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.
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SAWPA is an industry association which promotes the use of treated timber and treated timber products.
location_on Isando, Gauteng
Gripseal Chemicals
Wood & Masonery-based Sealants
Gripseal are the suppliers of sealants and waterproof coatings for the protection and aesthetic appeal of interior and exterior applications.
location_on Randburg, 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
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
today20 Feb 2019
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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.
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.
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…
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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 Feb 2019
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Guidance Note: Wooden piling or foundation poles used for permanent buildings

This guidance note provides guidance on the correct use of treated wooden poles for pilings or foundation poles in permanent buildings.
today14 Mar 2019
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Lonza celebrates a proud 24-year journey with Sabie Poles

Celebrating Lonza Wood Protection and Sabie Poles 24 year working relationship from humble beginnings to the leading supplier they are today.