Select News CategoryAluminium & glassAutomationBathroomsBuilding systems & materialsCeilingsCement & concreteCladdingDigital technology, products & trendsEducational DesignEventsFlooringGreen buildingHealthcare DesignHeating & coolingHospitality DesignHousing & human settlementsIndustry NewsInfrastructure developmentInspiration & imaginationInsulationInteriorsKitchensLeisure, outdoor & landscapingLightingPaints & coatingsPavingPlumbingProjectsProperty maintenance & refurbishmentRoofingSecurity, fire protection & access controlWaterproofingWindows, doors & accessories
GRS has teamed up with a select group of leading international manufacturers of polycarbonate multi-wall panels, under the brand name Clear-Clad, to provide the South African building industry with a complete range of installation possibilities for commercial and industrial buildings, roof skylights and cladding solutions. Clear-Clad is a new generation of multi-wall polycarbonate panel systems […]
From a design perspective, there has never been so much choice available to specifiers. Ongoing research and development in the Sintered Stone Surface market has meant there is now something to suit any taste and application. From realistic colour palettes and sensitive detailing to silky smooth finishes and subtle texturing, the industry is constantly looking […]
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 […]
Leader in intelligent kitchen solutions, Franke South Africa, has revealed its new product line – a comprehensive Worktops & Surfaces Range. Franke Worktops take their names from the high quality materials used: Solid, Quartz and Stone and are available in a range of colours and finishes.
Union Tiles offers a wide range of wall claddings for any application, either for residential or commercial use, or for decorative features in any project where style, affordability and quality are the order of the day.
©Photo credit: Global Roofing SolutionsThe cladding to the new Head Office for Statistics SA, winner of the Global Roofing Solutions Metal Cladding Category at Steel Awards 2016, accentuates the strong geometric lines of the building. When the landscape demands a rapport with the building, the architecture needs to be approached accordingly. How so? Through design that accords and defines cladding possibilities. Consider the new Head Office for Statistics SA. If you haven’t seen this stunning building envelope yet, it’s derived from the Chromadek® coils manufactured by ArcelorMittal South Africa, who then supply a number of roofing and cladding profilers that then convert Chromadek® coils into bespoke roofing and cladding systems. Chromadek® cladding represents an envelope or an opportunity to represent a space.
Versa Wood timber cladding is a great way to finish off the outside of your home. It gives the exterior the look and feel of a wooden structure while blending in well with any glass, stone or rock sections in the wall.
Although most natural stone can be used with equal effect on both floors and walls, Natural Stone Warehouse also offers a vast array of stone, sourced from across the globe, specifically for wall cladding.
In launching the Southern African Metal Cladding and Roofing Association (SAMCRA) in Johannesburg on the 30th October 2013, SAMCRA chairman, Johann van der Westhuizen, said that an association had become essential for an industry that uses, inter alia, 650 000 tons of metal and colour coated coil per annum.
The current economic crunch and the call for more energy-efficient buildings have led companies to reinvestigate the use of traditional construction materials and to consider alternative composites, such as glass reinforced plastic (GRP), for some applications. Originally developed in 1938 for use in insulation, GRP is highly durable and combines a number of attributes including high impact strength, low weight, dimensional stability and weatherability. GRP has been used successfully in projects such as the new 3 050m² Masscash Holdings trading warehouse, contracted to Scheltema. The warehouse, with an apex height of 12m which affords the client flexibility in its racking layout and allows for bulk storage of up to six metres, was one of the first large-scale projects in the Western Cape to make use of the non-fragile GRP sheeting known as Modek GRP Walk-on.
South African company Jet Park-based Vitrex continues its exports of Vitraclad architectural cladding to the United Kingdom and recently saw the completion of another London Underground contract. Cristian Cottino, sales and marketing director at Vitrex, says the order for 350m² of vitreous enamelled steel cladding was for installation at the City Thameslink underground station, located between Blackfriars and Farringdon on the Thameslink route. The station is being extended and refurbished as London prepares to host the summer Olympic Games in 2012.
Franco D’Agnolo, founder and director of Marble Classic in Isando, has worked with marble and other stone since he was 18 years old. He now controls one of the biggest groups of companies in the natural stone market in southern Africa. Since it was established in 1992, Marble Classic has been a member of the Gauteng Master Builders Association (GMBA). The company specialises in natural stone in general and is involved in quarrying, processing the stone into slabs, cutting to size, and installation.
Ikhaya Futurehouse Systems recently completed the installation of thermal and sound insulating wall panels at the new Soweto Theatre in Jabulani, Soweto. “The Futurehouse wall panel system comprises high tensile galvanised steel mesh encasing lightweight expanded polystyrene (EPS). It was used for the cladding of internal and external walls of the curved east and west wings of the new theatre,” says Craig Paton-Ash of Ikhaya Futurehouse Systems.
The Grand Daddy Hotel off Long Street in Cape Town has become something of a landmark since the former Metropole Hotel was converted into what is termed ‘a fashion hotel’ with a rooftop trailer park. Each of the Grand Daddy’s Airstream Penthouse Trailers is air-conditioned and has an en suite bathroom. The classic trailers were sourced in the USA by the developers, Jody Aufrichtig and Nicholas Ferguson, along with others in the team, Stefan Botha, Sergio Dreyer and Francois van Binsbergen. The rooftop also features a mini-outdoor cinema and a residents’ bar beneath a freeform tent where guests can relax. The revamp of the hotel was the work of interior stylist Tracy Lynch and each trailer on the rooftop was custom designed by individual Cape Town designers.
Alpolic® is an aluminium composite cladding material that can be shaped to suit the form of almost any building and finished in almost any colour. The cladding panels are versatile and highly durable, backed by guarantees of up to 20 years. As a composite material made of aluminium and plastic, Alpolic combines light weight and rigidity in panels of consistent flatness and with a consistent quality coating. It also provides a measure of thermal insulation, contributing to energy saving in buildings, and the panels are fully recyclable.
Innovation and ongoing technical improvements in the coated steel roofing products manufactured by leading Australian multinational, BlueScope Steel, have introduced a number of benefits that support sustainability in buildings. Designers, MDS Architecture, specified BlueScope Steel’s Clean Colorbond™ steel, in the colour Cape White and the SAFLOK 700 profile, for the 42 000m² roof of the Mall of the North in Polokwane, Limpopo. The roof of this huge retail complex was constructed by Roofing Guarantee. Wayne Miller, general manager of BlueScope Steel's South African operations says, “If the future of building is about reducing operating carbon emissions by minimising energy consumption, then known high-end sustainable steel products such as those supplied by BlueScope Steel will have a considerable role to play.”
Ultimate Stones specialises in the supply and installation of natural stone products, including sandstone, quartzite, slate and others. The company has links with most of the major quarries in South Africa and neighbouring countries and it imports stone from other parts of the world. As a result, Ultimate Stones can source almost any type of natural stone a client may require.
Hulamin reports that the manufacturing of HulaBond – the largest selling aluminium composite panel in South Africa – has been outsourced to a Hulamin partner overseas, to offer the market a premium product at a highly competitive...