All structural timber and cladding are CCA Pressure treated against white ants, wood borer and dry rot. We have a 20 year guarantee against structural collapse on condition that it is painted annually with weather seal. The CCA preservative is fixed into the timber. Leaching is low so that the fixed preservative does not pose a threat to people, pets or plants. CCA Treatment is carried out at local sawmill acording to SABS standards.

All units have wooden floors, corrugated iron roofs and allububble insulation.

The Following is not standard on a Cottage:

1. Engineering Fees
2. Stability Certificate
3. Geo Tech Engineer
4. Architects Fees and Drawings
5. Gutters, Cladding, Plumbing and Electrical
6. Stilts higher than 0.5m
Electrical - Optional Extra
We offer any of the following ;
  • Supply and install DB
  • We only use LED lights and bulk heads on verandas
  • We only install double plugs
  • All wiring and fittings are SABS approved
  • COC certificate can be supplied
Plumbing - Optional Extra
We do any of the following:
  • Geysers , gas or electric
  • Septic tank
  • Connecting to sewer 
  • Shower tray, with waste, mixer, shower arm and rose
  • Cladd inside of shower with nutec boards
  • Close coupling toilet with seat
  • Basin on pedestal, mixer and waste or
  • basin with cupboard, mixer and waste
  • All pipes and fittings are SABS approved
Timber Treatment
All our timber structural and cladding is CCA treated: 

Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) is a wood preservative that has been used for timber treatment since the mid-1930s. It is a mix of chromium, copper and arsenic (as Copper(II) arsenate) formulated as oxides or salts, and is recognizable for the greenish tint it imparts to timber.

We give a 20 year conditional guarantee on our products.
Stilts - Optional Extra
  • The stilt base will be done with H4 CCA treated poles, on top of the poles will be a timber frame made with 38mm x 114mm and 38mm x 152mm SA Pine, CCA Pressure treated.
  • The poles will be a minimum of 700mm in the ground and will be stabilised with concrete and structural cross bracing.
  • The walls and ceiling will be painted with under coat first and then a washable acrylic paint.
  • The timber strips will be painted with a universal under coat first and then two coats of paint will be applied. The quote is for white paint only.
  • The inner walls which has timber can be sanded and sealed with a varnish

Please remember to paint the outside of your unit yearly with weatherseal, to help prevent the unit from drying out.
  • Floor covering are 25mm treated planed SA Pine planks, painted with medium brown wax Weather seal.
  • Floor coverings are nailed onto the floor bearers with 100mm nails.
  • The roof bearer and uprights are also made with 38mm x 114mm CCA treated timber.
  • The Balustrades are in the palisade style and the spacing between the palisades are 100mm.
  • The floor cladding is made from 25mm – 30mm untreated planed SA Pine, Tongue and Groove or Butt ended treated floors.
  • Under the floor planks is a layer of black plastic.
  • The sanding and sealing and counter sinking of floor nails can be quoted separately.
  • Floor planks are nailed onto the floor bearers with 100mm nails.
  • There are no shutter board under the floor cladding.
  • 1 x Cottage Pane sliding door is supplied and fitted.
    • Sliding door is made from SAP painted with a wax preservative and fitted with a sliding door lock and 2 handles. Amour plated glass is used.
  • 2 x Inner doors will be supplied and fitted.
    • They are hollow core Masonite doors ,fitted with  hinges and economo 2 lever lock set.The doors and Pine frames are not painted, sanded or sealed.
  • Aluminium Sliding doors are also an option.

Wooden windows:

  • Windows are made from SA Pine and are fitted with 3mm glass and a metal window stay.
  • Windows painted on outside only with wax preservative.
  • No window ...

Roof Insulation
Alububble insulation under the roof sheets:
Advanced benefits and features of Alububble:
  • Does not crack - UV protected
  • Does not discolour
  • Does not delaminate
  • Non Toxic
  • Non Carcinogenic
  • Does not attract rodents
  • Has no fibres
  • Reduces Dust Penetration
  • Non static.