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
Saint-Gobain Gyproc SA (Pty) Ltd: Manufacturer and marketer of gypsum-based plasters, ceiling systems and interior walling systems for the residential; commercial markets.
location_on Centurion, 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
today20 Feb 2019
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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.
today21 Feb 2019
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Swartland | Wooden Windows

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
today21 Feb 2019
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Swartland | Kenzo Aluminium Windows and Doors

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.
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.
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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.
today5 Feb 2018

The Race to Zero: 78 Corlett Drive

78 Corlett Drive in Johannesburg is leading the local green building sector into a new phase of evolution. The project was awarded a Net Zero Carbon (Pilot) Level 1 Certification in late November 2017, and a 6-star Green Star Office V1.1 Design certification in January 2018.
today2 Jul 2018

ITC-SA awards to recognise excellence in timber construction industry

Entries are open to Timber Frame Builder, Deck Builder, Roof Fabricator and Roof Erector Members of the Institute, and are subject to strict requirements in the various categories, namely Decks & Boardwalks, Alterations & Additions, Structures Smaller than 120m2, Structures Larger than 120m2, Structures Larger than 220m2, and Roofing: Residential, Commercial & Exposed Trusses.
today15 Aug 2016

ITC-SA recognises excellence in timber construction

Deck Fensham, built by Deckscapes and designed by Charles de Jongh. The Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards, to be hosted by the Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), aim to recognise excellence in the timber construction sector. With stringent submission requirements in various categories, an impressive panel of judges and a focus on energy efficiency, this year’s awards are set to highlight the very best in South African timber construction.
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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.