SA Affordable Housing July - August 2019 // Issue: 77 | Page 3

JULY - AUGUST 2019 ISSUE: 77 10 PUBLISHED BY INTERACT MEDIA DEFINED (PTY) LTD 13A Riley Rd, Bedfordview 2009, South Africa PO Box 695, Edenvale, 1610 Tel: +27 (0) 11 579 4940 | Fax: +27 (0) 11 450 1920 Web: PUBLISHING UNIT LEAD: Benjamin Brits | [email protected] EDITOR: Benjamin Brits | [email protected] CONTRIBUTORS Illana Melzer and Jessica Robey, Stephan Fourie, Dhesigen Naidoo, Pierre Venter and Gert Minnaar ADVERTISING EXTERNAL SALES: Angeline Martin | [email protected] SUBSCRIPTIONS: Maxlee Marange | [email protected] Timothy Sibuyi | [email protected] SUB EDITOR: Tina Heron | [email protected] CONTENTS DESIGN AND LAYOUT: Craig Patterson | [email protected] PROCESS COORDINATOR: Matthew Van Wyk | [email protected] MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS: Sean Macnamara [email protected] CONTENT: Benjamin Brits [email protected] FINANCE: Laetitia Arnott | [email protected] 2 EDITOR’S COLUMN 3 NEWS -- World-first plastic window solution launched in SA 4 ASSOCIATIONS -- Case study: winding up an estate 7 EVENTS -- Sod-turning ceremony kicks off Corobrik’s new facility 10 COVER -- Save construction costs, save the environment DISTRIBUTION: [email protected] 12 FEATURES -- Planning tips from land purchase to building ready 14 FEATURES -- Generating heat in your home CIRCULATION Total Free Circulation 2722 ABC period JUL – DEC 2018 16 FEATURES -- Working at heights has a lot of depth - Part 1 20 FEATURES -- Town planning procedures protect occupants 24 PROJECTS -- Changing the face of affordable housing in SA 28 INDUSTRY MATTERS -- Sanitation innovation - the key to Africa's development strategy 30 FINANCE MATTERS -- Affordability assessment of a commercial bank 32 FINANCE MATTERS -- Finance and funding for entrepreneurs 34 LEGAL MATTERS -- Unpacking the Housing Act and state subsidies 36 PLUMBING JUNCTION -- Uplifting standards of plumbing in SA 37 PERSONALITY PROFILE -- Conquering the tough climb of construction 39 PRODUCTS 40 BRAND LISTINGS COVER PHOTO CREDIT: The Clay Brick Association of South Africa PRINTING: Paarl Media ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY PRINTING All paper is sourced from the Forest Stewardship Council and Chain of Custody-certified suppliers. All waste paper from the plant is recycled. All used plates are recycled. All new printing equipment is purchased for low energy-consumption levels and low volatile organic- compound emissions. COPYRIGHT & DISCLAIMER While every reasonable precaution has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the advice and information given, neither the editor, publisher, proprietor, staff, nor any official body represented or published in this issue, will accept responsibility for any damages, loss, injuries or false claims that may arise or be made in the content. Including but not limited to any references to gender, religion, politics, ethnicity or personal preferences of any editorial contribution whether an industry expert, advertiser through sponsored or paid content or contract writer. We subscribe to the Codes of Conduct of the Advertising Standards Authority and the Press Ombudsman (see below). Disclaimers by individual companies are hereby overridden by this disclaimer. Reproduction of any of the content is expressly forbidden in terms of the Copyright Act of 1987 with all amendments. All requests to reproduce must be made in writing to the publisher and such confirmation must be given in writing before proceeding. A copy of where the reproduction was published must be supplied to the publisher at the above address. No reasonable request will be refused provided all conditions are met. All publication and exhibition titles are registered as trademarks in terms of the Trade Marks Act of 1993 and are held by Interact Media Defined (Pty) Ltd, Reg No 2014/092774/07. PRESS OMBUDSMAN: This publication has committed itself to maintain the highest standards of journalism as embodied in the Press Code of Professional Practice. If you believe we have failed to report news and comment accurately, honestly and fairly, you may lodge a complaint with the Press Ombudsman either by email, fax or letter, or by telephoning the office for the procedure to be followed. 24 16 CONNECT WITH US JULY - AUGUST 2019 1 Tel: +27 (0) 11 484 3612/8 | Fax: +27 (0) 11 484-3612/8 Email: [email protected] [email protected] Website: for the press code This publication subscribes to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) Code of Conduct which represents truthful advertising. Should any reader feel or believe that advertising in this publication lacks substantiation, is dishonest or misleading in any way, they may refer to the ASA,