The Winter of Our Contentment

The building materials industry globally has been booming since lockdown restrictions took effect. The main reason is that working from home became normalised and homeowners from all walks of life decided to take the time to improve their living spaces.

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Covid-19 Has Had an Impact on Landscaping Trends

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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