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Formed in 1984, Africost Durban (Pty) Ltd has become a formidable player in the construction arena.  Africost covers a vast spectrum of project types including Office blocks, schools, hostels, flats, warehouses, shopping centres, renovations projects, service stations etc.


Specialising in Quantity Surveying and Project Management, Africost offers additional specialist activities including Turnkey Projects, Project Development Consulting, Financial Consultation and Construction Management.


Operating on a coordinated basis across three offices, Africost conducts considerable professional work outside the Republic of South Africa, through associated offices in Mauritius, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Mozambique, Angola, Zambia and Namibia. Projects are undertaken on a project joint venture basis with local associated practices.


Having earned a reputation in the market place for excellence and commitment, Africost boasts a full complement of resources in terms of personnel and equipment as well as a set of standards and specialist skills that are shared between each operating office.


Africost strives to work in partnership with their clients to ensure the most cost effective success of all ventures, and is fully geared to undertake the challenges of any building project.


Our most valuable asset is our well established business approach and its innovative people.

Feasibility Studies

Providing initial cost advice and feasibility studies are crucial during the projects inception stage. Africost offers sound advice into the reality of a development, and will set your development on the right path from inception onwards.

Planning & Cost Analyses

Preparation of preliminary cost studies, comparing alternative materials and designs in terms of capital, life cycle cost, operating cost etc. to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients.

Qualified Advice

Offering qualified advice on contractual arrangements, procurement, technical and financial matters to ensure the successful financial management of projects. Our experience and attention to detail help reduce risk for our clients.

Project Management

We ensure that the drawing board concept is realised on time, within budget and to the required standards by implementing the necessary project management principles.

Property Development

Our property development services include the acquisition of strategically situated properties, establishing design criteria and formulating financial packages.

Quantity Surveying

Our Quantity Surveying and estimating services will ensure the financial control and success of projects and provide greater satisfaction with end results, improved building quality performance, budget and value accountability.