Myths 2020-11-17T13:39:24+00:00
  • Vascol Azure makes it possible to treat wood products in their final shape. Image credit: Lonza Wood Preservatives

Alternative preservative retains market share

By | February 5th, 2021|Features, Myths|

Edited by Leon Louw In response to the growing awareness of end consumers making more eco-sensitive choices and the resultant shifting demand by treaters for an alternative to metal-based solvent treatment products, Lonza Wood Protection [...]

  • Image credit: Leon Louw

The potential of engineered wood as a sustainable construction material

By | January 20th, 2021|Myths, Talking Timber|

By Chrisna du Plessis, Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria Despite wide-spread use around the world, South Africans still regard timber construction with suspicion, best left to holiday log cabins and Wendy houses. [...]

  • Standards and regulations are essential when using timber as a construction material. Image credit: Island Timber Frame

Standards needed for timber

By | December 11th, 2020|Myths|

By Rudolf Opperman, NRCS architecture and National Building Regulations technical adviser   Building standards and regulations are essential when talking about using timber as a construction material. It will be worth looking at the most important [...]

  • Despite negative perceptions in South Africa, timber is a great alternative building material. Image credit: Leon Louw

A South African case for mass timber

By | November 17th, 2020|Myths|

By Jamie Smily, owner of XLAM South Africa The construction industry is in the midst of a paradigm shift, which promises to revolutionise the way we design, engineer and build. […]