June, 2013


Sika has acquired Everbuild Building Products Ltd, UK’s largest independent manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and construction chemicals. Everbuild is located in Leeds with annual sales revenue of over CHF 90 million and a workforce of 270 employees. Everbuild, founded in 1994, is a highly reputed brand in the UK building market and the leader in […]

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Geberit – Sigma10 flush plate makeover

The Geberit Sigma10 flush plate now with a design makeover and new stop-and-go flush activation How to make timeless design even more perfect – the new, subtle makeover of the Geberit Sigma10 flush plate shows how. Thanks to a diverse selection of colours and surfaces, the flush plate looks fabulous in any interior décor. The […]

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ART Solar - Minister of Energy Ms Dipuo Peters visits plant

Minister of Energy visits ART Solar

A highlight for ART Solar at the end of May 2013, was a visit from the Minister of Energy, Ms Dipuo Peters, to the recently established plant in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal. “We were proud to introduce the Minister to our team and to show the dignitaries around our new manufacturing facility. ART Solar has the latest […]

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Saint-Gobain Gyproc launches new generation DONN grid system

June 2013 – The DONN ceiling system has been reinvented by the innovative Gyproc team in South Africa, and was launched last week to industry stakeholders including contractors, architects, project managers and media at a series of events hosted in major cities across the country. The new generation of DONN grids are fully compatible and […]

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Settlement agreement for SA construction firms – legal findings

The need to strike a balance between tough action on cartelists on the one hand and an industry able to deliver on its infrastructure mandate   Justin Balkin from ENS: The Minister is undoubtedly correct.  As in all cases of collusion, it is essential that an effective penalty is levied (for purposes of both punishment […]

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Extending long-standing retaining walls.

A successful product is one that gets used more than once, having satisfied the expectation of the client. Below is a showcase of two projects that used the same local retaining block to extend long-standing retaining walls. Oasis Retirement Centre, Century City The first wall, approved by Harries Projects, is a long wavy sound barrier […]

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Allure Brilliant in SuperBlack is the latest addition to the GROHE SPA® collection

Black is beautiful. The launch of Allure Brilliant in SuperBlack means that glossy black elegance has arrived in the GROHE SPA® collection. SuperBlack, a brand new version of the GROHE StarLight® finish, will feature both on faucets and showers, combining the timeless look of black with the robustness of a diamond. The complete product range […]

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Walls painted with Plascon Double Velvet Downy Dew (B7-E2-2) PHOTOGRAPHY Micky Hoyle PRODUCTION Liezel Norval-Kruger

Celebrate 40 years of timeless luxury with Plascon Double Velvet

Plascon has been the force behind the production of top quality paints with innovative and ground-breaking technologies, making it South Africa’s leading coatings manufacturer. At 40-years old, Plascon’s iconic Double Velvet brand continues to pave the way as South Africa’s preferred interior paint brand – making this a birthday worth celebrating. First launched in 1973, […]

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Precast concrete block pavers (CBP) and kerbing have been used to construct safe, attractive and durable pavements in Olievenhoutbosch Ext 36, for both pedestrians and cyclists. Known as the City of Tshwane’s Shovagakula (Easy) Paving Project, it is being run over three years in several phases and aims to encourage the use of bicycles in […]

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Setting the Trend in Customised Commercial Carpet Design

South Africa’s newest player comes with the backing of 50 years of mastery Enhancing your brand’s personality and creating a beautiful environment for customers and employees that comes standard with durability, quality and affordability is high on the list of priorities of Avance Carpets, a new commercial carpet brand specialising in custom made tiles as […]

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