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

keyboard_arrow_upTwo Gyproc RhinoBoard products receive global environmental accreditation
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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_upabecote flooring system can be used on walls too
keyboard_arrow_downabecote flooring system can be used on walls too

abecote flooring system can be used on walls too Three components of a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ popular abecote flooring system were used for both new flooring and walls at the Douglas Green Winery in Wellington in the Western Cape. The abecote primer was initially applied as floor primer by the a.b.e.-approved applicators, Walrus Coatings of Paarl.  […]

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_upVoltex’s Smart Metering System powers up customers
keyboard_arrow_downVoltex’s Smart Metering System powers up customers

Property portfolio managers and tenants are facing punishing escalations in water and electricity tariffs. Consequently, making every cent count has never been more important, nor has the need to ensure that billing is accurate and that the collection of monies is efficient. Invirotel, a specialist division of the Proudly Bidvest group’s Voltex, have put the […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew from Weidmuller: an end-to-end energy condition monitoring solution
keyboard_arrow_downNew from Weidmuller: an end-to-end energy condition monitoring solution

Weidmuller introduces a new portfolio of selected energy monitoring components for energy consumption measurement, monitoring and integrated quality analysis of electrical supply networks. Designed for production facilities both large and small. Weidmuller’s modular and scalable solution provides energy monitoring at all levels from the grid connection to production lines and machines, down to the individual […]

keyboard_arrow_upStand a chance to win an Anti-Fatigue mat!
keyboard_arrow_downStand a chance to win an Anti-Fatigue mat!

Tell Coba Africa what you think – and Win! Your valued feedback means that we can always strive to provide a better service.  Your feedback will not only help us create a better customer experience for you but also automatically enter you to stand a chance of winning one of five FREE Orthomat® Black Anti-Fatigue […]

keyboard_arrow_upBidvest Laundry Group goes green
keyboard_arrow_downBidvest Laundry Group goes green

  Bidvest Laundry Group has led the field in total laundry solutions in South Africa for more than 35 years. It offers factories, mines, hotels and hospitals a comprehensive laundry service tailored to their exact requirements. As an ISO 9001 accredited operation, quality, consistency and reliability are hallmarks of the service it provides. Along with […]

keyboard_arrow_upPerfect Pedestrian Ramp, Silicon Oasis, Dubai!
keyboard_arrow_downPerfect Pedestrian Ramp, Silicon Oasis, Dubai!

Retaining walls can do so much more than just stop soil erosion and flooding issues. Along with other hardscaping and landscaping, retaining walls can transform your grounds by providing depth and verticality to your landscape, providing raised platforms for gardens, terraced views of your property, and beautiful concrete block textures. This building site, located at […]

keyboard_arrow_upA safer, more hygienic slop hopper for the Netcare Group
keyboard_arrow_downA safer, more hygienic slop hopper for the Netcare Group

A slop hopper is a large sanitary fitting used primarily in hospitals to dispose of human waste and is an integral part of the sanitary fittings required by healthcare facilities. The Netcare Group takes hygiene in its facilities seriously and now has a new and much more hygienic solution for slop hoppers specified for all […]

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. polyurea waterproofing to protect royal residence
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. polyurea waterproofing to protect royal residence

A special a.b.e. Construction Chemicals waterproofing coating was selected for wide-spread sealing of surfaces at the new ultra-luxurious Royal Palace in Maseru. Noel Abendroth, a.b.e. Polyurea Performance Coatings Manager, says VIP Polyurea Quick Spray Industrial pure polyurea coating has so far been applied to over 2 400m2 of diverse surfaces at the Royal Palace now being […]

keyboard_arrow_upMeet Daikin’s new Bluevolution heat pump cassette
keyboard_arrow_downMeet Daikin’s new Bluevolution heat pump cassette

Daikin has launched South Africa’s very first heat pump cassette using low GWP R-32 refrigerant gas extending the Sky Air range for light commercial applications. With just one-third of the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of R-410A refrigerant, R-32 is a proven environmentally responsible alternative. The R-32 based Sky Air High COP cassette promises to deliver […]

keyboard_arrow_up70 years in the performance foams industry!
keyboard_arrow_down70 years in the performance foams industry!

