Property related e.g. Reading of building plans / QS related.
Included in our services are the following;
1. Residential Take-off’s:
We provide take-off’s and estimates to builders who only do renovations, or the builders that build a few homes a year.
We are known for the efficiency of our tender document. The largest portion of our service is residential estimating.
Lately potential homeowners became aware of all the pitfalls in the way of the construction process.
2. Commercial Take-off’s:
We have clients that focus on commercial buildings such as block of flats, light industrial buildings or smaller shopping centres. We provide them with Cash flow management, Payment certificates and 24 hour back up support.
3. Consultancy Services:
ALL AFRICA HOUSING(PTY)LTD is an national consulting company with a reputation for excellence in the resolution and avoidance of construction disputes.
The Company is at the forefront of contract advice, dispute avoidance and resolution with emphasis on first class skills, expertise and long term client satisfaction.
4. Consultancy Services – Contract Advice:
With ALL AFRICA HOUSING(PTY)LTD Contract Advice expertise and experience we are able to advise on the interpretation of non-standard forms of contract, commercial risks within tender documentation, give strategic advice on dealing with contractual issues between parties and investigate the performance, cost, time over-runs and consequential risks on projects.
5. Consultancy service – Claim Preparation:
With ALL AFRICA HOUSING(PTY)LTD Claim Preparation experience and knowledge we are able to put procedures in place to facilitate the correct evaluation of contractual claims, ensure proper records are kept and that these are in accordance with the contract and best practice. We provide staff with the necessary legal and technical skills to prepare or respond to any contractual claim in the construction industry.
6. Consultancy Services – Planning:
The principle function of a project plan is to organize the execution of the works and the efficient deployment of resources so that the contract requirements and cost objectives are met. The best way of doing this is to use the Planning, Preparation, IMPLEMENTATION, and Management. (PPIM) programme.
The PPIM programme requires to be carefully composed so that both the client and the contractor can monitor and execute the works. When, as inevitably happens, changes arise the PPIM programme provides the basis for making decisions which are consistent with the contract and cost requirements.
ALL AFRICA HOUSING(PTY)LTD Consulting’s skill and experience in planning complex construction projects using most of the PPIM factors available today, ensures that the project is delivered as efficiently as possible.
7. Consultancy Services – Delay Analysis/Extension of Time:
ALL AFRICA HOUSING(PTY)LTD provides delay analysis services at any time during the project lifespan and even after it has been completed.
Backed up by practical experience and with a track record that is second to none we are able to determine how and why the work was delayed and who is responsible for the delay. We summarise our findings in a written report which will be cross-referenced to supporting data.
If required we will provide options how the delay may be recovered in total or in part.
8. Consultancy Services – Partnering:
ALL AFRICA HOUSING(PTY)LTD offers facilitation services for partnering initiatives to the civils, building, utility and sub contracting sectors of the construction industry.
9. Dispute Resolution Services – Conciliation/Mediation:
ALL AFRICA HOUSING(PTY)LTD acting on behalf of one of the Parties will advise on the appropriate procedure, draft mediation agreement and rules, the realistic level of settlement and drafting the settlement agreement.
10. Dispute Resolution Services – Adjudication:
ALL AFRICA HOUSING(PTY)LTD acting on behalf of one of the Parties will analyse a party’s case, provide skilled personnel to prepare a case or response to a claim within the time limits laid down by the Act and the adjudicator(GMBA). ALL AFRICA HOUSING(PTY)LTD Consulting has represented Parties in numerous adjudications and as Adjudicator on a large number of disputes.
11. Dispute Resolution Services – Arbitration:
ALL AFRICA HOUSING(PTY)LTD provide an initial appraisal on the strengths and weaknesses of the case and the likely weight of supporting evidence and an analysis of risks – both financial and non-financial – of various courses of action open to the client.
We provide a strategy plan to develop and present the case for achieving a settlement and a budget for the whole of the proceedings at the earliest possible time and provide monthly reports on progress against budget. ALL AFRICA HOUSING(PTY)LTD Consulting has been appointed as an Arbitrator in variuos domestic disputes.
12. Management Services – Programme Management:
Programme Management is “the implementation of strategy through consolidated programmes of projects”. It is more than doing projects right. It is the successful delivery of projects that are aligned with the strategy of the organisation.
ALL AFRICA HOUSING(PTY)LTD ensures that the projects which make up the programmes are consistent with the strategy, they are run correctly, are co-ordinated in terms of dependencies resources and risks so that they are run in a consolidated way.
