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Recycled rubber paving is extremely tough and resilient to damage and stains. EnviroBuild paving and flooring products have virtually zero water or chemical absorption, resulting in no oil absorption from leaking vehicles, accidental spills, etc. These factors make EnviroBuild products very easy to maintain.Simply hose or sweep off dirt and dust. For more aggressive dirt, simply clean with a cloth/mop dipped in a soapy water mixture or use a high-pressure cleaner.Damaged pavers can easily be lifted/extracted and replaced.A variety of other colours and speckled combinations can be made on request depending on the order volume.
KENZO windows and doors are made of strong, lightweight aluminium alloy frames. They require limited maintenance and never need to be painted – the perfect combination of durability, energy-efficiency and affordability. All products are SANS 613 certified and compliant.
Swartland offers three wooden window ranges to suit your application and your budget. All windows are made with our world-class manufacturing excellence and all ranges are leaders in their class. Selected windows are SANS 613 certified and approved.Our WINSTERS range is our most popular range, providing features that allow the customer to experience Swartland quality at a competitive price. STYLES: Full pane, Small pane, Mock sash, Top HungOur CAPE CULTURE range features our flagship products. All these products represent the very best of Swartland in terms of quality and guarantees.STYLES: Sliding sash, Mock sash, Top hung, Horizontal gliding, Full pane, Small pane.Our KAYO range offers customers with a limited budget access to Swartland’s world-class standards at an affordable price. STYLES: Full pane, Small pane, Top Hung
About Col Timbers PERFECTLY ENGINEERED Wood is perfectly crafted by nature. Col has taken this one step further by engineering the timber to create products that are both sustainable and beautiful in your home.Col products are laminated with waterproof adhesive to improve strength and stability. Finger-joints allow for longer lengths of clear timber, helps to minimise lateral movement and ensures the timber retains its natural beauty over time.SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE Timber is a sustainable and renewable resource. The more wood we use, the more forests we grow. Not only does wood bring warmth into your home, but it’s also the best choice for the environment.PINE Our pine is sourced from local plantations that are FSC ®-certified. FSC® certification ensures that products come from well-managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. This aligns the vision of saving the world’s forests for future generations – Forests For All Forever ®HARDWOOD Our hardwood is sourced from sawmills internationally, where governments in these regions have implemented strict sustainability policies and compulsory harvesting programmes. These policies protect the environment and forest ecosystems as well as the interests of local communities.
The Trellidor Aluminium Retractable Security gate is elegant and uncluttered with no visible rivets. It is ideal for environments such as coastal areas as it is made from structural steel to avoid the corrosion problems associated with these conditions and to provide additional strength. These gates are top hung and engineered to open and close smoothly. They are fully framed to enhance their strength.
Twinstar Precast will manufacture any Precast Concrete Product to your design and need. We specialise in the manufacture of precast concrete products which are not already available on the market, even once-off items...
Industry News & Product Highlights
Installing insulation remains one of the easiest, most efficient and cost effective ways of better insulating your home. We speak to Cobus Lourens from Swartland, the local distributor of world-leading Knauf mineral wool insulation, about why installing insulation is one of the best home improvement projects you can do. Insulation is beneficial to your home […]
a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has supplied polyurea waterproofing coating for expansive areas of the new Namibian Ministry of Home Affairs offices in Windhoek. a.b.e. is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. Noel Abendroth, a.b.e. High-Performance Coatings Solutions Manager, says VIP QuickSeal PP 350, a pure polyurea that offers exceptionally high tensile strength, was applied to […]
The Voltex Group strives to be at the forefront of technology developments and to harness its breadth of expertise to deliver the latest electrical innovations to its customers that are affordable, accessible and sustainable. One area of energy efficiency which has undergone significant advancements in terms of the cost of technology and ease of application […]
The past few years have seen a surge in the installation of carpets within the commercial sector and flooring specialists, Van Dyck Floors, are meeting this demand with the introduction of three new broadloom options – Alethea, Spontini and Chambord. “There are many benefits associated with carpets – such as improved acoustics, noise reduction and […]
It’s hard to fault the new Johnson Controls’ YORK YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller. Released globally in September 2018 and now available in South Africa, it brings together ground-breaking YORK innovations refined over decades of real-world use to deliver the world’s first chiller fully optimised to use the next-generation low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant — R-1233zd(E) […]
The Turnstar coin acceptor is one of Turnstar’s innovative products that help their customers save or make money. The coin acceptor is a great money maker, providing customers with the control to gain revenue. Coin acceptor turnstiles are most often installed at the entrance to public facilities like toilets, swimming pools and even shebeens, and […]
Building Industry Videos
THE YORK® YZ MAGNETIC BEARING CENTRIFUGAL CHILLER The YORK® YZ Chiller, built upon decades of industry-leading expertise, challenges everything about conventional water-cooled chiller design. Our chiller engineers analyzed every function, challenged every assumption and questioned every component. Resulting in the industry’s first centrifugal chiller fully optimized for ultimate performance with a next generation low-GWP (global […]
Sikaflex-11 FC is a one-component non-sag, gun-grade and trowel-grade construction adhesive. the product is a polyurethane adhesive formulated with a special moisture-cured polyurethane with an accelerated curing time.
For 50 years Sikaflex®-11FC has been a trusted solution for countless applications of sealing, bonding, mounting, fixing and repairing, on all different materials and building elements, both indoors and outdoors – a true all-around talent. This fast curing, elastic, polyurethane based adhesive sealant is used daily to ensure success on large and small building sites […]
YORK® is all about getting results that are more efficient and more intelligent. We create equipment that makes environments optimized and connected. Visit us at http://www.york.com – MORE BELOW YORK. Always genuine, and today, iconic. The fact is, YORK is constantly changing. Advancing. Improving. Always finding new ways to optimize environments for the way we […]
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