Sondor is a leading manufacturer and converter of closed cell performance foams and related products to all industries needing technical solutions for sealing, thermal and acoustic insulation, protection, packaging and buoyancy applications in local and selected export markets. In the building and construction sector, Sondor supplies products for various applications such as: Pipe insulation Duct […]

keyboard_arrow_upWorld’s highest rated sliding security gate designed by Trellidor RSA
keyboard_arrow_downWorld’s highest rated sliding security gate designed by Trellidor RSA

Trellidor has designed, developed and manufactured the world’s highest rated steel sliding security gate. Known as Trellidor Trojan 3 EMESC T3000, the gate has been certified to BRE Standard LPS 1175: Issue 7 SR3. This is the highest certification received by a sliding security gate in the world. The Durban-based security barrier manufacturer spent 18 […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew ways to decorate with dado rails
keyboard_arrow_downNew ways to decorate with dado rails

Dado rails are a type of interior moulding that runs horizontally along interior walls. They originally served several different purposes, but these are nowadays more or less redundant. However, just because dado rails are no longer necessary for their original purpose, does not mean that they are not a practical choice with various aesthetic benefits. […]

keyboard_arrow_upA tested technology with a renewed sense of relevance
keyboard_arrow_downA tested technology with a renewed sense of relevance

Technilamp specialises in the design, manufacture, assembly, installation and maintenance of customised equipment to disinfect against harmful pathogens and extend the shelf life of fresh foods. The company works closely with Philips Lighting in all aspects of the design and functionality of the equipment. The discovery of Listeriosis in a leading FMCG meat processing plant […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe many benefits of insulation
keyboard_arrow_downThe many benefits of insulation

Installing insulation remains one of the easiest, most efficient and cost effective ways of better insulating your home. We speak to Cobus Lourens from Swartland, the local distributor of world-leading Knauf mineral wool insulation, about why installing insulation is one of the best home improvement projects you can do. Insulation is beneficial to your home […]

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. Waterproofing for new Namibian Home Affairs building
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. Waterproofing for new Namibian Home Affairs building

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has supplied polyurea waterproofing coating for expansive areas of the new Namibian Ministry of Home Affairs offices in Windhoek. a.b.e. is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. Noel Abendroth, a.b.e. High-Performance Coatings Solutions Manager, says VIP QuickSeal PP 350, a pure polyurea that offers exceptionally high tensile strength, was applied to […]

keyboard_arrow_upVoltex home solar kits – a complete green energy solution
keyboard_arrow_downVoltex home solar kits – a complete green energy solution

The Voltex Group strives to be at the forefront of technology developments and to harness its breadth of expertise to deliver the latest electrical innovations to its customers that are affordable, accessible and sustainable. One area of energy efficiency which has undergone significant advancements in terms of the cost of technology and ease of application […]

keyboard_arrow_upThree exciting new options in Van Dyck Floors’ commercial carpet range
keyboard_arrow_downThree exciting new options in Van Dyck Floors’ commercial carpet range

The past few years have seen a surge in the installation of carpets within the commercial sector and flooring specialists, Van Dyck Floors, are meeting this demand with the introduction of three new broadloom options – Alethea, Spontini and Chambord. “There are many benefits associated with carpets – such as improved acoustics, noise reduction and […]

keyboard_arrow_upJohnson Controls’ YORK YZ: next-gen refrigerant and magnetic bearings delivers best energy efficiency rating globally
keyboard_arrow_downJohnson Controls’ YORK YZ: next-gen refrigerant and magnetic bearings delivers best energy efficiency rating globally

It’s hard to fault the new Johnson Controls’ YORK YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller. Released globally in September 2018 and now available in South Africa, it brings together ground-breaking YORK innovations refined over decades of real-world use to deliver the world’s first chiller fully optimised to use the next-generation low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant — R-1233zd(E) […]

keyboard_arrow_upCharge an entrance fee for your public restroom, swimming pool, club or facility
keyboard_arrow_downCharge an entrance fee for your public restroom, swimming pool, club or facility

