer support
within South African but also to Lesotho, Swaziland, southern Mozambique, Botswana and Namibia.
We also have facilities in Mozambique, in Tete, Pemba and Palma. From here, we are able to offer
support to Malawi and southern Tanzania.
b) Our site-erected units are offered throughout sub-Saharan Africa.


Q: How long does it take to construct a Kwikspace building?
A: Three to eight weeks, depending on the size and location of the project.


Q: What is the lead time on purchases?
A: For rental units the lead time is normally a few days, and for permanent custom built structures/ units the lead time is typically four to six weeks.


Q: What total surface area is needed for the unit as well as for the turning circle so that the truck may depart from site?
A: We require an entry point between 4m and 5m wide and a direct line of 24m for offloading and positioning purposes.


Q: Will clients require a permit from the municipality to set up Kwikspace units in a residential area?
A: Yes, clients will need permission from the respective municipality as our units are classified as industrial buildings.

Safety & quality

Safety & quality

Q: What standard codes and quality systems does Kwikspace comply with?
A: We conform to the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and SANS 10400 for all our building designs, unless otherwise specified by the client’s local standards. We are furthermore ISO 9001 certified and are currently in the process of obtaining OSHACT 18001 certification.


Q: What guarantee is offered on Kwikspace’s products?
A: We offer a one year guarantee on our products from the date of sign-off on the completed project.


Q: What sets Kwikspace’s prefabricated buildings apart from other similar products?
A: Our buildings are constructed with a higher thickness steel grade material than the industry norm and our units are insulated with polyurethane foam, which has excellent thermal and density properties. Most of our competitors’ products contain an expanded polystyrene (EPS) core with 0.4mm galvanised painted steel cladding. The Kwikspace panel is coated in 0.5mm aluzinc painted steel which has much better corrosion resistance than normal galvanised steel. This adds to the longevity of the buildings. To obtain the equivalent thermal properties of the Kwikspace 40mm panel, a 60mm-thick EPS must be used.