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Basic technical documentation check list

Basic technical documentation check list

Drawing checklist


  • Check if title deed is submitted. Deed must correctly correspond with the property.

  • Check for restrictions in deed.

  • If not registered, a draft deed with an attorneys letter, confirming the transfer to be supplied.

  • On Subdivided properties a Regulation 38, must be provided if the title deed is not registered.

  • If property is owned by a company or an entity, then a company resolution and power of attorney is required

  • Zoning and SG Diagrams must be supplied. (SDP, Building Line Relaxation or consent may be required)

  • Check if the site plan corresponds with the SG Diagram. Check if zoning permits the use shown on the plans.

  • SANS 10400 FORMS 1-2 must always be completed by the owner, architect and competent persons (engineers, specialists)

  • SACAP Registration form must always be submitted.

  • Always make sure that the owners’ details and signature are on the plans.

  • All application forms to be dated and signed by the owner, competent person/s in black ink (A5-SANS10400)

  • Always make sure that the architect/draughtsman/architectural technologists details are on the plans.

  • Check that a registration number is supplied by the Architect, or registered person.

  • Additional documentation may be necessary depending on the application eg . Fire rationals, building line relaxations sdps etc.

  • Age of Building to be declared or necessary Heritage approval must be provided, if required (PHRAG)

  • On an application where additions or alterations are proposed, the previously approved plans must be provided. (PP’S)

  • 3 sets of plans to be supplied (1x colour, 2x black). OR 3 colour.

  • Also, the preferred paper size is A1 (MULTIPLES OF THE A SERIES)

  • Only large projects should be submitted in A0 size. This is not compulsory, but should be encouraged.

  • The scale cannot exceed 1:100 for floor plans, and 1 : 200 for elevations. :

  • Siteplans can be in modules from 1: 100, 1: 200, 1: 250, 1 : 500, 1 :750 OR 1 : 1000. Very seldom 1 : 1500.

  • Building lines to be shown as per zoning info., and if encroached the customer must be advised to relax prior to submission

  • All boundaries must be clearly shown, and dimensioned. Cross check with SG Diagram.

  • All existing structures to be shown with clearly dimensioned distances from all boundaries

  • All new structures must be coloured in and distances from boundaries and building lines to be shown on.

  • Any servitudes or existing municipal services on the site to be shown. Nothing to encroach into servitudes

  • Municipal sewer connection point to be indicated, together with existing and new drainage connecting to such.

  • North point to be provided and scale of drawing.

  • All proposed demolition work to be shown in dotted lines.

  • Street name and all street furniture to be shown outside the site.

  • The natural ground contours at suitable vertical intervals or spot levels at each corner of the site

  • The existing or intended point of access from any public street

  • All adjacent stands to be shown in dotted line, together with adjacent stand numbers

  • A full area schedule must be supplied indicating the following : stand area, ex floor area, additional floor area, F.A.R, coverage

  • All new work to be coloured in, and hatched on floor plans, including drainage.

  • Floorplans must be drawn in 1:100 scale, unless the project is of a large proportion.

  • All rooms/spaces to be designated and labelled.

  • Full dimensions to all areas must be shown

  • Existing structures must be differentiated from new, by not being coloured in.

  • All demolished structures to be indicated in dotted lines.

  • Section lines and direction of cutting planes to be shown correctly.

  • Full details of drainage, including existing and new sewer lines.

  • All sanitary-ware must be shown to scale, and connection points.

  • Staircases to be indicated correctly with stair notes (no. of risers and treads)

  • All doors and windows/glazing areas to be shown in proper scale.

  • Full floorplan/ layout must be submitted for additions. No partial/ cut out floorplans must be accepted.

  • Section lines to be clearly shown, with correct direction.

  • All new work to be coloured in.

  • All floors to ceiling heights must be dimensioned.

  • All floors to underside of lintol height to be dimensioned (windows and doors)

  • Correct scales to be shown (1:100, 1:50, 1:25, 1: 20 etc.)

  • All construction notes to be shown. (Roof notes, slab notes, and surface beds, and foundations)

  • Full stair detail sections to be shown if required.

  • Heights to boundary walls, or terrace walls must be indicated where necessary

  • Natural ground levels to be shown (NGL)

  • Finished floor levels to be indicated (FFL)

  • All new drainage to be coloured in.

  • Make sure that all necessary elevations are shown. (North, South, East, West)

  • Correct scale of elevations must be indicated (1:50, 1:100, 1:200 only)

  • All external finishes to be noted on elevations

  • Natural ground levels, and Finished floor levels to be shown on each elevation.

  • Drainage to be shown on elevation.

  • All heights of boundary walls and terraces to be dimensioned.

  • Distances from boundaries to be indicated on all elevations

  • Full description of glazing, frame type and iron mongery to be indicated on schedules.

  • Fully dimensions and tags to be indicated

  • All energy efficient interventions to glass to be indicated (eg. Coated film, low e glass, double glazing, etc to be noted.)

  • All openable and ventilated sections to be indicated in dotted line on windows, and doors.

  • All documentation with regards to PART XA –Energy efficiency in buildings MUST be provided : hot water system, roof insulation, electrical lighting layout, and fenestration calculations OR Rational Design.



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