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FAQs - Costs / Regulations

Here we have replied to questions regarding council approval, costs, codes, NHBRC etc.


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1 Are there any Straw Bale Codes in place in South Africa?
2 Are natural building technologies compliant with NHBRC regulations?
3 What is the NHBRC?
4 Can I get a bank loan / bond to build a Straw Bale house?
5 Will I get council approval?
6 Is an Eco Building cheaper then a conventional building?
7 How much do you charge if you design me an eco-friendly house?
8 How much will an Eco Building cost?

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"E-WIRE" lights by Andy Horn

The Eco Design lighting range is made from local or recycled materials. Standing Floor Lamps, Desk Lamps, Pendant Lights and Chandeliers are available. The lamp stands are from locally moon phase harvested alien timber. Recycled car parts are used as bases. Various paper shades & low energy LED light bulbs provide good lighting and create a beautiful atmosphere.

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We offer a number of construction & info manuals on our website on natural building technologies which specifically refer to the South African context. The info manual "A LIME DUNG PLASTER RECIPE" has recently been added to the collection.   Click here for more information.

All our manuals are also now available as E-Book downloads. Click here for the E-Books.