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Contents

On the cover: Govender’s Aluminium and Glass Tel. 011 334 2621 Fax. 011 334 6051, Email. dennis@gag.co.za www.gag.co.za

3 From the Desk . . .

Heating & Cooling 25 Airing Buildings Economically

Cover Story 5

Filters & Filtration

Going for Glass

27 Clearing the Air

Practice Profile 6

Design Focus

Hot in the City

31 Order in Court

Opinion 10 What Would You Be if You Weren’t an Architect?

Glass & Glazing

Software

Walls & Floors

12 Affordable High-Performance Computing 15 We are Being Ripped Off

37 Making Your Mark 41 On Hands and Knees

Concrete & Cement 45 Mortars Made Easy

- Insulation 18 Shroom for Growth

48 News & Views

Roofing

63 AAAMSA Matrixes

21 The White Stuff Architect & Specificator is the official journal of the following organisations:

AAAMSA, The Association of Architectural Aluminium Manufacturers of SA incorporates:

SASEMA, SA Shower Enclosures Manufacturers Association SAGGA, the SA Glass & Glazing Association EPSASA, the Expanded Polystyrene Association of Southern Africa

SABISA, the SA Building Interior Systems Association ASDA, the Aluminium Stockists’ & Distributors’ Association

TPMA, the Thermal Panel Manufacturers’ Association AAAMSA Fenestration

SASA, the Skylight Association of Southern Africa

SAGI, South African Glass Institute

TIASA, the Thermal Insulation Association of Southern Africa

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SAFIERA - South African Fenestration & Insulation Energy Rating Association

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From the Desk A lot has been said regarding the National Building Regulations, in particular, the regulations regarding SANS 10400:XA - Energy Usage in Buildings during recent times.

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mid all this “noise” it should not be forgotten that the other parts of the National Building Regulations are of equal standing and must be complied with as well. So requirements contained in SANS 10400:T – Fire Protection and SANS 10400:N – Glazing are equally applicable in the construction of any building. What has also become crystal clear, during our many presentations throughout South Africa is that the

Compliance with the following National Building Regulations from an administration point of view will be rigorously implemented “AZ4 Complying with the requirements of the National Building Regulations”

(1) The requirements of the National Building Regulations shall be complied with by – (a) Adhering to the requirements of all the prescriptive regulations; and (b) Satisfy all functional regulation by – (i) Adopting building solutions that comply with the requirements of the relevant part of SANS 10400; or (ii) Reliably demonstrating, or predicting with certainty, to the satisfaction of the appropriate local authority, that an adopted building solution has an equivalent or superior performance to a solution that complies with the requirements of the relevant part of SANS 10400. (2) A Competent Person who is registered in an appropriate category of registration in terms of the Architectural Profession Act, 2000(Act No. 44 of 2000), the Engineering Professions Act, 2000 (Act No. 46 of 2000), the Natural Scientific Professions Act, 2003 (Act no. 27 of 2003) or any other relevant Act and, in accordance with the requirements of Regulation A19, shall prepare and submit to the local authority a rational design or rational assessment where compliance with the requirements of subregulation (1) is to be satisfied in terms of subregulation (1)(b)(ii)

Hans A Schefferlie, executive director

measure, facility, parameter or installation shall inspect and certify upon completion, in accordance with the requirements of Regulation A19, the construction, erection or installation thereof.

A2 Plans and Particulars to be furnished

(1) Any person intending to erect any building, shall submit to the local authority the following plans and particulars, together with the application: (g) A declaration by a person registered in a professional category of registration in terms of one of the councils for the professions identified in the Council for the Built Environment Act, 2000 (Act No. 43 of 2000) in the relevant portion of Form 1 contained in SANS 10400-A as to how the applicable functional regulations shall be satisfied.”

In essence the consequences of the above regulations AZ4 and A2 are:

1) Compliance with the regulations must be proved at plan approval stage. Certificates that windows and doors et.al. meet the specified wind load, water penetration and air leakage, in terms of SANS 613 as well as Certificates confirming the classification of Thermal insulation in terms of SANS 428 shall be provided, among other, at plan approval stage. 2) A rational design or rational assessment shall be unacceptable if the design/assessment is inferior to the requirements of the relevant part of SANS 10400. We take this opportunity to wish our readers a Happy Festive Season and thank you all for the support we have received during this calendar year. We wish all our members and readers a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year. Hans A Schefferlie Executive Director The AAAMSA Group

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COVER STORY

Going for Glass The best advertisement for a successful company comes in the form of happy customers. Equally important but often overlooked are happy employees, the latter being often underestimated in the business equation Dedication to perfection has won the company some impressive projects

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ovender’s Aluminium and Glass (GAG) boasts both, not least of whom is Dennis Phillips, the company’s sales and marketing director, who laughingly describes the company as the industry’s ‘best kept secret’. “It’s a privilege to be part of this team,” he tells “Architect &Specificator”.

Glasswork must be ‘value-engineered’ without cutting back on quality and effectiveness Personal growth

“A policy of personal growth and development pervades the corporate ethos and every employee is made to feel valuable. I’ve never worked in such a nurturing environment,” he beams. It’s a policy that appears to be paying off; GAG has maintained a steady growth path since its birth over two decades ago despite economic fluctuations and political upheaval. The reason for this is that, by keeping its staff happy and fulfilled in their career path, GAG benefits from a team of expert glazing specialists who are prepared to go above and beyond the call of duty to meet the needs of clients. These are people who take the words ‘customer service’ to new heights.

in the industry. A recent project which has drawn considerable attention is the new Basil Read head Office in Hughes, Boksburg, Johannesburg.

Value-engineering

Managing director, Raj Govender, explains that customer retention is not simply a matter of installing sophisticated customer relationship management programmes; it’s about delivering work on time and within budget, without any nasty surprises. Glasswork must be ‘value-engineered’ without cutting back on quality and effectiveness. Dennis agrees, adding that this approach may have been beneficial in securing smaller projects in the past, but it is increasingly drawing the attention of large-scale commercial specialists. Upcoming projects include multi-million rand deals in the power and commercial fields, and management at GAG anticipates a healthy start to the new year. Dennis Phillips, Govender’s Aluminium and Glass, Tel. 011 334 2621, Fax. 011 334 6051, Email. dennis@gag. co.za, www.gag.co.za

Dedication to perfection has won the company some impressive projects, including shopping centres, blue-chip head offices, OR Tambo airport and the Gautrain. A client list bearing names like De Beers, Sappi, Grinaker, Eskom and others of this calibre speaks volumes about GAG’s standing Architect & Specificator

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PRACTICE PROFILE

Hot in the City While the boom in warehouse conversions may appear to have died down, there is still much afoot in the inner city. Odile Kgaswe of Odile Kgaswe Architects recently chatted to “Architect & Specificator” about new trends in urban regeneration, along with the challenges involved.

Odile Kgaswe

and all indicate that urban regeneration is starting to seep into the rest of town where buildings are cheaper. For instance, we’re working on a shopping centre that occupies a full block between Jeppe and Bree Streets, as well as two buildings in Hillbrow.”

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ears ago developers would buy a building, convert it into upmarket apartments and sell them,” she tells us. “Now they invest in properties in order to rent out accommodation.” The move reflects a number of social issues, not least of which is the prevailing economic climate. “While much of the original focus was on the area around the Market Theatre, buildings there are now unaffordable for many developers,” Odile explains.

Urban regeneration is starting to seep into the rest of town Urban upgrade

“We currently have several projects in the pipeline

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One of these is a good example of a challenge faced by inner city developers, namely its history. “One site is a renovation of an old hotel, which is easy enough, but another is a block of flats that dates back to the late 1800s and the flats are huge! The challenge is to reduce the size to suit the market without compromising the character of the building. “This involves tailoring the design so that apartments can be expanded back to their original size later if necessary, so we’ve used drywalling where possible and left the original features intact,” Odile elaborates. Although originally from Paris, Odile found her calling in Johannesburg after being invited to complete a research thesis in partnership with the School of


Architecture at Wits. After a number of years spent with local architects, a client asked her to assist with the renovation of a warehouse he’d bought and liked the outcome so much he commissioned more work from her. “After that, word spread and now I handle a lot of these projects,” she smiles.

City development seldom gives the opportunity for greenfields design Practical makes perfect

For various reasons this type of work requires a specialised approach; unlike new developments, city development seldom gives the opportunity for greenfields design. “Sometimes demolition of the building would be the better option but it’s not always practical,” says Odile who admits to being pragmatic to a fault. “We take a practical approach to building. I’m sometimes described as a nag because I’m so particular about how a site should be handled,” she laughs. “I’m constantly telling contractors to clean up as they’re working because it’s easier to wash away wet cement or plaster than dry. I suppose women bring a different approach to this business.” Having said this, she adds: “The mentality towards women has evolved. In many instances, clients don’t care about gender once you’ve proved your-

self. Of course, there are always challenges on site and I suppose many of these are gender-related. We’re always friendly at the start of a project, but even when things go wrong I maintain a respectful attitude. “You can’t take nonsense but you should Architect & Specificator

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never be unprofessional, even when you feel like losing it. You need to retain the relationship with the contractor because you may be working together on the next project. I usually find it helps to introduce a little humour to the situation to soften the message.

The mentality towards women has evolved Efficient budgeting

“Finance is another challenge and budget is always an overwhelming issue. Since developers will own the building for the long term, there’s a much bigger emphasis on longevity and you can’t cut costs on durability. They’re designed with indestructible fittings so they can’t be damaged,” she says, showing examples of raw brick surfaces and exposed geysers and water pipes. “For us, energy efficiency and smart design are essential. Do we try to make it beautiful? Yes, to a certain extent, but we’ve found that for our market, space is more important to potential occupants. We incorporate vibrant colours and a sense of openness whenever possible and we usually paint the exterior to show that something is going on. “We also have to consider that apartments may not be occupied by traditional families with parents and children. It’s likely that each room will be home to an individual who may want to keep their belongings secure. We include a TV plug point so

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they can have their own television in their room, and provide a bathroom with separate toilet so that they can be used privately.

Personal style

“Over the years, I’ve realised that architecture is about letting go of your personal feelings about a project. My idea of beauty may not be shared by everyone else, so I try to avoid projects where I have to specify fittings. In one instance, we designed trendy, industrial-style units which we believed to be robust as well as aesthetically pleasing. We kept the floors concrete with a paint finish to fit the style, and then discovered that the market expected to see tiled floors.

You are providing spaces for people with different values and aspirations to your own “It’s important to understand that you are providing spaces for people with different values and aspirations to your own. It’s often interesting to see how they use the buildings that have been designed for them.” While some may be concerned that these developments will encourage overcrowding in the city centre, Odile takes a realistic approach. “These people are already living here; this simply provides them with living quarters that are safer, cleaner and more comfortable. They include biometric fingerprint readers for security purposes and property owners limit the number of people per unit.” Whichever way you look at it, there’s no denying that South Africa has a substantial housing backlog. Perhaps breathing new life into existing buildings is a sensible solution. Odile Kgaswe, OK Architects, Tel. 087 721 6787, Fax. 086 551 9130, Email. info@oka.co.za, Website. www.oka.co.za

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OPINION

What Would You Be if You Weren’t an Architect? A contractor – Günther Wagner, Urban Solutions Architects & Urban Designers

An industrial designer – Colin Savage, Savage + Dodd Architects

When I was growing up I always wanted to be an automobile designer, unfortunately at the time there was no such school in South Africa to enrol with. I have always admired the engineers who design cars as I find the profession very interesting. Architecture was my second option, which meant that I had to give up my first choice. I must say after the change of heart, I do not regret my second choice as I enjoy it immensely. I have always enjoyed drawing and creating new ideas that enhance people’s lives. Someday I would love to visit the studios of automobile designers to see how they create the ideas that deliver the cars that are on our roads today. That would give me a kick. – Abey Mamaregane, LPA Architects and Redevelopment Specialists

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OPINION Either an interior designer or a hair stylist – Tania Glavas, Tania Glavas Architects

If I was not an architect, I would like to be a photographer. It is something I explored as a hobby when I was a student and I really enjoyed. In general I think I would always be in a job that allows for creativity. – Odile Kgaswe, Odile Kgaswe Architects

Next issue’s burning question will be: What is your favourite piece of South African architecture? Please forward your responses to archspec@promech. co.za

Our bevy of beauties bedevilled by burglars, butchers and bikers would like to wish all our readers and advertisers a happy and safe festive season. With “B” the theme of this years staff party we’d like to remind you all to ‘B’ safe, ‘B’ happy, ‘B’ good and ‘B’ back next year to share in our exciting industry.

Standing from left: Eleanor Seggie (Blonde Bombshell); Belinda Siegruhn (Biker); Jacqueline Nene (Boy); Di Bluck (Blindspot); Raymond Campling (Bank Robber); Susan Custers (Bipolar); Louise Taylor (Burn Survivor); Catherine Mahamo (Black Cat); Kowie Hamman (Butcher); Zinobia Docrat (Blue Bunny). Seated from left: Lelanie Lane (Bee); Surita Marx (Burka); Colleen Cleary (Bok Fan); Yolanda Flowerday (Butterfly).

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Affordable HighPerformance Computing Supercomputers used to be typically one-of-a-kind custom-design computers produced by the ‘traditional’ companies such as Cray, IBM and Hewlett-Packard. The term supercomputer itself is rather broad with today’s supercomputer rapidly becoming tomorrow’s ordinary computer. In the ‘70s, most supercomputers were dedicated to running a vector processor with many of the newer players developing their own processors at a lower price in order to get into the market.

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he early and mid-1980s saw machines with a modest number of vector processors, working in parallel, becoming the standard. Typically, the number of processors was in the range of four to sixteen. Later, attention turned from vector processors to massive parallel processing systems with thousands of ‘ordinary’ CPUs, some being off-the-shelf units. Today, parallel designs are based on off-the-shelf server-class microprocessors and most modern supercomputers are now

Helped a client put his under-used capacity to work highly-tuned computer clusters using commodity processors combined with custom interconnections. Even on a powerful desktop, complex simulations can take days to compute unless the computer makes

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use of a special operating system that requires high specialised gurus to run it. Alternatively, you could send such complex simulation off to one of the few supercomputer facilities in South Africa.

Affordable supercomputing Microsoft has now come up with a server solution that is within the reach of any serious design

company. In a similar way that supercomputers use ordinary CPUs to process complex computations, so the Windows HPC server platform utilises the CPUs in ordinary PC workstations as a cluster of nodes on a network to speed up calculations without the need for a complicated special server platform that requires specialised IT personnel to run it.


SOFTWARE

Izak Vorster

“Architect & Specificator” speaks to Izak Vorster of Qfinsoft in Pretoria, agents for Ansys in South Africa. Qfinsoft has partnered with Microsoft to offer certain Ansys packages on Microsoft’s Windows HPC Server 2008, a dedicated high-speed server solution aimed at complex computational analysis work.

dual-CPU work stations that more often than not only work in the morning when needed for training,” he says. “Through the Windows HPC server we can now utilise all these processors to do the company’s heavy load of computational analysis work, speeding up the time it normally takes more than ten-fold.

Much less time

“This means the design engineer can carry on with his normal work while the calculations are being done in the background through the server which utilises the workstations as nodes. He does not have to wait around for his work station to do the entire calculation by itself.”

“To accurately simulate the real-world performance of product designs and engineering processes requires the use of complex mathematical algorithms,” he explains. “These algorithms involve long computation times unless a high-performance computing (HPC) solution is used. HPC increases solution speeds and reduces the turnaround time of complex computations. However, until recently, HPC solutions have been expensive, making them unattainable for all but the most well-funded design teams. “Ansys structural, ICEM and CFD products now support Windows HPC Server 2008,” says Izak. “This Windows-based HPC platform is easy to set up, yet it provides the processing speed necessary to run complex simulations on clusters of hardware that many companies already have in-house. “The combination of Windows HPC Server 2008, Ansys products and Ansys HPC can increase productivity and help to deliver better and more innovative products in less time than ever before at much less than the cost of the traditional complex server platforms.”

Under-used capacity

Izak explains how Qfinsoft helped a client put his under-used capacity to work. “It is a design house that has a training facility equipped with 18 powerful

Contains the most comprehensive set of solvers available Fortunate few

“High-performance computing used to be for the fortunate few in the past where the resources typically associated with HPC were mainframe environments,” adds Paulo Ferreira, platform strategy manager at Microsoft South Africa. “Our vision was to steer away from mainframe and bring a mainstream product to the market that’s within the reach of everybody who needs high-performance computing power. Our platform is an alternative that allows people to utilise computing resources they may already have in the form of work stations that are idle overnight.” The Ansys Mechanical family of products offers full depth of analysis, from concept simulation to advanced analysis, and a breadth of simulation capabilities from linear to nonlinear coupled physics analysis. It provides simulation tools with a complement of nonlinear and linear elements, and Architect & Specificator

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material laws ranging from metal to rubber. “The package also contains the most comprehensive set of solvers available, including parallel solvers when combined with Ansys Mechanical HPC,” says Izak.

Without requiring the specialised skills that have been required in the past Affordable versatility

Ansys Workbench is an integrated environment from which users can access CAD, meshing tools, model parameters, and Ansys Mechanical, all from one intuitive user interface. “When this is combined with Ansys Mechanical HPC, you can also access HPC cluster resources,” says Izak. “Fluent is the CFD solver of choice for complex flows, ranging from incompressible to mildly ­ compressible to highly compressible fl­ows thereby providing multiple choices of solver options where the program delivers optimum solution efficiency and accuracy for a wide range of engineering problem solving. “All these solutions can utilise the Windows HPC

Server to bring the value of an integrated HPC solution and a productive development environment to customers for whom HPC has been out of reach in the past,” adds Izak.

Accessible

“Windows HPC Server will enable designers to improve productivity of systems administration and cluster interoperability by dramatically simplifying the overall deployment, administration, and management over the entire system lifetime, while ensuring interoperability with existing systems infrastructure. “It is important to note that this platform allows the seamless scaling from workstation to cluster by allowing end users to harness the power of distributed computing through a familiar Windowsbased desktop environment without requiring the specialised skills that have been required in the past,” he concludes. Izak Vorster, Qfinsoft, Tel: (012) 345-1917, Email: info@ qfinsoft.co.za, www.qfinsoft.co.za, Paulo Ferreira, Microsoft Corporation, Tel: (011) 361-8726, Email: paulo.f@ microsoft.com, www.microsoft.com/hpc

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We are Being Ripped Off

Are South African’s, like the rest of the world, being ripped off when it comes to the price of toner and ink cartridges? The answer is a definite Yes! In fact, South African’s are doubly cheated as the already-inflated price of toner and ink jet cartridges is much higher here than the exact same product overseas.

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rchitect & Specificator” phoned local companies, searched the internet and spoke to several end-users who are up in arms about the price of toner and ink replacement cartridges, especially when they cost more than the printer itself. And it seems that printer manufacturers are not moved by the outcry about a product that costs ten times more per gram or millilitre than the most expensive caviar or perfume in the world.

Liquid gold?

