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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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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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”