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A new dimension in flooring

Traviata Flooring has launched a new product called Aspecta 5 – and reports are that it’s going to change the face of  luxury vinyl commercial flooring. Aspecta is a dry back (glue down) LVT range where the difference is in the detail:  The 3,2mm thick vinyl boasts a 0,7mm ceramic bead coated wear layer and […]

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SA Embassy in Washington DC has a striking new feature

Among the more than 175 diplomatic missions in Washington, D.C., few stand out more than the South African Embassy on Massachusetts Avenue’s Embassy Row.  Marked by its iconic Nelson Mandela statue, the embassy’s twin Dutch Colonial buildings are now joined in the middle by a new glass atrium shaded with a striking Cambridge Architectural wire […]

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Economic challenges make the business imperative for green buildings even stronger

With rising operating costs and the economic slowdown in South Africa likely to have an impact on commercial property developments within the next few months, it is an opportune time for developers to explore the business case for green buildings further. That is the view of Ken Reynolds, Regional Executive Gauteng, Nedbank Corporate Property Finance. […]

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Building industry trending upwards

Even despite elections, crippling strikes and uneasy foreign exchange rates the building industry in South Africa is on the mend and is showing signs of recovering beyond many analysts’ expectations. This is according to Nico Pienaar, director of the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association (Aspasa), whose members are key suppliers of building materials to the […]

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Johnson Tiles now manufactures inkjet tiles for the South African market

Local tile manufacturer Johnson Tiles recently introduced its Fusion range of inkjet ceramic tiles in various sizes. The company has a heritage of over sixty years in South Africa and is known for its glazed ceramic and porcelain floor tiles as well as a select range of imported wall tiles. Johnson Tiles invested over R8-million […]

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Chryso South Africa has launched Chryso Deco City, a new innovation for the decorative concrete flooring market – particularly suitable for the enhancement of urban public areas. Chryso South Africa is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. Hannes Engelbrecht, Chryso SA GM Marketing & Inland Sales, says Chryso Deco City – a new and […]

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Read the January/February 2014 issue of Leading Architecture & Design here We feature Culross on Main by M-Architects, Strauss Daly Place by Elphick Proome Architects, Brits Hospital by Jas Vancraybex Architects and profile Mellet & Human Architects

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Environmentally-friendly furniture top of mind for consumers and business owners

Sino Source Global, importer of fine quality furniture, has taken the lead in sourcing environmentally-friendly office and designer furniture from China. “With our own offices in Guangzhou, China, as well as a vast network of reputable suppliers available to us, Sino Source Global ensures that the products and furniture we source for our clients are […]

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Lafarge provides concrete solutions for new Bloemfontein reservoir

The Readymix business line of Lafarge South Africa played a key role in the construction of the recently completed Naval Hill Reservoir in Bloemfontein. The 35 megalitre reservoir is part of a new water supply system, which will serve over 45 000 people in Mangaung Metro Municipality, as well as unlock development in the area. Mangaung […]

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GROHE means business in Africa

GROHE, the world leading German manufacturer in sanitary fittings is entrenching its foothold within the African market through continued expansion and dedicated commitment to bringing pure water enjoyment to all. GROHE is renowned world-wide for their innovative technologies, ground-breaking designs and firm commitment to environmental sustainability. With GROHE sales offices established in East and West […]

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