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Build it green – part 4
7 years ago

Build it green – part 4

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We have just forfeited one bottle of scotch and a thousand bucks – thanks to the municipality! We are still awaiting municipal approval of our plans, and have been told that only one signature stands in our way, but we are beginning to suspect that someone is stalling for a bribe… hmmm.

Build it green – part 3
7 years ago

Build it green – part 3

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This has been a rather momentous week as our bond has been approved by the bank! It was a relief to hear from this financial institution, because we have been happily shopping with their money.

Build it green – part 2

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When our design engineer informed us that our ceilings are going to be 2 865m high, I thought it might be time to buy him a new (metric) measuring tape, or maybe refer him to an Optometrist. It turns out, however, that the man is far more clued up than we gave him credit for. Nardi van Zijl from Zijl Hof Design has designed our steel frame to fit the MgO boards and the Cavitybatt to minimise trimming, thus saving on labour and wastage – brilliant!

Build it green
7 years ago

Build it green

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Welcome to our next online diary. In this series, Carmen Lee will take you through the exciting process of building an eco-friendly, steel frame home. Keep an eye on our website as we’ll have weekly posts over the next three months.

Brick by brick – Sacha’s diary – part 6
7 years ago

Brick by brick – Sacha’s diary – part 6

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It’s been 7 months since we started this building adventure and looking back, it sure has been a roller-coaster ride. I’ve really enjoyed sharing my journey with you and hope you’ve enjoyed following the process.

Brick by brick – Sacha’s diary – part 5
7 years ago

Brick by brick – Sacha’s diary – part 5

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I’m back and honestly it feels like I’ve been through hell since my last post. We’ve had to move everything out of the house again in order to fix the floor fiasco. This hopefully will be over soon, so we can finally start enjoying our new home.

Brick by brick – Sacha’s diary – part 4
7 years ago

Brick by brick – Sacha’s diary – part 4

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The last of the three pivot aluminium doors, which close up the containers arrived. I just love how they turned out and how they open onto the pool area. I also got a funky bubble chandelier that I just had to have! I wanted this hanging light so badly that I sold my Galaxy tablet to be able to get it. It makes for a great view when in the shower.

Brick by brick – Sacha’s diary – part 3
7 years ago

Brick by brick – Sacha’s diary – part 3

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So the closer we come to finishing the more stressful it’s all getting. And one thing I’ve noticed with building is that nobody has respect for each other’s work – it drives me insane. The electrician will just grind into the newly plastered walls, while the plasterer will mess all over the painted walls, and it goes on and on… OK – vent over!

Brick by brick – Sacha’s diary – part 2
7 years ago

Brick by brick – Sacha’s diary – part 2

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Welcome to the second instalment of Sacha and Johan Olivier’s home building adventure. A lot has happened over the past two weeks – their sanitaryware has arrived, internal walls have been plastered and main en-suite bathroom is starting to come together!

Brick by brick – Sacha’s diary
7 years ago

Brick by brick – Sacha’s diary

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In the Feb issue of SA Home Owner we featured the incredibly interesting Marvel comic themed home belonging to Sacha and Johan Olivier. We were blown away by the couple’s imaginative personalities and the way they created a completely bespoke home. So much so that we asked them if we could be privy to documenting the process of their next home building venture

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