The M-Net actuality programme, Carte Blanche, delved into the matter comparing the price of fuel at R8 a litre, or perfume at R4 000 a litre, against that of printer ink that comes in at a staggering R20 000 a litre. That’s what it costs if you buy an OEM product. And

The comparison speaks for itself

Example 1:

The total costs calculated over five years, 15 000 pages per month, 20% density, A3 page, including initial price of printer and all consumables except paper. Line Printer (500LPM, 24hr duty cycle) cost = R39 768 Versus Laser printer (50ppm, A3, mono laser printer) cost = R589 444

Example 2:

The total costs calculated over five years, 5 000 pages per month, 20% density, A4 page, including initial price of printer and all consumables except paper. Dot Matrix Printer (80 column, 570cps printer) cost = R129 580 Versus Laser Printer (28ppm, A4, mono laser printer) cost = R1 017 066

No, it does not contain gold dust One journalist wrote: ‘Printer ink is one of the most expensive things in the world when you break down how much it costs per millilitre. So why does it cost so much? Simply put, because they can.”

Making up the loss

The main manufacturers are not responding but we found one comment on the internet trying to justify the business model they all basically follow. “The dynamics in terms of the cost of the cartridge needs to be understood,” says one manufacturer. “As a user, I wouldn’t be looking at it in terms of what the cost is per litre or per gram, it’s about the yield that it can deliver. We typically don’t make money in terms of bringing the hardware to the market and in some instances we are investing in getting that printer there. So if the user after a short period of time says, ‘I don’t like this,’ and ditches it, it’s been an expensive exercise.” Printer manufacturers argue they are pricing the hardware at a loss so that the printer sells and so they make up for it with cartridge sales. There are generic replacement cartridges on the market at a lower cost than the OEM’s, but everyone we spoke to is reluctant to use substitute products because they damage the printers by clogging the print head on ink printers, or the drum on laser printers.

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Insult to injury

Sounds a bit like the cellphone industry where you get the phone for ‘free’ but the minutes cost plenty. But, of course, there is a lot more technology in a phone, a lot more functionality, a lot more infrastructure required and it doesn’t usually last less than a year and cost so much to fix it’s not worth the trouble. To add insult to injury, the local cost of some original cartridges is much higher than the same brand and model in the United States. The companies we interviewed seemed to be complacent by simply accepting it as one of those things. But everyone’s ears twitched when we suggested there might just be an alternative available. Most documents being printed are purely to have something clearly visible on paper. They are not printed for presentation purposes and so do not require the neat clean finish of a laser printer. Why then not use a line printer, or even a dot matrix printer for that matter?

An alternative

“Architect & Specificator” speaks to Rodney Bartman of Roan Systems who compares the long term

costs of printing using different types of printers on a calculator they specially developed for this purpose. “Our clients who have converted to printing all their everyday internal printing on line printers will never look back, we’ve saved them millions in printer consumables,” he says. “Many companies do not consider lifecycle costs and don’t know what their printers cost them over the long term. They buy purely on initial acquisition outlay but we’ve proved over and again that substantial amounts can be saved by using different print technologies.”

As a user, I wouldn’t be looking at it in terms of what the cost is per litre or per gram Undoubtedly the price war in ink and laser cartridge replacement is here to stay in spite of generic replacements getting better and better all the time. As long as everyone is prepared to pay for the luxury of laser-printed documents for everything they print, the price just won’t come down. For those who are serious about lifecycle costs, there may be a way out. Rodney Bartman. Roan Systems, Tel: (011) 462-8880, Email: rodneyb@roan.co.za

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INSULATION

In a move that proves that students are capable of finding more than one use for mushrooms, a group of enterprising young scientists who met at RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) in New York have developed a product made from fungal spores that can grow into an insulating layer for construction purposes.

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ben Bayer and Gavin MacIntyre, the founders of green company, Ecovative, as well as the developers of Greensulate, came up with the idea to produce a mycelium-based ‘resin’ when they saw how the fungal mycelium of mushrooms bound wood chips together. Taking this concept a step further, they created an insulating material that can literally be grown, rather than manufactured like polystyrene. The concept has caught the attention of a number of companies and influential bodies, earning it not only a plethora of awards, but also enough capital to get it into production.

New ideas

Although the material has been making news since 2007, due to testing and manufacturing setup it has only recently reached the market, with its official launch in 2011. It will ultimately be available in standard sheet sizes of varying thicknesses for applications including above-ground exterior insulation, roof insulation and floor insulation. Sheets are easily cut with wood-working equipment to fit where necessary, and it can be grown into almost any size and shape for custom projects.

All natural

Using a base made up ofthe agricultural by-products of rice, cotton and buckwheat, fungal cells of the oyster mushroom are combined with hydrogen peroxide (to inhibit the growth of undesired fungi or plants). The mixture is put into moulds then kept in a dark environment, permitting growth of a mycelial network to bind the material. Just one cubic inch of the product contains 13 kilometres of interconnected mycelia strands. This growth environment allows the manufacturers to influence properties such as strength, flexibility and temperature tolerance. It is then dried to prevent further fungal growth, sterilising the product and reducing the presence of allergens. In fact, it’s so safe that once discarded, it can be composted or used as mulch for gardening use, effectively returning it to the natural cycle. In addition to being all-natural, Greensulate features a Class 1 fire rating, is safe to touch and can be installed without any special equipment. It also passes tests for mould growth, water sorption, vapour transmission and is chemical, plastic and VOC free. While it currently provides an industry-related r-value (r-3 per inch), work is being done to reduce it further.

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The developers are also in the process of devising a manufacturing process for structural insulating panels (SIPs) to replace polyurethane binders commonly used with expanded polystyrene-core SIPs. To achieve this, the Greensulate cores are grown first, then sandwiched between oriented strandboard (OSB) skins and put in the glowing chambers for another 24 hours. The mycelium provides the binder to permanently bond the OSB skins to the core insulation. Roll-out is scheduled for 2012 and the founders anticipate that their only restraint will be capacity – which they’re presently expanding.


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Triple bottom line

Ecovative is one of a growing number of companies focused on providing marketable solutions to global issues. In addition to the construction industry, their mushroom material has also been used in the packaging industry with their ‘EcoCradle’ range. This has won considerable support from some big name companies, which use it to replace conventional foam packaging for everything from computer equipment to wine bottles. Founders of the company describe their venture as being founded on the principle of a ‘triple bottom line’, namely profits, people and the planet. Apart from producing an environmentally sustainable product made from recycled materials, their manufacturing processes are designed for minimal environmental impact. Even their offices use recycled furniture and energy efficient equipment. Frankly, many of us have been doing this for years…now we’re in vogue! Sources: www.ecovativedesign.com, www.wikipedia.org

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THE WHITE STUFF

The verdict’s back and enviro-fashion gurus appear to be making it official: white is alright again

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hite roofing has become the pet project of former president Bill Clinton, who is spearheading a move to target our overheads all over the world. He was recently quoted as saying: “Every black roof in New York should be white; every roof in Chicago should be white; every roof in Little Rock should be white. Every flat tar-surface roof anywhere! In most of these places you could recover the cost of the paint and the labour in a week.”

sun, temperatures can skyrocket by 50oC to peak at 90oC resulting in increased energy bills, spiking electricity demands and air pollution due to heat island effects. From a more practical perspective, roofing materials deteriorate more quickly and require more frequent maintenance. White or reflective roofs increase only 5-14oC above ambient temperature, offering airconditioning savings of up to 30%. Roofing lifespan is significantly increased and thermal efficiency sees a marked improvement. There are also noticeable savings in overall electricity

A 93 m 2 white roof will offset 10 tons of carbon dioxide over its 20 year lifetime Skyrocketing temperatures

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consumption, minimising pressure on electricity supply. From a construction perspective, bulk insulation could be entirely replaced by roofing systems that both reflect solar radiation and provide emission to the sky.

300 million cars

According to Wikipedia sources, if all urban, flat roofs worldwide were whitened, the reduction in carbon emissions would be 24 Gigatonnes, or equivalent to taking 300 million cars off the road for 20 years. This is based on the fact that a 93 m2 white roof will offset 10 tons of carbon dioxide over its 20 year lifetime. For obvious reasons, cities would be the first areas to benefit from implementing white roofing. The US-based White Roof Project is encouraging Americans to paint their roofs white since the States is such a contributor to global warming. However, the trend is spreading worldwide and even South African companies are getting in on the action. Under a programme, led by the Clinton foundation, Johannesburg is one of fifteen cities around the world to begin cutting carbon emissions by renovating city-owned buildings with green technology, with the potential to reduce energy use by 20% to 50%.

Local front

Product manufacturers have also updated their ranges to incorporate relevant products. Abe Construction Chemicals’ new abeproof thermoshield is a cost-effective water-based coating that uses advanced insulation technology to reduce the interior temperature of buildings while, simultaneously, serving as a waterproofing coating. Mike Armstrong, a.b.e. strategic product manager, says the product is formulated with fine spherical particles that minimise surface temperatures on roofs and walls by re-emitting most of the heat energy before it can penetrate a building. “This lowers interior temperature and reduces energy costs for cooling the building. The product is ideal for roofs and walls in both commercial and residential buildings. It is effective even with dark colours,” he says. This echoes the information provided by other sources, many of whom say that cool roofs can even be dark, as long as the correct materials are used. While white roofs are inherently cool, a dark roof can be upgraded with the application of a reflective coating – good news for those who aren’t planning to re-roof anytime soon.

Nay-sayers

Of course, as with any contentious topic there are those who disagree on the details. A study published in the ‘Journal of Climate’, claims that the project may actually exacerbate the problem, citing findings of a global climate model which analyses the relationships between various environmental conditions.

‘Journal of Climate’, claims that the project may actually exacerbate the problem These experts believe that lower local temperature means less water evaporates and rises up to eventually form clouds. The decrease in clouds allows more sunlight to reach the Earth’s surface, leading to higher temperatures overall. The model also predicts that much of the light reflected by rooftops will eventually be absorbed by dark carbon soot and particles prevalent in the air above urban areas. This could limit local cooling and cause warming elsewhere as the particles drift away. However, the study didn’t calculate how the change would impact energy use, or how such a change could impact emissions and their effect on climate. An important issue that they raise is that the real problem lies in the emission of pollutants that contribute to global warming. So whether you support the idea of white roofs or not, you should be looking at your carbon footprint. The world is not going to cool down on its own. Sources: www.wikepedia.org, www.whiteroofproject.com, www. discovermagazine.com, NYCoCoolRoof

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HEATING & COOLING

Airing Buildings Economically Any energy saving is a bonus especially in building air handling systems because this is an area where there’s a lot of energy waste, mainly because systems have traditionally run continuously day and night pumping conditioned air at a constant volume.

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ut if this volume could be co-ordinated to vary with thermal load demand, things could be very different. Today this is achieved with a variable air volume (VAV) diffuser system that senses the requirements in different areas in a building and releases optimum air volume into each area as required.

Solved the perennial problem of one person liking it hot which means that everyone else has to just live with a particular master setting

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Europair Africa, based in Spartan outside Johannesburg, has come up with a brand new VAV diffuser design, entirely built in South Africa. To learn more, “Architect & Specificator” meets general manager, Lee-Ann Drennan. “This is our first new product line in a while,” she says. “Aimed at extending our service to the industry by addressing energy saving, we have added new features which optimise air distribution to ensure less energy consumption throughout a building when heating or cooling.”

Individual control

Basically, the new VAV diffusers function entirely autonomously. The units can however be grouped into specific areas in a building according to the function of the area and each diffuser and/or group of diffusers can then be controlled individually depending on the specific requirement of each area. “Usually, the VAV diffuser system is controlled by one master controller that in turn controls several slave units,” explains regional manager Michael Muller who heads up the development team. “The slave units then mimic the master controller settings in terms of controlling air flow and temperature. With our system, you’re able to group any number of diffusers together and the groups can then be controlled individually. “For example, in a retail area you can set all the diffusers over the bakery area to a certain temperature for that group while the groups in another areas can be set to different temperatures,” adds Michael. “In an office environment, you’ve solved the perennial problem of one person liking it hot which means that everyone else has to just live with a particular master setting. Our system offers individual control for each and every diffuser.” Architect & Specificator

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“Let’s say a heater element has failed, the system will tell you exactly where the diffuser is located and provide you with the part number, thus totally eliminating the practice of sending a technician out to diagnose the problem before repairing the fault.

Sensing conditions “Everyone is going ‘green’ and to this end we’ve added yet another enhancement to actively reduce the energy consumption of air handling systems,” adds Michael. “Our new infrared device is fitted to the system to monitor movement. If there is no movement in an area, like an office or boardroom for example, the sensor will shut the system off for that particular area. We can also build in a certain amount of intelligence where the conditions of the area are monitored by sensors and the system reacts accordingly by balancing air handling requirements.”

Flex manufacture by EuropAir

Remote control

But that’s not all. Europair has also added remote control and networking functionality. A service provider can now go into the system over the internet and not only change settings, but also diagnose problems. With a certain code you’ll be able to see if a diffuser has a problem and even delve down further to find which part of the diffuser is causing the problem,” says Michael.

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A prototype demonstration unit will be set up at Europair’s fully interactive showroom in Spartan, before the end of this year. “For now a full working animated 3D model of the system has been completed to clearly show prospective clients the effects and advantages of this unique system,” says Michael. Lee-Ann Drennan, EuropAir Africa, Tel: (011) 974-2425, Email: Lee-AnnD@europair.co.za


FILTERS & FILTRATION

Clearing the Air particles being taken out of the air, but not much about optimising energy consumption.

Air ventilation systems often account for a large percentage of a building’s energy consumption. Even more so if the pressure drop in the air filters results in a larger total pressure drop in the ventilation system. Therefore, to optimise energy efficiency, the choice of air filters is vital without compromising filtration requirements.

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owever, it’s not just a matter of choosing a high efficiency filter. In fact, the pressure drop of a higher efficiency filter is higher than a lower efficiency filter which means more energy is used to move the air against the higher resistance of a high efficiency filter. Until now, there has only been an efficiency classification for filters, where the higher number indicates more

Filtration

Freudenberg Filtra-tion recognised this dilemma and has come up with a new system whereby filters are not only classed in pressure drop ranges, but also grouped into energy efficiency classes. “Architect & Specificator” speaks to Dr Daniel Schmitt, managing director of Freudenberg Filtration in South Africa. “Although mainly developed for ventilation systems, our classification also holds true for compressors and gas turbines,” he says. “Traditionally the fan in a ventilation system runs at a fixed speed and is specified according to the pressure drop in the system. If a variable speed motor is used, we can then regulate it to run at different speeds as the pressure drop varies. This alone significantly reduces energy consumption.”

You can select a filter according to particle removal efficiency together with its energy efficiency ratings Study

He elaborates, “We did a lifecycle cost (LCC) calculation for an air filter and found that between 70 to 80% of the LCC of the filter is actually the energy it consumes when the fan has to overcome its pressure drop. Only 20 to 30% of the cost is related to purchase price, change-out, labour and waste management. So, obviously, we tackled the matter of filters. As mentioned, there is an efficiency classification for filters according to the various European and American rating standards which we’ve cross-referenced with the performance ratings,” explains Daniel.

Dr Daniel Schmitt, managing director of Freudenberg Filtration in South Africa

“Now you can select a filter according to particle removal efficiency together with its energy efficiency ratings. By selecting a specific energy efficiency rated filter and combining that with the energy savings of a variable speed controlled fan instead of the constant speed fans that are still being used widely in South Africa, you can comfortably save between 15 to 20% in energy consumption. This has been proven in various ventilation system installations in Europe.”

New equipment

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The particularly energy-efficient Viledon Compact pocket filters and MaxiPleat cassette filters

conditions. “Basically they are fan-filter units equipped with variable speed fans, something not as common in South Africa yet as in Europe,” explains Daniel. “We’re in the process of working closely with a number of fan and electric motor manufacturers to bring these ‘green’ pressurisation units to the market. The unit comes complete with variable

speed fans, the control unit built in and already equipped with the best filters according to the energy classification. It is a concept we designed locally and each unit is customised for each individual application.”

Not as common in South Africa yet as in Europe Although energy consumption is the hype right now and shortages appear to have been resolved, chances are there may very well be shortages again when the economy picks up again. Daniel says in conclusion. “Now is the time to familiarise yourself with the technologies that are already available to help you. Don’t wait until the crisis hits before you react.” Dr Daniel Schmitt, Feudenberg Filtration Technologies, Tel: (011) 929-4500, Email: daniel.schmitt@freudenberg.co.za

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DESIGN FOCUS

Order in Court

Lady Justice – blindfolded and bearing the scales of equality

Ever since original sin, Mankind has been working on an effective punishment process, and with this process has developed mechanisms by which miscreants may be dealt with. At the hub of all of this has been the judicial system, and the physical manifestation of this system is the courthouse.

The Robe

During much of the Middle Ages, judges wore robes, usually green. By the Fifteenth Century, scarlet robes were most popular. In 1635, the colour of the robe was regulated by a decree of the judges of the Court of Westminster in England. Scarlet robes were to be worn only on holy days. Robes of black or violet were to be worn on all other occasions. The custom of wearing black robes may have been adopted in the late 1600s when English judges went into mourning at the death of King Charles II in 1685 or at the death of Queen Mary in 1694.

The Gavel

Our modern-day judge's gavel finds its origin in Tenth Century Scandinavian mythology, with links as far back as the sixth or seventh century. Archaeological records show evidence of small metal amulets representing Mjollnir, the magical hammer of the god Thor. Thor was a god of the people, a friend of landowner and peasant alike. He was a patron of justice; his oath ring could seal any contract, and the judge's gavel owes its origin to the hammer symbol of Thor's might and authority.

The Scales

The scales of justice are a symbol of the weighing of evidence by a judge to determine whether a case is proven.

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hile the “Architect & Specificator” team is relieved to say that we’re not personally acquainted with the inside of a courtroom, courthouses are important examples of municipal architecture and play a pivotal role, often reflecting prevailing social attitudes. Our own Constitutional Court is a good example. The renovated courthouse was designed to reflect the openness and transparency of the new Constitution. Where traditionally courts are imposing and forbidding, the Constitutional Court is intended to be welcoming, reflecting the multiple cultures within our borders and encouraging institutional trust.

The Constitutional Court is intended to be welcoming, reflecting the multiple cultures within our borders This approach is becoming increasingly widespread, with a number of courthouses around the globe adopting a similar philosophy. Many designers are moving towards creating multi-purpose buildings that house libraries, post offices and space for public events. For instance the Moakley Federal Courthouse, situated on Boston’s waterfront, has become something of a tourist destination with programmes and facilities designed to draw crowds. Visitors are invited inside to view a variety of art exhibits, as well as to view the court’s unique architecture and harbour view. Over 75 000 children and adults have participated in the civic education programmes run by the venue.

