SAWPA is an industry association which promotes the use of treated timber and treated timber products.
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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
today23 Jun 2017
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SAWPA | Entertaining Outdoors

Serve drinks around the pool with a poolside bar made from treated timber. The bar we are making has a roof section but you can choose to leave this out. See the photos of both kinds to see which is most suitable for you.
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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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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today22 Nov 2011

Treated timber for transfrontier park buildings

Two building projects in the Ponta do Ouro Marine Reserve and the Maputo Special Reserve demonstrate that where environmental protection is paramount, the terrain is difficult, resources are limited and time is of the essence, treated timber is the only practical construction material.  This is the view of Gerard Busse, marketing manager of Arch Wood Protection which is committed to the interests of the timber sector and the effective use of treated timber in Southern Africa.
today4 Aug 2011
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Mozambique's Trans Frontier Marine Reserve projects demonstrate treated timber's relevance in Africa

Fascinating projects in Mozambique recently demonstrated that when there is difficult terrain, limited resources and time is of the essence
today3 Aug 2015
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Arch Wood seminar promotes wood preservation in East Africa

The East African wood preservation industry and its partner, Arch Wood Protection South Africa, have taken a giant leap forward in the promotion of quality treated timber in East Africa. 
today31 Dec 2009

SA Pine for boutique hotel

The versatility of treated SA pine as a structural material was once again demonstrated with its extensive use in the Tintswalo Atlantic Boutique Hotel in Hout Bay, Cape Town. With unsurpassed views of The Sentinel, the hotel is situated on a pebbled private beach. It offers 10 luxury suites and a presidential suite, within metres of the waves. All the suites are linked to the main hotel by a boardwalk and the main building includes a restaurant overlooking Hout Bay.
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.