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Pre Cast Walling

Welcome to World Breaker Bricks

 

We have been in the Construction Industry for the past six years. Throughout our service we’ve had astonishing customer referrals and the best reviews in Zimbabwe. Our aim is to serve customers with the best service at affordable prices at the fastest speed  with efficiency and durability reliable.  We strive to keep our standards thus putting World Breaker Bricks & Hardware way above our competitors. Our project managers pay attention to detail when it comes to providing services, giving  our clients a peace of mind. In the construction industry we are a one stop shop.

 

Key Services Offered :

  • Durawalls: Pre-cast Walling, Pillars, Stone & Bricks
  • Fencing: Aluminum, Wood, PVC, Wrought Iron, Vinyl, Chain Link, Electric, Bamboo & Farm
  • Building: Foundation, Brick Laying, Plastering & Electrical Installations. Welding: Wrought Iron, Gates, TV Stands, Windows & So much more.
  • Roof Installations & Repairs: Zinc, Asbestos, Tiles, Trusses & Ceilings. Renovations: Shop, Office, Domestic/Home.
  • Tiling: Bathroom, Wall, Floor & Roof.
  • Painting, Plumbing & Truck Hire.
  • Carpentry: Kitchen Units, Ceiling, Partitioning, Shop Fittings, Roof Leaks, Timber, Stair Case, Trusses, Wooden Window Frames, Wardrobes, Garage & Building Doors
  • Bricks: Common, Farm, Red Common, Face, Solid, Rock Face, Antique, Cobble, Sand Blast, Smooth Face, Common Burnt Clay, Fireclay, Concrete, Sand Lime, Fly Ash & Goliath
  • Pavers: Zig Zag, Hexagon, Waves, Cross Dumble, Cube, Dumble, Fan, Mirror, Square, Trihex Board, Trihex Groove, Trihex Yellow & Unipaver

10

Team Members

 

128

Projects Done

 

52

Awards Won

 

87

Happy Clients

 

2012

Established

 

Durawalls & Fences

Types of Durawalls & Fences are: Pre-Cast Walling, Pillars, Stone & Brick, Aluminum, Wood, PVC, Wrought Iron, Chain Link & Electric Fences

Carpentry

Kitchen Units, Ceiling, Partitioning, Shop Fittings, Roof Leaks, Timber, Stair Case, Trusses, Wooden Window Frames, Wardrobes, Garage & Building Doors

Sand

Pit Sand, River Sand, Quarry Stone & Quarry Dust

Bricks

Red Common, Face, Solid, Rock Face, Antique, Cobble, Sand Blast, Smooth Face, Common Burnt Clay, Concrete, Sand Lime, Fly Ash & Goliath

Pavers

Zig Zag, Hexagon, Waves, Cross Dumble, Cube, Dumble, Fan, Mirror, Square, Trihex Board, Trihex Groove, Trihex Yellow & Unipaver

Services

Building, Electrical Installations, Gate Welding, Roof Installations & Repairs, Renovations, Tiling, Painting, Plumbing, 5000 Ltr Water Tank & Truck Hire

Our Core Services

Sand & Cement Products

PPC CEMENT, PMC CEMENT, RIVERSAND, PITSAND, QUARRY STONE & QUARRY DUST

Construction Services

BUILDING, ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS, ROOF REPAIRS, TILING & PAVERS

Carpentry Work

CEILING, FITTED WALL WARDROBES, DOORS, PARTITIONS & OTHER CARPENTRY WORK

Bricks

INDUSTRIAL, STANDARD, COMMON, FACE, GOLIATH, BIG MAC, HANDMADE BLOCKS & MACHINE PRESSED BLOCKS

Walling & Fence

PRECAST WALLING, PILLARS, PANELS, STONE, BRICK, ALUMINUM, WOOD, CHAIN LINK & WROUGHT IRON

Services

5 000 LITRES WATER TANK FOR HIRE, PAINTING, WELDING, PLUMBING & TIMBER SALES

Question & Answer

What is the schedule, and how will we be notified of variations?

A clearly outlined and agreed upon schedule is one of the most important parts of every construction project. Every project large or small should have a schedule that details which days work will be taking place and what benchmarks to expect. This gives the client a way to check on the work and know deadlines are being met.

