Innovative Building Technology

Innovative building technology is changing the face of construction in South Africa.

SanteQ is an Agrément SA approved lightweight walling solution for non-load bearing applications. This innovative building technology has a specially designed permanent shutter system with a composite lightweight concrete infill.

SanteQ's lightweight walling systems are easy to install, and offer the permanence and peace-of-mind of masonry, with less than 30% of the weight.

Why SanteQ Walling Systems?


At 500 to 550 kg/m3, less than 30% of masonry, SanteQ delivers distinct design and engineering benefits.

Fire Resistant

Polystyrene is an excellent insulator, reducing heat transfer and delivering 6x better R-value than conventional brick.

Sound Insulation

EnviroteQ lightweight concrete has a 2-hour SABS fire rating, and does not give off toxic gases.

Thermal Insulation

Air trapped in the concrete provides 2 to 3x the sound insulation and noisereduction of traditional cement.

Low Environmental Impact

Using 100% recycled polystyrene and GGBFS, EnviroteQ has among the lowest carbon footprints of any construction system.

Simple Construction

Lightweight, it is easy to transport and install. It can be pumped over long distances without altering its physical or mechanical characteristics.

Whether it's turning an old building into student housing or converting office space to accommodate a hotel, SanteQ has a proven ABT solution.

The SanteQ Difference

SanteQ's new alternative building technology offers lightweight walling that has excellent acoustic, thermal and fire-resistant properties.

Weighing less than 30% of conventional masonry walling, this alternative building technology is conveniently installed and utilises recycled materials to significantly reduce its impact on the environment.

Our ABT uses a custom-made infill of cementitious materials and 100% recycled polystyrene in a permanent high-density cellulose fibre board shutter system.

Features & Benefits
  • 30% the weight of masonry
  • Fire-resistant
  • Excellent acoustic insulation
  • Good thermal resistance
  • Straight, solid walls
  • Water-resistant
  • Fast, clean installation
  • Sustainable technology
  • 100% asbestos-free


We specifically created a new and innovative construction solution for non-load bearing walls:

  • Hotels and offices
  • Student accommodation
  • Multi-storey affordable housing developments
  • Hospitals and schools
  • Remodelling of existing multi-storey buildings
  • New builds with lightweight and energy saving considerations
  • Lightweight screeds, and insulating screed below underfloor heating systems
  • Void filling, surface levelling

Looking for an Innovative Building Solution?

Speak to our technical team.


Urban Rejuvenation: Innovative Building Materials & Technologies

The surge in urbanisation, rejuvenation of existing older building, ever-increasing utility costs and growing awareness about environmental issues mean that many South Africans are considering alternatives to brick and mortar.

With the recent drive to restore, rejuvenate and regenerate old buildings, particularly in Sandton and the CBD, an exciting trend is gaining traction using innovative building technologies. SanteQ's innovative building technology is equally suited as lightweight concrete panels or for a lightweight concrete slab.

Future buildings need to be "fit for purpose". This means that all broad and specific objectives, needs and uses of the building as well as its occupants need to be considered. This extends to building materials and construction methods.

This innovative building technology from SanteQ provides improved heating cooling properties, improving energy efficiency by lowering energy demand, helping you save money.

SanteQ Lightweight Building Technology

There is a growing need to move away from building on-site. Some innovative construction and building technologies utilise modular design and off-site manufacturing. Off-site building systems allow for faster, safer, environmentally friendly, and more cost-effective construction.


Green Building Council

About SanteQ Lightweight Building Technology

SanteQ Lightweight Building Technology is a co-development by Sanjo Fabtech Sterling (a wholly owned subsidiary of Sanjo Construction) and CemteQ Building Solutions.

Sanjo Fabtech Sterling was formed to offer a patented, ground-breaking Alternative Building Technology (ABT) which utilises a permanent formwork system for load bearing applications. Realising the need for a lighter-weight alternative for non-load bearing walls, Sanjo Fabtech Sterling partnered with CemteQ, a leader in smart, sustainable cementitious technology, to develop a new cementitious infill that is lightweight, insulating and fire-resistant and SanteQ Liteweight Building Technology was formed to offer lightweight solutions to the construction sector.