Old justice

Obviously this hasn’t always been the case. The Central Criminal Court, commonly known as the Old Bailey in London is possibly one of the most

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recognisable seats of justice in the world, and its exterior speaks of a colourful history. References to the court go as far back as 1585, when it was believed to have been built beside the Newgate prison to provide rooms for the sheriffs. Its chequered past includes destruction by fire in 1666 along with numerous epidemics which impacted the inhabitants, not to mention the cases related to countless criminals, among them Dr Crippen, the Kray twins, the Yorkshire Ripper and Ruth Ellis. The design of the Old Bailey was initially fairly rudimentary, perhaps because legal proceedings of the time were pretty rudimentary too. Courtrooms were arranged to emphasise the contest between the accused and the rest of the court. The accused stood at “the bar” (or in “the dock”), facing the witness box and the judges were seated on the other side of the room. Before the introduction of gas lighting, a mirrored reflector was placed above the bar, to reflect light from the windows onto the faces of the accused, allowing the court to examine their facial expressions. A sounding board was placed over their heads to amplify their voices.

The Old Bailey, or Central Criminal Court, in England deals with major criminal cases, mainly in Greater London

The oldest active courthouse in the US is the King Williams County Courthouse, built in 1725. In 1840 a brick wall was erected around the building to keep livestock and poultry out

Pelt prisoners

Many design principles were incorporated to facilitate punishments of the day, notably the public hangings in the street. Dead Man’s Walk between the court and the prison was not only used to transport the condemned to the gallows, but also as a burial site for those hanged. Space was a consideration, since crowds needed room to pelt prisoners with rotten fruit. Safety was also a concern – after an incident in which 28 people were crushed to death after a pie-seller’s stall overturned, a secret tunnel was built so that priests could make their way from St Sepulchre’s church to the prison to administer last rites without hustling through the throngs. Apart from health concerns, the Old Bailey also favours a tendency towards openness and trans-

parency. Trials are open to the public – subject to stringent security checks – so that justice can be seen to be done.

Space was a consideration, since crowds needed room to pelt prisoners with rotten fruit Serious stuff

Regardless of the message, specific elements are necessary for the efficient functioning of the building. Just as aesthetics are important, so too are issues such as accessibility, acoustics and security. In many instances, finishes play not only a design role, but may also include ballistics cladding to protect occupants. Many systems set specific guidelines for the aesthetic use of finishes, for instance, the US Federal court stipulates that the interior architecture of public spaces in the courthouse should exhibit the dignity of the judicial system and the seriousness of judicial proceedings.

Getting about

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European court of justice in luxembourg

are typically designed to include three zones, or segregated circulation routes, for judges, defendants, and the public. As a general rule of thumb, public circulation requires a single controlled entry, but allows free movement within the public areas of the building. The ‘restricted circulation’ zone has a controlled interior entry and is limited to judges, court personnel, and official visitors, while ‘secure circulation’ is intended for prisoners and is controlled by the police or other relevant authority. As a result, public access often takes a back seat and numerous spaces appear to be duplicated. The Entrance of the Constitutional Court of South Africa – the phrase is duplicated in

Making a statement

11 official languages (photo by Andre Pierre)

While access points have been important from a security perspective, they have been equally important in terms of making a statement. The grand entrance typical of most courthouses was specifically designed to inspire awe and humility. Although the 1970s and ‘80s took a turn towards more modest entrances, the past couple of decades have seen a resurgence of the practice. Now, however, the emphasis is moving towards inviting visitors into the building.

As an extension of the entrance, lobbies provide meeting places rather than simply housing security devices; where previously these were overt warnings, now they’re integrated into the structure, with efforts being made to show them as ‘safety’ devices. Rather than simply barricading and bullet-proofing the building, designers are considering ‘passive’ security methods, such as eliminating hiding places and blind areas.

The Moakley Federal Courthouse, which overlooks Boston’s waterfront, has become a popular destination (www.earhinpictures.com)

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GLASS & GLAZING

Making Your Mark Glass marking legislation was originally enacted to offer quality assurance along with a clear path of accountability in the event of an incident. A valid mark provides building inspectors with the type of glass used, as well as information about the installer.

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t’s necessary to use certified glass but it needs more than a mark. It must be a traceable mark,” explains Letit van der Merwe of Red Cap during an interview with “Architect & Specificator”. “Each mark is specific to the installer and details are kept on file for reference.”

The glass mark is there for the supplier’s benefit as well as the consumer Relevant information

The mark must include a relevant code to indicate the type of glass used. Code 1 refers to any safety glass up to 6.38mm, including 4mm toughened or tempered glass. Code 2 is for safety glass thicker than 6.38 such as single layer laminates, and Code 3 applies to multi-layer laminates such as those used in bullet-resistant applications. “Bear in mind that the glass mark is there for the supplier’s benefit as well as the consumer. If something goes wrong, the original installer can be traced for recourse,” she advises. “However, it can work both ways since it can also prove that the correct product was originally fitted. “We once dealt with a case where an installer fitted the correct product and provided the building owner with a file detailing all of the glass that had been installed. Subsequently, another contractor replaced some of the material with an inferior product and the initial contractor was held responsible. A glass mark would’ve covered them.

Various forms

“Glass marking takes different forms,” explains Letit. “The most practical time for application is after installation, and it must be permanent, so stickers are a problem because they can be scraped off. Sandblasting is a permanent method, but the equipment is cumbersome, expensive and requires training and parts. It also leaves sand everywhere and results in a white mark, which is unsightly, particularly when multiple panes are involved. Engraving is acceptable but it’s time-consuming and can crack the glass. “Letit’s partner and husband, Dale, developed a marking stamp kit that includes etching ink with Architect & Specificator

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a personalised stamp that’s affordable, portable and easy to use. It leaves a mark like a watermark that is so unobtrusive it looks like it’s melted into the glass. Small enough to fit into a pocket, the kit includes a stamp, a bottle of fluid, gloves and a placement marker. “Initially we thought there’d be a demand for the etching fluid but many clients simply choose to buy a new kit,” Dale elaborates. “We’ve sold over a thousand kits.” The Red Cap kit is also more economical than other options. Just a few drops of fluid can mark a thousand panes. Although the ink on the stamp evaporates within a week, simply adding a few more drops to the stamp allows marking to continue.

It looks like it’s melted into the glass Extensive use

“Our product is used extensively. Often I’ll walk through a shopping centre checking the glass fronts to see if they’ve used our mark,” Dale chuckles, adding that further applications include decorative use in restaurants and identification marks on glassware for catering companies. It is in the construction industry, however, that Red Caps kit has found its real niche and he admits with pride that it has been applied in some fairly high profile projects, including the Gautrain. “They used double-glazed glass in all of the windows, including a layer of toughened glass along with a layer of laminated glass. The glass mark includes a batch number which is hidden in the frame so they know what it is when it comes to replacement.” He goes on to tell us that the kit is easy enough for anyone to use. “It’s generally idiot proof, although we once had a client who couldn’t get it to work, and it turned out there was varnish on the glass,” Dale grins. Due to its ease of use, the kit makes it safe to apply marks in glass that has been installed many floors above ground level. “I guess it proves the theory that simplicity is key,” he smiles. “You can save time, mark easily and cleanly with our kit. What more do you need?” Letit van der Merwe, Red Cap, Tel. 0861 RED CAP (733 227), Fax. Email. Website.

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WALLS & FLOORS

On Hands and Knees There was a time when the thought of vinyl flooring would have most self-respecting designers throwing their manicured hands in the air with horror. However, PVC and laminate options have become so convincing you’d have to get on your knees to check if the material was real.

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aving been exposed to an increasing number of products that take realism to new heights, “Architect & Specificator” decided to chat to some industry professionals to see how the new offerings are faring in the market. “We prefer, of course, to use wood, but would also use laminates in certain situations,” says interior

I wouldn’t use them in a kitchen but possibly in a bedroom

designer, Michele Jankelow, explaining that these situations invariably relate to budget restraints. “Laminates now offer a very good range of finishes but traffic is a determining factor.” In spite of being open to the idea of faux flooring, Michele admits to being a purist when it comes to materials. “The real deal is the best option in terms of durability and quality of finish. In these instances it’s certainly a case of ‘the bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory.’ Nothing beats the feel of wood.”

Real deal

Although some specialists adopt an ‘either/or’ approach to material selection, there are others who advocate the use of imitations in combination with real materials. While imported stone tiles are wonderful in a designer kitchen, some see the benefit in switching to a cheaper ‘lookalike’ in the pantry and scullery and reroute savings to items such as tap and light fittings. Others disagree. “If you’re going to commit to the real thing, you really should go all the way,” says Michele. From a practical perspective some advise that hard stone tiles in a kitchen are not always ideal. “Any crockery or glassware that drops on a stone floor is bound to smash,” says one kitchen designer. “Cushioned vinyl can also be easier on the feet if you’re standing for long periods.”

Overcoming prejudice

Perhaps because they’re aware of the stigma attached to faux materials, companies that market these products tend to be very proactive in promoting them. Some go to great lengths to ensure that they’re offering the right products for their target market. For instance, Sonae Novaboard holds regular roadshows to introduce potential new ranges to industry experts and gather feedback before adding these items to their sales basket. Even once designers have been won over, end-user prejudice can be another obstacle to overcome. “We sometimes find that clients are reluctant to go for a ‘fake’ material in a design,” says Ryan O’Donovan of D12 Interiors. “Usually once we’ve installed it they’re happy with the outcome, particularly with the laminates. “We find that the laminates and PVC options are particularly useful in renovations where time is of Architect & Specificator

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the essence,” he continues. “Being able to install the flooring quickly is a benefit in an office, for instance, where people need to get back to work quickly.” Flexibility is another benefit. When costs are substantially lower it’s easier to update a look by installing a new floor finish, which might be appealing to trendy office owners. On the other hand traditionalists believe that it’s more important to invest in top quality finishes and update the look with furnishings and fixtures.

The Vinyl frontier

Phillip Button, Gauteng sales manager for the Lexus range from Gauteng agrees that wood is in a class of its own, but adds that there’s a definite place for vinyl and laminate products. “Our market research shows that while there is a niche for engineered wood there is a huge demand for products such as our Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT). It really depends on your application,” he says. Vinyl is available in a range of options that have a growing number of selling points, for instance cushioned products provide good acoustic properties in areas where heels on laminates would create too much noise. “Some of our customers also like the feel of cushioned vinyl underfoot,” explains Phillip. LVT has the additional benefit of being easier to clean than laminates and can be used in heavy commercial applications where traffic is an issue.

End-user prejudice can be another obstacle to overcome “Technology has progressed to the point that we can offer good, durable products at a cost that is far more accessible,” he says. The production process starts with a PVC backing, over which the print paper is fused, followed by a wear layer for protection. “But bear in mind that any product will lift or wear poorly if it’s not correctly installed, even wood,” he warns.

Photo finish

Wood laminate is manufactured in much the same way as vinyl, although in this instance a high-density fibreboard is used in place of PVC backing. The magic lies in the print paper which is modelled on an image of anything including wood, metal, glass or stone to give a photo-perfect copy of the material. Some manufacturers even incorporate small flaws for additional authenticity. In fact, the process of imitating nature has become so sophisticated that some even choose to apply it to materials that would not typically be used to mimic natural substances. “We have carpeting that looks like pebbles,” Phillip tells us. Ultimately, whether you choose to invest in the real thing, or if you opt for an imitation, there are pros and cons to consider for both. But it seems that production techniques are opening up a whole new world of options for design applications. Architect & Specificator

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Mortars Made Easy The choice between readymix versus traditional mixing on site invariably boils down to budget. Many believe that the price outweighs the benefits and would rather hire additional labour to do the mixing.

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“Two years ago when we suggested introducing automation on site to replace manual labour it was unheard of. Now we have 18 sites using our product and demand is skyrocketing.” Riaan attributes this dramatic increase in interest to a combination of improved quality and speed of production. “Service levels to our clients are as important as the quality of our equipment. You might have great technology but if it is not supported correctly you will have a bad experience and possibly result in your not wanting to use the technology again. ” Riaan says. “Often unskilled labour is used to mix sand and cement because there is the perception that it’s a cheaper option. Readymix offers a multi-layered saving since you’re saving time, improving quality and cutting overheads,” he explains.

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water source and electricity. Pronto delivers dry product and the machine mixes it automatically, using the precise ratio of water and cement and dispenses it as necessary, ensuring immediate, consistent material.”

“Look at it this way: your ten guys mixing sand and cement might be costing you R1000 a day, which seems reasonable. However, consider that if they arrive at 7am, your mortars will probably be ready at 8.15am, during which time your bricklayers and plasterers are sitting around waiting to start work. “Tea time is at 9am, so if you’re lucky, you’ll get 30 minutes of production from skilled labourers who charge a premium. Add this up and you’re losing six hours a week, which is almost a full working day. Sure, you can put pressure on them to make up time, but then you run the risk of shoddy workmanship. It’s a toss-up between penalties or poor workmanship. “Readymix may be slightly more expensive, but the hidden savings are substantial. Your mixer arrives, one guy pushes a button and you have ready-to-use mortars by 7.05am, with another wheelbarrow full within seconds. Even rain won’t stop production – which is not the case with traditional methods. The mixer can produce 17 tons in a day. That’s a lot of wheelbarrows and you’d need a lot of hands to do the work. This system handles it effortlessly,” he explains.

The team not only connects the pump but also maintains it. “Our only requirement is that you assign a dedicated worker to oversee the mixing, as well as the cleaning of the unit in the afternoon,” he continues. “It’s the best way to ensure there’s no downtime because it becomes that person’s responsibility, and provides accountability. It doesn’t work to let everyone mix their own mortars when arriving at the silo – it’s like everyone in the company using the same car; sooner or later they’ll bugger it up!”

“It takes the guesswork out of the equation. You also avoid theft, waste and spillage.” More solutions

Other systems from PFT include pumps and mixers for a wide range of applications. Since each site requirements vary, each project is offered a tailor-made solution. “Once Pronto’s pre mixed mortar or plasters are mixed it can be conveyed wherever it is needed. PFT equipment has the ability to convey material in wet or dry form up to 100 metres, Riaan concludes. Pronto Building Materials, Tel: (011) 310-8141, Fax: (011) 310-8277, www.prontormc.com

Concrete benefits

Additional benefits take the form of improved consistency, among others. “There’s no risk of poor quality or overuse of materials,” he adds. According to Riaan, customers are prepared to pay more because they get the benefit of time, quality and lower overheads.

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News & Views Concrete art under the sea

The Cancun Underwater Museum officially opened its doors a few months ago with an exhibition entitled, “The Silent Evolution”, by British artist and sculptor, Jason deCaires Taylor. With 400 life-size sculptures submerged, this completed Phase 2 of the world’s largest underwater museum, located in the beautiful waters of Cancun. The National Marine Park of the Yucatan Peninsula is located in Isla Mujeres Punta Cancun and Punta Nizuc, which welcomes approximately 750 000 tourists a year. The museum’s main gallery is formed by life-size figures, based on real people. Its building required 18 months of hard work, 120 tons of cement, 400kg of silicone, 3 800kg of glass fibre and more than 120 submarine work hours. The sinking process - to more than Submerged in the waters of the Mexican Caribbean is one of the world’s most unusual museums containing hundreds of concrete sculptures. (Pictures: Jason deCaires Taylor) 10m deep - called for placing the sculptures over a 2 ton base, which was positioned safely on rocky surfaces to avoid any damthe National Marine Park and Artificial Reefs, a company age caused by waves. The sculptures where placed near based in the USA, the sculptures have been designed to the natural reefs and close to marine life habitats to create attract coral, but have also been immersed and positioned a natural ecosystem that helps maintain corals and reefs in a way to contribute to the further development of difin the best conditions. ferent coral species. In collaboration with marine biologists and other experts from C&CI, Hanlie Turner, Tel: 011 315 0300, www.cnci.org.za

New survey into solar water heating systems

The most comprehensive survey to date in South Africa into the residential adoption of solar water heating systems by middle and high income earners has been launched by an honours student at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). Sian Adams hopes the survey will identify what factors prompted South Africans to adopt solar water systems for their homes in the past, and what will most effectively influence those still considering solar to invest in the technology. Her research is backed by SESSA, the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa. A non-profit organisation dedicated to the creation and continued growth of an authoritative renewable energy hub, SESSA believes the results will enable it and its members to be more effective when communicating the benefits of solar to potential customers. “Geysers in homes account for the lion’s share of electricity consumption,” said manager of SESSA’s Cape Town office, Robin Thomson. “Switching to solar in existing homes could save 30% on the average household’s monthly electricity bill by reducing the amount of electricity used by a geyser by about 70%. “You’d think a cost-benefit argument like this would sufficient

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to convince home owners to invest in solar technology, yet sales figures from our members suggest otherwise. “There are other factors at play – a rapidly changing market place, competing technologies and possibly not having enough people to ask for references on the actual savings achieved. Understanding these will assist our members tailor their solutions so that uptake of solar as a reliable, responsible and sustainable energy source is quickened.” SESSA, Irvan Damon 073 692 7386, www.surveymonkey.com/s/ Solarsystems

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News & Views Crackdown on leaded paint looms

The National Department of Health plans to investigate reports of the ongoing availability of hazardous lead-based paint in South Africa despite the promulgation of legislation nearly a year ago, to ban its manufacture and sale. Professor Angela Mathee, Director of the Medical Research Council’s Environment and Health SAPMA’s Deryck Spence has welcomed Research Unit, says Government assistance in SAPMA’s she’s watched with fight against leaded paint sales interest the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) initiative to remove leaded paint from retail shelves in recent years.

Covering all the angles

While most recognise the name Andrew Mentis for its durable flooring solutions and expanded metal, the company also produces a range of specially designed building products, not least of which is the often overlooked plastering sphere. Andrew Mentis’ angle beads, for instance, which are designed for both internal and exterior plaster use, provide optimum corner protection as well as a reliable, straight edge for screeding. Another product which is very popular, particularly when refurbishing damaged or aged masonry walls, is Mentis Riblath. Reinforced with diamond-patterned, longitudinal ribs for greater tensile strength, it provides a high degree key of mechanical bonding with plaster or render for an excellent plaster base for all types of walls and ceilings as well as fireproofing of steel beams and columns. Their professional staff are also available to offer advice on product selection. For instance, where plastered walls finish against tiles, face bricks, skirting, exposed steelwork and woodwork, Mentis Plaster Stop is the perfect solution. To minimise cracking, another recommended

“I was shocked to learn from SAPMA that there are still manufacturers and major retail outlets that are not taking government legislation or this major public health problem to heart,” she adds and advises consumers to look for the stickers at retail outlets indicating that they have joined SAPMA’s Mentis Riblath ensures mechanical bonding with plaster lead-free paint quest. product is Mentis Mentiath 213. Should there be lines Professor Nicky Padayachee, Deputy Director General of potential weakness, such as door and window frame within the Department of Health, says that the health corners, Mentex Strip Mesh is the solution. In addition, consequences of lead poisoning are severe. “In light of it provides a backing for plaster over narrow gaps, such this, we are obliged to act to the full extent of the law as service chases. against those who ignore the lead paint legislation, and in so doing pose a serious, yet preventable, risk to the South African public,” he adds. Deryck Spence, Executive Director of SAPMA, says the association welcomes increased government pressure to aid its campaign against leaded paints. “Apathetic paint retailers – who do not believe that they are part of the paint industry and are immune from responsibility, are risking major consumer resistance as well as public health. Deryck Spence, Tel. 011 455 2503, www.sapma.org.za

Other products include: Brickforce 210, which reduces the effects of vibration and temperature change; Brickforce 210, which is ideal for reinforcing concrete block work, partition slabs and in asphalt guttering; and Mentex 118, the ideal hailguard. Additional areas of expertise include scaffolding, grating and trench covers. Elaine van Rooyen, Andrew Mentis (Pty) Ltd, Tel. 011 255 3200, www.mentis.co.za

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News & Views Call for entries for Sustainable Architecture Awards

Buildings are responsible for more than 40 percent of the world’s total primary energy consumption and account for 24 percent of world CO2 emissions while it is estimated that 70 percent of the nine billion people predicted to live on earth in 2050 will reside in urban areas. It is essential that architects lead the way in sustainable building practices. The South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) has once again partnered with AfriSam (South Africa) for the biennial AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture 2011/2012, aimed at recognising outstanding achievement in sustainable architecture as well as creating public

awareness and debate on architectural issues. Entries, which are now open, can be made in two categories - one for built work that has been beneficially occupied since 15 March 2010 and the other for works of social importance, including research. Koop Design’s Dalton Private Reserve in the KwaZuluNatal Midlands received the award in 2009/2010. The compound was recognised as an integrated part of the 3 000-hectare reserve with buildings that are flexible to various utilitarian needs, yet offer exclusivity to guests staying in the luxury accommodation. The closing date for entries is March 16, 2012 and entry is restricted to paid-up corporate members of SAIA. Conditions and format for entry are available from www.4tmrw.co.za.

