Issue 22

Interbuild take off 19 Aug 2018
Fourways take off July 2019
Cape Construction take off 14 September 18
Issue 22

Issue 22

Featured Articles

Cover Story - Curries’ DVM S – drastically cutting energy costs

Published 29.10.2017 under Cover Story
This edition’s cover photograph and story is by Fourways Airconditioning and deals with a Curries’ DVM S installation that drastically cuts energy costs in an old building by replacing an... read more »

Waterfront flies to new heights

Published 29.10.2017 under Editor's Choice
With the opening of the Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) in the second half of September, South Africa entered the super league of countries that host contemporary art... read more »

Dexter Moren Associates hotel design on exhibition in London

Published 29.10.2017 under Professions - Architecture
Designed by London-based architectural firm, Dexter Moren Associates (DMA), the new Tsogo Sun in Cape Town was selected for display at this year’s New London Architecture (NLA) exhibition in London,... read more »

AAA - Leading architects announced

Published 29.10.2017 under Professions - Architecture
To Build magazine is proud to have been involved in covering the prestigious Africa Architecture Awards (AAA) since their inception early this year. The first set of awards were made... read more »

Thomas Heatherwick

Published 29.10.2017 under Professions - Architecture
By Gareth Griffiths Thomas Heatherwick, CBE, is the dynamic founder and principal designer at the Heatherwick Design Studio founded in 1994. Since then, he has emerged as an award-winning architect whose... read more »

MBSA Congress 2017

Published 29.10.2017 under Professions - Construction & Contractors
Held this year in Cape Town, the Master Builders’ Congress reached for new heights. Involving government, industry leaders, economists and other relevant stakeholders, the 2017 theme was Building South Africa... read more »

New office for online travel agency

Published 29.10.2017 under Professions - Interior Design
Travelstart, one of Africa’s leading online travel agencies and booking websites, has relocated its Cape Town headquarters to a two-and-a-half-storey set of offices in Longkloof Studios, just off the bustling... read more »

R350-million Mediclinic to rise

Published 29.10.2017 under Professions - Developers
A new 15,000m2 private hospital in Stellenbosch is being developed at a cost of R350-million and aims to boost the world-class medical facilities available to the Winelands community.   The construction of... read more »

Thavhani Mall

Published 29.10.2017 under Professions - Developers
Thavhani Mall in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, recently opened its doors to the public. At 50,000m2, this regional mall has considerably broadened the region’s shopping and leisure retail experience with almost 140... read more »

Winning the trench battles

Published 29.10.2017 under Professions - Engineering
Key to the success of specialist trenching company, Quick Trench, was its decision three decades ago to standardise its trenching fleet, says an equipment supplier.   Based in Midrand, the company now... read more »

Bridges at Hopetown

Published 29.10.2017 under Professions - Engineering
Upington-based contractors Botes & Kennedy Manyano were appointed to undertake the widening of the 312 metre bridge on the N12 carriageway over the Orange River at Hopetown in the Northern... read more »

Hydro-demolition used in structural repairs to bridges

Published 29.10.2017 under Professions - Engineering
Major structural repairs to the M1 North highway bridges over Oxford and Federation Roads in Johannesburg were recently completed. The extended project included the complete rehabilitation of the bridges in... read more »

Building a forest in suburbia

By Marc van Sittert Is the pinnacle of construction that moment when you drive through the premises, looking at all the walls and doors and rooves and roadways, remembering all the... read more »

Litigation costs and how to curb them

Published 29.10.2017 under Professions - Legal
To Build’s legal expert, Advocate Bryan Hack, gives practical advice to the building trade that could save immensely on litigation costs. According to Hack and in line with this edition’s... read more »


Published 29.10.2017 under Professions - Quantity Surveyors
Dale Nortje and Morné Moller are post-graduate professionals employed at senior levels in construction management and project development. To Build asked them a few questions about the job and their... read more »

Innovations at Inaugural Access Automation Expo

Published 29.10.2017 under Advertorial
By Charl Mijnhardt Centurion Systems launched three new products at the first ever South African Access Automation Expo which took place on 21 September at The Galleria in Kramerville, north of... read more »

