• The durability of the timber is an important consideration when deciding where it will be used and what conditions it will be subjected to. Image credit: American Hardwood Export Council.

Technical Matters: Durability

June 9th, 2022|

By Neil Summers, AHEC Technical Consultant This is the fourth in a series of technical articles that aim to inform the reader of the different technical properties of wood and how these properties can affect [...]

  • Green School South Africa classrooms and campus have been built using sustainable, locally-sourced materials. Image credit: AECOM

Green School South Africa

December 9th, 2021|

Supplied by AECOM Infrastructure consulting firm AECOM enabled Green School South Africa in the Drakenstein Valley near Paarl in the Western Cape to be fast-tracked to open on time for the 2021 school year. [...]

  • Image by Rare Woods SA

Decking and outdoor structural timber

October 1st, 2021|

Supplied by Rare Woods SA An attractive outdoor deck can significantly enhance the appeal (and value) of a property, whilst providing a serene and natural backdrop to the typical South African outdoor ‘braai-and-pool’ lifestyle. [...]

Floored by Malaysian timbers

September 8th, 2021|

Its beauty comes with age while its warmth and texture are almost eternal. Nothing beats the presence of timber in our living space and wooden floorings are stunning additions that provide a direct connection to [...]