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Revised Timber Treatment Standards Published

28, Oct 2020

The revised standards governing timber treatment in South Africa have been published, and certification bodies will now verify treatment plants against the new standards.

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Timber as the dominant construction material for building - Part 2

14, Oct 2020

Construction contributes to around one third of global carbon emissions, so the way in which buildings are built is a really important consideration. As a recap into our research into this subject We posed three basic questions

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Date and venue confirmed for WoodEX for Africa

30, Sep 2020

Africa's premier timber trade expo will be held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg from 29 June - 1 July 2021 ,Our new date has been set, following postponement of the 2020 edition.

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SA could build 95,000 wooden houses a year – here’s why it should, according to a new study

29, Sep 2020

South Africa has enough log resource options available to build close to 95,000 houses a year, according to researchers at Stellenbosch University (SU) who studied the potential for such a housing solution.

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Feather in its KAP

28, Sep 2020

IT’S been a really tough grind for most industrial companies in SA over the past five years – but Stellenbosch-headquartered KAP Industrial is still pressing ahead with various new capacity expansion projects and technology investments.

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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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