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2011 Bathroom Faucet Trends

Tapping into trends It is a well-known fact that it is the smaller details that truly finish a home, and this is especially true in the bathroom. Says Jasmin Kraneveldt from Bathroom Bizarre: “The choice of bathroom faucets can really make or break a bathroom composition, and hence there are a number of concerns that […]

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A multitude of uses

The use of wood in interiors is becoming increasingly popular and expanding to include wooden products that are suitable for use in wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. In this article we explore, among other topics, the latest uses of wood in interiors   Q Have you noticed any innovative or interesting uses for […]

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Johannesburg’s first mall overhauled

Cape Town has Table Mountain, Durban its beaches and the Kruger National Park, the Big Five. While tourists flock to South Africa to enjoy our country’s natural beauty, they also come from far and wide to pay pilgrimage to our shopping mecca, Johannesburg. With over 80 shopping centres serving thousands of tourists each year, along […]

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Select the best for the best results

For the true media enthusiast, there is nothing better than a private home theatre nestled in the comfort of your own home. However, since it is a costly investment and an exceptionally technical installation, it is always best to entrust the design and installation to a professional.   Investing in a custom home theatre is […]

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Sense and sensuality – bathroom cabinet trends for 2011

It was over a decade ago when trend watchers started noticing the first stirrings of the inclusion of furniture in the bathroom. Today, this is standard practice, with a wide variety of beautiful and durable furniture on the market, made specifically for bathroom applications.   Says Jasmin Kraneveldt from Bathroom Bizarre: “In the past, many […]

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3Concepts 1e-IDEA competition powered by HP and Autodesk

Concept:   We know that a project is the expression of an idea, and these ideas are based on concepts. HP, with collaboration from Autodesk, wants to find the architect or student with the best architectural ideas through this on-line architectural challenge, using the HP ePrint & Share solution.   1. HP has invited its […]

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Precast concrete standards – essential armour plating for CPA disputes

Although the Consumer Protection Act has been in force for several months, the jury is still out as to the impact it will make on the South African economy and, more specifically, on precast concrete manufacturers.   However, Concrete Manufacturers Association director, Hamish Laing, observes that companies which adhere or manufacture to a certifiable standard […]

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SESSA Suggests Tariff Bidding Model Will Hurt Local Sustainable Energy Industry

Government’s plan to adopt a tariff bidding model effectively abandons the REFIT model it promulgated in 2009 and puts the local sustainable energy industry, particularly the photovoltaic sector, at a disadvantage.   That’s the opinion of SESSA, the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa. Echoing the sentiments of other industry bodies, SESSA said a tariff […]

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A more ecological, economical future is made possible with the Green Building Council SA Convention

If you knew you could halve the cost of running your business or home, would you laugh and turn away?   Of course not, particularly in these strained times. That’s precisely why the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) is hosting its fourth annual Convention and Exhibition, sponsored by Nedbank Corporate Property Finance, in […]

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Telesure Investment Holdings announces the construction of its new head office

Telesure Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (Telesure) is part of an international financial services group and houses the leading insurance brands in South Africa including Auto & General Insurance, Unity Insurance and Dial Direct Insurance; insurance brokerages such as Budget Insurance Brokers and 1st for Women Insurance Brokers and life insurance provider, 1Lifedirect.   The Brief […]

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