Howard Walker has always had a passion for building and beautiful developments.
Educated in Johannesburg he studied for a BSc. Construction Science at Wits University. After graduating he managed two large construction projects in Johannesburg before buying into Turner Morris which he developed into one of South Africa's leading construction equipment manufacturing, sales and hire companies.
However, development was always in his heart and as a pioneer he relocated to Dullstroom to develop:
Critchley Hackle Lodge,
Critchley Common Village,
Walkersons Country Manor,
Walkersons Estate Development.
After leaving Dullstroom Howard relocated to Hoedspruit to his farm In the Timbavati but soon opportunities developed in the form of The Village at the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate.
The Team (click here)
Howard has hand picked a select team to ensure his vision of The Village is brought to fruition. While adhering to all necessary legal and health and safety requirements, Howard and his Construction Company, Dull Prop (PTY) LTD, are ensuring long term employment for many of the local construction teams and in so doing are part of the rapid and positive growth taking place within the wonderful town of Hoedspruit.
Development Philosophy for The Village (click here)
The Developer’s intent is to ensure that the development will enhance the landscape and ensure that there is as little overpowering architecture as possible, which will dominate the landscape.
Residences within the development are to reflect the local vernacular architecture as set out in the guidelines and design catalogue. The use of other ‘mock’ styles and/or period designs will not be considered. The design concept should reflect a simple configuration with an individual identity set in the natural landscape. Each property should in turn embrace the overall character of the development to create a recognisable identity for The Village.
The concept emphasizes simplicity, human scale and vertical proportions, traditional plan form, harmony, refined details and natural colours. All buildings must adhere to the design concept as well as the details in the guideline document. This guideline document is only concerned with the external appearance and positioning of the development’s buildings and structures.
Owners are unrestricted with regard to the interior layout, interior finishes and interior colours of their homes. In the event where interior-decorating elements such as curtains and blinds affect the exterior look of a house such elements needs to be removed or remodelled.