Micro Concrete Roofing Tiles

Micro Concrete Roofing (MCR) tiles are made of a mixture of cement, sand and water as an affordable, waterproof, lightweight alternative to traditional roofing materials.

Product description Brand name and product description

Micro Concrete Roofing (MCR) tiles are made of concrete (mixture of cement, sand and cement) as an affordable alternative to traditional roofing materials such as thatch, iron sheeting or asbestos. It offers waterproofing and is more aesthetically pleasing. With a proper under structure, it can be used in a variety of applications.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

MCR tiles are marketed and distributed by different brand names such as TARAcrete and DURAcrete in India, or Tejacreto in Peru, or as MCR tiles like Makiga in East Africa.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

852LKR/m2 ($5.33USD/m2 as of July, 2018) of tiles, and $5000USD to set up a workshop (this can be less than $1000 if the molds and vibration equipment are made locally).

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Any other roofing materials such as thatch, asbestos, corrugated metal sheeting, ModRoof, etc.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 11: Aims to offer a sustainable and more affordable roofing alternative.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Any person looking for a roofing alternative. NGOs or any individual could start a production facility.

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