On lawns all around the world tiny houses are making an appearance. It’s a movement that has taken the world by storm! Providing an alternative to traditional home ownership, tiny homes are not only cost effective but have less impact on the environment that traditional brick and mortar... Continue Reading
Back in 2016, the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) saw a need to promote a wood culture society. With 1% of the South Africa’s total land area dedicated to forestry and a total investment into the industry annually of R46.7 billion (according to a report released by the South African... Continue Reading
While constructing homes out of wood is the norm in places such as the States and Scandinavia, building a wooden home in South Africa is normally revered as being ambitious, with few craftsmen having the necessary skills and knowledge to bring a home of this nature to life.
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Timber is an interesting, yet unforgiving medium that has a unique appeal in modern architecture. We are seeing the use of wood in a number of South Africa’s exciting architectural projects – be it for cladding, staircases, roofing structures or even entire tree houses.
“The versatility... Continue Reading
Horse logging is an age-old tradition long since replaced by machines in modern forestry operations, but this low-impact and environmentally friendly method still exists in some parts of the world and will always be remembered as part of forestry history. Here... Continue Reading
African Biomass Company (ABC) founder Willem van der Merwe is passionate about the environment and has built a business around turning wood waste into mulch (which is fed back into the soil), or chips for energy.
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The idea of planting a 'Great Green Wall' of trees across the African continent to combat desertification was perhaps too ambitious. The proposed wall would span 11 countries, 8 000 kilometers, from Senegal in the west to Djibouti in the east, creating jobs and reducing the impact of climate... Continue Reading
Willem started ABC in Worcester, Western Cape, in 2004, offering a one-stop service... Continue Reading
Thatching Poles are used to support and hold together a thatched roof, usually consisting of dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge, rushes or heather. R&B Timber Group has gathered online sources, to showcase and present different styles of thatching that can be placed over... Continue Reading