About the author

Kirstin Lund

I have overseen seven building projects in Cape Town and Johannesburg since 2001 – four brand new builds, some additions and a renovation. I try to ensure my projects stay on budget and finish in the quickest possible time. 

My latest Johannesburg build was completed in 2019 in 10 months, but presented many new challenges and further experience, which inspired me to share my knowledge.

 I’m not a professional builder, architect, designer or engineer – just a regular person with a good eye that’s practical, budget driven and inspired by good house design.

This website’s purpose is to give you informal, practical advice on building a house in South Africa – within a budget and on time.

About the author

Kirstin Lund

I have overseen seven building projects in Cape Town and Johannesburg since 2001 – four brand new builds, some additions and a renovation. I try to ensure my projects stay on budget and finish in the quickest possible time. 

My latest Johannesburg build was completed in 2019 in 10 months, but presented many new challenges and further experience, which inspired me to share my knowledge.

 I’m not a professional builder, architect, designer or engineer – just a regular person with a good eye that’s practical, budget driven and inspired by good house design.

This website’s purpose is to give you informal, practical advice on building a house in South Africa – within a budget and on time.