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Eco Design Architects offers a full architectural service as well as regenerative design natural building consultancy . In addition to the ecological approach to design and construction, as outlined in our Manifesto for Green Architecture, in summary the typical work stages of the service include the following:


Stage 1: Appraisal and Definition of Project

  • Liaise with client to define and confirm brief
  • Visit the site
  • Establish local council requirements
  • Co-ordinate with necessary consultants (engineer, land surveyor, quantity surveyor or any other specialist consultants required.)
  • Collate necessary site info
  • Meet with client if necessary


Stage 2: Design Concept

  • Prepare initial set of sketch plans
  • Liaise with client to review design and re-appraise Stage 1 brief


Stage 3: Design Development

  • Develop initial sketch plans
  • Co-ordinate with structural engineer
  • Liaise with client and review design and brief as required
  • Refine design to establish final agreed sketch plan


Stage 4a: Council Submission

  • Prepare necessary documentation and drawings based on final sketch plan for council submission
  • Client liaison
  • Submit to council for approval & administer approval process


Stage 4b: Working Drawings and Documentation

  • Prepare set of detail drawings and specifications for construction & tender purposes
  • Client & consultant liaison as required
  • Call for tenders


Stage 5: Contract Administration and Site Inspections

  • Issue & award tender/s i.e. contract building team.
  • Administer contract, issue site instructions.
  • Act as principle agent between the builder/s and client.
  • Control the issuing and amendments to all contract documentation.
  • Regular site inspections and certification of drawings and contract documents.
  • Assist builder/s in interpretation of drawings and contract documents.
  • Inspect for defects & certify works and issue payment as well as final completion certificates.
  • Close and finalize snags and reconcile payments.

Typical Fees

Fees and disbursements are based on the structures set by the Cape Institute for Architecture and will depend on the level of service required.     


"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.