Frequently Asked Questions

We are sure you have loads of questions you’re just dying to ask.

These are some of the frequently asked questions we have encountered

If your question is not listed, feel free to contact us at any point

Are the homes insulated?

Are the homes insulated?

Yes, all our interior walling products are installed with appropriate and effective insulation.

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Are foundations really needed?

Foundations 

A complete concrete slab is recommended although not absolutely essential. The site should be level and compact, clear and free of obstructions.

Footings or Plinths could be used to supports all corner posts and center areas to keep costs down.

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Can I live off the grid?

Can I live off the grid?

Our homes are capable of using alternative energy supplies.

Solar panels, solar geysers and/or rainwater harvesting systems can be installed in the factory for off-grid living.

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Are municipal permissions needed?

Are these units accepted by municipalities?

Technically, plans are needed for any structure placed on an erf.

But what if these structures were moveable containers?

If needed our units can be designed so no legal accession of the unit to the land takes place.

Once containers are joined the moveable status becomes compromised.

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How does the hot water work?

Hot water?

We are able to supply your choice of either solar or gas geysers to suit your needs.

How do the units get transported?

Transport?

All units are transported to the client from our factory in Kraaifontein by road or sea.

Units are transported complete after being fitted and finished in the factory.

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What will the outside look like?

Exterior Finishes

Units can either be finished to look like a container or could have one of our cladding systems over it so it could blend into any neighbourhood.

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Can I customise my design?

Customisations?

If you would like to customise a unit we will gladly work with your requirements; however this may have an impact on the overall price if upgrades are requested.

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What is not included in the quoted price?

What is not included in the quoted price?

Items not included in the quoted price are:-

Site clearing; site preparation; footings, plinths or foundations; engineers or architects fees, on-site connection costs.

Transport is listed separately and may be subject to confirmation at time of order.