About Pholaco, "The Cool Company"


South Africa, Gauteng, Johannesburg

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  • Address : Atlantis Foundries Business Park William Gourlay Street, Atlantis Industrial, 7320, Western Cape Province, Republic of South Africa

  • Phone : +27 (0) 21 577 2601

  • Fax : +27 (0) 86 563 4052

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A complete turnkey solution for your project


Our various divisions allow us to provide you with a complete Supply Chain Management of all your alternative building technologies and solutions.

Pholaco is currently implementing an integrated ISO 9001:2008 Quality/ 14001:2004 Environment/ 18001:2011 OHSAS Business Management System within our manufacturing and construction facilities. Our unique technologies, machines and all other critical to function resources are managed on the abovementioned systems as part of our management team's commitment to ensure sound business practices, process optimisation as well as quality product and services provision.

Continuous process improvement, product research and development for "best of class" product and technologies within the Alternative Building Systems industry is conducted on an ongoing basis to offer the best solutions for our valued clients.

Machine Building

We provide a complete in-house machine design, building and upgrading service for our internal use or that of other manufacturing plants.

Metal Componentry

From the smallest bolt and nut, to the final corners, flashings, light fittings and finishing's, our construction warehouse is ready and able to deliver a completed or flat pack product to your project.

Rapid Building Solutions

We specialize in rapid building technologies that are affordable and offer more long-term benefits over standard building methods.

Value Added Services

Our value added services allows us to provide training and also business opportunities on using our products and services.

We also have a transport and logistics company, allowing us to deliver anywhere in South Africa.

Furthermore, we have a dedicated design and detailing division to assist our clients with their customised building solutions.

Alternative Energy Solutions

Through various partners and alliances we have our own branded wind, solar and off the grid sewerage reticulation systems that allow homes to save money using our environmentally friendly systems.

Business Opportunities

We have countless business opportunities that you can get involved in. Our rapid building technologies and systems allow us to transfer vital skills to communities and create a new breed of vibrant alternative building system entrepreneurs.

Community Building

Pholaco does not only build homes, we provide opportunities and a chance for business and communities to truly benefit from working together to use eco-friendly solutions to build better communities that save our environment and use local materials, jobs and facilities

and much more...

Everything you need for Modern methods of Construction

Modern methods of Construction incorporates design, construction and operational practices that significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impact of development on the environment and people. Modern methods of Constructions are energy efficient, resource efficient and environmentally responsible.

The Modern methods of Construction movement addresses what are becoming the major issues of our time: excess energy consumption and the related CO2 emissions from burning carbon fuels; the pollution of air, water and land; the depletion of natural resources; and the disposal of waste.

In practice Modern methods of Construction measures include:
  • Careful building design to reduce heat loads, maximising natural light and promoting the circulation of fresh air.
  • Energy-efficient air conditioning and lighting.
  • Using environmentally friendly, non-toxic materials.
  • Reducing waste and using recycled materials.
  • Water-efficient plumbing fittings and water harvesting.
  • Using renewable energy sources.
  • Sensitivity to the impact of the development on the environment.
A wealth of local and international research makes the unarguable case for Modern methods of Construction: not only do they contribute to environmental sustainability, health and productivity, Modern methods of Constructions are cost-efficient to operate.

Benefits of Modern methods of Construction

Modern methods of Constructions have lower operating costs, are more efficient, future-proof, provide a higher rate of return and have been shown to promote wellness, healing and productivity.

Research reveals that Green Star SA buildings enjoy energy savings of between 25% and 50% compared to buildings designed to SANS 204 standards. The payback periods of energy and water saving practices are becoming much shorter as a result of increasing utility costs and the wider availability of more affordable Modern methods of Construction technology.

Extensive studies in the United States and Australia have shown rental rates in Modern methods of Constructions to be approximately 6% and 5% higher, respectively.

Decreased operating costs, lease premiums and more competitive, less risky, future-proofed buildings contribute to the value of Modern methods of Constructions. This has been empirically proven in the United States and Australia with 11% and 12% valuation premiums, respectively.

Modern methods of Construction creates a differentiated product in the market, which is viewed as technologically advanced and environmentally and socially responsible. These attributes are positively linked to the company brand and image of the owner and/or the tenant.

Modern methods of Constructions are future-proofed against increases in utility costs, potential energy and water supply problems, tightening legislation, carbon taxes and the impact of mandatory energy efficiency disclosure, as well as costly retrofits or even obsolescence.

The Department of Public Works' planned 'Modern methods of Construction Framework' is likely to include certain Modern methods of Construction requirements for government accommodation. This will increasingly apply to large multi-national tenants too.

Investment in Modern methods of Construction is an integral part of the worldwide trend to more responsible, sustainable and ethical investing.

Improved internal environment quality (IEQ) from increased ventilation, temperature and lighting control, the use of natural light and the absence of toxic materials result in the improved health, comfort and wellbeing of building occupants. This has been shown to increase productivity - always a significant factor in the profitability of a business. Studies show improvements in productivity of up to 20% which easily covers any premium paid for higher quality green space.

Skilled staff members are hard to attract and retain. However, educated people, particularly younger graduates, are increasingly aware of sustainability and wellness issues and consequently, may be more attracted to working in a green environment.

With increased comfort and occupant satisfaction and more flexible spaces, Modern methods of Construction can minimise the costs and impact of churn. With lease terms in South Africa typically ranging between 3 and 5 years, churn represents a significant cost to businesses.

Modern methods of Construction practices can have a significant impact on combating climate change and help to create truly sustainable communities.

Get in touch with us today and discover how we can get you building smarter and how building using our technologies and systems will help save the environment.

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