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Architecture articles tips & information

9 smart garage ideas that won't cost thousands of rands

In South Africa, we often need to keep our cars stored neatly and securely away. Not only do they need to be sheltered from harsh weather conditions but they also need to be kept safe from any drivers who could possibly bump our cars if they were par…

27 October, 2020

​The pros and cons of a flat-roof house

South Africa is home to numerous designs and styles when it comes to residential structures, including the all-too familiar flat-roof house. But saying that a roof is 100% flat is actually inaccurate, as a flat-roof design usually has pitch/slant of…

23 October, 2020

9 things you should know before building a container home

One of the more memorable architectural evolutions in recent years, not to mention in terms of sustainable design, has been the re-use of shipping container to become born-again structures, whether for houses, coffee shops, guest bedrooms, play pen f…

22 October, 2020

Adding a house extension: The rules, costs, and ideas

Adding an extension to an existing house can be tricky and costly. But don’t fret if you don’t have any understanding about the rules and regulations (such as Planning Permission, what type of extension would be best to introduce more natural lightin…

19 October, 2020

How much does a home extension cost in South Africa?

We all dream of enjoying more space inside our homes; sometimes it’s a spare bedroom for overnight guests, and other times it’s an extra bathroom just to make that cleansing routine between you and your spouse (and your children) that much easier.

16 October, 2020

25 types of fences and walls to make your house more stylish

It is certainly not uncommon for South African homes to feature a fence, walls, and/or outside wall designs for security and privacy. And this is not exclusive to any particular region or neighbourhood, for you’re just as likely to see wall fence des…

14 October, 2020

​7 container homes from South Africa

Like all things in life, architecture continues to evolve. And even though there’s something to be said for traditional building methods, one can’t deny the trends of home-building, especially not when they’re as unique as taking old, used shipping c…

13 October, 2020

What you should know about single-family houses

Nobody can get angry at us regular folk for not always understanding the different terms in the real estate world. After all, it’s not like we’re Architects or Real Estate Agents working in the design/architectural industry on a daily basis.

31 August, 2020

6 factors that can affect your house-building timeline

Searching for first-rate professionals in the construction industry to help you finalise your dream property? We recommend Rykon Construction. Situated in Johannesburg, Rykon Construction has become one of South Africa’s most esteemed professional bu…

22 June, 2020

6 building materials for your cost-effective newly-built home

It’s not every person who dreams about building their ideal home from scratch. Most of us prefer to go house-hunting and view already completed structures ripe and ready for move in.

16 May, 2020