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.
While international trends in timber innovation continue to impress with multiple storey, timber frame structures and the integration of timber into building projects that break the mould of conventional design, the opportunity for more creative timber design in South Africa remains.
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.
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.
Stand 47 is a contemporary, state-of -the-art, modern and architecturally engaging home that demonstrates the concepts of adaptability, innovation and efficiency using Saint-Gobain products. The home is being built as a "case study" using state of the art building materials with the main structure constructed using a light steel frame system. Light steel frame construction systems offer effective solutions meeting the objectives of the Stand 47 project, being to provide a showcase of how best to design and spec contemporary homes using innovative and sustainable building materials.
Any registered visitor to Interbuild Africa 2018 is able to attend the daily seminars that cover topics such as occupational health and safety, light steel frame building, how to render successfully and many more construction related themes.