Wood has served the purpose of humankind since time immemorial. With the increased global focus of offsetting carbon emissions, and mitigating climate change, sustainable forestry and the subsequent wood products produced will play an increasing role in striving for green economy.
About Col Timbers
Wood is perfectly crafted by nature. Col has taken this one step further by engineering the timber to create products that are both sustainable and beautiful in your home.
Col products are laminated with waterproof adhesive to improve strength and stability. Finger-joints allow for longer lengths of clear timber, helps to minimise lateral movement and ensures the timber retains its natural beauty over time.
Timber is a sustainable and renewable resource. The more wood we use, the more forests we grow. Not only does wood bring warmth into your home, but it’s also the best choice for the environment.
Our pine is sourced from local plantations that are FSC ®-certified. FSC® certification ensures that products come from well-managed
forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. This aligns the vision of saving the world’s forests for future generations
– Forests For All Forever ®
Our hardwood is sourced from sawmills internationally, where governments in these regions have implemented strict sustainability policies and compulsory harvesting programmes. These policies protect the environment and forest ecosystems as well as the interests of local communities.
Swartland offers three wooden window ranges to suit your application and your budget.
All windows are made with our world-class manufacturing excellence and all ranges are leaders in their class.
Selected windows are SANS 613 certified and approved.
Our WINSTERS range is our most popular range, providing features that allow the customer to experience Swartland quality at a competitive price. STYLES: Full pane, Small pane, Mock sash, Top Hung
Our CAPE CULTURE range features our flagship products. All these products represent the very best of Swartland in terms of quality and guarantees.
STYLES: Sliding sash, Mock sash, Top hung, Horizontal gliding, Full pane, Small pane.
Our KAYO range offers customers with a limited budget access to Swartland’s world-class standards at an affordable price.
STYLES: Full pane, Small pane, Top Hung
KENZO windows and doors are made of strong, lightweight aluminium alloy frames. They require limited maintenance and never need to be painted – the perfect combination of durability, energy-efficiency and affordability. All products are SANS 613 certified and compliant.
Swartland, which was established in the 1950s in the Western Cape, has pursued an approach of continuous improvement that has seen it become one of South Africa’s leading suppliers of timber windows and doors. The company has introduced double-glazed wooden windows to its premium Cape Culture Collection. This window is reportedly the most energy-efficient tested window on the market.
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s new R116m Business School is the first in South Africa to receive official “green” design rating accreditation for a public and education building from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).
The term ‘urban heat island’ (UHI) refers to a phenomenon that occurs in urban areas where temperatures are often significantly higher than in surrounding peri-urban or rural areas. According to BlueScope Steel, a leading multinational supplier of coated steel roofing materials, two of the most effective ways of cooling urban heat islands are to make use of urban forestry and cool roofs.