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Pressure Treatment Vessels: The risk of opinion-based compliance

26, Aug 2020

Treating timber by way of opinion-based decision making rather than in accordance with the law will lead to the use of unsafe and non-compliant pressure treatment vessels...

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Perceptions remain a hindrance to timber industry

24, Aug 2020

The construction industry is undergoing a paradigm shift, which promises to revolutionise the way we design, engineer and build. This is according to Jamie Smily, managing director of XLAM South Africa.

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Get ahead of the game in 2020

20, Aug 2020

ITC-SA is offering estimators and designers in the nail-plated timber roof truss industry access to fundamental training through its Level 1 and 2 Estimator/Designer Courses, which carry 6 ECSA CPD points each.

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Benefits of timber trumps brick and mortar

19, Aug 2020

There are many benefits of using timber rather than conventional building materials in a world that is increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of development.

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10 Reasons Why Timber is the Most Eco-Friendly Building Material

17, Aug 2020

The demand for eco-friendly buildings has increased both due to young people entering the housing market and growing concerns about the climate change crisis.

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Asian buyers returns to Africa

13, Aug 2020

According to The Tropical Timber Market Report (TTM) buyers from China and other Asian countries are slowly returning to the Central and West African timber markets.

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Fastest Optimizing Cross-Cut Saw In The World

10, Aug 2020

This WEINIG Optimizing Cross-Cut Saw 450 Quantum is setting new standards in the industry by being the fastest optimizing cross-cut saw in the world.

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Rafters or trusses

06, Aug 2020

When it comes to constructing the roof of a house people are often confronted with a multitude of choices. One of the most confusing questions to answer is whether you want rafters or trusses. Most people don’t know that there is a difference between the two.

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New CLT building set to influence construction and design in SA

29, Jul 2020

After almost 150 years of concrete and steel, the world is returning to wood. This time around it is a revolutionary use of wood called Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) that is transforming building construction globally.

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Timber as the dominant construction material for building: Part 1

28, Jul 2020

The question is, can (and should) locally produced wood materials fulfil this function in residential construction?  

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