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Special Notice

Following comments received on the proposed Revised Schedule of Fees for applications made to the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA), made in terms of Section 25(2)(l) of the National Heritage Resources Act No. 25 of 1999 (NHRA) and published in the Government Gazette of 22 July 2022, SAHRA hereby publishes the final Revised Schedule of Fees for Applications made to SAHRA. Applications for provision of services submitted to the South African Heritage Resources Authority (SAHRA), in terms of the National Heritage Resources Act, No. 25 of 1999 (NHRA) must be accompanied by a payment of the appropriate fee, taking effect from 1 January 2023

Revised Schedule of Fees for Applications made to the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA)

Additions and Alterations to existing dwelling and garage & New Lapa at 9 Holmpark Place, Durban North





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MAIN DWELLING: New dressing room, walk-in-closet and en-suite. GARAGES: Extensions to existing garages New slab terrace above garage extension LAPA: New 15sqm thatch lapa for entertainment area to swimming pool.


Proposed work comprises of additions to existing dwelling, as well as garage and new lapa. The additions to the main dwelling includes a new dressing room, walk-in-closet and in existing three bedroom house. The roof over this section is a gable roof, with matching roof tiles, which butts into the existing hipped style roof. The aesthetics of the main dwelling is maintained by no/minimal interference in the roof or building style. The new windows are to match the existing. The extension to the garage has a slightly more modern look with the introduction of a flat slab roof above creating a terrace facing the existing swimming pool. A 1,8m high lattice screen is added for maintenance of the neighbour’s privacy. Two round columns are featured at the front of the garages beneath the slab overhang of the terrace. This serves as a nice entrance feature to the driveway. Brick and concrete were used to maintain the original construction material types. The overall aesthetics of the dwelling remains the same. The buildings are to be well constructed, with very neat and well maintained yard space and gardens, maintaining an up-market status and adding value to the suburb. Entertainment area to swimming pool comprises of a new 15sqm lapa with thatched roof. The thatch roof is constructed in compliance with SANS 10400-PART T (Fire regulations).


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