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CONTENT Structure And Design Media
SPACE OF THE MONTH DESIGN & LAYOUT
12 | Cafe Nush @ Village Walk
MAIN FEATURE Tami Zizhou
22 | The New Eastgate
PROPERTY GUIDE PHOTOGRAPHY
33 | Pam Golding Properties Michele Fortmann
40 | When To Renovate CONTRIBUTORS
47 | Anyway Solutions Michael Nott
PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE Tich Majena
54 | Bulawayo Eye Clinic Christopher Du Cane
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Village Walk is undoubtably the most modern and upmarket approach as a solution, one that also employs new technologies
shopping mall around and Cafe Nush is conveniently located that are also environmentally friendly. Imagine that when the
right at the entrance. The space was created with a stylish, roads are repaired they stay in tip top condition for many years,
ultra-modern appearance that successfully combines a number reducing the cost of constant re-surfacing and patching.
of different materials and textures into a coherent, welcoming, AnyWay Solid Environmental Solutions can make this seemingly
trendy look. Cafe Nush is not only geared towards tantalising taste impossible dream come true. Imagine-page 46.
buds but aims to engage all senses with its sleek stylish decor.
Indulge -page 12. There is a notable exceptional Paediatric Ophthalmic Eye Unit at
the Richard Morris Hospital (part of the United Bulawayo Hospitals
Old mutual and renowned local architect Mick Pearce are or UBH). It’s a child friendly, welcoming place designed with bright
pioneering the way our capital CBD works. The Central Business cheerful colours and an interior courtyard filled with sunshine
District is undergoing some radical adjustments in line with the and toys. It is a cheerful orange, green and yellow palette. The
changing economy. Informal Small to Medium scale Enterprises playful use of colour brightens both interior and exterior spaces
(SMEs) are currently beginning to dominate the CBD and until now and provides a creative interpretation of a traditionally austere
there has been little development to accommodate them or to setting of excitement and fun. The design is uncluttered, simple
formalise their operations. The market is set to open in March and modern. -page 54.
2018 and it is a welcome move that effectively embraces many
personal original concepts of marketing that adopt personal Structure and Design gladly promotes quality products and
branding, an attribute large organisations cannot replicate. It services: our clients and partners strive to bring excellent superior
compliments personal perseverance and enables positive futures. products as seen in all our project profiles. Call them to discuss
Old Mutual really does great things. -page 22. how their expertise and products could benefit you.
Imagine if Zimbabwe’s aging and decrepit road network could be Enjoy the read!
repaired more quickly and cheaply using a different engineering
Structure & Design Team
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Café Nush at Village WalkSPACE OF THE MONTH
Borrowdale text: Michael Nott
photography: Michele Fortmann
Village Walk in Borrowdale is the
newest, hippest shopping mall
in Harare. Designed by South
African-based, international architectural firm
Boogertman and Partners, and developed
by Terrace Africa and Mopani Properties, in
conjunction with local retail giant TM Pick n
Pay, it introduces a new concept in shopping
for Zimbabweans – the strip mall.
Anchored by Pick n Pay supermarket,
shoppers can also enjoy a host of other great
stores and services. There’s the drive-through
Chicken Inn take away, and there are banks,
an electronic specialist Solution Centre,
interior décor and design shops like Linden
Hope and TV Sales and Homes, The Outdoor
Shop, print specialists PrintWorks, Art Attack
for art supplies, sports shops Adidas and
Mark Manolios, a pharmacy, a medical centre
and an optician. To pamper yourself there’s
Matsimela Home Spa, Veldemeers delicious
chocolates and pastries and Gelato Crema
for Italian ice cream and coffee.
But the star of the show is undoubtedly the
fabulous new Café Nush situated just below
the North tower. It’s the sister cafe of the
iconic Cafe Nush in Avondale – the trendiest
place for people watching and to see and
be seen. Like the Avondale Nush the new
Village Walk branch is perfect for socialising
and enjoying great food in a cool, relaxed
atmosphere. It’s the ideal place to meet up
with friends for a coffee and a decadent slice
of cake – or a fresh juice for the more health
conscious. There’s a range of pizzas and light
meals, as well as a more substantial menu
for supper, and its family friendly too with a
selection for kids. The kitchen and the pizza
oven are visible from the restaurant so you
can watch your food being expertly prepared.
