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Durban: Builder & Contruction Services

Our team normally offer the following services.

DURBAN BUILDING MATERIAL SOURCING

Building projects require time, resources and budget to get the job completed. And we can assist you with this.

To start, one would need to work with an Architect to draft plans for your construction project. Once your building plans have been approved, then there are a number of tasks that need to be completed before you can start with the actual construction work. This may include, amongst others, site preparation, material sourcing etc.

Building materials may range from bricks, cement, cement or wooden beams, struts, tiles, fixing in whichever material you would prefer, electrical components, piping and plumbing components, build accessories for the various applications.. And the list goes on.

Building tools, equipment, safety gear etc. are also considerations that either need to be purchased or provided by a contractor to the onsite labour force.

DURBAN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS

We have vast experience in managing construction projects and can assist you with a variety of standard building tasks, as listed below –

  • Soil poisoning (*Done in-house: Durban Pest Control Services) and other site preparation

  • Assistance with the development of floor plans and obtain a materials list for estimations

  • Assist with obtaining structural engineer plans for foundation, floor plan etc.

  • Assist with obtaining lot survey

  • Assist with obtaining municipal approvals, as necessary

  • Assist with obtaining required approvals from HOA (homeowners association) or ARC (architectural review committee), if and when required

  • Assist with clearing the building site (demolition of existing structures, as necessary)

  • Survey to stake out for the foundation

  • Excavate the foundation and dig footers (Scope of work is dependent of foundation designed by engineer)
  • Assist with the installation of plumbing grounds
  • Assist with the pouring of foundations and footers with concrete
  • Assist with the frame work: Structural beams, pillars, walls, roofing structures etc.

  • Add floor and ceiling joists and install subfloor panels
  • Cover outer walls and roof in treatment for water-resistance barrier
  • Install roof shingles or other covering for flat roof
  • Cover the walls with siding, as per your desired finish

  • Install of windows and doors

  • Add internal plumbing, HVAC (Heating, ventilation and air conditioning), electrical and any natural gas utilities required

  • Rain gutter, down-piling and drainage systems

  • External walls, retaining walls and fencing

  • Install insulation and interior drywall panels (cementboard for wet areas) and to complete walls and ceilings

  • Install kitchen and bathroom fixtures

  • Spackle, prime and paint interior walls and ceilings
  • Additional tiling (or other flooring) on top of cementboard for wet areas, such as the bathrooms and kitchen backsplash
  • Install or supervise final floor covering, such as floor tile, carpet or wood flooring etc.
  • Installation of final fixtures and furnishings such as bedroom cupboards and other decorative features, as agreed in the written contract

  • Install major appliances, as quoted
  • Liaise with building inspector for visits, if/when necessary, to approve utilities and framing

  • Completion of any other tasks, as agreed in writing

DURBAN BUILDING RENOVATION CONTRACTORS

Building renovations are smaller building construction jobs and usually addition to an existing building.

Although, generally simpler and on a much smaller scale than a new construction, many of the same considerations and processes need to be taken into account to minimise or eliminate any potential problems. Where existing structure are present that will need to be altered for the renovation, it is essential that a professional (or professions) in their field of expertise are hired to ensure that structural aspects of the building are not damaged, that may land you in hot water with the building inspector later down the line. Such mistake may be very costly and may require a job having to be redone and a much greater expense than originally budgeted. Building mistakes can easily double the cost of your project is not planned, approved and executed correctly.

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If you are unsure as to whether we can assist you with your particular requirements, simply Contact us for a hassle FREE inspection or quotation. If we are unable to assist you in person, we will make every effort to steer you in the right direction.

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Building construction is the process of adding structure to real property or construction of buildings. The majority of building construction jobs are small renovations, such as addition of a room, or renovation of a bathroom. Often, the owner of the property acts as laborer, paymaster, and design team for the entire project. Although building construction projects consist of common elements such as design, financial, estimating and legal considerations, projects of varying sizes may reach undesirable end results, such as structural collapse, cost overruns, and/or litigation. For this reason, those with experience in the field make detailed plans and maintain careful oversight during the project to ensure a positive outcome.

Residential construction practices, technologies and resources must conform to local building authority regulations and codes of practice. Materials readily available in the area generally dictate the construction materials used (e.g. brick versus stone, versus timber). Cost of construction on a per square meter (or per square foot) basis for houses can vary dramatically based on site conditions, local regulations, economies of scale (custom designed homes are often more expensive to build) and the availability of skilled tradespeople. Residential construction as well as other types of construction can generate waste such that planning is required.

Building Construction

Building construction is the process of adding structure to real property or construction of buildings. The majority of building construction jobs are small renovations, such as addition of a room, or renovation of a bathroom. Often, the owner of the property acts as laborer, paymaster, and design team for the entire project. Although building construction projects consist of common elements such as design, financial, estimating and legal considerations, projects of varying sizes may reach undesirable end results, such as structural collapse, cost overruns, and/or litigation. For this reason, those with experience in the field make detailed plans and maintain careful oversight during the project to ensure a positive outcome.

Commercial building construction is procured privately or publicly utilizing various delivery methodologies, including cost estimating, hard bid, negotiated price, traditional, management contracting, construction management-at-risk, design & build and design-build bridging.

Residential construction practices, technologies, and resources must conform to local building authority regulations and codes of practice. Materials readily available in the area generally dictate the construction materials used (e.g. brick versus stone, versus timber). Cost of construction on a per square meter (or per square foot) basis for houses can vary dramatically based on site conditions, local regulations, economies of scale (custom designed homes are often more expensive to build) and the availability of skilled tradespeople. Residential construction as well as other types of construction can generate waste such that planning is required.

New Construction Techniques and Sustainability

As efficiency codes have come into effect in recent years, new construction technologies and methods have emerged. University Construction management departments are on the cutting edge of the newest methods of construction intended to improve efficiency, performance and reduce construction waste.

New techniques of building construction are being researched, made possible by advances in 3D printing technology. In a form of additive building construction, similar to the additive manufacturing techniques for manufactured parts, building printing is making it possible to flexibly construct small commercial buildings and private habitations in around 20 hours, with built-in plumbing and electrical facilities, in one continuous build, using large 3D printers. Working versions of 3D-printing building technology are already printing 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) of building material per hour as of January 2013, with the next-generation printers capable of 3.5 metres (11 ft) per hour, sufficient to complete a building in a week. Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars’s performative architecture 3D-printed building was scheduled to be built in 2014.

In the current trend of sustainable construction, the recent movements of New Urbanism and New Classical Architecture promote a sustainable approach towards construction, that appreciates and develops smart growth, architectural tradition and classical design. This is in contrast to modernist and short-lived globally uniform architecture, as well as opposing solitary housing estates and suburban sprawl. Both trends started in the 1980s.

The construction site may be shut down due to bad weather. Erecting scaffolded tents over the site may reduce the number of lost work days, increasing productivity.

Source: wikipedia.org

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