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In a building project that took three and a half years and R500 million to construct, Cape Town’s iconic 1921 skyline Grain Silo was transformed into a much talked-about space that now hosts the most extensive collection of contemporary art from the African continent. Crucial to the redevelopment of this heritage site into the recently […]
A new estate development in Bryanston has focused on providing eco-friendly homes. Besides having heat pumps and solar panels, each of the properties in the cluster development is fitted with double-glazed uPVC windows and doors to enhance the energy efficiency and cost savings. The installation consisted of about 150 casement windows and triple sliding doors, […]
Soon hitting our shores, is the brand new “Firm-Fit” residential vinyl flooring range. “Firm-Fit” makes use of state of the art “rigid-core” technology, offering a far more “stable” board, which can be used in full sun conditions (provided rules are adhered to around expansion joints). The full range with colour options will be available from […]
Setting a new standard for luxury hotel accommodation, the new Silo Hotel sits above the recently opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), occupying six floors in the museum’s grain elevator area.
Walt Disney Concert Hall (WDCH) is the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, presenting the best in classical music, contemporary music, world music and jazz. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall (WDCH) is an internationally recognised architectural landmark and one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world. From the […]
The Albany high performance door supplied and installed by door and loading dock specialist, Maxiflex, has improved uptime and production at a leading Eastern Cape automotive manufacturer’s laser facility.
Current regulations recommend a lifting station for the drainage of buildings even if natural gravity drainage is available. A lifting station is, of course, a must if the collected wastewater is below public sewer level and needs to be lifted to sewer level, hence the name lifting station.
This Christmas season is awash with blushing pinks and subdued hues that perfectly accent the fresh flowers and greenery that will adorn rooms and table settings as the festive atmosphere takes hold. Moving away from the excesses that have come to dominate the month of December, this year will see a more toned-down approach with […]
The BMW H-EMS Roof Lift project was announced as the Overall Winner as well as the Winner of the Innovation Category at the SAISC Steel Awards 2017 event, which took place on 13 September at Emperors Palace Gauteng, Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town and The Mount Edgecombe Country Club in Durban. Leading metal roof […]
JUNG and Siedle are offering electrical installations ranging from switch systems, suitable indoor stations and building automation with KNX through to the entire Siedle door communication range. These include apps, the Scope mobile video communication station and system extensions such as letterboxes, access control and lighting.
ESCO, the well-known ASSA ABLOY brand of lock sets, lock cases, padlocks, door handles and other DIY products in South Africa is launching a new range to market.
Since gaining a foothold in South Africa, KOHLER is fast becoming a leading light in the building industry. The company’s latest initiative is the opening of a Gallery that will inspire like no other in the industry; a bespoke space in Bryanston, Johannesburg that will enthuse the trade and their clients while celebrating South African […]
Ovens are a crucial element in any kitchen – allowing you to roast succulent Sunday roasts, bake classic cakes and cupcakes, and of course, a wide range of frozen meals. Read on for an overview on the different types of ovens currently on the market.
Improvements in the construction process as well as the function of a building can be achieved through a highly underrated process called value management.
Over the years the prestigious Steel Awards, hosted annually by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc), has been an excellent barometer of the growth of the Light Steel Frame Building (LSFB) in Southern Africa. This year was no different. Nineteen projects were entered into the LSFB category by seven leading Southern African Light […]
Rudi Fourie leads Fibre and Facility Management at Sizwe IT Group. Here he speaks about the future of green corporate energy solutions.
On 29 August 2017, Nigeria’s first Building Energy Efficiency Code (BEEC) was officially launched in Abuja by the Federal Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN).
With the design of the new Eximo® range of panic and emergency exit devices the needs of the installer and end user have been paramount. From the easily installed and adjustable modular design, to the aesthetically pleasing family feel, the new range of products offers safe and reliable exiting solutions.
Lonza’s national 2017 road show, ‘Overcoming Industry Hurdles’, proved to be a successful two-week journey around the country. The road show kicked off in Limpopo and then moved to Mpumulanga, KwaZulu-Natal and concluded in the Western and Eastern Cape. Judging by the positive feedback and compliments received, the topics presented provided valuable insight to all […]
Let’s face it – with all the flooring options out there even the most skilled flooring professionals sometimes feel overwhelmed. So what should you choose? By nature, people strive for floors that are out of the ordinary, not mass produced and that will be adaptable to their everyday lives. It is for these exact reasons […]
Van Dyck Floors is excited to bring you its latest carpet editions; Nature and Durban. Nature is a WeatherSafe flatweave carpet perfect for both indoors and outdoors, while Durban offers you a unique design option to create a modern interior feel. These ranges are ideal for luxurious residential applications.
The much-anticipated new seabird hospital for SANCCOB is scheduled for completion in December 2017. Sika was delighted to be given the opportunity to support this devoted organisation whose state-of-the-art seabird hospital, the largest development in the history of SANCCOB, will certainly fulfil a dream…
For the past three years now Traviata Flooring has sourced its laminate flooring from Laminate Park GMBH in Heusweiler, Germany – without one single product claim in South Africa!!