10 most important things for the Homeowner
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10 most important things for the Homeowner

The 10 most important things that the South African homeowner should be aware of and look out for when building a house: Additional Considerations: Remember, building a house is a journey, not just a destination. By being proactive, informed, and well-prepared, you can significantly increase your chances of a smooth and successful building experience. Don’t…

We Help Explain The Building Regulations, Easy to understand

We Help Explain The Building Regulations, Easy to understand

We simplify the complex rules and regulations for you – A beginner’s guide Understanding the intricacies (ins and outs) of building regulations (also known as Codes) can be a labyrinthine (big maze) task for homeowners and builders alike. Often viewed as an intimidating web of legalities and technicalities, these codes are fundamental in ensuring the…

Before You Demolish: Essential Rules You Need to Know (Part E)
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Before You Demolish: Essential Rules You Need to Know (Part E)

Site Safety during Demolitions-Part E The process of demolition is a critical precursor to new construction, but it requires a nuanced understanding of safety regulations outlined in Part E of the National Building Regulations. Part E serves as a guiding light, emphasizing common sense and the exercise of caution. It essentially delves into three pivotal…

Regulations for Foundations Part-H, A Focus on Safety

Regulations for Foundations Part-H, A Focus on Safety

Foundations, Part H, of any structure, large or small, must be built to safely transmit all loads of the building to the ground. If foundations are not correctly built, walls may crack and at worst, could even collapse. While the National Building Regulations specify general requirements for foundations, it is the deemed-to-satisfy rules contained in…

New Measures Needed? Tackling The Threat Of Unsafe Buildings

New Measures Needed? Tackling The Threat Of Unsafe Buildings

Rade moet genadeloos wees met die beperking van besetting van onveilige geboue Ek dink dit moet vreesaanjaend wees om 04:00 in die oggend wakker te word deur 'n donderslag wat die hele gebou laat sidder. Dan, in 'n verwarde toestand, besef jy jou bed bewe steeds en nee, dit was nie donderweer nie, dit was die gebou wat geval het...

Is Your Construction Project SANS 10400 Compliant? Find Out Now!

Is Your Construction Project SANS 10400 Compliant? Find Out Now!

Hoe Konstruksiewette, Nasionale Bouregulasies en Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Standaarde Huiseienaars raak Voor 1985 het verskeie provinsies en munisipaliteite in Suid-Afrika hul eie konstruksiewette en regulasies gehad wat, hoewel soortgelyk, nie dieselfde was nie. Oor 'n tydperk van jare het 'n komitee van kundiges, insluitend argitekte, bouers, ontwikkelaars en professionele persone van die Buro vir Standaarde (SABS) nagevors en saamgestel ...

Is Your House Plan Submission Ready? Find Out Now!

Is Your House Plan Submission Ready? Find Out Now!

Huisplanvoorleggings – wat is die proses? Die Stad Kaapstad het 'n maklik-om-te volg infografika geskep om te verduidelik hoe die proses van huisplan indiening werk. Geen aanlyn planvoorleggings Planne kan nie per pos of aanlyn ingedien word nie, dit moet persoonlik deur die eienaar of sy aangestelde gekwalifiseerde professionele persoon "deurgeloop" word.

Cape Town: Submit Your Building Plans Electronically Now!

Cape Town: Submit Your Building Plans Electronically Now!

Stad Kaapstad se beplanningsdepartemente aanvaar nou planne op 'n geheuestokkie Na minstens twee jaar van ontwikkeling het die Stad Kaapstad sy nuwe DAMS (Ontwikkelingstoepassingsbestuurstelsel) geïmplementeer en bekendgestel. Hierdie nuwe ontwikkelingstoepassingsbestuurstelsel laat alle nuwe ontwikkelingstoepassings toe om deur die nuwe DAMS en ...

Can You Really Fix Your Plumbing Yourself? Legality Explained!
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Can You Really Fix Your Plumbing Yourself? Legality Explained!

Loodgieterprojekte wat jy wettiglik kan aanpak Weet jy dat byna al die munisipaliteite nou 'n loodgieter COC (Sertifikaat van Voldoening) benodig voordat hulle die verkoop van enige huis in hul area sal goedkeur? Die vraag is watter DIY loodgieterwerk jy self kan doen wat wettig is en nie jou COC sal beïnvloed nie? Loodgieterswerk …

SA’s Secret Weapon: The PAJA Law You Should Know About
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SA’s Secret Weapon: The PAJA Law You Should Know About

Die PAJA: Die SA Wet wat Jou Regte Beskerm Ons kry daagliks vrae oor geboue wat uitsigte versper, balkonne wat uitkyk oor bure se slaapkamers, bougoedkeuring sonder bure se toestemming, ontwikkelaars wat nie korrekte stormwaterdreine insit nie; klagtes dat die bure se muur op "my" eiendom is; die lys gaan aan en aan. Mense wil ook weet wie hulle...

Municipal Mystery Solved: How To Contact Your Local District Authorities
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Municipal Mystery Solved: How To Contact Your Local District Authorities

Hoe om jou Plaaslike Owerheid en Munisipaliteit in jou Distrik te kontak Hier is die mees onlangse Nasionale Munisipaliteit Kontaklys Ons kry byna daagliks versoeke oor “Hoe kontak ek my plaaslike Munisipaliteit?”, “Waar is my plaaslike Owerheid ?”, “Waarheen neem ek my planne?”, “Waar kan ek die Bou-inspekteur kontak?” Wel…

Unlocking Permits: Understand Building Regulations Quickly

Unlocking Permits: Understand Building Regulations Quickly

A tot Z Woordelys van definisies en terme wat in die Nasionale Bouregulasies gebruik word. Praktykkode Elke bedryf het terme en definisies wat spesifiek vir daardie bedryf is, en die boubedryf is geen uitsondering nie. Hierdie woordelys van definisies van Nasionale Bouregulasies vorm deel van die Wet op Nasionale Bouregulasies en Boustandaarde (Wet...

Minor Building Works

Klein bouwerk

Wat is "Klein bouwerk"? Wat jy ook al op jou eiendom bou, benodig planne, tensy dit gedefinieer word as "geringe bouwerk". Desondanks sê die Wet baie goed in Deel A: Algemene Beginsels en Vereistes (dit was voorheen Deel A: Administrasie), dat enige strukturele bouwerk wat gedefinieer word as "geringe bouwerk" goedkeuring vereis ...

A Competent Person

'n Bekwame Persoon

Verstaan die konsep van bevoegde persone en bevoegdheid Toe Suid-Afrika se nasionale bouregulasies in 2008 bygewerk is, is verskeie nuwe definisies by die wetgewing gevoeg, en sommige is herskryf. Een van die belangrikste veranderinge was aan die term bevoegde persoon, want daar word nou van 'n "bekwame persoon" vereis om planne op te stel en dit in te dien...

Electrics & Lighting

Elektries en beligting

ELECTRICS & LIGHTING – WHAT’S INVOLVED Electrics & Lighting & Electronics are Related Fields. While both these related fields are specialised and take considerable training to be tackled in their entirety, there are projects involving both electrics and electronics that anyone with a reasonable aptitude and understanding can tackle. These range from wiring a plug…