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  • General Questions   ( 17 Articles )

    This question section covers topics on being green and eco-friendly and also on green building in general.


  • Straw Bale Construction   ( 12 Articles )

    We have answered the most important queries received about Straw Bale construction.


  • Sand Bag Construction   ( 10 Articles )

    The Eco Design sand bag building system makes it possible for anyone to build his or her own house. Please see our online-shop for more information.


  • Costs / Regulations   ( 8 Articles )

    Here we have replied to questions regarding council approval, costs, codes, NHBRC etc.


  • Moon Phase Harvesting of Timber   ( 6 Articles )

    More and more people are inquiring about moon phase harvesting of timber. Here are key questions that were raised.


  • Assorted questions   ( 10 Articles )

    We always keep on adding to this list of questions as people inquire about more specific and particular topics.


  • Plastering   ( 5 Articles )

    Questions regarding plastering for natural buildings

Nieuwoudtville Award

Eco Design Architects was awarded the Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction 2005 & took silver in the Africa and Middle East Region for their designs for the Nieuwoudtville Caravan Site Upgrade

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"E-WIRE" lights by Andy Horn

The Eco Design lighting range is made from local or recycled materials. Standing Floor Lamps, Desk Lamps, Pendant Lights and Chandeliers are available. The lamp stands are from locally moon phase harvested alien timber. Recycled car parts are used as bases. Various paper shades & low energy LED light bulbs provide good lighting and create a beautiful atmosphere.

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