Understanding the qualities of wood in construction.

Construction

Timber is an exquisite and distinctive natural material, but it is often undervalued. Natural products are designed to withstand the forces of nature, so it can be concluded that wood is inherently strong. While some types of wood are more durable than others, treatments like CCA can significantly enhance their durability. If the treatment is […]

Fink Roof Truss: The most common type used in South Africa

Roof truss

A timber roof truss is a structural framework made of wood used to support its weight. It consists of a series of interconnected triangles that distribute the weight of the roof evenly across the walls of the structure. The truss can span large distances without the need for internal load-bearing walls, allowing for open floor […]

Expert Tips for Working with Pine Structural Timber.

Structural Pine Timber

Pine Structural Timber otherwise known as South African Pine, also known as Pinus Patula, is a softwood species that is native to South Africa. It has several natural characteristics that make it suitable for a variety of applications. Over the years, pine wood has become one of the most important forestry products in South Africa. […]

From Appearance to Durability: Key Differences Between High-Quality and Low-Quality CCA Treated Poles and Timber

CCA poles and timber

The properties of CCA treated poles and timber are highly desirable in construction due to its lightness, low density, high strength-to-weight ratio and durability. These characteristics allow for the creation of lightweight structures to have excellent earthquake resistance, reduced cost of foundations, and ease of transport and erection. As an experienced building contractor, you probably […]

Going the Distance: How Our Timber Delivery Strategy Combines Road and Ocean Transport

Delivery

To mainly small construction companies delivery of their poles and timber products can become a problem. This is particularly so when it comes to moving timber to the intended destinations. This is because they may not have the necessary resources or means to effectively transport large and heavy materials. The lack of proper transportation options […]

5 Important Tips for Building A Timber Structure

Timber Structure

The construction of a Timber structure is becoming increasingly popular as builders start to turn to more sustainable building methods. It is important to know that, to sustain a large and growing timber frame construction market, Sustainable Forestry Practices are imperative. Thus, buying from a well-trusted, certified supplier ensures that you are buying from a […]

How to reach almost net zero with sustainable building

Net Zero Building

Constructing a Net Zero building is no easy task. Whoever achieves that, deserves an honour. However, we can start by practicing sustainable building in many other ways. Sustainable building is the construction of buildings using renewable and recyclable building materials. The main objective is that buildings positively impact the health of our environment and humankind. […]

Revamp your yard with these DIY ideas.

DIY

If you have a yard that you feel may need a change then these DIY ideas might just work for you. Timber works perfectly well in DIY projects because it is lightweight, easy to handle, cost-effective, and versatile. If it is CCA treated and used for the correct applications, it can be very durable. You […]

Building Contractors: 4 key factors that will lead your business to greater success

Building

According to current trends, contemporary building design ideas are leaning towards the utilization of hybrid timber construction systems. These systems incorporate natural materials such as timber, which make a striking impression. This often mirrors the external characteristics of modern homes. The concept of fusing modern designs, featuring sleek lines and shapes, with wood, alongside adding […]

6 Famous Stair Shapes Used In South Africa

Pine Stair Shapes

Whether you’re an architecture enthusiast, a curious traveler, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of well-crafted design, this blog will take you on an enlightening adventure, showcasing the diversity and ingenuity of South African pine stair shapes. From sweeping spiral staircases that exude elegance and grandeur to minimalist and modern straight flights that embody […]

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