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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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”

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”

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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