Scanda Wood Products produces bamboo doors and cupboard doors as well as countertops and stairs made from bamboo supplied by Panda Bamboo. Bamboo is sometimes described as a wonder material – for its strength, hardness and finishing quality as well as its eco-friendly attributes.
The National English Literary Museum was the first Public & Education (PEB) building in South Africa to achieve a 5-Star Green Star SA rating for its design in November 2013, and it can now add an impressive 5-Star Green Star SA PEB v1 As-Built rating to its list of achievements – a first for the Eastern Cape as well as South Africa.
Tastefully designed, understated and simple – a man’s bathroom can be stylish in the most unassuming of ways. Jasmin Kraneveldt from Bathroom Bizarre offers some pointers on how to design the perfect masculine bathroom space.
The Interbuild exhibition in Johannesburg in September provided a platform to showcase timber in construction in a full-scale timber frame home which was erected in one of the exhibition halls. The idea was first put forward by the Institute of Timber Frame Builders (ITFB) and the exhibition house was coordinated as a joint venture by the Wood Foundation and the Institute of Timber Construction (ITC) so that all aspects of timber construction could be displayed.