Rustenburg –Today Council members of the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) assessed building standards in and around Rustenburg as part of its oversight responsibility. The purpose of these site inspections by NHBRC senior officials is to highlight the importance of regulation in the housing industry.

However, NHBRC Executive Chairperson, Abbey Chikane said that the NHBRC’s role goes beyond this.

“We want to ensure that building quality standards are maintained on the ground so as to thus protect housing consumers from being left with badly built. We do this through our stringent requirements and regular inspections of all home projects that are registered with us,” he said.

One of the projects to be visited by Council members is a Breaking New Ground project whereby more than 1 500 units are being constructed.

NHBRC’s Provincial Manager Sefiso Ntsizwane said that each housing unit is assessed at various stages of construction to ensure that problems are identified early and rectified as soon as possible.

“We work closely with contractors and builders to ensure that they comply to the building standards during this process in in order to mitigate against risks associated with building a new home,” said Ntsizwane

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For more information, please contact Molebogeng Taunyane on 011 317 0070 or molebot@nhbrc.org.za

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