Block making machines in Sudan

October 24th, 2016

Practical Action has achieved a major breakthrough in the block-making industry in Eastern Sudan through development of intermediate technology in a rural context and active local participation.


In in collaboration with a local manufacturer, we have been able to carve a niche by transforming the old conventional version of the block-making machine into a revolutionary pre-cast block-making machine to match the development and sustainability needs of the Aqua 4 East project.

The machine was developed with a moderate productive capacity in compliance with the requirements of the WASH sector and to address guidelines of the project.

The hand-operated machine has been transformed primarily to be used for latrine construction. However, the machine can also be used for building high density blocks and bricks for other construction purposes.

Its unique features are based on the following characteristics:14439662238_c81506fb8a_o

  • No vibration – instead high pressure is compensated to replace vibration.
  • Durability and corrosion resistance.
  • Soil stabilized bricks
  • Adjustable prefab different sized moulds which saves material (cement)
  • The hollow centre of the block narrows the wall thickness without compromising on wall stiffness
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Zero waste hence cost effective
  • Compact and lighter weight compared to previous versions14646213863_e01f270a7e_o
  • High safety
  • No need for electric power
  • Low maintenance
  • Block manufacturing can be turned into a profitable business for many people as no special skills are required for operating the machine.


7 responses to “Block making machines in Sudan”

  1. Nahid Ali Says:

    Well Done Mohammed

  2. Victor RAND Says:

    Hello. It is a formidable way to give oppurtinity a better housing for marginal people the earth compressed bricks. In our country, most people built his home by simple soil bricks which will be down after two or three rains. I appreciate this compressed bricks for its low cost and long life. Could you share with me a manuel machine plan. With a group of villagers, we will built a two pieces of school. Thank you. Victor RANDRIANA, logt 48, cite Analamahitsy, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar.

  3. muskan Says:

    Great, thank you for helping others

  4. Kwame Says:

    How much is this machine. Are u prepared to ship to anywhere in Africa? If your answer is yes, then you may want to advertise on our website. We are championing made in Africa goods. Let me know and I will send you forms to complete ahead of completion of our website. We charge a small percentage on the sale of your goods. Thank you.
    Kwame Darkwah

  5. Pallavi Says:

    Thanks for sharing and giving nice information.

  6. Arjun Says:

    Awesome post……. your article is really informative and helpful for me and other bloggers too

  7. simhadri Says:

    Hey Really Thanks for sharing the best information regarding block making machines ,hope you will write more great blogs.

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