Industry News

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

keyboard_arrow_upVoltex home solar kits – a complete green energy solution
keyboard_arrow_downVoltex home solar kits – a complete green energy solution

The Voltex Group strives to be at the forefront of technology developments and to harness its breadth of expertise to deliver the latest electrical innovations to its customers that are affordable, accessible and sustainable. One area of energy efficiency which has undergone significant advancements in terms of the cost of technology and ease of application […]

keyboard_arrow_upThree exciting new options in Van Dyck Floors’ commercial carpet range
keyboard_arrow_downThree exciting new options in Van Dyck Floors’ commercial carpet range

The past few years have seen a surge in the installation of carpets within the commercial sector and flooring specialists, Van Dyck Floors, are meeting this demand with the introduction of three new broadloom options – Alethea, Spontini and Chambord. “There are many benefits associated with carpets – such as improved acoustics, noise reduction and […]

keyboard_arrow_upJohnson Controls’ YORK YZ: next-gen refrigerant and magnetic bearings delivers best energy efficiency rating globally
keyboard_arrow_downJohnson Controls’ YORK YZ: next-gen refrigerant and magnetic bearings delivers best energy efficiency rating globally

It’s hard to fault the new Johnson Controls’ YORK YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller. Released globally in September 2018 and now available in South Africa, it brings together ground-breaking YORK innovations refined over decades of real-world use to deliver the world’s first chiller fully optimised to use the next-generation low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant — R-1233zd(E) […]

keyboard_arrow_upCharge an entrance fee for your public restroom, swimming pool, club or facility
keyboard_arrow_downCharge an entrance fee for your public restroom, swimming pool, club or facility

The Turnstar coin acceptor is one of Turnstar’s innovative products that help their customers save or make money. The coin acceptor is a great money maker, providing customers with the control to gain revenue. Coin acceptor turnstiles are most often installed at the entrance to public facilities like toilets, swimming pools and even shebeens, and […]

keyboard_arrow_upClever solutions for modern bathrooms
keyboard_arrow_downClever solutions for modern bathrooms

The new Ultraflat 54 and Ultraflat 79 floor drain is available from EDT Eurodrain KESSEL Technology. Lowest installation height on the market Even easier to install Even safer to use The minimum installation height makes the Ultraflat floor drain ideal for renovation work and new construction. Characterised by its very low-profile design, the bathroom drain […]

keyboard_arrow_upSpecifying vinyl flooring: 2 key considerations
keyboard_arrow_downSpecifying vinyl flooring: 2 key considerations

Vinyl flooring is a popular choice of floor covering for hospitals, schools and universities amongst others. Given that these environments require a flooring system that is durable and will last for an extended period, the old adage of getting it right the first time is especially pertinent. That is why careful attention must be paid […]

keyboard_arrow_upTop 4 pool colour trends for 2019
keyboard_arrow_downTop 4 pool colour trends for 2019

The colour of your pool can create a certain aesthetic or vibe in your backyard and choosing the perfect shade for your swimming pool can be a daunting task. It is important to make sure that you choose a colour that reflects your own personal style and that ties in with the surroundings. Cemcrete’s PoolCrete […]

keyboard_arrow_upOldest carpet manufacturer in SA celebrates 70 years
keyboard_arrow_downOldest carpet manufacturer in SA celebrates 70 years

Van Dyck Floors embarked on a countrywide roadshow during October 2018. The roadshows, which were held in East London, PE, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Nelspruit and Bloemfontein, formed part of the company’s 70th anniversary celebrations and one of their main goals was to show appreciation to their loyal customers. The company is the oldest […]

keyboard_arrow_upMeet the tech disruptors who are shaking up the construction industry
keyboard_arrow_downMeet the tech disruptors who are shaking up the construction industry

At The Big 5 this year, the most promising tech innovations for the construction sector are on show at the dedicated Start-up City, from 26 to 29 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre. On November 28, The Big 5 will award the most innovative Start-up of the year through an exciting Pitch Competition. What […]

keyboard_arrow_upOil and fuel separators protect our groundwater
keyboard_arrow_downOil and fuel separators protect our groundwater

In order to protect our groundwater, it is important that oil and fuel separators are used where the rainwater or wastewater could be polluted with oils or hydrocarbons that are difficult to dissolve. It is essential to use oil/fuel separators at petrol stations, car washes, vehicle repair workshops and in fact any place where machines […]

keyboard_arrow_upFlagship development integrates work-life-play convenience
keyboard_arrow_downFlagship development integrates work-life-play convenience