It’s the brain child of the very talented Abed
Khalatbari who has extensive experience
in the restaurant and hospitality industries.
Abed has designed a number of residential
projects in Cape Town, before designing
Cafe Nush Avondale and later expanding its
pizzeria, Sandalwood Lodge (especially the
interiors) hand to hand with local designer
Celso Ribeiro and Cafe Nush at the Village
Walk. Mirko Tucakov is a locally based >
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architect, trained in Venice, The rest of the exterior look is
who helped Khalatbari to made up of glass set in black
make his design ideas take on aluminium frames which form
a concrete form. Tucakov says, windows or stacking folding
“The collaboration between doors, as well as a series of
us was a fun and exciting blinds – clear plastic on the two
one. His confident belief in sides facing onto the pavement
the vision of the new branch with additional sun blinds on
helped me model his ideas the west side. These almost
into a reality.” transparent exterior walls
give diners a sense of being
Some ideas were carried over connected to the outside while
from the Avondale branch still being contained within a
and further developed and small piazza or square. It’s a very
adapted for the Village Walk European look reminiscent of
cafe. There’s a kind of edgy, street cafes across the Continent
urban, industrial chic look which often extend out to the
that is common to both pavement. The abundance of
cafes, using straight forward natural light also helps to keep
materials like steel and wood the interior feeling less formal,
and keeping fussy design unlike older, more traditional
details to a minimum. At Village restaurants which tend to be
Walk structural steel columns, rather gloomy and stuffy.
which are an integral part of
the way the mall itself is built, The interior is mostly open
help to define the facade. In plan but subtly divided into
the interior of the cafe the four distinct areas each with
steel beams have been clad a different ambiance. There’s
in ebonised timber which the forecourt, the raised deck,
makes the rough steel feel a bit the raised balcony, and the
warmer, though still strong. verandah area on the west side.
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ENTERANCE VERANDA LAPTOP
The forecourt is on the same level as the outside walkway and
although it’s quite busy with the staff moving around the seating
tends to feel more intimate than the other areas. The forecourt has
glass fronted display cabinets full of mouth-watering cakes and
delicacies, and it’s also the closest to the pizza oven, the coffee
corner and the open kitchen visible beyond. The counter between
the forecourt and the kitchen is clad in vertical pale wood strips
which add a touch of warmth and softness. There’s a small bar
counter with simple steel and wood stools on the west side which
separates the forecourt from the pavement or verandah area.
The floor is made up of pale terracotta-coloured ceramic tiles and
industrial light fittings hang overhead. Above the counter big black
metal half spheres form the lampshades and small unobtrusive
spot lights illuminate the menu boards, while above the seating
area hangs an industrial looking fitting with exposed cables and
uncovered Edison type bulbs.
The floor of the verandah section is an extension of the pavements
in the mall complex and simple small downlighters are set into the
concrete slab ceiling. This section has the most informal furniture
with small tables and polypropylene italian outdoor furniture. The
raised balcony floor of composite wooden decking and the clear
plastic blinds make this section feel the most closely connected to
the outside. A sturdy brushed steel banister separates the interior
from the exterior making the balcony feel more secure, while still
relating to the contemporary design of the complex.
The heart of the cafe is the raised central deck which is perfect
for people watching. Wooden laminate strip floors and wooden
furniture in a simple Danish style make this the section with the
warmest, softest look. Simple banisters of teak uprights with steel
cables between them define this area and give an almost nautical
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RE-IMAGINING internationally for embracing ‘greener’
THE WAY HARARE WORKS design and construction ideas and was a
radical re-assessment of the way buildings
Text: Michael Nott in modern African cities could function.
Graphics: Pearce, McComish, Tarabuku Architects Many of the concepts used in the existing
Eastgate Mall have been carried over to the
UNQUESTIONABLY, the way the their goods overnight. Many have little or no new market – abundant natural light, natural
Central Business District (CBD) of shelter from the weather and endure blazing ventilation and the extensive use of solar
Harare functions is undergoing some sun, wind and dust, or heavy rain. In addition, power for lighting and heating. Old Mutual
radical adjustments in line with the changing some shop owners feel that their businesses is the leading (and perhaps the only) large
economy. Many established companies and are threatened by the informal traders who scale property developer in the country to
retailers have relocated to suburban shopping block the pavements or sell cheaper goods embrace ‘green’ building ideas, following
complexes or taken over what were formally on the streets. Many shoppers too now a worldwide trend to more environmentally
residential properties. Informal Small to Medium prefer to do their business in the suburban friendly construction.
