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keyboard_arrow_upSouth African architect wins at Regional LafargeHolcim Awards
keyboard_arrow_downSouth African architect wins at Regional LafargeHolcim Awards

On 7 September 2017, the Regional LafargeHolcim Awards were held in Nairobi, Kenya. The Awards celebrate projects and visions for sustainable construction and this year, South African architect, Heidi van Eeden, was announced as the winner in the Next Generation category for her work in developing new sustainable methods of brick-making in the Soshanguve township […]

keyboard_arrow_upEnsuring that everything matches
keyboard_arrow_downEnsuring that everything matches

Any bathroom can be reliably planned with the Geberit online specification tool

keyboard_arrow_upTaking steam oven technology to the next level
keyboard_arrow_downTaking steam oven technology to the next level

AEG introduces its ProCombi SousVide oven, adding professional cooking expertise to the home. The AEG sous vide method brings the precisely controlled and gentle steam bathing technique to your food with its highly intuitive multifunction steam oven; the result is unrivalled melt-in-the-mouth taste sensations. The marriage of the ProCombi SousVide oven with AEG’s specially designed […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe C-Tile – a steel roofing tile
keyboard_arrow_downThe C-Tile – a steel roofing tile

The C-Tile by Clotan Steel is a shaped steel roof sheet that looks like roof tiles. It is a convenient, durable and affordable option for contractors and home owners.

keyboard_arrow_upHome haute couture
keyboard_arrow_downHome haute couture

Italian fashion designer, Giorgio Armani once said, “To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.”

keyboard_arrow_upStab-A-Load supersizes industrial doors
keyboard_arrow_downStab-A-Load supersizes industrial doors

With the latest in large industrial door technology available, Stab-A-Load has developed and tested a new Hydro-Tilt Door.

keyboard_arrow_upEnvirobuild paving is a safe bet at the Eagle Creek Spur
keyboard_arrow_downEnvirobuild paving is a safe bet at the Eagle Creek Spur

The external playground at the Eagle Creek Spur – a project that was as part of the extension of the Five Ways Mall in Empangeni –  has been paved using the Envirobuild range of rubber paving bricks made from recycled truck tyres. 

keyboard_arrow_upSandton Gate pilots new Sustainable Precincts Tool
keyboard_arrow_downSandton Gate pilots new Sustainable Precincts Tool

Strategically located on William Nicol Drive within minutes of Sandton, Hyde Park, Rosebank and Bryanston, Sandton Gate is an ambitious mixed-use development that will seamlessly integrate commercial, residential and retail space with a number of lifestyle amenities in a connected, green, pedestrian-friendly precinct.

keyboard_arrow_upA walkover for Sikafloor Garage
keyboard_arrow_downA walkover for Sikafloor Garage

To repair and coat all the imperfections in the floors, Sikadur-43 ZA (20 kits) and Sikafloor Garage (Telegrey, 450x5l) were specified. Sikadur-43 ZA is a three-component repair and filling mortar based on a combination of epoxy resins and selected high strength aggregates while Sikafloor Garage is a two-part, water-dispersed, epoxy resin-based coating suitable for concrete, […]

keyboard_arrow_upSchool flooring no longer needs to be boring
keyboard_arrow_downSchool flooring no longer needs to be boring

There are a number of factors to consider when it comes to flooring for schools.  It has to be tough enough to withstand the thousands of feet per day as well as everything being pushed, thrown and kicked around on it.  It needs to be easy to clean and maintain over time.  Most importantly, though, […]

keyboard_arrow_upConcealed fix roof sheeting incorporating transverse stiffener ribs technology
keyboard_arrow_downConcealed fix roof sheeting incorporating transverse stiffener ribs technology

The patented transverse stiffener ribs system on Klip-Lok and Klip-Tite roof sheeting from Global Roofing Solutions offers a number of benefits:

keyboard_arrow_upThe Hexagon returns
keyboard_arrow_downThe Hexagon returns

Latest design trends are now shifting in the direction of decorative elements and composition patterns, combinations reminiscent of vintage style, created around the theme of memory. The shapes and details of the past weave a material fabric complete with recollections and historical allure.

keyboard_arrow_upStandby power solution for Ghana Airports Company of Accra
keyboard_arrow_downStandby power solution for Ghana Airports Company of Accra

Earlier this year, Cummins Power Generation provided a standby power solution to provide back-up power for Ghana’s six major airports. This major turnkey project was undertaken on behalf of main client Ghana Airports Company Limited of Accra. The back-up power supports air transportation systems in Accra, Tamale, Suyani, and Kumasi, Ho and Wa.

keyboard_arrow_upRenu install solar street lights at Renishaw Hills Estate
keyboard_arrow_downRenu install solar street lights at Renishaw Hills Estate

Leading the way in renewable energy solutions, Durban-based company, Renu Holdings, recently installed 100 ISSL+ solar street lights for a newly established lifestyle village in Scottburgh.

keyboard_arrow_upDomestic hot water comfort with Bosch
keyboard_arrow_downDomestic hot water comfort with Bosch

Bosch, the inventors of continuous-flow gas hot water systems, offer high-quality, high-efficiency hot water systems for South African homes and businesses. 

keyboard_arrow_upNordland Lighting still shining brightly after 50 years of innovation
keyboard_arrow_downNordland Lighting still shining brightly after 50 years of innovation

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Nordland Lighting continued its strong tradition of local innovation by launching its first Zone 2 LED luminaires for mining, oil & gas and petrochemical applications.

