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Deck awning: do I need a plan?

I have erected an awning over my deck about 10 years but I am selling the house now.  The person that is buying the house wants a plan or a letter to state no plan is needed. Do I need a plan?

Designing a Home Office: Things to Think About

These are just some of the suggestions people have sent to us and we've canvassed with the features they think are the most important to incorporate into a design/build of a home office.

Designing in small spaces

With the price of building these days being out of the reach of many people, designing small spaces that can be reinvented to serve a number of functions with adaptable furniture makes it user friendly and more cost effective.

Do I need building plans for a louvre awning?

Do I need building plans for a louvre awning size of 6m x 4m, to be installed in my backyard. The two sides will be attached to the buildings exterior wall, rest is pole support? The paved floor is continuous with the rest of the paved yard.

Do I need plans for a Wendy House?

I am looking at putting a wendy house in the garden for my daughter to stay in.  Are there any problems or advice you would give me about doing this? I was also wondering how I go about getting plans for the municipality to approve and the approximate cost of all of the plans/approval?

Do we need building plans before erecting a wooden fence on the street side of our property?

Would we require building plans before erecting a wooden fence on the street side of our property?

Dry Walls vs. Brick Walls

South Africans have in many ways been conditioned into believing that building with bricks and mortar is the only way to build if you want quality and that alternative building methods give a lesser product and are to be frowned upon.