About Col Timbers
Wood is perfectly crafted by nature. Col has taken this one step further by engineering the timber to create products that are both sustainable and beautiful in your home.
Col products are laminated with waterproof adhesive to improve strength and stability. Finger-joints allow for longer lengths of clear timber, helps to minimise lateral movement and ensures the timber retains its natural beauty over time.
Timber is a sustainable and renewable resource. The more wood we use, the more forests we grow. Not only does wood bring warmth into your home, but it’s also the best choice for the environment.
Our pine is sourced from local plantations that are FSC ®-certified. FSC® certification ensures that products come from well-managed
forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. This aligns the vision of saving the world’s forests for future generations
– Forests For All Forever ®
Our hardwood is sourced from sawmills internationally, where governments in these regions have implemented strict sustainability policies and compulsory harvesting programmes. These policies protect the environment and forest ecosystems as well as the interests of local communities.
Swartland offers three wooden window ranges to suit your application and your budget.
All windows are made with our world-class manufacturing excellence and all ranges are leaders in their class.
Selected windows are SANS 613 certified and approved.
Our WINSTERS range is our most popular range, providing features that allow the customer to experience Swartland quality at a competitive price. STYLES: Full pane, Small pane, Mock sash, Top Hung
Our CAPE CULTURE range features our flagship products. All these products represent the very best of Swartland in terms of quality and guarantees.
STYLES: Sliding sash, Mock sash, Top hung, Horizontal gliding, Full pane, Small pane.
Our KAYO range offers customers with a limited budget access to Swartland’s world-class standards at an affordable price.
STYLES: Full pane, Small pane, Top Hung
KENZO windows and doors are made of strong, lightweight aluminium alloy frames. They require limited maintenance and never need to be painted – the perfect combination of durability, energy-efficiency and affordability. All products are SANS 613 certified and compliant.
The Trellidor Aluminium Retractable Security gate is elegant and uncluttered with no visible rivets. It is ideal for environments such as coastal areas as it is made from structural steel to avoid the corrosion problems associated with these conditions and to provide additional strength. These gates are top hung and engineered to open and close smoothly. They are fully framed to enhance their strength.
A solar-powered high-tech greenhouse, systems to stop electricity theft and food supplements made from caterpillars are among twelve innovations shortlisted for the 2015/2016 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation by the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng).
Over the last two decades, the African continent has seen immense transformation, development and economic pressure. In South Africa, the Engineering industry in particular has experienced significant change. It has moved away from the classic professional practice process - where companies were appointed based on merit and performance – to a system hinging on tenders, often won based purely on price. This leaves little room for evaluation of experience or quality.
From 3-5 May 2018, #AZA18 will be exploring the journey towards sustainable, adaptive and integrated cities that can respond to growing social, economic and environmental challenges, under the theme ‘WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience’.
The Institute of Timber Construction calls on training providers in the engineering field to review their curricula for a more holistic offering that embraces timber as a standard construction material.