keyboard_arrow_upInspired by nature and easily installed
keyboard_arrow_downInspired by nature and easily installed

Belgotex Floors’ addition to its Luxury Vinyl Tiles collection, Podium Clic, is inspired by nature, and brings comfort and luxury into your home. Podium Clic features a 360° clic system for easier installation and a Rigid Composite Board backing to resist the appearance of tile grout lines and allow fitting on uneven floors. With sound […]

keyboard_arrow_upBuilding the Mother City’s heritage
keyboard_arrow_downBuilding the Mother City’s heritage

September marks Heritage Month which celebrates the input of all South Africans in building the rainbow nation. Since 1891, members of the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) – a registered trade association for employers in the building industry and the oldest organisation of its kind in South Africa – have literally been […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe ultimate micro mobile home
keyboard_arrow_downThe ultimate micro mobile home

The Ultimate Mobile Micro Home

keyboard_arrow_upLiving art and living screens by GreenHive
keyboard_arrow_downLiving art and living screens by GreenHive

There are many reasons to consider bringing plants into your living or working environment. Plants improve air quality by photosynthesising and releasing oxygen into the air, and also act as biofilters for impurities. Acoustics are also enhanced as plants absorb sound and help with diffraction. Plants promote better health & wellness through a spiritual connection […]

keyboard_arrow_upSTAG African chooses light steel frame building in Tygerberg development … and applies for EDGE certification
keyboard_arrow_downSTAG African chooses light steel frame building in Tygerberg development … and applies for EDGE certification

STAG African has registered its Tygerberg 3 student housing development in Bellville, Cape Town, which is being developed to help address the student accommodation shortage at Stellenbosch University, for EDGE certification (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies).

keyboard_arrow_upLifeArk off-grid housing is focused on sustainable community transformation
keyboard_arrow_downLifeArk off-grid housing is focused on sustainable community transformation

This affordable, emergency housing system is aimed at disaster prone areas and displaced peoples. Developed to create safe, sustainable and affordable homes for people living in low-income, marginalised areas around the world, LifeArk is a quickly deployable modular building system. The inaugural project of GDS Innovation Lab, a social innovation arm of the award-winning international architecture firm GDS, LifeArk aims to enable real transformation in a world where countless families remain without access to safe, sustainable homes…

keyboard_arrow_upRobust turnstile controls access in industrial estate
keyboard_arrow_downRobust turnstile controls access in industrial estate

Brooklands Estate in KwaZulu-Natal is a recently constructed industrial zone with over 30 units. The units span from 200m² up to 1 500m² and are used for various industrial fabrication and warehousing requirements.

keyboard_arrow_upDraining water from the roof quickly
keyboard_arrow_downDraining water from the roof quickly

A really good roof drainage system only needs to be able to do one thing – drain water from the roof quickly and in a controlled manner. To further simplify the installation of the Pluvia roof drainage system, Geberit has now completely redesigned its roof outlets. The new roof outlets are not only more convenient […]

keyboard_arrow_upKaytech’s ‘Concrete-on-a-Roll’ aids Mooi River canal remediation
keyboard_arrow_downKaytech’s ‘Concrete-on-a-Roll’ aids Mooi River canal remediation

A unique class of construction material supplied by Kaytech not only solved logistical problems but also saved the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform time and money, due to its speed and ease of installation. The 22 km long Mooi River Irrigation Canal, supplying water to the remote Keate’s drift area of KwaZulu-Natal, was […]

keyboard_arrow_upBushveld (re)treat: Off-grid log home for Nylstroom mountain estate
keyboard_arrow_downBushveld (re)treat: Off-grid log home for Nylstroom mountain estate

Designed by Eugene Barnard Architects with engineering input from Hull Consulting Engineers, House du Preez, built by Eco Log Homes, is an elegant, yet robust answer to a client brief that called for a rustic, yet luxurious off-grid home. Located in the pristine Boschhoek Mountain Estate in Nylstroom, House du Preez, an impressive three-bedroom, 400 […]

keyboard_arrow_upChicago Pneumatic provides continuous energy for new luxury residential development in Dubai
keyboard_arrow_downChicago Pneumatic provides continuous energy for new luxury residential development in Dubai

Fourteen tough and reliable stationary generators from Chicago Pneumatic are providing the essential power required for the construction of a luxury residential development besides the Dubai Water Canal. The order was secured by authorised Chicago Pneumatic distributor German-Gulf Enterprises LTD, with the generators forming a crucial part of a project that will see 6,000 new […]

keyboard_arrow_upSpeed up productivity with efficient overhead sectional doors from Maxiflex
keyboard_arrow_downSpeed up productivity with efficient overhead sectional doors from Maxiflex

The Crawford range of high quality, robust overhead sectional doors from Maxiflex has been bolstered with the recent introduction of a new high speed solution that boasts an operational speed four times faster than standard counterparts.

keyboard_arrow_upThird annual ASAQS Conference promotes agility and adaptability
keyboard_arrow_downThird annual ASAQS Conference promotes agility and adaptability

All the speakers said changes in the technological, economic and political landscape need to be embraced by the Quantity Surveying profession. The theme of the Conference was Agility, Swift and Strong

keyboard_arrow_upReplacing wooden windows with uPVC
keyboard_arrow_downReplacing wooden windows with uPVC

The owner of this beautiful property replaced the existing wooden windows with REHAU uPVC windows because of the benefits uPVC offers.