In South Africa, September celebrates a number of significant events including Arbor Week, with the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRR) acting as the country’s champion of indigenous forests and trees.
Exposed posts, beams and trusses have been used for centuries to provide aesthetically pleasing and functional features to architecture – particularly for vaulted ceilings. Though the traditional materials used for such architectural framing included hardwoods, their weight, susceptibility to decay and environmental impact have encouraged architects to look for sustainable alternatives.
Lockdown restrictions and reluctance of the public to gather in confined spaces have led to some significant changes in the way we work, live and play. One notable trend, that is aligned with the work-from-home ethos over the last 18 months, is landscaping; where entertaining at home has pushed designs toward functionality.
Specialist building products brand marketer Shelley Galliver has joined Eva-Last® as Marketing Director. With more than two decades of brand-building experience in the sector including at Dawn Limited, Holcim and PG Bison, Galliver’s mandate is to strategically position the Eva-Last® product portfolio and brand globally as the company ramps up its international distribution.