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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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CPD-accredited timber construction conference

ITC-SA TO HOST CPD-ACCREDITED TIMBER CONFERENCE AT INTERBUILD AFRICA

As part of its mission to create and maintain standards in the timber construction industry, the ITC-SA, SAQA-accredited professional body and watchdog for the timber construction industry in South Africa, is committed to taking every opportunity to host information-sharing events like workshops, training sessions and presentations, which help to inform both the industry and the […]

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The Deck & Flooring Expo, co-located with WoodEX for Africa 2018, is set to host its inaugural instalment from 11-13 July at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg.

ALL HANDS ON DECK FOR INAUGURAL DECK & FLOORING EXPO

From the organisers of the highly-acclaimed timber trade expo, WoodEX for Africa, a new, specialised trade expo targeted at the residential, commercial and industrial flooring and decking markets will soon make its debut. The Deck & Flooring Expo, co-located with WoodEX for Africa 2018, is set to host its inaugural instalment from 11-13 July at […]

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With Women’s Month about to begin, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body and regulator of the engineered timber structure industry, spotlights three of its female members, who share their experiences as women in construction.

CLIMBING THE SCAFFOLDING: SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN IN ROOFING

While the South African construction sector is a provider of a significant number of jobs and fertile ground for entrepreneurial activities, female representation across all strata in the sector is fundamentally lacking. According to the National Home Builders Registration Council’s (NHBRC) Women Empowerment Programme website, “Participation by women in the construction industry remains low. Support […]

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LCP Roofing designed, fabricated and erected House Chaplin’s roof

INNOVATIVE ROOF DESIGN LENDS PASTORAL APPEAL TO MODERN PRETORIA HOME

House Chaplin, an exquisite family home in the picturesque Cornwall Hill Estate in Irene, Pretoria East, called for a specially designed farm style roof with zero margin for error. LCP Roofing responded with precision and attention to detail for a roof that brings country life to the heart of suburbia. (more…)

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Roderick Wiles, AHEC Regional Director, will provide an introduction to American hardwoods at the Cape Town Seminar.

AMERICAN HARDWOOD SEMINAR IN CAPE TOWN

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry, has announced plans to host a seminar for specifiers, importers, traders, manufacturers and end users of American hardwoods in Cape Town next month –  April, 2016. (more…)

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Decorex showcases changing role of kitchen in the home

2015’s biggest kitchen trends, not to mention the very latest state-of-the-art kitchen products and appliances, will be on show at this year’s edition of Decorex SA, the country’s three-part exhibition showcase of South Africa’s foremost décor and design talent. Sponsored by world-leading Franke Kitchen Systems, the ‘Franke Make it Wonderful Kitchen Trends’ feature will launch […]

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Paolo Trinchero

New SAISC CEO Appointed

Paolo Trinchero has been appointed the new CEO of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC). He takes over from Dr Hennie de Clercq who has retired after being at the helm of the SAISC for the last 13 years. Trinchero says he looks forward to the myriad challenges he will face in the […]

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Swartland Winsters

Achieving long-term sustainability with wood

Cobus Lourens from Swartland offers an overview on what makes the use of timber products from Swartland such an effective long-term contributor to sustainability and green building practices.   25 September 2013, Johannesburg: Wood is a great green construction material – it is both sustainable and renewable when it is sourced from sustainably managed forests […]

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Peter Dodson (CEO) Councilor Adriana Randall, Donovan Fourie (Branch Manager)

Alert Steel and Build launches megastores

Alert Steel and Build announces the launch of its megastores in Gauteng, Limpopo and North West, where timber, plumbing, hardware and building materials have been introduced. [29 August 2013 – Johannesburg] – Steel and building-material giant Alert Steel Holdings Ltd today announced the opening of its new megastores in Pretoria, Polokwane, Lephalale and Brits. These […]

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