A prominent highlight on the local timber construction calendar, The Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards, hosted by the Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA) at Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg on the 19th of August, showcased and rewarded top class workmanship in the fields of decking, timber frame construction and roofing.
There are five must-haves when it comes to kitchen interior design, and we’re not talking about the latest cheffy techno gadgets, we’re talking about basic design principles. These are our kitchen high-five; the most important criteria to take into account when designing a new kitchen or renovating an old one.
The latest trend is an open, floor-even shower with an elegant stainless steel drain. The Geberit CleanLine shower channel is an innovative solution which is not only aesthetically pleasing but also ticks all the boxes when it comes to cleanliness and hygiene.
Sikalastic-560 is a hybrid, economical and eco-friendly liquid applied waterproofing solution based on Sika Co-elastic technology (CET). This durable and versatile product is suitable for new construction and refurbishments on roofs.
When it comes to designing a space, it's important to consider the flooring options available today. Saint-Gobain Weber share insights into the popular use of floor screeds, a unique flooring style, which brings flair and function to any space and achieves the "Industrial Chic" look that is highly sort after globally and seems to be gaining traction in South Africa.
When flying over South Africa’s urban areas it is interesting to see how many homes have swimming pools. Given our climate, residential swimming pools provide a welcome reprieve from the heat in the hot summer months and are a source of relaxation, recreation, entertainment and add a key aesthetic to many homes.
Recently launched to some 200 invited guests at Emperors Palace, the all new “IsoCore” range completes Traviata’s vinyl flooring offering. IsoCore represents the culmination of consultations with the global contract community – a distillation of what architects, designers, contractors and end users demand from flooring today.
The Geberit Alpha range now offers a slim 8cm cistern which is complemented with three additional actuator plate designs. These sleek new designs are elegant, modern, produced to the highest standards, long-lasting and easy to clean. The Geberit design tradition is easily recognisable.
Fiberite Products, a Pretoria based company, is starting to make inroads into the local utilities, civil engineering and telecommunications sector with its innovative composite manhole covers and frames. Fiberite became the first company in Africa to design and manufacture a composite manhole cover and frame for the utilities, civil engineering and telecommunications sectors, says founder and CEO Corné Visser.
EnviroFlex distributes the new and attractive generation of Airtècnics air curtains in southern Africa. Air curtains are the ideal solution to maintaining a comfortable interior climate in commercial outlets and public buildings that need to keep their doors open.
The Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body and regulator of the engineered timber structure industry, is set to attend Wood World, Interbuild Africa 2016, which takes place from 17-20 August at Expo Centre Nasrec in Johannesburg.
Teltos Quartz is a luxurious, healthy, certified international brand of engineered stone, perfect for kitchen countertops, splash-backs, bathroom vanities, flooring, wall cladding and furniture with a 15 year transferrable warranty.
Sika has extended their offering in the Anchoring range. This new two-part, general-purpose, anchoring adhesive is based on styrenated polyester and is intended for mechanical, electrical and plumbing works, as well as metal or structural work. Sika AnchorFix®-S covers the requirements for standard applications of low to medium loads.
The restoration of Chapman’s Peak Drive in 2002 was one of the most innovative engineering developments to be undertaken in South Africa and has attracted the admiration of nature lovers and tourists from all over the world.