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Planning to do building alterations to your existing home. With so much choice for home improvement contractors as well as building contractors offering to do renovations to your home, it can be quite a daunting task to find the right building contractor to suite your building requirements. Claude Steyn, Managing member of Cape Signature Homebuilders has been delivering quality, expert workmanship in the building industry for the last 17 years. You can view many before and after photos for Building alterations, renovations, as well as new homes that we have built for clients in our project gallery. With close supervision of the building project, monitoring and clear concise planning and execution of project time lines, we pride ourselves on completion of our projects within the allocated time frame. Great communication with our clients is extremely important to us, so that our clients are well informed and part of the process and decision making when they are called upon to make selections for their finishes. Our projects are carefully planned prior to commencement, so that there is a smooth transition and workflow at all times. There is a set payment schedule that gets set up when compiling the building contract, this way the client is completely informed and prepared for the payments according to the progress and schedule that was set in place.


All our work is carried out in strict accordance within the prescribed National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act (NBRBSA). We will appoint the necessary engineers, should they be needed, as well as give the necessary guidance during the design process so that the building project does not exceed your required budget. We only use qualified contractors and tradesmen, that have been part of our team for many years, thus delivering a very high standard of workmanship on all our projects. This will give you peace of mind and make the building process a smooth and enjoyable experience. Many of our Building projects have been carried out across the greater Cape Town area, like Durbanville, , Panorama, Bergvliet, Claremont, Constantia, Newlands, Tokai, Edgemead, Table View, Bishopscourt, Rondebosch. Below is a basic guide as to the process and important points to be aware of when going through the selection process of appointing your building contractor to perform the Building alterations for you on your project. This covers all aspects, renovations, building alterations, home improvements, essentially any work or modifications that you intend carrying out on your property. First and foremost, you would need to get plans drawn up for your proposed project based on what your requirements and budget is. You will appoint an Architect to do the design and draw up the plans for your project. The appointed architect will also submit plans and check legalities, making sure that all the planned renovations conform to Building legislation. All home owners planning to renovate, excluding internal renovations, which are not of a structural nature, must comply with certain fire regulations, as well as all the general guidelines that is set out by the local municipality or if applicable the Homeowners associations, must make an application for approval of their plans, before commencing work on site. This should be one of the first considerations in planning alterations or building


Connie Hamman

We would recommend Claude Steyn, for any Building renovation work to all our friends. From the outset when Claude came to give us a quote for our proposed home renovations and Kitchen renovation. When discussing the renovation and building alterations that we had planned, we were guided in the right direction, as well as given great advice with regard to the building materials, finishes and various options that we could pursue before starting the renovation to our home. We had two other quotes from other building contractors, so that we could get a comparative quote. The quotes varied slightly between the contractors, however we found that Claude’s quote was detailed and gave a good description and breakdown of the proposed Building alterations. He also gave us very good advice on which products and materials to use, so that we still achieved the same result we had planned, however at a significantly better cost. Everything was clearly laid out for us, from the outset. The contract, plans, schedule of payments, project plan, start and completion dates for our renovation. Once the work started on our Home alteration, we were very impressed with the great team of contractors that came on to our building site and our home. Very professional. From the start, care was taken in all aspects, so that all the existing parts of our home where we were not going to do any work, was well protected and sealed off. The smooth transition of the building project was amazing. Once the team came on to site and started to strip, breakdown, break out and start making the changes, was truly remarkable. We had been given a clear project plan and from the beginning of the renovations of our home, all ran according to the time frames given for each phase of the project. We are extremely happy with the end result and will recommend Claude’s team to any one planning to do a Home renovation, building alterations or any home improvements. Thank you guys

