Dear home-builder/project developer,
This is to inform you, the prospective homeowner/project developer of the absolute importance of having a plan in hand, when embarking on your building project. With that plan, you can obtain competitive costs on both materials and labour costs, and instruct your builder how to proceed.
I have prepared plans for folk all over Africa and further abroad. As such, in 90% of the cases, plans are not submitted to local authority for formal approval in terms of building by-laws of health and safety regulations. This is a sad state of affairs, as unaccounted for building mishaps will present over time. Not only those latent defects, but critical errors in functional design aspects.
When one is embarking on a building project that is going to serve all the functional aspects of a home or commercial enterprise; this requires the input of an architecturally imbued person that has both the conceptual and technical expertise to produce the end product.
With the production of over 4500 projects to date by myself; and the personal overseeing and project management of some 100 or more of them, that technical expertise, is what you the developer must employ. I have witnessed many building disasters over my years in the architectural field. When you are spending anything from half a million to one million rand on a normal home, at current costs, you do need that ‘plan in hand’.
I urge you, the home builder/project developer to utilize the expertise of a professional in the architectural field. I am such a person, and as mentioned that I prepare plans for folk all over Africa especially; I do have to keep my costs very low, so as to get the work. My costs are kept at about 1/5th of what I should be charging as a professional architect, with to date 46 years in the profession.
Please give me a call on 036 352 3178 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get further clarification.
Thanks in anticipation