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Questions to Ask Your Builder Before Starting Your Project

CAPE TOWN – With a lot of people planning construction or renovations for the second half of the year, we often get asked a few fundamental questions from clients who might not have had much previous experience in undertaking major…

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#FixForwardFix: Saving Energy While Keeping Warm this Winter

CAPE TOWN – As the summer months roll out and winter creeps slowly in, our thoughts change from staying cool to keeping warm. With the rising cost of living and South Africa’s current over-reliance on fossil fuels, our latest #FixForwardFix…

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Fix Forward Client Profile: Sue Kuyper

CAPE TOWN – After the successful launch of our web application and a busy week at Fix Forward HQ, we took some time to catch up with recent client Sue Kuyper to chat about her newly completed renovation and how…

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Fix Forward To Launch New Web App

CAPE TOWN – Fix Forward is delighted to announce the imminent launch of our new Web Application booking system. A critical part of our 2018 Roadmap, the application’s launch promises to take Fix Forward to the next level in terms…

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Fix Forward Tradesman Profile: Kevin Fortune

CAPE TOWN –  At Fix Forward, the main driving force behind everything we do is empowering entrepreneurs so that they in turn empower both themselves and their communities.  With most of our tradesmen originating from communities that have experienced a…

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#FixForwardFix: 5 Common DIY Household Problems Solved [Part 1]

CAPE TOWN – At any given time, there are a number of things that can go wrong in our homes as wear and tear, weather or time take their toll. Whilst some jobs require professional tradesmen, there are those that…

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Fix Forward partners with Home By Design

CAPE TOWN – In another exciting development for Fix Forward this year, we are proud to announce our new partnership with Home By Design, a full service interior design studio based in Constantia. Fix Forward founder, Joshua Cox, recently sat…

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Fix Forward Takes on Large Projects – Part 2

CAPE TOWN – In the second part of our series ‘Fix Forward Takes on Large Projects (Check out Part 1 here), this week we chat to recent client Bjorn Rudner, who was one of the first participants in our new…

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Grace & Saskia Join The Fix Forward Team

CAPE TOWN – As we prepare for a big year, we are proud to present the two newest members of the Fix Forward team –  Grace de Jager (Operations Coordinator) and Saskia Schroder (Client Services). Having both recently graduated, Grace…

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2018: The Year Ahead for Fix Forward

CAPE TOWN – While 2017 was an incredible year for Fix Forward and our tradesmen, we’re looking ever forward and preparing for an even bigger 2018. With several key milestones on the horizon, the Fix Forward team are working hard…

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Fix Forward Takes on Large Projects – Part 1

CAPE TOWN – After years successfully refining our tradesman development programme and platform, Fix Forward is proud to announce that we are now able to offer on-site project management services for large projects. With professional project manager Armien Harris at…

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Fix Forward’s E-Learning Program: Part 2

CAPE TOWN – Following on from Fix Forward’s E-Learning Program: Part 1, in this final post of the mini-series we meet Anack Amini and John Hopley, two tradesmen who have recently completed their e-learning modules and workshops, and chat to…

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Fix Forward’s E-Learning Program: Part 1

CAPE TOWN – In part one of two in a series focusing on Fix Forward’s entrepreneur development programme, we chat to our Operations Coordinator Armien Harris. A vital part of our business, Armien is responsible for recruiting tradesmen, providing on-site…

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Fix Forward’s Guide to Choosing a Builder

CAPE TOWN – Selecting a builder to build or renovate your home is undoubtedly one of the biggest decisions of the whole project. With so much at stake when it comes to choosing your contractor, we sat down with our…

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#FixForwardFix: Protecting Your Home Against Fires

CAPE TOWN – As we move into fire season many of us will be thinking about the precautions we can take to keep our homes safe. With water scarcity a very real concern, prevention is always better than cure when…

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Meet Dorea Muller – Our International Intern

CAPE TOWN –  Fix Forward enjoys a longstanding partnership with several organisations and institutions around the world, and these relationships enable us to share knowledge and expertise with others in the social development sphere. One such organisation is Pangaya, which places…

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Catching Up With Kingstone – Fix Forward’s Longest Partnering Tradesman 

CAPE TOWN – As Fix Forward continues to grow and expand, the relationships we have with our tradesmen become ever more important. We pride ourselves on delivering a quality service, as well as encouraging entrepreneurship, and we could not do…

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10 Questions for Fix Forward Founder – Joshua Cox

CAPE TOWN – With the first half 2017 already behind us, Fix Forward saw tremendous growth and development both in the company and its tradesmen. As the business continues to go from strength to strength, we thought it was the…

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#FixForwardFix: How to Tackle Damp & Mould at Home

CAPE TOWN – Damp, mould and waterproofing issues can be a serious annoyance, a health hazard and a costly expense. Aside from the unsightly appearance and cold feel, damp could also be a sign of some more serious structural problems…

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Meet Charnice, Our Customer Service Ace

CAPE TOWN – At Fix Forward, we try to ensure all of our office roles are suited best to the employee’s personality, and boy does Charnice have all the personality! Coming from a background of working with NGO’s, coupled with…

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Fix Forward Client Feedback: Andrew Black

CAPE TOWN – Recent client Andrew Black worked with Fix Forward painter Herbert Makamba on his Cape Town CBD and was full of compliments on a job well done. We asked Andrew a few questions about his experience with us……

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Herbert Makamba’s Painting Hits New Heights

CAPE TOWN – One of Fix Forward’s most highly-rated tradesmen, painter Herbert Makamba recently wrapped up work for yet another satisfied client in the Cape Town CBD. We sat down with him recently to find out what’s been happening since…

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#FixForwardFix: Saving Energy This Winter