Designers excel in 1.618 awards

Peter Lekganyane, also of the Tshwane University of Technology, (but with the department of Interior Design), and Lorika Martins of the Potchefstroom Academy shared third place. In addition to their trip to the 2012 Design Indaba Conference, they each took home R6 000 worth of vouchers from Foschini.

Paul Rothmann made the announcement to a packed Alex Theatre auditorium on Thursday 13 October 2011.

“I look forward to this function each year, it is always invigorating to see what each new crop of interior design and architecture students have to offer. And this year was particularly interesting with the challenge the judges had in trying to choose one outright winner from the vast number of excellent submissions we received,” says Jason Wells, brand manager of PG Bison.

PG Bison has announced that due to the large number of excellent submissions received for the (2011) 1.618 Awards, four students and their lecturers have won an all-expenses paid trip to Cape Town to attend the 2012 Design Indaba Conference.

Violet Chengeta of the Tshwane University of Technology’s department of Architecture, and Tarquin van der Westhuizen of the BHC School of Design were selected as joint second place winners. The two also received gift cards from the Foschini Group to the value of R10 000.

VISI deputy editor, Annemarie Meintjes, was one of the judges and she praised PG Bison for giving students the opportunity to put all that they have learnt in the classroom, into practice. “It is so important that design students learn that a space must not only look beautiful, it must function well too. It is this understanding that we were looking for in judging the awards.” PG Bison, www. pgbison.co.za

Winners of the PG Bison 1.618 Awards

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News & Views Paving the way for Durban upgrade

Corobrik clay pavers have played a major role in urban regeneration projects countrywide – and Durban is no exception. According to Arthur Gammage, acting manager, Urban Design and Landscape architecture at eThekwini Municipality, clay bricks have made their mark on Durban’s urban landscape through the ages, making Corobrik’s clay pavers the ideal means of improving existing precincts where historical elements are distinguishing features. Urban improvement projects where they have recently played a role include Verulam’s Ghandi Park and CBD, the Umkomaas CBD and Warner Beach’s new ‘town square’. The city recently embarked on Phase 2 of the Umhlanga Promenade upgrade and has selected 10 000 m2 of Cederberg, Champagne and Burgundy pavers for pedestrian areas which stretch from the Lighthouse south to the soon-to-be enlarged parking area. Mike Ingram, Corobrik director of sales KwaZulu-Natal and Border says that Corobrik pavers have well recognized

durability characteristics to perform in the harsh beachfront environment pedestrian precincts. They are also easy to lay and maintenance friendly and can be easily ”unzipped” to gain access to underground services and then “rezipped" using the same bricks without leaving a “scar”. Durban has taken this one step further, lifting the Cederberg and Burgundy pavers as used to create a transport hub adjacent to the Durban Exhibition Centre during the 2010 Soccer World Cup for use elsewhere. Arthur says some of these uplifted pavers have been used to upgrade the Old Fort Place. Corobrik, Mike Ingram, Tel: (031) 560-3252

Dry glazing made simple

Bohle Glass Equipment has announced a new product which is the latest development in Glass Railing technology, PanelGrip. PanelGrip facilitates the quick assembly of structural glass railing without messy fillers or special tools with significant savings in labour and shipping costs. Suitable for 12mm glass, PanelGrip can be used for interior and exterior applications. The aluminium profile is available in 3000mm lengths, with pre-drilled countersunk holes and can be installed either bottom or side mounted. The patented PanelGrip mounting element that secures the glass inside the aluminium shoe is simple to install and lock into place simply by using an Allen key. The simple, easy-to-use installation boasts reduced labour costs, lower freight costs and easy mess-free installation. Although a new product, it is already proving to be a favourite alternative to traditional balustrading and dry glazing in all provinces within South Africa and neighbouring territories. PanelGrip has been tested and approved by Competent Persons both in South Africa and the USA. Bohle Glass Equipment (Pty) Ltd, Tel: (011) 792-6430, Website: www.bohle.co.za

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News & Views Fine Arts Graduate wins Award

Fine Arts graduate, Roelf Daling, emerged victorious at the 2011 Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) Young Concrete Sculptor Awards (YCSA), now in its 20th year. The event took place on Wednesday, 2 November 2011 at the Association of Arts Pretoria. Roelf’s artwork titled, “The hole we found”, was an original concept, winning him the grand prize of R50 000. His sculpture is a concrete manhole pipe that has been ingeniously rigged with LED lighting and two-way mirrors, creating the illusion of a bottomless shaft with a descending ladder. His work deals with the expansion of cities, and their vast network of tunnels that are constantly being built to carry water, gas, electricity and digital information.

was also issued to Lebitsi Milton Nelson Thaba for his work entitled, “Puppet Master & Projectile Effect”. “The PPC Cement YCSA competition continues to grow in strength from year to year. The quality and level of creativity of artworks entered into the competition keeps improving, both technically and conceptually. PPC Cement wishes to encourage and thank all entrants and supporters, past and future, for their participation and enthusiasm throughout the years,” says PPC’s public relations manager, Nomzamo Khanyile. Nomzamo Khanyile, PPC Cement, 082-870-4235, Email: nomzamo. khanyile@ppc.co.za

The YCSA runner-up prize of R25 000 was awarded to Johannesburg-based Regardt van der Meulen, for his piece, “Sleeps with the fishes”. Merit awards, to the value of R5 000 went to Noko Alpheus Mello for his sculpture titled “Sacrifice”, and Mandy Johnston, for her entry entitled “Transcending the material”. A Certificate of Recognition

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News & Views Winds of change

SE Controls are the product of choice for the ‘Adaptive Natural Ventilation’ system being installed at the new Waterfall Country Club Estate situated in Midrand. This low maintenance and user friendly system has been selected and installed by Robertson’s Ventilation Industries. The system has been designed to assist in producing suitable indoor air quality for the occupants of the building by automatically opening high and low level windows. These are proportionally dependant on indoor temperatures, internal user demand and external conditions such as rain and wind speeds. These functions are carried out by an intelligent control system which determines how the windows should respond dependant on various temperatures in multiple areas. The automation of this system was designed primarily with a focus on sustainability from product selection through to two different modes being programmed into the system: a day mode and night mode. The day mode allows for automatic mode where the system responds to temperature and other inputs; The system has been designed to assist in producing suitable indoor air quality for building including ‘local user control’ if desired. occupants by automatically opening high and low level windows The ‘night mode’ allows a one-off night 2 purge which removes odours and CO levels accumulated throughout the day. Included in the night mode is a trickle ventilation function. This facility permits high level windows in different locations to open a few millimetres allowing cool night air into the building, thus reducing the thermal load built up during the day. Robertson Ventilation Industries, Russell Cramb, Tel. 011 608 4640, russellc@robventind.co.za

Permanent Ombudsman for Sustainable Energy

Acknowledging the rapid growth of southern Africa’s sustainable and efficient energy sectors, the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA), has appointed a permanent ombudsman. Carel Ballack, who has extensive experience with a wide range of sustainable and efficient energy technologies, takes over from Colin Bain, who previously handled the portfolio on a contract basis. SESSA is dedicated to the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies including solar-based energies (such as photovoltaics, thermal heating and cooling), wind, biomass and hydro. Its inter-disciplinary nature attracts the membership of industry, scientists, researchers, developers and the general public – the only qualification is a keen interest in renewable energy and its utilisation to ensure a sustainable energy future.

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With the appointment of a permanent ombudsman, SESSA has taken the high road in ensuring it delivers on consumer expectations while meeting stringent quality standards, says SESSA ambassador, Irvan Damon. “SESSA’s formal and documented code of conduct is intended to regulate the interactions of the various industry players with their customers, particularly in terms of their Clause 1 of 16. This states that members shall enhance the honour, integrity and dignity of the sustainable and efficient energy industry by maintaining high personal and business standards at all times,” he adds. “Carel will not only mediate and arbitrate for the successful resolution of customer complaints, his mandate includes – among others – assisting members interpret and understand their responsibilities in terms of SESSA’s code of conduct, details of which are on our web site, Irvan Damon, SESSA, www.sessa.org.za, info@ sessa.org.za, +27 (0)11 513 4071 or +27 (0) 21 526 0476

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News & Views Local security light impresses US

The locally-developed Ni9htwatcher security light is now impressing safety savvy Americans. The light, jointly owned and distributed by Eurolux, has been recognised by several well known trade magazines and TV shows in the USA, often being selected as a ‘Favourite New Product for 2011’. Its latest scoop has been at the ISC WEST Security Show in Las Vegas, which is the largest security show in North America. “We entered the New Product Showcase competition which is organised by the Security Industry Association, where we won ‘Best New Product’ for the category of Outdoor Perimeter Protection,” explains Shaun Bouchier, director at Eurolux. “For a South African product to walk away with top honours is quite the accolade, given the competition.” The product has long been popular in South Africa, being used in the residential and industrial sectors. The beauty of the product is that it is not only activated by motion, but then continues tracking the motion within the 10 metre plus radius, while recording all movement. The light, able to turn 220 degrees, will

keep following the motion until no further motion is detected. “This leaves intruders with the impression that they are being followed and monitored, as indeed they are,” adds Shaun. The fact that the light features a day/night sensor just adds to its appeal as an energy efficient product. Says Shaun, “You don’t have to worry about the light being triggered during the day as it will remain dormant until such time as the light quality reduces and there is a need for it to be active.” There are a number of models available in this product range and customers are able to choose between models with camera capability and those without. “You are able to tailor-make a solution that meets your particular security needs,” concludes Shaun. www.eurolux.co.za or phone Johannesburg (011) 608 2970 / Cape Town (021) 528 8400

“abeproof thermoshield can be applied to substrates such as concrete, aluminium, steel, fibre cement sheets, masonry, brick and wood. Furthermore, the product also has anti-mould and anti-fungal properties,” Mike adds. abe proof thermoshield is one of seven new, environmentallyfriendly waterproofing products recently launched in South Africa by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals. The other products are abeproof acrylic primer, abeproof anti-root, abeproof PU ECO, abeproof acrylic, matrix K11, and duraproof dekflex. a.b.e. Construction Chemicals, Boksburg / Further info: Mike Armstrong, tel 011 306 9000 / www.abe.co.za

Steel roofing can produce exceptional heat in buildings. A coating of a.b.e.’s new abeproof thermoshield, pictured here during and after application, can substantially lower the interior temperature of such buildings while still serving as waterproofing agent

Waterproofing keeps buildings cool

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News & Views Pulling out the stops

Building 840, three-bedroomed apartments in under a year may seem like an impossible task. As the 2011 All African Games taking place in Maputo, Mozambique loomed closer, it became evident that using traditional masonry construction methods was not an option if the apartment buildings required to house the 6 500 athletes were to be completed in time for the start of the games, in September 2011. The South African arm of Saint-Gobain, was approached to offer an alternative fast track building solution for the construction of the 27 buildings that made up the All African Athletes Village in Maputo, with final handover required in August, a month ahead of the official start of the games. Saint-Gobain, specialists in the manufacture of light weight building products Working on the Athletes’ Village in Maputo in conjunction with light weight steel frame contractors, took on the challenge knowing that they would not only meet the completion deadline, but that they would have the ability to clad and insulate as well as plaster the apartments that would showcase the various benefits provided by this method of construction.

On the Move

They supplied various gypsum board products for the internal cladding and lining of the apartments, including 245 000m2 of Gyproc RhinoBoard FireStop 15mm, which is a specialist gypsum board that offers a fire rating of up to 120 minutes and has the benefit of retaining fire in specific areas and preventing the spread of flames, giving occupants 30 – 120 minutes to vacate the building if necessary. Wet areas were clad using 60 000m2 of Gyproc Moisture Resistant Rhino Board 15mm, formulated to resist moisture, coupled with its fire and acoustic performance benefits. This board was further prepared and waterproofed for the fitting of ceramic tiles in the shower areas using compounds manufactured by Weber/Tylon, a division of the Saint Gobain group of companies. “One of the most significant time savers in the project was the use of Gyproc’s M100 Projection Plaster machines used to apply the Gyproc RhinoLite Projection Plaster,” explains Andre Schlunz, Gyproc business development manager. “The M100 Projection Plaster machine operators skim plaster the interior walls and ceilings at a rate of over 450m2 per machine per day. The construction of all internal walls and ceilings including fitting insulation and plastering a total area of 300 000m2, took just 120 days to complete using eight M100 machines,” concludes Andre. St Gobain, Tel: (011) 345-5300, www.saint-gobain.co.za

Andy Brookstein has been appointed an executive director of the Esorfranki Limited Board.

Andy Brookstein

Les Lothian

Francois van Tonder

Bell Equipment Sales South Africa has appointed Francois van Tonder as the general manager of the Coastal Region while Les Lothian, who previously held that position, has been appointed as general manager of the Central Region.

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News & Views Choosing roof insulation wisely

The inclusion of passive energy efficiency measures in new building projects and retrofits is a clear starting point for all developers thinking sustainability – as early as during the environment control planning and design process. In addition, government and developers need to think about low cost housing. “The fitting of solar geysers to many low cost housing projects is an admirable move, but true energy efficiency in low cost housing will only be effective where the roof is fitted with a ceiling that is insulated too,” says Cecil Homan, founder of the well-known green brand, Eco-Insulation. Cecil has been very busy at his factory in Montague Gardens – manufacturing and also installing additional manufacturing lines because of the Eco-Insulation brand’s burgeoning acceptance in the market. “Architects often forget about the sound-insulating benefits of the product, as well”. This is very important for the many industries such as hotels and retail outlets, where levels of noise need to be controlled and sound absorption is required for effective indoor acoustics,” says Cecil. By placing Eco-Insulation Cellulose Fibre Ceiling Insulation in the roof, the building owner substantially reduces the energy consumed by heating or cooling. Users are also helping to recycle or upcycle a stream of paper waste, turning it into an upgraded insulation product. Contact: Cecil Homan, Tel: 021 555 3667, E Mail: eco-insulation@ telkomsa.net, www.eco-insulation.co.za

New tile website

Tile Africa Contracts has launched its new website www. tileafricacontracts.co.za to keep the industry informed about the company’s latest product offerings and recent projects for which it supplies tiles and bathroomware. The company invites construction industry professionals, including developers, architects, specifiers and designers to visit the easy-to-navigate site. Tile Africa Contracts provides building industry professionals with quality products and a range of services to meet their project requirements. Its dedicated team is involved from concept to completion to ensure design continuity and the success of the project and its architectural and design consultants offer on-site technical advice and share their valued expertise. “Our new website makes it easy for users to submit an online request for our team to visit their site,” says Craig Irvine, national manager for Tile Africa Contracts. This leading tile supplier delivers an extensive range of construction-related products and its methods of installation and the materials supplied are in line with local and international standards. Tile Africa Contracts is not limited

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to a core range of products when supplying for a project. Materials are sourced locally and overseas and the team researches specifications to find the most suitable products or comparable alternatives. The website features a blog that functions as a networking tool and allows interested parties to share their project highlights and work with the rest of the industry. “We invite companies and practices to showcase their projects and in return they’ll receive exposure on our website,” says Craig. Photos of recently completed projects can be submitted, regardless of being an existing Tile Africa Contracts client or not, and will be posted together with a company details and a short description of the project on the Contracts’ Showcase page located on the site. Tel: 011 979 0327, www.tileafricacontracts.co.za


News & Views New on the wall

The NuKlip Window Wall is a new product developed to enhance the NuKlip brand and reinforce the HBS commitment to product innovation. NuKlip Window Wall is South Africa’s first waterproof shopfront system. Shopfronts were historically designed for internal use only and being waterproof was never a requirement which means they do not conform to National Building regulation for exposure to severe weather conditions. NuKlip Window Wall meets the required regulations and performs to AAAMSA A3 specifications. Doors and vents are outside opening to ensure best water and weather resistance. Responsible fabricators were forced to use costly non fit for purpose curtain wall systems for external applications

on low rise applications such as retail shopfronts and motor vehicle show rooms. NuKlip Window is a cost effective solution for these applications. The product is designed to be installed in modules to speed up installation and reduce costs on site. The integrated use of compensating channels and sub cills allows for all wet trades to be complete prior to the installation of glazing panels thus dramatically reducing on-site damage. It is possible to pre-glaze the system improving productivity even further. NuKlip Window Wall is designed for single glazing or double glazing against a 25mm high glass rebate as recommended by AAAMSA for S.I.G. (sealed insulated glass units). Michelle Cochrane, Hulamin Building Systems, Tel: +27 (0) 11 626 3330, Fax: +27 (0) 11 626 2019, www.hulaminbuildingsystems.co.za

New pourable thick-bed adhesive

strength, grey cement-based adhesive suitable for all tile formats, but especially ideal for fixing all large-format ceramic, porcelain, granite, natural stone and dark-coloured marble tiles to high-traffic floors.

The adhesive enables faster and easier bedding of floor tiles and the rapid-setting flexible formulation means that no latex additive is required for installations in wet areas, exteriors and surfaces where movement is expected. Grouting can commence four hours after tiling, which shortens the installation time, and results in faster project turnaround and reduced labour cost.

It is specifically formulated to provide good wet out on large format floor tiles, ensuring solid bedding with no buttering required on the tile backs. The adhesive is pourable, very easy and quick to spread, builds up thick to accommodate heavy tiles that can be dropped in, and is rapid-setting, saving cost and time on-site.

TAL has expanded its adhesive range with a pourable, rapidsetting, flexible thick-bed adhesive, especially developed for fixing large-format tiles to interior and exterior floors.

TA L Po u r a b l e Adhesive requires no additive - only water and is therefore ready to be applied for interior and exterior applications, wet areas and surfaces where movement is expected.

