General Construction Product Selector – adhesives – coatings / sealants – curing compounds – grouting – mortars – auxiliaries
Eco Dust Range – dust suppressant, surface primer, sealer, fine particle, Increases road visibility Stabilisation of dust Creating a dust-free environment
Treated wooden poles (excluding utility poles) can be produced under either SANS 457 or SANS 1288.
CCA Preservative Treated Wood SAWPA SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND WARNINGS FOR USE, HANDLING AND DISPOSAL
What you need to know about treated wood as specified by the experts. Wood has served the purpose of humankind since time immemorial. With the increased global focus of offsetting carbon emissions, and mitigating climate change, sustainable forestry and the subsequent wood products produced will play an increasing role in striving for green economy.
VIP QUICKCOAT™ ULTRA FAST COATING SYSTEM WITH SUPERIOR COLOUR & GLOSS RETENTION Anti-corrosive and weather-proof surface protection solutions.
ElastoBond Datasheet – is a liquid polymer to be mixed with Cemcrete’s MatCrete powder to create a tough, flexible, UV resistant waterproofing membrane. Applied by brush, ElastoBond & MatCrete mixture possesses excellent flexibility, crack-bridging properties and UV resistance which allows it to be left exposed and subjected to light foot traffic
FlexBond Datasheet – A non-hazardous latex-based liquid admixture for cement plasters; screeds or concrete.
The RoofSeal Acrylic system embraces a primer/bonding coat, an impregnating RoofSeal coat, a very tough spun bonded polyester membrane, a second impregnating RoofSeal coat and, when all work is dry (minimum 3 days), a final RoofSeal coat. RoofSeal is waterproof, very durable and ultra-violet light resistant.
Anchor Grout is a rapid set ready-for-use (merely add water) Portland cement-based grouting compound. It contains chemical reagents which prevent shrinkage during curing.
Colour Hardener Datasheet – A granolithic concrete material that is floated into fresh screed or concrete which colours, strengthens and creates durable surfaces for concrete floors. It is a special blend of cement incorporating very hard-wearing aggregates, lightfast pigments and certain additives which set rock-hard and which has exceptional abrasion resistance. Some cement floor finishing experience is required for the success of this application.
Concrete Densifier Datasheet is designed to densify, harden, dust-proof and increase the abrasion resistance of concrete and cement coatings.
Concrete Hardener Datasheet – For improving the hardness and denseness of concrete and reducing dusting and permeability. This cuts down dusting, improves resistance to staining from oils and other spillage’s and provides a harder wearing surface.
CreteBond Datasheet – A non-toxic polymer emulsion admixture for cement plasters, screeds and concrete. Unaffected by water and exposure to ultraviolet light.
Thermoplastic Coating Datasheet tough, thermoplastic, textured, weatherproof coating. Contains Mica and silica for maximum film protection
For your peace of mind, Lonza Wood Protection offers a comprehensive wood preservative treatment guarantee on Tanalised™ and Vacsol™ wood preservative treated products against wood borer, termites and wood rot. The guarantee is offered on timber and poles that that have been pressure treated with Lonza wood preservatives…
Silicones, sealants and adhesives for expansion and contraction joints, fire-resistant, sealing, glazing and other civil engineering works.
Concrete Repair and Protection: Crack injection, smoothing imperfections, primers/adhesives, protective coatings, and repair mortars.
Specialised building products by Cemcrete is a variety of products for building needs from coatings to colourd mortar mix, to prep products and repairs.
ThermocousTex™ Concealed Fix Roof Sheeting installation instructions over Purlin. Step by step insulation.
Our aesthetically pleasing product has excellent thermal insulating values, thereby creating a more comfortable environment to live and work in. These insulation properties make it ideal for insulating roofs, ceilings and walls. The additional advantage is that it provides a permanent maintenance-free internal surface
abe Flooring Product Selector * Dry Shakes * Coatings * Screeds * Micro Toppings * Case Hardening * Adhesives * Primers * Covering / Wall Render * Curing
a.b.e Construction Chemicals Waterproofing Product Selector * Liquid Applications * Torch Applied Membranes * Cold Applied Membranes * Drainage * Eco Waterproofing
Decorative Concrete Solutions This brochure presents a range of solutions developed by CHRYSO in order to showcase for the decorative potential of concrete. Fashionable and versatile, concrete creates unique natural atmospheres. Used primarily for mechanical properties, it is also a material of choice for its aesthetic qualities. A comprehensive range of solutions for new projects or renovations, for residential, tertiary, or urban developments.
