Your Questions Answered

Where do you build? Am I located in your service area?

We build primarily in Cape Town in South Africa. Depending upon availability, we may take on projects in other parts of the Western Cape. The best thing to do is contact us to determine whether your property is located in our service area.


When should I contact The Building Company to begin the planning process?

As soon as you know that you’re going to build a custom home, preferably right around the time you purchase your land. It’s best to come to us with a basic concept of style and layout. We’ll help you think through how the spaces in the floor plan can be maximized for your living style. We’ll help you visualize the finished home and how you’ll live in it. By coming to us early in the process, you’ll be assured not to waste time and money designing a home that is outside your budget or simply won’t fit on your lot.


How do your prices compare to other Builders?

We’re very competitive in our pricing, especially when compared to other quality Builders. Most of our clients are amazed at the level of finish-out we deliver for the money. And, our process and quality controls are unmatched. However, if you’re looking for the low bidder regardless of quality, we prefer not to be on your bid list. Some of the work we see today makes us cringe, and we won’t compromise quality for cost.


Can we use a material supplier that is not on your “approved vendor” list?

When it comes to material suppliers, we are very flexible. We will do our best to work with any vendor you choose. However, when it comes to subcontractors, we are very staunch in our belief that ours are the best in the business, and we won’t sacrifice the quality of their work to use someone else. Our subcontractors have been carefully screened and are more like artisans than traditional laborers on a jobsite. They take great pride in their workmanship. In addition, because we use primarily the same subcontractors on all our jobs, we get a consistent quality that is important to uphold the name of The Building Company.