timber frame

A house for all seasons

[Johannesburg, 26 January 2018]: Situated on a cattle farm just outside Memel in the Free State, House Memel is a retirement dream brought to life with timber frame construction. With difficult building terrain underpinned by heavy clay conditions, a timber structure was as much a practical choice as it was an aesthetic one. Having bought…

building

Building a greener future

Twenty-first century home builders, owners and property developers are confronted with new challenges as we face the impact that our homes have on our environment. Today we have to ask ourselves, how good for my health and well-being are the building materials of my new home? How big is the carbon footprint of my new…

Off-grid log home for Nylstroom mountain estate

[Johannesburg, 14 August 2017]: Located in the pristine Boschhoek Mountain Estate in Nylstroom, House du Preez, an impressive three-bedroom, 400 m2 bushveld family holiday home, was built using timber frame and log profile cladding, not only to tread lightly on its surroundings, but to pay tribute to the earthy landscape it calls home. Designed by…