Permastop is a Crystalline waterproofing treatment. A cement-based mixture containing chemicals which combine with the water in cement and migrate into the concrete or cement plaster thereby effectively waterproofing the structure against hydrostatic pressure. For slurry coatings and plugging holes. For solving most types of waterproofing problems in belowground and water-containing structures that contain OPC.
Waterproof cement lining that can be applied directly onto hard compacted soil for the cost-effective creation of any water-containing structures such as fish ponds, water channels, dams, drinking troughs, relining of pipes, repair of old cracked reservoirs, flat roof waterproofing, parapet waterproofing etc.
Products for waterproofing, treatment of damp & pond lining. Water-repellent cement additive
SatinCrete is a thin skim, cement-based decorative plaster that creates a smooth, coloured finish for interior use only.
CreteStain Wall Finish – An acid-based mixture containing special chemicals which reacts with the OPC in cement/concrete and permanently colours the surface.
A finely ground mixture of white Portland cement, pigments and chemicals. It is supplied in powder form requiring mixing with water onsite to produce a smooth, flowing coating which sets rock hard.
Thin pliable sheets of material forming a barrier or lining CEMFORCE CEMLAM GLASS FIBRE MESH POLYPROPYLENE MEMBRANE
FlexBond replaces some or all of the water in cement mixes to improve bond, waterproofing, flexural, tensile and abrasive strengths, adhesion, thin film hardness, weak acid resistance, adhesion to asphalt and reduces drying shrinkage. Can also be used to waterproof water-containing structures. Used in conjunction with textiles & membranes for cracks and joints in structures. Improves the adhesion of slush-coats for re-plastering pools, patching, repairing or application of screeds. Improves adhesion and waterproofing qualities of tile adhesive, tile grout and self-levelling floor screed. Used as an additive to PoolCrete to promote colour enhancement and resistance to pool chemicals.
watertight floor joints from Conecto Expansion Profiles Conecto PARK GA – Car Park Watertight Joints Conecto PARK SI 190.30 Conecto PARK SI 210.50 Conecto Cs Car Park Floor Joints Conecto Elasto Floor Joints Conecto JW – Wall and Ceiling Joints
EIFS BaseCoat is a special mixture of various admixtures and Ordinary Portland Cement for repair of concrete and masonry, adhering and surfacing of EIFS Insulation boards prior to applying Cemcrete’s decorative coatings.
Concrete floor primer is a modified latex liquid primer for concrete floors. To be used on wood floated (rough) and porous surfaces, ensuring a good bond onto the substrate. Dense, impervious surfaces should be ground to expose the surface pores and to create a relatively flat and level surface.
Coloured Release Agent To be used in conjunction with Colour Hardener to provide colour contrast and ensure that the mould releases cleanly when imprinting the surface of Colour Hardener. It may also be used in conjunction with DecoCrete, SatinCrete and CemPlaster when imprinting is done.
ColourCem is a coloured cement pigment – A milled blend of white or grey Portland cement and selected compatible pigments. Strengths are like those of Portland cement, but if dark shades are required, up to 10% more ColourCem should be used for a given strength.
Cemcretology DIY is a variety of products for cement DIY creations, Mould Rubber Latex, Texcrete and SculptCrete fibre-cement casting mix.
Build your own jungle gym with Lonza protected wood. This DIY project can be done over the weekend and is good leisure fun.
Hyperdesmo Waterproofing Membrane HYPERDESMO® liquid applied, polyurethane waterproofing membranes cures with a reaction to atmospheric humidity to form a highly elastic and extremely hydrophobic membrane which has excellent mechanical as well as chemical properties. It is an ideal solution for exposed waterproofing thanks to its excellent adhesion properties.
Tough Epoxy Paint abe.®cote 337 is a two component, solvent free, water-dispersed, polyamide cured epoxy.
