architectural plans are one of the submissions needed for approval to build. Building a house is no simple task and it requires considerable coordination from the future homeowners, architects as well as building companies. By approaching the construction of your new home with solid house plans in place, you can significantly reduce the chances of things going awry. This is where sound come in as they act as a sort of template or blueprint for everyone involved in the building process to refer to. In this piece we will take a closer look at some of theimportance of f house plans and their functions. 

Budgeting assistance with planning a house.

Setting a budget and sticking to it is probably one of the biggest challenges facing those in the construction industry. There are always small unforeseeable costs that tend to appear seemingly out of the blue. House plans, however, give your construction company a good idea of what you are able to spend on the project. Assuming you have partnered with a reputable construction company, you will more than likely have your project completed within, or very close to the original budget.

House plans give a glimpse of the future

House plans are vital when it comes to the construction of a new home. Without them, your construction company has absolutely no idea what it is you want the finished product to look like. It is more important than mere aesthetics, though. Comprehensive house plans give the construction company the exact measurements of each room and these will state where things like sinks, bathtubs, showers and fireplaces need to be installed. With all of this information on hand the construction workers are able to create – from scratch – your perfect home, that also complies to various laws and legal requirements.

The importance of detailed simply cannot be emphasised enough. Without them, the chances are that your project will either fail or bitterly disappoint you. Here at we pride ourselves on all of the specialised and tailored services we provide. Contact us today to find out more about our architectural draughting services and allow us to help you build your dream home.

House plans are a legal requirement in South Africa

Before construction begins, house plans need to be approved by the municipality. For residents of enclosed estates, the home owners associations often have set rules regarding the architectural designs or types of buildings allowed, as do many retirement villages.

Requirements in residential areas may also stipulate that the neighbours have to agree to the building being done before the house plans can be approved. 

Architects have documentation that is submitted per build and will include:

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