A.Shak Construction Chemicals offers produces such as release oils, cementitious and epoxy products, a host of waterproofing products and specialist grouts direct to the South African construction industry.

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR CONCRETE PROBLEMS

A.Shak Construction Chemicals is a specialist division of A.Shak (Pty) Ltd. They offer a quality basket of products direct to the South African Construction Industry like PlasterKey®. This universal water-based bonding agent has been designed specifically to bond sand/cement plaster and gypsum plaster to smooth surfaces. The benefits of using PlasterKey include improving the non-structural […]

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Low-cost producers are cutting corners on pool covers, says Andrew Crafford of PowerPlastics Pool Covers, but quality pays in the long term.

The questions you need to be asking your pool cover supplier

As pool covers evolve and the demand continues to grow in South Africa, the local pool cover market is starting to see numerous small scale producers start up by offering cheaper products but not offering the same quality. When it comes to life or death situations like child safety, the details really do matter and, […]

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A team from the University of Cape Town was awarded a special prize at the Saint-Gobain "Multi Comfort" international student competition.

Saint-Gobain announces the winners of the 16th edition of its “Multi Comfort” international student competition

Saint-Gobain has awarded the prizes for the 16th edition of its “Multi Comfort” international student competition. This year, the challenge was to convert the post-industrial area of the Coignet company in Saint-Denis (France) a living, learning and leisure area in the heart of a large green space, respecting both the historical heritage and the sustainable […]

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KBAC Flooring CEO Brandon Park believes designers of flooring products as well as corporate interior specifiers will rise to the challenge of using healthy and “directional” flooring creatively.

COVID-19 HAS CHANGED CORPORATE INTERIORS MINDSET

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought significant changes in corporate interiors with flooring and floor coverings now receiving increasing attention in the design of such facilities, says KBAC Flooring CEO, Brandon Park. KBAC Flooring, with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, are the South African distributors of acclaimed sustainable products of several top European and local […]

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Awarded and commended projects of the sixth AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award were recently announced at a virtual awards ceremony, which recognised some of Africa’s leading lights in the sustainable African architectural and design innovation space.

AFRISAM-SAIA SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AWARD ANNOUNCES 13 AWARDED PROJECTS

Awarded and commended projects of the sixth AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award were announced at a virtual awards ceremony, which recognised some of Africa’s leading lights in the sustainable African architectural and design innovation space. Notably, the award advocates for design projects that are responsive to the social complexities, growth requirements and the needs of marginalised […]

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Cellulose insulation, typified by well-known brands Thermguard and Eco-Insulation, represents a quick and efficient way of getting a roof’s R-Value up to the national standard.

Thermal insulation: a strong case for cellulose

The introduction of SANS 10400-XA regulations relating to the energy usage in buildings, as part of the wider code of practice, gives substance to South Africa’s National Building Regulations as far as energy efficiency within a building is concerned. The SANS10400-XA standards require various thermal resistance values (R-Values) to be achieved inside the roof of […]

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Introducing Clout SA, the innovative initiative that is taking South African design to the world.

The official launch of CloutSA and HUB with the ‘Right here, Right now’ exhibition

June 2021 will mark the official launch of Clout SA, a purpose-first enterprise, creative agency, and business-to-business (B2B) market-maker for South African design, which states among its goals the promotion of South Africa’s creativity, craftsmanship, heritage, and creating opportunities for collaboration between designers and makers. While many members of the public will be finding out […]

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Safal Steel® is the sole producer of Aluminium-Zinc coated steel in Southern Africa.

World-class aluminium-zinc coated steel made in Southern Africa

For over a decade, Safal Steel® has led the way in making aluminium-zinc coated steel to world class standards in Southern Africa. Its metallic coated steel is sold as Zincal®. Factory colour-coated Zincal® is sold as Colorplus® in the option of a gloss, matt or textured finish. PRODUCTS THAT ARE BUILDING AFRICA WITH PRIDE: Its […]

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Wood stoves are easy to light, produce lots of heat with minimal wood consumption, have a great flame pattern to sit around and enjoy, and are ideal at heating large open-plan living areas.

THE CASE FOR INCREASED USE OF WOOD STOVES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Historically, South African homes were designed for summer conditions, with large open-plan living areas. Typically, they were badly insulated and had lots of floor tiles. In effect, a home requires a lot of energy to maintain at a comfortable temperature during winter. Newer homes have embraced better construction techniques and are more thermally efficient, but […]

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When Covid-19 made traditional exhibitions impossible, the Design Joburg team took quick action to create a new way of satiating the appetites of décor and design devotees. The result is the Design Joburg Collective (DJC).

Design Joburg Collective: the design showcase we’ve all been waiting for

From the 3rd to the 5th of June, Johannesburg’s Kramerville Design District will be reinventing itself as an urban showcase. With Sanlam Private Wealth staying on as the headline sponsorship partner, DJC promises to be an exhibition that’s close in style and pace to fringe events like Déco Off in Paris and Fuorisalone in Milan. […]

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