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Weylandtstudio’s Anna Weylandt discusses how investing in interior design could help developers to gain a significant competitive advantage and increase valuations in a volatile property sector.

WHY INTERIOR DESIGN IS KEY TO DEVELOPING PROPERTY THAT SELLS

The COVID-19 pandemic had a domino effect across industries, particularly in the real estate industry where record-low interest rates led to an upsurge in residential property sales in late 2020. Ultimately, however, property transactions also took a significant hit in 2020, likely due to the temporary closure of deeds offices. The current sector is characterised […]

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Paragon Architects has transformed a taxi rank into final office building in the Sasol precinct in Sandton.

PARAGON ARCHITECTS TRANSFORMS TAXI RANK INTO OFFICE

The existing taxi rank on the corner of Katherine Street and Albertyn Road has been transformed into a P-grade office development by Paragon Architects. The Alchemy Properties project, known as 52 Katherine Street, completes the so-called Sasol precinct with a strong street-facing presence. The design brief was to maximise the permissible floor area ratio, coverage […]

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hansgrohe’s Talis M54 brings a touch of love to your kitchen

REDISCOVER JOY IN THE KITCHEN

Cooking shouldn’t be a chore. It unites family and friends and brings culinary magic to life –through happy accidents, expertise and experiments. The kitchen is the centre of the home that connects the people who matter most in your life. And the hansgrohe Talis M54 kitchen mixers make a true meal of world-class design in […]

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A ground-breaking South African study by Divercity and GBCSA reveals that the location of housing development is key to lowering carbon emissions.

Does location matter?

Location, location, location! This real estate mantra is considered the key to successful property development. Now, a ground-breaking South African study reveals that the location of housing development is also the key to lowering carbon emissions – significantly so. A new quantitative study on the impact of the location of housing development in Johannesburg on […]

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Mapei South Africa manufactures and supplies world-class flooring solutions that are reliable, efficient and long lasting.

MAPEI – YOUR PARTNER IN FLOORING

MAPEI, a worldwide leader in the manufacture and supply of world class flooring solutions has established itself in the local flooring market through its range of innovative quality system solutions and technical service provided to the market. As an ISO 9001 accredited manufacturer they not only adhere to the strictest local quality standards within the […]

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Don’t forget that surface preparation and the choice of paint when it is time to decorate.

PROMINENT ULTRA MATT – A GOOD ALL ROUNDER!

When it is time to decorate a newly build house or even to just paint a previously painted wall surface, we tend to only focus on the colour choices. Although the colour is very important, we should not forget that the surface preparation and the choice of paint to be used is also a vital […]

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PPC Africa sheds light on its sustainability model and the impact it has been making in the countries in which it has a presence.

Sharing the PPC Africa sustainability model: Grassroot Corporate Social Investment

The rapidly changing business environment has shown companies that they should put contributing to the improvement of the socio-economic circumstances of the communities in which they operate at the core of their values. While these contributions help to enhance their reputation, it shows that they are locally relevant and responsive to the needs of their […]

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LED downlights are typically available in two options: fixtures with replaceable lamps or integrated units. What are the pros and cons?

LED DOWNLIGHTS: GU10 VS INTEGRATED

Downlights are one of the most common light fixtures in the contemporary home. They provide ample illumination while keeping the space looking streamlined, as they sit neatly inside the ceiling itself. Almost every room in the home can benefit from this type of light fixture and lighting. When shopping around for LED downlights, you’re typically […]

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Paralline, the new product line from Reynaers Aluminium combines contemporary design with elegant aesthetics and sustainable solutions.

LITTLE EFFORT, TO MAKE YOUR HOME UNIQUE

Paralline aluminium façade cladding effortlessly combines contemporary design with elegant aesthetics and sustainable solutions. The new product line allows architects and other professionals to create one-of-a-kind homes and buildings with a limited set of profiles. Paralline builds on over 50 years of experience in the production of aluminium joinery and is available in a range […]

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South African décor brand Mo’s Crib has partnered with US global retail giant Crate and Barrel.

SA DESIGN BRAND MO’S CRIB LANDS CRATE & BARREL PARTNERSHIP

Having started their journey offering clients one product, Mo’s Crib has grown from humble beginnings to having 35 active products which have been showcased globally, and now is in partnership with one of the biggest retailers in the US, Crate and Barrel. Launched by Pretoria-based sisters Morongwe ‘Mo’ and Michelle Mokone, Mo’s Crib started off […]

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