Nedport’s newest prestigious development in Umhlanga Ridge Town Centre is changing how people experience convenience in KZN. Park Square is located 18 km from King Shaka International Airport, with proximity to Durban central, easily accessible to the N2 and M4 freeway and the future Rapid Bus Transport system. “When we began to work with MAP […]

keyboard_arrow_upWindows and doors – the eyes to a building
keyboard_arrow_downWindows and doors – the eyes to a building

Long after the contractors have moved off-site and the building process is complete, the windows and doors of any building are the most used part. Like ‘eyes are the windows to the soul’, windows and doors are simply the eyes to a building as they connect both the inside and outside world. It’s important that […]

keyboard_arrow_upTurftech multi-use sports facility enhances Anton Van Wouw Primary School in Pretoria
keyboard_arrow_downTurftech multi-use sports facility enhances Anton Van Wouw Primary School in Pretoria

Sports is widely acknowledged as beneficial for youngsters, encouraging active, healthy lifestyles and instilling lifelong lessons about teamwork and commitment. And while South African schools promote such outdoor activities, the costs associated with long-term maintenance of sports facilities can prove exorbitant. This has seen a rise in popularity of Turftech’s multi-use sports facilities which offer […]

keyboard_arrow_upGlobal Roofing overcomes challenges in Campus Square extension
keyboard_arrow_downGlobal Roofing overcomes challenges in Campus Square extension

Campus Square is a convenience centre situated on the corner of Kingsway and University Road, Melville. Anchor tenants include Pick ‘n Pay, Woolworths and a new Dischem, while the restaurant offering includes an upgraded Dros, RoccoMamas, enlarged Wimpy and a new Nandos. The Centre offers food, shopping, and convenience all under one roof and it […]

keyboard_arrow_upKaytech provides reinforcement for CRB wall
keyboard_arrow_downKaytech provides reinforcement for CRB wall

During bulk earthworks and construction of the Amberfield Switching Station in Centurion, Gauteng, Kaytech‘s reinforcement and drainage products were specified for the construction of a CRB (Concrete Retaining Block) wall. A switching station is a substation without transformers and operates at a single voltage level. It may be used as a collector or distribution station […]

keyboard_arrow_upFastmount names winners of Annual Distributor Awards
keyboard_arrow_downFastmount names winners of Annual Distributor Awards

Last night, New Zealand panel mounting manufacturer Fastmount announced the winners of its annual Distributor Awards in Amsterdam, recognising high performance in the world of Fastmount. The awards evening is held every year during METSTRADE, and brings together Fastmount’s network of 32 distributors from around the globe. Presented by Managing Director Gregg Kelly, the highlight […]

keyboard_arrow_upImproving acoustics in retail spaces
keyboard_arrow_downImproving acoustics in retail spaces

How a retail space makes you feel, in terms of comfort, has a surprising effect on how you spend and what you spend, and space designers are using this knowledge to create an environment that will maximise your experience.   Noise and sound control in retail environments pose many challenges. Therefore, each application in retail […]

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. Products for historic Knysna hotel’s new floors
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. Products for historic Knysna hotel’s new floors

The fascinating five-star Turbine Hotel and Spa in Knysna is a prestigious and remarkable hotel, developed on a historic wood mill and power station site. When the concrete floors needed refurbishment and alterations, three of a.b.e. Construction Chemicals products proved ideal for the job. Leading supplier of specialist products for the construction industry, a.b.e. is […]

keyboard_arrow_upAfrican style and homegrown comforts influence the Decorex SA 2019 theme
keyboard_arrow_downAfrican style and homegrown comforts influence the Decorex SA 2019 theme

Drawing on its position as Africa’s largest décor, design and lifestyle exhibition, Decorex SA has unveiled the 2019 show theme that will inspire and unite visitors, designers and industry leaders – ‘Designing for Africa – feels like home’. “One of the many elements that set Decorex SA apart is the exhibition theme which has been […]

keyboard_arrow_upDiscover the future of construction at the Big 5
keyboard_arrow_downDiscover the future of construction at the Big 5

The largest and most influential construction event in the Middle East is coming back on 26-29 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre with an impressive array of new features. Register for free entry Under the theme “Shaping the future of construction”, The Big 5 2018 will introduce never seen before technologies and innovative solutions. […]

keyboard_arrow_upNovember news from Union Tiles
keyboard_arrow_downNovember news from Union Tiles

