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21st Aug 2022

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A new way of living at Country Gardens Estate: eco-friendly and affordable

Based in Nooitgedacht in Mogale City, just a stone’s throw from Lanseria, Country Gardens Estate is a development with a difference. Stylish modular timber homes are design forward, light-filled, and start at R935 000 – an incredible price!

Inspired by European builds, manufacturers Maxx Living have begun selling units for the third phase of Country Gardens Estate – an innovative estate of beautiful modular timber homes, close to Lanseria. There are three new units to view at the show house launch on the 31st of October. Residents can expect to own their own property within the safe surroundings of the estate, with the luxury of convenience and eco-friendly innovations making life comfortable.

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So what exactly is a modular home? Built according to a Dutch concept that’s remarkable in its efficiency, sustainability and strength, the homes consist of wooden segments that are constructed off-site and quickly fitted together on the estate. This makes it easier and faster to build, and gives the home a lower carbon footprint.

The wooden segments are made with locally-sourced timber that is sandwiched together with other elements to form a strong, insulated framework. It has a raft foundation of steel and concrete, and all the wood is treated against insects and moisture. The homes are built in a production environment and assembly and further installation takes place on site.



MAXXLIVING homes come in different sizes – M (from R935 000, living area 80 m² – 103 m²), L (from R1 190 000, living area 115 m² – 144 m²) and XL (from R1 525 000, living area 155 m² – 190 m²). The design consists of a basic number of segments, but buyers can add more segments to extend the length of their home. The homes are insulated against heat, cold and noise according to the latest standards to ensure a healthy indoor climate and low energy costs. The double volume living room has a glass front that reaches all the way to the top which gives a very spacious feel. The first floor divides the living area in two levels to optimise the surface of the home.

All homes are standard delivered with fully fitted kitchens and bathrooms, including appliances. The interior as well as the exterior can be personalised and buyers can choose between a number of designer’s styles and option packages. As an additional bonus, especially when load shedding is on the cards again, it is possible to go 100% off-the-grid.

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Once completed, the Country Gardens Estate will be a safe and secure compound where children can play outside without worry. As part of a long-term strategy of job creation, small stores and services will be developed within the estate so that residents can avoid regular long distance travelling. These will include a bakery, butchery and grocer, as well as office space.

The estate is strategically placed, close to Krugersdorp, Roodepoort, Midrand, Johannesburg, Pretoria and the Sandton CBD, yet far enough for it to become its own community node. The site plan of Country Gardens Estate has been laid out to use the natural gradient of the land to maximise the views of the beautiful valley and its sun sets. The central green park is where everybody can get together and enjoy recreation and sports.

Each neighbourhood consists of 50 to 75 houses, with its own main and sub roads, and on each stand there is room for a home with at least one vehicle and a carport.

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Maxx Living, the manufacturers of the modular units within the Country Garden Estate, take a completely different approach to housing compared with other developers in South Africa. With their building technology and engineering, they are taking the property market by storm.

Inspired by European projects where the field of engineering and large-scale manufacturing are combined to create new homes, they are no longer using “brick and mortar” to build homes, but rather implementing new technology and clever design. Their homes are manufactured at relatively low cost with a build-on-demand supply chain. This idea was inspired by both the automotive and aviation industry where cars are produced every 5 minutes, and 2 to 3 aircrafts are produced per day.




For more information, get in touch with the Country Gardens Estate team below or visit the show house launch on the 31st October.

Country Gardens Estate
125 R114, Krugersdorp, 1764
Nooitgedacht, Mogale City, Gauteng
Cell: +27 (83) 267 5966
Office: +27 (63) 366 0825

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