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Based in the Western Cape, we are able to engage clients from Plettenberg Bay, Sedgefield, Wilderness, George, Mossel Bay and beyond. We also serve international clients and have current projects in Egypt and Uganda.

Site visits form an important part of the client consultation and engagement process, where our offices in the Garden Route provide a central working base and a convenient meeting point.

With more than 60 years of combined experience in the construction industry including industrial, commercial, residential, civils and mining, we are able to assist with new builds and alterations – big or small – as well as retrospective plan approvals for existing structures requiring compliance as part of the selling process.

Whether you are the buyer, seller or estate agent, we will ensure that approved plans form part of your transaction. We appreciate that confidentiality is essential in most business and personal projects, and we honour the trust placed in us.

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rita hattingh

MANAGING PARTNER / ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER
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Rita grew up on a farm in the Free state and studied Architecture at Technicon Pretoria after school.

During a practical period in the very cold Bethlehem, she had to hand draw wall tile layouts and details for a client in Clarens and got hooked on design and detail.

After obtaining her diploma, she spent time with various companies in Johannesburg: 3 years designing factories and offices, 6 years with Standard Bank and Johnson Controls designing internal office layouts. She even did a short stint designing light fittings and layouts for a well-known lighting company.

Exciting projects with Pangbourne Properties included creating plans for old factory and warehouse buildings with no plans on record and designing the perfect internal office layouts and designs as well as installations for new tenants.

Working on The Villa Mall with Osglo Architects and Ronell Scheepers was the highlight of her earlier career. Meeting with international clients widened her design perspective considerably.

Although Rita believes that form and function is very important in Architecture, she strives more to ensure the happiness and comfort of her clients in their new environments.

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henry greyling

MANAGING PARTNER / ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER
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In February 2015 Henry Greyling started HG Design as a one-man show. The business quickly grew in scope and structure and Henry brought in Managing Partner and Architectural Designer Rita Hattingh. Sadly Henry passed away in October 2021. He is greatly missed by the team. His legacy lives on at HG Design.

A little bit about Henry Greyling:

Henry’s interest in building ‘stuff’ began in early childhood and continued to expand and develop, enabling him to design and build more complex structures and help fellow university students to maximise the available floor space and work areas in tiny student digs. In 2004 the more ‘serious’ work began with a role as site supervisor for Labour Force Construction, focused on residential projects. Henry started his own construction company (Greysen Construction) in 2005, offering design and construction services to Garden Route customers successfully for a number of years.

Paladin Africa Ltd approached Henry in November 2009 and offered him the role of Construction Coordinator at the Kayalekera Uranium mine in Northern Malawi. The role included camp maintenance and management of the potable water treatment plant, but the key focus was construction and civil works for both the process plant and camp with project values ranging from US$45,000 to US$6million. His proudest achievement was designing and building a low water heavy vehicle bridge across the Sere River, with simultaneous construction of an adjacent 50m span pedestrian suspension bridge that reconnected the local community in times of flood. As a knock-on of the Fukushima disaster in 2011, Uranium prices fell and Kayalekera went in to care and maintenance in 2014. Henry was retrenched and returned to South Africa where he took some time off before establishing a new career path at HG Design.

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