Blue Designs - Architectural Designers

Blue Designs Architectural Designers

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Blue Designs is an Architectural Design practice established in 2004 by Claire Cardwell.  

I am an architectural designer who specialises in designing modern family homes with good design which will enhance your life.

I also design and modernise homes and heritage homes without losing their character.  Additions and Alterations are also quite a challenge!

If you have an existing structure that is 'As Built' (or Illegal) and you have no plans then I can assist you with getting Municipal Approvals.

I have long established ties with Council, Town Planners and Couriers which enable me to offer prompt municipal approvals.  Blue Designs is based in Johannesburg

For further information on Getting Building Plans Approved, 

Occupation Certificates, or

Building Line Relaxation,  and

Green Building - please check out my Articles page.

For some of my Previous Projects - go to my Previous Projects  page and scroll down.

House Chidi (Copperleaf Golf Estate, 2 years in & looking good!

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Call Claire + 27 82 399 0180 / +27 11 025 4458

Whatsapp +27 66 232 3676


Great news!  You are allowed a Cottage as well as a Staff Quarters now where ever you are in the Joburg Metropolitan Area.

You can have 2 subsidiary dwellings - one of which is a staff quarters.  The total area allowed is 160m2 or 90% of the existing house which ever is the lesser.

So if you have an 'as built' Cottage or would like to build oneplease let me know and I can assist you with getting everything approved at Council.

I've written an article on how the new CoJ Landuse Scheme (Johannesburg Town Planning Scheme) affects the homeowner -

How does the new Joburg Town Planning Scheme affect me?

How does my Design Process Work?

I always get asked this question when meeting clients for the first time.  How do you work? How will this work ?  they ask me.  This is the most important question they ask, so a blog post on this is well overdue.

Johannesburg City Council have replaced the old Town Planning Schemes for Sandton, Randburg, Roodepoort and Johannesburg with a new Consolidated Town Planning Scheme which came into effect on the 1st February 2019. To download a copy please visit the Town Planning Page.

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