scale Enterprises (SMEs) are currently beginning shopping complexes.
to dominate the CBD and until now there has The existing Eastgate Shopping Mall will be
been little development to accommodate All this is about to change. Old Mutual have linked to the new SME market by a raised,
them or to formalise their operations. released around $22 million to construct a suspended walkway crossing Robert Mugabe
new, revolutionary market complex catering Road. Together with the Eastgate Shopping
There are an estimated 2,000 vendors specifically for SMEs and purposely designed Mall, the Ster Kinekor complex, and the
spread across the city, mostly trading in the to suit their needs. The market will be SME market, the project will create a new
open on the pavements, roads or in informal located along Robert Mugabe Road between commercial and retail hub in the city centre.
markets. Often the conditions for the vendors Fourth Street and Wynne Street diagonally It’s a tribute to Old Mutual responsiveness
are extremely difficult. They face constant opposite the existing Eastgate Shopping to our changing economic conditions to have
harassment from the authorities who are Mall. The market is the brain-child of award the confidence and the vision to embrace
struggling to maintain some semblance winning local architect Mick Pearce who also new and better designs for the City.
of order within the city, and there are designed the Eastgate Mall.
inadequate services available, like ablution The market will be the first of its kind in sub
blocks, fresh, clean water, or security for The Eastgate Mall has been highly praised Saharan Africa and this unique and exciting
concept could be taken up by other major
cities in the region. There has already been
some interest shown in the market by other
cities in Zimbabwe which will perhaps see of
this kind of market being built.
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Looking south across R. Mugabe RD where a bridge will be going across.
View of the market
as approved by Town
Planning showing its
connection to the food
court level of EASTGATE
Several old, rundown, and financially just less than 12,000 square meters of a major boost for them. The centre
unviable buildings were demolished retail space, with around 500 small bays or will include loading bays for produce
to make way for the new market, but shops for vendors, as well as 2,000 square delivered to the market, as well as
thankfully the historic Metro Peech metres of cold rooms and refrigeration adequate, secure parking space for
building will remain and will be re- facilities for fresh produce. shoppers, and it is envisioned that there
purposed, helping to preserve a part of will be a supermarket and restaurants
the City’s heritage. Work on the project Many small scale farmers and vendors and cafes. In a fairly radical new way of
began towards the end of 2016 and is of fresh produce experience substantial thinking about markets there will also
expected to be finished by April 2018. losses due to the lack of adequate be 24 bedsit apartments available for
When completed the market will provide refrigeration amenities so this will be traders coming from outside of town.
The above shows a rim of 24 X 40 m2 bed sitting-room studio
flats running along the northern side above the line shops
and accessed from their own balcony. Also other use first floor
spaces along the west end facing Wynne Street
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Vendors cubical to be arranged on either side of streets which lead to other streets.
Each cubical to be numbered and tenanted separately or in groups.
Perspective view of three typical bays to north facade.
Concrete canter levered balconies over the pavement
Typical elevation of bay facade north
side showing façade Brickwork to be
fairfaced with recessed joints based
on 87.5mm coursing.
239 mm steps at each third bay.
Beams, balcony and windows step
down but the roof remains level
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beams and columns
under stairs and ramp
Entering the market from
the bridge from Eastgate.
Looking north from mezzanine down
onto the main mall trading areas.
Looking south west in the main mall. Old Mutual together
propose to create this
huge space for Small to
Medium Enterprises -
great opportunities for
These stalls will soon be
full of vendors wares for
families to enjoy.
The design includes shop windows facing onto Robert Mugabe developers to consider similar inner city rejuvenation programmes.
Road and it will have a porous facade with multiple entrances to the These types of projects however require a new way of thinking about a
central market space. The interior space will be double height with more sustainable approach to living in the city. Mick Pearce describes
a mezzanine level running around it. The roof will have translucent himself as being fascinated by the sociology of architecture – how
panels to allow for natural light during the day, as well as solar panels buildings impact on our lifestyles – as well as the ‘architecture of
to provide artificial light for night time shopping. Stalls in the centre movement’ – how people travel to and from work or to do their
will provide the colour and vibrancy associated with traditional African shopping or other business. Pearce has already hinted at other
markets. Trees will offer an indoor/outdoor relaxed street market development projects, working together with Old Mutual, which will
atmosphere and help to soften and ‘humanise’ the vast structure. revitalize the ever-changing City of Harare.
