Friday, November 13, 2009

Do It Yourself Construction, Not Clever

Let’s face it, unless somewhere along the line you have gained a fair amount of experience in the field, Do It Yourself Construction, is not a clever idea. As you will no doubt have gathered from the above video clip, any form of construction big or small, constitutes an unsafe environment.

It is equally as unwise to hire contractors who come cheap, especially without doing your homework.

“There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.” English critic, essayist, & reformer John Ruskin

The good news is that Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal has approximately 600 members from which to choose, all of whom subscribe to a strict Code of Conduct.

In the unlikely event that your chosen contractor does not adhere to it; our contractual and legal department will address the matter on your behalf.

Next time you need a contractor, why not choose one from our very own Find a Builder Module or, if Occupational Health and Safety is more your game, visit our Health and Safety division, on

Ernest Roper

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