Owner Building in South Africa

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If you are planning to build or renovate your own home, Owner Building in South Africa is an indispensable guide. Whether you are a hands-on builder or simply want to monitor the subcontractors, this practical reference book will enable you to tackle the project with confidence. Written for the 21st century owner builder whose idea of a ‘notebook’ does not mean a pencil and paper!, it provides all the information you need for every aspect of the project, including:
• purchasing the land
• costing and financing
• planning and scheduling
• selecting and purchasing building materials
• working with subcontractors
• site preparation
• construction, from the foundations to the roof
• adding the basic and decorative finishes
• landscaping
• securing the property against intrusion

Authors note: This is one our most comprehensive and successful titles to date. This is currently not available on our site but you can order a printed copy or an e-Book via RandomHouseStruik just click the link below. Thank you.



5 reviews for Owner Building in South Africa

  1. Siboniso

    How much is the building book

  2. Janek

    Hi Johann, I have replied to your email. Thanks for alerting us to this broken link. The publishers Penguin Random House changed their website and did not inform us. The link is now working fine, thanks again.

  3. jacques

    Link is down again

    • Janek

      Hi Jacques, I have emailed you a reply with a couple of questions.

  4. Ryan vd Merwe

    Hi, just checking if book covers nutec structures etc

    • Janek

      Hi Ryan, Owner Building covers all the aspects of building including timber frame but not in fine detail. Nutec has an Agrement certificate from the SABS and so is quite legal to use. Regards, Janek

  5. Peter

    Hi, how up to date is this book.

    • Janek

      The basics are up-to-date but with all the energy-saving issues that have been fast forwarded there are areas that aren’t. At the same time, the book doesn’t have intense detail. Rather, we help you to move in the right direction to find out what you need to know. There’s nothing else on the shelves that will give you this kind of guidance. Also, different municipalities have their own requirements, so there will always be research required from your side.

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