What method of communication can be expected?

Though we may have preferred methods of communication, our client will have ideas about how they want to be communicated to. Daily call or emails and cloud based schedules are offering more opportunities for clients to receive information as work is being completed. We make sure everyone goes in to the project knowing what to expect.

Who will typically be on-site during the days of construction?

Depending on the size of the project, the list issued out is very specific. We make sure our client knows who will typically be on the job, and if any extra team members will be brought in. Temporary skilled labour may be hired to help complete a project on time, workers with specified trades such as plumbing may only be on site for a short while and there may be a separate crew responsible for clean up so we make sure our client is in the loop.

How do you protect your worksite, and your client’s property?

Protecting our valuables and our client’s property from theft is a large priority for us. In addition to making sure any pre-existing structures or property isn’t damaged, we make sure we can account for all valuables belonging to our construction team as well. A prepared security plan is issued out during the course of the project and we make sure to communicate that plan to with our client.

Is there a particular part of this project that is concerning or troublesome?

In any construction project there can be unknowns or an area requiring extra attention and clarification. Talking about these concerns upfront can help get a handle on potential problems, saving time and money. We typically recommend for clients to be as forthcoming as possible with their contractors about using temporary and leased construction staffing to avoid surprises or delays.

How will change orders be documented?

Changes in scopes and prices will be documented and included in the construction contract. We make sure we have a plan in place to document any unexpected changes.

Will you be reachable during non-business hours?

Yes our clients can contact us on our cell phone numbers in the event of an after-hours emergency

Will we be meeting regularly to discuss the project?

Regular weekly meetings or bi-weekly meetings helps everyone review progress and potential changes as they happen. This is a good time to designate a team member who will be responsible for keeping up communication and attending meetings in your absence.

What communication can I expect when decisions need to be made?

There are many opportunities where critical decisions need to be made, and they may not always occur on a schedule. Even with a standing meeting, unexpected issues may arise that require decisions being made immediately. Whether you use spreadsheets or written documentation, we make sure we present any decisions in a clear, organized manner.

What type of documentation can I expect?

Construction projects necessitate a lot of paperwork. From end-of-project paperwork to mark-up plans, be sure to keep copies of all documents exchanged between us and the yourself. We’ll ensure you receive all the completed paperwork on time so can begin and complete your work on schedule.

Latest News about our Industry

Fencing

Government has come up with a new policy that compels A1 and A2 farmers, as well as other beneficiaries of the land reform programme to fence off their properties to curb the wanton spread of livestock diseases.

There were recent reported cases of foot and mouth disease in the Midlands province and other areas. Government says the disease is now under control.

In an interview last week, Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Deputy Minister Davis Marapira said while the foot and mouth disease was now under control, Government wanted to make it mandatory for farmers to fence off their properties to restrict animal movement. He said the interaction of livestock and wild animals was the major driver of foot and mouth, hence the need to protect properties and restrict animal movement. Government, he said, had a responsibility to fence off major highways and game reserves to avoid animals spreading the disease.

“We have realised that the cases of foot and mouth disease that have been reported in some parts of the country are as a result of the continued interaction between domesticated animals and wild animals,” he said.

“We now have a new policy which makes it mandatory for A1 and A2 farmers to protect their properties. This will help curb the spread of this (foot and mouth) and many other contagious animal diseases.”

Deputy Minister Marapira said another major setback in livestock production was litter thrown along the country’s roads, particularly along major highways in cattle farming regions such as Matabeleland and Masvingo provinces. He said these were increasing animal mortality, as they caused abdominal disorders after consumption of plastic materials.

“We have been going around the country and we have noted that cattle have been dying from consuming plastics that are thrown away by motorists,” said Deputy Minister Marapira.

“This littering is inhibiting the growth of the national herd. Plastics are non-biodegradable, hence cannot be digested. We want to urge motorists to desist from throwing litter along the highways and major roads.”

