NHC Building Sample House Using EPS Panels

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The National Housing Corporation has begun building sample houses using expanded polystyrene (EPS) panels in bid to demonstrate cost and time advantages of the technology. NHC is putting up two houses - one using the EPS panels and another with the traditional stone and mortar technology - simultaneously at the site where the factory for mass production of the panels is under construction in Mavoko. Both houses are of identical design, built by an equal number of workers and commenced on the same date, the state-owned housing agency said.