As the South African building materials market has become more diverse and competitive, manufacturers have jostled to provide the longest warranty terms to entice buyers. Though new technologies and materials are undoubtedly improving product performance in leaps and bounds, warranties should not all be taken at face value and customers should take the time to
Chartwell Corner is located in a prime location between the entrance gates of two of Johannesburg’s most well-known upmarket residential estates – Dainfern Estate and Steyn City – in Johannesburg. Despite its convenient location at a major intersection in an affluent and densifying area with great retail potential, a lack of visibility led to the previous shopping
The advancement of building materials available in South Africa has transformed not only the look and feel of modern aesthetic designs but the structural capabilities of the materials themselves, opening up new possibilities for local homeowners.
A 300m long clearwater lagoon forms the centrepiece of the next phase of development for South Africa’s premier lifestyle estate, Steyn City. Providing a beach lifestyle away from the coast, Steyn City’s residential lagoon area features swimming areas, a water park for children, volleyball courts and a refreshment kiosk. PROJECT DETAILS Project Name: Steyn City
Chinzombo Lodge site is an ecologically sensitive region within a national wildlife conservation park, which required any construction to be environmentally friendly, minimise physical impact during construction and ensure longevity to prevent unnecessary future upgrades or maintenance. PROJECT DETAILS Project Name Chinzombo Lodges Project Type Decking, flooring and fascias Description Composite decking and fascia boards
This project represented the first residential installation of the Apex® product range and first use of the new Brazilian teak L-finish in South Africa. Specified by the architects for use as the primary look and feel of the client’s outdoor entertainment area, Apex® was selected for its ease of installation, long-term performance and high fire
International home improvement, gardening and DIY retailer Leroy Merlin began rolling out retail stores in Johannesburg, South Africa, but found that the timber products deployed in the creation of a façade to support its primary branding were weathering, tarnishing and discolouring after a short period. VistaClad™ and Lifespan™ support beams by Eva-Last® were selected by
Yum!, the owner of the KFC franchise rights in Africa, sought high-performance décor and architectural materials in complying with a worldwide update of the brand’s outlet specifications. As the franchise coordinator, Yum! required a solution which would accurately match global look and feel specifications while reducing maintenance and related costs for individual franchise owners to
Stand on Quality Assurance Decks built around pools or patios to beautify living spaces are very popular home improvements in South Africa and these are technically regulated by South African National Standards relating to flooring. However, such constructions and the building materials used are seldom checked over by a relevant authority, which is a major
For years common sense dictated that solid composite boards were more durable than hollow ones. While hollow composite profiles offered certain advantages thanks to their lighter weight, the industry was plagued with issues surrounding moisture in the hollow chambers and their long-term instability. Only recently has the all new I-Series™ composite product range been able to take the good without the bad by creating an improved product and new semi-solid composite product category. The I-Series™ semi-solid composite product line offers a very lightweight board that performs arguably better than even solid boards.