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  • The inside of the Tomioka Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  Image credit: Katsuhisa Kida/FOTOTECA

Yoshino kimono store gets a ‘traditional’ revamp!

July 18th, 2019|

The city of Tomioka in Japan is known for its world heritage Tomioka Silk Mill. Within its dark-brown townscape, The Tomioka Chamber of Commerce and Industry purchased ‘Yoshino Gofuku-ten’, a traditional Kimono store, to relocate [...]

  • Bundu Poles signs quality pledge

Bundu Poles signs quality pledge

July 17th, 2019|

By Dolphin Bay Bundu Pale founder, Alewyn Janson, taught his son, Teunis Janson, that it takes hard work and overtime to build a good reputation, which can be lost very quickly. […]

  • A Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer beetle can cause extensive damage to trees. Image credit: UCI Sustainability

Getting ahead of the destructive beetle

July 16th, 2019|

The City of Cape Town has developed best practice methods for the removal and disposal of trees infested with the invasive Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer beetle (PSHB). […]

  • A ready-to-use, water-base intumescent fire-retardant wood treatment. Image credit: Sascp

Fire protection for timber structures

July 15th, 2019|

A serious fire at the Samuel Garside House development in Barking, London resulted in a discussion about an industrial fire-retardant pre-treatment for the timber balconies and cladding across the front of the building. [...]