Wood for thought 2020-11-17T14:16:18+00:00

Malaysia’s Covid-19 number could affect timber exports

By | February 5th, 2021|Wood for thought|

Malaysia is a major exporter of timber to South Africa. The total Malaysian export of timber products to South Africa from January to October 2020 was USD27.9-million, down by 40.3% compared to the same period [...]

Stability amidst uncertainty

By | January 20th, 2021|Wood for thought|

The one certainty for 2021 is that the uncertainty will continue throughout the year, and stability will probably only return by the end of the year, or mid-2022. […]

  • 70% of all sawn timber in South Africa is used for roof structures. Image credit: SABuilder

Most wood in SA used for roof trusses

By | December 11th, 2020|Wood for thought|

It is telling that 70% of all sawn timber in South Africa is currently being used in buildings, mainly in roof structures. According to the document Promotion of wood construction strategic recommendations by the Department of Trade, [...]

  • The transition to timber in construction is well underway. Image credit: Azure

We need timber, not brick houses

By | November 17th, 2020|Wood for thought|

The timber and construction sectors are key in the transition to a new way of living. Building with timber reduces the carbon footprint and ensures a healthier lifestyle. Living in a timber building is an [...]