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Situated in the Lowveld, Ophilex is a construction company taking commercial, new home construction and renovations to a new level.
Building Experts for the Loweveld!!
Ophilex Construction and Renovations Specialists...
Our company has a wealth of experience as we have completed a number of homes, lodges and commercial buildings in the Hoedspruit area over the past 16 years. We offer complete turnkey solutions and project management with experienced teams and an extremely professional service.
Registered with the NHBRC, Ophilex have over 50 domestic enrollments. The Owner and main Contracts Manager, Anthony Germishuys received a runner up position for the Govan Mbeki Housing Award 2008.
Established in 2001 in the Bushveld, Ophilex have an understanding of sustainable and green building requirements. We strive to reduce impact and damage to the unique and naturally beautiful areas and ecological environment.
Working closely with the clients and a team of professionals, we are able to turn building into a pleasurable experience. Communication and attention to detail are priority with each project.
Focus is on outstanding quality with competitive building costs.
Born in Johannesburg, Anthony and Michelle met each other in 1987. Anthony had completed his 2 year military service and was working as an apprentice as a Fitter and Turner Machinist. Michelle was completing her final year of school. A year later they tied the knot and have never looked back.
The couple worked in the Industrial Engineering industry for a number of years before deciding to re-locate to the Lowveld. The decision to relocate was based on providing a better quality of life for their children, Matthew and Melissa. They established their construction business in 2001 and as Hoedspruit has developed they have grown with the town. Their son Matthew worked with them in the family business for a couple of years and he is now studying to become a personal trainer in the fitness industry. Anthony and Michelle are also very health conscious and have a good balance with a lifestyle which includes time for exercise when they are not working. They have a love for the Bushveld and also enjoy a game of golf and outdoor activities.
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What we do
Our company provides the following services to ensure you, the client, and a successful building experience
Ophilex provides the services of construction of new homes, lodges and commercial buildings. Working closely with the clients and a team of professionals, we are able to turn building into a pleasurable experience. Communication and attention to detail are priority with each project. Focus is on outstanding quality with competitive building costs. The Project Management section will give a detailed list of the services we offer.
Renovations and Maintenance
Ophilex has completed many renovation and maintenance projects over the past 16 years. Ranging from small requests to full house or lodge upgrading and re-modelling. We work closely with our clients to reach their expectations. Many projects have been completed in Hoedspruit and surrounds, but we have also completed projects in Johannesburg - Morning Side and the Transkie - Mboyjtie areas. We are flexible to travel where ever our expertise are required. With our years of experience we can offer creative ideas and advice on transforming nothing into something special at an affordable rate.
Swimming Pools and Decks
We construct swimming pools of any shape and size. Rim flow / eternity pools, splash pools, heated pools are a few examples of what we can offer. The client has the option to choose the colour of the mosaic and coping tiles. All swimming pools built come standard with the filter, filter sand, pump, light, DB and pump housing. Decks are constructed with CCA treated timber structure. The decking planks can either be CCA treated pine, hardwood such as Rhodesian Teak or composite. Composite material is made of recycled plastic and comes in various colours. The composite decking planks reduces maintenance and does not require treatment. Hand rails and balustrades are fitted if required. All options and aesthetics are discussed in detail with the clients during the duration of the project.
- Project Management
- Architect Introduction
- Inter Decorator Introduction
The Project Management of any project, whether it be a new build, renovation, maintenance, swimming pool or decking. The Project management includes the following:
- Introduction to architect and assistance with design
- Assisting with Home Owners Association Submission
- Local Council submission
- Assistance with re-zoning if required
- Building Contract and principle agent appointment
- Detailed budget and costing of project
- Progress works schedule and payment schedule
- Progress Report and photos every 2 weeks
- Co-ordination between client and sub-contractors communicating all instructions regarding finishes
- Ensuring the project is a pleasant experience for the client
- Introduction to interior decorator
Many projects have been completed successfully. We are proud to take you on a tour of a selected few.
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Each project is unique.
What our clients have to say about working with Ophilex
Leadwood Big Game Estate
" This serves to confirm that Ophilex CC has been instrumental in the completion of many of the new homes on Leadwood Big Game Estate since it's inception. We as an organization would gladly recommend Ophilex CC for any future builds due to their professional work ethic throughout and dedication to the project and clients concerned. Patrick Jordan General Manager "
Kim and Deon – Mushi Maningi
" As we live in Gauteng, the thought of building “long distance” was daunting, but Michelle kept us constantly in the loop from the outset, providing a breakdown of costs together with a building time line, and then sending regular photos of progress. Michelle was always willing and available and extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble and as we were unable to always be there, it was great to know that she was taking charge. We would certainly recommend Ophilex CC as a team of highly competent, professional and experienced builders. Kim and Deon March 2017 "Via e-mail
Chris Martin – Leadwood 369
" From the outset the level and quality of service I received from the team was outstanding. Building to a clearly articulated project plan I received formal weekly updates on progress including a photographic record of the weeks progress. This was particularly important when having to build whilst I was based in Johannesburg. They built “on plan” and within budget but more so took every measure possible so that I didn’t have to worry when the usual challenges to building in a remote area occasionally took hold. The quality and level of finishings has been exceptional and, as has not been the case in my previous experiences with builders, they have moved swiftly and efficiently to ensure that after taking possession of the property, any snags have been remedied immediately and without question. Without any question, should I require building services in the future on this or any further development I do in the Lowveld, they would be the first builder I would call. They epitomise the service and quality you expect to receive when dealing with a family building company and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending their services to any potential client in the Hoedspruit area. They are outstanding. Thank you once again for bringing to life my dream home in the Lowveld. Kind regards. Chris Martin "Via e-mail
Kevin and Greer Leo-Smith Leadwood 404
" Hi Michelle We are enjoying our new home on Leadwood and it has been a pleasure working with you in particular, as the face of the business, but also Anthony and Matthew and their staff in the back ground as they, in the end, delivered the work on the house. Greer and I are appreciative of your communication, attention and patience during the construction period and with dealing with the few snags that inevitably followed. I am happy for you to use this note as a reference to any potential clients and would be happy to speak to anyone who would like to discuss work with me. Kevin Leo Smith "Via e-mail