Industry News

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

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. Waterproofing for new Botswana Innovation Hub building
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. Waterproofing for new Botswana Innovation Hub building

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has supplied large volumes of polyurea coating for the waterproofing of an expansive roof of one of the new buildings of Botswana’s massive Innovation Hub campus in Gaborone.

keyboard_arrow_upKOHLER Clarity, bringing safe water to all
keyboard_arrow_downKOHLER Clarity, bringing safe water to all

KOHLER, a brand celebrated globally for its state of the art bathroom and kitchen fittings, is thinking beyond the mechanisms that deliver water to our homes. At the heart of their latest offering is a resource we all rely on for our survival… clean water.

keyboard_arrow_upCemCote Skimmed – The latest from Cemcrete
keyboard_arrow_downCemCote Skimmed – The latest from Cemcrete

We recently saw the launch of an exciting new product added to the Cemcrete range – CemCote Skimmed. This product is a skim-on coating (as the name implies) that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also extremely versatile. Let’s look at some of the many ways that CemCote Skimmed can be used.

keyboard_arrow_upHow to tile over existing tiles successfully
keyboard_arrow_downHow to tile over existing tiles successfully

Tiling over your existing tiles can save you money and time but not all tiled surfaces are suitable for this type of installation. What are the most important factors to consider when completing a successful tile-on-tile application? We offer some tips on how to get it right.

keyboard_arrow_upMarvellous Menlyn
keyboard_arrow_downMarvellous Menlyn

Menlyn is a shining new real estate star located in the heart of eastern Pretoria – centrally located, boasting green credentials, and a truly pedestrian lifestyle, with easy access to every conceivable amenity, it is no wonder that demand in this area is going through the roof.

keyboard_arrow_upDesigning and building an even better Cape Town
keyboard_arrow_downDesigning and building an even better Cape Town

Exquisite award-winning ironmongery, GEZE Cape Town: Expert solutions for a vast typology of projects: Tsogo Sun I Paarl Mall I The Terraces I Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital I Cape Town International Convention Centre I Waters Edge This stylish future-looking area continues to experience a surge in various forms of building developments – new buildings in […]

keyboard_arrow_upWood is the new cool
keyboard_arrow_downWood is the new cool

Arriving in a ready-to-assemble flatpack DIY kit, this innovative, stylish, elegantly designed and naturally beautiful wooden pool is the perfect complement to any proud homeowner wishing to add real value, quality and class to their home, without the hefty price tag of a conventional sunken pool. The outer wooden structure of the pool is manufactured […]

keyboard_arrow_upA buyer’s guide for windows
keyboard_arrow_downA buyer’s guide for windows

Windows are a big investment, so it is important to ensure that you make the best purchase decision for your home and your needs. Cobus Lourens from leading window and door manufacturer, Swartland, offers some advice for those in the market for windows for their home.

keyboard_arrow_upClassroom air quality – are students being let down?
keyboard_arrow_downClassroom air quality – are students being let down?

By: Dr Chris Iddon – Environment Design Manager – SE Controls We’ve all sat in lecture theatres; classrooms or meeting rooms and begun to feel drowsy. Yet in almost every case, this effect has nothing to do with the subject matter being taught or discussed but is a direct consequence of the gradual build up […]

keyboard_arrow_upLight Steel Frame building shows its metal in roofing
keyboard_arrow_downLight Steel Frame building shows its metal in roofing

The Global Leadership Academy (GLA) School Hall in Jeffrey’s Bay was a joint-winner of the LSFB (Light Steel Frame Building) category at the Steel Awards 2017. The project illustrated the advantages of the MiTek Ultra-Span (LSF) product in the erection of large complex roofs.

keyboard_arrow_upSchool buildings affect productivity and health
keyboard_arrow_downSchool buildings affect productivity and health

Green improvements in school buildings positively impact on student performance, according to World Green Building Council report.

keyboard_arrow_upLaboratories designed specifically for the education sector
keyboard_arrow_downLaboratories designed specifically for the education sector

With Malawi’s education sector booming at an exponential rate, EC Laridon has been working closely with local contractors on numerous projects over the last decade to facilitate the transition from dated British Colonial era laboratory facilities, to fresh contemporary designs with state-of-the-art facilities.

keyboard_arrow_upCorobrik’s graphite pavers add to the modern Menlyn Learning Hub
keyboard_arrow_downCorobrik’s graphite pavers add to the modern Menlyn Learning Hub

The vibrant design of Menlyn Learning Hub within Menlo Park, Pretoria, has been carefully matched with durable, aesthetically prominent products, among them Corobrik’s latest range of 65mm graphite pavers. 

keyboard_arrow_upLafarge building solutions meeting the needs of the education sector
keyboard_arrow_downLafarge building solutions meeting the needs of the education sector

One of the country’s major producers and suppliers of cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates and fly ash, Lafarge South Africa is a member of the international LafargeHolcim group, a world leader in building materials. The company has always had a special and holistic focus on education. Special in that the company not only meets the infrastructure […]

keyboard_arrow_upWindows and doors for new schools and refurbishments
keyboard_arrow_downWindows and doors for new schools and refurbishments

