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Setting out a new project

Setting out for the year ahead with BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION As we welcome a New Year with good wishes to all, we are pleased to introduce our building company, Black Bird Construction, and our new blog where we will be discussing all aspects of building and building materials. We hope you will find this blog…
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Black Bird Construction: Legacy set one launches

Black Bird Construction legacy sets finally launch It has been an incredible journey for the team at Black Bird Construction. Starting simply as an apprentice plaster, Hoosain Isaacs built up his skill set and eventually established his own building company. Over the many years, the company underwent various changes to get to where it is today. It has…
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EXCAVATIONS AT ‘PROJECT ISAACS’ KICKS OFF

ROCK AND ROLLING IN FISH HOEK WITH BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION THE TEAM AT BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION HAVE BEEN HARD AT WORK SETTING OUT AND BRINGING PROJECT ISAACS OUT OF THE GROUND. THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT INVOLVED A LOT OF HEAVY DUTY EXCAVATION WORK. YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SEE THE VARIOUS ROCKS THE TEAM HAVE DUG OUR…
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PRICE INCREASE

PRICE INCREASE To all of our followers and highly valued customers, we'd like to let you know that there will be a price increase happening on the 1st of December 2016. This will obviously affect any quotations or pricing we have previously submitted. Be sure to get your building project on the roll, especially if…
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Portfolio update: Restoration Project Enock

From dilapidated to new! Check out the Enock Restoration Project

In for a surprise!

What a project this was, I remember encountering a very friendly couple outside of Build-It Wynberg one day who approached me and asked if I could give them a quotation to restore a damaged and vandalized house they owned. I agreed and took a drive up to Eerste River with them.

When we got to the site I was completely dumbstruck at how badly vandalized the place had been, it was terrible. The existing trusses had been cut out – probably used as fire wood or something. I couldn’t help feel like the roof was about to cave in on me – crazy stuff. The geyser, all electrical wiring throughout the house, light fittings had been removed or stolen.

“…broken tiles, damaged plaster work… a complete wreck.”

Besides the fact that everything of some worth was stolen, whoever lived or occupied the home not only stole what they could but to make things worse they damaged what they could as well. The kitchen area was a mess with broken tiles, damaged plaster work… a complete wreck. The bathroom had been mauled with a jackhammer, the cupboards had been ripped off the walls… complete and utter chaos!

Black Bird Construction - Restoration Project Enock - 2011

After assessing the damages to the home and speaking to the Enock couple, I set off and prepared my quote. After a few days I got a call from the couple approving my quote and they gave the go ahead to begin the restoration project.

Lets begin…

The first step was making sure that those dodgy trusses were repaired immediately! We then started removing waste and old rubble that had littered the property. This home was a wreck and we needed to fix it within 3 weeks. Preparation was an integral part to insuring a quick and efficient restoration project.

Project Enock - After

After the trusses had been repaired we installed the ceilings, rafters, sanitary ware, hot water cylinder, new aluminium windows and internal doors were replaced.
Quite an extensive amount of plaster-work inside and out had to be carried out to the badly damaged walls and the addition of plaster bands to windows had been requested by the client. Following on was a complete re-paint throughout both the interior and exterior which resulted in a brand new house that looked even better than its original self.

The Enock restoration project had turned out to be an overall success with the Enock couple really happy with the results. To check out all the pictures of this amazing transformation either visit our Project Enock Facebook gallery here or our Google+ page here – dont forget to drop us a like or an +1.