Synthetic vs Authentic?

Mar 26, 2015 No Comments by

In an era where this particular headline could also be translated as “commodity vs niche”, how does the building materials industry look to position itself without compromising standards for lower prices? Perhaps the stigma for synthetic or “engineered” materials deserves review, as historically, sentiment towards such materials have been weighted more negatively than in a […]

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Board Architecture – a South African adaptation

Dec 09, 2014 No Comments by

The usage of boards in construction is common practice and has been for many centuries. Derived from natural organic materials such as timber, boards have also enjoyed an evolution into synthetic or engineered variants that are more contemporary in today’s built environment. The attributes of a quality board weigh equally in its aesthetics, as well […]

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Lafarge, MND Enterprises make ‘life-changing’ centre a reality

Nov 25, 2014 No Comments by

When The Break-Through Centre – a facility in Katlehong, Gauteng that aims to ensure basic early learning education is accessible to all children – asked Lafarge to contribute towards its expansion, leading local contractor MND Enterprises brought its Light Steel Frame Building (LSFB) construction expertise to the project. Mfundeni Mthembu, Director of Operations, MND Enterprises, […]

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