The PDS – Property Development Scheme – involves two key points: subject to rules concerning the respect of the environment, it devises buildings and common areas that are mindful of ecology. Incidentally, the promoter must sign an agreement that comprises a 10-year insurance, which relates to the structural, with the buyer. The Akasha closed and covered warranty covers the risks of airtightness, waterproofing and wind resistance, for the infrastructure and the pool.
Made in compliance with the French standards of construction, the real estate project PDS Akasha integrates technical standards which go beyond those required by the Mauritian legislator.
In order for the project to be carried out according to the standards decided upon during its design, whether they are safety, acoustics or thermal wise, its promoter has appointed the services of a technical controller and a HQE certifier – the High Environmental Quality standard (High Environmental Quality in French or “HQE”). What are the missions of these two professionals? The first, from the CEP VERITAS office in Réunion Island, comes to the site regularly to approve the work plans in accordance with the initial standards and to ensure that the products used are consistent with those initially targeted. This is to be done before authorizing the continuation of the works. The second ensures that the choices of techniques and material used are consistent. Its role is to challenge the developer on issues related to insulation, energy saving, lighting and air conditioning, so that the chosen solutions ensure the strength and durability of construction.
Thus, the solution to the risk of mold on the facades, due to the humidity of the climate was to coat them with an anti-mold paint so that rainwater gently slides off. The evaporation of pools – magnesium treated and equipped with a variable speed motor for less energy consumption – was solved by the recovery of rainwater, reinjected into the basin. In order to guarantee their solidity and waterproofing, the promoter opted for a reinforced concrete structure and joints treated with epoxy resin. To maximize the comfort of its future occupants and reduce the impact of strong sunshine, the facades and roofs of the Akasha villas are treated with glass wool for better insulation. These measures allow moderate use of air conditioners. Promoting natural ventilation and light by all means, installing solar panels and lighting LEDs, are among the energy saving measures adhered to by the PDS.
These technical standards fall under French HQE regulations – with integration of local specificities such as anticyclonic standards. It’s about finding the best solutions for both adopting an eco-responsible posture with respect to the environment and minimizing the cost of maintaining a home year-round. Furthermore, with its decennial damage-work insurance, Akasha ensures the closed, covered and waterproof construction. The roof, the facades, the tiling, the joinery, or the pipelines, as well as the swimming pool are concerned by this insurance.