GREEN BLOCK
ARCHITECTS

SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH DESIGN

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Sir. Norman Foster once stated, “ As an architect, you design for the present with an awareness of the past,
for a future which is essentially unknown. ”

And it is with this valuable knowledge based on our experience that we strive everyday to create spaces that is in harmony with its occupants and in contexts with its surroundings, and sustainable for the future.

ABOUT US

Lukas Meyer Jnr.

Lukas Meyer Jnr.

Professional Senior Architectural Technologist and Developer

The Green Block team is lead by Lukas Meyer and consist of members qualified trough all levels of the architectural field from architect to draft person.
Baccalaureus Technologiae - Cum Laude - T.U.T - 2005
SACAP - PSArch.T - 20771

Green Block Architects prides itself in creating beautiful unique sustainable designs, that embodies the essence and character of each individual client. The Spaces we carefully create for our clients to live and work in, always compliments and improve their way of life and business trading.

We are a well known and reputable multi-discipline architectural practice based on the cross borders of Gauteng – Pretoria, Johannesburg and North-West – Hartbeespoortdam. Over the years Green Block Architects has been involved in various high-profile projects and well known developments of luxuries security Estates.

Our young and dynamic team strives for nothing but professionalism and client satisfaction. We are well skilled and educated in multiple aspects of the architectural design process. We equally pride our self in being able to not only creating beautiful spaces but also having a strong history in the construction industry enabling us to develop a project, not only to our clients specific brief and needs, also equally important to their budget and time lines. With this holistic approach, we ensure nothing but the utmost best quality and services that are made to suite each client’s individual needs.

Green Block Architects is registered with the following governing bodies and affiliates:

SACAP – The South African Council for the Architectural Profession
PIA – Pretoria Institute for Architecture
Green Building Council of South Africa

We are currently the appointed architectural firm representing Eagles Landing Home Owners Association as scrutinizers and esthetics comity.
We are also involved with Pecanwood Golf Estate in an advisory capacity to the Home Owners association

Our services that we provide

Sustainable Green Design

Residential
Commercial
Hospitality and Lodges
Industrial

Luxury and Affordable Residential

Modern Design
Traditional Homes
Sustainable Developments

Space Planning

Residential
Commercial
Hospitality and Lodges
Industrial

Additions and Alteration

Cost – Effective
Total re-design and demolition
Sustainable Sun protection and Space cooling

Architectural photography

Arial photography
Still photography

External Design works

Luxury pools
Boma/Fire and conversational pits
External entertainment areas

Principal Agents

Stage 1 – 6

STAGE 1 : INCEPTION – The Meet and Greet

• Developing a clear client / project brief
• Getting all the site information, restrictions, consents and approvals
• Talk about the budget
• Accessing the need for consultants
• Discuses the project programme

STAGE 2 : CONCEPT AND VIABILITY – Lets put on our thinking caps

• Prepare the concept design based on the client’s brief
• Consult with the other consultants and incorporate their input
• Discuss design concept with local authorities
• Select general construction materials and intended finishes
• Review anticipated costs of the project
• Review project programme

STAGE 3 : DESIGN DEVELOPMENT – Sharpening the pencils

• Review the documentation programme with the other consultants
• Incorporate the client’s detailed requirements into the design
• Liaise, co-operate and provide necessary information to the client, and other consultants
• Obtain detailed project specific requirements of the local authority
• Prepare design development drawings {including draft technical details) and outline specifications
• Provide sufficient drawings and information to the quantity surveyor for the completion of detailed estimates of construction cost where applicable
• Review the design and consult with local and statutory authorities
• Develop the design, construction system, materials and components

STAGE 4 : DOCUMENTATION AND PROCUREMENT - Burning the midnight oil

• Obtain clients authority to prepare and submit drawings to local authority for approval
• Prepare specifications for the works and agree preambles with the quantity surveyor when applicable
• Co-ordinate services and prepare necessary services co-ordination drawings
• Review cost estimate with the quantity surveyor
• Provide working drawings
• Complete construction documentation and proceed to call for tenders
• Obtain the client’s authority to prepare documents to procure offers for the execution of the works
• Obtain offers for the execution of the works
• Evaluate offers and recommend on the award of the building contract
• Prepare the contract documentation (and arrange the signing of the building contract)

STAGE 5 : CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION - Its alive and growing

• Contract administration
• Hand over the site to the contractor
• Issue construction documentation
• Initiate and/or check sub-contract design and documentation as appropriate
• Inspect the works for conformity to the contract documentation
• Administer and perform the duties and obligations assigned to the principal agent
• Receive, comment and approve interim payment valuations
• Witness and review all tests and mock-ups carried out both on and off site
• Check and approve subcontract shop drawings for design intent
• Update and issue the drawings register
• Issue contract instructions
• Review and comment on operations and maintenance manuals, guarantees, certificates and warranties
• Inspect the works and issue practical completion and defects lists
• Assist in obtaining statutory certificates

STAGE 6 : CLOSE-OUT

• Inspect and verify rectification of defects
• Receive, comment and approve relevant payment valuations and completion certificates
• Prepare and / or procure operations and maintenance manuals, guarantees and warranties
• Prepare and / or procure as-built drawings and documentation
• Issue the works completion certificate

Contact us and lets see what we can do

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about our completed homes or any new projects.

 A complete list of our references and previous clients are available on request.

Contact details:

Tel   +27 (12) 244-3249

Fax   +27 (12) 244-3249

Cell   +27 (82) 452-4264

Cell   +27 (83) 535-5870

Office hours:

Mon to Fri: 07:00 – 17:00

Physical address:

Pecanwood Golf and Country Club, Broederstroom, 0240

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