Features 2018-09-04T08:28:38+00:00
  • Various kinds of cutting equipment exposes workers to possible injury.

Keeping it safe in sawmills

July 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Keeping it safe in sawmills

By the Department of Labour. Following up from our June/July 2018 ‘Safety at the Cutting Edge’ feature, the Department of Labour shares invaluable insight into the nitty-gritty of health and safety in sawmilling. […]

  • Bulk insulation installed in timber walls.

Achieving thermal comfort

July 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Achieving thermal comfort

By Candace Sofianos King Timber iQ investigates the latest trends of using thermal insulation in timber construction. […]

  • Wood preservation increases durability and gives extended service life to timber structures.

Lasting preservation

July 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Lasting preservation

By Candace Sofianos King | Photos by Creative Commons. As a natural and renewable building material, timber has undergone maintenance for centuries. What preservation processes are used today and how can correct timber treatment extend the longevity [...]

Timber’s top women

July 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Timber’s top women

By Candace Sofianos King Timber industry role players shed light on what it takes to be a woman in the wood sector. […]

  • Timber from sustainable forests and plantations all over the world are available in South Africa. Image: Chelsea Bock

SA spoilt for choice with timber

June 28th, 2018|Comments Off on SA spoilt for choice with timber

By Ina Opperman Timber is fast becoming more popular as people turn their backs on artificial materials that impact the environment negatively. However, higher demand puts more pressure on the availability of local and imported [...]

  • Coating and / or painting a timber surface does require some knowledge, therefore research is mandatory to reach the desired effect. Image: Pixabay
  • There are a few products that are required for use when coating, quality paintbrushes are one of them. Image: Pixabay
  • Sanding the wood back to rare wood helps to create a long-lasting effect when reapplying a coating. Image: Pixabay
  • Surfaces that aren’t prepared well can, over time, peel or crack. Image: Pixabay

Paint it well, coat it well

June 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Paint it well, coat it well

By Ntsako Khosa Wood is a building material that is versatile and flexible, so clients may choose to paint or coat it; we look at how this can be done while ensuring longevity of the [...]

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