WoodEX for Africa, the largest trade exhibition in Africa dedicated exclusively to the timber trade, is gearing up for its milestone fifth instalment taking place at Gallagher Estate in Midrand from 11-13 July 2018. WoodEX for Africa is a timber-focussed trade exhibition hosted biennially and offers a unique business and networking platform to connect, unify and grow the African timber,
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 Smart Buildings & Infrastructure series of summits is Africa’s only platform designed for decision-makers and analysts from the public and private sectors responsible for the design, construction and operation of infrastructure assets and or the specification and procurement of major infrastructure assets. These summits, taking place 24 May 2017 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, will provide key insights into emerging
[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
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
[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
Choosing timber in design and construction can help tackle climate change in several ways. One of the most important is wood’s capacity for carbon storage. Growing trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, emit oxygen and store carbon. Carbon remains locked in the wood for the life of the piece of timber until it rots, decays or is burnt. Australia’s