Affordable housing using CSEB

Affordable and earthquake resistant

Many people in rural Nepal dream about living in a brick house. This is very expensive and not feasible in remote villages. Interlocking Bricks (also known as CSEB – Compressed Stabilized Earth Bricks) are made locally, reducing cost, and making the dream of a Brick house affordable.


What are CSEB Interlocking Bricks?

Short video about CSEB Interlocking Bricks

What are CSEB Interlocking Bricks?

Interlocking Bricks (CSEB) are made by mixing and compressing Sand, Soil and Cement in a machine. It can also be made from stone-dust and cement. The bricks are then stacked and cured for 21 days – the cement sets and bonds with the sand stabilizing the brick.

Affordable housing using CSEB

Earthquake resistant

When building  we utilize the Interlocking Brick Masonry and reinforce the walls with rebar, both horizontally and vertically, adding to the strength and making the structure earthquake resistant.

Vertical rebar are put in each corner, at doors and windows and evenly spaced throughout the walls. This is then connected with horizontal seismic bands making the whole structure interconnected and earthquake resistant.


Affordable housing using CSEB

Government approved

The government of Nepal approved the CSEB Interlocking Brick technology in 2017!
Download DUDBC Volume 2 model houses in Nepal: DESIGN-CATALOGUE-VOLUME-II-FINAL.pdf

The technology is also approved by several other governments:

  • The government of Gujarat (India)
  • The government of Tamil Nadu (India) 
  • The government of Thailand 
  • The government of New Mexico 
  • The government of New Zealand

Machines & training

We provide machines and training to produce and build with Interlocking Bricks. We offer a range of machines from manual to larger hydraulic machines. 

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