The market promises to restore some order to the stretch of Robert Old Mutual and Mick Pearce are leading the way to a better, brighter
Mugabe Road, from Second Street to Fourth Street, which is currently more sustainable future for Harare and Zimbabwe.
quite chaotic. Traffic flow at the moment
is congested and restricted by the
street vendors so the market will help
to alleviate this problem. In addition
property values in the area will rise.
Some of the older shops were becoming
difficult to rent and property developers
and landlords alike were aware that the
area was deteriorating alarmingly.
The market will help to embrace the
informal sector and incorporate SMEs
into the mainstream economy. Traders
will have easier access to markets and
financing, and will no longer be at the
mercy of space barons. The vendors
will have access to toilets and washing
amenities and it will be easier for council
to collect waste and keep the trading
premises clean and hygienic. It will also
ease the collection of taxes and rents
boosting council’s coffers.
Hopefully this project will inspire other
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to portal frame top and sides
and to top of concrete beam at
base. Holding the acrylic three
anchor OLD MUTUAL logo and
the acrylic letters at the base.
Below the concrete beam the
two openings are to be closed
with open mesh roller shutter
doors and the fire escape
glazed and framed doors at
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Location, location, location text:MichaelNott
photography: Michele Fortmann
Pam Golding Properties are pleased to have the sole rather grand entrance. The tarred entry lane leads up to the front
mandate for this month’s spectacular featured home door with a circular driveway and ample parking space.
situated at one of the best locations in the whole of There’s a large pool in a private enclosed area with lush tropical
Harare. And remember the old estate agent’s mantra – “What planting and ample elegant undercover entertainment areas
are the three most important factors to consider when buying a
home? Location, location, location.” The home is situated along suitable for either large groups or for family fun. There’s a herb
Addington Lane in Ballantyne Park – one of the most sought after garden conveniently situated near the kitchen door as well as a
and prestigious addresses in town! large established vegetable garden. There’s good accommodation
for three live-in domestic staff, a laundry room and other
It’s within easy walking distance of the Ballantyne Park Shopping outbuildings. It’s like a small country estate but with easy access
Centre, which has a supermarket, an excellent restaurant, a to the best that city living has to offer.
pharmacy, a service station and a host of other interesting up-
market shops. The adjoining Ballantyne Park Conservancy has 33
recently undergone a major facelift, making it the ideal venue
for a weekend picnic, or an evening stroll with the kids and the
family dogs. Both Borrowdale shops and the Central Business
District are easily accessible and there are a number of financial
and business complexes close by. Its a few minutes from the new
medical centre on Kingsmead Lane and there are several very
good schools nearby.
Everything you need is in the neighbourhood and yet the home has
a quiet and relaxed, almost country-living ambiance. The home is
situated in a large landscaped garden of just over two and a half
acres with two boreholes and several beautiful mature trees. A high
wall separates the garden from the roadside so it’s quiet, secure
and peaceful. Access to the property is through an impressive pair
of tall, solid, wooden electric gates which create an imposing and
PROPERTY GUIDEThe front entrance is through double hardwood
doors leading into an ample, double volume
entrance hall with beautiful teak parquet floors,
which continue through most of the home.
From the entrance hall a staircase with dark
wood balustrades leads up to the second
floor bedrooms. There’s a guest bathroom off
the foyer and a short passage leads to the
master suite. The main bedroom is generously
proportioned and has a large en suite bathroom
decorated in a classic black and white design,
a dressing room and an adjoining private study
or home office. The study is sunken down a
short flight of steps and has its own private
entrance. Although currently a study it could be
repurposed as a private ‘slipper lounge’ making
the master suite entirely self contained.
Also on the ground floor are the spacious
formal lounge and the large dining room, both
of which have elegant working fireplaces.
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Between the lounge and the dining room is a reading room
or study which functions well as a second home office. This
room has double wood and glass doors either side and it
has doors out to the garden. The dining room leads out to a
generous enclosed verandah area with terracotta floor tiles
and drop down canvas blinds with clear plastic ‘windows’.