Tile trends are moving to larger formats and sizes and these tiles are being specified for shopping centres and upmarket commercial developments more o f t e n. “ We a r e constantly developing new products to cater for the demands of the tile industry and identified the need for a rapid-setting pourable and flexible adhesive to save contractors time onsite,” says Marius Botha, inland sales manager at TAL.

Coverage is approximately 8kg/ m² depending on site conditions and workmanship. For further information, a detailed specification, comprehensive presentation or a free product demo call the TAL Technical Advice Centre 0860 000 TAL(825) or visit www.tal.co.za

TA L Po u r a b l e Adhesive is a high- New Pourable adhesive from TAL Architect & Specificator

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News & Views South Africans shine at awards

Two South African projects attained Acknowledgement Awards at the 3rd International Holcim Regional Awards Ceremony held in Casablanca, Morocco in September. Justin Cooke and Jessica Cohen were recognised for their Oudebos Mountain Camp project and Calayde Davey for her Vertical Agriculture at the Old Pretoria West Power Station.

Pick a pallet

Once a year, AkzoNobel extends a formal invitation to the world’s leading creative experts from the fields of design, architecture and fashion to gather and determine the key colour trends for the following 12-months. The annual Colour Futures book is an almanac that portrays the outcomes of this colourful think-tank led by AkzoNobel, the world’s number one global paint company giving readers an instant update on all things inspirational. ColourFutures 2012 is the result of one such forum. Drawn from a variety of cultural sources, from fine art and technology to nature and pop culture, the trends identified are translated into a pallet of beautiful Dulux shades and hues, which are captured along with gorgeous imagery in ColourFutures. This guide showcases colour forecasts and collections that are expected to inspire Dulux customers across the globe. Dulux South Africa’s colour expert, Sonica Bucksteg who is part of the global ColourFutures panel says, “Each edition presents one dominant trend, or underlying value that underscores the five trends and colour pallets presented. For 2012, this concept is “possibilities”. This builds on the theme of 2011, which was “appreciation” and also offers the exhilarating and inspirational idea that new options are waiting to be discovered. The term “possibilities” advocates a proactive position and implies that 2012 will be a year filled with “take-charge” optimism.” To download a free copy of the new Colour Futures, simply visit www.colourfutures.com or Visit www.dulux.co.za to see the Dulux extensive colour range.

From left to right: Jessica Tami Cohen, Andrew Justin Cooke and Sheeraj Ismail, Architecture co-op, South Africa.

Justin and Jessica designed a flagship project for sustainable public eco-tourism in the Kogelberg biosphere, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Natural materials were used and the facility, consisting of five self-catering cabins and a small conference building, was designed to blend into the environment. The project included sustainable use of a mountain stream, composting toilets, low-flow showers, indigenous plants and mulch basins to minimise water consumption. Low-energy systems including solar water heating, a closed combustion fire, gas cooking and LED lighting were also installed. Calayde developed an architectural model for vertical hydroponic agriculture for Pretoria on the existing industrial heritage site of the Old Pretoria West Power Station. The project aims to promote “urban agriculture” using low cost materials to adapt old industrial constructions for agricultural produce. Biogas production and rainwater harvesting provide resource-efficient energy renewal and the existing water system is reused for agricultural production. In addition to food, the building produces compost, clean water and gas and the biomass will produce electricity via methane digesters. Victor Bougenon, Afrisam, Tel: +27 011 670 5520, www.afrisam.com

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Climbing even higher

Every year in July, Engineering News-Record (ENR) publishes its Top 150 Global Design Firms list. This internationally recognised list “ranks the 150 largest world designs firms, both publicly and privately held, based on total design-specific revenue.” (Enr.construction.com.) For the past three years, Aurecon has made significant strides in improving its ranking. In 2009, they were ranked number 52 and, in 2010, entered the top 50 for the first time, moving up two places from the previous year’s ranking. However, in 2011, they made their strongest leap yet – improving their position by eight places to number 42. “The ranking is exciting for a number of reasons, not least because it confirms for us, once again, that our strategy is working. Our on-going commitment to achieving excellence in project delivery has enabled us to bid on and secure large, integrated projects” comments Paul Hardy, Aurecon’s chief executive officer. He goes on to say that, in addition, the group’s clientcentric model is ensuring that they continue to build and maintain strong relationships with their clients and thereby remain a top choice in the industries in which Aurecon operates. For more information on the ENR lists and rankings, see: www.enr.com.


News & Views A first in Tokyo

and only the second time that it has taken place in Africa. It is expected to attract a rich blend of more than 5 000 architects from all parts of the world and currently has a highly conservative R48 million budget – although funding for affiliated projects is expected to push this higher.

Speaking just prior to her departure, Nina Saunders, president of the KwaZulu Natal Institute of Architects, described the upcoming Congress in 2014 as one that “could catalyze the regeneration of the city”, pointing out that it is not only likely to influence government and economic decision makers, but leave behind important legacy projects that would impact on Durban and the architectural profession in Africa for years to come.

Nina said she expected the Durban event to be much like the one hosted in Istanbul in 2005. “If you look at how Istanbul hosted this event, the city became the event. Durban, too, has the geography and the willingness to completely embrace this event.”

A group of South African delegates recently attended the International Union of Architects (UIA) Congress – one of the largest and most significant architectural events on the world architectural calendar - in Tokyo.

The International Union of Architects (UIA) is a non-governmental organisation uniting the professional associations of architects over 100 countries around the world. The Congress takes place every three years. Durban won the vote to hold the congress in Turin in 2008. This marks the first time that the congress is being held in southern Africa

She points out that for both Durban and the organising committee, the 2014 UIA Congress has already started. The trip to the 2011 UIA congress in Tokyo in September was particularly significant as this was the first time there had been an official handover ceremony. A specially written song performed by local songstress Karen von Pletzen and her choir was central to the event and will form a theme song for the promotion of the event for the next three years.

Packing up to leave for the World Architectural Congress in Tokyo are the delegates from the KwaZulu-Natal Institute for Architects, pictured from left Bharthi Vithal, Trish Emmett, Nina Saunders, Peter Engblom and in front Georgie Chennels

Rooflight comes tops

The annual South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) Steel Awards saw the Protea Court Rooflight project at Sandton City take the prestigious accolade of overall winner at this year’s awards ceremony. Aurecon was responsible for the structural engineering design of this innovative rooflight.

which was made possible with modern computer-aided draughting capabilities. The outer circle of the steel structure is 44m in diameter, while the whole structure slopes at 11°, resulting in eaves of varying heights – some by more than 8,5m. The roof beams are made up of tapering plate girders and are supported internally on a reinforced concrete tower and externally on a latticed box girder.

The use of steel is beautifully displayed in the structure,

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News & Views the Water Cube in Beijing and the Eden project in Cornwall for its use of EFTE plastic bag-like roof cladding, which is kept inflated with compressed air. Lightweight EFTE film allows the creation of cutting-edge spatial architecture and also provides superior quake resistance. It has been a number of years since the overall winner of the Steel Awards was an architectural-type project but the unusual excellence of the Protea Court Rooflight left the judges in no doubt about its worthiness to take the number one spot. They commented that the project is a display of excellence of the highest order in terms of the use of structural steel and the skills that went into making the project a masterpiece. Aurecon’s Dennis Nash comments, “The successful completion of the Protea Court Rooflight is a direct result of the commitment and good working relationships of the professional team, main contractor and steelwork contractor. From an engineering perspective, it has been a very demanding project but, without doubt, a most satisfying job to complete.”

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AG Aluminium & Glass Products

(011) 827-0806

Glazier

Glasfit Krugersdorp

(011) 953-4120

Glazier

AG Glass

(011) 472-9238

Glazier

Glasfit Pretoria Central

(012) 322-0090

Glazier

AGE Aluminium CC

(011) 908-9501

Glazier

Glasfit Pretoria North

(012) 546-0121

Glazier

082 895 7759

Glazier

Glasfit Pretoria West

(012) 327-1882

Glazier

Albert van Rensburg Glass Alberton Aluminium Installations

(011) 868-3351

Glazier

Glasfit Roodepoort / NRC Glass

(011) 760-1550

Glazier

082 922 3602

Glazier

Glasfit Silverton

(012) 804-9500

Glazier

Alpa Aluminium

(011) 976-2804

Glazier

Glass & All 4 U

082 670 2793

Glazier

Alu Glass 2000

(018) 462-8786

Glazier

Glass Brass

(011) 454-3390

Glazier

Alu Gro (Pty) Ltd

(012) 804-4129

Glazier

Glass & Mirror Services

(011) 917-8779

Glazier

Aluminium Experts / DJG Aluminium Experts

(012) 548-1441

Glazier

Glass Clinic

(011) 894-4550

Glazier

083 727 1558

Glazier

Glass Design (Pty) Ltd

(011) 708-4868

Glazier

Alf's Glass

Alu Pro Designs Alu Spectrum

(011) 622-6588

Glazier

Glass Dynamix

(012) 751-7669

Glazier

Alufast CC

(011) 472-6169

Glazier

Glass Fella's CC

(011) 792-5529

Glazier

082 925 8500

Glazier

Glass Partners Holdings (Pty) Ltd

(011) 474-2550

Glazier

Alumac Aluminium & Glass Specialist CC

Aluluxe & Steel Structures CC

(011) 615-0340

Glazier

Glass Planet

(012) 803-1187

Glazier

Aluminium Dimensions

(011) 792-4835

Glazier

Glass Tempering t/a Clear Glass

(011) 970-1550

Glazier

Aluminium Enterprises

(012) 542-1057

Glazier

Glassfill

(011) 316-5644

Glazier

Aluminium Junction CC

(011) 965-1234

Glazier

Glassworld

(012) 326-4279

Glazier

Aluminium Shopfitters

(011) 822-8233

Glazier

Gorr's Glass and Aluminium CC

(012) 653-4577

Glazier

Aluminium Solution Services

(011) 022-2445

Glazier

GP Safety Glass

(011) 334-1080

Glazier

Aluminium Windows & Shopfronts

(011) 814-1577

Glazier

GRL Glass and Aluminium CC

078 456 9730

Glazier

Alu-Vaal

(016) 932-4174

Glazier

Groenbou Konstruksie (Pty) Ltd

082 655 5294

Glazier

Aluwood

(012) 333-2919

Glazier

Hartbees Glas & Aluminium

(012) 253-2826

Glazier

Anthony's Glass Works

(011) 760-2511

Glazier

HD Glass & Aluminium CC

(011) 693-2561

Glazier

Apache Glass and Maintenance

(012) 335-2319

Glazier

Henque Glass and Aluminium

(012) 548-2112

Glazier

Applewood (Pty) Ltd

(012) 653-6644

Glazier

Hillside Glass & Aluminium

(012) 386-1961

Glazier

Artisan Project Management CC

(011) 465-4196

Glazier

Hi-Tech Glass t/a Hellenic Glass

(011) 845-3182

Glazier

Asatico Civil & Construction CC

(011) 740-7211

Glazier

Honeydew Glass & Mirror

078 277 4416

Glazier

B & H Glass and Aluminium

(012) 664-8568

Glazier

IDI Glass & Transport

(016) 987-2031

Glazier

B G & J Steel Windows (Pty) Ltd

(011) 955-4493

Glazier

IFM Consulting CC

(011) 854-2651

Glazier

Baga Glass

083 512 5421

Glazier

Icon Glass & Aluminium

(011) 472-0740

Glazier

Bates Fraser Suppliers

083 962 7256

Glazier

Ideal Glass and Mirror CC

(011) 787-8993

Glazier

Bea's Glass Works

(012) 565-4373

Glazier

Ideal Trading 49 CC t/a Glass & Mirror Speci

(011) 453-2547

Glazier

BJ Glaswerke / Roodeberg Projekte

(012) 332-1753

Glazier

Ikon Aluminium t/a PG Aluminium East Rand

(011) 524-0648

Glazier

Bonanza Projects (Pty) Ltd

(011) 493-7628

Glazier

Impala Glass CC t/a P G Glass

(016) 341-6623

Glazier

Boss Glass - Silverton

(012) 804-1090

Glazier

Inkulu Construction CC

(012) 321-9905

Glazier

Braam Glass/Nozipho Braam Glass

(011) 624-1100

Glazier

Inso Aluminium Johannesburg CC

(011) 864-5301

Glazier

Bracken Aluminium & Glass

(011) 827-0693

Glazier

Inso Aluminium MK (Pty) Ltd

(011) 704-4443

Glazier

Brad's Glass & Aluminium

(011) 474-0919

Glazier

Instant Glass

(011) 614-5228

Glazier

Breedt Aluminium Doors and Windows

(011) 824-6500

Glazier

Intello Glass Solutions

(012) 379-7722

Glazier

Breytenbach Glass

(011) 764-4718

Glazier

J D Wooden Touch CC

(011) 827-9315

Glazier

Brooke House

(011) 979-1842

Glazier

J E Breet Glass CC

(011) 948-8716

Glazier

CAM Glass & Aluminium CC

(012) 321-3324

Glazier

J H Glass

(011) 948-8716

Glazier

C G S Shopfitters

(011) 402-4440

Glazier

J I Windows

(012) 377-0865

Glazier

083 699 7630

Glazier

J J Glassworks

(016) 362-1797

Glazier

Capital Civil & Building Construction

CL Letagent Trade Enterprise

(011) 979-1170

Glazier

J J Wooden Windows

(012) 653-0519

Glazier

Carlies Traders

(012) 804-5512

Glazier

JMS Shopfronts, Aluminium & Glass

(011) 624-1578

Glazier

CDC Glass Studio CC

(012) 653-6117

Glazier

JP Glass & Aluminium

(012) 751-6954

Glazier

Christie Mojakie Property Dev. CC

(011) 988-4575

Glazier

J R Shopfitters

(011) 822-3103

Glazier

Clearway Sliding Doors (Pty) Ltd

(011) 672-5270

Glazier

Jaycee Glass & Aluminium

(012) 800-1168

Glazier

Clearview Glass

(011) 472-4888

Glazier

Jeppe Glass t/a Associated Glass & Alum

(011) 493-9611

Glazier

074 197 3244

Glazier

Jeppe Glass t/a Associated Glass & Alum

(011) 493-9611

Glazier

Condere Aluminium CC

(012) 940-9024

Glazier

JPN Glass and Aluminium CC

082 843 6600

Glazier

Cornwall View Hardware t/a Winmore Hardw

(012) 997-0884

Glazier

Juli's Den

(018) 786-3439

Glazier

Creative Aluminium Frames

(011) 744-3880

Glazier

JVV Glas & Verf BK

(012) 800-4417

Glazier

Dawie's Glass & Aluminium Works

(011) 814-4295

Glazier

Kameeldrift Hardware & Glass

(012) 808-1619

Glazier

D & J Glass Supplies

(011) 876-3000

Glazier

Kemway Sliding Doors

(011) 975-6019

Glazier

082 880 6003

Glazier

Kensington Mirror & Glass CC

(011) 622-3434

Glazier

(011) 315-0598

Glazier

K's Glass

(011) 976-4909

Glazier Glazier

Clem's Frosted Glass CC t/a ScratchOut Divi

Donico Interior Systems DST Glass Enterprises CC

074 526 9042

Glazier

Kgodimo Workmenship & Projects CC

(011) 986-6967

Edelweiss Glas & Aluminium

(012) 804-3795

Glazier

KGT Mnisi Trading CC

(011) 865-1142

Glazier

Edgars Glass (Pty) Ltd

(012) 806-6858

Glazier

KLS Building Construction

072 451 5338

Glazier

Easy Do Aluminium CC

Elite Glass & Aluminium

(011) 953-4363

Glazier

K N Glass CC

(011) 393-6879

Glazier

Elwierda Glass & Aluminium

(012) 654-3454

Glazier

K's Glass

(011) 976-4909

Glazier

(011) 403-4057

Glazier

072 216 9788

Glazier

Ergosystem Walling Solutions (Pty) Ltd

(011) 801-9560/1

Glazier

Kgwedi's Glass Works CC

Evolution Glass and Aluminium

076 179 8018

Glazier

Kwena Glass & Aluminium CC

Expo Glass & Aluminium Trust

(011) 973-2721

Glazier

Lala Lapa Investments CC

(012) 244-1444

Glazier

Express Aluminium

(011) 420-2664

Glazier

Leading Edge Glass Worx

(011) 954-6964

Glazier

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GAUTENG (Cont.)

