While constructing homes out of wood is the norm in places such as the States and Scandinavia, building a wooden home in South Africa is normally revered as being ambitious, with few craftsmen having the necessary skills and knowledge to bring a home of this nature to life.
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Timber is an interesting, yet unforgiving medium that has a unique appeal in modern architecture. We are seeing the use of wood in a number of South Africa’s exciting architectural projects – be it for cladding, staircases, roofing structures or even entire tree houses.
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Horse logging is an age-old tradition long since replaced by machines in modern forestry operations, but this low-impact and environmentally friendly method still exists in some parts of the world and will always be remembered as part of forestry history. Here... Continue Reading
African Biomass Company (ABC) founder Willem van der Merwe is passionate about the environment and has built a business around turning wood waste into mulch (which is fed back into the soil), or chips for energy.
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The idea of planting a 'Great Green Wall' of trees across the African continent to combat desertification was perhaps too ambitious. The proposed wall would span 11 countries, 8 000 kilometers, from Senegal in the west to Djibouti in the east, creating jobs and reducing the impact of climate... Continue Reading
Willem started ABC in Worcester, Western Cape, in 2004, offering a one-stop service... Continue Reading
Thatching Poles are used to support and hold together a thatched roof, usually consisting of dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge, rushes or heather. World Hardwood has gathered online sources, to showcase and present different styles of thatching that can be placed over thatching... Continue Reading
The infographic demonstrates that agriculture sectors' mitigation potential is recognized by 86% countries in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). Therefore, climate change... Continue Reading
SA forestry and forest products, dating back from 1960 to 2016, reveals the constant evolution of the forestry industry. Follow this link to a look at the facts: SA Forestry & Forest Products Industry Facts 1980 - 2016 Source Here are a few more interesting facts.... Continue Reading