Matt Acrylic Paint by Derbit for bitumionous membranes finishing. DERBIPAINT E is a water based acrylic paint mainly applied for aesthetic reasons on smooth waterproofing membranes.
a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals‘ range of waterproofing products and systems include specialised bituminous sheets, liquids, putties, cementitious based products and silanes. Bituminous sheet products are used to waterproof flat roofs, basement walls and to line earth dams and canals. Liquid systems and putties including acrylics, solvent-based bitumens and water-based rubberised acrylic modified bitumens which are used to seal parapet walls, small flat roofs, roof bolts, flashings and ponds. Cementitious slurry products are used to waterproof basements, foundations, tunnels, retaining walls, brickwalls and other underground structures. The silane systems are used to prevent water penetration of brick and natural stone.
Africote Waterproofing Products Platinum Waterproofing – Dual cementitious / acrylic based waterproof coating Bitumen Aluminium – rust inhibitive coating Fibreshield – with fibre Watershield – without fibre
Liquid waterproofing membrane abe.®proof liquid membrane is a single pack, solvent borne, rubberised, liquid applied waterproofing membrane that is highly elastic and durable, requiring low maintenance.
The APP-Bitumen waterproofing membrane for civil engineering works. DERBIT GC is composed of a blend made of a specific bitumen modified by noble polymers (high-grade APP also called TPO) & two distinct reinforcement, fiberglass & non-woven polyester.
DERBIT SP AR is composed of a blend made of a specific bitumen modified by noble polymers (high-grade APP also called TPO) & two distinct reinforcements, fibreglass & non-woven polyester. The specificity of the blend & the raw materials chosen ensures its durability. The fibreglass sees to its perfect dimensional stability and heat & UV resistance.
The DERBICOLOR FR Olivine is a waterproofing membrane based on a selection of the best bitumen and high-quality APP-TPO plastomers with olivine grains as a finishing layer.
Waterproofing membrane for restoration works DERBIT RW is composed of a blend made of a specific bitumen modified by APP (Atactic Polypropylene Polymers) & two distinct reinforcements, fibreglass & non-woven polyester. The fibreglass sees to its perfect dimensional stability and heat & UV resistance. The non-woven polyester cares for its resistance to impacts & tearing.
Concrete Resurfacing Solution Cemcrete’s RenoCrete is a pre-coloured spray-on cementitious based polymer modified 2-part concrete resurfacing system. RenoCrete beautifies existing concrete surfaces while achieving good compressive, tensile and flexural strength with good abrasion resistance; while creating a textured slip-resistant decorative surface.
Bituver Cool Roof Solutions – waterproofing – reduction of heat effect – energy saving
Alchimica Hyperdesmo liquid applied, polyurethane waterproofing membranes cure with a reaction to atmospheric humidity to form a highly elastic and extremely hydrophobic membrane with excellent mechanical as well as chemical properties. It is an ideal solution for exposed waterproofing thanks to its excellent adhesion properties.
An acid-based mixture containing special chemicals which reacts with the cement/concrete to colour the surface.
A tree trunk has three main zones; the bark, the sapwood and the heartwood. Trees are basically triangular in shape and they gain height by growing outwards and upwards. At the start of each growing season, a new layer is added to the outside of the wood so that every part of the tree gets bigger – roots, trunk, branches and twigs.
CCA (Copper-Chrome-Arsenate) is an industrial wood preservative and is widely used in South Africa. When applied to timber it enhances the durability by preserving it against biological deterioration such as insect attack (wood borer and termites) and fungal decay (rot). In South Africa only CCA Type C is allowed to be used as it is internationally recognised as the most stable and effective type, i.e. apart from its efficacy as a timber preservative, it successfully fixes to the lignocellulose material in wood. CCA may only be applied by industrial high pressure process from where the familiar term “pressure treated wood” hails from.
South African Standards SANS 1288, SANS 457-2/3 and SANS 753/4 specify the marking requirements for any preservative treated product that claims to comply with the respective Standards. The following information must be contained in the marking: a unique plant identifier or trademark, product certification mark, SANS standard designation, a hazard class, date or year of manufacture of poles…
An important consideration when building with timber is predicting how long the structure will last. Whilst insects, decay or rotting organisms and marine borers can all attack wood, some timber species have the ability to resist attack better than others. The natural durability of a species to resist attack by wood destroying organisms is an indication of how long that timber will last when it is exposed to a defined set of exposure conditions without any additional preservative protection. The natural durability of timber species varies, even so within the wood from the same species of tree, depending on whether its sapwood or heartwood.
