SAWPA is an industry association which promotes the use of treated timber and treated timber products.
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Swartland
Windows and Doors
Swartland Windows and doors established in 1951 manufactures premium quality brands like Cape Culture, Winsters, Kayo, Col Timbers and Kenzo.
location_on Cape Town, Western Cape
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
Traviata Flooring Systems Tru-Wood XL, RigidCore Vinyl, Laminate Flooring, Glue Down and accesories such as profiles, skirtings and underlays.
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SAWPA | 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.
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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.
today14 Jul 2016

The benefits of pre-fabricated timber roof trusses

The Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body and regulator of the engineered timber structure industry, offers insight into the benefits of pre-fabricated roof trusses and how to prevent costly and potentially dangerous situations arising from having a non-compliant, site-manufactured roof installed by an erector that is not ITC-SA accredited.   
today29 Aug 2017

Bushveld (re)treat: Off-grid log home for Nylstroom mountain estate

Designed by Eugene Barnard Architects with engineering input from Hull Consulting Engineers, House du Preez, built by Eco Log Homes, is an elegant, yet robust answer to a client brief that called for a rustic, yet luxurious off-grid home.
today15 May 2012

New wood treatment plant in Zimbabwe

Arch Wood Protection (SA) (Pty) Ltd, a Lonza Company, has recently completed the installation of the largest CCA treatment plant in Zimbabwe for The Wattle Company. The plant, with a minimum capacity of about 110m³ per shift, falls in line with The Wattle Company’s decision to expand into the treatment sector and establish a state-of-the-art treatment plant.  The Wattle Company project director, Joseph Musemwa, explained the decision to use the services of Arch Wood Protection. “We particularly wanted to take advantage of Arch’s experience in the design and installation of CCA treatment plants. The supply of ‘everything under one roof’: the plant design, installation, commissioning, training, the chemicals and after-sales service, was a huge draw card as well. Being new to the treatment sector, we believed it was a sound decision to enter the market with the expert backing of Arch in order to market our products as effectively as possible and to support our application for ISO 9001 certification.”
today5 Jan 2015

How to prevent costly and dangerous structural roof failure

The roof structure is arguably one of the most important construction elements of any residential building, protecting the occupier’s property, finishes and inhabitants from the elements.