SAWPA is an industry association which promotes the use of treated timber and treated timber products.Understanding Timber PreservationA general introduction to the subject of wood technology and wood preservation. Knowledge of these fundamental factors can be of considerable assistance in gaining an appreciation of the value and importance of timber preservation and the selection of the most appropriate method of treatment. The growth of the Wood Preservation Industry has been one of the most important technical developments within the forest industry. The wide acceptance of preservation as an integral part of wood processing and utilisation has been a significant contribution to the use of what is the only structural raw material having a renewable and sustainable source of supply. There are timber structures still in existence after hundreds of years of service but there are fence posts which have rotted after only 18 months service.This is due not only to a great variability in wood properties and our environment but also to the way in which the products are used. Wood suffers minor and gradual physical and chemical changes as a result of age. It is an organic material which can support the life of other organisms if the environment is suited to their growth and this, under certain conditions, leads to rapid breakdown of the wood. What are the circumstances in which wood is likely to be attacked by destructive agents and what measures should be taken to defeat them?Most people can identify wood when they see it and can give names to the more familiar timbers in general use. However, much is taken for granted and relatively few may know timber in terms of a growing form of plant life or understand what structural variations produce the features characterising species which enable us to name them. The differences which exist between species are sufficient for us to realise that timber is a substance of greater diversity and character than materials such as steel and concrete. To enable the best use to be made of wood and to ensure the correct selection of the type best suited to any application, it is necessary to understand something of its structural form and characteristics and how these vary from species to species.
Bultrading ccFacilitators and sourcing agents. We aid you in acquiring products you require for your developments and building projects. Save costs by directly importing your own materials for any project you are working on. We offer country-wide direct importation, distribution and installation on all our products. Furthermore, our services include advising our clients in the early stages of projects, with specifications, material selections and designing. For all our clients, whether they might be architects, builders, developers or home owners, our aim is to provide the absolute best products and services available, and always create an end product that we, as much as our clients, can be proud of and fully satisfied with.
Affordable Sundecks (SA) Pty LtdInstalling a wooden deck adds a timeless personal dimension to any luxury home or commercial development. We also manufacture and install timber balustrading, peroglas, staircases, screening, cladding, outdoor furniture and refurbishments. The natural beauty of wood dramatically enhances the look and aesthetics of any project. Durable hardwood timber used for deck installations is long lasting.
Loft-E-Ladder ccLoft-E-Ladder was established in 1995. Manufacturing and installing aluminium loft ladders for domestic and commercial use. Made from certified aluminium with a 150kg rating. Two sizes available to reach floor to floor heights up to 3100mm and 3400mm respectively. Controlled by springs tempered for easy access and retraction, moving on nylon pivot sliders attached to epoxy coated brackets. Maintenance is minimal, requiring a squirt of penetrating oil occasionally.
Micon CoatingsMicon is a diversified coatings and chemicals company, focused mainly on developing, manufacturing and distributing passive fire protection products to the mining, commercial, and industrial sectors.In addition to our world-class fire retardant coatings and chemical’s we manufacture a range of surface coatings which are supplied to retailers, contractors, and agents throughout South Africa.
Polyflor SA is a proudly South African Company that specialises in vinyl flooring and protection solutions. While Polyflor SA offers you the complete range of vinyl floor and protection products, it is our professional advisory and support services that sets us apart. This is because the selection of the right vinyl product is but one of seven key steps in ensuring a successful flooring solution. And it tends to be within the other 6 steps where things go wrong.