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Ronnie Douma

Principal Architect and Founder of Doumarchitects. I have over 10 years experience in Design and Project Management. Passionate about emotive design.

building contract

The building contract | Why it’s important to have one BEFORE you build.

So you’ve decided that you’re going the building instead of buying route for your new home. You have your designs done and you’ve found a good contractor to execute your design. Now it’s time to make sure you have a proper contract in place. A building contract serves to outline the obligations of every party …

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contractor

A Guide to Choosing the right contractor for your construction project

A well-constructed home with durable materials and design will experience less depreciation and you’ll enjoy lower operational and maintenance costs. This is why you should choose the right contractor with quality workmanship and experience. Price should not be your only determining factor. Select a contractor by interviewing them based on skills and previous work done. …

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project budget

Designing your dream home |How to determine your project budget

       This article will help you determine how much you need to build your house. I don’t mean giving an exact amount, but rather help you come up with a realistic project budget. I’ll be covering all the components that go into a project budget and ways to maximise your budget. Determining Scope with a …

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