wood conference

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…

timber frame

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…

Off-grid log home for Nylstroom mountain estate

[Johannesburg, 14 August 2017]: Located in the pristine Boschhoek Mountain Estate in Nylstroom, House du Preez, an impressive three-bedroom, 400 m2 bushveld family holiday home, was built using timber frame and log profile cladding, not only to tread lightly on its surroundings, but to pay tribute to the earthy landscape it calls home. Designed by…