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Two Bedroom Starter Home under R 850 000

Including fees, hidden costs & VAT

Everyone has to start somewhere – this two bedroom starter home is the perfect size for a couple or small family and has everything you need for under R 850 000.

The floor plan is designed specifically with extending in mind, so you can start out small and increase your living space when you and your family (or budget!) are ready.

Two Bedroom Starter Home – Floor Plan

Two bedroom starter home floor plan by Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes
Two bedroom starter home; floor plan by Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes
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Timber Home Dreams Become a Reality | 2019 Project

Timber Home dreams become a reality on this 2019 building project in Chintsa, Eastern Cape

Project Feature: large 200m² wooden home makes the most of indoor and outdoor living space, essentially creating two homes in one.

Location: Chintsa East, East London, Eastern Cape

The Brief

The brief was to create a relaxed, beach style, timber frame house with easy access to outdoor spaces. The plot is located in the seaside town of Chintsa East, just outside of East London in the Eastern Cape. It has a beautiful sea view. The timber home was also designed around the idea of having two adjoining living spaces; one for our clients Chrissy and Nick, and one for Chrissy’s parents when they travel to South Africa from Germany each year.

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One Bedroom Cabin Floor Plan – Designed for Resorts

This one bedroom cabin floor plan is designed specifically for resorts and game farms looking to build small accommodation units. The floor plan is simple and cost effective but keeps character and comfort in mind.

The floor plan is based on units that we built at Tsitsa Falls Resort in the Eastern Cape, where 10 cabins overlook the majestic Tsitsa Waterfalls. Check out our original article about the Tsitsa Falls Project.

TSITSA DESIGN – One Bedroom Cabin Floor Plan

One bedroom cabin floor plan with bedroom and kitchenette, en-suite shower room and deck
One bedroom cabin floor plan
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Convert from Thatch to Roof Sheeting – 2019 Project

In our latest roof conversion project in the Eastern Cape, clients convert from thatch to roof sheeting.

Our most recent thatch roof conversion was on a big family home in Komani (formerly Queenstown). The roof was converted from thatch to corrugated aluzinc roof sheeting, transforming the entire look of the home.

Thatch roof which has been converted to aluzinc roofing
Thatch Roof Converted to Roof Sheeting, Eastern Cape

The original roof design was fairly complex with many hips and valleys. Our clients found that the thatch on the roof needed consistent maintenance (especially in areas around the valleys). They therefore took the decision to convert from thatch to another roofing product.

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New Thatched Roof on Holiday Cottage, Qolora

New thatched roof on beach cottage in the Eastern Cape of South Africa
New thatched roof on holiday cottage at Qolora, Eastern Cape

Who doesn’t dream of owning a holiday cottage on the beach? This rustic family beach house was given a new lease of life just in time for the summer. Situated in Qolora at the gateway to the Wild Coast, the house is the epitome of an old “Tranksei Cottage”. The thatched roof sits on thick, white washed cement walls with a large veranda overlooking the beach. Small rondavels complete the homestead.

At the end of last year, having hosted many a family holiday, the cottage was in dire need of some TLC. The thatched roof was in a terrible condition due to minimal maintenance over a long period of time. While the roof was being re-built, the owners took the opportunity to renovate other areas of the cottage including the veranda, kitchen and living areas.

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The Building Process: Breaking Ground to Moving Day

Timber Frame House being Built, Eastern Cape
“Breaking Ground” is when the builders dig their first holes for the foundations of your new home

This article is Part II of a two-part series that explains the building process. My aim by writing this series is to inform home (or land) owners building their own custom house about the building process, what to expect from their builder and what steps the building process entails.

In this article I will walk you through steps 10 – 20 of the building process. From when your builder “breaks ground” to the moment that you turn the key in the lock of the front door and finally get to make your custom-built house a home. I will give details about getting soil classification, registering the home build with the NHBRC, how progress reports, payments and variations are managed, inspections of the building, acquiring certificates of compliance, an occupancy certificate, and getting the final building snags fixed up. Your builder/ project manager will manage most of these steps but it’s important that you understand what’s going on and when things should happen.

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PROJECT: New Timber Cabins Built at Tsitsa Falls Resort

New Timber Cabins were built at Tsitsa Falls Resort, Eastern Cape
New Timber Cabins were built at Tsitsa Falls Resort, Eastern Cape

Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes was employed as the main contractor to build new timber cabins at Tsitsa Falls Resort in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. We built ten cabins and a large ablution block. This was a turnkey project; all electrical and plumbing work, fixtures and fittings, furniture and finishes were completed by our team. The scope of works also included fencing the resort, constructing road and pathways, installing a borehole and rehabilitating the site through planting indigenous trees.

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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”