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Building product highlights and related news articles or press releases from the architectural, engineering and construction industries.

keyboard_arrow_upA great big thank you!
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  We truly value the time given to complete our Customer Satisfaction Survey. Based directly on the feedback received, we are now busy making changes that will improve your future experience. Congratulations to our winners! Five lucky participants have each won an Orthomat®! Anti-Fatigue mats can help improve your health and comfort at work. Watch […]

keyboard_arrow_upLVT trends in the hospitality, medical and education markets in Africa
keyboard_arrow_downLVT trends in the hospitality, medical and education markets in Africa

The newest ranges of “rigid core” and “glued down” LVT’s (luxury vinyl tiles) bring not only design flexibility, but also a number of practical solutions that are changing the hospitality, medical, education and residential markets across Africa. The City Lodge Group is one of the brands that has recently specified Traviata’s LVT flooring products in […]

keyboard_arrow_upYale’s wide range of Safes & Safety Boxes
keyboard_arrow_downYale’s wide range of Safes & Safety Boxes

Secure storage solutions for a wide variety of needs… With the continued need in South Africa to keep valuables secure, security specialists Yale have a wide range of safety boxes and safes to not only suit consumer pockets but their varied security requirements too. For entrepreneurs and small business owners, Yale has keyed cash boxes […]

keyboard_arrow_upOver 300 tonnes of cladding specified for Gibela Train Station
keyboard_arrow_downOver 300 tonnes of cladding specified for Gibela Train Station

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium is a new empowered South African rail company tasked with the revitalisation of rail transport in South African metro areas. The purpose of the Gibela Train Station project was to create a train manufacturing facility in Nigel, Gauteng. Several processes needed to be housed within the facility and the design team […]

keyboard_arrow_upKOHLER’s Real Rain showerheads rival nature
keyboard_arrow_downKOHLER’s Real Rain showerheads rival nature

KOHLER now successfully mimics the rain with an amazing shower system rivalling nature itself called Real Rain. Due to KOHLER’S scientific approach, Real Rain bears an impressive similarity to nature with different droplet sizes, different drop rates and random formations that are as natural as rain is non-uniform. Reminiscent of the way summer rain feels […]

keyboard_arrow_upChryso to expand concrete offering in 2019
keyboard_arrow_downChryso to expand concrete offering in 2019

Chryso Southern Africa will increase its product offerings to the decorative concrete market as well as basic concrete producers from this year onwards, says Thierry Bernard, president and CEO of the Chryso Group. Paris-based Bernard, on a recent visit to the Group’s South African operations – which includes a.b.e. Construction Chemicals – said Chryso is […]

keyboard_arrow_up61 Katherine takes the Express
keyboard_arrow_down61 Katherine takes the Express

    The multi-million rand 61 Katherine development in Johannesburg’s new Sandton CBD is a flagship property for the area and required a high-speed secure access control system. That’s why Turnstar was chosen to provide over 9 lanes of Speedgate Express lanes and 3 Special Needs Gates. All the cabinets were manufactured from 304 grade […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe benefits of choosing polystyrene cornices
keyboard_arrow_downThe benefits of choosing polystyrene cornices

Cornices are the narrow mouldings that you see capping the lines where the walls of a room meet the ceiling. Traditionally, they were made from wood, plaster, paper-covered plaster, polyurethane, and nowadays, they are made from polystyrene. Says Cobus Lourens from Swartland, a leading supplier of a wide range of products to the building industry, […]

keyboard_arrow_upFour kitchen design trends for 2019
keyboard_arrow_downFour kitchen design trends for 2019

Since the kitchen is the heart of every home, Cemcrete decides to look at the top design trends for 2019 to give you some kitchen renovation inspiration. Dusky Ambiance Opting for a dark kitchen is a daring choice but when you take the risk it can really pay off. Combining a matt black floor with […]

keyboard_arrow_upAre you aware of your locks’ level of security?
keyboard_arrow_downAre you aware of your locks’ level of security?

