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Eva-Last appoints Craig Parker as Chief Operations Officer

Eva-Last has announced the appointment of Craig Parker as Chief Operations Officer – heralding a new phase of growth for the building materials group.

Since its inception in South Africa, Eva-Last has grown at a rapid rate to become a global leader in the composite materials decking and cladding markets. Worldwide demand for the group’s products has seen Eva-Last embark on a growth strategy which will double the size of the organisation. Parker, who was previously Divisional CEO: Road Freight Management & Contract Logistics at Imperial Logistics South Africa, represents Eva-Last’s most senior appointment to date.

Eva-Last celebrates 15 years of innovation

From humble beginnings catering to local demand for better and more durable decking products in South Africa, Eva-Last® has grown to become one of the world’s leading building materials groups with a catalogue of innovative class-leading patents that are fuelling further growth.

Supporting Earth Hour to maintain focus on the environment

Over the last year there has been one news story that has dominated headlines – Covid-19. While the pandemic has brought a temporary shutdown of much economic activity, the global rollout of vaccines should lead to a swift resumption of normality, which is bad news for the planet.

A quick glance at the key environmental statistics provided by the United Nations’ Statistics Division shows that despite our best efforts to get one crisis under control, a far more threatening crisis continues to build quietly.

The story of how VistaClad clipped into place

As far back as the Dark Ages cladding – then known as “weatherboarding”, using what were called clapboards – has been used in architecture to beautify building exteriors. Originally mostly made of split boards from oak or elm trees, cladding was soon in vogue across Europe and purpose-sawn cladding boards were being sold to create attractive natural aesthetic appeal for structures of all kinds.

Revolutionising commercial and residential outdoor décor

South Africans love being outdoors. The country’s climate is well suited to a lifestyle that takes advantage of hot, sunny days and beautiful natural surroundings. Adapting our living and working spaces to this nature-loving lifestyle has frequently employed timber products as decking, cladding and decorative features. However, although natural timber provides desirable aesthetic benefits, wood requires constant upkeep and replacement because it struggles to maintain its original finish when exposed to climatic conditions.

Steyn City selects Eva-Last for residential project

This project represented the first residential installation of the Apex product range and first use of the new Brazilian teak L-finish in South Africa. Specified by the architects for use as the primary look and feel of the client’s outdoor entertainment area, Apex was selected for its ease of installation, long-term performance and high fire and slip ratings, especially critical given the client’s brief for landscaping features.

Leroy Merlin selects Eva-Last products for flagship store

International home improvement, gardening and DIY retailer Leroy Merlin began rolling out retail stores in Johannesburg, South Africa, but found that the timber products deployed in the creation of a façade to support its primary branding were weathering, tarnishing and discolouring after a short period. VistaClad and Lifespan support beams by Eva-Last were selected by Leroy Merlin to replace the timber products to increase the longevity, performance and consistency of the brand’s look and feel.

Why Eva-Last’s Apex is the pinnacle of modern outdoor materials

For centuries timber products have provided a decorative touch when used as building materials, bringing their own special aesthetic character to architectural designs. As the world’s hardwood resources have come under increasing pressure and as the natural drawbacks of timber became more widely known, the composite building material industry began to search for ways to match the performance and look of natural timber while exceeding its all-weather performance.