With offices in Sedgefield and Great Brak River – 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.
MANAGING PARTNER / ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER
Henry Greyling’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.
In February 2015 Henry started HG Design as a one man show, but the business has grown in scope and structure so that he now has the role of Managing Partner and Architectural Designer.
MANAGING PARTNER / ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER
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.
Franco was interested in the Architectural field since school days.
After school he worked for Engelbrecht Appliances (February 2006 to March 2007) and did on-site visits to establish the required work to be done and did the repairs on household appliances.
In August 2007 he was employed by HPR Design as a training Draughtsman. He assisted the engineers and architects in preparing the designs for specific projects. His main responsibility was to refine the designs made by engineers and architects and also by digitizing (converting to CAD) the hand sketch plans.
These initial sketches were amongst other things based on the design ideas as well as structures and layout designs. Franco worked on residential, hospitality as well as Government projects. Franco was involved with ablution blocks at several schools as well as the port of entrance gates at 13 Border posts. He left the employment of HPR Design in May 2018, due to retrenchment as the Company was no longer economically feasible.
Franco was employed in November 2018 with HG Design as a draughting intern, but quickly showed his talents. This is opening doors and opportunities for Franco and HG Design.
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Clementine (also known as Clemy) is a born Sedgefielder. She is the oil that make the gears turn and the glue that keeps things together. Yes, she is our Office Manager.
Her love for the building industry started with her father who worked as a specialist in brick work – he can build anything with or without a plan.
Clemy started as an Office Administrator at Maverick Trading – a company headed by the first female building contractor in Sedgefield. Here she lived out her passion for the building industry and being part of the foundation for buildings. She also worked as a Personal Assistant for Fraser Engineers.
Since Sedgefield is a big tourist destination, Clemy started to work at Baywater Village as an Administration Manager. Here she was responsible for administration of the entire Resort. Due to her good work ethics/standards she also inherited the responsibilities of the Reception area, Laundry area and a Personal Assistant to the Resort Manager. This she did with pride and to the best of her ability.
In 2017 HG Design needed an Office Manager. Clemy, after seeing the advert, knew this was for her. Now Clemy is responsible for running the office and submitting plans to the different Municipalities, following up on the progress of plans, approval and providing clients with feedback and providing clients with copies of approved building plans.
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