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Square Angle Building & Renovation in Wapadrand makes a positive contribution to the development of South Africa through big renovations, new structures, office blocks and building of homes. Owner PG Coetzee tells us more.
How did your business start?
Since 2016, I’ve worked for Tyron Wakefield, owner and founder of Tycon Building & Project Management. I learned a lot from him, and then decided to form Square Angle Building & Renovation with Quentin Jansen van Rensburg at the end of January. We just felt it was time. We now have dedicated teams to do the subcontract work for Tycon Building & Project Management and we also have our own projects.
Why did you choose this area to set up shop?
At this stage, we’re still operating from home, so it was an obvious choice as our company is still new. Currently, we’re based in Wapadrand where all the employees meet. From here we travel to our different sites where we have site offices. We have a dedicated space at each site where we can store all our equipment and stock. But we’re planning on moving to a dedicated office space in Tierpoort soon. We found the perfect premises in Tierpoort with enough space to do landfilling and stone crushing.
How did you find your premises?
At the moment, we work from my home, but the property in Tierpoort is owned by a friend and he plans on building a lifestyle centre within the next five years on his property. He mentioned it to us and we just knew that it would be the perfect fit.
Why are the premises ideally suited to your business?
At the Tierpoort premises, there’s ample space for us to use and we’re also planning on starting a motor vehicle workshop for rebuilds and conversions on the premises – our hobby.
Who are your neighbours?
Our neighbours in the new premises will be Mooikloof Estate, The Hills Game Reserve Lifestyle Estate, Woodhill, Grootfontein and Woodlands Boulevard.
What are the shop rental/sales prices like in this area?
A while back, the price range was quite average. However, with the huge development in Tierpoort, the prices have gone up drastically.
How many people visit your business each day?
It’s difficult to say as we usually work on ongoing projects for anything from six to seven months. We usually get around 10 new requests a week.
Do you have any expansion plans?
We’re in the process of testing soil on the Tierpoort land that will be used for filling purposes where we would like to start building our own universal lifestyle centre. We would also like to employ more staff. We realised there’s a need for jobs for people with special skills in the construction industry. Part of our future plan is to teach these people and accommodate them for a future in the construction industry.
Do you operate online as well?
What’s your most popular service?
Architect interface, site establishment, surveys and earthworks.
For more information on Square Angle Building and Renovations, phone 082 082 1024/079 490 5436 or visit the website.