Manure & Sand

Organic agriculture is claimed to be the most sustainable approach in food production. Research has it that, organic farming enhances soil fertility and diversity at all levels and makes soil less susceptible to soil erosion. As a result of the world rapidly growing into a fertilized world, steps need to be taken that lead to climate smart agriculture which build resilience in food security systems, fight climate change and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

With the demise of local fertiliser manufacturing companies due to power scarcities, organic diversity may become the missing link. Sable Chemicals and its partners in polluting crime like Zimphos can remain viably sustainable through becoming the local hubs of organic fertiliser manufacturing. Organic manure still plays a critical role in the development of agricultural production in this country and they need to be harnessed.

In this regard, Zimbabwe has so many options to enforce strong environmental protection policies. Zimbabwe is home to a wide range and numerous caves countrywide, with guano deposits of bat manure. However, as a developing country ZImbabwe continues to lack appropriate resources, information and expertise coupled with political will. Research still considers guano bat manure as an inferior form of fertiliser although it can still play a significant role in conservation farming as well as climate protection. Its surface layer, which is believed to be richer in nitrogen, can be sustainably harnessed to meet local demands and ameliorate shortages.

With its temperate climate, even though nowadays it’s susceptible to climate shocks and stresses, Zimbabwe can invest heavily into nitrogen fixing plants such as groundnuts and pigeon peas, thereby reducing its addiction from maize growing which requires more synthetic fertilisers.

House Construction

Nkulumane and Pumula South — for the purposes of developing affordable housing units as part of their housing delivery thrust.

“Cabs plans to sell serviced stands in Bulawayo [and] under this scheme, qualifying buyers will have access to mortgage finance from Cabs. We are excited because this model will give house owners an option to build housing units of their own choice at their own pace,” he said.

“In the second half of the year, the Nkulumane and Pumula South housing project in Bulawayo is expected to kick off.”

Cabs, a subsidiary of Old Mutual Zimbabwe, is set to build over 2 700 housing units in Bulawayo’s Nkulumane high-density suburb.

The construction of the houses under the project is being done under the Old Mutual Housing Fund aimed at easing accommodation challenges in the country.

The first project under a similar fund was done in Budiriro high-density suburb in Harare, where 2 795 houses were built.

The Budiriro Housing Project saw Old Mutual, through its subsidiary, injecting $15 million into the project.

Hammond said their plans for 2017 centred on improving their customers’ experience irrespective of which delivery channel they would be serving them through.

Such initiatives would be driven more through their digital banking strategy, he said.

Hammond said Cabs had various projects, which would run concurrently during 2017.

“Plans are afoot to expand our point-of-sale footprint to maintain our market leadership. Our digital strategy will see us undertaking enhancements and adding new features to our mobile banking platform,” he said.

“In order to improve customer experience, and enhance transaction processing capabilities, our core banking system will be upgraded during the course of 2017.”

Hammond said the bank would continue offering value chain-based financial packages comprising credit products, insurance, capacity building and market linkage components to small scale enterprises.

He believed that agriculture is one area where they have a good footing and they have prepared themselves to do more in sugar cane, horticulture, grains, poultry and dairy sub-sectors.

Despite the challenges that the economy is facing, Hammond said Cabs was confident that the economy would recover as there were a lot opportunities for growth in the market place.

“Being the country’s largest building society, Cabs will continue to pursue cautious lending strategies that focus on our diverse segments. In addition to mortgages, we will continue to cater for consumer segment loans, SMEs [small-and-medium enterprises], and corporates,” he said.

Precast Walling

World Breaker Bricks & Hardware is  the leading construction company which specialises in precast walls/durawalls and precast houses have done it again. World Breaker Bricks & Hardware successfully launched a new type of precast panel which is called a pre-stressed steel concrete panel, the first of it’s in Zimbabwe.

This new product has changed the game in terms of precast walling, it’s bigger, better and stronger than your average and normal durawall. From first glimpse, you will see that this wall is indeed innovative and strong. This exciting new product is available in two types the Soldier Wall and Horizontal Wall.

“Our research and development ran a lot of tests to perfect this product, we know that there is a lot of competition out there but we are serious about quality and this product is first of this kind.” World Breaker Bricks & Hardware has helped many individuals, businesses, non-governmental organisation, churches and schools build their prefabricated over the years.