Shaun Dahl

To Whom It May Concern, We got Claude’s details from a friend of ours that had done a renovation to their home. Claude came out to meet with us to discuss the proposed home renovations that we had planned. From the first meeting, as we discussed the renovation work, we were very impressed with Claude’s Knowledge, advise and guidance with regards to our project. He clearly explained, gave insightful options, guidance and recommendations on some of the alterations we had planned. Once we had finalized the details and contract, agreed on a start date, we were well impressed by the punctuality of the contractors and team. What a great bunch of guys. They came on sight and within a few days we were amazed at the speed, progress of the workflow that was undertaken. It was so organised and well planned. The process was so smooth. Through out the project we were kept informed, updated and felt well part of the process. We had a very pleasant and positive home renovation process. Doing building alterations can be quite challenging should you not have the right building contractor, however it was really a good experience. We can recommend Claude Steyn to any person that is planning on doing some building renovations or building alterations. Yours Faithfully, Shaun Dahl

Ronnie Lategan (Mr)

To Whom It May Concern, I am pleased to advise Claude Steyn as a Recommended building contractor in Cape Town, that I will give to anyone from now on, who is planning on building a home. For us, finding the perfect family home for our dual living requirements was not an easy one, and eventually we came to the decision that we would build. We explored various options like Building alterations to our existing home in Tableview, doing some home renovations or general home improvements. After going through the process and looking at various building contractors we came to the conclusion of building a new home. The decision to embark on our home building project became a reality from the time that we met Claude Steyn. Combined with Claude’s excellent referrals, as well as their visible attention to detail at any of their construction sites, we were confident that our investment would be safe. Through every phase of the building construction, Claude combined his previous experience in the industry with a professional project management style to ensure that nothing was left to chance. At every stage of the building process we were kept fully informed of all aspects of our project progress (the next steps, budget tracking, onsite meetings, agreed variations, etc). The open and honest communication, both verbal and written, that Claude provided to us at all times ensured that there were no surprises, no disputes. In writing this referral for Claude, one thing that must be highly commended and one which we believe is what sets Cape signature home builders apart from the rest, is their teamwork. Claude’s employees take great pride in their workmanship. Their visible onsite project management style and their workmanship; Claude’s team effort and attention to detail is demonstrated every step of the way; from the initial site clearing through to the final finishing touches. Thanks only to Claude our project milestone was reached within time and within budget; and the end product, our beautiful dream home. Sincerely, Ronnie Lategan (Mr)

Paul Nutman

To Whom It May Concern We recently built a home in Sandown Estate 2 Big Bay, Bloubergstrand, through Claude. The Building project was handled in a very professional manner. The onsite project management definitely limited time wastage due to mistakes normally made by Building contractors. The project was successfully completed on time and the quality of workmanship was of a high level. The advantages of working with Claude was a full time project manager on site, which was able to resolve disputes quickly and effectively and any building issues were brought to our attention, with a solution. The building experience was made a pleasure and stress free. I would definitely rebuild through Claude if we were to re build in the future. If you have any questions or would like further information please feel free to contact the writer. I can recommend Claude Steyn as a Recommended building contractor Cape Town, to do any building alterations in any of the following area’s, Durbanville, Edgemead, Table View, Panorama, Bergvliet, Bishopscourt, Claremont, Constantia, Newlands, Tokai, Rondebosch. Yours truly, Paul Nutman

Bradley and Judy Anthony

My wife and I recently completed on a building project in Big Bay. Below is an indication of the rationale for embarking on the process and some factors which influenced our decision-making process; As we are a young family, security is of the utmost importance. Hence selecting a secured living estate was a priority. As a family we had specific needs and wants, which led us to the decision to build rather than buy an existing property, after looking at a number of available properties within the estate. Estate living presented to us an opportunity to create a protected environment within which to raise our children. We assessed the appreciation of property prices in the area over the preceding 2 years or so, and came to the conclusion that the current market environment, both to embark on the project and our ability to sell our existing property in Parklands, was favourable. We looked to develop a property with a developer/project manager who not only had experience in the area, but also had completed previous projects which we could evaluate from a quality perspective. Next we engaged in negotiations regarding the design and pricing of the project. Claude Steyn provided definitive parameters under which specific things could be done within the project, which empowered “non-specialist” like ourselves, to adequately assess our options. At the end of the day the project was successful and we are happy with the outcome. We are happy to recommend Claude Steyn as a building contractor in Cape Town Yours sincerely Bradley and Judy Anthony