Forest House, Tokai, Cape Town

The house comprises two levels: the living area on the ground floor and the first floor’s bedrooms.

The architectural design required the structural components of the building to be hidden by the face-brick façade. The result is a contemporary take on a traditional finish.

Precision brick-laying was critical to achieving a polished outcome.

We employed different techniques for the structural finishing of concrete.

Corrugated concrete ceilings, balustrade and polished concrete floors added additional character to the building.


Site preparation
Management of the installation of site services
Superstructure construction:
  • Concrete
  • Brick
  • Steel
Cementitious finishes:
  • Plaster
  • Screed
  • Skimming
  • Polished concrete
  • Power floated concrete
Management of services subcontractors:
  • Electricians, plumbers, etc.
  • Management of specialist subcontractors
  • Preliminary estimates for project costs
  • Programming


Grit is a specialist construction company established in 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. We pride ourselves on efficiency; delivering quality structures on time and within budget. We offer residential, commercial and industrial construction nationwide.

Francis Murokiwa started Grit (previously Randinex) in 2012 with a decade of experience in the building industry. By using his expertise to streamline processes and developing the skills of a large, disciplined workforce, he was able to offer clients shorter timelines, better quality and budget-friendly results.

Newly rebranded as Grit, they offer a wide range of services.