industrial-inspired dream pad for teenage boy and his friends.

THE ULTIMATE URBAN MAN CAVE!

What can only be described as the ultimate “man cave”, Inhouse Brand Architects has converted the unused lounge area of a Fresnaye residence into an industrial-inspired dream pad for the family’s lucky teenage boy and his friends. (more…)

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Viega Fonterra Hydronic underfloor heating and cooling systems

HI-TECH CONSTANTIA HOME INCORPORATES ENERGY EFFICIENT VIEGA UNDERFLOOR HEATING

Hydronic underfloor heating and cooling systems displaced expensive to run electrical systems in Europe and North America many decades ago and the same trend is happening here in South Africa. Previously cheap electricity favoured electrical underfloor heating with its low installation costs but massive increases in the price of power and unreliable supply of late […]

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it is critical that new procurement programmes are implemented to ensure future energy requirements are met

CLARITY ON POLICY WILL DELIVER MORE SUCCESS ON ENERGY PROCUREMENT

The debate around the future of renewables in South Africa can easily detract attention from the bigger picture – the country’s longer-term energy requirements and how they will be met timeously and with maximum efficiency. (more…)

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BlueScope Steel launches Clean COLORBOND MATT and Clean COLORBOND ULTRA MATT steels

VITAL ANTI GLARE ROOFING TECHNOLOGY NOW IN SA MARKET

A leading multinational steel supplier has recently introduced an innovative coated steel roofing material to the African market, which reduces specular reflection and minimises disturbing glare from a coated metal roof. (more…)

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Recent research compiled by Philips Lighting explores the areas of light, sound, air and body, aiming to enhance personal well-being by reconnecting us with the natural environment. Using human behavior analysis software and a network of remote bio-metric sensors, the concepts respond dynamically to the environment. Rather than creating “artificial” air, sound or light, they transport the natural external world into the places we live, work and recover.

PHILIPS DESIGN’S METAMORPHOSIS CONCEPTS

Recent research compiled by Philips Lighting explores the concept of metamorphosis, which unpacks how we have become detached from the natural world, both in terms of our surroundings and how we perceive and manage our time. The project examines the spaces we inhabit both physically and virtually, tracing the historical processes that have led to […]

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Leaders in the, design and lifestyle industry, Decorex SA has compiled a number of tasteful ornamental and decorating ideas that can easily be incorporated into every home this Christmas. They reflect a big move towards celebrating the festive season in a more localised manner, incorporating warm weather designs and trends rather than excess and regrets, and distancing itself from the strong consumer sentiment that has gripped this holiday.

DECOREX SA BRINGS WARMTH TO THE FESTIVE SEASON

Outdoor fun, refreshing swims and a crisp breeze cutting across the summer sunshine encapsulate the real Christmas experience for many South Africans. And although the season has become synonymous with northern hemisphere snow, stockings and Santa through the power of Hollywood films, there is a big move towards celebrating the festive season in a more […]

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Trellidor Security Shutter aluminium louvre-style shutter with purpose-designed strengthening features.

NEW SHUTTERS BRIDGE GAP BETWEEN ATTRACTIVE DESIGN AND FUNCTIONAL SECURITY

Trellidor has launched a new addition to their lifestyle security range that bridges the gap between attractive design and functional security.  Trellidor Security Shutter is an aluminium louvre-style shutter with purpose-designed strengthening features that lift it into the security barrier realm. (more…)

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SA STAINLESS STEEL SURVEY LIGHTS THE WAY FOR POSSIBLE INDUSTRY UPTURN

Predictions that 2016 would be another tough year for the stainless steel industry may be less accurate than originally thought. This after the last three Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) Short Track Surveys revealed an overall average improvement in market statistics. (more…)

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The first LIFE Grand Café in Cape Town opens at the V&A Waterfront

LIFE GRAND CAFÉ OPENS AT THE V&A

This summer, the first LIFE Grand Café in Cape Town will be opening its doors at the V&A Waterfront in a free-standing 1902 heritage building right on the water’s edge. Part of the LIFE Group of Companies, the collection of five unique cafes in Johannesburg is known for their mouthwatering soul food, distinctive décor and […]

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Akusto absorbers significantly improve indoor sound quality and noise absorption

NEW VISUALLY APPEALING INDOOR SOUND ABSORBERS

Ecophon, a division of Saint-Gobain, has introduced a revolutionary multipurpose product into South Africa that not only looks great, but also significantly improves indoor sound quality and noise absorption. (more…)

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