The Turnstar coin acceptor is one of Turnstar’s innovative products that help their customers save or make money. The coin acceptor is a great money maker, providing customers with the control to gain revenue. Coin acceptor turnstiles are most often installed at the entrance to public facilities like toilets, swimming pools and even shebeens, and […]

keyboard_arrow_upClever solutions for modern bathrooms
keyboard_arrow_downClever solutions for modern bathrooms

The new Ultraflat 54 and Ultraflat 79 floor drain is available from EDT Eurodrain KESSEL Technology. Lowest installation height on the market Even easier to install Even safer to use The minimum installation height makes the Ultraflat floor drain ideal for renovation work and new construction. Characterised by its very low-profile design, the bathroom drain […]

keyboard_arrow_upSpecifying vinyl flooring: 2 key considerations
keyboard_arrow_downSpecifying vinyl flooring: 2 key considerations

Vinyl flooring is a popular choice of floor covering for hospitals, schools and universities amongst others. Given that these environments require a flooring system that is durable and will last for an extended period, the old adage of getting it right the first time is especially pertinent. That is why careful attention must be paid […]

keyboard_arrow_upTop 4 pool colour trends for 2019
keyboard_arrow_downTop 4 pool colour trends for 2019

The colour of your pool can create a certain aesthetic or vibe in your backyard and choosing the perfect shade for your swimming pool can be a daunting task. It is important to make sure that you choose a colour that reflects your own personal style and that ties in with the surroundings. Cemcrete’s PoolCrete […]

keyboard_arrow_upOldest carpet manufacturer in SA celebrates 70 years
keyboard_arrow_downOldest carpet manufacturer in SA celebrates 70 years

Van Dyck Floors embarked on a countrywide roadshow during October 2018. The roadshows, which were held in East London, PE, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Nelspruit and Bloemfontein, formed part of the company’s 70th anniversary celebrations and one of their main goals was to show appreciation to their loyal customers. The company is the oldest […]

keyboard_arrow_upMeet the tech disruptors who are shaking up the construction industry
keyboard_arrow_downMeet the tech disruptors who are shaking up the construction industry

At The Big 5 this year, the most promising tech innovations for the construction sector are on show at the dedicated Start-up City, from 26 to 29 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre. On November 28, The Big 5 will award the most innovative Start-up of the year through an exciting Pitch Competition. What […]

keyboard_arrow_upOil and fuel separators protect our groundwater
keyboard_arrow_downOil and fuel separators protect our groundwater

In order to protect our groundwater, it is important that oil and fuel separators are used where the rainwater or wastewater could be polluted with oils or hydrocarbons that are difficult to dissolve. It is essential to use oil/fuel separators at petrol stations, car washes, vehicle repair workshops and in fact any place where machines […]

keyboard_arrow_upFlagship development integrates work-life-play convenience
keyboard_arrow_downFlagship development integrates work-life-play convenience

Nedport’s newest prestigious development in Umhlanga Ridge Town Centre is changing how people experience convenience in KZN. Park Square is located 18 km from King Shaka International Airport, with proximity to Durban central, easily accessible to the N2 and M4 freeway and the future Rapid Bus Transport system. “When we began to work with MAP […]

keyboard_arrow_upWindows and doors – the eyes to a building
keyboard_arrow_downWindows and doors – the eyes to a building

Long after the contractors have moved off-site and the building process is complete, the windows and doors of any building are the most used part. Like ‘eyes are the windows to the soul’, windows and doors are simply the eyes to a building as they connect both the inside and outside world. It’s important that […]

keyboard_arrow_upTurftech multi-use sports facility enhances Anton Van Wouw Primary School in Pretoria
keyboard_arrow_downTurftech multi-use sports facility enhances Anton Van Wouw Primary School in Pretoria

Sports is widely acknowledged as beneficial for youngsters, encouraging active, healthy lifestyles and instilling lifelong lessons about teamwork and commitment. And while South African schools promote such outdoor activities, the costs associated with long-term maintenance of sports facilities can prove exorbitant. This has seen a rise in popularity of Turftech’s multi-use sports facilities which offer […]