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The kitchen revolution

Kitchen design has never been more dynamic than it is right now and the latest movement is towards the introduction of multiple kitchens and kitchen spaces in new home designs. This is according to Lisa Aspeling, Communications Manager for Caesarstone, manufacturer of luxury, engineered quartz surfaces. As kitchens continue to merge with the living areas […]

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Miele’s stylish new coffee machines

Miele’s two new free-standing, automatic, bean-to-cup Barista coffee machines – the CM6110 and the CM6310 – are real beauties, and certain to perform as well as all Miele appliances do. From this month to December 2014, Miele is running a Christmas promotion on all CM6 models – if you purchase any CM6 model, you will […]

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New focus on trade opportunities at Decorex Joburg in 2015

A new networking platform, an African-based design forum and an online ‘match-making programme’ connecting exhibitors with traders are just some of the new features that Decorex Joburg will be launching to attract an ever-growing audience of trade visitors in 2015. Decorex SA is Africa’s largest decor, design and lifestyle exhibition portfolio and takes place annually […]

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The AfriSam-SAIA Award – Paragon takes top honours

http://www.nmpb2b.co.za/LAD/vids/The%20AfriSam-SAIA%20Award.mp4 The Alexander Forbes Headquarters in Sandton, Johannesburg, designed by Paragon Architects and Paragon Interface, took top honours in the built work category at the 2014 AfriSam-South African Institute of Architects Award for Sustainable Architecture, announced on 9 October at Johannesburg City Library. Commendations in this category went to a further four projects; UNISA Phase […]

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Atterbury builds bridges

Atterbury Property Holdings has developed a R6.2 million landmark pedestrian bridge between Lynnwood Bridge Retail and Office Park with Glenfair Boulevard in Pretoria. The eye-catching bridge spans Daventry Road and links these two prime properties. Zahn Hulme of Atterbury explains the bridge, which is complete and open for use, has been designed to make moving […]

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Corobrik’s Firelight Satin Unites Old and New at Umhlanga College

Umhlanga College – a state-of-the-art learning facility that is taking shape amongst the green sugar cane fields of Umhlanga – is a perfect example of a blend of old and new and testament to the fact that Corobrik products are timeless. The school, which opened its doors in 2003, started out as an initiative of […]

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Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle

Building an Effective Construction Industry for the Future

Discussions continued on the second day of the Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Conference   aimed at presenting effective routes towards transformation, improving skills and sustainability of the construction industry. Talks began with an emphasis on the Eastern Cape. Dr Pierre Voges, CEO of the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) discussed urban renewal in Port Elizabeth […]

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Deputy Minister of the Department of Labour, Inkosi Sango Patekile Holomisa

Experts Consider the Foundations for a Sustainable South Africa

The 109th annual Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Conference got underway on September 22nd, at the Boardwalk Hotel and Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth. The theme for this year’s Congress was ‘Building a Sustainable South Africa’, aimed to address subjects such as skills development, growth and job creation within the building and construction industry. The […]

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La Lucia Mall: fabulous at 40 with a fantastic future ahead

An icon of modern shopping in KwaZulu-Natal, La Lucia Mall celebrates 40 years of retail success this month. Originally built in 1974, La Lucia Mall has grown and evolved with its community and retail trends to remain a relevant and exciting shopping attraction, frequented by over six million shoppers each year. Now, it is set […]

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Economic challenges make the business imperative for green buildings even stronger

With rising operating costs and the economic slowdown in South Africa likely to have an impact on commercial property developments within the next few months, it is an opportune time for developers to explore the business case for green buildings further. That is the view of Ken Reynolds, Regional Executive Gauteng, Nedbank Corporate Property Finance. […]

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