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    I bought a site at illovu and it look big 324 square meter
    and i need to build 181 sqm size of the house.but i want to know
    how many block will use to build this house?

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    Not all of us are Hugh Jasses.

    Get quotes from contractors luyanduzamu. It all depends on what materials you use, and the finishes you desire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luyandazuma View Post
    I bought a site at illovu and it look big 324 square meter
    and i need to build 181 sqm size of the house.but i want to know
    how many block will use to build this house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by web View Post
    The point of your post ? Is it necessary ? Or are you just one of those people who is perfect at everything ? Furthermore I hope your grammar mistakes where intentional as your sentence is no better...
    No need to be perfect, but at least try and make your post understandable.

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    181 square meters seems like a small house compared to mine.

    1. Is it one storey house or double +, will affect the cost of building it.
    2. Are you planning to have small lounge/tv room/dining room or a big entertainment area/lounge/dining room?
    3. How big will the kitchen be? Will it be open kitchen or closed?
    4. Are you also going to have a patio?
    5. How many bathrooms?
    6. Any storerooms for your junk?
    7. Will you need a study for taking work home to do or studying?
    8. How big will passages be? If they arent wide enough it could feel cramped.
    9. Also think of the positioning of the bedrooms, best to have most of them facing east for a nice sunny wake up call.

    Some tips to think about
    Last edited by ichigo; 14-04-2011 at 12:45 PM.

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    I think builders work on roughly R3000 / square meter

    They will not know how many blocks without seeing the plan first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTEK View Post
    I think builders work on roughly R3000 / square meter

    They will not know how many blocks without seeing the plan first.

    Was about to say something similar. My sister-in-law's dad is an architect. He always works on R4000 / square metre. The finishings usually cost quite a bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by luyandazuma View Post
    thanks Merenwenrago
    No problem, should make things easier for designing your dream house

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    Quote Originally Posted by luyandazuma View Post
    thanks Merenwenrago
    Also look at wooden houses or the Metal A-Framed houses [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-Frame_house][http://www.aframe.co.za/faq/aframehouses.aspx].
    I think they work out to about +-R200k for +-200sqm.

    I do think that in the current market it's still cheaper to buy a house than build one.
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    I may be wrong, but judging by the OP's nick, I will hazard a guess that his first language isn't english.
    So to all the lame-ass posters complaining about the spelling & grammar, let's see you post your next reply in zulu/xhosa/sotho.

    I would say that you could probably work safely on R3500 /m, as long as you aren't looking for luxurious finishes and fittings.

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    spiderz, please check your links.

    Quote Originally Posted by spiderz View Post
    Also look at wooden houses or the Metal A-Framed houses [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-Frame_house][http://www.aframe.co.za/faq/aframehouses.aspx].
    I think they work out to about +-R200k for +-200sqm.

    I do think that in the current market it's still cheaper to buy a house than build one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luyandazuma View Post
    I bought a site at illovu and it look big 324 square meter
    and i need to build 181 sqm size of the house.but i want to know
    how many block will use to build this house?
    That depends on a few things:
    1) The height of the walls - walls go all around you house and use lots of blocks. The easiest way to save blocks is to make the walls lower. If your family isn't very tall you should not make the walls higher than 1.5m. Some guests might have to bend down or crawl, but it might be worth it considering all the blocks saved.
    2) The no of rooms - you should keep the no of rooms to a minimum. Rooms need walls and walls need blocks (as already mentioned)
    3) The colour - if you intend on painting you house blue/purple you will need to buy some excess blocks as the blue/purple colouring will cause some blockss to fail. Any other colour shouldbe better and save some blocks.

    So all in all it depends on your choices. But if "I have to make a rough guess 200 blocks should do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocococo View Post
    That depends on a few things:
    3) The colour - if you intend on painting you house blue/purple you will need to buy some excess blocks as the blue/purple colouring will cause some blockss to fail. Any other colour shouldbe better and save some blocks.
    how does the colour cause the block to fail??

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    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTEK View Post
    I think builders work on roughly R3000 / square meter

    They will not know how many blocks without seeing the plan first.
    I'm guessing it's a bit higher than that but it does depend on whats included / excluded (finishing touches - plumbing, electrical, plastering, ceiling, window frame types, tiling, etc)

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