SA Bauhaus - A Guide to House Building in South Africa

Home building is not easy. If it were, everyone would do it. 

Fortunately building a house in South Africa is still very much achievable as we have skills, land and inspired creativity.

This website guides you through the technical, administrative and creative details of completing a house build in SA.

From the initial NHBRC enrollment and compliance issues to the design and completion of your dream project, SA Bauhaus can show you the ropes.

The key is to strike a balance between budget, creativity and practicality. No two house builds are the same, but straight forward advise from someone’s that done it many times before can be very useful.

This website provides guidelines for the following areas:
  • Checklist for first time house builders
  • NHBRC registration and enrollment for a new house build
  • NHBRC late enrollment for a new house build
  • Budgeting, timing and design advise
  • Top tips on construction elements, like slab construction, roofing and brickwork
  • Case studies with personal lessons learnt on a house project, including new builds, renovations and additions

PLANNING

DESIGN

Polished concrete

Design: Flooring

It’s a minefield out there – ceramic, porcelain or natural tiles, screed, engineered or solid wood, laminate, carpet…here are some

...Read More

BUILD

FINISHES

CASE STUDIES

SA Bauhaus - A Guide to House Building in South Africa

Home building is not easy. If it were, everyone would do it. 

Fortunately building a house in South Africa is still very much achievable as we have skills, land and inspired creativity.

This website guides you through the technical, administrative and creative details of completing a house build in SA.

From the initial NHBRC enrollment and compliance issues to the design and completion of your dream project, SA Bauhaus can show you the ropes.

The key is to strike a balance between budget, creativity and practicality. No two house builds are the same, but straight forward advise from someone’s that done it many times before can be very useful.

This website provides guidelines for the following areas:
  • Checklist for first time house builders
  • NHBRC registration and enrollment for a new house build
  • NHBRC late enrollment for a new house build
  • Budgeting, timing and design advise
  • Top tips on construction elements, like slab construction, roofing and brickwork
  • Case studies with personal lessons learnt on a house project, including new builds, renovations and additions

PLANNING

DESIGN

Polished concrete

Design: Flooring

It’s a minefield out there – ceramic, porcelain or natural tiles, screed, engineered or solid wood, laminate, carpet…here are some

...Read More

BUILD

FINISHES

CASE STUDIES