Lenasia Glass Doors CC

(011) 854-1435

Glazier

Stiaan's Glass & Building Contractors CC

(011) 391-3926

Glazier

Liv Con 150 CC I & J Installations

(011) 869-4393

Glazier

Stirling Glass & Aluminium (Pty) Ltd

(011) 392-5582

Glazier

Madula A Letile Trading & Projects

(011) 264-8510

Glazier

Stone Glass

(011) 665-3174

Glazier

Manaba Construction and Services

073 804 5764

Glazier

Taluglass Aluminium & Glass

(012) 327-4888

Glazier

Mantella Glass & Aluminium

083 580 1441

Glazier

Techtonic Aluminium Systems

(011) 452-8560

Glazier

Markarle Glass & Aluminium CC

076 630 6349

Glazier

Matsoge Glass Works CC

(011) 935-5481

Glazier

Tekweni Centurion Ceilings & Partitions The Door Connection CC

(011) 708-0934 (011) 420-1262

Glazier Glazier

Midrand Glass & Aluminium

(011) 468-1104

Glazier

TLC Aluminium & Glass

(011) 673-3919

Glazier

Mirror Robe

(011) 493-6326

Glazier

TMG Designs

(011) 794-6430

Glazier

MJB Glass

(011) 462-5992

Glazier

Tru-Line Aluminium

(011) 433-0331

Glazier

MMG Aluminium

(011) 472-2900

Glazier

Tshwane Rite Glass

(012) 700-0769

Glazier

MS Glass Solutions CC

(011) 849-4513

Glazier

U Co. Glass & Hardware

(012) 252-4923

Glazier

Modern Glass CC

(011) 334-6288

Glazier

U'LLC Glass t/a Alderwood Trading 152

082 883 2385

Glazier

Mofolo Glassworks & Maintenance Services

(011) 982-6849

Glazier

Unique Windows and Door Systems

(011) 811-7586

Glazier

Monyemakgobe Trading and Projects

(011) 930-6159

Glazier

Unity Glass

(011) 822-5343

Glazier

Mr. Door

(011) 672-4324

Glazier

Van Schalkwyk Construction CC

(011) 791-5940

Glazier

MSQ Construction CC

(011) 909-2357

Glazier

Varia Glass & Paint

(013) 932-2948

Glazier

Msweli Glass and Building Construction CC

(011) 410-3414

Glazier

Velakude Glass

078 459 6044

Glazier

Vereeniging Glass

079 304 8180

Multi K Aluminium and Glazing Mushiane TZ Construction

082 419 0491

Glazier

(016) 455-3848

Glazier Glazier

(011) 708-2488

(011) 477-2646

Glazier Glazier

V-Glass

Newclare Glass & Mirror

Vicast Aluminium (Pty) Ltd

(011) 023-6273

Glazier

Newlands Glass & Mirror

083 433 4343

Glazier

Visual Reflections

(011) 454-1044

Glazier

North West Glass

(012) 541-6200

Glazier

Weltevreden Glass Works

(011) 476-3338

Glazier

Ntsikabusisa Trading & Projects

(011) 433-4435

Glazier

Wendy Glass & Alu Trust

(011) 973-4348

Glazier

Nu-Glass Applications t/a Glass Applications

(011) 474-1691

Glazier

Whipco Glass & Aluminium

(012) 804-4915

Glazier

Paramount Glass Trust

(011) 907-2762

Glazier

Wilcon Glass & Aluminium

084 603 5229

Glazier

PG Glass - Alberton

(011) 869-8544

Glazier

Whitehouse Projects (Pty) Ltd

(011) 894-4321

Glazier

PG Glass - Benoni

(011) 421-3136

Glazier

Williams Glass CC t/a Glasfit

(011) 845-3340

Glazier

PG Glass - Blackheath

(011) 476-6991

Glazier

X-EL Corporate Imaging CC

(011) 412-4986

Glazier

PG Glass - Boksburg

(011) 823-1241

Glazier

Zaid Ally Trading CC

(011) 493-6125

Glazier

PG Glass - Bronkhorstspruit

(013) 932-2229

Glazier

PG Glass - Bruma

(011) 615-4125

Glazier

Zip Construction Advanced Armour Glass

(011) 646-9058 (011) 971-1300

Glazier Manufacturer

PG Glass - Centurion

(012) 663-4437

Glazier

C & C Safety Glass

(011) 864-1341

Manufacturer

PG Glass - Edenvale PG Glass - Fourways

(011) 452-2657

Glazier

FGW Safety Glass

(011) 474-0737

Manufacturer

(011) 467-4083

Glazier

Furman Glass Co. (1964)

(011) 473-6700

Manufacturer

PG Glass - Head Office

(011) 392-4433

Glazier

Furmguard

(011) 473-6700

Manufacturer

PG Glass - Heidelberg

(016) 341-6623

Glazier

Glass Partners Holdings (Pty) Ltd

(011) 474-2550

Manufacturer

PG Glass - Jhb City

(011) 823-3400

Glazier

Glass South Africa (Pty) Ltd

(011) 417-5800

Manufacturer

PG Glass - Kempton Park

(011) 394-1473

Glazier

Major Glass & Aluminium

(011) 763-8603

Manufacturer

PG Glass - Krugersdorp

(011) 273-1038

Glazier

McCoy's Glass

(011) 864-1313

Manufacturer

PG Glass - Lenasia

(011) 854-4791

Glazier

National Glass Distribution

(011) 615-9772

Manufacturer

PG Glass - Menlyn

(012) 361-3796

Glazier

Northern Hardware & Glass - Midrand

(011) 314-0365

Manufacturer

PG Glass - Midrand

(011) 805-0954

Glazier

Northern Hardware & Glass - Pretoria

(012) 333-0440

Manufacturer

PG Glass - Pretoria City

(012) 338-0770

Glazier

PFG Building Glass (Pty) Ltd

(011) 360-1000

Manufacturer

PG Glass - Pretoria North

(012) 565-6867

Glazier

Rene Turck & Associates

(011) 571-7400

Manufacturer

PG Glass - Randburg

(011) 886-4416

Glazier

Resistoglas

(011) 493-6663

Manufacturer

PG Glass - Roodepoort

(011) 675-5600

Glazier

SA Bullet Resistant Glass

(011) 493-8249

Manufacturer

PG Glass - Sandton City

(011) 884-5111

Glazier

Clean Cut Glass & Mirror

(011) 872-0974

Processor

PG Glass - Silverlakes

(011) 809-4281

Glazier

Fineline Mirror Doors

(011) 477-5408

Supp/Manf.

PG Glass - Silverton

(012) 804-8125

Glazier

Glacier Door Systems/Glide Aluminium

(011) 613-8120

Supp/Manf.

PG Glass - Soweto PG Glass - Springs

(011) 938-2188

Bohle Glass Equipment

(011) 792-6430

Supplier

(011) 811-6648

Glazier Glazier

Redcap Industries CC

(086) 173-3227

Supplier

PG Glass - Woodmead

(011) 656-0772

Glazier

Phokane Glass Aluminium

083 338 5110

Glazier

NORTHERN

Pillays Glass & Aluminium PLT Glass Traders

(011) 854-4932

GSA Pietersburg

(015) 297-1023

Distributor

(011) 708-7185

Glazier Glazier

GSA Tzaneen

(015) 307-1945

Distributor

Pronk Aluminium CC

(012) 333-0872

Glazier

Northern Hardware & Glass - L Trichardt

(015) 516-1310

Distributor

Pro Windows & Doors

083 675 1975

Glazier

Northern Hardware & Glass - Pietersburg

(015) 293-2204

Distributor

Pure & Magic Aluminium

(011) 744-0179

Glazier

AGD Aluminium Systems

083 269 6477

Glazier

Queen Victoria Glass & Pawn

(012) 327-0065

Glazier

Browns Glass & Aluminium

083 545 2775

Glazier

R & H Glass

(011) 975-4558

Glazier

Emergency Glass CC

076 129 0339

Glazier

R & H Glass Wholesalers

(011) 740-9355

Glazier

Ennie Rams Business Projects

082 412 9288

Glazier

RCH Glass & Aluminium

082 789 8168

Glazier

Espe Glas & Aluminium

082 960 2465

Glazier

R du Toit Building Constractors CC

(011) 792-0583

Glazier

Glass King Aluminium & Hardware

(015) 297-1172

Glazier

Rathusa Glass & Aluminium

(012) 800-4142

Glazier

Glass Planet Lowveld

(015) 793-2000

Glazier Glazier

Renjo Glass & Signs REV Aluminium Revcon Glass & Aluminium

082 440 4947

Glazier

Glassman - Warmbad

(014) 736-5477

0860 REV GRP

Glazier

Inso Aluminium Limpopo

(015) 297-3223

Glazier

082 651 6401

Glazier

JL Glass CC

(015) 781-5988

Glazier Glazier

Riaphela General Services CC

(012) 321-0643

Glazier

Motetete Glass Glazing CC

(015) 483-2515

Ricci Aluminium (Pty) Ltd

(012) 567-0885

Glazier

Mphophi General Construction

(015) 592-0100

Glazier

RL Woodworks CC

(012) 668-1658

Glazier

N M Oosthuizen Glass

073 207 2643

Glazier Glazier

Royal Glass CC

(011) 394-3738

Glazier

Nabi Glass Steel & Aluminium

(015) 223-5553

SR Sandblasting & Hardware

(011) 415-1515

Glazier

Northern Aluminium Shopfitters

071 670 1053

Glazier

Sassi Metal Innovation ScreenLine Africa

(011) 795-1950

PG Glass - Louis Trichardt

(015) 516-2568

Glazier

(012) 666-8084

Glazier Glazier

Shower & Aluminium Creations

(012) 379-5989

Glazier

PG Glass - Polokwane Auto Quality Glas & Aluminium

(015) 292-1172 (015) 293-2679

Glazier Glazier

SJ Glass CC

(011) 791-5444

Glazier

Raymond's Glass CC

(015) 516-2474

Glazier

Southern Glass

(011) 435-9944

Glazier

SAA Glass & Aluminium

(015) 297-1371

Glazier

Span Verspreiders t/a Fair Deal Wooden Win

(012) 653-8538

Glazier

Yellow Glass Aluminum & Numberplates Cen

(015) 297-8978

Glazier

Springs Windscreens & Glass Steel Studio International

(011) 812-2631 (011) 608-1963

Glazier Glazier

Northern Hardware & Glass - Porgietersrus PVB Laminated Safety Glass

(015) 491-5806 (015) 491-5806

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KWAZULU NATAL GSA - Durban

(031) 700-1230

Distributor

Waterfall Glass & Aluminium

(031) 763-3338

GSA - Empangeni

(035) 787-1004

Distributor

Winspec Manufacturers CC

(031) 902-5206

Glazier

GSA - Newcastle

(034) 312-5771

Distributor

Glass South Africa - Durban

(031) 700-1230

Manufacturer

GSA - Pietermaritzburg

(033) 346-1881

Distributor

Glass South Africa - Toughened

(031) 700-1404

Manufacturer

Hitech Safety Glass

(031) 579-4580

Distributor

Hitech Safety Glass

(031) 579-4580

Manufacturer

McCoy's Glass KZN

(031) 569-6639

Distributor

McCoy's Glass

(031) 502-7600

Manufacturer

Aluminium & Glass Master

(039) 317-2210

Glazier

PFG Building Glass (Pty) Ltd

(031) 700-5158

Manufacturer

Aluminium Accessories

(031) 579-2391

Glazier

Glass Edge (Pty) Ltd

(031) 579-4508

Toughened glass supplier

Aluminium Installations

(031) 569-1371

Glazier

Amanzimtoti Glass & Aluminium

(031) 903-3586

Glazier

WESTERN CAPE

Argyle Glazing Services CC

(031) 312-7009

Glazier

Glass Warehouse

(021) 982-3739

Distributor

C & V Aluminium & Glass

(032) 533-2847

Glazier

GSA - Bellville

(021) 949-9977

Distributor

Central Glass

(039) 317-3825

Glazier

GSA - Somerset West

(021) 853-0202

Distributor

Challenge Glass and Mirror

(031) 404-1490

Glazier

GSA (Pty) Ltd

(021) 555-4150

Distributor

Glazier

Class Glass

(035) 789-7766

Glazier

National Glass Distribution

(086) 117-7751

Distributor

Costa Glass Works

(031) 702-8823

Glazier

PFG Building Glass

(021) 535-2205

Distributor

Creative Steel Design

(031) 462-6555

Glazier

All Glass

(021) 434-5365

Glazier

C-Thru Glass & Aluminium

(039) 978-1315

Glazier

All Glass Bellville

(021) 949-1961

Glazier

Design Mirror & Glassworks

(031) 569-2547

Glazier

All Glass Motorglass

(021) 797-1816

Glazier

Dolphin Coast Aluminium

(032) 947-0054

Glazier

All Glass Parow

(021) 930-8220

Glazier

Double Vision Aluminium Manufacturers

(039) 682-4434

Glazier

All Glass Sea Point

(021) 434-5365

Glazier

Dundee Glass

(034) 212-5268

Glazier

All Glass Wynberg

(021) 797-7244

Glazier

Euroshower & Sanitary Ware

(031) 569-6555

Glazier

Armour Glass CC

(021) 761-5128

Glazier

Euro-Tech Glass

(031) 569-1260

Glazier

BB Glass

(028) 272-9931

Glazier

Express Glass

(031) 401-0126

Glazier

Blue Dot Aluminium CC

(044) 382-0049

Glazier

G G Glass CC

(039) 682-1170

Glazier

Brians Auto Glass Centre

(021) 448-7730

Glazier

G3 Glass & Aluminium

(031) 579-4489

Glazier

Cape Metal Window Servicing CC

(021) 448-4333

Glazier

Glasfit Ladysmith

(036) 631-1168

Glazier

Cohesion Interiors

(021) 551-5423

Glazier Glazier

Glasfit Newcastle

(034) 312-9927

Glazier

Emergency Glass Repairs (Pty) Ltd

(021) 930-2266

Glasfit Pietermaritzburg

(033) 345-5258

Glazier

Four Seasons Conservatories CC

(021) 788-4627

Glazier

Glasfit Richardsbay

(035) 789-1103

Glazier

Glasfit - Bellville

(021) 946-1931

Glazier

Glasfit Scottburgh

(039) 976-0223

Glazier

Glasfit - Brackenfell

(021) 982-0480

Glazier

Glasfit South Coast

(039) 682-3151

Glazier

Glasfit- Parow East

(021) 939-0100

Glazier

Glasfit Stamford Hill

(031) 303-2940

Glazier

Glasfit -Western Cape

(021) 552-1234

Glazier

Glass & Mirror Centre

(031) 332-1842

Glazier

Glassmen - Cape Town

(021) 462-3642

Glazier

Glass Edge Technology (Pty) Ltd

(031) 579-4508

Glazier

Glassmen - Gansbaai

(028) 384-3666

Glazier

Glass Hub (Pty) Ltd

(031) 368-3332

Glazier

Glassmen - Hermanus

(028) 312-3870

Glazier Glazier

Glass Unlimited

073 510 1389

Glazier

Glassmen - Hout Bay

(021) 790-4532

Glassinc

(031) 701-5282

Glazier

Glassmen - Parow

(021) 933-2056

Glazier

Glazing Vision

(021) 510-3295

Glazier

Glassmen - Retreat

(021) 701-5821

Glazier

Hebron Aluminium and Automation

(031) 500-5226

Glazier

Glassmen - Strand

(021) 853-3311

Glazier

Highlands Glass & Hardware

(039) 682-2129

Glazier

Glassmen - Sunningdale

(021) 554-2895

Glazier

Indo Contractors CC

(031) 465-2018

Glazier

Glassmen - West Coast

(021) 552-4862

Glazier

Iphupho Projects CC

(031) 307-2164

Glazier

Glassmen Group

(021) 933-2056

Glazier

K G Glass & Aluminium

(039) 312-0116

Glazier

Glazing Vision (Pty) Ltd

(021) 510-3295

Glazier

K M Carpentry Contractors CC

(031) 205-1483

Glazier

Mantovani Frameless Glass & Shower Doors

(021) 945-4489

Glazier

Kruger Glass t/a PG Glass Vryheid

(034) 981-4332

Glazier

Novray Glass

(021) 706-6106

Glazier

KZN Aluminium & Contractors

(031) 464-7492

Glazier

PG Glass - Bellville

(021) 946-1323

Glazier Glazier

KZN Aluminium & DĂŠcor

(031) 530-7752

Glazier

PG Glass - Greenpoint

(021) 419-0645

Len Powell Glazing

(031) 564-8143

Glazier

PG Glass - N1 Motorcity

(021) 595-3442

Glazier

Max Glass

(031) 208-2003

Glazier

PG Glass - Plumstead

(021) 762-5031

Glazier

Magnum Profile Industries

(031) 401-4531

Glazier

PG Glass - Stellenbosch

(021) 887-6699

Glazier

Margate Glass & Aluminium

(039) 317-4237

Glazier

PG Glass - Strand

(021) 853-0200

Glazier

Motown Glass & Aluminium

073 135 2236

Glazier

PG Glass - Tableview

(021) 556-5966

Glazier

National Glass & Hardware

(039) 317-1096

Glazier

PG Glass - Tygervalley

(021) 919-3524

Glazier

Newcastle Glass & Aluminium CC

(034) 312-6660

Glazier

PG Glass - Worcester

(023) 347-6660

Glazier

PG Glass - Ballito

(032) 946-0600

Glazier

Stikland Glass & Fibreglass

(021) 946-3556

Glazier

PG Glass - Durban City

(031) 305-9900

Glazier

Structural Glass CC

(021) 788-4634

Glazier

PG Glass - Newcastle

(034) 315-4633

Glazier

Suidpunt Glass & Aluminium

(028) 435-6050

Glazier

PG Glass - North Coast

(032) 946-0600

Glazier

Tableview Glass & Aluminium

(021) 552-4302

Glazier

PG Glass - Pietermaritzburg

(033) 394-6847

Glazier

Tedkaye Aluminium and Glass

(021) 932-0660

Glazier

PG Glass - Pinetown

(031) 701-1922

Glazier

Turnkey Frameless Glass

(021) 988-2641

Glazier

PG Glass - Pongola

(034) 413-1847

Glazier

Valley Glass & Mirror

(021) 783-2589

Glazier

PG Glass - Scottburgh

(039) 976-1141

Glazier

WCG Glass CC

(086) 193-2882

Glazier

PG Glass - Shelly Beach

(039) 315-6475

Glazier

West Cape Glass

(086) 193-2882

Glazier

PG Glass - Umhlanga

(031) 566-3740

Glazier

Worcester Shopfitters (Pty) Ltd

(023) 342-0100

Glazier

Phoenix Glassworks / Saicorp Trading

(031) 500-8281

Glazier

Compass Glass

(021) 981-9032

Manufacturer

R & S Glass

(032) 551-5027

Glazier

Cover Frameless Glass (Pty) Ltd

(021) 948-2468

Manufacturer

San Aluminium

(031) 404-5024

Glazier

Glass South Africa - Cape Town

(021) 931-8361

Manufacturer

Saseme Glass & Aluminium CC

(031) 306-0792

Glazier

Nelson Glass & Mirrors CC

(021) 556-3036

Manufacturer

S M Glass Works

(031) 507-3556

Glazier

NORTHERN CAPE

Showerhaus

(031) 312-9095

Glazier

GSA - Kimberley

(053) 833-2634

Distributor

SMA Glass CC

(031) 507-3556

Glazier

GSA - Kuruman

(053) 712-1195

Distributor

Speedy Glass Works

(031) 464-5950

Glazier

Glasfit Hartswater

(053) 474-2161

Glazier

Thekwini Glass and Aluminium

(031) 902-8445

Glazier

Glasfit Kuruman

(053) 712-2227

Glazier

Umgeni Glass & Aluminium

(031) 309-7656

Glazier

National Auto Glass Kimberley

(053) 833-7376

Glazier

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SAGGA - South African Glass & Glazing Association (Continue) EASTERN CAPE

MPUMALANGA (Cont)

GSA - East London

(043) 722-4835

Distributor

PG Glass - Standerton

(017) 712-1209

GSA - George

(044) 803-8700

Distributor

PG Glass - Witbank

(013) 656-2011

Glazier

GSA - Port Elizabeth

(041) 582-1224

Distributor

Sebenzisanani Deure en Vensters

083 268 8063

Glazier

National Glass Distribution

(041) 364-0161

Distributor

White River Glass & Aluminium

(013) 751-2386

Glazier

A & M Agencies

(044) 620-3255

Glazier

Willie Basson

Aluminium Glass Solutions

(043) 731-2018

Glazier

National Glass Distribution

Glasfit - Cradock

(048) 881-4673

Glazier

Glasfit - East London

(043) 742-0991

Glazier

OTHER

Glasfit - George

(044) 874-4230

Glazier

PG Glass - Francistown

Glasfit - Knysna

(044) 382-7272

Glazier

PG Glass - Namibia

Glasfit - Mosselbay

(044) 695-2776

Glazier

Vasp Investments (Pty) Ltd

(00267) 393-8452

Glazier

Glasfit - Port Alfred

(046) 624-3641

Glazier

GSA - Swaziland

(00268) 518-7134

Distributor

Glasfit - Umtata

(047) 532-6341

Glazier

GSA - Walvisbay

(00264) 64 20-4102

Distributor

Glassworx

(043) 727-1108

Glazier

Pennypinchers Plettenbergbay

(044) 501-3800

Glazier

PG Glass - Cradock

(048) 881-5244

Glazier

PG Glass - East London

(043) 743-0303

Glazier

PG Glass - George

(044) 874-2860

Glazier

PG Glass - Grahamstown

(046) 622-2950

Glazier

PG Glass - Knysna

(044) 382-5881

Glazier

PG Glass - Plettenberg Bay

(044) 533-5808

Glazier

PG Glass - Port Elizabeth

(041) 365-1998

Glazier

PG Glass - Sedgefield

(044) 382-5881

Glazier

Timber City / P G Glass

(044) 279-2826

Glazier

083 410 1140

Glazier

(014) 597-3813

Distributor

082 305 6020 072 641 9424

Glazier

Bates Fraser Supplies

(012) 719-9822

Glazier

Bosveld Glas & Buildings Bk

(014) 763-2513

Glazier

083 242 0225

Glazier

Fair Deal Wooden Windows Bela-Bela

(014) 736-4137

Glazier

Glasfit - Bela-Bela

(014) 736-5070

Glazier

Windmill Aluminium Products CC

NORTH WEST GSA - Rustenburg Aluminium Corporation Aluminium 4 You Windows & Doors

Dam Glas & Aluminium

Glazier

Glazier

082 497 6488

Glazier

(013) 758-1666

Manufacturer

(00267) 241-6476

Glazier

(00264) 61 287-5000

Glazier

SASEMA South African Shower Enclosure Manufacturers Association GAUTENG Neptune Shower Enclosures

(011) 021-9010

Associate

Aluglass Bautech

(011) 451-8400

Manufacturer

Aluview

(011) 975-6188

Manufacturer

F G Showertime

(011) 473-6700

Manufacturer

Primador

(012) 791-8881

Manufacturer

(041) 364-0161

Manufacturer

EASTERN CAPE National Glass Distributors

WESTERN CAPE The Glass & Alui Co.

