LAKESIDE, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
After the project’s inception in 2008, the 17,701 m2 Klein Welgemeend Estate was opened for development in 2013 and now boasts 10 modern townhouses and 11 stands beautifully blended into the natural landscape of the Lakeside mountainside. Architect on the project Nic Border of Nic Border Architects & Project Managers envisioned natural materials and textures such as wood and stone in neutral shades to blend in with the surrounds and rocky mountain backdrop with the existing Cape Dutch manor house holding centre stage.
Tensile Cables was commissioned by RGS Steel CT/SA to supply the cables needed for the townhouse balustrades and pergolas. The stainless steel cables systems on the site include Juliet balcony balustrades, small and large veranda balustrades, interior staircase balustrades, safety railings, and pergolas offering interior shade for larger windows.
Tensile Cables supplies Marine Grade 316 stainless steel cables, perfect for a development such as this due to its proximity to the ocean. Marine Grade 316 stainless steel boasts an extended lifespan even in coastal cities. Set against the Muizenberg Mountain, with views of False Bay and the Zandvlei Lake, Klein Welgemeend is less than 3km from the sea.
The homes face north to capitalise on natural light and warmth, and the buildings offer large open plan spaces leading out onto balconies and verandas allowing guests to take in the unobstructed views.