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
Gripseal Chemicals
Wood & Masonery-based Sealants
GripSeal was established in 1984 in Johannesburg.
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Airton Timbers (Pty) Ltd
Merchant of timber and timber products to the building industry and manufacturer of roof trusses.
today23 Jun 2017
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Wood Preservation Regulations - Interpretation

There are two regulations in South Africa that apply to wood preservation. Both these regulations refer to compliance of SANS 10005, and in order for the reader, end-user, specifier, regulating authority etc. to fully understand the interpretation or intent of each regulation, one needs to read it in context with the relevant clauses given in SANS 10005, The preservative treatment of timber. SANS 10005 (previously SABS 05) is the code of practice that was developed many years ago as a guidance document on all matters pertaining to wood preservation, i.e. wood preservative types, processes, methods, treatment requirements, hazard classifications, reference to the relevant product specifications, handling precautions etc. SANS 10005 is commonly referred to by industry as “the bible” of wood preservation…
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.
today18 Feb 2019
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Buying and Using Preservative Treated Timber

IN SOUTH AFRICA TREATED TIMBER IS BY LAW REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH NATIONAL AND COMPULSORY SPECIFICATIONS AND MUST BEAR MARKING CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
today19 Feb 2019
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Understanding the Markings on Treated Timber

South African Standards SANS 1288, SANS 457-2/3 and SANS 753/4 specify the marking requirements for any preservative treated product that claims to comply with the respective Standards. The following information must be contained in the marking: a unique plant identifier or trademark, product certification mark, SANS standard designation, a hazard class, date or year of manufacture of poles…
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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today23 May 2011

TUV quality for timber treatment manufacturer

Supplier of wood preservation products, Arch Wood Protection, recently underwent its annual third party quality verification audit by the TUV Rheinland product safety and quality inspection authority. TUV Rheinland’s certifications are globally recognised and Arch Wood Protection’s participation in the TUV programme reflects the company’s commitment to world class standards.
today20 Jun 2017
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Vacsol® Azure® timber preservative from Lonza

Wood is an age old material easily enhanced by imagination and grand designs, and architectural features such as stairways, flooring, balconies and decks. However, there can be no compromising when it comes to preserving its beauty. 
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. 
today6 Jan 2013

Treated timber for different applications

Timber structures can be protected from fungal decay, termites and weathering if the correct wood preservation treatment is applied from the outset. Lonza Wood Protection, a leading supplier of wood preservation chemicals in South Africa, offers three packaged Tanalised™ wood preservative treatment options. Tanalised™C (CCA), Tanalised™ Weatherwood™ (CCA plus a special water repellent) and Tanalised™E (Copper Azole treatment), collectively branded under the Tanapole™ name, meet all the stringent requirements of wood preservation, particularly for agricultural, fencing and building poles.
today3 Aug 2011

Tanalised E treatment for timber export products

South African wood treaters and timber product manufacturers can compete on the world stage, in terms of both quality and variety. This is evidenced by the success of Timba Garden Products, a company based in White River, Mpumalanga, which specialises in the manufacture of niche products such as fencing and garden furniture. Over the past five years, it has successfully exported its fencing and wooden dustbins, among other products, to markets in Europe.