SELF BUILDING

03 01

I recently took on a self-build alteration project to our house. I have some building knowledge and skills, but I’m not a builder. Taking on a self-build, whether a small renovation, or a new build, needs to be considered carefully and thoroughly planned. For me, this experience has raised some interesting thoughts: If you’re not […]

COVID 19 & THE LOCKDOWN

03 01

The impact on the South African construction industry The construction industry started feeling the effects of the coronavirus outbreak in China well before the Lockdown in South Africa. The export shutdown from China and then Italy impacted on the supply of; materials, mechanical & electrical equipment, fittings, finishes and a vast range of other products. […]

WHY AN ARCHITECT SHOULD SUPERVISE

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The construction of your building project? An Architect’s roll is not only to design a building. A substantial amount of time is spent on site managing the construction process. A building is made up of many different components, which require co-ordination of the Consultant Team, these can include, amongst others, a Quantity Surveyor, Civil, Structural, […]