me-ik, as in ‘make’, was born out of a passion for making and the ideal that architecture is still a craft rather than a mass produced item. ‘meik’ was established in 2011 and is a young and vibrant practice operating throughout South Africa from our studio in Sunninghill. We are not bound to a certain ‘style’ and strive for design excellence no matter how big or small the project is. We aim to craft bespoke buildings that respond to their context, climate and budget while fulfilling their required function.
- Do you want to build your dream home but are put off by horror stories of the building industry and associated stress?
- Are you concerned that your project cost will escalate and that you won’t be able to afford it?
- Are you concerned about the quality of the end product?
- Are you uncertain of how to progress to start with your dream home?
At meik (as in make) we take the utmost care to ensure that your project does not become a horror story. We are dedicated to creating good experiences, with projects completed on time and in budget, where you love your home as much as we do, and are still talking to us once you are living in it! We’ve found that the biggest reason projects go over budget is because people jump into design too soon, without thorough research. We’ve put some resources together to assist you, and also offer a strategy session to get you started and advise you early on in the planning process. We are here to guide you every step of the way.Here’s some client feedback on their strategy session.
“ The strategy session was definitely helpful and would recommend it to others. It was surprising just how far it took us.” Paul Collier
We understand that you do not want a cookie cutter home, but a unique space crafted to your needs. We understand that you desire a high quality bespoke space, while ensuring the best return on investment. Through our architectural experience and expertise, we’ll get you there. Together with our established network of quality trade partners we ensure a high quality end product while reducing the stress of the build.Whether you have built before, or if this is your first time, we will guide you every step of the way. We are passionate about architecture as a craft and strive for creativity and integrity, while maintaining high levels of personal service. You will always have access to your architect, and will never get fobbed off on junior staff.
For many homeowners, their home is their single largest investment. We want to ensure that you get the best possible return on investment, a space you love, and that you enjoy the process from paper to reality! It’s a great thing to be able to build your own space, and should be enjoyed.To help you plan your build we have crated numerous online resources. Please check out the resource page, all resources are free downloads. We are also just a phone call away, so feel free to call.
NADINE NAIDOO 082 809 1970
Hi, I am Nadine the Principle agent at meik, a practice I started in 2012. I look sort of like the image shot here…
I have lectured at the Wits school of architecture which has given me a real handle on the building regulations. I am a real detail nerd, and often speak before I think! I love design, am somewhat OCD,I suffer line-up- a-titus (a condition where things must align) and love making beautiful things. I believe that creative must be a solution.
I am a mom, a wife and a dog lover- just a regular human being, who is fortunate enough to have a fantastic profession that I love.If I can give you any advice, it’s that building is expensive. Make sure you have the right architect, that is going to guide you through the process. Understand what you are getting. Make sure you are comfortable with the architect you elect as it’s a long term relationship! I have written a blog about this, being a topic I am very passionate about. I hate when I hear what people have received as (substandard) architectural service!
We’d love to meet you and hear about your project!
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