SAWPA is an industry association which promotes the use of treated timber and treated timber products.
Understanding Timber Preservation
A general introduction to the subject of wood technology and wood preservation. Knowledge of these fundamental factors can be of considerable assistance in gaining an appreciation of the value and importance of timber preservation and the selection of the most appropriate method of treatment.
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
At VAGA ( Van Acht Glass and Aluminium) we strive to maintain the same quality and service with which we have been associated with over the last 30years.
Advantages of ALUMINIUM
– Strong material
– Larger sizes available
– Longevity and low maintenance
– Strong market awareness
– Wide price range
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 Elemental plank range includes 22 wood shades with designs ranging from classic to contemporary, from cherry wood to building timber, from antique to modern. It comes in a wide selection of stylish colours that bring out the naturalness of the designs and create a stand out effect. All Elemental planks are provided in an extra-long and wide size (200 x 1222 mm) with rustic wood embossing and bevelled edges.The Elemental tile range is available in 4 designs, in stone, concrete, ceramic and metal effects and in 10 modern colour variations. The range includes two different sizes (304.8 x 609.6 mm and 457.2 x 457.2 mm) with two different types of embossing (“Corroded Metal” and “Honed Stone”) to show off the designs to their best effect. Bevelled edges complete the effect.
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.
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.
Deck Fensham, built by Deckscapes and designed by Charles de Jongh. The Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards, to be hosted by the Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), aim to recognise excellence in the timber construction sector. With stringent submission requirements in various categories, an impressive panel of judges and a focus on energy efficiency, this year’s awards are set to highlight the very best in South African timber construction.
Beautiful wooden doors add to the external visual appeal of your home. Although they do require some maintenance in order to keep them in tiptop shape, there are a few preventative measures that you can take. Swartland offers some advice.