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Roofing

14
Aug

Myths about timber construction: Setting the record straight

While timber construction has a relatively small footprint in South Africa, with its host of environmental and performance benefits, the building material is enjoying increasing popularity and interest among the general public and trade alike. Even so, misconceptions about timber as a construction material are still commonplace, limiting potential users from enjoying the manifold benefits of this unique, renewable building

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7
Aug

Workshop: Understanding Roof Inspections coming to Cape Town & Johannesburg in October

In an effort to boost skills development in South Africa’s roofing industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will be hosting a CPD-accredited workshop on Understanding Roof Inspections in both Johannesburg and Cape Town from 22 to 24 October 2019. Any person who is interested in expanding their knowledge

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2
Mar

Online certification programme to support skills development in roofing

[Johannesburg, 2 March 2018]: In a bid to drive its mandate of supporting skills training and development in the timber construction industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body and watchdog for the timber building industry, recently launched its Online Certification Programme. Designed to offer study materials and tests to improve skills in the timber roofing

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6
Dec

Roof inspector training uplifts industry

[Johannesburg, 6 December 2017]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-registered Professional Body for the engineered timber construction industry, hosted a Roof Inspector Training Course at its Isando offices from 21 to 23 November. Well attended by delegates including engineers, quality home inspectors, fabricators and erectors, the course has both delivered on its main aims and has further

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22
Mar

Compliant timber roof truss construction essential for sound roof structure

[Johannesburg, 22 March 2017]: Poorly constructed roofs have become a real concern in residential South Africa. The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) offers insight into legislation governing this aspect of a building as well as guidelines for a correctly built, sound timber roof structure. Arguably one of the most important parts of any home construction, the roof protects

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3
Mar

Essential elements of sound roof truss construction

The roof is arguably one of the most important parts of any home construction; it protects the home’s contents, finishes and residents from the elements and it is also one of the largest, heaviest and most costly structures in any home design. There are four elements in roof truss construction that are vital for a sound end result: The timber

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23
Feb

Case study: Streamlining the complex residential roof

[Johannesburg, 23 February 2017]: Every so often, a complex residential roof, of average scale and with relatively small truss spans, arrives for design and estimation at a timber roof truss fabricator. While it may not necessarily be of grand scale, even relatively small yet complex projects can cause frustrations to all along the supply chain – with mounting time and

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1
Dec

Why is legal compliance regarding roof maintenance so important?

The roof is a structurally important and very costly component of a building and the average cost of a roof as a portion of the final building can easily exceed 25%. The costs associated with repair or replacement of the same roof structure will be even more than this due to the additional work required to establish structural integrity. This

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23
Nov

Laminated timber viable for structural applications

[Johannesburg, 23 November 2016]: As a country whose available natural resources need to be conserved and used optimally, the South African construction trade can benefit from making use of laminated timber beams for structural applications. So says Abe Stears, Managing Director of the South African Technical Auditing Services (SATAS), who offer certification and inspection services for the timber, chemical, metallurgical

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14
Nov

Your roof: Getting it right

Your roof is a structurally important and very costly component in any construction project. The average cost of a roof as a component of the final building cost can easily exceed 25% of the total cost. The cost of repair or replacement will be more than this quoted percentage due to the additional work that will be required to establish

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