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Education Corner: All About Damp Proofing

How Do I?

Once water or moisture gets into your home it is both difficult and expensive to stop. It is therefore important that damp proofing is done correctly and in the right places by your builder first time. I have only highlighted the basic areas where every home needs damp proofing. 

The Health & Safety Act and You, The Home Builder

 The vast majority of people who contemplate building or altering their homes are not aware of the content or the implication that the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 (as amended) has on what they are doing.

Who is responsible for the NHBRC Certificate?

 I bought a property from a registered complex on sectional title and commissioned a house to be built by the developer and owner of the complex. The entire project has been successful and I can fully recommend the developer as an astute and worthy builder. My query revolves around who is responsible for the NHBRC Certificate that will cost around R50,000.00.  Does the onus fall on me as the owner, or is the developer / builder responsible for payment?

Who is responsible for the NHBRC Certificate?

Who is responsible for the NHBRC Certificate?
I bought a property from a registered complex on sectional title and commissioned a house to be built by the developer and owner of the complex. The entire project has been successful and I can fully recommend the developer as an astute and worthy builder.

 Attic Conversions

As the prices of houses increase, more and more people are looking at renovating, adding on to their existing homes or creating conversions. Today we are looking at attic conversions.

 Converting Unused Space

Have you ever considered converting unused space in your home?
Potentially this is a way to save thousands of Rands and add considerable value to your existing property.

 My Kitchen Makeover

I recently moved into an oldish house which required some serious revamping. Not sure what I wanted to do with it, I knew only that the beige Melamine cupboards of 20 years ago and the more recent white Melamine cupboard doors had to go, as well as the brown varnished fake stone fireplace.