Va va voom

One of the most technical and challenging projects in Shospec’s existence was the Audi Showroom in East London which we constructed back in 2012/2013. For this 2 000m2 state-of-the-art showroom, Shospec built three curved walls that ran an excess of 6m high and at a 60° incline, which pushed the design and fitting teams to…

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Driving us proud

Sakhile Mbeje, one of Shospec’s five drivers, started working for us in 2009 as a co-driver. It didn’t take long for Sakhile to prove himself and be promoted to official driver. Funnily enough, Sakhile’s arrival at Shospec wasn’t as smooth sailing as his promotion though! Back in 2009, we were looking for a new driver…

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Bringing home the bacon

Shospec walked away triumphantly from the Master Builders KZN awards held in Durban at the end of October. House Bredin, a relatively small residential upstairs extension project in Durban, bagged us the top spot in the Residential Alterations, Additions and Renovations category whilst Neil Woolridge Motors, a commercial extension project here in Pietermaritzburg, was awarded…

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Disaster relieved

As we are sure you are all very much aware, our province was on the receiving end of some pretty hectic weather lately – from serious hail, heavy rain and gale force winds to reports of a cyclone down the South Coast. Durban was hit particularly bad in the last couple of weeks with those…

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Turning the key

Your business is booming. It’s taken off like Apollo 13… only your office space looks more like something out of the dark ages. In the midst of all this exciting growth, you know it’s time to either move offices, expand or revamp and this makes you want to crawl under a pile of unfiled paperwork…

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Is it a country club or a mall?

This is the concept behind Cornubia Mall – an 85 000m2 shopping mall situated near Mount Edgecombe in Umhlanga. Unlike traditional shopping centres which offer customers a selection of retail stores and food outlets, this mall goes one step further by offering an outdoor family-orientated shopping experience that boasts a 70km cycling trail as well…

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LSF 101

Down in the Cape, a new student housing development is under construction as part of a large-scale project addressing the housing shortage for students at Stellenbosch University. This development, called Tygerberg 3, is the third installment of the housing development and is being built using Light Steel Frame (LSF) as a means of reducing construction…

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Lives in a house, a very big house, in the country…

In the heart of KZN’s countryside, lies a picturesque farmhouse situated on a dairy farm in Creighton that is currently undergoing a bit of a facelift to suit its new-ish inhabitants. Our main brief was to add a new office wing come yoga studio above the garage as well as a few other tweaks here…

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Apples v Oranges

It’s no secret that the construction industry likes to do things its own way. We’ve already given you insight into our unique language but there’s also the whole myth about quoting per m2. Most construction companies have a standard method for quoting for projects which is based on a per m2 price. This kind of…

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A taste of Portugal in PMB?

Yes, that’s right. Pietermaritzburg is now home to Atasca – a Portuguese style restaurant at the Cascades Lifestyle Centre that promises to delight the taste buds with its international flair and flavour. And we have proudly had a hand in bringing this culinary treat to life. Rest assured, we had no part in brainstorming menu ideas nor will we…

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