Category: Property Developer

Building a House – Should You Hire an Architect or Building Designer?

  The next step after choosing a location and buying land to build your house is getting an Architect or Certified Building Designer to design your house. What is the difference between an Architect and Building Designer? To start with, both the Architect and Building Designer can design residential houses, and they can help clients …

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Building a House – Buy Land, Residential Lot or Plot

Building a House – Buy Land, Residential Lot or Plot After you have found the best location or neighbourhood to build a house, you should search for land or a residential plot to buy in that location. There are many ways to find plots or land for sale in a specific location. From real estate …

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Building a House – How To Choose Your Location – 10 Considerations

Choosing a location for your new house is an important decision because your chosen area or neighbourhood will be your permanent residence. There are a lot of considerations that you have to take into account when choosing a location to build a house. You have to ask yourself, does the location satisfy your needs, standards, …

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17 Steps To Building a House (Design and Cost) – Guide for Prospective Home Owners / Clients

Building a house is a long process that involves a lot of planning in the preliminary stage of the project. Once a client has decided on building a home, they should consult relevant professionals in the construction industry that will help them achieve their goals. The building contractor is the first professional that comes in …

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What is BIM ? – 3D Architectural Modelling and BIM Software Explained

  Architectural 3D Modelling is something that an Architect is familiar with, especially if the designer is well-versed with software like ArchiCAD. Engineering design also involves a lot of computer-based 3D modelling. When it comes to BIM, an acronym for Building Information Modelling, you have to imagine an architectural modelling platform that is open to …

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Types of Residential Buildings – Homes to Build, Rent or Lease

There are many advantages to building and having your own house or residential property. In this regard, there are two types of property owners – the homeowner who wants to have their own custom designed home and the property developer who builds residential buildings for selling or renting. If you intend to build a house …

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Building Costs Per Square Metre in South Africa – For New Residential, Commercial and Industrial Properties

National Building Costs Per Square Metre in South Africa 2021 COMPLETED PROJECTS

  UPDATED CONTENTS: Building Costs 2021 Building Costs 2015 BUILDING COSTS IN SOUTH AFRICA – 2021 STATSSA is the South African Government Department of Statistics that aggregates building cost data from municipalities around South Africa and its provinces. This data can be used to arrive at the building costs per square metre for various types …

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What is the Cost of Building a House & Other Types of Residential Units?

  The cost to build a house depends on specific factors which may not be obvious to a client but clearly laid out by a construction estimator. Building a house is a complex process which takes into account the client needs to begin with, but during the planning stage, when feasibility studies are done, a …

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What the Quotation by a Replacement Cost Estimator Entails – Demolitions and Re-Building

A replacement cost estimator is needed when you are planning to demolish and rebuild your home or any type of property that you own, for example an office building, industrial facility or apartments. You will also need a replacement consultant when you lose a home through man-made accidents and catastrophic natural phenomena. Facility managers are …

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Hiring a Construction Cost Estimator / Quantity Surveyor

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A construction cost estimator is a professional who prepares cost estimates for your building plans. This professional also provides contract management during the building phase, overseeing the valuation of work done and managing costs until the final account is negotiated and settled at the end of the project. If you are a client who intends …

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