13. Management Services – Value Construction:
ALL AFRICA HOUSING (PTY) LTD offer an integrated approach to value construction, usually as an essential element of an integrated strategic procurement strategy. Our value management consultants are experienced construction professionals who are also skilled in blue PRINT FACILITATION.
Our approach is totally “client focused” in that we work with the client to carefully diagnose the situation before offering SOLUTIONS.Each project is therefore unique, and our advice is carefully matched to the specific needs of individual clients.
14. Management Services – Risk Management:
ALL AFRICA HOUSING(PTY)LTD offers an integrated approach to project risk management, usually as an essential element of an integrated strategic procurement strategy.
A successful active risk management strategy is fundamentally important to both public and private sector clients if they are to attain maximum value for money from their construction projects.
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All Africa Housing (Pty) Ltd as Building Consultants focuses on providing professional and prompt service for all types of building and development projects.
We offer our clients an experienced, personalised and professional approach, which delivers efficient and cost effective services.
We are available to provide advice during design development stages through to the building completion to help ensure an efficient approvals process.
The company is under the directorship of David J van der Merwe, a Quantity Surveyor, who has a base of over 40 years experience in the building industry.
All Africa Housing (Pty) Ltd as Building Consultants also employs the services of Mr. Gerhard le Roux a Structural and Civil Engineer who has had a broad range of experience in building and planning and Mr. Marthinus Bekker who is a registered Architect.
All Africa Housing (Pty) Ltd as Building Consultants has an extensive range of experience in all types of developments from domestic dwelling construction to large commercial, industrial and institutional projects.
Based in Montana, Pretoria, with extensive experience in the whole of South Africa and neighbouring states, All Africa Housing (Pty) Ltd as Building Consultants can offer services in:
- Building Permits & Construction Certificates
Inspection of works in progress
Building regulation interpretation and application
Liaison with relevant authorities on all building matters
Preparation & submission of modifications & appeals
Essential Service Audits
Preparation of Planning & Development applications
Facility Maintenance Inspections & Reports
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Deciding on your room sizes matching a market related square meter rate for construction, to go with your budget.
The current rate as shown per m2 is an average of current building costs, all inclusive, for and average three bedroom unity, excluding the land costs, and will be updated by All Africa Housing as and when needed.
Actual building cost will be subjected to clients final finishing. i;e Wall- and Floor tiles, Cupboard etc.
Try to avaid the headache and trauma that goes with deciding on what to do:
Every property holder has gone through it.
You choose a home that you think will be ideal for you and your family and once you move into, you wonder, “why doesn’t this floor plan work for us?” Many homeowners make frequent mistakes when looking for the best floor plan to fit their needs. Whether you are getting ready to design your floor plan with an architect or you are house hunting to look for the perfect home, take a look at these 10 floor plan mistakes and learn how to avoid them!
1. Do not take for granted every floor plan fits your way of life:
One of the biggest mistakes when choosing the right floor plan is that you forget to picture your own family cooking in the kitchen or you do not take into consideration how your bad back may not like going up three flights of stairs throughout the day. Assess your lifestyle before choosing a floor plan. Do you like a single story or multistory home? Do you prefer an open floor plan or are individual rooms with partitions better? Determine what you have become accustomed to in a comfortable home.
2. When touring a model home – take away the upgrades in your mind:
If you are shopping around for homes one of the best ways to experience the floor plan of a home before you buy it is to walk through the developer’s model homes before hand. One of the easiest mistakes is to be sold on the upgrades that a home stager and contractors have up sold the model on! Try to strip away the gorgeous finishes, the upgraded carpet, color coordinated wallpaper and drapery and focus on the layout and flow of the rooms. This will help you make an informed decision when choosing a floor plan.
3. Don’t assume you are crazy for not understanding floor plan drawings:
If you recently started looking or designing your next home, more than likely you will need to review architectural drawings or floor plan drawings. While for many design professionals, it is second nature, for many homeowners the symbols and nomenclature can be difficult to understand. Do not assume you are supposed to know what every door swing, window, stair, and multi-story space looks like on a floor plan. Do not make the mistake of assuming just ask!
4. Ensure architectural features will not cost you more in the future:
There is nothing like getting excited about architectural features that look beautiful on a 2D floor plan and feel even nicer when standing inside of the finished home. Details like expansive floor to ceiling windows, skylights and other architectural features could have an impact on heating and cooling your home when your energy bill arrives. While it may not be a concern now, think of green cost savings on your architectural features of your floor plan for future living too.
5. Don’t assume the sizes of rooms on a floor plan are sufficient:
How many times have you read the dimensions of a room on a floor plan and then realized your existing furniture does not fit as you thought into the finished room? Measure your existing furniture before deciding on final sizes for a home. If you are not sure how large of room you need, measure your existing furniture, tables and walking area to determine how much space you REALLY need in your next floor plan. Add on additional area if you are trying to add space to your next home.
