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keyboard_arrow_upCemcrete – a unique flooring alternative
keyboard_arrow_downCemcrete – a unique flooring alternative

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 […]

keyboard_arrow_upVan Dyck’s new carpet ranges for summer
keyboard_arrow_downVan Dyck’s new carpet ranges for summer

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.

keyboard_arrow_upSIKA sponsors SANCCOB’s new seabird hospital
keyboard_arrow_downSIKA sponsors SANCCOB’s new seabird hospital

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…

keyboard_arrow_upLaminate flooring – quality is everything!
keyboard_arrow_downLaminate flooring – quality is everything!

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!!

keyboard_arrow_upTree-Style Apartment Complex
keyboard_arrow_downTree-Style Apartment Complex

Italian architect Luciano Pia designed a unique apartment complex in Turin, Italy that integrates nature and people beautifully. This 5-story urban setting contains a mixture of steel girders and lush trees in order to create an apartment complex that resembles a series of tree houses. All this is right on the corner of an urban […]

keyboard_arrow_upSharp contraction in construction activity in the second quarter of 2017
keyboard_arrow_downSharp contraction in construction activity in the second quarter of 2017

Bryte Insurance, a proactive business risk specialist, released its Construction Activity Monitor for the period ending June 2017 early in October. The Monitor provides a high-level overview of activity within the South African construction sector, one that plays a fundamental role in growing the economy through infrastructure investment. It also measures the change, on a […]

keyboard_arrow_upHistoric KZN warehouse revamp wins SAISC Steel Award 2017
keyboard_arrow_downHistoric KZN warehouse revamp wins SAISC Steel Award 2017

The historic Dunlop Factory in Cato Manor, KwaZulu-Natal, opened its new 12 5000m2 warehouse and distribution facility in 2016. The project was recently announced as the Winner of the Factory and Warehouse Category at the 36th edition of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), which was held in September 2017. Global Roofing Solutions […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe well-known UNION brand of locks and door furniture gets a make-over
keyboard_arrow_downThe well-known UNION brand of locks and door furniture gets a make-over

UNION, one of ASSA ABLOY’s leading brands, is currently rebranding and Vice President for ASSA ABLOY South Africa, Riaan Olivier, gives a brief overview and explains what this means for contractors, locksmiths and installers.

keyboard_arrow_upAre you ready for quality and convenience?
keyboard_arrow_downAre you ready for quality and convenience?

Swartland’s innovative Ready-2-Fit range of wooden windows and doors come pre-glazed and pre-sealed directly from the factory – saving you time and money.

keyboard_arrow_upModernLife™ – Contemporary Design Meets Effortless Hygiene
keyboard_arrow_downModernLife™ – Contemporary Design Meets Effortless Hygiene

KOHLER believes that bathrooms should be our haven – a sanctuary designed to take us away from the frenzied pace of today’s lifestyle, where we remain unconcerned with domestic inconveniences.  Modern bathroom design comes to the fore with the simplicity, clean lines and seamless curves of the new ModernLife™ collection.

keyboard_arrow_upTransversely-launched Ashton Arch Bridge a first for AECOM
keyboard_arrow_downTransversely-launched Ashton Arch Bridge a first for AECOM

The concrete tied arch bridge design proposed by multi-disciplinary consulting engineer AECOM to replace the existing substandard river bridge in Ashton, Western Cape, represents one of the few concrete tied arch bridges in South Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upCummins relocates to Allandale Building in Waterfall City, Midrand
keyboard_arrow_downCummins relocates to Allandale Building in Waterfall City, Midrand

Cummins has announced that it has relocated to new premises in the Allandale Building in Waterfall City, Midrand, in close proximity to the Mall of Africa development. The relocation is due to the fact that the company’s success on the continent has led to a healthy and growing organisation that now requires expanded facilities.

keyboard_arrow_upAnti-poaching equipment to the value of R2,7 million donated to Sanparks
keyboard_arrow_downAnti-poaching equipment to the value of R2,7 million donated to Sanparks

Anti-poaching equipment to the value of R2,7 million has been handed over by the SANParks Honorary Rangers to SANParks during an event at Phalaborwa on 26 September 2017.

keyboard_arrow_upWater is our life. Water is our business. Water is our mission.
keyboard_arrow_downWater is our life. Water is our business. Water is our mission.

The Earth is an awe-inspiring sight when viewed from space: 75% of our planet is covered by water – in liquid, gas or frozen form. This vital element distinguishes us from the other planets in our solar system, and it is easy to be deceived by this apparent abundance. Around 97% of the Earth’s water […]

keyboard_arrow_upHi-tech automation – pure audio and video brilliance
keyboard_arrow_downHi-tech automation – pure audio and video brilliance

Automation is a system installed into your home, either during the building stages, or retrofitted after the time. The system serves to control the electronic components of the home, from within, or remotely. From basic systems that can switch on lights and security features, to more advanced systems that can be tailored to your unique […]

keyboard_arrow_upKOHLER® Derring™ Basins – Artist Editions®
keyboard_arrow_downKOHLER® Derring™ Basins – Artist Editions®

The KOHLER® exclusive Artist Editions® bathroom basins are crafted from natural materials using methods that have been passed down for generations. Honouring the inherent beauty of the materials, KOHLER designers and artisans create one-of-a-kind works of art for the home.

keyboard_arrow_upKaytech’s economical alternative for Hammanskraal project
keyboard_arrow_downKaytech’s economical alternative for Hammanskraal project

Thanks to Kaytech, a leading South African manufacturer of nonwoven geotextiles, the rural Moretele Local Municipality in North West Province was afforded massive savings on a subgrade stabilisation project.

keyboard_arrow_upNew range of eco-friendly road dust suppressants from Chryso S.A.
keyboard_arrow_downNew range of eco-friendly road dust suppressants from Chryso S.A.