Its currently decorated as an indoor/outdoor lounge and
dining area with views over the garden. It’s perfect for
informal al fresco dining and entertaining or just relaxing
with a good book or an evening sundowner.
Also on the ground
floor is a large well
equipped kitchen with
black granite counters
and modern, updated,
built in appliances.
There’s a centre island
with seating, perfect
for a family breakfast
or informal meals.
And there’s a walk in
pantry with plenty of
space to help keep
all the usual kitchen
clutter out of sight.
Outside the master suite a second staircase
leads up to another suite comprising a bedroom
with a study space, an en suite bathroom and
a small private lounge area. There are two
additional bedrooms upstairs, both with their en
suite bathrooms and a small private lounge area
PROPERTY GUIDE This is a gracious and mature home, solidly built, with
a steeply pitched tiled roof which accommodates the
upstairs bedrooms. Lead paned windows, the two
sweeping staircases and the generously proportioned
rooms make this an ideal family home with elegant style
and old world charm.
This unique family home is priced at $700,000.
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PAM GOLDING PROPERTIES ZIMBABWE scooped four Awards at the Pam Golding Gold Club Awards held in Johannesburg, on the 5th of April
2017, for the period 1st March 2016 to 28th February 2017:
1 Most Improved Office in Africa, after its turnover increased by 311% the previous year;
2 Highest Units sold in Africa;
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4 Gold Club award to Tom Spicer, for combined sales worth in excess of R30 million in the past year.
HELENSVALE -$5000 per month.
Recently built large double story home with tasteful furnishings. This building is still work in
progress. There are 7 large bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The kitchen is modern and includes
electric stove, gas range stove/oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and TV. Separate
laundry with a washing machine. Breakfast room, and dining room. Three lounges, library/office.
Master bedroom has his and hers walk in closets, large bathroom with stand alone tub and jacuzzi
bath and large shower with separate toilet. Main bedroom has a private TV lounge with balcony
over looking garden and waterfall. The house has many storage rooms and has Hard-wood
floors throughout. The property has a prolific borehole, along with a swimming pool, three water
features, and double carports.
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Spacious 4 bedroomed double story home. Indoor strategy. It is important to identify for any defects, as immovable
swimming pool and appealing entertainment area. your reason for the purchase - is it property is normally sold ‘voetstoots’.
Water feature at the front of the property, triple carport. for a family home, buy to let, or buy In the case of property under a
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Four bedroomed family home with, modern kitch- will hold the investment and your statements carefully, and study
en, spacious lounge with fire place. Large veranda expected return. Normally property the accompanying budget for the
overlooking rolling lawns, lovely parkland gardens with investment is of a longer term nature, ensuing year. If in doubt, talk to
pool. Good borehole, electric gate. Gardener is to stay mainly because turnaround costs the Managing Agents of the body
on the property as he manages this 5 acre parkland (transfer duties, fees, moving costs) corporate about potential special
on his own. This is a wonderful family home with are relatively high relative to the levies or other major costs to come.
plenty of space. acquisition cost. This is especially important in old
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geographic areas which will items are a reality.
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This property would be ideal for horse lovers! tile with walk in pantry. Lounge. Guest cloakroom. spacious with dressing area, large bathroom with corner Jacuzzi
Set on 6.5 acres of attractive land with natural Upstairs self contained guest wing with 2 bedrooms bath, shower, his & hers basins, marble tops and skylight. The
vegetation and dam with seasonal stream. 2 prolific and 1 full bathroom. Study or kitchenette. Own access guest suite has a dressing area, en-suite bathroom and opens onto
boreholes. 4 stables with tack and feed room. Hay through 2nd manual gate. Self contained cottage under the pool area. Two lounges, one with fireplace. Open plan dining
storage area. 5 room staff quarters - 2 showers chromodeck recently renovated with large verandah and room, modern fitted kitchen and separate scullery. Open plan flatlet
and 2 toilets. 2 entrances. Front of property brick spacious open plan kitchen, lounge, 2 bedrooms and 1 with kitchenette and bath room. Spacious entertainment area with
walling with electric fence and gate. Part dura bathroom. Call Kate Taylor – 077 201 673 fitted bar, overlooking a sparkling blue infinity pool, 2 carports,
walled and part fenced with electric strands. Ample 3 staff rooms, paved driveway. The property is walled and has
parking space. The main house is part double storey electric fence and feature wrought iron burglar bars. Borehole, good
and overlooks the front garden and huge pool with electricity. Call Dorren Matiringe- 0773 471 680
Allan Barbour Waterfall feature and fish pond below.
