NATIONAL Building Society is rolling out a number of ground-breaking projects across Zimbabwe as it continues to deliver on its housing delivery mandate in line with National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1). 

The housing projects are spread across the country, and have begun selling.

NBS Head of Marketing, Mildret Kujinga, said the housing projects dovetails with the building society’s futuristic model of providing housing at different levels for everyone residing in Zimbabwe.

“NBS is driven by its vision to avail affordable housing promptly and profitably in the country.  With this in mind, the sustainability approach we have adopted for our projects seeks to develop resource-efficient in the building cycle. It is about meeting current needs by delivering the future of housing today,” she said.

Kujinga cited the Ramangwana / Elakusasa Mortgage as a pioneering initiative of the Society’s mission to make the dream of decent housing a reality.

She said research had revealed that there was increased desire for many Zimbabweans opting for retirement away from urban areas.  Thus, the imminent rollout of this project is set to transform segments of rural areas into fully fledged economic hubs by 2025.  The Ramangwana / Elakusasa Mortgage has been developed to provide affordable home solutions in Zimbabwe’s peri-urban and rural areas. 

“Another NBS project that is aligned to key housing trends is Sunset Villas.  The Society is facilitating the construction of 120 cluster houses in Tynwald in a gated community which will be completed later in 2022.  Affordability has been pivotal in the delivery of this development, with construction methods ensuring water efficiency and reduction of waste.  Sunset Villas also supports modern living, through the design of the units and the provision of family-friendly amenities and spaces,” Kujinga said.

The Society also prides itself on the adoption of eco-friendly features in its projects. Knockmalloch in Norton is ongoing and on completion, it will be a flagship development in this regard with the installation of solar energy solutions and a biodigester for the septic system.  Amongst other benefits, Knockmalloch will minimize the strain on electricity and sewer infrastructure while reducing utility bills for homeowners.

Going forward, NBS is set to roll out these and other projects, where the future of housing will continue to be shaped.  The delivery of incremental innovations in the housing space will be continual by the Society, given that people will continually change the requirements for their homes, according to their lifestyles. 

NBS said it was committed to thinking ahead as it participates in the building of houses and communities in this country. 

“What NBS will continue to do is to be on the forefront of transforming the housing space, inspired by the need for homes that meet ultra-modern requirements. Therefore, ours is to build the future today and so enhance the quality of life for fellow Zimbabweans”, Kujinga said.