Not all locks provide the same level of security. The lock on your front door will need to be of higher security compared to your internal door locks. The extent to which you are protected depends on the type of lock you are using. It is always important to install the right lock for the […]

keyboard_arrow_upTraviata flooring for workplaces and offices
keyboard_arrow_downTraviata flooring for workplaces and offices

  Floors are probably the largest single surface in any workplace and as such have a major influence on both the aesthetics and productivity of the space. From a design perspective, flooring can be used not only to achieve an overall look but can also be used to demarcate areas or to highlight activity zones.  […]

keyboard_arrow_upIP360 – A revolution in video entry systems – XTS video receiver
keyboard_arrow_downIP360 – A revolution in video entry systems – XTS video receiver

IP360 video entry system by CAME BPT The IP360 is a real revolution in video intercom systems as they have been known up to now. Integration and maximum flexibility are the keywords to describe the new IP360 system from BPT, a brand of the CAME Group. The IP360 video entry system enables the integration of […]

keyboard_arrow_upKOHLER introduces Slim Seat and GermShield
keyboard_arrow_downKOHLER introduces Slim Seat and GermShield

Multi award-winning bathroom and kitchen manufacturer, KOHLER takes the design and performance of their sanitary ware seriously. And that includes the smallest detail, such as their toilet seats. The brand is pleased to announce the arrival of their sleek new Slim Seats for the Reve, Replay and Modern Life ranges, with Escale and Presqu’ile to […]

keyboard_arrow_upTwo Gyproc RhinoBoard products receive global environmental accreditation
keyboard_arrow_downTwo Gyproc RhinoBoard products receive global environmental accreditation

Two Gyproc RhinoBoard products receive global environmental accreditation Two RhinoBoard products within Saint-Gobain’s Gyproc stable have received international accreditation validating their environmental impact in accordance with the global programme, The International EPD® System. Gyproc’s RhinoBoard 12,5mm and 9,5mm have both received an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) under the ISO 14025 standard and EN 15804, an independently verified and […]

keyboard_arrow_upabecote flooring system can be used on walls too
keyboard_arrow_downabecote flooring system can be used on walls too

abecote flooring system can be used on walls too Three components of a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ popular abecote flooring system were used for both new flooring and walls at the Douglas Green Winery in Wellington in the Western Cape. The abecote primer was initially applied as floor primer by the a.b.e.-approved applicators, Walrus Coatings of Paarl.  […]

keyboard_arrow_upNorthgate Heights chooses quality – uPVC windows and doors
keyboard_arrow_downNorthgate Heights chooses quality – uPVC windows and doors

Northgate Heights chooses quality – uPVC windows and doors tick all the boxes for 295 apartments Northgate Heights is ideally situated in the north of Johannesburg. Catering for young professionals that require a comfortable lifestyle, the apartments range from single bedroom to family-sized 3-bedroom apartments. For the developers of Northgate Heights, Key Projects (Pty) Ltd […]

keyboard_arrow_upVoltex’s Smart Metering System powers up customers
keyboard_arrow_downVoltex’s Smart Metering System powers up customers

Property portfolio managers and tenants are facing punishing escalations in water and electricity tariffs. Consequently, making every cent count has never been more important, nor has the need to ensure that billing is accurate and that the collection of monies is efficient. Invirotel, a specialist division of the Proudly Bidvest group’s Voltex, have put the […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew from Weidmuller: an end-to-end energy condition monitoring solution
keyboard_arrow_downNew from Weidmuller: an end-to-end energy condition monitoring solution

Weidmuller introduces a new portfolio of selected energy monitoring components for energy consumption measurement, monitoring and integrated quality analysis of electrical supply networks. Designed for production facilities both large and small. Weidmuller’s modular and scalable solution provides energy monitoring at all levels from the grid connection to production lines and machines, down to the individual […]

keyboard_arrow_upStand a chance to win an Anti-Fatigue mat!
keyboard_arrow_downStand a chance to win an Anti-Fatigue mat!

Tell Coba Africa what you think – and Win! Your valued feedback means that we can always strive to provide a better service.  Your feedback will not only help us create a better customer experience for you but also automatically enter you to stand a chance of winning one of five FREE Orthomat® Black Anti-Fatigue […]

keyboard_arrow_upBidvest Laundry Group goes green
keyboard_arrow_downBidvest Laundry Group goes green

  Bidvest Laundry Group has led the field in total laundry solutions in South Africa for more than 35 years. It offers factories, mines, hotels and hospitals a comprehensive laundry service tailored to their exact requirements. As an ISO 9001 accredited operation, quality, consistency and reliability are hallmarks of the service it provides. Along with […]

keyboard_arrow_upPerfect Pedestrian Ramp, Silicon Oasis, Dubai!
keyboard_arrow_downPerfect Pedestrian Ramp, Silicon Oasis, Dubai!

