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Modern African manufacturer Belgotex, has launched a collection of luxury vinyl tiles, the fastest growing flooring category in the world.


Modern African manufacturer Belgotex, has launched a collection of LVT flooring that visits all corners of the world without taking anything away from these places of wonder – except inspiration. (more…)

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CPD-accredited timber construction conference


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.


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.


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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Plantation Shutters make both solid wood and aluminium shutters, offering designers and homeowners both options of elegance and security.


Conventional wisdom always used to be “Renovating your kitchen and bathroom will immediately add value to your home”. This still rings true, especially in the current market where home-owners are looking to extract the maximum advantage out of their most valuable asset. A further contribution to this growing investment practice is the addition of solid […]

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Tile Africa Contracts reports on the latest tile and bathroom ware trends from Cersaie 2013

Tile Africa Contracts attended Cersaie 2013, the tile and bathroom ware industry event held annually in September in Bologna, Italy and observed that wood was the overarching theme with wood-look tiles taking centre stage. This year saw more than 100,000 visitors take in the best of what’s to come in terms of technology, innovation and […]

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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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The Cradle-to-grave eco approach explained

19 July 2013, Johannesburg: There are many various individual aspects that help to define a product’s green credentials. However, it is essential to look at the environmental impact of the product in question from a holistic perspective, and to see how all those individual aspects work together, in order to truly understand how “green” it […]

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Envirodeck Sets the Stage for Big Brother Africa 2013

The game has begun yet again, and this time, Africa’s most popular reality TV show has added a whole new level of style to the Big Brother Africa house with quality composite decking and beautiful outdoor lighting from Envirodeck. Since its inception in 2003, Big Brother Africa has become somewhat of a phenomenon. Now in […]

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Corobrik’s Fireside Travetine blends with the environment at Umdoni Retirement Village

Aesthetic appeal, low maintenance costs and increased comfort were key requirements during the design and construction of the beautiful Umdoni Retirement Village in Pennington on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, according to Corobrik’s Sales Manager – Coastal, Pat Moon. He said Corobrik’s Fireside Travertine FBA face bricks had become a signature characteristic of the […]

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