5 bedrooms, 3 with en suite bathrooms. Main with GLEN LORNE: SEVILLE
spacious dressing room. Trellidor security throughout CLOSE - $490 000 Sole
home. Oregan pine flooring, window frames and Mandate
doors featured throughout the house. Rustic kitchen Split level Splendour!
with large lock up pantry. Main lounge with fireplace Innovation around every
leading onto verandah. Adjoining second TV or corner. Double Storey home
on over an acre, comprising,
MANDARA: EASTERN ROAD -$390 000 (NEG) 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms,
2 living rooms, balcony &
Recently renovated brick under tile family home, comprising entrance terrace. Basement bar,
hall, two lounges one with fire place, bar and veranda. Fitted kitchen lovely views, pool, guest wing, excellent security. Good borehole,
with granite tops, separate scullery, dining room that opens onto a Commercial Rights for a B&B. Call Fern Pope - 0772 235 035
patio, study. 5 bedrooms, main bedroom with dressing room, en-suite
bathroom. 3 family bathrooms and guest toilet, (all the rooms are BORROWDALE: DANDARO RETIREMENT VILLAGE :
tiled) chip tiled swimming pool, all weather tennis court, double staff CASSIA - $220 000.00
accommodation, double lock up garage and carport, paved drive way, Sought after Cassia offering 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (main en
lovely garden with a pond, walled all around with a brick wall in the suite), open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge, study. Carpeted
front and electric gate, good borehole on just over an acre (can be throughout. Covered verandah overlooking a beautiful garden. Call
used for commercial purposes) Call Dorren Matiringe- 0773 471 680 Kate Taylor – 0772 201 673
PHILADELPHIA BROOKE RIDGE ESTATE: GREENDALE: TRINITY ROAD - $ 245.000.00 AVENUES: NORTHFIELDS - $380 000.00
Stylish modern family home in good condition with 3 Executive 4th floor apartment in a
HAWKSHEAD DRIVE - $ 650.000 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 lounges, set in a lovely prestigious block. 3 bedrooms, 2
lush garden with, pool and prolific borehole. Plus 2 bathrooms, open plan lounge and dining
Impressive Executive home in upmarket complex cottages.Call Kate Taylor – 0772 201 673 room, with fitted kitchen. 2 parking bays.
with stunning views overlooking Borrowdale Perfect for professionals! The property is
Brooke Golf Estate. The property is set on 4 acres BORROWDALE: held in a Company name.
with granite pool and well developed garden NORTHEND ROAD Call Fern Pope – 0772 235 035
leading to natural unspoilt land with indigenous - $410 000.00
trees. The entire property is fully fenced. This Dated character HIGHLANDS: BURLINGTON ROAD
beautiful home offers: Huge master bedroom with home with - $370 000.00 Poise & Potential! A charming
private balcony providing great views, dressing development home in a sought after area. 3 Bedrooms,
room and en suite bathroom. There is a second potential on the 2 bathrooms, main en suite with delightful
bedroom upstairs with en suite bathroom, and land, comprising: courtyard. Open plan lounge and dining,
2 carpeted bedrooms downstairs, with full Entrance hall, exposed beams throughout. Modern guest
bathroom. Spacious tiled entrance hall, Large cottage. Beautiful pool & garden. Excellent
lounge with jet master fireplace, and sunny dining borehole. Waiting for the ultimate restoration.
