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FAQ: Frequent Asked Questions

What makes KMI different to the other companies that are also offering Draughting services?

We are committed to provide our clients the best value service, and regular status updates of plans is send through electronic every week, our main business is by means of referrals and this provide us feedback that our interaction with our clients is a relationship, which benefits both.

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I am in Standerton, can you still assist me in drawing plans for alterations on my existing home, and if yes what must I give you?

Yes, we can assist you by drawing your plans, all interaction will be via email etc. If you decide to do the submissions yourself at least the following documentation is needed, SG diagram, Sewerage diagram, Zoning certificate, Title deed, if additions to your dwelling we would request a copy of your existing plans aswell. We could do your submission, but this service will increase your costs. However we will assist you where we can to direct you through the process

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How does your pricing and payment work?

Our pricing structure is per sqr meter, and pools, walls etc is a set amount, Upon accepting quotation we normally require a 50% deposit and on acceptance of the Final drafted plan the balance.

You can also view our pre drawn plan section's pricing structure by clicking here

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How long does it take to complete a project?

Dependent on our workload, our average is about 2 weeks.

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What extra services do you offer?

We offer a variety of services, draft of building plans, Site plan drawing, Additions, Site planning, Electrical drawings, Submissions of plans, building line relaxation applications, second dwelling and consent to use applications, which is only the most requested services.

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What kind of software do you use when drawing?

We use AutoCAD software for drawing plans and offer the plans in either .pdf or Auto-Cad.

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What is the specialized services mentioned on the website?

This is additional services where KMI utilize external registered consultants professionals in their own fields e.g. Engineers, Architects, Transport Attorneys, Builders. We look continuously for the best solution for our clients at affordable prices.

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How long does it take to receive a quote?

It on average take 1 working day, after all the necessary information is available to KMI. The main information needed e.g. m2 additions/ m2 new dwelling/ the additional services required etc.

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When do you expect payment?

Upon accepting quotation we normally require a 50% deposit and on acceptance of the Final drafted plan the balance

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Can you refer me to a good reputable builder?

KMI has an agreement with a registered NHBRC builder, we have visited previous work he has completed and also to clients we referred him to, as yet we have not had any negative feedback on his pricing and or services. By backing a builder we also put our reputation on line and therefore do we scrutinize our preferred builder vigorously and rely on feedback from our clients whom utilizes him.

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What kind of projects have you done in the past?

Draughting services is a wide services field. Our completed projects ranges from the small projects pools, boundary walls, carports to the medium sized additions/ alterations to existing dwellings, new dwellings to the larger projects, industrial buildings: Workshops / storage facilities, lodges, Block of flats, New dwellings 500m2 – 1000+m2, thus no request is to big or to small for us.

Please NOTE when draughting services is required for projects +500 m2 the services of an registered Architect is required, thus will we conform to such specifications. KMI do conform to SACAP rules and regulations.

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Can you help me to submit the plans once it is finished and what is the process of getting my plans approved once it is finished?

Yes, submission of plans is one of KMI’s services offered.

We will submit your plans to your local authority. It takes about 6-8weeks to get feedback from the LA on the submitted plans (KMI starts contacting the LA in week six, to get feedback on the status) in this 6-8weeks a LA plan examiner examines the plans to ensure all regulations are aheard to on the drawings. An Building inspector will visit your premises to ensure what is drawn as existing is as such.

After this period KMI will collect the plans rectify any requests from the LA, circulate it to various LA departments for their approval. This period various from 1 day to 2 weeks dependent on the type of plan and complexity. Where building line relaxation and other applications were done it could take longer for the plans to be approved as the plans will be dependent on any other application submitted. Please contact us for more guidance in this regard.

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What must I do to acquire your services, and what will happen once I contacted you?

Complete the tabs “contact us” or “get a quote” provide your requirement, include the area of the premises as the various LA’s has different Town Planning Schemes, and we will contact you as soon as we receive the submitted enquiry, to discuss your request more in detail and / or setup a meeting with you.

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Is there a governing body for your services, as what is for builders, whom is governed by NHBRC?

Yes, this will be SACAP (South African Council for the architectural profession) an government institution regulating the architectural profession ensure the standards are kept and uphold, KMI is bound to the rules and regulations of SACAP, our draftsman is registered with SACAP and also registered at the PIA.

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SAAB GRINTEK Technologies
WEBB Industries/ Jasco
SAQA: South African Quality Authority
Saving Green ( Pty ) Ltd
CHEMC Environmental (EIA's)
SMMT online
Transtate Group (PTY) LTDt
RAVEN Town Planners
Guy Balderson Planners

Pre-drawn House Plans
We stock the widest variety of pre drawn plans. From dwellings to garage, boundary wall plans.

Quality, H&S, Process and LA documents
We provide basic documentation and contracts templates e.g. SANS 10400 XA, SANS 204, Health and Safety policy, health and safety manual, ISO Quality manual and other ISO documents

We provide online quotes
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