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.
location_on Randburg, Gauteng
SAWPA is an industry association which promotes the use of treated timber and treated timber products.
location_on Isando, Gauteng
Airton Timbers (Pty) Ltd
Merchant of timber and timber products to the building industry and manufacturer of roof trusses.
today21 Aug 2018
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SAWPA | Preservatives for Pressure Treatment of Wood

Preservatives for pressure treatment of wood guidance note
today23 Jun 2017
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SAWPA | CCA Treated Timber

CCA (Copper-Chrome-Arsenate) is an industrial wood preservative and is widely used in South Africa. When applied to timber it enhances the durability by preserving it against biological deterioration such as insect attack (wood borer and termites) and fungal decay (rot). In South Africa only CCA Type C is allowed to be used as it is internationally recognised as the most stable and effective type, i.e. apart from its efficacy as a timber preservative, it successfully fixes to the lignocellulose material in wood. CCA may only be applied by industrial high pressure process from where the familiar term “pressure treated wood” hails from.
today23 Jun 2017
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SAWPA | What You Need To Know When 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 certain markings. This brochure also explains how to choose the correct hazard class and how to correctly plant a timber pole…
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…
today23 Jun 2017
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SAWPA | Guidance Note: 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…
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today20 Aug 2018

Celebrating 20 years of adding colour to their customers’ lives

Satin sheen acrylics, pure acrylic matt coatings, pure acrylic waterproof coatings, decorative plasters, wall coatings, pure acrylic roof coatings, exterior varnishes, and timber preservatives will continue to be a core feature of the Olympia Paints product offering for both the trade and domestic customer segments.
today26 Jan 2011

Timber and timber preservatives

During 2010 Arch Wood Protection presented its Continuing Professional Development seminars in Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg. The course content, assessed and validated by the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA), is classified as a category one CPD activity and carries a 0.2 CPD credit. The seminars attracted architects, specifiers, contractors and other role players in the timber sector and focused on providing information on the general attributes, applications and treatment of timber as well as legislative issues related to timber production and use in South Africa.
today20 Sep 2010

Reaching the Mauritian timber industry

Arch Wood Protection SA is expanding its Southern African footprint, extending its reach, its products and its expertise in the sub-Saharan region. It has established a close working relationship with Mauritian timber supplier, Grewals, one of the leading timber merchants and sawmillers and owner of the only commercial treatment plant on the island.
today28 Sep 2011

Treated timber for new KZN game lodge

Bivane Game Lodge in northern KwaZulu-Natal presents a prime example of the use of treated timber in construction in the natural environment.  The lodge was acquired in 1999 by entrepreneur Des Robins and, with the changes and upgrading he has implemented, it has carved itself a special niche among visitors from local and international markets.  The lodge comprises two family units – thatched chalets that sleep four each, plus three chalets that sleep two each and a split-level chalet that offers extra luxury. There is also a full restaurant that caters for functions and meals, and a bar.
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.