Retaining walls can do so much more than just stop soil erosion and flooding issues. Along with other hardscaping and landscaping, retaining walls can transform your grounds by providing depth and verticality to your landscape, providing raised platforms for gardens, terraced views of your property, and beautiful concrete block textures. This building site, located at […]

keyboard_arrow_upA safer, more hygienic slop hopper for the Netcare Group
keyboard_arrow_downA safer, more hygienic slop hopper for the Netcare Group

A slop hopper is a large sanitary fitting used primarily in hospitals to dispose of human waste and is an integral part of the sanitary fittings required by healthcare facilities. The Netcare Group takes hygiene in its facilities seriously and now has a new and much more hygienic solution for slop hoppers specified for all […]

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. polyurea waterproofing to protect royal residence
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. polyurea waterproofing to protect royal residence

A special a.b.e. Construction Chemicals waterproofing coating was selected for wide-spread sealing of surfaces at the new ultra-luxurious Royal Palace in Maseru. Noel Abendroth, a.b.e. Polyurea Performance Coatings Manager, says VIP Polyurea Quick Spray Industrial pure polyurea coating has so far been applied to over 2 400m2 of diverse surfaces at the Royal Palace now being […]

keyboard_arrow_upMeet Daikin’s new Bluevolution heat pump cassette
keyboard_arrow_downMeet Daikin’s new Bluevolution heat pump cassette

Daikin has launched South Africa’s very first heat pump cassette using low GWP R-32 refrigerant gas extending the Sky Air range for light commercial applications. With just one-third of the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of R-410A refrigerant, R-32 is a proven environmentally responsible alternative. The R-32 based Sky Air High COP cassette promises to deliver […]

keyboard_arrow_up70 years in the performance foams industry!
keyboard_arrow_down70 years in the performance foams industry!

Sondor is a leading manufacturer and converter of closed cell performance foams and related products to all industries needing technical solutions for sealing, thermal and acoustic insulation, protection, packaging and buoyancy applications in local and selected export markets. In the building and construction sector, Sondor supplies products for various applications such as: Pipe insulation Duct […]

keyboard_arrow_upWorld’s highest rated sliding security gate designed by Trellidor RSA
keyboard_arrow_downWorld’s highest rated sliding security gate designed by Trellidor RSA

Trellidor has designed, developed and manufactured the world’s highest rated steel sliding security gate. Known as Trellidor Trojan 3 EMESC T3000, the gate has been certified to BRE Standard LPS 1175: Issue 7 SR3. This is the highest certification received by a sliding security gate in the world. The Durban-based security barrier manufacturer spent 18 […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew ways to decorate with dado rails
keyboard_arrow_downNew ways to decorate with dado rails

Dado rails are a type of interior moulding that runs horizontally along interior walls. They originally served several different purposes, but these are nowadays more or less redundant. However, just because dado rails are no longer necessary for their original purpose, does not mean that they are not a practical choice with various aesthetic benefits. […]

keyboard_arrow_upA tested technology with a renewed sense of relevance
keyboard_arrow_downA tested technology with a renewed sense of relevance

Technilamp specialises in the design, manufacture, assembly, installation and maintenance of customised equipment to disinfect against harmful pathogens and extend the shelf life of fresh foods. The company works closely with Philips Lighting in all aspects of the design and functionality of the equipment. The discovery of Listeriosis in a leading FMCG meat processing plant […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe many benefits of insulation
keyboard_arrow_downThe many benefits of insulation

Installing insulation remains one of the easiest, most efficient and cost effective ways of better insulating your home. We speak to Cobus Lourens from Swartland, the local distributor of world-leading Knauf mineral wool insulation, about why installing insulation is one of the best home improvement projects you can do. Insulation is beneficial to your home […]

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. Waterproofing for new Namibian Home Affairs building
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. Waterproofing for new Namibian Home Affairs building

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has supplied polyurea waterproofing coating for expansive areas of the new Namibian Ministry of Home Affairs offices in Windhoek. a.b.e. is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. Noel Abendroth, a.b.e. High-Performance Coatings Solutions Manager, says VIP QuickSeal PP 350, a pure polyurea that offers exceptionally high tensile strength, was applied to […]