room both with teak flooring leading out onto the The property is held in a Company name. Call
verandah. Sunken second lounge with bar and Fern Pope – 0772 235 035
feature ceramic fireplace. Modern fitted kitchen
with hob grill, granite tops and walk in pantry. sitting room with fire place, TV room. Dining room facing onto AVENUES: 4TH STREET -
Separate scullery leading to back courtyard. an enclosed courtyard, small dated kitchen, scullery and
Study or office off kitchen, Guest cloakroom. pantry. Second sitting room which leads to carpeted main $250 000 (NEG)
Double lock up garage. 2 storerooms. Double bedroom, with en suite full bathrooms, sun lounge off main
carport. Municipal water and 400 000 litre water bedroom. Three additional bedrooms, full family bathroom. Ground floor: Kitchen, 2
storage. 2 room staff quarters. Levies $ 500 Double domestic quarters. The property is walled on 3 Lounges, dining room, pantry,
quarterly. sides, and fenced on 1 side. Brick driveway, double lockup verandah. Single lock up
Call Kate Taylor – 0772 201 673 garage, good borehole with water tank. The property is on garage. Upstairs: 3 Bedrooms
6361 square metres of flat land which could lend itself to a main ensuite, family bathroom,
development. Call June Hogg – 0775 008 930 storeroom, balcony. Call Admire
Matongo – 0772 682 650
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OME IMPROVEMENT, home renovation, or remodelling a kitchen or a hot tub spa to a bathroom.
is the process of renovating or making additions to Increasing the capacity of plumbing and electrical systems.
one’s home. Home improvement can be projects Waterproofing basements.
that upgrade an existing home interior (such as electrical and Soundproofing rooms, especially bedrooms and baths.
plumbing), exterior (masonry, concrete, siding, roofing), or
other improvements to the property (i.e. garden work or garage Maintenance and repair
Maintenance projects can include:
TYPES OF HOME IMPROVEMENT THAT CAN BE DONE Roof tear-off and replacement.
Concrete and masonry repairs to the foundation and chimney.
While “home improvement” often refers to building projects Repainting rooms, walls or fences
that alter the structure of an existing home, it can also include Repairing plumbing and electrical systems.
improvements to lawns, gardens, and outdoor structures, such as
gazebos and garages. It also encompasses maintenance, repair, Additional space
and general servicing tasks. Home improvement projects generally
have one or more of the following goals: Additional living space may be added by:
Turning marginal areas into livable spaces such as turning
Comfort basements into recrooms, home theaters, or home offices – or
attics into spare bedrooms.
Upgrading heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC).
Upgrading rooms with luxuries, such as adding gourmet features to Extending one’s house with rooms added to the side of one’s home
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or, sometimes, extra levels to the original roof. Such a new unit of there are many aspects you need to consider. A quick and dirty
construction is called an “add-on”. upgrade might involve a new coat of paint and new flooring, but the
scope of a bathroom remodel can go much further.
Saving energy Floors
Cabinets and Cabinet Fixtures
Homeowners may reduce utility costs with: Countertops
Energy-efficient thermal insulation, replacement windows, and Faucet
Renewable energy with biomass pellet stoves, wood-burning stoves, Bathtub/Shower
solar panels, wind turbines, programmable thermostats, and Plumbing Fixtures
geothermal exchange heat pumps (see autonomous building). Electrical
Safety and preparedness Lighting
Emergency preparedness safety measures such as: Before you start your bathroom project, consider each of these
Home fire and burglar alarm systems. items on the checklist and whether these items need replacement,
Fire sprinkler systems to protect homes from fires. repair, or can be kept after your remodel.
Backup generators for providing power during power outages. Home 41
renovations are a common homeowner
dream that can easily turn into a nightmare.
One of the biggest problems owners face
during their renovation projects is going over
budget, and it’s easy enough to understand
why. Despite having limited money available
to undertake a remodel, many homeowners
imagine upgrades to many aspects of their
home. After all, when you are appraising
your home with a critical eye, it can be very
easy to discover multiple projects you’d like
to undertake. Unfortunately, you likely don’t
have the funds or the time to tackle every
project at the same time.
The following renovation checklist will help
you plan and refine your home improvement
projects so that you keep your budget
manageable while addressing your most
Regular maintenance and repair is important
to keep your home in excellent condition.
As such, before you engage in any major
upgrades or renovations, you should address
the necessities first.
Roof and Gutters
Windows and Doors
Heating, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning
If all these major systems of your home
are operating effectively, you can start
considering the more superficial upgrades to
When planning for bathroom renovations,
You’ll start to get a clearer idea of the scope Faucet and heating, not to mention whatever
of your bathroom remodel. Tile and backsplash structural requirements you have (i.e. framing
Electrical and Outlets and roofing).
