Forest Hill Road Hout Bay

Double Volumn Living Area

Building from scratch in Hout Bay

Newly Built Thatch House


Wendy Holmes and her team from Living Space were contracted to build a second dwelling on our property in Longkloof, Hout Bay.


The house was designed by an architect but Wendy provided much more than one would expect from a building contractor. As far as the build was concerned, Wendy demonstrated exceptional organizational and project management skills and the building project was completed on time and within budget. We found Wendy to be a stickler for detail and the final finish was very important to her, if anything was not exactly as she expected then she had the builder redo it.


Wendy assisted us with most of the interior finishes, in particular, the bathrooms (layout, fittings etc), as well as the kitchen (layout, lighting etc). Wendy also made many practical suggestions with regard to window layouts (as the architect’s layout was not always optimal).


Wendy sourced all materials and provided us with a range of options (e.g. windows, doors, lighting, sanitary etc) and she passed on discounts to us that she obtained from her suppliers.


It is obvious that Wendy takes great pride in her building projects and only the best workmanship is acceptable. I found Wendy to have exceptional integrity and she certainly made our building project as stress free as possible.


Wendy fulfils many roles on a building project, namely; an architect (if you don’t have one), a project manager, a builder etc. Wendy has good taste and she advised us on items such as lighting, flooring, bathroom and kitchen finishes etc.
Wendy is supported by a good team of builders and all of them were a pleasure to work with (except the electrician!).


In terms of costs, Wendy stuck to her original quote for the building of the main structure and the only variations were for finishes (determined by the quality that the client requires). I would not hesitate to recommend Wendy and her team for building projects both big and small.


John Brown
Tel. 082 600 6541