Interiors

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 […]

keyboard_arrow_upArtisanal finishes for artisanal restaurants
keyboard_arrow_downArtisanal finishes for artisanal restaurants

Dining has now more than ever become an experience, rather than just nibbling on a plate of food. Guests are thirsting for an aesthetically pleasing space as well as tasty menu options. South African restaurants are moving away from mundane and stereotypical finishes and are creating spaces that are as artisanal as the dishes they […]

keyboard_arrow_upSustainable solutions & inspired designs lay the foundation for the Décor District
keyboard_arrow_downSustainable solutions & inspired designs lay the foundation for the Décor District

Unique takes on the latest trends will creatively merge into this year’s Décor District presented by Canvex featuring at Decorex Joburg 2017

keyboard_arrow_upCovering walls for sterile environments
keyboard_arrow_downCovering walls for sterile environments

PVC wall cladding is a very effective and extremely durable way of hygienically covering walls for environments that require sterile conditions, such as operating theatres. It can withstand steam cleaning and chemicals that are required for an infection free area.

keyboard_arrow_upKenoron Products: Green Glue® soundproofing
keyboard_arrow_downKenoron Products: Green Glue® soundproofing

Need to improve the noise-insulating properties of a wall, floor or ceiling? It couldn’t be easier or more effective, with Green Glue® by Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.

keyboard_arrow_upGive walls a makeover with locally printed wall papers
keyboard_arrow_downGive walls a makeover with locally printed wall papers

From florals, to modern geometrics, bold stripes, or soothing landscapes, wall paper has the ability to transform a wall and in so doing add a new life and energy to a room. Recognising that it’s one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to add colour, art and design to a home living room, bedroom, retail or office environment, digital printing experts Graffiti Retail Solutions has launched a range of inspired wall papers.

keyboard_arrow_upSolent revitalise the humble ceiling fan
keyboard_arrow_downSolent revitalise the humble ceiling fan

The hallmarks of a great ceiling fan Ceiling fans get noticed, so make them noteworthy! A ceiling fan should have all the style and interest of a great pendant light. With this in mind Solent strives to combine simple elegant fans, quality engineering and quality materials to revitalise the humble ceiling fan.

keyboard_arrow_upPods a solution to open plan workspace meetings
keyboard_arrow_downPods a solution to open plan workspace meetings

Whether it’s an intimate meeting, a brainstorming session or some simple time out to focus, the Pod, as the name suggests, encapsulates the end user and their task, allowing them a creative hub of peace and quiet. The Pod also enables professionals to manoeuvre their working environments as needed. For young start-ups, these movable meeting rooms can be relocated to new premises if need be, while the larger corporate, in a more permanent location, can reposition the Pods according to their requirements.

keyboard_arrow_upLiving pictures add calm to the workplace
keyboard_arrow_downLiving pictures add calm to the workplace

When someone mentions “Green Walls”, the first thing that springs to mind is probably those enormous full wall murals up in only the most of elite buildings… the buildings that have a green statement to make and a budget to back that statement up. Imagine, though, if any business could have a form of green wall that didn’t necessarily need to blow the budget. Well, living pictures are here in South Africa, and they’re making offices around the country look amazing.

keyboard_arrow_upMagnet lights up luggage outlet
keyboard_arrow_downMagnet lights up luggage outlet

Magnet has recently completed the installation of an energy efficient lighting system at the new Wolmans luggage outlet at the La Lucia Mall, KwaZulu-Natal.

keyboard_arrow_upDecorative privacy
keyboard_arrow_downDecorative privacy

SOLYX® Decorative Films bring design light and vision control to glass. Internal and external partitions, privacy and security windows, panels, dividers, screens, doors, special effects, decorative and architectural glass are all enhanced with SOLYX® Decorative Films. 

keyboard_arrow_upIndoor plants help keep your cool
keyboard_arrow_downIndoor plants help keep your cool

The comedienne Erma Bombeck once said, “Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.”