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Certification & Know-how

Certification & Know-how

Certifications play a very important role, especially in the sectors, where the quality of the material can affect human’s health or life. Built sector and load bearing construction materials belong in this group and a certification can help the investor (to be sure what he is buying), and architect or builder to specify technical characteristics of the material. HWZ International is proud to be the first company who has certified spruce rough sawn timber and laminated beams and the first who certified Cross Laminated Construction system (Novatop CLT) in South Africa.
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Report: Workshop Timber & Design

Report: Workshop Timber & Design

The second Hout Bay House Workshop, this year on topic Timber & Design, took place on February 25th in the Hout Bay House, show house and research project located in Cape Town.
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Timber Competition Designes introduced!

Timber Competition Designes introduced!

The Wood Student Foundation in cooperation with HWZ International SA and the Hout Bay House Team has come up with a unique project for architects and would-be architects.
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WORKSHOP: Timber & Design

WORKSHOP: Timber & Design

Join us for a second Hout Bay House Workshop on design in modern & sustainable architecture!
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Report: Timber Competition Workshop

Report: Timber Competition Workshop

 All registered participants of the Timber competition were invited to attend the workshop at Hout Bay House at the beginning of October 2016. Unfortunately, we can’t share the motivating atmosphere, however, we can summarise the most important information.  
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Timber Competition Workshop

Timber Competition Workshop

All registered participants of the Timber competition are invited to join the workshop at Hout Bay House.
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Inspiration: Modern wooden watchtower

Inspiration: Modern wooden watchtower

Pompejus watchtower, an open-air theatre and an information point for tourists in the Netherland, is named after the first commander of the fortress, Pompejus de Roovere. Pompejus perfectly combines traditional material, creativity and modern architecture.
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Inspiration: CLT home in the Apls

Inspiration: CLT home in the Apls

Beautiful CLT home for a young family from Austriia who decided to leave the city and move to Apls. They wanted to live in a sustainable simple compact house which will offer enough space, but at the same time fit in the mountain area. Sandra Gnigler and Gunar Wilhelm from mia2/ARCHITEKTUR designed for them this beautiful house fulfilling all reguirements given by the young family.
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7 reasons why to build with timber in South Africa

7 reasons why to build with timber in South Africa

Timber products offer solutions for modern sustainable constructiton, check 7 good reasons why to work with this beautiful matrial!
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Inspiration: Reconstruction of a Church

Inspiration: Reconstruction of a Church

A Church located in a small village Neratov in middle Europe (boarder between Czech Republic and Poland) shows how beautiful a combination of stone, wood and glass can look like.
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