Tuesday, 29 November 2011

House in Glenashley

So we are in the middle of the 'silly season' and Jossi Design is frantically trying to get projects wrapped up before builder take their long overdue holidays.  I know I am pretty tired but I am somehow managing to push through despite the pressure from our clients. 

So needless to say I am looking forward to the holidays, but first I had to go to site in Glenashley and see the progress here.  As you can see from the photos there is alot that still needs to be done here.  The client has been in Hong Kong so alot of the work was put on hold and now that he is back he is keen so see things moving again. 

There are some important decisions still to be made in terms of paint colours and finishes.  However I do have alot of work still to do in terms of the TV unit designs, Bathroom tiling layouts and specifications, Exterior design in terms of the paint colours and finishes to be used on the facade.

The ceiling completion has been held up by the Home Automation that the client has suddenly decided to incorporate into the house.  Thank goodness the ceilings were not boarded!  So as soon as the work has taken place within the ceilings we can board up, skim and move forward.

We will keep you posted with this project.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

IID Christmas Cocktail Party

On Friday, 18 November, the KZN chapter of the IID had their annual Christmas function at The Square Boutique Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks.

A beautifully contemporary interior and a fantastic venue for members to socialise and unwind while sharing stories from the year.

Under the leadership of Jossi Design's own Jocelyn Jones, we toasted to 2011 and the (well deserved!) upcoming Christmas break.

Thursday, 03 November 2011

The IID AGM 2011

So here I am sitting at Joburg International Airport waiting to fly back to Durban. I have just been to the IID AGM, this was held at the Pretoria University yesterday the 1st November 2011.

Although the AGM did not reach Quorum so no voting could take place, the AGM went ahead with the very comprehensive IID presentation and the report on the Financials.

The presentation was given by Madelaine Biezanek, and it was truly impressive to see the strides that the IID has taken in the past year, for example:

1) Membership has increased by 12% in the last year

2) The IID has a new legal team giving members support and advice where required

3) The IID and the legal team have travelled to all the regions conducting seminars on the Consumer Protection Act that affects all out business activities

4) The Legal team has produced a standard contract that IID members can use

5) The IID legal team is working on a standard fee structure for IID designer and decorator members

6) The newsletter is being sent out and members are advised to make use of this advertising opportunity as well as to keep informed of what is happening in the industry through the use of the newsletter

7) The IID website is getting several hits from members of the public therefore this is also a valuable marketing opportunity for members

The new National Council was introduced to the members present at the AGM:

• Myself, Jocelyn Jones being the KZN Regional Head

• Helen Buhrs - Pretoria Regional Head

• Dave Nemeth – Johannesburg Regional Head

• Trish Strydom – Eastern Cape Regional Head

• Heidi Jager – Eastern Cape Regional Head

The National Office is made up of Secretary Stefan Blignaut, Executive Manager Madelaine Biezanek, Membership and Public Liaison Manager Fehmida Jordaan. Then of course there is the current President Desmond Laubscher. The new President Elect (due to take over from the current President when his term is up) is myself, Jocelyn Jones.

It has been great working with the above mentioned National Office and current President and I am looking forward to working closely with them this year and with the new National Council.

Now it is pretty much time to board my plane back to Durban. I will keep you updated with progress about the IID but for more information visit www.iidprofessions.com or www.jossi.co.za