Friday, 5 May 2017


Perimeter wall = Security
Value appreciation of immovable property is one of the biggest motivators for investing in real estate. It means harvesting good profits through capital gains or higher rental income to property owners and more commission to estate agents.   A depreciation in value means the opposite – a   lose of equity, profit or commission. Value appreciation being this important therefore, techniques that allow investors to positively influence the perception of value in the eyes of the market are welcome. Here are three worthy of consideration and these are perimeter walling, landscaping and a paint finish called eggshell. 

1. Perimeter Walling

Perimeter wall on a commercial property a private school.
Walling helps a lot in adding value to immovable property because prospective buyers or tenants when they see it they don’t see only a mere physical structure but they also see SECURITY. As headlines of armed robberies in which people lose not only valuable assets but even human life in cold blood recur in the mainstream media the issue of security is of great importance to those who want property for whatever use ( residential, commercial or industrial ).

Some important walling info courtesy of Daycast Construction

Costs per square meter

Brick Type
Wall  Size
Face brick
1 as to 4 cement mortar  (one brick wall)

 $63 per square meter*


Surface Type
$11.71 per square meter*

*NB Costs may defer with difference in materials used e.g face brick or common. Contact Daycast Construction for rates specific to your need.

2. Landscaping - Paving

Pavement meandering through a landscaped garden.
Who doesn’t want a five star hotel garden to greet him, ‘ Good morning ! ’ every sunrise? Everyone want this because all human beings have a sense for aesthetics. Psychologists have discovered that a good garden helps to reduce stress. Landscaping is therefore, critical in property value addition because the green lawn and a mosaic of flowers are what people affectionately call SCENERY. This perception   helps to increase value in the eyes of the market.

It is however difficult to give standardized rates for  costs generally  because work executed  differs with topography. But I hope you will find the following info about paving ( a part of landscaping ) useful. Paving is created using pavement or drive way bricks and usually you see them as pathways meandering through gardens. Paving can also be used for pool areas, outdoor fire areas etc

Types of paving courtesy of Daycast Construction.

Design Description
1. Interlocking Pavers
High foot traffic areas in a residential, commercial or industrial environment.
Simple zigzag to complex shape.
2. Holland Pavers
High foot traffic areas in a residential, commercial or industrial environment.
Plain shape.

3. Paint   finish - Egg shell.

A paint finish is probably one of the best for the walls of your property. There are different types of paint finish but for this article I have chosen to talk about what is known as Egg shell finish. A good finish is very critical when it comes to value addition because it translate to COMFORT in the eyes of prospective buyers and tenants. Visual appearance impact most buyers more than the calculator.

Visual appearance impact most buyers more than the calculator.

Here is some info about the Egg shell paint finish courtesy of Daycast Construction.

Quantity per square meter
Areas of application
Major Advantage
Egg shell
20 L covers at least 108sq m
Dining, Sitting rooms where there is high human traffic, and bedrooms for little kids.
Easy to clean with a wet cloth.

 Article courtesy of Daycast Construction specialists in House Drawings, Building Construction, Renovations, Office Remodelling, Kitchens and B.I.Cs, Plumbing, Painting, Driveways, Steel Fabrication, Tiling, Property Maintenance, Survey Works and General Carpentry like partitions, dry walling and shop fitting. 
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