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Understanding the building process

This process is based on a two-story residential home.

CHOOSE A STAND

1 week

Who needs to be contacted first ? The builder or the architect? We here at Homebuilder sit with a complete team to help from Agent to assist on stand, Architect, Engineer throughout to a complete construction team. Buying a stand is all about “R”, size, layout (NorthEastSouthWest facing?), servitudes, estates rules & architectural guidelines – your builder & architect needs to know their stuff.

WHICH ARCHITECT?

2 weeks or more

How much will he charge me for MY idea? single or double-story? Plastered walls or Facebrick, Wood, or Aluminium doors & windows? How do I minimize Yearly & Monthly Maintenance? Green Footprint -solar geyser? gas geyser? heat pump? gas stove? Greywater system? Insulation? Cavity walls? Double glazing windows? Underfloor heating or Gas Fireplace? How many bedrooms & ladies how much cupboard space is enough? bathroom layout & sanitary ware that saves water? Living & Entertainment? Bar? Study? Garage & Storage? Servants quarters? Future possibilities for an extension like an extra room or swimming pool? Where is what light is installed and what light switches go where? How high is my shower head and how wide is my bath – will it fit practically as the architect indicated? Cornice mold? Skirting size? Type of Floor & Wall tile? Bedrooms – carpets or laminates? Kitchen planning & layout? wall color choices? #&%$ this is too much!!

But wait, we can help… We help with the design & it's included in our price! That’s not all we also assist with…

INTERIOR PLANNING

1 day

We supply a mood board to help visualize the final product vs. budget.

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BUILDER QUOTATION

1 week

All the above questions affect Rand per m2 – Builders tender & documents (Spec’s list and contract)

BANK DOCUMENTS

1 week

All banks need different documentation but most want a Bank Agreement, Tender & Contract with a Builder, Waiver of Lien, Specification Documents, NHBRC Enrollment & Registration, Interest letter, Builders all risk Insurance, etc.

APPROVAL FROM BANK

1 week

ATTORNEY INSTRUCTION

1 day

Client signs all documentation with the attorney.

HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION APPROVAL

Up to 2 weeks

COUNCIL APPROVAL

NHBRC SUBMISSION

Up to 2 weeks

Depending on the soil conditions, area & NHBRC engineers.

Tshwane 4-6 Weeks

Ekurhuleni 6-8 Weeks

Jo’burg up to 12 Weeks

ATTORNEY REGISTERS STAND AND BUILDING BOND

6 to 8 weeks

Once all the above ducks are in a row we GO GO GO…

OK, now we start:

PROJECT PLANNING

1 week

WHEN must we order WHAT to fit the budget

HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

1 week

Approves site establishment

SITE ESTABLISHMENT

1 week

We clear the site from all the rubble & grass, Land surveyor comes out and setout the stand with the house points, Temporary power & Toilet facilities, Water Connection & storage facilities

CONSTRUCTION STARTS

2 days

Excavate trenches, sewer & boundary wall

1 day

Engineer Council HOA & Bank inspect trenches

3 days

Engineer designs foundation – steel ordered

1 week

Compaction of trenches & fixing of steel

1 day

Concrete in foundations

BUILDING FOUNDATION WALLS

1 week

Backfill & level inside of foundation walls to prepare for surface bed steel & concrete Once leveled plastic is installed for waterproofing & welded mesh for surface bed strength.

Installation of electrical conduit for plugs & light switches & plumbing wastes for bath shower & basins.

2 weeks

Pouring of concrete for the surface bed.

1 day

Progress payment $$$$ – the first one can take up to 3 weeks

BUILDING GROUND FLOOR WALLS

2 weeks

Building of ground floor external and internal walls, including lintels and brick force. To prepare for the 1st-floor slab.

Progress payment $$$$ – this can take 2 weeks

SLAB PREPARATION

2 weeks

Preparing for the 1st-floor slab. Erecting the shuttering/ support

Supply and install the steel for the slab, then pour concrete and let is sit for 2weeks

Progress payment $$$$ – this can take 2 weeks

BUILDING FIRST FLOOR WALLS

2 weeks

Building of first floor external and internal walls, including lintels and brick force. To prepare for roof installation.

Progress payment $$$$ – this can take 2 weeks

ROOF

Installation

1 week

Erect Trusses & Insulation

1 – 2 days

Install roof tiles

1 – 2 days

Progress payment $$$$ – this can take 2 weeks

BUILDERS TO FINISH

2 weeks

Building Internal Door Frames, Beam filling, Gables, Window Sills, Braai, Fireplace, Boundary & Screen Walls.

CLIENT INSPECTS

Planned Plumbing & Electrical points before plaster.

1 day

Plumber & Electrician installs Geyser & Main Power supply, conduit, PVC pipes & copper into the Ground floor & First Floor walls.

2 weeks

INSTALLING

1 week

Wooden or Aluminium Windows + Garage Door – Prepare for installation of outside doors to lock the house.

PLASTER

4 weeks

The team starts inside with the walls & floor screed

CEILINGS

3 weeks

Ceilings are now installed – Rhinolite on the ceiling starts in the first finished room.

Progress payment $$$$ – this can take 2 weeks

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