Projects

Storage Solution for Gas Bottle
This gas bottle storage box was made for a client in Somerset West. The box is made of steel which is then galvanised and covered with "handy planks".
The client could choose the colour finish to match the colour of his home.

If you are interested in an elegant storage solution for your gas bottle, contact us for a quote.


Gas bottle storage box
New PVC Ceiling to replace old gypsum ceiling

PVC works particularly well in kitchens and bathrooms, where steam can cause mould.

Here is a list of advantages of using PVC instead of gypsum. If you are considering replacing your old ceilings, talk to us to get expert advice.

PVC Ceiling installation and advantages versus standard painted Gypsum ceilings

Fewer additives: Compared to other plastic types and ceiling materials, heavily plasticised PVC, which is used in most cases, contains very few additives and additional ingredients that might make it dangerous. This is a far cry from the days when asbestos was present in just about all ceiling boards.
Humidity resistant: In addition, PVC ceilings are also known for being anti-fungal, resistant to corrosion, not requiring painting, easy to clean, termite proof, and waterproof.

Advantages of a PVC ceiling
The main advantages of a plastic ceiling derive from the properties of plastics, for example:
  • Plastic is a non-hygroscopic material and does not absorb water, the advantage of this in a bathroom is that steam from the bath or shower will not be absorbed into the ceiling. So unlike a traditional plastered ceiling which can go mouldy from steam absorption, plastic ceilings will not go mouldy.
  • PVC ceilings are easy to clean using any household cleaners or a damp/dry cloth. Plastic ceilings just need a quick wipe from time to time to keep them looking like new.
  • PVC ceilings do not need painting. No more weekends spent painting and repainting bathroom ceilings with expensive paint. PVC ceilings come in the chosen colour ready to install.
  • It can be installed with downlights and is a great way of concealing wiring. Downlights, also known as spot lights, are popular upgrades in bathrooms and kitchens but require additional wiring runs and holes to be drilled in the ceiling. Plastic ceilings are perfect for covering over the damage to the existing ceiling caused from the downlight installation, so no need for the ceiling to re-plastered skimmed and painted.
  • PVC ceilings can be installed on a wooden or metal framework.
  • PVC ceilings offer excellent insulation to keep you extra warm in the winter season. 
  • PVC ceilings are water proof and fire retardant. 
  • PVC ceilings are available in matt or gloss, in various patterns and colour schemes and are suitable for humid and dry environments.
  • PVC ceilings can make a room much cooler in summer time when it is installed with Isotherm insolation layer on top, and in winter the room temperature will maintain
  • The biggest advantage is for kitchens and especially bathrooms where there is mould and can not grow on the PVC ceilings, and if mould occurs and can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth.
Guest Loo Revamp

The old toilet in this guest loo was leaking and Handy Crew was asked to replace it and at the same time to remove all the tiles and the old basin and taps.

After we installed the new loo and laid down these beautiful new tiles, the client finished it off with wainscoting and added a new cabinet, basin and taps.

Shadow line ceiling at a well known establisment in Paarl
Our client wanted a very stylish and sleek shadow line ceiling.
Staircase and passage revamp

A tiled staircase and passage were revamped with gray and white vinyl and new skirtings.

The same vinyl was also installed in the passage to match the laminated floors in the rooms.

New indoor fire place
Stack Repairs as part of the 10 year maintenance at Body Corporates
Patios
New fireplace chimney added
The client wanted a new indoor fireplace with an outside chimney.
Aluminium gutter innovation
Wooden Fence for a Body Corporate in Strand
This wall was created to give the residence more privacy and a rustic look and feel to their surroundings. 
Bathroom Renovation

Previously this bathroom was split into two separate rooms, with the shower and bath in one room and the loo separate.

We removed the wall between the two rooms to create one large full bathroom with all new tiles, fittings and sanitary ware.

Corner bath with new fittings by Handy Crewnew loo with dividing wallFull bathroom renovation by Handy Crew
Patio wooden beam refurbishment
Wooden floor plank tiles look-a-like
Ceiling Installation with skylight
Our client wanted more light in this room - check out the result. 
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