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keyboard_arrow_upCemcrete’s top 7 outdoor trends
keyboard_arrow_downCemcrete’s top 7 outdoor trends

Outdoor living spaces are the latest and greatest trend for outdoor areas. Not only are they the muse behind memorable evenings underneath the stars, but they form a feature for any outdoor entertainment area. We take a look at our top 7 outdoor flooring trends using Cemcrete’s products.

keyboard_arrow_upuPVC windows the perfect choice for coastal properties
keyboard_arrow_downuPVC windows the perfect choice for coastal properties

Ecovista, a REHAU Authorised Partner, was requested to replace existing wooden windows with uPVC windows in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

keyboard_arrow_upGold medal for Habito at 2017 innovation competition
keyboard_arrow_downGold medal for Habito at 2017 innovation competition

Saint-Gobain Gyproc’s Habito brand was recently presented with a gold medal at Concours de I’Innovation 2017, an innovation competition held in France.

keyboard_arrow_upThe solution to messy shop renovations
keyboard_arrow_downThe solution to messy shop renovations

Re-tiling is a great way to update the look and feel of a retail outlet, improving the general aesthetic appeal of the environment.  But, just like opening shop for the first time, a renovation can be a combination of stress and excitement, and can put immense strain on sales performance.

keyboard_arrow_upLooking out at window trends
keyboard_arrow_downLooking out at window trends

If you are looking to save energy, let in a little more light, create a seamless transition between your home’s interior and exterior spaces, and improve your home’s overall appeal – replacing your home’s windows could be the answer. To make sure that the upgrade keeps up with the times, Cobus Lourens from leading window […]

keyboard_arrow_upSika smoothens spectacular undulating chapel roof
keyboard_arrow_downSika smoothens spectacular undulating chapel roof

Challenges achieving the smooth surface required of a dramatically undulating chapel roof were successfully solved by a high performance fairing coat from Sika. The site was the 185-hectare, newly created Bosjes Resort in the picturesque Witzenberg district of the Western Cape where the dazzling Bosjes Chapel stands proudly at the foot of the Waaihoek Mountain.

keyboard_arrow_upHotel & residential bathroom accessories
keyboard_arrow_downHotel & residential bathroom accessories

The new range of luxurious bathroom accessories from Franke is available in two stylish designs. With a high polished finish, this stainless steel accessory range is ideal for hotels, offices, retail or any semi-public washroom.

keyboard_arrow_upGlow in the dark concrete
keyboard_arrow_downGlow in the dark concrete

An impressive addition to Chryso’s range of decorative concretes is LuminTech, which comprises a variety of different luminescent particles that are applied to the surface and incorporated into the concrete skin. During the day these particles look like natural aggregates but they also absorb both natural and artificial UV radiation. After dark, the particles release […]

keyboard_arrow_upAnnouncement of the winners in the PG Bison 1.618 competition
keyboard_arrow_downAnnouncement of the winners in the PG Bison 1.618 competition

On Wednesday 4th October, the PG Bison 1.618 Awards were held at the MESH Club in Rosebank’s Keyes Art Mile. Guests arrived at the stylish cocktail function to support the Top Ten finalists who had been selected during judging in August. 

keyboard_arrow_upEcoguss® floor & parking deck drains
keyboard_arrow_downEcoguss® floor & parking deck drains

Ecoguss® is a new material that is becoming more and more accepted. Drains made from Ecoguss® combine all the advantages of polymer drains, such as low weight and no corrosion, with the advantages of cast iron drains, such as sound insulation and heat resistance, but without having to accept their specific disadvantages. For this reason, […]

keyboard_arrow_upCeramic or porcelain – which tile to choose?
keyboard_arrow_downCeramic or porcelain – which tile to choose?

Although they look the same, the main difference between ceramic and porcelain tiles is that a porcelain tile is denser and less porous than a ceramic tile. In simple terms, this means a porcelain tile is much more hard wearing and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The extra density is a result of […]

keyboard_arrow_upWashbasin inspired by Moorish style and decorative architecture
keyboard_arrow_downWashbasin inspired by Moorish style and decorative architecture

The KOHLER® exclusive limited Artist Editions® bathroom basins are crafted from natural materials, using methods that have been passed down for generations. Honouring the inherent beauty of the materials, KOHLER designers and artisans create one-of-a-kind works of art for the home.

keyboard_arrow_upTile directly onto existing tiles with Renovate
keyboard_arrow_downTile directly onto existing tiles with Renovate

The newest product from Saint-Gobain Weber is Renovate, a tile adhesive with a distinct set of benefits, one of which allows renovators to tile directly onto existing substrates without priming – a first for South Africa. This innovative product boasts a distinct set of benefits including quick setting (in only six hours!), waterproofing and tiling directly […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew ASSA ABLOY patented cylinder – the key to uncompromised security
keyboard_arrow_downNew ASSA ABLOY patented cylinder – the key to uncompromised security

ASSA ABLOY South Africa introduces its brand new patented high-security cylinder, the unique CY110, which is also the first cylinder that carries the prestigious ASSA ABLOY brand name.

keyboard_arrow_upLonza’s depth of resources leads to complete customer satisfaction
keyboard_arrow_downLonza’s depth of resources leads to complete customer satisfaction

When it comes to meeting the requirements of each customers’ unique needs, Lonza Wood Protection’s experienced team will pull out all the stops to provide the depth of resources needed to meet customer needs and exceed their expectations. This was recently demonstrated when the R&B Group decided to convert two treatment plants from producing Tanalith® […]

keyboard_arrow_upDifficult to paint areas now a breeze
keyboard_arrow_downDifficult to paint areas now a breeze

The bend paint brush can bend from side to side. This makes it easy to paint in corners and other difficult to reach areas. Use a paint stick with the paint brush and reach even higher surfaces to paint.

keyboard_arrow_upAfrica’s leading architects revealed
keyboard_arrow_downAfrica’s leading architects revealed

At a gala awards ceremony held on the rooftop of the Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, the inaugural Grand Prix and Category Winners of the Africa Architecture Awards were announced on the evening of Thursday, 28 September 2017. Over 130 VIP guests were in attendance at this glittering event, including the Consul-General of France in […]

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.