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Can treated timber be eco-friendly?

Timber is a beautiful, natural product. It is therefore somewhat of an irony that most commonly used preservatives and finishes still involve the use of highly toxic, even carcinogenic substances. Some preservative treatments being used in this country are even banned in first world countries.

So as to better protect our environment and the quality of indoor air we prefer to use boron treated timber which is a non-toxic method.

For more information on timber please see our manual: “A Guide to Sustainable Timber Use in South Africa???, which is available on our website. Please click here




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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.