Operating a successful building, contracting and sub contracting enterprise is becoming increasingly demanding. Most enterprises simply do not have the resources to operate a business that is financially sound, sustainable and compliant with the complex regulatory framework that exists today.
This is where Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal can assist you. The Association has been in existence since 1901 and has the resources, infrastructure and experience to assist you in promoting, supporting and protecting your business.
We have three branches that cover KwaZulu-Natal province. Our head office is in Westville (Durban) and our area offices are strategically located in Shelly Beach as well as Empangeni.
New member applicants come onboard once a safety compliance test is passed. Please note that with regard to the check, if it is found that you are not safety compliant, our Health and Safety Department will willingly assist you in getting to the required level.
Full Membership fee: R5, 725.00 per annum inclusive of VAT
The following are services which Full Members of Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal have access to:
Contractual | Information | Assistance
Contractors face numerous challenges relating to their operational and financial requirements, but must also work within a complicated legal environment. When trouble arises it is comforting to know that legal assistance is only a phone call away.
The Association has the expertise to provide the authoritative legal assistance you may need in times of difficulty. Members of Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal enjoy the benefit of being able to call upon the Association's Building Services Manager for free advice relating to contractual and legal matters. The Building Services manager is also available to arrange a site visit if necessary.
Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal policy is to facilitate the resolution of dispute by negotiation, rather than through expensive and often unnecessary legal process.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Advice| Inspections | Star Grading | Auditing | Consulting
The excellent safety management services provided by the Association’s dedicated Health and Safety department ensures that members receive quality assistance and guidance.
The Association has the following registrations with SACPCMP:
• Pr.CHSA (Professional Construction Health and Safety Agent)
• Pr.CHSM (Construction Health and Safety Manager)
• CHSO (Construction Health and Safety Officer)
Consulting Services include:
• Full Pr. CHSA Services as per Construction Regulation 5(7) a & b
• Developing of safety specifications
• Baseline risk assessments
• Conducting of site audits and inspections
• Submit written reports on audits and inspections
• Assist with incident investigations
• Provide assistance during Department of Employment & Labour enquiries
Retirement | Provident Fund | Holiday Pay
We are able to assist member companies with Retirement Fund, Provident Fund as well as Holiday Pay Stamps Scheme. The Association has a highly competitive Employee Benefits offering which includes death, disability and funeral benefits for employees.
The Holiday Pay Stamp Scheme is designed to protect your cash-flow and ease your year-end administration burden.
Government | Suppliers | Key Industry Stakeholders
Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal engages with and lobbies local, provincial and national government as well as suppliers and industry stakeholders with a view to promote and protect our Members.
The Association is committed to establishing and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders in the building and construction industry. Stakeholders are engaged with to identify common challenges and where possible formulate a common response to them.
Where lobbying of other parties is required to overcome these challenges, there is strength in the numbers and broad representation.
Standards | Funding | Facilitation
The Training Academy is accredited by CETA for the following qualifications:
• National Certificate: Construction Contracting
• National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes
• National Certificate: Construction Health and Safety
The unit standards associated with these qualifications are also offered as stand-alone courses. The Association offers assistance in the completion and submission of your Workplace Skills Plan.
Relevant | Useful | Current
A variety of online and offline communication channels are used to disseminate industry pertinent information. Members also receive a free copy of SA Builder magazine every month.
Functions | Meetings | Events
The Association arranges many formal and informal meetings, functions and events throughout the year. This is an ideal opportunity to network with colleagues in the industry. Our online forums allow you the freedom to network at a time and place that is convenient for you.
The Find-A-Builder web module significantly enhances the Associations ability to promote Members to the public as well as to other Members.
Members who are in good standing receive a listing on the Master Builders KZN member app available from the Apple Store and Google Play Store.
The public relations and marketing team assists with the promotion of the Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal brand as well as the promotion of Association Members through various online and offline media channels.
This web module enables the public to submit details of private construction projects online for distribution to Members. Once the upload process has been completed, the information can then be viewed by Members via a password protected section of the Association's website. Members who are interested in performing the work can then make contact with the prospective client.
Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal appreciates how important it is for those operating within the construction industry to source and submit tenders. As a service to our Members we do extensive research across the province and upload tender notices on a daily basis pertaining to civil, electrical and construction projects.
Tender information is sourced from various newspapers.
The data extracted is carefully compiled and placed in an easily accessible and easy to read format. This service is available for Members only. Members can log in to access the tender information.