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Alternative building methods– structural insulated panel systems

In dealing with alternative building methods in South Africa, apart from the very traditional brick and mortar, I have dealt with timber and light steel frame and with Shipping Container construction. In this article, I want to highlight the Structural Insulated Panel System (SIPS) construction.

Architecture: The importance of design

There is a saying that it takes effort to produce a good design but that good design is always worth the effort. I often get the feeling that people are generally of the opinion that architects draw house plans or plans of office blocks or plans of hotels, etc.

Avoid a Bad Building Experience

Over the years, I have found 3 fundamental reasons why any project would run into difficulty.
The first is a compromise on design. One only needs to drive down a street in any suburb and you will find at least one example of poor design.

Avoid a Bad Building Experience

We've received hundreds of letters from folk who have had terrible building experiences and vow never, ever to build again.
If you're thinking about building, then there are a few things that you really need to think about and keep an eye on, in order to avoid a bad building experience.