Interiors

keyboard_arrow_upDecorex Cape Town Reveals the 2019 Trends to Light Up Any Space
keyboard_arrow_downDecorex Cape Town Reveals the 2019 Trends to Light Up Any Space

When it comes to interior design, the final element that ties the room together – while enhancing the standout décor pieces – is lighting. The intricacies of this particular interior design item will be beautifully showcased by lighting experts, Fundi Light & Living at the 2019 Decorex Cape Town taking place at the Cape Town […]

keyboard_arrow_upUse glass blocks to add light and colour to your interiors
keyboard_arrow_downUse glass blocks to add light and colour to your interiors

Add light and shape to your interiors with glass blocks from Glass Brick Warehouse. There is an infinite number of designs to realise highly diverse and personalised ambiences with effects like striking identifying marks, symbols, and geometries that determine the flow and direction of light. Glass blocks or bricks are architectural products that allow light […]

keyboard_arrow_upFull programme of design luminaries set to feature at this year’s Decorex Durban
keyboard_arrow_downFull programme of design luminaries set to feature at this year’s Decorex Durban

If there’s one thing Decorex Durban knows – it’s design. So, it should come as no surprise that the 2019 exhibition – taking place at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 March – is going to feature KwaZulu-Natal’s leading furniture and interior designers in a number of on-trend installations.  “The relaxed lifestyle and […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe Onyx hotel and apartments
keyboard_arrow_downThe Onyx hotel and apartments

Following growing global trends of ensuring optimal comfort in building development, the developers of Cape Town’s The Onyx have ensured that appropriate thermal and acoustic elements were integrated into the construction of what many call the perfect blend of a hotel and residential offering. Situated in historic Heerengracht, The Onyx is the epitome of sophistication […]

keyboard_arrow_upSaint-Gobain Weber launches innovative new Multi Fix tile adhesive
keyboard_arrow_downSaint-Gobain Weber launches innovative new Multi Fix tile adhesive

Saint-Gobain Weber recently launched Multi Fix, its latest innovative tile adhesive. Multi Fix was created in direct response to the introduction of a new tile on the market – the hard body ceramic tile – which has its own specific needs for tile adhesives. “Hardbody ceramic tiles have caused a stir in the market. Although […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew feature line-up planned for Decorex Durban 2019
keyboard_arrow_downNew feature line-up planned for Decorex Durban 2019

Incorporating the dynamic 2019 theme, ‘Designing for Africa – feels like home’, Decorex Durban has announced a number of new features to work alongside its extensive décor, design and lifestyle programme, taking place at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 March 2019.   “Part of Decorex Durban’s unique character is the manner in […]

keyboard_arrow_upFashion fuses with décor in innovative Decorex SA feature
keyboard_arrow_downFashion fuses with décor in innovative Decorex SA feature

If there’s one thing the recent Oscar awards’ ceremony showed us, it’s that fashion isn’t just about what you wear. Fashion sends a message. Fashion reflects our personalities. And fashion unites us. “Fashion has always played an important role historically, from the opulent clothing of the Victorian era to the roaring 20s, and beyond! The […]

keyboard_arrow_upCreating tomorrow’s home today by using alternative building materials
keyboard_arrow_downCreating tomorrow’s home today by using alternative building materials

Green building and sustainability are words that remain at the forefront of conversations for many South Africans. It is a trend that has seen continuous growth within the building and construction industry and is now making a mark on the residential sector. According to Michelle Cerruti, Head of Brand and Campaigns at Saint-Gobain, South African […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe benefits of choosing polystyrene cornices
keyboard_arrow_downThe benefits of choosing polystyrene cornices

Cornices are the narrow mouldings that you see capping the lines where the walls of a room meet the ceiling. Traditionally, they were made from wood, plaster, paper-covered plaster, polyurethane, and nowadays, they are made from polystyrene. Says Cobus Lourens from Swartland, a leading supplier of a wide range of products to the building industry, […]

keyboard_arrow_upTwo Gyproc RhinoBoard products receive global environmental accreditation
keyboard_arrow_downTwo Gyproc RhinoBoard products receive global environmental accreditation

Two Gyproc RhinoBoard products receive global environmental accreditation Two RhinoBoard products within Saint-Gobain’s Gyproc stable have received international accreditation validating their environmental impact in accordance with the global programme, The International EPD® System. Gyproc’s RhinoBoard 12,5mm and 9,5mm have both received an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) under the ISO 14025 standard and EN 15804, an independently verified and […]

keyboard_arrow_upNorthgate Heights chooses quality – uPVC windows and doors
keyboard_arrow_downNorthgate Heights chooses quality – uPVC windows and doors