(021) 854-8401

Aluglass Showerflex

(021) 683-9094

Associate Manufacturer

Glasfit - Brits

(012) 252-7442

Glazier

Glasfit Mafikeng

(012) 252-7442

Glazier

Inso Aluminium Klerksdorp Inso Aluminium Rustenburg

(018) 469-3676 (014) 596-6662

Glazier

J & R Aluminium and Glass

(012) 252-2715

Glazier

PG Glass - Klerksdorp PG Glass - Mafikeng

(018) 462-2179 (018) 384-3290

Glazier

PG Glass - Potchefstroom

(018) 293-0532

Glazier

PG Glass - Wolmaransstad Vaal Glass

(018) 596-1025 (018) 788-5025

Glazier

GSA - Bloemfontein

(051) 448-4451

Distributor

GSA - Welkom

(057) 396-2828

Distributor

Glasfit

McCoy's Glass Wholesalers

(051) 430-2811

Distributor

Glass South Africa (GSA)

(011) 392-4427

Denvos Glass CC

(016) 971-2315

Glazier

Guardian Africa Corporation (Pty) Ltd

(011) 828-0208

Shower Comfort

(021) 982-3399

Manufacturer

Showerline Shower Doors

(021) 797-3695

Manufacturer

(031) 569-6555

Associate

083 269 6477

Associate

Glazier

KWAZULU NATAL Euroshower & Sanitary Ware

Glazier

NORTHERN AGD Aluminium Systems

Glazier

FREESTATE

CORPORATE MEMBERS (011) 607-3000

Freestate Glass Holdings t/a BP Glass

(051) 448-3105

Glazier

HBS

(011) 626-3330

Glasfit Bethlehem

(058) 303-5069

Glazier

Hightech Safety Glass SA (Pty) Ltd

(031) 579-4580

Glasfit Bloemfontein

(051) 447-1829

Glazier

Hunter Douglas

(011) 793-3641

Glasfit Virginia

(057) 212-2671

Glazier

Lafarge Gypsum

(011) 389-4500

Glasfit Welkom

(057) 353-2543

Glazier

Masonite Africa

(011) 453-3260

Linrood Glassworks CC

(051) 432-4328

Glazier

McCoy's Glass Wholesalers

(011) 864-1313

Mecca Glass t/a Glasfit Kroonstad

(056) 212-1057

Glazier

National Glass Distribution

(041) 364-0161

PG Glass Bethlehem

(058) 303-4775

Glazier

PFG Building Glass

(011) 360-1204 (011) 928-2500 (012) 719-8881

PG Glass Bloemfontein

(051) 447-4862

Glazier

PG Glass

PG Glass Welkom

(057) 355-2501

Glazier

Primador

Sonhe Consulting CC t/a Sonhe Aluminium

082 926 4228

Glazier

Saint Gobain - Gyproc

(011) 345-5565

Temple Glass and Aluminium

082 560 2889

Glazier

Silicone & Technical Products

(021) 534-9055

(051) 430-2170

Glazier

Wispeco

(011) 389-0000

GSA - Middelburg

(013) 246-2129

Distributor

GSA - Nelspruit

(013) 753-2912

Distributor

McCoy's Glass Wholesalers

(013) 752-3424

Distributor

Northern Hardware & Glass - Groblersdal

(013) 262-4115

Distributor

Alucad Design

(013) 752-4464

Glazier

Apex Glass CC

(013) 656-3667

Glazier

Tony's Aluminium

SAGI South African Glass Institute

MPUMALANGA

Astrum CC

(013) 691-1770

Glazier

Bethal Glas & Aluminium

(017) 647-3581

Glazier

Crest Glass CC

(013) 751-3584

Glazier

Ermelo Door Centre CC

(017) 819-1512

Glazier

Fair Deal Wooden Windows Nelspruit

(013) 752-4522

Glazier

Glasfit - Middelburg

(013) 243-1496

Glazier

Glasfit - Witbank

(013) 656-4275

Glazier

Glass Clinic Mpumalanga

(013) 256-9038

Glazier

Lowveld Aluminium & Glass CC

(013) 752-8555

Glazier

Mopanie Glass & Aluminium/East of Eden

(013) 751-2464

Glazier

Mpumalanga Aluglass

(013) 752-7985

Glazier

Nu-Mid Glassworks CC

(013) 282-6078

Glazier

PG Aluminium - Lowveld

(013) 752-2889

Glazier

PG Glass - Groblersdal

(013) 262-3822

Glazier

PG Glass - Middelburg

(013) 282-7408

Glazier

PG Glass - Nelspruit

(013) 753-2710

Glazier

C Johnston T Kennelly J MacKenzie M Pote R Schreiber E Sievert N Wright

cjohnston@pfg.co.za tdkagencies@polka.co.za jmackenzie@chcgroup.co.za mpote@gsa.co.za royschreiber@iafrica.com erwin@mccoysglass.co.za nicholasrw@mweb.co.za

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS Arup Faรงade Engineering

matildetellier@arup.com

C W Michau (Pty) Ltd

cwmichau@iafrica.com

Ness Consulting

linda@nessconsulting.co.za

Pure Consulting (Pty) Ltd

neil.macleod@pureconsulting.co.za

WSP Group - Mr T Linder

tom.linder@wspgroup.co.za

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Thermal Insulation Association of Southern Africa GAUTENG Aeropink Ceiling Insulation

(011) 835-1806

Contractor

Automa Styromould Cape

(021) 931-6181

Comfort Living CC

(086) 126-6367

Contractor

Isolite Cape Town

(021) 951-6100

Converter

Eco Insulatio

(011) 766-1766

Contractor

Isolite Montaque Gardens

(021) 551-6350

Converter

Converter

(021) 951-1167

Converter

Fabco Trading (Pty) Ltd

(012) 800-3606

Contractor

Sagex

Insul-Coustic Contracting

(011) 314-3930

Contractor

EASTERN CAPE

InsuTherm

(012) 663-4833

Contractor

Sagex - East London

(043) 745-0222

Converter

KAEFER Thermal Contracting Services

(011) 974-8123

Contractor

Sagex

(041) 461-1508

Converter

(00264) 6 730-3191

Converter

Polyfoam (Pty) Ltd

(011) 887-8538

Contractor

OTHER

SGB Cape

(011) 842-4000

Contractor

Global Polymer Industries (Pty) Ltd

Southey Contracting

(011) 579-4600

Contractor

TPMA - Thermal Panel Manufacturers Association

Vedder & Moffat

(011) 835-2127

Contractor

GAUTENG

Alucushion Thermal Insulations (Pty) Ltd

(012) 800-3606

Distributor

Abacus Space Solutions

(011) 397-8150

Contractor

D & D Roof Insulations

(012) 800-3606

Distributor

Club Refrigeration (IPM)

(012) 541-0977

Manf/Contractor

(0861) Datlink

Distributor

Insulated Structures

(011) 462-2130

Manf/Contractor

(011) 903-7080

Distributor

Isobodies

(012) 541-3035

Manf/Contractor

Insulation Convertors & Distributors

(011) 824-6060

Distributor

Isowall

(012) 804-3564

Manf/Contractor

Eco Climate Comfort

(011) 793-2222

Installer

Precool

(012) 327-1291

Manf/Contractor

Afripack (Pty) Ltd (Call Centre 0860 527 725)

(011) 249-5224

Manufacturer

KWAZULU NATAL

Africa Thermal Insulations (Pty) Ltd

(011) 462-9122

Manufacturer

Precool

083 449 8380

Manf/Contractor

Bhamuza Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd

(011) 864-6290

Manufacturer

Rapid Panel Structures CC

(033) 394-5023

Manf/Contractor

Brits Nonwoven (Pty) Ltd - Isotherm

(011) 979-1192

Manufacturer

Rudnev, A division of Southey Holdings (Pty) Ltd

(031) 709-1888

Manufacturer

Isofoam SA

(012) 653-8204

Manufacturer

NAMIBIA

Pioneer Plastics Energy (Pty) Ltd

(012) 541-6000

Manufacturer

Panel to Panel

(00264) 6420-3445

Manf/Contractor

Platinum Fibre

(011) 914-5875

Manufacturer

Polybond

(012) 804-5903

Manufacturer

GAUTENG

Polyfoam (Pty) Ltd

(011) 887-8538

Manufacturer

ACU Ceilings & Partitions

(011) 673-7064

Contractor

Sealed Air Africa

(011) 923-4600

Manufacturer

Ambient Contracting Services

(011) 663-9000

Contractor

Acer Projects

(011) 622-2922

Specialist

Azdec Projects cc (086 698 8421)

082 568 6472

Contractor

Alf Peyper

(011) 824-6060

Specialist

Centurion Ceilings & Partitions

(011) 673-2052

Contractor

Sasol Technology (Pty) Ltd

(011) 344-0159

Specialist

Combined Ceilings & Partitions

(011) 615-7153

Contractor

Structatherm Projects

(012) 460-8683

Specialist

Dracon Contractors

(011) 786-2800

Contractor

TPSP Architects

(011) 646-8602

Specialist

Ergosystems Flexible Walling Solutions (Pty) Ltd

(011) 801-9560/1

Contractor

Datel Consulting t/a Datlink Insulation Global Innovative Building Systems

SABISA - South African Building Interior Systems Association

Insulpro

(011) 835-2127

Supplier

Excel Ceilings & Partitions

(011) 766-2394

Contractor

Polyfoam (Pty) Ltd

(011) 887-8538

Supplier

Fast Track Shopfitters

(011) 824-1473

Contractor

Nampak L & C P

(011) 249-5497

Supplier

HST International cc

(012) 460-8005

Contractor

TMS Group Industrial Services

(016) 986-2210

Supplier/Cont

Hunter Douglas SA

(011) 793-3641

Contractor

Jay-C Systems

(011) 845-2910

Contractor

(0861) STARGROUP

Contractor

KWAZULU NATAL KAEFER Thermal Contracting Services

(031) 480-1881

Contractor

Alucushion Thermal Insulations (Pty) Ltd

(031) 208-0240

Distributor

CAPCO

D & D Roof Insulations

(039) 976-0065

Distributor

Ergosystems Flexible Walling Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Star Contractors (Pty) Ltd

Datel Consulting t/a Datlink Insulation

(0861) Datlink

Distributor

Global Specialised Systems (Pty) Ltd

(031) 468-1234

Distributor

Afripack (Pty) Ltd (Call Centre 0860 527 725)

(031) 903-3657

Brits Nonwoven (Pty) Ltd - Isotherm Frame Industrials (Pty) Ltd

(011) 822-8142

Supplier

(011) 801-9560/1

Supplier

Lafarge Gypsum

(011) 389-4500

Supplier

Lafarge Gypsum - East Rand

(011) 826-1701

Supplier

Manufacturer

Lafarge Gypsum - Johannesburg

(011) 402-4747

Supplier

(031) 713-2397

Manufacturer

Lafarge Gypsum - Pretoria

(012) 325-2408

Supplier

(031) 710-7700

Manufacturer

Lafarge Gypsum - Roodekop

(011) 865-2390

Supplier

Pearl Star 90 CC t/a XPS Boards

(032) 533-0240

Manufacturer

Lafarge Gypsum - Troyeville

(011) 402-4747

Supplier

Spunchem Holdings t/a Spunchem International

(031) 538-8700

Manufacturer

Lafarge Gypsum - Wynberg

(011) 444-8020

Supplier

Thermguard (Pty) Ltd

(033) 346-0111

Manufacturer

Masonite Africa Limited

(011) 453-3260

Supplier

Isofoam SA

(031) 700-3525

Supplier

Saint-Gobain Gyproc - Call Centre

(086) 027-2829

Supplier

Sustainable Fibre Solutions (Pty) Ltd

(036) 488-1430

Supplier

Saint-Gobain Gyproc - Head Office

(011) 345-5300

Supplier

TMS Group Industrial Services

(031) 914-3767

Supplier/Cont

EASTERN CAPE

Saint Gobain Gyproc - Samrand

(012) 657-2800

Supplier

Saint Gobain Gyproc - Florida

(011) 472-0155

Supplier

(012) 653-5376

Supplier Contractor

Alucushion Thermal Insulations (Pty) Ltd

(041) 484-4590

Distributor

Saint-Gobain Gyproc - Pretoria

Alucushion Thermal Insulations (Pty) Ltd

(041) 484-4590

Distributor

WESTERN CAPE

IC Insulation t/a Eco-Insulation

(041) 581-0863

Installer

Hunter Douglas SA

(021) 552-2100

Rhino Plastics

(041) 451-3197

Supplier

Lafarge Gypsum - Cape Town

(021) 510-3670

Supplier

Masonite Africa Limited

(021) 556-2250

Supplier

WESTERN CAPE Africa Thermal Insulations (Pty) Ltd Alucushion Thermal Insulations (Pty) Ltd

(021) 951-5796 (021) 556-8006

Distributor Distributor

Saint-Gobain Gyproc - Kaymore

(021) 957-5480

Supplier

Saint-Gobain Gyproc - Paarden Eiland

(021) 512-2860

Supplier

D & D Roof Insulations

(021) 559-8006

Distributor

KWAZULU NATAL

(0861) Datlink

Distributor

AGS Aluminium Glass Specialist

(032) 551-4382

Contractor

Afripack (Pty) Ltd (Call Centre 0860 527 725)

(021) 979-3520

Supplier

Fast-Track Shopfitters (Pty) Ltd

(031) 577-9632

Contractor

Brits Nonwoven (Pty) Ltd - Isotherm

(021) 577-1490

Manufacturer

Hampson Interiors (Pty) Ltd

(031) 569-5024

Contractor

Isofoam SA (Pty) Ltd

(021) 983-1140

Manufacturer

Hulafab - Durban

086 460 460

Contractor

Rhino Plastics

(021) 932-6601

Supplier

Hulafab - Pietermaritzburg

(033) 346-0460

Contractor

TMS Group Industrial Services

(021) 508-3482

Supplier/Cont

Hunter Douglas SA

(031) 263-1449

Contractor

Shospec (Pty) Ltd

(033) 386-0100

Contractor Supplier

Datel Consulting t/a Datlink Insulation

MPUMALANGA Iseco (Pty) Ltd

(013) 755-2400

Contractor

CAPCO

(031) 569-6090

Nova Plant Services (IIG Group)

(017) 631-3038

Contractor

Ifuba Products

(031) 533-6400

Supplier

Sasol Technology (Pty) Ltd

(017) 619-2413

Specialist

Masonite Africa Limited

(031) 534-1700

Supplier

TMS Group Industrial Services

(017) 631-2949

Supplier/Cont

Saint-Gobain Gyproc - Durban

(031) 569-7200

Supplier

FREESTATE

EASTERN CAPE

Fabco Trading (Pty) Ltd

(051) 432-6997

Contractor

Adel Group (Pty) Ltd

(041) 363-4396

Contractor

Sasol Technology (Pty) Ltd

(011) 344-0159

Specialist

Hunter Douglas SA

(041) 373-3867

Contractor

RV Smith cc

(041) 453-2568

Contractor

Lafarge Gypsum

(041) 484-6308

Supplier

083 251 6711

Supplier

EPSASA - Expanded Polystyrene Association of Southern Africa GAUTENG Automa Multistyrene

(011) 974-3524

Converter

Masonite Africa Limited

Isowall

(012) 804-3564

Converter

Saint-Gobain Gyproc - George

(044) 878-0649

Supplier

Sagex - East Rand

(011) 360-8333

Converter

Saint-Gobain Gyproc - Port Elizabeth

(031) 453-3367

Supplier

Sagex - West Rand

(011) 762-5381

Converter

FREESTATE

Technopol (SA)

(011) 363-2780

Converter

Hunter Douglas SA

(051) 430-7799

Contractor

ABP Buildling Products

(011) 450-2139

Specialist

Saint-Gobain Gyproc - Bloemfontein

(051) 434-1493

Supplier

Automa Building Products

(011) 450-2139

Supplier

BASF

(011) 254-2400

Supplier

KWAZULU NATAL

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EPSASA - Expanded Polystyrene Association of Southern Africa WESTERN CAPE

MPUMALANGA Alucad Design CC

(013) 752-4464

Contractor

R M Renovators & Aluminium

(013) 755-4008

Contractor

(013) 752-2129

Supplier

Isolite Durban

(031) 465-0305

Converter

Lafarge Gypsum - Nelspruit

Sagex

(031) 705-6273

Converter

POLOKWANE

Courtney Products

(031) 561-3340

Supplier

Lafarge Gypsum

(015) 293-2985

Supplier

Kurtz Systems Africa

(032) 538-1200

Supplier

Saint-Gobain Gyproc - Polokwane

(015) 297-2542

Supplier

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REGISTERED AAAMSA FENESTRATION CONTRACTORS - November 2011 Vertical

Horizontal

Side Hung

Top Hung

Vertical

Patio

Sliders

Sliders

(Proj)

(Proj.)

