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Cemcrete
Manufacturers of Distinctive Decorative Coatings
Since 1973 Cemcrete has manufactured a specialised range of cement-based coatings and building materials to finish and aid in construction projects. Cemcrete’s range of over 80 products includes cement-based finishes for walls, floors, countertops, pools and many more. These distinctive finishes are favourable among homeowners, architects and the construction industry in general due to their superior quality, excellent value, as well as offering a unique alternative to generic coatings.
location_on Johannesburg, Gauteng
Swartland
Windows and Doors
Swartland Windows and doors established in 1951 manufactures premium quality brands like Cape Culture, Winsters, Kayo, Col Timbers and Kenzo.
location_on Cape Town, Western Cape
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today18 Mar 2013
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Leading international speakers for coatings conference

Tom Bowtell and Tony Mash, two globally recognised authorities in the paint and coatings industry, have joined the line-up of speakers for the Coatings for Africa (CfA) 2013 conference and exhibition which will take place from May 21 to 23 this year at Gallagher Estate in Midrand. 
today20 Apr 2011

Solvent-free versus low VOC paints

Cape Town-based Harlequin Paints was established in 1999 and has developed a pioneering range of solvent-free paints. Today Harlequin Paints, which recently joined the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA), manufactures only environmentally friendly water-based products. As well as its comprehensive range of solvent-free paints the company produces a host of water-based paint technique products, plaster and multi-primers, water-based varnishes for furniture and floors, wood stains, scenic paint for the film industry, and custom-made boutique colour ranges for specific companies.
today14 Apr 2016

Building almost entirely with scrap materials

For many centuries, quantity surveyors were regarded as financial managers for conventional building projects. But the 'green revolution' has changed all that. Nowadays, a quantity surveyor has to be able to control costs for the most unusual type of structure - even one built almost entirely with scrap materials.
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Going green with decorative cement finishes

Building homes that are green and environmentally friendly has become the mantra for more and more builders and homeowners, as they discover how easy it can be to attain all the benefits of sustainable construction without sacrificing aesthetics or breaking the budget.
today15 May 2012

Low VOC paints support green building ratings

Nedbank Phase II at the bank’s Sandton headquarters was the first project in South Africa to achieve a 4-Star design rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). One of the factors contributing to this rating was the use of a low VOC (volatile organic compound) paint from Dulux Trade, a company that shares Nedbank’s vision of a greener future.  Dulux Trade communications manager, Bennum van Jaarsveld, says, “Dulux Trade is one of the founding members of the GBCSA and we put our full weight behind Nedbank’s aim to achieve a 4-Star Green Star rating – and to be the first project in South Africa to do so. With local green building practices still very much in their infancy at the time, Dulux fast-tracked the development and production of its Ecosure range which played a part in the greening of this landmark project.”