Citra & Mapei – A Sustainable Partnership

Since its launch in 2015, Citra has built up an enviable reputation as one of South Africa’s most innovative housing design and construction technology companies. Their success can be traced to their use of net-zero architecture and green building technology.

With Citra’s focus on sustainability, it is only natural that they chose to partner with Mapei, a leading Italian company specialising in the manufacture of chemical and adhesive products for the construction industry. Mapei shares the Citra Group’s use of energy-efficient technology and belief in sustainable construction. Together, these two companies have a desire to provide their clients with high-quality products that are safe, long-lasting, and have a minimal impact on the environment.

“Mapei understands our needs and provides us with high-quality products that are perfectly suited to our unique needs. Using Mapei’s products allows us to build at speed while maintaining our high standards. Our partnership with Mapei allows us to further improve the sustainability of our projects and achieve our desire to create high quality innovative green housing at an affordable price.” Joel Baur, CEO of the Citra

Mapei Plays A Key Role in Citra’s Green Housing Technology 

Mapei has a wide range of waterproofing products that are perfectly suited to Citra’s practice of sustainable housing design, net-zero architecture, and their use of green building technology in local construction projects.

Citra & Mapei – A Sustainable Partnership

Citra Make The Smart Choice With Mapei’s Products

Mapelastic Smart, an innovative Mapei product that has been widely used in many of Citra’s recent construction projects, is a flexible cementitious waterproofer that forms highly flexible, waterproof, and protective dressings on concrete structures.

Citra has begun to make exclusive use of Mapelastic Smart for a wide range of structures, including:

  • Balconies
  • Water-retaining basins
  • Retaining walls
  • Exposed concrete surfaces
  • Swimming pools
  • Concrete in civil works

But, as Citra clearly discovered, there is far more to Mapei than just their Mapelastic Smart. Mapei’s Aquaflex Roof HR is a fibre-filled membrane that not only provides Citra’s structures with an impressive degree of high solar reflectance but can also lower the surface temperature of a roof by more than 50% compared to a traditional coating. Citra also makes regular use of Mapenet 150, Mapei’s alkali-resistant, glass fibre mesh that reinforces their structures with layers of protective waterproofing.

“MAPEI is committed to long-term sustainable construction, and we are mindful of our impact on the environment with what we do. To work with the Citra team and support them in their focus on sustainable construction speaks directly to our ethos and is something we are very proud of.” – Tracy Harris, Commercial Manager of Mapei South Africa.

About Mapei South Africa

Mapei South Africa is part of the Mapei Group, an Italian-based multinational that is a leading manufacturer of chemical and adhesive products for the construction industry. As part of the multinational group, Mapei South Africa passes numerous benefits onto its partners and clients by providing access to knowledgeable technical experts, research capabilities, and product specialists. Mapei South Africa distributes its products throughout sub-Saharan Africa.