Select News CategoryAluminium & glassAutomationBathroomsBuilding systems & materialsCeilingsCement & concreteCladdingDigital technology, products & trendsEventsFlooringGreen buildingHealthcare DesignHeating & coolingHousing & human settlementsIndustry NewsInfrastructure developmentInspiration & imaginationInsulationInteriorsKitchensLeisure, outdoor & landscapingLightingPaints & coatingsPavingPlumbingProjectsProperty maintenance & refurbishmentRoofingSecurity, fire protection & access controlWaterproofingWindows, doors & accessories
The report of irregular expenditure on the museum upgrade on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s Brandfort home is concerning, but commonplace. The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) says this will only change if the right mix of professionals are appointed at the tender phase of infrastructure projects.
The saying goes that change is as good as a holiday, and renowned cement-based finish manufacturer, Cemcrete has taken this to heart. The company recently launched its new website and some of the innovative features are: 1) Find your perfect finish quiz The revamped website features a new look-and-feel with an emphasis on ease of […]
Rococo Xtra, the latest addition to the Rococo suite of luxury vinyl flooring products offered by Van Dyck Floors, was launched in March, offering local consumers a new generation product with advanced features.
While the most critical contributor to the success of any segmental retaining wall (SRW) will always remain detailed planning and competent workmanship, planting will transform a functional structure into an eco-friendly environment that can create a dazzling display of colour, scent and texture. Add to that the possibility of a drought and water restrictions, it […]
Uncompromisingly elegant, versatile and multifaceted – this is how the new SmartLine units from Miele present themselves to connoisseurs of fine cuisine. Customers can customise their hob ensemble and choose freely from induction hob, Teppan Yaki, gas ring, induction wok and countertop extractor. Together, they form a cooking centre with a puristic appeal that breaks […]
Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader, is celebrating 50 years in South Africa, creating intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation air conditioning systems.
Grease separators should be installed in all locations where greases and oils from plant or animal origin are required to be removed from the wastewater stream. This applies to commercial and industrial applications, for example:
The owner of this residence required new windows and doors to replace the old wooden windows. His specification was that the new windows and doors be high security, energy efficient and require no maintenance other than the occasional wipe to clean.
Finally it’s here – a floor for your home that’s fit for when life happens! Imagine a floor that’s waterproof, pet-friendly, highly scratch resistant and can be used in any room in the house – even in direct sunlight. It’s called Firm Fit from Traviata Flooring.
The South African Gyproc team is set to compete in plasterboard and non-residential categories in this year’s awards ceremony for the Saint-Gobain Gypsum International Trophy, which takes place in Lisbon later this month. The global event, now in its 11th year, takes place annually for industry specialists to exhibit their craftsmanship and skills in drywall construction […]
Architects and contractors often have a difficult time convincing clients that vinyl products are eco-friendly, sustainable and non-toxic. Despite industry experts and insiders recognising modern vinyl’s value and significant benefits and the decision taken in 2011 by Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) to withdraw the Mat-7 PVC Minimisation credit from the Green Star […]
a.b.e. Construction Chemicals now supplies duraproof cem block, an easy to apply powdered product that when added to Portland cement plaster or mortar mixes, streamlines waterproofing by obstructing the capillaries and restricting moisture movement. a.b.e. is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. Elrene Smuts, Communications Manager of the Chryso SA Group, says duraproof cem […]
Talk about Light Steel Frame (LSF) building and what probably comes to mind for most readers are residential buildings, low-rise office blocks, fast-food outlets and other structures built by owners or developers that want energy-efficient, green, aesthetic buildings that can be built accurately and quickly. We have however noticed of late that it is LSF […]
The large-scale, international food producer RCL Foods injected vibrancy and energy into its new Durban office by installing a selection of brightly coloured resin floor finishes from Flowcrete South Africa.
Here is your chance to be creative and have your vision come to life, by competing in this exciting Geberit Bathroom Design Challenge where you stand a chance to win a trip overseas. Do you work in the Design Industry or are you a Design Student? Are you looking for a creative outlet to express […]
Custom wallpaper producer, Maggenta, upgrades to a Fujifilm Acuity LED 1600 II, four years after Acuity LED 1600 investment signalled move away from latex.
The V&A Waterfront is proud to be awarded five Green Star Ratings from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) this week. This is in an outstanding acknowledgement of the V&A Waterfront’s commitment to sustainable development.
The challenge facing ‘green’ building in South Africa focuses on convincing clients that many of the additional costs associated with sustainable design are recouped within a fairly short period of time. Tenants are now demanding that buildings are either Green Star rated, or at least designed according to sustainable design principles. “We are moving from […]
In cooperation with the German federal research institute BAM, Nigerian scientist Dr. Kolawole Olonade from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife received the “German African Innovation Incentive Award” for the project research idea of re-using the residues of cassava as a rheology modifier for concrete and building materials. The prize was announced and awarded by the […]
Two Gold Awards for GROHE Sense Guard “a brilliant solution against water damage” and GROHE Essence Professional, a kitchen faucet that impressed the jury with its “clever mix of different materials and colours”.
Building contracts formulated by the Joint Building Contracts Committee (JBCC) are appropriate for use outside South Africa – and there is, in fact, substantial scope for contractors to use the locally produced Standard Form of Contract (SFC) for projects in sub-Saharan countries, says Uwe Putlitz, CEO of the JBCC.
In an effort to support skills training and development in the timber construction industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body and watchdog for the timber building industry, recently launched its Online Certification Programme. Designed to offer study materials and tests to improve skills in the timber roofing sector, the programme […]
In a landmark partnership for collective economic growth in South Africa, the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) is joining forces with Property Point, a Growthpoint Properties initiative, to develop more small businesses for South Africa’s property sector.