The Kitchen Plumbing
Lighting You’ll likely have an idea of the purpose of
Your kitchen checklist can also help you Appliances your addition, so you should take some time
refine the scope of your project. Each item Ventilation to make your own individualized checklist
on this list should be reviewed so you can Additions that includes all aspects of the addition. For
determine what needs to go and what can example, is your addition intended to provide
stay. Additions are always the most expensive more sleeping space or are you adding
remodel projects as their scope is always bathrooms or other functional spaces?
Floors extensive. Typically, when considering an
Cabinets and Cabinet Fixtures addition, you need to account for most of the Ultimately, you’ll want to work closely with
Countertops major systems that operate in your home. your designer and contractor to plan your
Sink This means installing plumbing, electrical, addition.
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STANBIC REVAMPS HOME LOANS FACILITIES
Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe has revamped their home loans offering in a bid to encompass both existing and
prospective home owners.
In an interview held in the capital, the acting Head of Personal and Business banking, Mr. Patson Mahatchi
explained that the bank has increased its home equity loan offering from 30% up to 50% in a move aimed
at assisting existing home owners to access financial assistance for urgent needs in this currently difficult
“We are aware that home owners hold assets which they can use to get funding to support their financial
needs. Selling properties off is not always an option for the average Zimbabwean so we are making efforts to
assist home owners with financing through the idea of “re-mortgaging” their properties instead of having to
sell”, said Patson.
Patson indicated that the financial institution has so far disbursed approximately $1million under the home
equity loan scheme and is dedicated to invest more to qualifying applicants.
In addition to the Stanbic home equity loan, the bank also offers property improvement loans that assist
clients to renovate or refurbish their properties. The bank also supports prospective home owners by giving
them the opportunity to purchase already constructed properties through a property purchase loan facility.
In an economy where fixed assets like real estate are proving to be the most viable investments, Stanbic
Bank is giving its customers an opportunity to be house owners by offering diversified home loan packages.
Mahatchi said that the purchase of a property is a great achievement which is not difficult to attain when one
has the financial advice the bank has to offer. “Rentals can be translated into loan repayments which is a
great idea given that one will have attained home owner status and the benefits that it brings,” he reiterated.
The Bank says that customers also benefit from the institution’s partnership with reputable suppliers of
building materials as well as established and reputable real estate companies.
The country has been marred by bogus land barons, a development which has seen a large number of
Zimbabweans being stripped of their hard earned cash through fraudulent property deals from cunning
conmen and bogus property barons, a development which has caused many countrymen to shy away from
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of rehabilitation or re-surfacing. Last year roads. Technically speaking the product is process can be by done by hand providing
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(quoted in the Financial Gazette February have been used for decades. surface is then mixed in with the soils or
4th, 2016) was around US$24 billion, existing road materials, sprayed with water
this was before the last rainy season. It It’s a type of powder that is somewhat like and a wet mix is done. The surface is then
also doesn’t include new road networks cement, which is mixed with the existing shaped, allowing for water runoff and
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deaths annually. Then there’s the cost of approach are:
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and suspension are damaged by potholes, whether for new roads or resurfacing old The sub base level needs only to be
ragged sharp road verges and poor road roads, there is no need to carry away the excavated to a depth of around 150 mms,
surfaces. It also costs the country in terms soil and rubble which has been excavated. whereas in difficult conditions the base
of higher costs for imports and exports The use of this technology doesn’t require level can sometimes require excavating up
transported by road. Some observers the addition of sand or stone, often to 1 metre in depth.
have noted that an improved network of transported to site from far away quarries. 2. Placing the bags and spreading the
roads could help boost foreign trade and This saves wear and tear on existing roads, product can be done by manual labour and
investment, given that Zimbabwe is a major cuts back on transport costs, and reduces particularly in rural areas it can provide
trading hub for the SADC region. the use of diesel or petrol fuel while also employment for even unskilled labour.
cutting back on transport related pollution. 3. Its environmentally friendly as uses the
Imagine if Zimbabwe’s aging and decrepit The construction or rehabilitation process soil found in situ, and there’s no need to
road network could be repaired more is hugely simplified and it is extremely cost bring in sand or gravel from a distance
quickly and cheaply using a different effective saving both time and money. An cutting carbon emissions. This saves on
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that also employs new technologies that can be open to traffic within a day as there vehicle traffic and uses less resources.
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reducing the cost of constant re-surfacing traffic flow. average 20% to 25% on road construction
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wide highways, secondary suburban roads method is basically the same whether for
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