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Saint-Gobain Gyproc launches GypWall DuraLine

Saint-Gobain Gyproc has announced the introduction of a high impact resistance plaster board walling system to their product portfolio in South Africa, available in July 2012.   GypWall DuraLine has a higher density core and consists of an aerated gypsum core with glass fibre and other proprietary additives. It is suitable for drylining internal surfaces […]

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Changing the face of flooring

With innovative technology a Husqvarna hallmark, the Husqvarna Hiperfloor system is already proving itself a leader in its field. Successful applications in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors make this low-maintenance, dust-free flooring the smart choice. Using machinery, chemicals and resin bond polishing diamonds, this cost-effective Hiperfloor system results in hard-wearing and hygienic yet chic […]

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Polished concrete flooring leads the way

Polished concrete is becoming increasingly popular amongst home owners and commercial property developers owing to its aesthetic and easy maintenance appeal and endless decorative opportunities. Local concrete architectural and interior design show house, Concreate, is an interactive hub where architects and interior designers can be inspired through its showroom to create unique designs using its […]

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Looking for ArchiCAD course/teacher

Looking for somebody to teach me how to create 3D rendered and animated models using ArchiCAD or a similar programme. Please contact me on 0721877795 Garth J Whitaker CEO – Creative Creations Email garth@garthjw.com  

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Saint-Gobain Gyproc launches SoundBloc to stop noise transmission

Saint-Gobain Gyproc announces the launch of SoundBloc, a light weight construction system that limits the transmission of sounds as loud as 81dB. This system is ideal for use in healthcare and education developments where blocking the transmission of noise has a positive impact on the environment. Saint-Gobain Gyproc used an international best practice benchmark to […]

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Intelligent buildings for today and tomorrow’s energy challenges

In today’s energy-sensitive world, it comes as no surprise that good common sense can do a great deal in making a difference. Buildings and the various cogs and chains that run it are no different. According to Neil Cameron, General Manager at Johnson Controls Building Efficiency: Systems & Service: Africa, energy efficiency does not enjoy […]

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Comprehensive survey into residential adoption of solar water heating systems launched

The most comprehensive survey to date in South Africa into the residential adoption of solar water heating systems by middle and high income earners has been launched by an honours student at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).   Sian Adams hopes the survey will identify what factors prompted South Africans to adopt solar […]

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C&CI free publications on sustainability

The Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) has produced the first in a series of new, free publications on the sustainability of concrete.   Hanlie Turner, Marketing Manager of C&CI, says the new 28-page, full colour publication, Sustainable Concrete, outlines the concept of concrete sustainability and the importance of providing sustainable buildings and infrastructure.   “The […]

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