SAWPA is an industry association which promotes the use of treated timber and treated timber products.
location_on Isando, Gauteng
Well known for leading brands such as Tanalith, Antiblu, Wolmanized, Vacsol, Weatherwood and Tanalised, Lonza Wood Protection is the world leader in wood protection products.
location_on Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal
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
MiTek specialises in the manufacturing and sales of all types of metal fasteners for timber, e.g. galvanised steel connector plates for the prefabricated timber roof truss industry.
location_on Midrand, Gauteng
today11 Dec 2018
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Swartland | Col Timbers | Mouldings, Par, Cornices, Awnings & Finished Products

About Col Timbers PERFECTLY ENGINEERED 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. SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE 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. PINE 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 ® HARDWOOD 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.
today18 Feb 2019
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Timber Decking Substructure Regulations and Preservative Treatment

This Guidance Note addresses the importance of the use of properly preservative treated timber in the  construction of substructures for timber decks and its compliance with the requirements as stipulated in the Building Regulations and relevant SANS Standards.
today23 Jun 2017
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Lonza | Pressure Treated Wood: Vacsol™ Azure

Vacsol Azure Pressure Treated Wood is ideal for interior cladding, laminated beams, moulded and engineered wood products. The treated wood has been third party verified as likely to contribute to the achievement of Green Building rating tool credits; and is treated with the new generation organic azole fungicides and pyrethroids based wood preservatives.
today19 Feb 2019
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Natural Durability of Wood

An important consideration when building with timber is predicting how long the structure will last. Whilst insects, decay or rotting organisms and marine borers can all attack wood, some timber species have the ability to resist attack better than others. The natural durability of a species to resist attack by wood destroying organisms is an indication of how long that timber will last when it is exposed to a defined set of exposure conditions without any additional preservative protection. The natural durability of timber species varies, even so within the wood from the same species of tree, depending on whether its sapwood or heartwood.
today18 Feb 2019
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Understanding Hazard Classes

According to NRCS VC 9092, The Compulsory Specification for Preservative Treated Timber, any preservative treated timber product claiming to be preservative treated must be branded as specified in the relevant SANS product standards. An important part of the brand is the Hazard Class, which indicates the service conditions to which the product is exposed and the level of treatment or level of protection that must be applied to the wood. The Hazard Classes have been defined as follows…
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today11 Jun 2013
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Wood innovation showcased at the Institute of Timber Frame Building awards

One of the industry’s most prominent tributes to excellence in timber design and construction, the Institute of Timber Frame Building (ITFB) Annual Awards, once again showcased South Africa’s most inventive and progressive timber innovations at the end of May. 
today15 Jul 2011

A growing role for eco-friendly timber

The Institute of Timber Frame Builders (ITFB) (formerly known as the Timber Frame Building Association) recently held its annual general meeting at the Eikendal wine farm in Stellenbosch. This annual gathering of the industry also sees the presentation of the ITFB Awards for timber buildings in various categories, as well as for timber decking and boardwalks.
today17 Oct 2018

Tertiary institutions urged to embrace timber construction in engineering

The Institute of Timber Construction calls on training providers in the engineering field to review their curricula for a more holistic offering that embraces timber as a standard construction material.
today29 Aug 2016

Wood wins at ITC-SA timber construction awards

A prominent highlight on the local timber construction calendar, The Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards, hosted by the Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA) at Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg on the 19th of August, showcased and rewarded top class workmanship in the fields of decking, timber frame construction and roofing.
today27 Mar 2018

Online certification programme to support skills development in roofing

Designed to offer study materials and tests to improve skills in the timber roofing sector, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa’s Online Certification Programme was initiated to support any individuals looking to establish and build a career in the roofing sector as well as roofing professionals who want to enhance and update their current knowledge base.
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today5 Jul 2018

MiTek Industries South Africa

MITEK INDUSTRIES South Africa, with its head office in Midrand, is the leader in the design, manufacture and supply of roof structure related products and services.
today16 Sep 2016

The Residential Architectural Category - Steel Awards 2016

The Residential Category nominations at Steel Awards 2016. Here are the nominees: House Bluecrane Designed around a steel skeleton and boasts an aesthetically pleasing combination of natural stone, timber, glazing systems and roof cladding. Constantia Tree House Nestles among a natural clearing of trees, the Constantia Tree House's structural system was executed in laser-cut, Corten bent to form faceted columns, branche-like arms and rings. Afriski Backpackers Lodge The Afriski Backpackers Lodge displays an innovative view of modular building systems and shipping containers, as well as hot-rolled sections and light-steel frame systems. St Johann Steel made this modular unit.