keyboard_arrow_upITC-SA awards to recognise excellence in timber construction industry
keyboard_arrow_downITC-SA awards to recognise excellence in timber construction industry

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body and watchdog for South Africa’s timber construction trade, will be hosting its much-anticipated Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards in Cape Town on the 27th of July 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upOnline certification programme to support skills development in roofing
keyboard_arrow_downOnline certification programme to support skills development in roofing

In an effort to support skills training and development in the timber construction industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body and watchdog for the timber building industry, recently launched its Online Certification Programme. Designed to offer study materials and tests to improve skills in the timber roofing sector, the programme […]

keyboard_arrow_upAll hands on deck for inaugural Deck & Flooring Expo
keyboard_arrow_downAll hands on deck for inaugural Deck & Flooring Expo

From the organisers of the highly-acclaimed timber trade expo, WoodEX for Africa, a new, specialised trade expo targeted at the residential, commercial and industrial flooring and decking markets will soon make its debut. The Deck & Flooring Expo, co-located with WoodEX for Africa 2018, is set to host its inaugural instalment from 11-13 July at […]

keyboard_arrow_upMetal-free wood preservative
keyboard_arrow_downMetal-free wood preservative

Lonza Wood Protection, formerly Arch Wood Protection, recently announced the launch of Vacsol™ Azure™ – a premium wood preservative – in the South African market. This is the first metal-free wood preservative in the light organic solvent market and it carries the Ecospecifier Global endorsement, which provides the assurance that Vacsol Azure preservative treated wood exhibits ecological and health preferable characteristics in the various categories tested by the third party. 

keyboard_arrow_upTreated timber for new KZN game lodge
keyboard_arrow_downTreated 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.

keyboard_arrow_upA growing role for eco-friendly timber
keyboard_arrow_downA growing role for eco-friendly timber

The Institute of Timber Frame Builders (ITFB) (formerly known as the Timber Frame Building Association) recently held its annual general meeting at the Eikendal wine farm in Stellenbosch. This annual gathering of the industry also sees the presentation of the ITFB Awards for timber buildings in various categories, as well as for timber decking and boardwalks.