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While it may date back as far as ancient Egypt, steam bending is still a technique used today by custom furniture manufacturers, Homewood.

STEAM BENDING: THE EFFICIENT WAY TO CURVE WOOD

Homewood uses the age-old technique of steam bending to achieve strong and seamless bends in their solid wood furniture – bends which cannot be achieved through the use of typical woodworking machinery such as bandsaws. (more…)

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Terracrete hard lawn blocks add a parklike or pastoral feel to many areas at Glen Dirk Estate in Constantia.

HOW TO CREATE A GREEN ECO-SURFACE WITH TERRACRETE

Terracrete hard lawn blocks hold many benefits for landscape designers. From an aesthetic point of view, they are very versatile – a grass driveway, a rustic gravel driveway or an attractive pattern of pavers can provide the finishing touch to a residence or development that is looking to stand out. (more…)

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How Samsung’s advanced new Wind Free and 360° Cassette units helped transform an older building into the epitome of modernity.

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW…

Mention ‘Baker Street’ and some people’s memories might hark back to the era when fictional detective Sherlock Holmes made his London home there in the late 19th Century. (more…)

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Sika products and solutions were deemed the best-performing repair system for the rehabilitation of the Durban Heights Reservoir in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

SIKA CHOSEN TO REPAIR DURBAN HEIGHTS RESERVOIR

Durban Heights Reservoir 3 is a 350ml reservoir situated in the suburb of Reservoir Hills, KwaZulu-Natal. Constructed in 1971, it is one of the biggest concrete reservoirs in Southern Africa.  It supplies potable water to over five hundred thousand people in Durban and the surrounding area.  The reservoir design is unique as it has a […]

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Armand Barnard, interior design student at Design Time School of Interior Design in Cape Town, won the 2020 PG Bison 1.618 Education Initiative.

2020 PG BISON 1.618 EDUCATION INITIATIVE WINNER ANNOUNCED

On 11 November 2020, students, lecturers, industry professionals and the extended PG Bison family came together across the country for the first-ever digital awards gala ceremony for the 1.618 Education Initiative. After introducing the audience to all the top ten finalists, the big moment finally arrived, and the 2020 winner was announced as Armand Barnard, interior design student […]

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Paragon Interface completes multi-company fit-out at 1 Park Lane.

1 PARK LANE

If designing the interior fit-out for an iconic building is not enough of a demanding challenge, imagine the complexities that arise when such a building contains a number of different clients, each with their own requirements, branding and aesthetics. (more…)

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KBAC Flooring has brought Noraplan Linee, a new flexible rubber flooring collection, into South Africa.

NEW RUBBER FLOORING INSPIRED BY “CLEAR LINES”

Leading European flooring producer, Nora Systems by Interface, has launched Noraplan Linee, a new flexible rubber flooring collection with natural and muted colours to reflect the currently popular linear interior design trend. (more…)

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The Modular Shelving System from TimHarris Design lets you create configurations that best suit your space, style and needs.

Modular Shelving: A Must for Minimalist Modern Living

Modular furniture is a trend that has taken 2020 by storm as seen via designers, décor publications and design shows the world over, with the rise in popularity of these pieces being due to their versatility and ability to respond to different uses and spaces. Fortunately for design-conscious consumers, forward-thinking workplaces and enterprising retailers, there […]

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The Giflo Group have plans to revitalise La Concorde, also known as the KWV building, an architectural landmark in Paarl’s Main Road.

A NEW LEASE OF LIFE FOR HISTORIC LA CONCORDE

An architectural grande dame steeped in history is getting a new lease of life in the Cape Winelands town of Paarl, where leading property developers Giflo Group have big plans to revitalise La Concorde, the one-time head office of KWV. (more…)

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Posi-Joist’s timber and steel web flooring system spans greater distances than solid joist alternatives, cuttings costs and construction time, and allowing easy underfloor access.

Innovative flooring set to reach our shores

  Unequalled design freedom continues to set apart the Posi-Joist timber and steel web system from everyday flooring solutions. Combining the strength of Posi-Strut steel with the lightness of timber allows designers to span far greater distances while being able to adjust the depth, length and width to produce a greater variety of specifications. This […]

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