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About Krugersdorp

Krugersdorp is a mining city in the West Rand of the Gauteng province. Founded in 1887, the city is only 30 km outside Johannesburg and about 75 km from Pretoria. Gold, manganese, iron, asbestos and lime are all mined in the region.

Over the years, Krugersdorp has obtained a modern business centre and various shopping malls together with many smaller shops, schools, and the essential amenities. Game reserves and a nearby bird sanctuary can also be found in or near the city.

The residents of Krugersdorp are scattered across its various residential neighbourhoods, including Noordheuwel. Noordheuwel is considered a middle- to upper-class suburb that enjoys a fair share in the Krugersdorp property market. Today, a mix of conventional to contemporary architectural styles can be seen in the residential homes of Noordheuwel. Many of its residents get to enjoy prime views over Johannesburg's north-west area, which is one of the major attractions of this upmarket area.

Depending on size and location, the average estimated value of a house in Krugersdorp ranges between R720 000 and R2 459 490 in 2019. For apartments, the price is about R720 000.

What type of work do Interior Architects do?

Interior Architects oversee the designing and interior construction of a project, regardless of industry. It is their responsibility to manage all the details related to the interior architecture and construction materials by following client-approved designs.

In addition to drawing up designs, an Interior Architect must also collect and prepare expense proposals, report programmatic data, and modify existing structures to fit in with the client's wants and needs. Similar to other professionals (like Architects and Interior Designers), Interior Architects must develop strong business relationships with material suppliers. They also develop parameters to generate construction documents and proposals for projects, plus facilitate schedule estimates.

It is crucial that an Interior Architect stay up to date on safety regulations and building codes.

Questions an Interior Architect is likely to ask a client

In order to do their job properly and provide the best possible results, Interior Architects will also need to ask their share of questions when meeting with a client. Being open and honest with your answers will definitely help to save time, money, and ensure the entire process proceeds much more smoothly.

Here are just some of the important questions that might come up during your initial meeting with an Interior Architect:

  1. What does your project entail? (Is it a garage conversion, an extension being added to your existing home, etc)
  2. Who will make use of the space? (children, elderly, tenants, etc.)
  3. What is your 5-year, 10-year, and long-term plan for this space? (Are you considering moving out of your house in the foreseeable future?
  4. What activities do you see yourself doing in this new space? (i.e. hosting and entertaining, relaxing)
  5. Describe your back yard. Will any major renovations be needed there, like the removal of trees? (This will inform the professional if he might need to source an expert on this topic, such as a Landscape Architect)
  6. Do you have any sustainable goals for this project?
  7. Are there any views on your site that are important?
  8. Do you have any suggestions or ideas for designs and materials?
  9. Do you have any visual data (i.e. videos and photos) sourced from the Internet that can show us a particular style or architectural feature that you like?
  10. What style of architecture do you prefer? (i.e. Modern, Scandinavian, Colonial)
  11. What is your current storage needs?
  12. What are the time constraints of your project? (Keep in mind that the professional' viable timeline may not always link up with yours)
  13. What is your budget?

What to ask an Interior Architect's references

In your search for the perfect professional for your project, you will talk to many people – and if you do your research correctly, a lot of those people will be references that worked with the Interior Architect in the past.

Here are some interesting questions that can help you decide if that particular Interior Architect is the right one for your project…

1.    What kind of work did the professional do for you? Was it to renovate an existing structure, design a new interior space, etc.

2.    Did you know what the professional was going to do before the project started? Did the Interior Architect adequately explain his role before the work started, including who would be the project manager, what types of materials would be used, the start- and end dates of the project, etc.

3.    Did they show up on time? What hours did the Interior Architect and his team work? Did they clean up the work site at the end of each day?

4.    Did you check their credentials? Did the Interior Architect's project require a permit from a local building department or code enforcement agency? Was there any trouble obtaining this?

5.    What was it like working with the professional and his crew / sub-contractors? Was there always somebody on site to answer your questions? Were they pleasant to work with?

6.    How did you find communication between you and the Interior Architect? Did they keep you updated on the project, especially with unexpected occurrences and costs?

7.    Did you get the results you were hoping for?

8.    Would you work with this Interior Architect again?

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