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December 25, 2014

The R&B Timber Group provides the structural thatching poles used to support thatch roofs. This article will provide you with everything you need to know about thatching poles and wooden structures to hold up thatching roof materials.

What is thatching... Continue Reading

South Africa is home to some of the best wine lands and vineyards in the world producing only the best matured and quality wines. Wooden Vineyard posts have a lot to do with this trend of excellence in the winemaking industry and this article covers some of the... Continue Reading

Wood is such a unique and versatile material used for the most simple of things. This article depicts 25 exceptionally creative uses for wood that you may have never seen before. Here at the R&B Timber Group we treat timber with the respect it deserves. We've found a few really interesting... Continue Reading

Over the years many artists have transformed wood into beautiful wooden works of art in architecture, crafts, structures and various useful items. However none can hold a candle to the wooden works you are about to see.

Livio De Marchi was born in Venezia where he worked in a craft... Continue Reading

Pole building consists of a quickly constructed building in which vertical poles are secured in the ground to serve as both the foundation and framework. It all started in the 1930s where pole building was established as a simplified building technique adapted... Continue Reading

Timber and wood are sensitive materials and thus need to be treated with preservatives to improve resistance to attacks by wood destroying fungi and insects. The treatment of timber enhances its durability to a level which is suitable for it's intended use. Furthermore treated poles should be... Continue Reading

Africa's landscape paints a picture of rolling mountains, beautiful rivers, oceans and a stunning variety of vistas. Wherever you travel, the streets, rolling hills and valleys are dotted with the consistent aesthetic of utility poles connecting nations with power and breathing electricity into... Continue Reading

In today's day and age, building a new structure has many elements to take into consideration. One important element would be the impact it has on the environment and the sustainability of the materials you use. An important task on most environmentally conscious citizen's minds is how one can... Continue Reading

Do you have a pile of old wood lying around and don't know what to do with it? Don't throw it away! Reuse it! Here are 5 things you can make from recycled wood.

R&B Timber Group is a timber business that harvests, processes and pressure treats wooden... Continue Reading

Zheng Chunhui, a famous wood carver, won a place in the Guinness Book of Records after creating the world's longest wooden carving. Chunhui spent four years creating the artwork which is over 40ft long and made from a single tree trunk. The scene is a copy of the famous Chinese painting 'Along... Continue Reading