We provided partial architectural services, (Stages 3-6) for this house in the Helderfontein Estate in Fourways, Johannesburg. Construction had commenced based on the original design when discrepancies between the slope of the site and the house levels were identified by the contractor. We were then commissioned by the client to resolve all the design & technical issues on the original design in order to enable the successful construction of the house.
Our first port of call was to redesign the internal floor levels of the house to suit the steep slope of the site, this required design revisions to the kitchen, living room, study main stair-case and patio. The internal level changes affected the height of the house which then required us to make some changes to the facade and roof design.
Some corrective demolition work was required prior to proceeding with construction. We provided Stage 5 services, monitoring construction with fortnightly site inspections to ensure conformity to coontruction ocumentation. Construction was successfully completed in mid November 2015.