A guide to house building in South Africa

A guide to house building in South Africa

Author: Kirstin Lund

Finishes

Finishes: Landscaping

Undoubtedly the crowning glory of a new house. Nothing makes the inside of a house come alive more than a beautiful view out to the

Build

Build: Concrete slabs

When building a house, you will require concrete slab work of some kind, either on the ground or in the form of suspended floors. Ground

Kitchen design
Design

Design: Kitchens

Designing a practical, but beautiful kitchen. Most high end kitchens are designed by people that don’t use them, for clients that hardly cook. Very true

Finishes

Finishes: Security

South African homes have to have effective safety measures in place. One contractor can generally complete the whole installation. The most common devices are: House

NHBRC enrollment forms
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Planning: NHBRC enrollment checklist

Why do you need to do a NHBRC enrollment? Officially, the NHBRC (National Home Builders Registration Council) mandate is to ‘protect the interests of housing

Finishes

Finishes: Paint and sealer

A finicky process right at the end of a build. It’s tempting to rush this bit, but take great care. Many paints/sealers can actually ruin

Design

Design: Secrets of a great floor plan

The devil’s in the details. It’s as simple as that. You cannot spend enough time considering every little nuance, feature and light detail. That is

Build

Build: Foundations

As NHBRC will tell you, foundations can make or break your house build. Your biggest building risk when taking on a new construction tends to