November, 2017

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GREEN BLOCK MAKING TECHNOLOGY FOR GIBA BUSINESS PARK

Giba Business Park, a unique development set in the Giba Valley just outside Westmead in KwaZulu-Natal, has developed its facilities for a variety of its successful businesses using innovative Hydraform block making technology. The Hydraform technology has since proved to be the ideal solution for Giba, not only from a cost perspective, but more importantly […]

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Onsite kitchen constructed using 12 000 Constantia Travertine variation face bricks donated by Corobrik.

COROBRIK DONATES FACE BRICKS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF SCHOOL KITCHEN

Matroosbergweg Primary School initiated a feeding programme years back to ensure its pupils, many of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds, were able to eat three meals daily. Although funds were established for the food, the school has been operating the programme from a classroom with insufficient equipment. (more…)

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Saint-Gobain Ecophon offers an improved range of suspended wall to wall ceilings

ACOUSTIC CEILING SYSTEM TO DELIGHT THE EYES AND EARS

How often do we look up, and admire the ceiling inside a building? The aesthetic and acoustic role played by a ceiling cannot be underestimated, which is why Saint-Gobain Ecophon™ is continually developing products and systems that contribute to a good working environment by enhancing peoples’ wellbeing and performance.  (more…)

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A range of superior quality, rugged automated door solutionsare available from Maxiflex.

‘MINE-BLOWING’ AUTOMATED DOOR SOLUTIONS

The local mining industry is facing significant challenges which are putting this sector under severe pressure to find ways to reduce operational costs and improve productivity in order to ensure a sustainable future. Consequently plants, systems, processes and equipment are scrutinised to identify all possible areas where efficiencies can be increased and unnecessary costs eliminated. […]

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Paragon is putting its distinct stamp on one of the last open stands in the premier Ridgeside Precinct business park near Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal.

PARAGON PUTS ITS STAMP ON KWAZULU-NATAL HEAD-OFFICE PROJECT

One of the last open stands in the premier Ridgeside Precinct business park near Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal is being developed as the head office of Shree Property Holdings (Shreeprop), as well as KPMG and an additional two tenants, which are yet to be finalised. Known as Pran Boulevard, the project has been designed by architecture, […]

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Shutters offer a number of advantages compared to curtains, shades and blinds.

SUMMER’S HERE! LET THE LIGHT SHINE IN

Looking to update your home with new window coverings? We’ve got you, well, covered. The modern homeowner has a wealth of alternatives, so here’s a look at how shutters stack up against the rest. (more…)

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Rhino Wood is an innovative South African patented process that gives sustainable softwoods enhanced characteristics in line with the most durable threatened hardwoods.

FUTURE CONSCIOUS REAL WOOD

There is an ever-increasing worldwide trend (that’s also gained traction in South Africa), to verify product origin and ensure that it was sustainably sourced and manufactured. (more…)

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Conditions are opportune to update good quality retail centres and their tenant mixes to make them relevant for today’s market.

SHOPPING CENTRES NEED TO UP THEIR GAME

A tenant mix crafted by a highly skilled retail strategist is at the heart of every successful shopping centre. Retail Network Services, based in Johannesburg, has lent its expertise to the retail and leasing strategies of numerous shopping centres, creating that vibrant combination of shops, restaurants and services which attract customers from day one. The […]

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Sika donated crucial waterproofing joint sealing products and provided other products at highly reduced prices for SANCCOB new state-of-the-art seabird hospital in Table View, Cape Town.

SIKA SPONSORS SANCCOB’s NEW SEABIRD HOSPITAL

When the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) approached Phillip Boshoff, Sika’s Area Sales Manager, for possible sponsorship towards its new state-of-the-art seabird hospital in Table View, Cape Town, he gladly donated some crucial waterproofing joint sealing products while providing other products at highly reduced prices. (more…)

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How does bonding a timber structure differ from other construction types, is a timber structure a financially sound investment and how will this be impacted by South Africa’s impending Carbon Tax Law?

TIMBER CONSTRUCTION: FINANCE, CARBON TAX AND THE GREEN ECONOMY

A timber frame structure, be it a primary residence, a holiday home, or an extension of an existing dwelling, is a substantial investment. As such, most people, barring a fortunate few, will need financial backing to have their timber frame dream realised. How, then, does bonding a timber structure differ from other construction types, is […]

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