Pivot

Doors

Curtain

Special

Wall

Products

Shopfronts

A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4

GAUTENG Afrifuture Technologies CC

(011) 786-1314

T

T

T

Alu Direct CC

(011) 894-7977

T

T

T

Aluglass Bautech*

(011) 451-8400

Aluminio (Pty) Ltd

(011) 955-5005

T

T

Alumnispec

(011) 615-0491

Aluminium SA

(011) 262-2040

Alu Pro Glass & Aluminium

(011) 838-5555

Alu Projects

(012) 644-1369

T

T

Alutech Aluminium

(011) 805-7984

T

T

AMA Aluminium

(011) 786-2686

AMISSA

(011) 763-1144

T

T

Asatico Civil and Construction CC

(011) 740-7211

T

BJ Glaswerke & Aluminium

(012) 332-0914

X

T

X

T

Burger Emoyeni Skylights

(011) 792-7742

Brad;s Glass & Aluminium

(011) 474-0919

X

T

X

T

Centurion Glass & Alum*

(012) 666-8000

X

T

T

Cubitrax Aluminium & Glass (Pty) Ltd

(011) 794-8750

T

Da Costa Interiors

(011) 827-0708

Diri Aluminium*

(012) 666-9022

DST Glass Enterprises CC

(011) 315-0598

Edelweiss Glas & Aluminium*

(012) 804-3795

Frontier Aluminium

(011) 579-9340

Glass Rite

(012) 804-9522

Govenders Aluminium & Glass

(011) 334-2621

X

X

Grinaker-LTA Building Inland

(011) 578-6200

X

T

G W Glass & Aluminium

(011) 025-4416

Hunter Douglas

(011) 793-3641

Image Glass & Aluminium

(011) 914-1363/5

X

T

X

X

T

T

T

X

X

X

T

T

X

T

X

X

T

T

T

T

T X

T T

X

T

X

T

T

T

T

T

X

T

T

X

T

X

T

X

X

T

T

X

X

X

T

T

X

T

T

T

X

X

X

T

T

T

T

T

X

T

X

T

X

T

X

X

X

T

T

T

T

T

T

X

X

T X

X

X

T

X

X

T

X

T

X

T

T

T

T

T

T

X

X

X

T

X

T

T

X

T

T

X

X

T

T

T

T

T

X

T

T

T

T T

X

T

X

X

T T

X

X

T

X

X

T

T

Industria Glass & Aluminium t/a Tshwane Glass (012) 804-5044

Inso Aluminium - Pretoria

X

T

X

T

X

X

X

T

X

T

X

X

T

X

T

T

T

T

T

T

T

(011) 316-4416

Kwena Glass & Aluminium

072 216 9788

X

LC Sequ-Door (Pty) Ltd

(016) 362-2211

T

T

X

T

T

L & D Enterprises*

(011) 618-1512

Lamda Projects CC

071 124 5966

Mushiane TZ Construction

079 304 8180

Preplan*

(011) 908-2765

RDA Aluminium Doors & Windows

(011) 908-4281

Rene Turck & Associates

(011) 571-7400

REV Aluminium Products (Pty) Ltd

(086) 073-8477

SAA Glass & Aluminium

(011) 440-1918

T

Sell-Mar Installations

(011) 835-1762

X

Trend Aluminium & Glass

(011) 453-9503

T

Trialco (Pty) Ltd

(011) 615-5130

X

T

X

T

Win-Door Warehouse CC

(011) 887-5371

T

T

X

X

T

World Of Windows

(011) 613-2036

T

T

T

T

T

T

X

X

T

T

T X T T

X

T

T

T T

T

T

T

T T

X

T X

X

X

T

X

X

T

X

T

T

T

T

X

X

T T

T

T

X

T

X

T

T

X

T

X

X

T

X

X

T

X

T

T

T

T

T

FREESTATE Geustyn & Horak Aluminium*

(051) 432-5104

Hunter Douglas

(051) 430-7799

T

T

T

T

T

POLOKWANE Glasfit Phalaborwa

(015) 781-1063

T

T

Quality Glass & Aluminium

(015) 293-2679

T

T

SAA Glass & Aluminium

(015) 297-1371

T

MPUMALANGA Alucad Design CC

(013) 752-4464

Mpumalanga Aluglass

(013) 752-7985

R M Renovators & Aluminium

(013) 755-4008

T

T

T

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REGISTERED AAAMSA FENESTRATION CONTRACTORS - November 2011 Vertical

Horizontal

Side Hung

Top Hung

Vertical

Patio

Sliders

Sliders

(Proj)

(Proj.)

Pivot

Doors

Curtain

Special

Wall

Products

Shopfronts

A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4

EASTERN CAPE Addo Glass & Aluminium

(041) 484-1621

AL Glass & Aluminium CC

(041) 374-9052

T

T T

All Aluminium (Alcon)

(044) 874-4248

T

Aluko Aluminium Products CC

(041) 365-0155

T

Aluminium AllWays

(041) 461-2745

X

Aluminium House

(043) 732-1377

T

T

X

Aluminium Innovations

(041) 360-3638

T

Aluminium Systems

(041) 451-2130

X

Alu-Sash (Pty) Ltd

(041) 373-0831

Atlantic Glass and Aluminium

(041) 407-1300

X

T

Bacalum Manufacturers

(043) 722-6776

X

T

Brandon's t/a Mister Windows

(043) 726-9907

T

Coastal Multiglass

(041) 484-2622

Duro Pressings

(041) 486-1480

Glasfit Port Elizabeth

(041) 581-8122

Glasfit Queenstown

(045) 839-4134

Glass & Aluminium

(041) 484-7084

Glass & Aluminium Centre

(044) 695-1142/3

Glass Co

(043) 722-8519

Hunter Douglas

(041) 373-3867

Ilingo Aluminium CC

(041) 922-6155

T

T

T

X

T

T

T

T T

T

T

T

X

T

T T X

X

X

X

T

T

T

X

X

T

X

T

T

X

X

T

T

T

X

T

X

T

X

X

T

T

X

T

X

T

T

T

T T T X T

T

T

T X

X

T

T

Jowil Aluminium Trust

(044) 453-2733

T

National Auto Glass

(043) 643-4268

T

Palmer Alum t/a Alutech

(041) 451-5039

Queen Glass t/a P G Glass Queenstown

(045) 838-3683

T

X

T

T

T

T

T

T

Richards & Barlow t/a Durowin

(041) 486-2453

X

(044) 533-3663

T

R V Smith

(0437) 43-3407

T

X

T

X

T

X

T

T

T

Rodgers Aluminium

X

T

WESTERN CAPE & WEST COAST A1 Aluminium & Glass

(021) 851-0427

T

AKF Aluminium

(021) 871-1789

T

Aldiy

(021) 709-0901

Alunite (Montague Gardens)

(021) 555-3546

X

T

X

T

T

Aluplan Architectural Aluminium

(021) 701-2002

X

T

X

T

Alu-Station

084 587 7361

X

T

X

T

Aluminium Window Indusries

(021) 556-2168

X

X

Anglo Window Services

(021) 982-8477

X

T X

T

X

T

X

T

Artistic Aluminium

(021) 691-3080

Boland Aluminium t/a Alutech

(021) 981-1550

CT Aluminium CC

(021) 975-6541

X

T X

T

Dix Aluminium & Glass

(021) 797-1111

X

T

Excluminium (Pty) Ltd

(021) 982-5931

X

X

Eurostyle Windows & Doors

(021) 552-8095

G & E Glass & Aluminium

(021) 903-5173

G W Glass & Aluminium

(021) 905-0349

X

(021) 905-2460

Limelight Fenestration (Pty) Ltd

(021) 933-5559

Mazor Aluminium

(021) 556-1555

X T

T

X

X

X

Multi Homes Aluminium

(021) 981-9273 (021) 557-1561

X

X

Prime Glass & Aluminium

(021) 931-1141

X

T

X

X

Status Aluminium

(021) 854-4563

Skillfull 180

(021) 905-2170

Trendsetters Glass & Aluminium

(021) 691-1918

T

X

T

X

X

T

T

T

T X

T

T

X

T

T

T

T

T

T T

T

X

T

T

T

T

X

T

X

T

T

T

X

T

T

T

Pedersens Aluminium

(021) 692-2604

X

X

(021) 552-2100

(021) 905-1287

T

T

Geustyn & Horak Aluminium

Sage Aluminium

X T

T

Hunter Douglas

Salient Aluminium Systems (Pty) Ltd

T

Winlite Aluminium Windows & Doors

(021) 386-6707

T

X

T

World Of Windows

(021) 551-3235

X

X

T

X

T

T

T

T

T

T

T

T T

X

X

T

T

X

T

T

T

T

X

X

T

X

X

T

T

T

T

X

T

T

T

T

T

T

T

X

T

T

X

T

X

X

T

X

X

T X

X

T

T

X

X

X

T

T

X

X

T

X

X

T

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REGISTERED AAAMSA FENESTRATION CONTRACTORS - November 2011 Vertical

Horizontal

Side Hung

Top Hung

Vertical

Patio

Sliders

Sliders

(Proj)

(Proj.)

Pivot

Doors

Curtain

Special

Wall

Products

Shopfronts

A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4

KWAZULU NATAL AA Aluminium Windows & Doors

(031) 564-4129

X

T

X

T

Advance Glass Works (Pty) Ltd

(031) 465-8861

X

T

X

T

AGS Aluminium Glass Specialist CC

(032) 551-4382

X

T

X

T

Alulogic

(031) 811-7444

X

T

X

T

Alumaster CC

082 554 8878

Aluminium Dynamics

(031) 563-2278

X

X

X

X

Aluminium Glass Maintenance

(035) 789-3611

X

T

X

T

Alusolutions Glass & Aluminium

(031) 401-2324

T

T

(031) 579-3785

X

(031) 579-4580

T

Clear Cut Glass & Aluminium CC

082 576 4706

X

T

Clearview Aluminium

(032) 944-6152

X

X

Coastline Aluminium & Glass CC

(032) 947-1103

T

Cutrite Glass Works

X

T

T

T

X

X

T

T

X

T

X

T

X

X

(031) 465-1321

T X

X

Faรงade Solutions

(031) 569-5024

T

T

Freedom Glass & Aluminium

(031) 500-4417

X

X

T

T

T

T

X

X

T

T

X

X

X

T

T

Hibiscus Aluminium t/a Alutech Aluminium (039) 682-3398

X

T

X

T

X

T

T

T

T

Howick Mirror and Glass / Pegma 77

(033) 330-6380

Hunter Douglas

(031) 263-1449

Inso Aluminium - KZN

(031) 702-2066

X

X

International Glass & Aluminium

(031) 700-3347

X

T

J N Glass & Aluminium

(032) 552-5542 T

Louren Aluminium

(031) 902-7747

Magnum Profile Industries

(031) 401-4531

X

X

T

T

T

X

T

X

T

X

X

T

T

X

X

X

X

T

T

X

X

X

T

X

X

X

T

X

X

T

X

X

T

X

X

T

T

T

T

T

X

X

T

X

X

T

T

T T

T

(031) 577-6956

X

X

X

T

T

X

X

X

T

Mpisane Glass & Aluminium

082 434 2307

X

T

X

T

Phasiwe Aluminium & Glass

(032) 944-1678

X

T

X

T

Pro Aluminium & Glass 911

(031) 701-2001

X

T

X

T

T

T

(031) 902-2323

T

T

(033) 345-3782

(031) 500-6534

X

T

Millenium Aluminium & Glass

Richards & Barlow

X

T T

Mobile Glass

Shesha Engineering

T

X

T

X

T

T

T

083 777 8164

X

X

T

T

(033) 394-3846

X

X

T

T

K S R Glass & Aluminium

T

X

X

(031) 914-4635

Kwikfit Glass & Aluminium

T

T

(031) 569-5024

T

X

X

Hampson Interiors

X

X

T T

Glass & Aluminium Craft

(033) 345-4527

X

T

Exotic Glass t/a Aluminium & Glass Centre (031) 569-2732

(031) 579-4580

T

T

T

Alustar

Hilro

X

T

City Glass & Aluminium

Hitech Glass

T

T

Sunsai Aluminium & Glass

(032) 533-1861

X

T

(031) 463-1674

X

T

X

T

Tri Nu Aluminium & Glass

(032) 533-2573

X

T

X

T

Wandsbeck Glass & Aluminium

(031) 709-1161

T

World Of Windows

(031) 579-3442

X

T

T

T

T

T

T P Glass & Aluminium

X

T

X

T

T T

T

T

T

T

X

X

T

T

T

X

T

T

T

OTHER AluCraft

(00267) 395-9752

Alutech (Namibia) CC

(00264) 61-374580

Alutech Holdings t/a Surelite Aluminium

(00267) 316-7883

Fortune Aluminium CC

(00264)61 245080

R Allers Alum - Namibia

(0064) 61-261455

X

X

(014) 736-5477

X

T

X

T

X

T

(014) 736-5477

X

T

X

T

X

T

T T T

T

X

T

X

X

T

X

X

T

LIMPOPO Glasman Warmbaths

NORTHERN Glassman Warmbaths

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REGISTERED AAAMSA STANDARD PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS - November 2011 T = TESTED ALUMINIUM STANDARD PRODUCTS

Vertical

Horizontal

Side Hung

Top Hung

Vertical

Patio

T = TESTED TIMBER PRODUCT MANUFACTURER

Sliders

Sliders

(Proj)

(Proj.)

Pivot

Doors

Curtain

Special

Wall

Products

Shopfronts

T = TESTED POLYMER CONCRETE PRODUCT

A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A1 A2 A3 A4

GAUTENG Origin Aluminium (Johannesburg)

(011) 827-3211

X

X

T

T

Primador

(012) 719-8881

X

T

T

T

X

T

X

X

T

Primador Gauteng Distribution Centre

(012) 657-0221

X

T

T

T

X

T

X

X

T

Win-Door Warehouse CC

(011) 887-5371

X

X

T

X

T

X

X

T

X

X

T

T

X

T

T

X

X

T

X

X

T

X

X

X

T

EASTERN CAPE Eagle door

086 117 7751

T

T

T

National Glass Distribution

(041) 364-0161

T

T

T

X

X

T

T

X

T

T

T

Origin Aluminium (Port Elizabeth) (Pty) Ltd (041) 451-1702 Primador

T

X

T

T

(041) 585-7617

X

T

X

T

X

T

X

X

T

X

X

X

T

X

X

T

X

X

X

T

WESTERN CAPE Betcrete

(021) 905-7160

Origin Aluminium (Cape Town)

(021) 556-6664

Primador

(021) 931-4077

Swartland Boudienste (Edms) Bpk

(022) 433-8000

T T

X

T

X

X

T

T

T

X

T

X

X

X

X

T

T T

X

T

T

T

X

X

T

T

X

T

T

T

X

X

T

T

T

KWAZULU NATAL Origin Aluminium (Durban)

(031) 569-6071

Primador

(031) 705-6940

T

X

T

T

X

X

T

X

X

X

T

FREESTATE Origin Aluminium (Bloemfontein)

(051) 432-9107

T

X

T

T

X

X

T

X

X

X

T

Note: To ensure quality end products Specifiers using this Matrix are encouraged to invite only tenderers who have relevant AAAMSA Test Performance Certificates for the required products

COMPETENT PERSON (Glazing)

INSTALLERS OF STANDARD PRODUCTS GAUTENG

WESTERN CAPE

A100 Aluminium Wood & Steel Products B & H Glass & Aluminium Delarey Welding

C Johnston

cjohnston@pfg.co.za tdkagencies@polka.co.za

(011) 708-6150

Armour Glass CC

(021) 761-5128

T Kennelly

(012) 664-8568

Glasfit - Brackenfell

(021) 982-0480

J MacKenzie

GlassHopper - Blackheath

(021) 905-4891

M Pote

(011) 673-6603/5

mpote@gsa.co.za

Matsoge Glass Works CC

(011) 935-5481

GlassHopper - Wetton

(021) 797-7209

E Sievert

Skyroof Solutions CC

(011) 918-5402

Swartland Boards CC t/a Glass & Aluminium (021) 555-0661

N Wright

Swartland Boudienste (Edms) Bpk EASTERN CAPE Argonaut Aluminium & Glass

Shaka Windows

(018) 297-0808

OTHER Aluminium City - Namibia

(031) 564-9020

nicholasrw@mweb.co.za

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS Arup Façade Engineering

Plotz and Muller Traders

KWAZULU NATAL

erwin@mccoysglass.co.za

(022) 433-8000

NORTH WEST (044) 533-1723

jmackenzie@chcgroup.co.za

(00264) 61 26-4364

matildetellier@arup.com

CW Michau (Pty) Ltd

cwmichau@iafrica.com

Ness Consulting

linda@nessconsulting.co.za

Pure Consulting

neil.macleod@pureconsulting.co.za

WSP Group - Mr T Linder

tom.linder@wspgroup.co.za

THERMAL PERFORMANCE TEST RESULTS Dimensions Company Name

Tel

Product Range

Glazing Width x height

Thermal

Solar Heat

Air

Transmittance

Gain

Leakage

Visual

Mechanical

Transmittance Properties

U-value

Coefficient

AL

(W/m2.K)

SHGC

ℓ/sec/m2

VT

Class

ALUMINIUM STANDARD PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS National Glass Distribution

(041) 364-0161

Eagle 30.5 Casement

1190 x 1490

4mm clear float

5.22

0.55

1.77

0.58

A2

Primador

(041) 585-7617

30.5 Casement

1190 x 1490

4mm clear float

5.39

0.61

0.91

0.58

A3

TIMBER PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS Swartland

(022) 433-8000

Side Hung

1195 x 1495

6mm + 12mm + 4mm low E

1.86

0.442

0.23

0.483

A0

Swartland

(022) 433-8000

Side Hung

1195 x 1495

6.39mm

5.0

0.62

0.06

0.68

A1

POLYMER CONCRETE PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS

MG Innovations t/a Betcrete

(021) 905-7160

Top/Side hung

1190 x 1490

4mm + 6mm + 4mm

4.13

0.49

0.25

0.49

A4

MG Innovations t/a Betcrete

(021) 905-7160

Top/Side hung

1190 x 1490

6.38mm PVB clear glass

5.7

0.49

0.45

0.51

A1

ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEM SUPPLIERS HBS

(011) 626-3330

Technal Turn & Tilt

1200 x 1500

6mm + 12mm + 6mm

3.87

0.54

0.67

0.58

A4

Wispeco

(011) 389-0352

Euralco 520 Turn & Tilt

1190 x 1490

6.38mm PVB + 12mm + 6.38mm PVB

3.67

0.51

1.48

0.56

A4

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Architect & Specificator

November/December 2011


COMPELLING REASONS TO SPECIFY EPS! When it comes to insulation, here are 10 good reasons for using EPS 1. Over the past six decades, EPS has become accepted world-wide as the safe, economical and energy-saving form of building insulation. 2. EPS is compatible with cement, concrete, brick, masonry, mortars, plaster and bitumen-based damp-proof membranes. 3. EPS is lightweight and easy to work with, being supplied in moulded forms to required shape and size, or as large blocks for cutting into sheets and shapes. 4. EPS is moisture-resistant and retains its thermal properties.

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5. EPS is rot-proof and durable. Correctly installed, EPS remains effective as a thermal insulation product for the duration of a building. 6. EPS is fire-retardant. styFRene (Type FR) contains a flame-retarding additive. TM

7. EPS is energy-saving and helps conserve energy usage in other areas such as electrical heaters and open fires. 8. EPS is environment-friendly, consisting of organic materials (primarily carbon and hydrogen) making it one of the most ecologically harmless products. It contains no CFCs and does not damage the ozone layer. 9. EPS is easily disposable. Correctly incinerated, 100kg of EPS polystyrene leaves just 0,01kg of ash, and the gases emitted are non-toxic. 10. EPS is recyclable. Whichever way you look at efficient insulation, EPS scores ten out of ten.

P. O. Box 7861 Halfway House, 1685 t: 011 805 5002; f: 011 805 5033; e: epsasa@aaamsa.com www.epsasa.co.za

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