Northgate Heights chooses quality – uPVC windows and doors tick all the boxes for 295 apartments Northgate Heights is ideally situated in the north of Johannesburg. Catering for young professionals that require a comfortable lifestyle, the apartments range from single bedroom to family-sized 3-bedroom apartments. For the developers of Northgate Heights, Key Projects (Pty) Ltd […]

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_upDrywall installation augments hospital fit-out
keyboard_arrow_downDrywall installation augments hospital fit-out

Saint-Gobain Gyproc was contracted to stipulate product and fit-out specifications for the interior construction of the recently relocated Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital.

keyboard_arrow_upRethink the interior cladding process with Fastmount®
keyboard_arrow_downRethink the interior cladding process with Fastmount®

The secret to Fastmount is the unique set of design registered interchangeable clips ideal for secure fastening. With Fastmount, interior panels can be easily removed and refitted in any sequence, time after time. Combining speed, versatility and accuracy, the Fastmount system enables designers, installers and contractors to re-think the panelling process. Fastmount is designed to […]

keyboard_arrow_upCreating Franschhoek Beer Co’s new foodie destination
keyboard_arrow_downCreating Franschhoek Beer Co’s new foodie destination

Nestled in the Cape winelands, Franschhoek boasts sumptuous offerings from local food artisans and manufacturers, with a recent addition – craft beer! Visitors to this famed gourmet region can now enjoy Franschhoek Beer Co’s premium craft beer in the middle of wine country, thanks to the brewery’s new restaurant, Tap | Eat. Ringed by oak […]

keyboard_arrow_upCutting Edge Interiors
keyboard_arrow_downCutting Edge Interiors

Carbon salon is a new salon in Dunkeld Johannesburg.

keyboard_arrow_up25th edition of Decorex Joburg announces unmissable feature line-up
keyboard_arrow_down25th edition of Decorex Joburg announces unmissable feature line-up

Decorex Joburg, the leading décor, design and lifestyle exhibition, will be celebrating 25 years of connecting people with the latest trends, styles, textiles and furniture at this year’s #rhythmoflife show. The Exhibition, presented by Plascon, is taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August, and will be marking this milestone edition with […]

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_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_upSilo District buildings competing for Gypsum Trophy
keyboard_arrow_downSilo District buildings competing for Gypsum Trophy

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 […]

keyboard_arrow_upTread carefully when choosing marble
keyboard_arrow_downTread carefully when choosing marble

Choosing tiles is not just a case of, that looks ok, and I’ll buy it!

keyboard_arrow_upInnovation limits bacterial growth
keyboard_arrow_downInnovation limits bacterial growth

TAL has introduced its water-based epoxy grout, an innovative product that offers excellent chemical, acid and stain resistant properties. “This is the first water-based system in the local market. It has been formulated specifically for ease of application and clean-up,” says Gela Ohl, marketing manager for TAL.

keyboard_arrow_upHow savvy product choice raised construction standards for the Silo Hotel
keyboard_arrow_downHow savvy product choice raised construction standards for the Silo Hotel

Setting a new standard for luxury hotel accommodation, the new Silo Hotel sits above the recently opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), occupying six floors in the museum’s grain elevator area.

keyboard_arrow_upDecorex SA illuminates this year’s Christmas trends
keyboard_arrow_downDecorex SA illuminates this year’s Christmas trends

This Christmas season is awash with blushing pinks and subdued hues that perfectly accent the fresh flowers and greenery that will adorn rooms and table settings as the festive atmosphere takes hold. Moving away from the excesses that have come to dominate the month of December, this year will see a more toned-down approach with […]

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_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.

keyboard_arrow_upCeramic or porcelain – which tile to choose?
keyboard_arrow_downCeramic or porcelain – which tile to choose?

Although they look the same, the main difference between ceramic and porcelain tiles is that a porcelain tile is denser and less porous than a ceramic tile. In simple terms, this means a porcelain tile is much more hard wearing and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The extra density is a result of […]

keyboard_arrow_upTile directly onto existing tiles with Renovate
keyboard_arrow_downTile directly onto existing tiles with Renovate

The newest product from Saint-Gobain Weber is Renovate, a tile adhesive with a distinct set of benefits, one of which allows renovators to tile directly onto existing substrates without priming – a first for South Africa. This innovative product boasts a distinct set of benefits including quick setting (in only six hours!), waterproofing and tiling directly […]

keyboard_arrow_upLiving art and living screens by GreenHive
keyboard_arrow_downLiving art and living screens by GreenHive

There are many reasons to consider bringing plants into your living or working environment. Plants improve air quality by photosynthesising and releasing oxygen into the air, and also act as biofilters for impurities. Acoustics are also enhanced as plants absorb sound and help with diffraction. Plants promote better health & wellness through a spiritual connection […]