Causes of Loadshedding: 11 FAQ – Our Report Reveals All

Causes of Loadshedding: 11 FAQ – Our Report Reveals All

The causes of Loadshedding, what are they? Eskom currently supplies more than 5 million households with electricity. The rest get their electricity from their local municipality. Eskom and municipal schedules often differ, even in the same regions. These are some of the most common questions consumers, including our readers, ask about loadshedding.  Please note that…

The 3D-Printed House, The Dutch are Going Ahead In Record Time

The 3D-Printed House, The Dutch are Going Ahead In Record Time

Five 3D-Printed house projects planned for the Netherlands By this time next year a town in The Netherlands, Eindhoven, will have its first few 3D-printed homes built and ready for people to live in. There are a few companies working together with Eindhoven University of Technology and the local municipality on Project Milestone. 3D-concrete printing…

Tree Damage to Walls & Foundations – SANS10400-H Annex-D

Tree Damage to Walls & Foundations – SANS10400-H Annex-D

Danger of Tree Damage to Walls & Foundations – SANS 10400-H Annex-D Cracks and damage to walls and foundations are caused primarily by soils that contract and expand due to moisture content when the soil absorbs water and swells up and then shrinks when it dries out. This puts pressure on foundations, and if not designed…

Burst Water Pipes: You Pay For Fresh Air On the Bill

Burst Water Pipes: You Pay For Fresh Air On the Bill

By JANEK SZYMANOWSKI Air Gives False Readings Main picture above: Burst water pipe in Gauteng. Picture courtesy Pretoria East Record Every time a water pipe bursts, there’s a good chance that the municipality will rake in thousands of rands from false water meter readings. This is because air passing through consumers’ water meters and water…

Contractors All Risk-Insurance Policy Explained

Contractors All Risk-Insurance Policy Explained

Picture above from MorgueFile By Alvimann What is a Contractors All Risk Insurance policy? Contractors All Risk Insurance is a policy that insures the principal/employer and covers the contract works undertaken by the contractor and subcontractors. CivilSure offers 2 types of Contractors All Risk Insurance policies: 1. Contractors All Risk Once Off This Contractors Insurance…

DAMS – City of Cape Town Planning Joins Digital Age

DAMS – City of Cape Town Planning Joins Digital Age

City of Cape Town Planning Departments Now Accept Plans On a Memory Stick After at least two years of development, the City of Cape Town has implemented and introduced its new DAMS (Development Application Management System). This new Development Application Management System allows all new development applications to be made and processed through the new DAMS and…

Swimming Pools, Boundary Lines and Plans – JHB

Swimming Pools, Boundary Lines and Plans – JHB

A stunning swimming pool picture aboveWould you need to submit plans for a pool like this? See the post below.Pool by Prim City of Johannesburg Relaxes Swimming Pools Plan Submissions The City of Johannesburg’s Planning Department has confirmed that they have relaxed the by-laws relating to swimming pools and plan submissions. These regulations concern the…