With a team of experienced engineers, technicians and builders they are offering Zimbabweans a chance to build their dream homes whilst living at their stands in the form of precast houses. Mr J. Moyo added that “We believe that families with their stands should be able to build their dream homes comfortably in an affordable and safe prefab house. When you have a family, you shouldn’t be bossed around by a landlord when you have your own stand lying idle somewhere” To find out more about World Breaker Bricks & Hardware visit their website www.worldbreakerbrickshardware.co.zw or their offices on 44 Market Road, Kelvin North, Bulawayo Opposite Bakery.

Cement

PPC Zimbabwe managing director Mr Kelibone Masiyane said the Harare plant has contributed immensely to the growth of the company’s business and managed to record the highest monthly sales volumes in 18 years.

“The Harare plant has contributed significantly to the double-digit volume growth experienced by PPC Zimbabwe compared to last year. In June 2017 we recorded the highest monthly volumes since June 1999 and this level of performance exceeded our expectations and justifies that investment,” he said.

Mr Masiyane was, however, not at liberty to divulge the figures but reports released at the beginning of the year revealed that the Harare plant doubled its total output to 1,4 million tonnes of cement.

He said the firming US dollar against regional currencies has, however, made the Zimbabwe product uncompetitive compared to similar products coming out of other markets.

“PPC Zimbabwe has always exported huge volumes to the neighbouring countries until recently. The reason for the reduction is simple economics — we cannot compete from a pricing point of view and the devaluation of regional currencies against the US dollar further compounding the issue,” said Mr Masiyane.

Bricks

The number of low quality bricks flooding the market in Harare is on the increase. There are many industries involved in the trade,  however, self-proclaimed brick makers are making poor quality bricks that do not match the standards of those made professionally. Their cheap prices are encouraging buyers to stint on quality at the expense of safety. Check the piles of bricks delivered to home-owners along many roads in the city and it’s clear that low quality bricks are proving to be the brick of choice among many Harare residents.

Common bricks, farm bricks and block bricks are some of those being made by uncertified dealers. Often these bricks lack the right materials or have an excess of sand which makes them unsuitable for building housing structures. According to architectural technican Anesu Chikono, it is hard to discern whether these bricks are fake as they have the same features as industrially made bricks. They look alike but have different properties. The prices of these below standard bricks are currently pegged at 13c per common brick and 60c per block brick, a slightly lower price compared to the professionally made bricks which cost 18c and 90c respectively.

Of course many residents trying to cut costs end up buying low quality bricks, easily falling prey to the dubious dealers who sell them. Delay Jecha, a bricklayer from Glen Norah acknowledged that while it is cheap to purchase bricks made by the roadside in the suburbs, residents are tempted to buy low quality bricks because of a lack of knowledge and the low, inadequate budgets they have for building. According to an anonymous foreman from a local construction company, these bricks are cheaper but they are not cost effective as they will compromise the quality of the finished structure. Low quality bricks succumb much quicker to environmental and architectural stresses.

Chikono says that these stresses usually manifest themselves as cracks and fissures in building corners and along the walls. These, in turn, reduce the durability of a building. He highlighted that even though there are many kinds of bricks that can be utilised, there is need for the building populace to approach qualified engineers so that they avoid the expense of continually renovating their homes. According to engineer Lionel Chaza, it is always wise to buy bricks from certified dealers as this guarantees durability and cushions residents from having to renovate or rebuild houses periodically.

One Maposa, a brick maker from Rockview, stresses that brick making is a trade that needs expertise to ensure customers are guaranteed of strong and durable bricks.

Archford Dzakatira, a builder in the Borrowdale area, added his voice against the proliferation of low quality bricks on the market and urged that these need to be curbed in order to bring conformity to the construction industry and to guarantee the safety of home owners.

Dzakatira also concurred with the fact that residents should seek the expertise of engineers and architects to consult on the types and amounts of bricks that they should use when building houses, as uncertified builders often lack the necessary expertise. He also recommended that residents carefully inspect the building materials they buy. Residents building houses must buy bricks from certified dealers said Dzakatira, otherwise they are encouraging the growth of false economy bricks on the market.