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The future of design: virtual tour software

Technology continues to evolve, paving the way for a more streamlined process regarding… everything! And that includes the worlds of architecture, interior design and decorating, and even property development and –selling.

10 December, 2018

4 of South Africa’s most popular house design styles

Every type of architectural style has a history to it. But as the South African architectural landscape is still relatively young (compared to Europe and America), our country offers fewer house design styles.

05 December, 2018

​Why is a 2-bedroom house best?

The facts are these: urban land scarcity is rising and our population is growing. This has resulted in the average full title stand decreasing to nearly half of what it was in the 1970s.

10 November, 2018

5 creative uses of shipping containers in South Africa

When it comes to architectural evolution, South Africa is also privy to trends and changes. The latest evidence is the lifestyle shift from gigantic abodes to downsized structures.

05 November, 2018

​The homify guide to Dutch gable roofs

It’s not uncommon for someone to build their own home instead of buying it. After all, being more in charge of your home’s look and design ensures the end result is much more to your liking and personal style (if you make use of a professional archit…

02 October, 2018

​How to get your building plans approved in Johannesburg

All homeowners have the right to the ‘proper enjoyment of their property’ – but that does not mean they are allowed to build and break as they please! In fact, even alterations which you may consider small (like building a swimming pool, erecting a n…

30 September, 2018

House painting made great by top experts in Gauteng: 6 benefits

Painting your home can seem easy and maybe even fun when you get the family involved in the process. However, taking on a mammoth task such as painting your entire house on the inside or even just the exterior walls can be very time consuming and…

27 August, 2018

Tips from the pros: ​The house maintenance checklist you need in Pretoria

Living in a house comes with responsibility – just like your car requires regular oil changes, so does your home need regular maintenance to avoid future headaches. The good news is that you can undertake the majority of these house maintenance tasks…

22 August, 2018

​Pretoria architect: 5 House exterior design tips you should know

First impressions definitely count, but if you think that means your work only starts with your home’s front entryway or that the responsibility for a beautiful house lies solely with your architects, then think again.

13 August, 2018

Architects' tips for perfect house plans in Johannesburg

Like any proper project in life, designing a house also goes hand-in-hand with decent planning – and part of that crucial planning is including a house plan.A house plan is the architectural representation of a client’s idea on how the different purp…