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Is it possible to have a planted roof?

Yes of course. It is a common perception in South Africa that planted roofs don’t work, because you can’t seal them properly. This is not true. Planted roofs have been around for along time already in Europe and elsewhere. There are also numerous successful examples in South Africa. The latest planted roof design by Eco Design Architects is the award winning Gatehouse building at the Nieuwoudtville Caravan Site.



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"E-WIRE" lights by Andy Horn

The Eco Design lighting range is made from local or recycled materials. Standing Floor Lamps, Desk Lamps, Pendant Lights and Chandeliers are available. The lamp stands are from locally moon phase harvested alien timber. Recycled car parts are used as bases. Various paper shades & low energy LED light bulbs provide good lighting and create a beautiful atmosphere.

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We offer a number of construction & info manuals on our website on natural building technologies which specifically refer to the South African context. The info manual "A LIME DUNG PLASTER RECIPE" has recently been added to the collection.   Click here for more information.

All our manuals are also now available as E-Book downloads. Click here for the E-Books.