There is great excitement at Union Tiles right now.  A fantastic prize is on offer – any customer spending R40 000 or over will be entered into a lucky draw. Come into Union Tiles and have a look at some of the most beautiful tiles, mosaics, claddings and slabs on the market – you will be […]

keyboard_arrow_upRe-imagined Ferndale on Republic marries nostalgia and a breath of fresh air
keyboard_arrow_downRe-imagined Ferndale on Republic marries nostalgia and a breath of fresh air

Ferndale on Republic, previously known as the Brightwater Commons and the Randburg Waterfront before that, was initially created as a city waterfront development – a romantic notion in Johannesburg in the 1980s. The waterfront element was removed when it underwent a renovation and became the Brightwater Commons, which introduced landscaping and parks to the development, […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe importance of entrance matting for shopping centres
keyboard_arrow_downThe importance of entrance matting for shopping centres

As trends change and production methods improve in entrance matting, with more new, impressive and innovative products being introduced to market, clients are now spoilt for choice in product variety. COBA Africa points out, however, that they often encounter projects where incorrect specifications are done for entrance matting systems for high traffic environments, such as […]

keyboard_arrow_upGood-looking sanitaryware for high-volume usage
keyboard_arrow_downGood-looking sanitaryware for high-volume usage

Global kitchens and bathroom manufacturer KOHLER, continues to impress the South African market with their collection of progressive fixtures and fittings. With design and innovation at the centre of their offering, they have become the go-to brand on the continent. KOHLER’s commercial products deliver style and performance that endures. Whether you’re offering plumbing products for […]

keyboard_arrow_upGoing touchless – public bathrooms
keyboard_arrow_downGoing touchless – public bathrooms

Hygiene is the most important factor to consider in public bathrooms and the Geberit team believe that a touchless environment is key. The fewer shoppers or maintenance staff need to handle items, the better from a sanitary and hygiene perspective. Geberit sees touchless use in the public sector growing at an astounding rate and define […]

keyboard_arrow_upEverything you need to fit out public bathrooms
keyboard_arrow_downEverything you need to fit out public bathrooms

Franke offers an extensive range of sanitaryware and bathroom accessories to suit public ablutions of various applications. Sanitaryware products include WC pans, urinals and wash basins. Franke commercial washroom accessories include both manual and automatic soap dispensers, foam dispensers, paper towel & toilet paper dispensers, waste and sanitary bins, hand dryers, grab rails soap racks, […]

keyboard_arrow_upGlobal parking solutions for revenue generation
keyboard_arrow_downGlobal parking solutions for revenue generation

Came Parkare South Africa provides a wide range of future-ready solutions to consolidate or improve revenue generation in your car park: Barcode and magnetic stripe tickets, licence plate recognition, payment through credit/debit cards, smartphones with NFC, pre-paid vouchers and online payments. Together with the ROI of the system, it is also important to make the […]

keyboard_arrow_upMaximise your outdoor spaces with a retractable roof
keyboard_arrow_downMaximise your outdoor spaces with a retractable roof

Awning Warehouse’s new range of retractable awnings is an optimal solution, enabling you to enjoy your exterior areas by creating ideal designs for your terrace, garden, café or restaurant. These retractable waterproof coverings combine innovative materials, cutting-edge technology and superior design elements, to provide protection against the elements in any season. They are fully automated […]

keyboard_arrow_upMercedes-Benz South Africa presents an artist’s response to the future of mobility
keyboard_arrow_downMercedes-Benz South Africa presents an artist’s response to the future of mobility

An interesting installation is set to launch in Cape Town today that explores the future of intelligent travel. Watch the video for an idea of a future that Mercedes-Benz says is not so far away. Thought-provoking too is the effect that electric travel will have on the design of roads, public spaces and homes. The […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe ideal roof, ceiling and wall insulation – Iso-Lam
keyboard_arrow_downThe ideal roof, ceiling and wall insulation – Iso-Lam

The Isolite Group manufactures and distributes expanded polystyrene (EPS) products throughout Southern Africa. The group services a wide range of industries, supplying products ranging from insulation sheets to fish boxes and seed trays to cycle helmets from seven different factory locations. One of the insulation products that form part of their range is Iso-Lam. It […]