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What is the Process to Build a Custom Home: First Steps

Small Custom Home built in Timber Frame - Eastern Cape
Designing and building your own custom home can be a dream come true. Get to know the building process before you start

Building your own custom home is an exciting project to look forward to but it can be over-whelming if you’re not sure how the process works, what to expect and who manages what aspects. In this article I will explain the various steps in the process of building a new custom home. My aim is to assist new home builders in understanding how things work. Our company Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes, builds custom timber homes for clients in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The building process described is therefore based on our experience here. Continue reading “What is the Process to Build a Custom Home: First Steps”

East London Aquarium Reopens after Repairs

Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes completes repairs at East London Aquarium
Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes completes repairs at East London Aquarium

East London Aquarium reopens after repairs were completed from storm damage caused in August last year. High seas caused terrible damages to the piers and decks at the aquarium which was forced to close until repaired. Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes were contracted to complete a large part of the repairs which have now been finished. The aquarium is due to celebrate it’s reopening on Saturday 29th September 2018 at their “Fine & Fabulous: Fine and Fishy Aquarium Reopening Event“. Continue reading “East London Aquarium Reopens after Repairs”

Renovation Ideas that will Transform your Old Timber Home

A recently renovated timber home full of renovation ideas to get you started with your own project
A recently renovated timber home full of renovation ideas to get you started with your own project

There are lots of renovation ideas that will transform your old timber home – modernize by replacing original timber doors and windows with aluminum and glass, install new ceilings or give your floors some TLC. This article contains some of our top ideas and renovation pictures to help get you started. Please note that if you’re looking for cheap, quick fix or D.I.Y renovation ideas this is not it! To put these house renovation ideas into action you will need to hire a professional timber frame builder or construction company.  Continue reading “Renovation Ideas that will Transform your Old Timber Home”

Timber Home Renovation Featured in Daily Dispatch Weekender Supplement

Timber Home Renovation Featured in Daily Dispatch Weekender Supplement July 2018
Timber Home Renovation Featured in Daily Dispatch Weekender Supplement July 2018

The last weekend in July 2018 was a bumper weekend of celebrations for the team at Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes; not only did we bring home the Gold Award for Roofing at the ITC-SA Awards but our work was featured on the front page of the Daily Dispatch Weekender supplement. Continue reading “Timber Home Renovation Featured in Daily Dispatch Weekender Supplement”

Bosazza Roofing Awarded Gold at ITC-SA Awards 2018

GOLD Award Winning Contractor- ITC-SA - Bosazza Roofing
GOLD Award Winning Contractor- ITC-SA – Bosazza Roofing

On 27th July 2018 Jonathan Bosazza, CEO, and his wife April, attended the ITC-SA Timber Engineered Product Awards in Durbanville, Cape Town. The awards are held annually and recognise member contractors for exceptional work in the timber construction industry.
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Project: Three Bed Timber Home Build

Three Bedroom Timber Home Build, Chintsa East - Eastern Cape
Three Bedroom Timber Home Build, Chintsa East – Eastern Cape

A home doesn’t have to be big to be beautiful! This small three bedroom home design is simple, open plan living at its best; 100m² floor area with a deck of 30m² extending out to the front of the house on to stunning views of Chintsa beach and the Indian Ocean.
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Award Winning Project: Roofing of Residential Home, Olivewood Private Estate

Large Roof Installation - Corrugated Roof Sheeting - Eastern Cape
Large Roof Installation – Corrugated Roof Sheeting – Eastern Cape

Bosazza Roofing was contracted to install the roofs on the main house and Summer kitchen of this high profile project in the new Olivewood Private Estate & Golf Course, Chintsa; scope of works included installing the roofs, ceilings (including three exposed truss areas), eave ceilings, veranda’s, custom timber and steel balustrades and two pergola’s in the grounds of the property. The project duration was approximately 12 months and was completed in March 2018.

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Project: Construction & Installation of Tiled Roofs at Viskop Private Resort

On 19th September 2014 a savage fire spread through the coastal resort of Viskop situated at the mouth of the Chefani river in Chintsa; fanned by a strong south-westerly wind the fire ripped through ten thatched houses of the total twenty-two in a matter of minutes. Luckily no-one was physically harmed in the fires but the homeowners suffered losses of a multitude of possessions as well as huge damages to their beautiful holiday homes.

Private Resort - Thatch Homes Burnt Down 2014, Reconstructed in Tiles
Private Resort – Thatch Homes Burnt Down 2014, Reconstructed in Tiles

Bosazza Roofing was contracted to re-construct and install the roofs of five homes. As an alternative to thatch, homeowners took the decision to use cement tiles on the roofs.  Continue reading “Project: Construction & Installation of Tiled Roofs at Viskop Private Resort”

Project: Thatch Guesthouse Converted to Metrotiles, Hogsback

Thatch Roof Converted to Metrotiles, Eastern Cape
Thatch Roof Converted to Metrotiles, Eastern Cape
Original Thatched Roof before Converting
Original Thatched Roof before Converting

A thatched rondavel (or “roundhouse”) is quintessentially African – this guesthouse in the Hogsback mountains recently had a face-left to bring the traditional rondavel into a clean, modern space for guests to enjoy.

Our clients chose the Structure Stays conversion system which retains the original structure of the thatched roof but strips away all thatch. On this project we also stripped the thatching laths and installed a timber tongue and groove ceiling in the rondavel.  Continue reading “Project: Thatch Guesthouse Converted to Metrotiles, Hogsback”

Project: Thatched Home Converted to Onduvilla Tiles, Kareedouw

Large Family Home Converted from Thatch to Onduvilla Tiles
Large Family Home Converted from Thatch to Onduvilla Tiles

This large family home in Kareedouw, Eastern Cape, was converted from Cape Reed thatch to Onduvilla premium roof tiles in Charcoal grey.  Continue reading “Project: Thatched Home Converted to Onduvilla Tiles, Kareedouw”