ALUPLAN ARCHITECTURAL ALUMINIUM designs, manufactures and installs a comprehensive range of all aluminium and glass products for residential and commercial developments. Based in Retreat, Cape Town, the company operates mostly in the Western Cape Province. Specialising in aluminium window, doors, shopfronts, curtain walls, louvres and skylights, ALUPLAN is reputed for its custom designed manufacturing and […]

keyboard_arrow_upHotel & residential bathroom accessories
keyboard_arrow_downHotel & residential bathroom accessories

The new range of luxurious bathroom accessories from Franke is available in two stylish designs! With a high polished finish, this stainless steel accessory range is ideal for hotels, offices, retail or any semi-public washroom.

keyboard_arrow_upFlorim Magnum now available exclusively from Union Tiles
keyboard_arrow_downFlorim Magnum now available exclusively from Union Tiles

Union Tiles is proud to announce that Florim Magnum large format sintered porcelain stoneware tiles are now exclusively available from its stores nationwide.

keyboard_arrow_upHow to pick the right tiles for your bathroom
keyboard_arrow_downHow to pick the right tiles for your bathroom

Despite ever-changing trends, new technologies and evolutions in taste, an overwhelming majority of homes in South Africa feature tiles in the bathroom. So, what makes them such a popular choice? Are they really the best flooring material? And how do you choose the right tiles for your home?

keyboard_arrow_upBlack is back
keyboard_arrow_downBlack is back

Matte black taps and faucets are one of the key bathroom and kitchen trends for 2018. We speak to Johnny Lamprecht from leading sanitaryware, tile and flooring supplier, Bathroom Bizarre, about how to use these taps successfully in your bathroom or kitchen design.

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. expands dustless range with new pre-mixed version of popular floor screed
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. expands dustless range with new pre-mixed version of popular floor screed

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has expanded its range of dustless cementitious products with the launch of a dustless version of abe.dur – the company’s popular non-metallic high-strength floor screed.

keyboard_arrow_upTurnstar – a total solution for access control
keyboard_arrow_downTurnstar – a total solution for access control

Turnstar Systems has its own in-house powder coating plant at its 7 700 square metre factory in Johannesburg.

keyboard_arrow_up7 Awe-inspiring marble use cases
keyboard_arrow_down7 Awe-inspiring marble use cases

Marble is an exceptionally versatile material used for centuries to create awe-inspiring art, majestic staircases, classic kitchens and resplendent flooring. With today’s contemporary design trends, the wide selection of marble can be used in more ways than ever before.

keyboard_arrow_upKOHLER South Africa Collection 2018 arrives
keyboard_arrow_downKOHLER South Africa Collection 2018 arrives

Since gaining a foothold in South Africa, the venerated global bathroom and kitchen fittings manufacturer Kohler, continues to impress with their collection of progressive fixtures and fittings. With design and innovation at the centre of their offering they have certainly become the go-to brand.

keyboard_arrow_upConcrete roofs practical in urban and rural applications
keyboard_arrow_downConcrete roofs practical in urban and rural applications

Concrete is increasingly becoming the roof covering material of choice for a wide variety of practical reasons, says Bryan Perrie, Managing Director of The Concrete Institute (TCI).

keyboard_arrow_upPremium home automation development partnership programme for architects
keyboard_arrow_downPremium home automation development partnership programme for architects

Homemation and Control4 South Africa aspire to become the preferred automation and audio-visual consultants by partnering with architectural firms.

keyboard_arrow_upWSP helps City of Cape Town bring emergency desalination plant online
keyboard_arrow_downWSP helps City of Cape Town bring emergency desalination plant online

WSP – one of the largest multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies on the continent – played a crucial role in the fast-tracked development of the City of Cape Town V&A desalination plant, feeding 2.0 megalitres of fresh water into the city’s network per day.

keyboard_arrow_upCHRYSO EA product’s for Nairobi’s new landmark apartment block
keyboard_arrow_downCHRYSO EA product’s for Nairobi’s new landmark apartment block

Chryso Eastern Africa is supplying a vital admixture for the concrete mix used for the construction of Nova Apartments, a new R180 million luxury apartment block in Nairobi, by the main contractor, Aggregate Construction. 

keyboard_arrow_upRose gold range of fans plays nicely with the latest trends
keyboard_arrow_downRose gold range of fans plays nicely with the latest trends

Over the last few months it seems as if everybody has become obsessed with rose gold, and with good reason. This colour creates a basic balance between extravagance and style, and the colour tone seems to complement everything!

keyboard_arrow_upHow ceilings impact on home comfort
keyboard_arrow_downHow ceilings impact on home comfort

In the article below, Ian Winroth from Saint-Gobain Gyproc discusses three comfort features which should be considered before doing ceiling improvements, to enhance home comfort and value. The homes we live in can potentially impact our health and overall sense of comfort and wellbeing – but how often do we pause to consider what this effect might […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew range of Genius™ Swift access barriers by Boomgate Systems
keyboard_arrow_downNew range of Genius™ Swift access barriers by Boomgate Systems

Boomgate Systems has added the Genius Swift BGST201 and BGST–D107 barriers to its range of traffic and parking control equipment. Available in straight booms, folding booms with a jack-knife kit or boom arm with fence.