Chryso Southern Africa has launched a new range of dust suppressants locally developed by the company specifically for the sealing of dirt roads on the African continent.

keyboard_arrow_upTile trends … what’s still hot
keyboard_arrow_downTile trends … what’s still hot

Union Tiles gives some feedback on tile trends going forward, based on happenings this year.

keyboard_arrow_upFind your #RhythmOfLife at Decorex 2018
keyboard_arrow_downFind your #RhythmOfLife at Decorex 2018

Now in its 25th year, Decorex SA – South Africa’s premier décor, design and lifestyle exhibition – is bringing together all the right colours, designs, fabrics and inspiration to open up a path of harmonious creativity suited to each individual’s rhythm. By channelling the demands of everyday life into a productive, embracing space, visitors will […]

keyboard_arrow_upCummins breaks ground to build state-of-the-art premises at Waterfall Logistics Precinct
keyboard_arrow_downCummins breaks ground to build state-of-the-art premises at Waterfall Logistics Precinct

Cummins Southern Africa is pleased to announce the relocation of their Southern Africa Distribution Business to Waterfall Logistics Precinct – Gauteng’s new innovative work, live and play destination in Waterfall. The new premises will form part of the Waterfall connected hub which offers a fully integrated lifestyle that embraces the ultimate work-life balance. Waterfall Logistics […]

keyboard_arrow_upMiele reinvents cooking
keyboard_arrow_downMiele reinvents cooking

Miele has reinvented the way we cook with its newly launched and revolutionary Dialog oven. A world-first in cooking – it is faster and more versatile than any other cooking product, and it guarantees excellent results.

keyboard_arrow_upComplex geometry bags Metal Cladding Award at SAISC Steel Awards 2017
keyboard_arrow_downComplex geometry bags Metal Cladding Award at SAISC Steel Awards 2017

The striking, winding metal roof of the new terminal building at the Kasane Airport in Botswana was announced as the Winner of the Metal Cladding Award at the SAISC Steel Awards 2017. The awards ceremony, which was held in September 2017, honours innovative use of steel and innovation in design, fabrication or construction, and technical […]

keyboard_arrow_upAutomatically locking gate allows unmanned secure entrances
keyboard_arrow_downAutomatically locking gate allows unmanned secure entrances

In line with its research & development policy, AUTO-GATE has designed and registered the design of a “gate” that cannot be left open. The gate locks automatically and will not allow a breach of perimeter security, irrespective of the position the gate is in when locking occurs.

keyboard_arrow_upTrellidor introduces aluminium sliding security gate to range
keyboard_arrow_downTrellidor introduces aluminium sliding security gate to range

Trellidor has introduced an aluminium sliding security gate to its range of custom-made burglar proofing options.  Made from structural aluminium, it is suitable for highly corrosive environments and is engineered with the hallmark strengthening features that Trellidor products are known for. 

keyboard_arrow_upBig trucks need big doors
keyboard_arrow_downBig trucks need big doors

A range of superior quality, rugged automated door solutions, engineered to meet increased safety, efficiency and productivity on mines, is available from South Africa’s leading door and loading dock specialist, Maxiflex.

keyboard_arrow_upCemcrete’s top 7 outdoor trends
keyboard_arrow_downCemcrete’s top 7 outdoor trends

Outdoor living spaces are the latest and greatest trend for outdoor areas. Not only are they the muse behind memorable evenings underneath the stars, but they form a feature for any outdoor entertainment area. We take a look at our top 7 outdoor flooring trends using Cemcrete’s products.

keyboard_arrow_upuPVC windows the perfect choice for coastal properties
keyboard_arrow_downuPVC windows the perfect choice for coastal properties

Ecovista, a REHAU Authorised Partner, was requested to replace existing wooden windows with uPVC windows in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

keyboard_arrow_upGold medal for Habito at 2017 innovation competition
keyboard_arrow_downGold medal for Habito at 2017 innovation competition

Saint-Gobain Gyproc’s Habito brand was recently presented with a gold medal at Concours de I’Innovation 2017, an innovation competition held in France.

keyboard_arrow_upThe solution to messy shop renovations
keyboard_arrow_downThe solution to messy shop renovations

Re-tiling is a great way to update the look and feel of a retail outlet, improving the general aesthetic appeal of the environment.  But, just like opening shop for the first time, a renovation can be a combination of stress and excitement, and can put immense strain on sales performance.