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Design Your Dream Home

Design Your Dream Home

Schoonraad Architects

To ensure a completed structure that is fit for purpose, Schoonraad Architects follow the following process:

  • They establish the design brief with the client
  • They conduct site inspection and analysis
  • They design concept and preparation of freehand sketch plans
  • They review and develop the design
  • They prepare the building plans with computer aided design software
  • They submit the plans to Homeowners Association for approval if required
  • They acquire consent of adjoining owners if required for encroaching onto building lines and overlooking of first floor balconies
  • They appointment of an engineer takes place if required
  • They finalize the plans with input from other consultants
  • They submit the plans to local authority and receive approval thereof
  • They send the plans out to tender
  • They award the building contract to a suitable contractor
  • They commence with construction
  • They attend Inspections by local authority at the various stages specified in the approval documentation
  • They prepare ‘as-built’ drawings if changes were made to the design during the construction phase
  • They submit  ‘as-built’ drawings at local authority for approval
  • They attend final inspection and receive the certificate of occupation issued by the building inspector
  • Schoonraad Architects then hand over the key and the building can be legally occupied by the owners
Design Your Dream Home

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Our practice is based in the lovely seaside town of Kleinmond, a stone’s throw away from the whale watching capital of the world, Hermanus. In the old days we used to have an office in Gauteng, which means we still travel there once a month to tend to ongoing projects. It also affords us the oppo...

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Frequently Asked Architectural Questions

Frequently Asked Architectural Questions

A list of frequently asked questions at Schoonraad Architects.