Timber construction: Making it work in Africa

Trade in Africa is burgeoning, and venturing across South Africa’s borders to engage with and hopefully profit from this activity is a magnetic pursuit for many individuals and companies looking for novel and lucrative business opportunities away from home. However exciting doing business in Africa can be, it can also be uniquely challenging at times.…

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The benefits of building with wood

A natural part of our environment, wood is a renewable resource that provides wide-ranging benefits – from habitat, employment and recreational activities to carbon sequestration. Tackling climate change with wood Forests and wood products can effectively reduce the process of climate change in several ways. Growing trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store…

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Potential of timber construction top of mind at annual Wood Conference

[Cape Town, 26 February 2018]: The 8th annual Wood Conference, well-respected knowledge platform for architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and timber experts, took place on the 15th of February at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. With attendance having grown tenfold since its inception in 2011, this year’s event, themed ‘Fascination Wood’, brought local and international…

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Need inspiration? Visit our timber show house

Timber construction affords you a host of different design options, so it’s important to get to know all the options available to you when building with timber. Visiting Eco Log Homes‘ timber show house/office in Johannesburg, will give you the opportunity to see the most comprehensive showcase of timber structures in South Africa. You will…

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Building a greener future

Twenty-first century home builders, owners and property developers are confronted with new challenges as we face the impact that our homes have on our environment. Today we have to ask ourselves, how good for my health and well-being are the building materials of my new home? How big is the carbon footprint of my new…

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A house for all seasons

[Johannesburg, 26 January 2018]: Situated on a cattle farm just outside Memel in the Free State, House Memel is a retirement dream brought to life with timber frame construction. With difficult building terrain underpinned by heavy clay conditions, a timber structure was as much a practical choice as it was an aesthetic one. Having bought…

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