A guide to house building in South Africa

Author: Kirstin Lund

Planning

Planning: Architect’s fee proposal

What to expect from an architects’ fee proposal Architects are an expensive business. Fortunately you can choose a degree of involvement to make it work

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Blog: Pitfalls and warning signs

I’ve recently had some correspondence from people experiencing major stress and anxiety with developers and their builds. This is what advice I can give you

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Blog: SABauhaus VISI feature

I was honoured to have the website featured in the Octover/November 2020 VISI magazine. Below is the full text of my question and answers, a

Estate facilities
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Blog: Security Estates

I’ve seen the future of estate living, and it’s happening on the KZN north coast! With Zimbali leading the way many decades ago, the addition

Finishes

Finishes: Fireplaces

Most new homes are fitted with an internal fireplace or two to complete the atmospheric and aesthetic appeal. Of course, they provide heat too in

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Blog: Sketching house plans

Some people do puzzles or soduko. I sketch house plans. Or give myself house plan challenges. The most economical design, the smallest space (e.g. a

Building admin
Planning

Planning: Building admin

Managing money If you want your project to stay within a tight budget range, you have to keep a daily record of your spend and

Pool
Finishes

Finishes: Pool

South Africa’s most loved garden accessory! It’s become a trend to place water near the house as it brings life to the structure, while the