Elaine Harris

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Name: Elaine
Surname: Harris
Location: Cape Town Western Cape
Entry Date: Jun 30, 2020
Category: DIY
Project: Entire House

About the Project:

I’m a 61-year-old retiree who always dreamt of building a rental property in my backyard. When I retired in April last year, my building plan had already been approved and I started purchasing the other items I needed to realise my dream. I was the project manager of my dream rental home, responsible for the…

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I’m a 61-year-old retiree who always dreamt of building a rental property in my backyard. When I retired in April last year, my building plan had already been approved and I started purchasing the other items I needed to realise my dream.

I was the project manager of my dream rental home, responsible for the purchasing of all building material – and I decided to get the best. Just to name a few: the roof is fitted with Zincalume roof sheets from Youngsman; Nutec facia boards; Rhino ceiling boards; Isotherm to control the temperature; Kenzo windows; an entrance door and sliding door. I had a builder who was on site from 08:00 till 17:00 from day one until the project was completed. My builder, tiler, cabinetmaker and electrician are all between 67 and 72 years of age – I highly recommend all of them! They are local retirees from Elsies River, Belhar and Mitchells Plain respectively. I’m so proud of them. The project commenced on 13 January 2019 and was finished on 19 March 2020. I’m super proud of the end product!

Budget Breakdown:

Materials:
maxi bricks, roc bricks, sand, stone, cement, lime, lintels, cement vents, hoop iron, bricksteel, plasticizers, roof sheeting flashing, buttonholes, washers, rivets, Louvre cowl, windows, sliding doors, glass entrance door, wood for trusses, door jams, Isotherm, skirting, muted facia and joiners, polycarb, lockets, Marley downpipes, rhino cornice, tape, cretestone, timber,
160000
Electrical: Isolator, electrical box, flush boxes twin and earth, eletrical pipe, and othwrvelectrical itemsx
7650
Plumbing items: Shower screen, basin, toilet and cistern, kitchen sink, taps, bathroom basin and taps, geyser
8750
Kitchen cupboards
6847
Tiling: Tiles, tile cement, grouting,
9850
Paint: interior and exterior
4500
197597

Contractors:

Builder : Mr Dennis Jurius
66100
Electrician : Mr Domingo
3950
Tiler: Mr Mouton
3600
Cabinetmaker: Mr Messeir
3000
Plumber: Mr Bothma : supplied underground and wall plumbing material
19000
95650
Grand Total
R293247