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EDUCATION CORNER – INSULATION.

When most people think of insulation, it is mostly with regards to what is over the ceiling but there is so much more involved than that.

Education Corner: All About Building Walls

How Do I ?

Walls define spaces and your home is made up of walls that will either add value to a space or detract from it. It is therefore important that attention is paid to the materials and construction of the walls of your home. The access to and flow through a space is a very important issue and getting it wrong will affect the practical use and comfort of any space.

Education Corner: Foundations & Floor Slabs

How do I..?

With this article in the All About Building Education Corner, I am going to start at the bottom, literally, with the foundation of your home. This is not an exhaustive article on the subject by any means but serves to highlight the main issues.

Flooring Options, Tips & Advice

As one of the most hardworking features in your home, the effect flooring has on your home’s style, atmosphere and value should not be underestimated. Today, consumers are spoiled for choice with many different products to choose from, all depending on your style and needs.

Generators: How to Choose One for your Home or Small Office

The current state of load shedding and power outages in South Africa has caused many problems for many people and especially for those people who work from home. We have received numerous questions to the site from folk wanting to know what they should be looking out for when choosing a generator for their home and/or small business they run from home.

House Construction in South Africa-Timber or light steel frame construction

The vast majority of people in this country are only prepared to think of building their homes with traditional bricks and mortar. There are however a number of alternatives that one might wish to consider.

How far can we build from a municipal drainpipe?

I have been told that if you want to build then you need to be a certain distance away from the pipe. Can I get permission to build closer and what steps can I follow to do the right thing?

Is your builder insured?

When first embarking on the building of a new house, or substantial alterations to an existing property, it is important to ensure that adequate insurance is in place. This essentially comprises Contract Works Insurance which will include Public Liability Insurance.

Make an Adirondack Side Table

A simple side table is an ideal accompaniment to the Adirondack chair. And you can use this table anywhere in the garden or around the braai.
There’s always a need for a side table – especially when the family moggie is determined to take over the armrest, which would normally be used as the resting spot for your cup of coffee. And a side table like this is quick and easy to make.

MODULAR HOUSES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH AFRICA

The general cost of building in the business climate that we have is beyond the reach of many people. With that in mind we are offering a number of starter houses in a modular kit form where the complete shell is provided where the owner can finish the project off as and when additional funds become available.

Moving House

With a little planning, OK, some serious planning, you can ease the trauma by planning ahead of time and these are our tips and suggestions to make that transition a little smoother.
Print out the list and tick the chores off as you do them, that alone will go a long way to keeping your mind on the task:-

NHBRC- What it is all about

The NHBRC has a very broad function and responsibility within the built environment to see that a high level of workmanship is obtained through training, monitoring and inspections, all aimed at ensuring quality at all levels within the building industry.

Owner Builder – Important tips

As an owner-builder all aspects of project managing the job fall on your shoulders.  Here are some important tips to print out and pin up on your project storyboard. 

Read them every day.

Owner builder – Managing the Building Process           

Owner-building can be managed in a number of different ways with the assistance of a variety of different professionals.  If you are not sure which way to go it may be useful to make several copies of your plan and put them out to tender with various providers to get a good idea of the costs involved.

Owner Builder: Satisfying the bank

I am in the process of building a new home for myself - not to sell. However, the financial institutions will only approve the building loan if I have a builder who is registered with the NHBRC. Since I would like to use my own qualified builder (who at the moment is not registered with NHBRC) - is it possible for me to register? Or what would you advise in order for the banks to be happy?

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