Everything – at a glance

Published 29.10.2017 under Building systems - Bathrooms
Always ahead and thinking of the future. This is clearly the philosophy of a wellknown Swiss bathroom fittings company Geberit.   To Build was invited recently to attend the launch of the... read more »

The do’s and don’ts of bathroom renovations

Published 29.10.2017 under Building systems - Bathrooms
A good bathroom can transform a dated room into something spectacular. However, for a successful transformation you need to involve many different trades for a cohesive result and this can... read more »

New boutique showroom

Published 29.10.2017 under Advertorial
Douglas Jones mosaic and tile décor collection has become well-known in the design industry as the leading importer of top end mosaic and tile décor products into Southern Africa.   The company’s... read more »

Case Study – MMI KZN

Published 29.10.2017 under Building systems - Ceilings & Partitions
The MMI Cornubia Contact Centre and regional head office, developed by Eris Property Group, is one of the first new offices in the Cornubia development near Umhlanga in KZN. The... read more »

Wow! What a view!

Published 6.12.2017 under Building Systems - Windows & Doors
Imagine an entire wall fitted with floor-to-ceiling glass that slides easily and gently aside, weather permitting – allowing all the light and beauty from the outdoors inside all year round... read more »

PV plant - key strategic point

Published 6.12.2017 under Building systems - Electrical
A site where a 202-hectare solar plant in Limpopo Province was recently declared a National Key Point in line with South Africa’s National Key Point Act (1980). This underlines the... read more »

Durable and sustainable

Published 6.12.2017 under Building systems - Floors
Construction of a soon-to-be-completed hospital in East London, the Cecilia Makiwane, commenced in 2011 and final handover is planned for December 2017. The new hospital replaces its predecessor, which was... read more »

When is the right time for a kitchen re-vamp?

Published 6.12.2017 under Building systems - Electrical
By Stephanie Forbes, National Manager of the KSA Is there ever a right time to tackle a kitchen refurbishment? Even in the best of times being without a kitchen for four... read more »

Lights around the globe

Published 6.12.2017 under Building systems - Lighting
A local chandelier light company is celebrating its success on a global scale for its unique willow-shaped ‘ball-chain’ curtain concept.   From giant chandeliers modelled on orange peels, to clover leaf designs,... read more »

Safintra ‘Loks’ Down Roof – for peak Performance

Published 6.12.2017 under Advertorial
Respected roofing system supplier, Safintra, informs readers of To Build about its exclusive Saflok 700 concealed fix roofing system.   Concealed fix roofs are used for large or low slope roofs and... read more »

Steel hat channel profiles for efficiency

Published 6.12.2017 under Building systems - Roofing
During the Mid 1990’s, the Crickmay report stated that South Africa was likely to run out of timber if the current demand continued. It was with this thought in mind... read more »

Eco-excellence in roofing

Published 6.12.2017 under Building systems - Roofing
Increasingly the developers of modern, sustainable housing estates have been looking at the longevity and performance of construction materials used.   Sitari Country Estate is presented as ‘the art of country living’... read more »

Opinion: Surfing the next wave

Published 6.12.2017 under Building systems - Safety & Security
By Peter Stutz, Portfolio Manager: Security at Jasco Enterprise Many commercial facilities in South African have many different security solutions in place. As technologies continue to advance and prices drop, the... read more »

Steel Awards 2017

Published 6.12.2017 under Building systems - Structure
September each year is a big month for the SA steel industry. During this month, three simultaneous banquets are held during which the winners are declared in seven different categories... read more »

Adhesion and workability for busy mill

Published 6.12.2017 under Materials - Adhesives
One of the oldest paper mills in South Africa, Ngodwana, is also one of the largest. The owners, Sappi, required a highly durable solution that would withstand an adverse operational... read more »

Appiness is a designer-paved area

Published 6.12.2017 under Materials - Brick & Paving
Increasingly, material and system suppliers are designing and launching smart phone applications that save both the professional and the consumer time and effort in specifying materials.   Now, Revelstone, a leading Cape-based... read more »

Lifecycle assessments on clay bricks

Published 6.12.2017 under Materials - Brick & Paving
The formal concept of ‘life-cycle assessment’ was pioneered by various leading academic institutions, regulated by testing agencies and standards authorities, reaching formal status in the first decade of the 2000’s   The... read more »
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