French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, visited Saint-Gobain South Africa’s premises in Germiston, Ekurhuleni (Gauteng) this month.

SAINT-GOBAIN YOUTHBUILD ACADEMY BRIDGES ARTISAN SKILLS GAPS AMONG DISADVANTAGED YOUTH

On 1 March 2019, the French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, visited Saint-Gobain South Africa’s premises in Germiston, Ekurhuleni (Gauteng). The focus of the visit was to showcase how Saint-Gobain has positioned itself as a leader in the sustainable construction sector while developing skills through its Saint-Gobain YouthBuild Academy. (more…)

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The Rubik, designed by DHK Architects and developed by Abland, consists of premium residential apartments above luxury offices and high-end retail space, housed within a distinctive modern glass-clad “tiered” building.

ICONIC NEW CAPE TOWN BUILDING THE RUBIK LAUNCHES ON TO MARKET

The Rubik, a newly launched luxury mixed-use building situated in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD is set to challenge property development in South Africa with its iconic and unique architecture and design. (more…)

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The Vanguard Collection, a leading brand of exclusive flooring products, has announced expansive additions and refinements to its ranges.

THE VANGUARD COLLECTION’S GROWTH CONTINUES

The Vanguard Collection, a leading brand of exclusive flooring products, has announced expansive additions and refinements to its ranges to further enhance the Collection’s offering to designers and home-owners. The new additions to The Vanguard Collection are: Granite – a robust tufted carpet tile inspired by natural marble and granite stone with unique natural veins […]

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KOHLER has introduced their sleek new Slim Seats for the Reve, Replay and Modern Life ranges, with Escale and Presqu’ile to follow, and GermShield for their Modern Life range of contemporary toilets and basins.

KOHLER INTRODUCES SLIM SEAT AND GermShield

As a multi award winning bathroom and kitchen manufacturer, KOHLER takes the design and performance of their sanitary ware seriously and that doesn’t stop at their toilet seats. This premium brand is pleased to announce the arrival of their sleek new Slim Seats for the Reve, Replay and Modern Life ranges, with Escale and Presqu’ile […]

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The new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Gaborone, Botswana, was one of the first projects to utilize GEZE as a complete-package door and window solution partner.

GEZE PROVIDES CROSS-BORDER SOLUTIONS AT FIRST HILTON GARDEN INN HOTEL IN AFRICA

“While Africa is the land of opportunity, and the possibilities are immense, we think that professionals need to work hard to understand the differences across the continent to realise its potential. A vast region of distinct countries and regions, where the majority of the cases lack efficient infrastructure, not only roads and tele-communications but buildings […]

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IKEA teamed up with a group of designers, architects, artists and creatives from five African countries to launch the limited-edition ÖVERALLT collection at Design Indaba Festival in Cape Town.

IKEA LAUNCHES ÖVERALLT COLLECTION DURING DESIGN INDABA FESTIVAL

Two years ago, IKEA teamed up with a group of designers, architects, artists and creatives from five African countries to collaborate around modern urban rituals and the importance they play in the home. The result is the limited-edition collection ÖVERALLT, which was launched on 27 February 2019 at the place where it all started – […]

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The Hansgrohe Group presents Innovative Design Highlights at ISH 2019, the world's leading trade fair for sanitary and heating technology.

CUSTOMER-CENTRICITY: THE hansgrohe GROUP PRESENTS INNOVATIVE DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS

Frankfurt will be the center of the international bathroom industry, when the world’s leading trade fair for sanitary and heating technology, the ISH, opens its doors in just a few weeks. This year, the Hansgrohe Group, with its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, is set to impress visitors with ground-breaking innovations for the bathroom and the […]

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Plascon’s Colour Forecast explores the ideal palette for welcoming the Autumn months taking inspiration from the shades of the mid-century period.

ON THE WALL WITH PLASCON: SHADES OF AUTUMN TO COCOON YOUR HOME

The people have spoken! Cocoons of rest and rejuvenation are what we want from our homes these days. A place where emotional comfort is granted as you walk through the front door. Plascon’s Luxury colour story from their Colour Forecast 2019 provides the ideal palette to achieve this look and feel and it’s perfect for […]

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The finalists for this year’s Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award incorporated sustainable architecture with innovation, technology and creative building design in their entries.

COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALISTS

Dirk Meyer, Corobrik’s Managing Director commented on the excellent standard of entries for this year’s awards: “Finalists have incorporated sustainable architecture with innovation, technology and creative building design in their entries for this year’s event to be held on the 7th May in Johannesburg.” (more…)

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This guidance note provides guidance to specifiers, designers, engineers, timber frame builders, or any other person or company regarding the correct use of treated timber poles for pilings or foundation poles in permanent buildings.

GUIDANCE NOTE: WOODEN PILING OR FOUNDATION POLES USED FOR PERMANENT BUILDINGS

1. Background and purpose H4 treated wooden poles are used in most normal ground contact applications in South Africa. According to the SANS 457-2 (Softwood species) and SANS 457-3 (Hardwood species) standards, the expected service life of timber used in ground contact should be at least 20 years or longer if treated and used correctly. […]

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