10 (ten) most important things for the Homeowner

10 (ten) 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…

Demystifying Building Regulations, Explained

Demystifying Building Regulations, Explained

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…

Cost-Effective Ways to Ensure SANS 10400 Compliance in Your Project

Cost-Effective Ways to Ensure SANS 10400 Compliance in Your Project

While Compliance is Vital, it Doesn’t Have to be Financially Burdensome. Compliance with building regulations is a fundamental requirement for any construction project in South Africa. Among these regulations, SANS 10400, the South African National Standard, plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety, health, and sustainability of buildings. Achieving compliance with SANS 10400 is…

South African Building Regulations: New Updates?

South African Building Regulations: New Updates?

Key Changes and Updates in the SANS Building Regulations? The landscape of building regulations in South Africa is ever-evolving, reflecting advances in construction technology, changes in societal needs, and a growing emphasis on safety and sustainability. For homeowners, builders, and architects, staying informed about the latest updates and changes to South African building regulations is…

Demystifying SANS 10400

Demystifying SANS 10400

A Homeowner’s Guide to Compliance When it comes to owning and maintaining a home in South Africa, understanding and complying with the building regulations is crucial. The South African National Standard, SANS 10400, provides the framework for these regulations, covering various aspects of construction, safety, and sustainability. For homeowners, architects, and builders, navigating this complex…

What is The Latest Version of SANS 10400?

What is The Latest Version of SANS 10400?

The latest version of SANS 10400 in South Africa is SANS 10400:2011, also known as the National Building Regulations (NBR). However, please note that regulations and standards are subject to updates and revisions, and there may have been newer versions released since then. “The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) is revising its home-building manual…

When Did Genuine SANS 10400 Come Into Effect?

When Did Genuine SANS 10400 Come Into Effect?

The South African National Standard (SANS) 10400, also known as the Building Regulations, is a set of standards and regulations that govern the construction and maintenance of buildings in South Africa. These regulations cover various aspects of building design, construction, and safety to ensure that buildings are safe, healthy, and sustainable. The SANS 10400 regulations…

What is the Safety SANS 10400 refuse area?

What is the Safety SANS 10400 refuse area?

In South Africa, the SANS 10400 refers to the National Building Regulations that provide guidelines and standards for the construction and maintenance of buildings. The SANS 10400 Part U does indeed cover refuse disposal in South Africa’s National Building Regulations. Part U specifically focuses on the design and construction of buildings regarding the provision and…

Construction Laws & SANS 10400 Official Report

Construction Laws & SANS 10400 Official Report

How Construction Laws, National Building Regulations and South African National Standards Affect Homeowners Prior to 1985, various provinces and municipalities in South Africa had their own construction laws and regulations which, although similar, were not the same. Over a period of years, a committee of experts, including architects, builders, developers, and the Bureau of Standards (SABS) professionals researched and compiled…

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…

The PAJA: A Law to Protect Your Rights

The PAJA: A Law to Protect Your Rights

The PAJA: The SA Law that Protects Your Rights We get questions daily about buildings blocking views, balconies overlooking neighbours’ bedrooms, building approval without neighbours’ consent, developers not putting in correct storm-water drains; complaints that the neighbours wall is on “my” property; the list goes on and on. People also want to know who they…

Town Planning Scheme 2011 – Johannesburg

Town Planning Scheme 2011 – Johannesburg

Consolidated Johannesburg Town Planning Scheme, 2011 Download the Johannesburg Town Planning Scheme document below We have included this Johannesburg Town Planning Scheme document to assist you with accessing the the correct information so that you can make the right decisions when it comes to planning any construction, building and renovation or the purchase of property…