6. Imagine your entertaining spaces fully occupied when deciding on a floor plan:
For most homeowners dreaming of their ideal floor plan, they consider how nice it will be to have a few people over for drinks on the patio. The thought of entertaining the in-laws for a month each summer or having all your co-workers over throughout the holidays may not cross your mind. Depending on your lifestyle if you love to entertain, consider your home fully occupied when planning kitchen, dining room, and living room areas. This will ensure you plan room for mingling, eating, dancing, serving, and of course walking through your home!
7. Consider safety for little ones when choosing a floor plan:
Have you ever fell in love with a sports car just to be brought back to reality that you have a full family that will not fit in the car? The same mistake can be said when looking for the ideal home for your family. Safety should come first and many floor plan amenities such as balconies, stairs that do not have railings, expansive glass shower enclosures and other features may look great for adults but may need to be customized for families with small children
8. Location – Changing your floor plan options:
While you can change your floor plan in the future, remember you cannot change the location. With this in mind, do not make the mistake of falling in love with a floor plan and forgetting about the property and surroundings of your home. If you fall in love with the layout of a master bedroom in floor plan, but do not like how it looks out over the street in the model home – chances are, your home in your location will have a very different aesthetic, view and therefore feel different. Remember when choosing a floor plan; ensure the interiors will fit with your location.
9. Choose a floor plan that works with your budget now:
One oversight homebuyers often make when looking at floor plans is over spending for the future, rather than planning for the present. You can always upgrade your home. From finishes and innovative additions to possibly adding area and amenities. Do not get oversold from a home selling agent or a developer’s representative – only you know your budget. Plan for your budget now so you will feel comfortable living in your home and not feel “financially strained” each month to make payments on your home.
10. Bring your family along with you when choosing a floor plan:
Do not make the mistake of keeping your floor plan decision making to yourself. If you are able to walk through physical models of homes before deciding on a floor plan, consider bringing your family along for the decision. It may help you see the reaction of your roommates, kids, significant other or others who will share the home with you. Being the “sole decision maker” can sometimes go wrong on you – instead have your family weigh in on the important decision of choosing the ideal floor plan for you all!
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We are currently canvassing for serious investors for various large construction projects in South Africa. Excellent R.O.I. Average of 30% plus on projects.
We invite you to join us in investing in our region’s future by becoming a member of the All Africa Housing (Pty) Ltd endeavor towards providing housing and a better life to everyone in need.
Construction is growing sector in South Africa and offers a number of opportunities for investment in the following:
construction of residential and business houses
bridges and drainage structures
Water utilities infrastructure
Road development, rehabilitation and maintenance
As a coalition of private and public sectors working together to sustain and carefully grow the housing backlog of the Republic of South Africa, our goal is to grasp the attention of serious investors to this region and, in turn, build houses, create additional jobs and to increase the living standards of all.
Your investment in any of our designated projects will help us achieve this goal and keep South Africa the place where people want to work, play, learn and prosper. By providing access to and bringing together key regional leaders of influence, who are working toward this common goal.
All Africa Housing (Pty) Ltd endeavors in building a strong business friendly environment.
All Africa Housing (Pty) Ltd’s role is vital to not only sustainable housing projects but also to the economic development and success of our region.
Please join us in fulfilling our mission to attract, retain and grow businesses, as well as create housing and jobs for those in need.
About Cost Estimating
A cost estimate is the approximation of the cost of a program, project, or operation. The cost estimate is the product of the cost estimating process. The cost estimate has a single total value and may have identifiable component values. A problem with a cost overrun can be avoided with a credible, reliable, and accurate cost estimate. An estimator is the professional who prepares cost estimates. There are different types of estimators, whose title may be preceded by a modifier, such as building estimator, or electrical estimator, or chief estimator. Other professional titles may also prepare estimates or contribute to estimates, such as quantity surveyors, cost engineers, etc
In system, product, or facility acquisition planning, a cost estimate is used to evaluate the required funding and to compare with bids or tenders.
In construction contracting, a cost estimate is usually prepared to submit a bid or tender to compete for a contract award.
In facility maintenance and operation, cost estimates are used to establish funding or budgets.
In an attempt to manage liability risk, some firms avoid the use of the word estimate and instead refer to the estimate as an “Opinion of Probable Cost.”
At All Africa Housing (Pty) Ltd we always endeavor to bring you the most accurate, most detailed and consumer friendly bill of materials.
It is the only truly 100% one stop estimating service.
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