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Visit Decorex Joburg!

Decorex Joburg, Africa’s finest décor, design and lifestyle exhibition celebrates 20 years of stylish living at what promises to be a blissful, feel-good show in 2013.   This year’s exhibition kicks off on 7th August and promises five days of unforgettable inspiration to improve and innovate on the home front. The theme of Decorex Joburg […]

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Cement producers preserve C&CI services by establishing The Concrete Institute

Three of South Africa’s leading cement producers have stepped in to fund the establishment of a new company to preserve the vital education, and consulting services previously provided by the Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI).   AfriSam, Lafarge and Sephaku are now financing the operations of The Concrete Institute which, from May 2 this year, […]

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Corobrik Exclusively Specified For Upmarket Potch Estate

Vivaldi Manor, an upmarket development project in Potchefstroom, has successfully used elements of face brick for not only aesthetic reasons, but also for the sustainable values inherent in the building material. The developer, Louis Bierman of Louis Bierman Property Developers says that there are a total 16 houses in the sought-after estate, with the last […]

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Recover returned concrete within minutes

Returned concrete is a reality and a liability in the readymix concrete industry. Traditional methods of handling this problem have significant operating and capital costs and are increasingly in conflict with municipal environmental regulations. A completely new approach to returned concrete recovery is Re-con Zero, an innovative additive technology supplied by Mapei South Africa. This […]

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Marley supplies to new game estate development

Jordon Properties, specialists in the development of game lodges, elite estates, game reserves, and commercial property throughout South and eastern Africa, collaborated with Marley Infrastructure, a division of Marley Pipe Systems, on their most recent Bushveld development – Leadwood Big Game Estate. With over 35 years of experience in the property development industry, Jordan Properties […]

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Premier hotel turns to the sun for hot water

The 88 room Hatfield Manor Hotel has been revamped and renovated to become one of the premier destinations for diplomats and business travellers to the Pretoria area.  The Boulevard Group who owns the hotel, also used the opportunity to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint. In addition the Boulevard Group is rebranding the Manor and making […]

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World Architecture Festival 2013: entries are open!

Architects from all over the world are invited to submit their projects to the year’s biggest architecture festival – submission deadline is 10 June. This autumn the renowned World Architecture Festival will open its doors for the sixth time. From 2 to 4 October, the global architectural community will be converging on Singapore’s Marina Bay […]

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Tile Fashion Week Review

Cape Town’s architecture and interior design community will never look at tiles in the same way again, after Italcotto hosted its first international Tile Fashion Week, showcasing the hottest Italian trends in tile décor and technology. A glamorous preview event at the Italcotto showroom, literally saw man morphing into stone and alabaster nudes emerge from walls, […]

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Osram lights up the Aidastella cruise ship

Osram is illuminating the tenth cruise ship of the Aida Fleet with 9,000 lamps and more than 1 km of LED “strips”. The “swimming city” has a total length of 253.33 metres and a width of 32.20 metres, and offers space for around 2,500 passengers. “Cruise ships with their complex range of demands are in […]

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Revolutionising architecture projects

The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0, the new generation of Parrot’s renowned high-tech quadricopter that can be controlled by Wi-Fi using a smartphone or tablet1, will land in South Africa in August 2012. With a new high-definition camera to enable you to take photos or record videos and the ability to easily share them plus a new […]

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