CAPE TOWN – Conserving energy does not only positively affect your pocket, it benefits the entire planet too. As we head into the winter months, a lot of energy will be used to heat homes and other buildings. Reduce your carbon footprint…

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Carpenter Masonele’s Fix Forward Inspired Revival

CAPE TOWN – As we continue to grow and improve, we regularly check in with both past clients and current tradesmen to get their feedback on their experiences working with Fix Forward. This time, it was the turn of Fix…

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Tradesmen Required – Refer Someone Today

As we continue to expand here at Fix Forward, we need to grow our team of tradesmen to deal with an increase in demand. And that’s where you fit in! We’re looking for skilled tradesmen from low-income areas so that we can…

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#FixForwardFix – Weatherproofing Your Home

As the rainy season approaches, a little forward planning can go a long way to preventing any water damage in your home. In the latest of our #FixForwardFix series, we chatted to a Fix Forward carpenter of four years, Linda…

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Fix Forward Client Profile – Erika Espach

In the latest installment of our Client Profile series, this month we spoke to Erika Espach – a Project Manager at an Engineering Firm in Cape Town who recently repainted her property with the help of Fix Forward tradesman Herbert…

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#FixForwardFix: Saving Water at Home [Updated]

As we all know, Cape Town is experiencing one of the worst water shortages in decades. Although we’ve had a little rain around of late, it is nowhere near enough and dam levels remain alarmingly low. In light of the…

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How the Fix Forward Application Process Works

As the Fix Forward brand continues to go from strength to strength, we’re getting a lot of enquiries from professional tradesmen interested in joining us. Our application assessment is quite the process, so we thought that we’d break it down by…

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#FixForwardFix: Blocked Drains

In the latest of our #FixForwardFix series, where we tackle common household DIY issues, we chatted to Fix Forward plumber John Hopley about something that everyone has encountered at some point or another – blocked drains. Having joined us at…

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Fix Forward Client Profile – Keith Juries

This month we met up with Fix Forward client, Keith Juries, to discuss his recent home renovation project and why he chose to use a Fix Forward tradesman. Keith needed some paving done and, like any good home improver, he…

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Pam Golding Properties Appoints Fix Forward

Cape Town – We are proud to announce that Fix Forward began working with Pam Golding Property Management Services in November of last year.  Appointed to take care of the plumbing needs of the 190+ properties that Pam Golding manages in…

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#FixForwardFix: Interior Painting

In the second installment of our #FixForwardFix series of DIY and Home Improvement tips, we give you some expert advice on Painting an Interior Room. In order to get the best inside info, we chatted to Fix Forward painter Kingstone Katuruza about…

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Q&A With Fix Forward Founder Joshua Cox

As an eventful 2016 draws to a close, we met up with Fix Forward CEO Joshua Cox to ask him about the year that was, and what we can expect from the company in 2017. How did Fix Forward perform in 2016?…

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Fix Forward Client Profile – Richard Thomas Pt 2

In the follow up to our original post ‘Fix Forward Client Profile – Richard Thomas Pt 1‘, we caught up with recent client Richard Thomas to discuss his experience using Fix Forward for the recent renovation on his family home…

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Fix Forward Client Profile – Richard Thomas Pt 1

In the first of a new series of posts where we will be profiling our clients and their experiences with Fix Forward, this week we chat to recent client Richard Thomas and get his insight into the crucial decisions that…

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Shepherd Mtyatya & The Fix Forward Model

As Fix Forward continues to grow and empower entrepreneurs in the construction industry, we often stop to reflect on our past to critically examine how our model is impacting the lives and businesses of the tradesmen and women in our…

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#FixForwardFix: Rising Damp

In the first of a new series called #FixForwardFix, our team look at common household DIY problems and give you some tips and tricks on how to tackle them!  This week we met up with Herbert Makamba – who has been painting…

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Fanie Manjete’s Rondebosch Revival

Rondebosch, Cape Town – Fanie Manjete has been in construction for 13 years, moving up the ranks from a subcontractor who specialised in painting, paving and plastering, all the way up to the role of Project Manager in 2007. Having…

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Rave review for painter Kingstone

Kingstone Katuruza has been one of longest partner tradesmen, and he never fails to disappoint in the high standard of service he delivers to each and every client. Below is a recent review we received from a past client, Tony…

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Rigorous Selection Process

A room filled with skilled tradesmen from the townships around Cape Town. We handpick the very best of these artisans: individuals with initiative, integrity and drive, who communicate well, and already have experience in dealing with customers but are not able to market themselves sufficiently to secure ongoing work.

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Exceptional Recognition For Cabinetmaker, Shamieg Rayban

When a client sends you an official letter as well as a R1,000 voucher for your own personal use as a token of thanks for a job well done, you know that you’ve completely surpassed their expectations. Skilled cabinetmaker Shamieg Rayban recently…

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No More Scary Renovation Stories

Any wonder the building industry has such a shocking reputation: everyone these days seems to have a horror story about a renovation project or home build that has gone terribly wrong. If it wasn’t you personally, the chances are good…

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Josh Cox: On Becoming a Social Entrepreneur

Here Josh Cox, founding director of FIX FORWARD, describes his life trajectory exploring three situations, challenges and personal and/or professional achievements that he feels have contributed to him being who and where he is today, and to enabling him to develop the concept for FIX FORWARD.

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New Website Goes Live

Professional and easy to use, just like our tradesmen’s service: our shiny new website is now fully functional and adds to the ease of the entire client experience of using Fix Forward. The previous website served us well for the initial…

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Refer A Skilled Builder and Win!

  We are calling on all of our supporters: Please help us in our search to find outstanding builders in your local community and stand to win 15% off the labour value the next contract you log with us! Fix…

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