SAWPA is an industry association which promotes the use of treated timber and treated timber products.
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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
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
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today23 Jun 2017
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SAWPA | Guidance Note: Wooden Piling or Foundation Poles Used for Permanent Buildings

This Guidance Note provides guidance to specifiers, designers, engineers, timber frame builders, or any other person or company regarding the correct use of treated timber poles for pilings or foundation poles in permanent buildings. This note gives information on the correct Hazard Class treatment needed for such poles as well as a remedial inspection and maintenance treatment program to be implemented by the relevant and applicable parties after installation. This note is in addition to and supports of all the requirements already specified in the relevant and applicable national and compulsory standards as well as the regulations related to the compliance and use of preservative treated timber.
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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.
today28 Jan 2011

Institute of Timber Frame Builders takes form

The Institute of Timber Frame Builders (ITFB) – the new organisation formed from the merger last year of the long-established Timber Frame Builders Association and the Institute of Timber Construction – is making progress on a number of fronts. This was reported at the organisation’s general meeting at end 2010. Within the context of the ITFB’s general mandate to promote the interests of the timber frame construction sector, specific aspects being addressed include a new training course, the establishment of a training college, a new inspectorate, a new publication serving ITFB members, and a membership drive to strengthen representation.
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.
today30 Aug 2009

Timber Marketing Forum officially launched

The Timber Marketing Forum (TMF), subject of much discussion in the timber industry in recent months, has been officially constituted following the inaugural general meeting held in June in Johannesburg. The TMF is constituted as a non profit organisation with associate and affiliate membership open to industry associations, companies and individuals.
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.