Use Cases & Case Studies
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
This article has been shared by the R & B Timbers group from cifor.org
Cameroon - Although Cameroon has benefitted from sustainable forest management in the past 20 years and has a relatively well-preserved forest cover today, its forests are under increased pressure due to expanding... Continue Reading
Has community forestry in Central Africa been successful?
This article has been shared by The R&B Timbers Group from Forest News.
New research from CIFOR and FAO shows that participatory methods such as community forestry have received mixed... Continue Reading
The following article was shared by The R&B Group from Forests News.
Demand for wood can lead to forest degradation, making life harder for forest-dependent communities.
Protecting tropical forests in Africa often means directing... Continue Reading
The following infographic was shared from INESAD. This infographic is based on a UN Seminar on Energy for Sustainable Development conducted in 2011, despite the increase in Europe's paper production over the past 20 years, forest growth has exceeded the harvest of forest goods by 45 percent.... Continue Reading
House O is a small garden-residence created by Penda for a famous chinese wood-artist in Beijing, China. Taking note of the client's daily activities and needs due to their profession, the project presents itself as a tree trunk with its curved perimeter being capped by a circular roof whose... Continue Reading
Wooden Poles are an essential part of the construction world, whether for supporting cables, building or landscaping. Pole building is one of the most cost-effective methods for creating different forms of sheltered structures. Many Buildings are assembled through the procedure of making use of... Continue Reading
R&B Timber Group supplies wooden poles in varying grades, lengths and diameters. All our poles under go either a CCA or Creosote treatment, and then they are quality inspected. Treated timber poles can be used for various situations or use cases. Some examples include:supporting... Continue Reading