This Guidance Note addresses the importance of the use of properly preservative treated timber in the construction of substructures for timber decks and its compliance with the requirements as stipulated in the Building Regulations and relevant SANS Standards.
IN SOUTH AFRICA TREATED TIMBER IS BY LAW REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH NATIONAL AND COMPULSORY SPECIFICATIONS AND MUST BEAR MARKING CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
abe® Rustopak Red Penetrant Sealant is a low VOC penetrating liquid used in conjunction with abe® Rustopak Top Coat. It is a single component, specifically compounded system, bound together with a calcium sulfonated alkyd in an aliphatic hydrocarbon that is applied over surfaces with tightly adherent rust and also hard to reach areas such as crevices which are properly sealed off without the need of dismantling equipment.
A non-yellowing clear, thermoplastic acrylic lacquer-based resin which displays excellent UV stability. Has very fast solvent release, i.e. drying properties. The sealer greatly enhances the colour and protects the surface from the ingress of dirt and grease.
EPOXY SELF-LEVELLING FLOORING SYSTEM abe.®flo is a four-component solvent-free self-levelling flooring surface system. The system comprises a clear resin and hardener system, prepacked blended aggregate and a ready-for-use pigment paste.
Derbitech Sealstick HD polymer is designed to bond to all common building materials and roofing membranes.
DERBIPRIMER S is a cold bituminous impregnation primer, appropriate for optimum adhesion of bituminous roofing membranes and bitumen-based roofing products on porous or absorbent surfaces.
DERBIT SP FR is composed of a blend made of a specific bitumen modified by noble polymers (high-grade APP also called TPO) & two distinct reinforcements, fibreglass & nonwoven polyester. The specificity of the blend & the raw materials chosen ensures its durability.
Tanalised C Pressure Treated Wood has stood the test of the time. Treated with our well known wood preservative Tanalith C (CCA), this treated wood has provided peace of mind for more than seven decades. Applications for Tanalised C pressure tested wood are wide ranging from roof trusses, to thatch roof and lapa poles, to walkways and decking, fencing, agricultural and vineyard posts, trellises and utility poles.
Vacsol Azure Pressure Treated Wood is ideal for interior cladding, laminated beams, moulded and engineered wood products. The treated wood has been third party verified as likely to contribute to the achievement of Green Building rating tool credits; and is treated with the new generation organic azole fungicides and pyrethroids based wood preservatives.
A solution to resealing treated wood, which has been crosscut, drilled or machined, or a remedial product to provide surface protection against insect attack and wood decay.
Tanalised E Pressure Treated Wood conforms to the latest international directives regarding suitable treated wood products for residential and close human contact use. Treated with a copper azole based wood preservative, this treated wood has been third party verified as likely to contribute to the achievement of Green Building rating tool credits.
Serve drinks around the pool with a poolside bar made from treated timber. The bar we are making has a roof section but you can choose to leave this out. See the photos of both kinds to see which is most suitable for you.
With our ideal weather, why not put up a jungle gym in your garden for the children. This jungle gym is simple to construct and because of its rustic look, it won’t make the garden look messy, but will enhance it. But this doesn’t compare with how much the kids will love it.
Finding storage space for all those things that don’t quite fit in the garage is easy when you have a garden shed. When you build one with durable pressure treated SA Pine you can count on some long-lasting protection for all those items you need to stash away and secure. This plan is adaptable to meet your storage needs. Three flooring options are specified and an optional ramp can be built to help get a wheelbarrow or mower in or out more easily. Inside, the 76 x 38mm stud wall will simplify the installation of shelves or hardware from which to hang tools.
It seems that you always need an extra parking space at home, and carports are the ideal solution for a tight budget or a tight space. Here is a wooden design, that can double up as a structure for climbing plants, but is attractive enough to be left as is, too.
Building a wooden deck is a very popular project among DIYers, so here’s a deck to inspire and challenge you.
