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
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 was established in 1984 in Johannesburg.
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
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…
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…
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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.