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THE quality, cost and time efficiencies of innovative building technology outweighs any and all of the traditional brick and mortar values. This said however, it is a method of building that is taking time to become entrenched in the South African building industry.   What is needed is a paradigm…

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Transforming a house into a home is one of the most rich and rewarding journeys of every person’s life. A home is a mirror of your best self; your hopes, memories, quirks and loves. But all too often on the journey to building the perfect home, the bathroom gets left…

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Corobrik has once again provided hands-on learning for landscaping technology students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) by sponsoring the CPUT-Corobrik construction week for the fourth year running. Initiated in 2013, the week provides an opportunity for the students to participate in a landscape design and construction project…

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Marley Building Systems is redefining building methodology with innovative, sustainable and complete building solutions as South Africa and the rest of the Continent transitions from traditional construction to more economical and environmentally friendly lightweight building technology. “Doing the right things for the right reasons is the message and philosophy we…

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Here's a great way to use up fabric scraps, or fabric from the bargain bin, to make a snazzy headboard that is colourful and eye-catching.   Make a colourful headboard with a patchwork-effect using scraps of fabric or fabric from the bargain bin at your local fabric store, some thin…

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Tanzania - Courts buildings built with moladi  As the public awaits the much talked and awaited special court to try corruption and economic sabotage suspects, the chief justice assured the public that the government was, however, working to build more courts across the country to improve service delivery. Figures from the…

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Failed or poor waterproofing is often to blame for tiling failures, leaks and costly repairs. Bear in mind that tiling itself is not inherently waterproof, and therefore it is essential to have properly detailed and installed waterproofing behind tiled surfaces. TAL shares practical advice on how to waterproof a shower…

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Here's a wonderful quick and easy way to add a decorative bamboo headboard and turn any bed into a feature. All you need to turn any bed into a focal point is a bamboo blind or screen, and to mount this above the bed. If you can't find a ready…

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Pine scaffolding planks are perfect for making this chunky platform bed. You can buy these at most timber merchants and they are reasonably priced if you are prepared to put in the effort of sanding them smooth, or lookout for reclaimed scaffolding planks online. There are no measurements provided, but…

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