Tag Archives: building regulations

Construction Laws & SANS 10400

How Construction Laws, National Building Regulations and South African National Standards Affect Homeowners Prior to 1985, various provinces and municipalities in South Africa had their own construction laws and regulations which, although similar, were not the same. Over a period of years a committee of experts, including architects, builders, developers, and the Bureau of Standards …

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NHBRC Warranty Scheme Review

NHBRC Review of the Warranty Scheme The NHBRC recently embarked upon a review process of the Warranty Scheme which will result in three new documents being published, namely a set of Technical Requirements for issue as regulations by the Minister in terms of the Act; a Home Building Manual containing …

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NHBRC Suspends Fees Included in PA003

NHBRC Suspends the Payment of House Enrolment Fees-PA003 The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) announced at the beginning of November 2013 that the home registration fees, that must be paid on all new houses, will no longer be allowed to be included in the first progress payment that is …

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Building Regulations Part 3

Building Regulations Section 3: Part R to Part X & XA As there are a total 23 Parts to the SANS 10400 Building Regulations we have divided them into three sections to improve the ease of navigation. The order in which the different Parts of the regulations are displayed follows …

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National Building Regulations Glossary

A to Z Glossary of Definitions and Terms Used in the National Building Regulation Code of Practice   Every industry has terms and definitions that are specific to that industry, and the building industry is no exception. These Building Regulation definitions form part of the National Building Regulations and Building …

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Floors and Flooring

Understanding what’s Underfoot The type of floors specified in building plans will determine the materials required as well as which sub-contractors or specialists are going to be involved in the building project. There are many floor coverings and floor finishes for our homes and buildings, but in construction there are only …

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Building Regulations Part 2

Building Regulations Section 2: Part J to Part Q As there are a total 23 Parts to the SANS 10400 Building Regulations we have divided them into three sections to improve the ease of navigation. The order in which the different Parts of the regulations are displayed follows the same …

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Building Regulations Part 1

Building Regulations Section 1: Part A to Part H As there are a total 23 Parts to the SANS 10400 Building Regulations we have divided them into three sections to improve the ease of navigation. The order in which the different Parts of the regulations are displayed follows the same …

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About Us

ABOUT US This site is the brainchild – or perhaps more fittingly, the labour-of-love-child – of well known South African husband and wife team, Janek Szymanowski and Penny Swift. We have been writing about, photographing, and illustrating aspects of home building and decorating, DIY and some more serious construction work …

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