There are two regulations in South Africa that apply to wood preservation. Both these regulations refer to compliance of SANS 10005, and in order for the reader, end-user, specifier, regulating authority etc. to fully understand the interpretation or intent of each regulation, one needs to read it in context with the relevant clauses given in SANS 10005, The preservative treatment of timber. SANS 10005 (previously SABS 05) is the code of practice that was developed many years ago as a guidance document on all matters pertaining to wood preservation, i.e. wood preservative types, processes, methods, treatment requirements, hazard classifications, reference to the relevant product specifications, handling precautions etc. SANS 10005 is commonly referred to by industry as “the bible” of wood preservation…
Exterior surface coatings play an important role in the final steps of the manufacture or construction and later, in the maintenance and renovation of wooden objects and structures. The consumer expects a reasonable level of performance from these finishes. However, the performance and hence the selection of an acceptable finish for an exterior wooden structure or product is influenced by several factors. These include wood characteristics, environmental exposure conditions, appearance of the finished product as well as durability, cost, ease of application, maintenance and renovation or removal of the finish….
Gypwall MoistureResistant Is a lightweight, non-load bearing walling system of which the Gyproc RhinoBoard has water repellent additives in the core and a distinctive green paper liner.
TAL Sureproof Membrane has been specifically designed and developed for all weather conditions and is used as a reinforcing membrane with TAL Sureproof waterproofing compound. The glass mesh in TAL Sureproof Membrane provides exceptional dimensional stability to the membrane, improving the tensile strength in both longitudinal and lateral directions. This, in turn, reinforces the TAL Sureproof waterproofing compound. TAL Sureproof Membrane is not affected by ultra violet, does not rot or burn, is moisture, mild acid and mild alkali resistant. TAL Sureproof Membrane must be used as reinforcement in all coving areas, internal corners and interfaces, over small static cracks in the substrate, around floor drains/wastes, and around roof penetrations.
TAL Superflex Membrane is a stitch-bonded polyester open weave membrane designed and developed for all weather conditions and is used as a reinforcing membrane with TAL Superflex waterproofing compound. TAL Superflex Membrane has exceptional dimensional stability, improving the tensile strength of the TAL Superflex waterproofing compound application in both longitudinal and lateral directions. TAL Superflex Membrane is not affected by ultra violet, does not rot or burn, is moisture, mild acid and mild alkali resistant. TAL Superflex Membrane must be used as reinforcement in all areas where TAL Superflex is applied.
TAL Cleaning Solvent is a non-flammable cleaning solvent suitable for removing grease, oil and wax deposits or residues from glazed tiles, metal surfaces and other non-plastic and unpainted surfaces which are not susceptible to solvent attack.
TAL EPOXY CLEANING FLUID is a blend of solvents specifically designed to clean off uncured TAL EPOXY GROUT residues from the surface of tiles after the grouting operation. This product is non-flammable. TAL EPOXY CLEANING FLUID is suitable for cleaning light epoxy residues on floors.
The DERBICOLOR FR membrane was developed through intensive research on the compatibility of raw materials. It unites a selection of the best bitumen and high-quality APP-TPO plastomers. Thus it is auto protected in the mass and has a durability of more than 30 years. The DERBICOLOR FR membrane has a finishing layer in slate flakes (light grey and dark grey and reflective white) or granules (burgundy brown and green). The composite glass/polyester reinforcement gives a strong tear and puncture resistance.
Bitumen Primer is a hydrocarbon solvent based bituminous primer coat for sealing and preparation of surfaces for the application of bitumen waterproofing products.
Fidia P is a waterproofing membranes made of polymer modified bitumen which have been reinforced with a rot proof fabric and a strengthened fibreglass mat, therefore has excellent stability to different temperatures. The top face is covered with fine talc and the bottom face is embossed and lined with anti-adhesive film. Mineral versions are also produced on which the top face has slate granules. Whereas the Index VIS P is a waterproofing membrane made of polymer modified bitumen which is stabilized with a rot proof fabric / fibreglass composite reinforcing.
Install new waterproofing to all the horizontal and vertical areas around the 21-year-old tanks. Roof slabs, external tank walls, damp proof courses, door thresholds, and other ancillary areas. The areas were then primed with bitu.®prime, followed by a 4mm layer of Index Fidia P and 4mm layer of Index Testudo to the flat areas. The plinth and ramp areas were given an additional third layer for maximum protection. The 3 ply Malthoid was then applied as a protective layer prior to the sand and concrete paver slab installations. bitu.®prime is a bituminous sealer and primer for torch applied membranes. Index Fidia P membrane is manufactured from a compound of distilled bitumen and polymers, while Index Testudo is a high mechanical resistance, reinforced elasto-plastomeric polymer waterproofing membrane.