Clariant’s ‘New Freedom’ Decorative Colour Trends for 2021 is full of creative colours to capture our imagination to redefine living spaces for a positive emotional impact.

CLARIANT’S “NEW FREEDOM” DECORATIVE COLOUR TRENDS FOR 2021

As 2020 has seen us all spending more time in our homes, there has been a huge growth of interest in decorating and re-imagining how we want our living, and now working, environments to look and feel. To help us make the most of our spaces, Clariant’s latest ‘New Freedom’ Decorative Colour Trends 2021, is […]

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Get to know the overall winner of the Nando’s Hot Young Designer (HYD) Talent Search 2020, Katlego Tshuma.

Q&A WITH NANDO’S CLOUT HYD WINNER KATLEGO TSHUMA

We spoke with up-and-coming designer Katlego Tshuma, whose Sangu bench design garnered the overall prize in the Nando’s Hot Young Designer (HYD) Talent Search 2020, a competition that aims to unearth new talent. With the much-awaited competition results announced in November 2020, here’s what this rising star had to say about his process, what design […]

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This year, Solid Green has attained the double milestone of its tenth birthday and one hundred green building certifications! This monumental achievement includes 84 Green Star, 7 Net Zero, 6 EDGE and 3 LEED certified projects.

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS AND 100 CERTIFICATIONS!

Solid Green’s 100th certification milestone was marked by the successful 4-Star Green Star SA multiple building rating for Phase 1 of The Ingress office development in Waterfall City, Gauteng. The development’s first phase comprises two of five buildings in a 20,000sqm premium-grade commercial development by Attacq. (more…)

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Plascon’s Favourite Hue for 2021 is Golden Syrup (Y2-B1-2), a warm, sunny yellow that encapsulates positivity, confidence and joy.

2021’S DELICIOUS NEW FAVOURITE HUE

Never before have our homes – their atmosphere, aesthetic and ambience – been so important. With people spending more time within their four walls than ever before, the need to feel good in general has become essential. (more…)

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Why dormakaba’s touch-free automated entrance solutions are sought-after.

TOUCH-FREE ENTRANCE SOLUTIONS

As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are increasingly turning to technology to stabilise everyday life – with security and access control being top areas of consideration. (more…)

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Samson Moraba, Chairperson of the Board at TUHF and Sqiniseko Mbatha, Financial Analyst at TUHF, share their views on the importance of adopting a green building approach to urban regeneration.

GREENING THE INNER-CITY THROUGH MASSIVE-SMALL IMPACT

There is much debate in the market – from science fraternities to professional services firms and environmentalists – on the benefits that green and sustainable building principles promote. TUHF, a member of the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), has long been committed to investing in South Africa’s inner cities and has adopted the […]

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MiTek’s Ultra-Span light gauge steel roof truss system ensures savings on erection and transport costs whilst being vermin proof and non-combustible.

INNOVATIVE ROOF TRUSS SYSTEM

Often unseen except during the construction phase, roof trusses have traditionally been constructed from wood because of the perceived cost saving. It is often believed that light gauge steel structures cannot compete with timber nail plated roof trusses, especially in the affordable housing market segment. MiTek’s Ultra-Span light gauge steel roof truss system also proves […]

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The roof tile innovation that will recycle 29 million plastic bottles per year…

NEW ROOF TILE USES 98% WASTE MATERIAL

Harvey Roofing Products (a division of the Macsteel Group) famous for Harvey steel roof tiles, has developed a high-tech new roof tile innovation from 98% waste material. (more…)

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Using the correct metal framing systems as part of a drywall solution helps meet the demands of developers and occupants and prevents costly, complex and avoidable failures.

THE IMPORTANCE OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE STEEL FRAMING

Plasterboard clad walls offer a wide range of benefits throughout the value chain in all manner of structures, contributing to their popularity for the interior fit out throughout the South African construction sector. (more…)

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Dulux Colour Expert, Palesa Ramaisa, explores the inspiration behind the Dulux Colour of the Year for 2021 and how to use the warm, natural neutral to transform your home to bring the balance we’re all yearning for.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE COLOUR THAT REFLECTS THE MOOD OF THE MOMENT

What has emerged from the Dulux trend forecast this year is that we’re all reassessing what really matters in our lives. We’re taking stock and finding a new and positive way forward by having faith in ourselves, working together, building on the past and planning for the future. It takes courage to embrace change and […]

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