OUR BUILDING PROCESS
- Step 1 – Get the levels of the ground ready.
- Step 2 – Get one corner squared up.
- Step 3 – Mark out the foundations.
- Step 4 – Dig foundations.
- Step 5 – Cast foundations.
- Step 6 – Build the foundation walls.
- Step 7 – Fill in the cavity of the foundation walls.
- Step 8 – Fill and compact for the slab & place the plastic underlay & mesh.
- Step 9 – Cast the ground floor slab.
- Step 10 – Make sure the mortar mix is correct when laying the bricks.
- Step 11 – Build the ground floor brickwork.
- Step 12 – Install the precast decking system.
- Step 13 – Cast concrete to 1st floor.
- Step 14 – Build the 1st floor brickwork.
- Step 15 – Install roof trusses and roof covering.
- Step 16 – Plaster walls.
- Step 17 – Install ceilings.
- Step 18 – Install aluminium windows and doors.
- Step 19 – Install all doors.
- Step 20 – Paint the house.
- Step 21 – Tile bathrooms and floors.
- Step 22 – Install mixers and basins.
- Step 23 – Install the light fittings and plugs.
- Step 24 – Install the skirting then the carpets.
- Step 25 – Fit the pergolas.
- Step 26 – Install the paving.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY?
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"Simon, and the team at RDA built our dream home in Kommetjie. The whole process from start to finish was exceptional. What could have been the most stressful experience turned out to be a truly memorable one.....And the end result is way beyond our initial expectations. The budget was tightly controlled, solutions were offered at every halting moment, the communication was clear from day 1. The building took 12months, and at every stage we felt in safe, capable hands. All this, from a distance of 6,000 miles ! The whole team from A-Z were professional and flexible in their approach, we cannot rate them highly enough. Without hesitation we would recommend RDA, and most definitely would use them again in the future."
"Building our new home with RDA was an absolute pleasure. Simon and his team went out of their way to ensure our building experience went as smoothly as possible. They communicated well, they were flexible along the way in terms of changes. They gave very good advice and input during the building process. The end product exceeded our expectations, we are really happy with our new home. RDA are in a league of their own. "
"Highly recommend RDA Building. The whole building process was an absolute pleasure & we were very pleasantly surprised to come in under budget and finish within the stipulated time frame. We really appreciated the work ethic & attention to detail displayed by Simon & his team. Our snag list had a total of one minor snag on it which was very promptly fixed. Very grateful to RDA for the entire building experience & wish them the best with all their future projects. "
"Dear Simon and team, I thought I would take this opportunity to write and thank you and your company RDA Builders for building us such a beautiful home. From the very beginning with initial talks, preparation of quotes, delays on my side with plans getting passed, all was so professionally handled. One always hear of nightmares and stories with “ Builders “ letting clients down and fighting over extras and over budget. I think RDA is a true exception to this rule, nothing was ever too much trouble when I made last minute changes, and there were quite a few. An absolute pleasure, and unheard of there was money left over at the end of the job ! Their invoicing system, paper work and transparent way in which Simon operates is highly efficient and available at anytime to the client. Our house is of the highest quality and any little snags at the end were hastily fixed by Simon and on the same day it was mentioned. This is our second house we have built with RDA over a span of 17 years. So all in all thank you so much once again Simon and hopefully one day we will build “ another “ house with you. Regards Gail and Allan Thorrington"
"Simon built a reasonably large home for me in Stonehurst in 2014. The scope of the work required complete building from start to finish, with no architectural supervision. At all times Simon was transparent in all discussions. The quoting process was lengthy as there were several aspects that needed to be debated and clarified. Building commenced once a price had been agreed for the construction plus all the PC amounts. There were some initial problems due to unforeseen ground conditions and Simon looked at several options as potential solutions, whilst at all times being conscious of a quality outcome at a sensible price. Simon was able to guide cost effective suppliers for PC items and solutions for all matters as they arose and the final project was completed within the deadline and within the agreed budget The construction was done to my complete satisfaction with great attention to detail. I was particularly impressed by Simon’s ‘unflappable’ attitude and genuine concern to ensure that all costs remained well contained I am aware of numerous other premium end homes that RDA has built and I know that those owners were equally pleased with Simon’s work. I would certainly build with him again and be happy to recommend him."
"Simon, Ryan and his team did a fabulous job. They were always present to answer questions and help with design and build options. Would definitely use them again. "
"The whole building experience was a pleasure. The house was completed on time and under budget and we were very pleased with the finishes. Simon and Ryan couldn’t have been more obliging and there was zero stress throughout. All their sub-contractors and RDA’s own workmen were quality people as was their workmanship. We recommend RDA very highly "