Are you considering building a timber frame home or structure? A timber home is a significant investment, so it is important to do your research. We’ve listed just a few advantages of timber buildings to help you along your way. Timber structures: Act as carbon sinks Light and environmentally friendly Well suited to eco-sensitive, hard-to-reach sites or unstable soil conditions
There are four elements in roof truss construction that are vital for a sound end result. The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) weighs in: Structural timber to be used & must comply with the design intent (SATAS or SABS marked) Structural timber needs to be marked with red ink on the face of the timber at 1m intervals.
[Johannesburg, 31 August 2017]: While timber decking is most often associated with leisure and entertainment, and considered a complement to a larger structure, the importance of correct deck building is not always fully appreciated. Peter Bissett of well-renowned KwaZulu-Natal timber construction company, Cottage Concepts, Timber Deck Member of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), shares insight into the
The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) cordially invites you to attend this topical workshop on Practical & Legal Aspects of the National Building Regulations with Specific Reference to SANS 10400 Part L: Roofs. Validated by: ECSA & SAIA (1 CPD POINT) Background With regards to the implementation of the National Building Regulations SANS10400 Part L – Roofs, with reference to SANS10243 – Manufacture and
A Roof Inspector Training Course will be hosted at the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) head office (SAFCA Building, 6 Hulley Road, Isando) from 28-30 August 2017 (from 8 am to 4 pm each day). The cost is R5500 [excl. VAT] per person. This course has been CPD accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). ECSA CPD Accredited
The Cape Construction Conference & Trade Expo is the ultimate marketing experience for suppliers and solution providers to the construction industry. Boasting over 80 exhibitors, this trade expo plays host to suppliers and solution providers involved in pre-construction, construction and post construction phases of the construction cycle. Chemicals, tools, mechanical, equipment, finishes, materials and contracting services suppliers will be on
[Johannesburg, 22 June 2017]: With Women’s Month fast approaching, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body and regulator of the engineered timber structure industry, spotlights three of its female members, who share their experiences as women in construction. While the South African construction sector is a provider of a significant number of jobs and fertile
[Johannesburg, 5 June 2017]: While there are a few misconceptions around timber’s fire performance, structural timber for roofing is both commonplace and performs well under fire conditions. As with every aspect of building, timber roof trusses must be manufactured and erected in line with the National Building Regulations and SANS 10400, which provide for fire safety. Building regulations, set in
The National Treasury has published an instruction note that from the 1st of February 2017 steel products and components for construction have been designated. The SAISC started the process with power lines in 2009 and applied for designation of power station steelwork in 2012. What does this mean? It means that government buyers must specify only locally produced steel products
While the rights of all South African workers enshrined in the country’s constitution and labour legislation were celebrated on Workers’ Day on the 1st of May, every day the rights of over 80% of workers in the Western Cape’s building industry are improved. This is due to their employers being members of the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC).