In a Nutshell

Beyond a delivery concept involving onsite/custom-made kits mostly consisting of lightweight logs, SLK is a departure from the usual ways of moving around building materials and doing construction, whereby quality work is performed in the by far easiest and fastest of manners irrespective of location. 

Justin case the meaning of delivery “involving onsite/custom-made kits” would not be clear enough, there is another way of putting it: instead of having factory-made kits brought from distant workshops to wherever required, it is the equipment and materials to produce kits that show up wherever required. 

The concept and its recently developed equipment are the offspring of a system used over many years to build a wide array of residential and nonresidential projects. Thus, notwithstanding their newness, they may be seen as the simplified and enhanced variants of an already proven method of construction. 

Contrary to the previous kits, the new ones are so easy to assemble into building superstructures that do-it-yourself construction will never be the same. In view of that, besides contractors being able to order custom-made kits at any construction sites, kits may just as well be custom-made at retail outlets. 

To rely on equipment on board lorries or boats to custom-make steel logs (steel logs make up the bulk of most kits) does not only allow for kit production to take place at locations way offthe beaten paths but, also, for taking place simultaneously at multiple sites scattered throughout any given target region. 

As to the kit production, it always relies on the very same mobile equipment and coiled steel material along with few key-components. Kits are then assembled, virtually anywhere, into wall and building superstructures of almost any type and size, ranging from basic rural shelters to upscale townhouses.

Locals in charge of construction can perform on very simple tasks the same way top-class contractors would do them. Kits do not require bolts or screws and in some cases not even preexisting foundations, thusly avoiding cement-related limitations, to be assembled into up to 4-story building superstructures. 

Wherever the wheeled or floating equipment arrives, coiled strip material is processed into tubes that receive connector elements or endcaps at either end. The resulting kits are made at the pace of 2 units per hour and are ready for assembly at the same pace into 50m2 of enclosed superstructure floor areas.

Once superstructures are assembled, they can be completed in the manner best suited to their end uses, with the steel logs either showing or, by means of wall and roof cladding, entirelyhidden from view. Cladding consists of unique insulated elements hiding intheir concavities both sides of a wall or roof. 

The system's cladding elements are flat on both the sides of a wall or roof and have their concavities shapedas the counterpart of each couple of logs between which they are encased. Otherwise, any type of cladding including cement or adobe stucco, shall allow façades toblend into local environments.

All this is done with incomparable simplicity and speed for end results that look like being completed, which may not yet be so. What could be missing (ablutions, technical rooms, etcetera, the volumes of which are small compared to those of any given building) should reach the sites in the form of prefabs.