Products – Building Materials
Along with Second.Life recycled stone tops, Cannata & Sons, natural stone suppliers and manufacturers have upgraded their factory facility and implemented new systems to improve their processing techniques and contribute to sustainability. Waste from the regular manufacturing process is no longer being removed from the factory premises on a monthly basis as it is all being reproduced into other products. CANNATA is now offering and supplying a variety of products to other industries such as farmers and landscapers whilst maintaining their commitment to the Das 110% Green sustainability initiative.
COBA'S Enviro-Mat has some of the 'greenest' credentials. The effective entrance mat is manufactured from 100% recycled materials - plastic bottles and tyres. The heavy-duty recycled rubber backing holds the mat in position, while the attractive top surface (made from UV and fade resistant polyester carpet) has a raised surface to scrape dirt and wipe moisture. There are no borders to rip or tear. Available in blue or grey. Sizes 0.6m x 0.9m and 0.9m x 1.5m.
Our cellulose fibre insulation is manufactured from waste newspaper, which would usually end-up in landfills. The product is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-carcinogenic. It is fire retardant, resistant to fungal attack and unattractive to both insects and rodents.
Furniture and decor with materials from sustainable sources and made using non toxic, natural products. A network of South African suppliers of eco friendly products and services, specialising in ongoing research and development to facilitate greener lifestyles in homes and environmentally sustainable management and operation of tourism destinations.
Magna board is a "low tech" and "energy friendly" product. Magna board production is simple, energy efficient, and produces extremely few "greenhouse" gases... The manufacturing process of Magna board is eco friendly. Unlike, for example, the gypsum based drywalls that produce thousands of tons of green house gases annually in the manufacturing and drying process; Magna board is naturally dried and cured with no chemicals or heating, eliminating the power intensive drying process. Magnesium Oxide, the main ingredient in the boards covers over 8% of the earth's surface so the product is very sustainable too.
Midas Earthcote has produced Enviro Lite paints. Our mission to promote, encourage and facilitate green building in the property and construction industry. These paints contain minimal VOCs in specially formulated environment friendly water based paint range containing zero glycol, apeo, lead, ammonia and formaldehyde.
Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants on earth – some species can grow at a metre per day! Because of its fast growth rate, bamboo is one of the most sustainable and rapidly renewable construction materials on earth. Bamboo forests also absorb more CO2 per hectare than tropical rainforests. Independent experts at Technical University Delft (Netherlands) have shown that MOSO solid bamboo products are carbon neutral after final installation, on a life-cycle basis (LCA). MOSO bamboo products are hard, durable and sustainable – the responsible alternative to hardwood timber. All MOSO products are European certified, and FSC / E0 certification is available on request.
Nuclay offers eco-friendly materials that help create visionary, contemporary designs. Our products are a perfect marriage of natural materials and technological innovation. Our futuristic, sustainable products cater to the architectural needs of the day while safeguarding the future. Nuclay offers panels, consisting of clay, quartz and sand, in a wide range of surface textures choices to the South African market. From cladding to flooring to ceiling, Nuclay is a revolutionary product that meets wide application needs in construction industry, and we are proud to promote this unique eco-friendly product locally
Nùdek, is a Wood Plastic Composite Decking range of products, produced from natural organic fibres and recycled plastic, creating the next generation of green building products. Plastic Wood Decking is 100% Recycled and environmentally friendly. Nùdek recycled plastic wood beautifully maintains the aesthetics, utility and general feel of natural timber decking requiring only minimal maintenance, saving time & money!
Wool insulation used for thermal and acoustic insulation and comes in rolls of batts. Used in walls, floors or roofs. Wool is a natural, sustainable, renewable, recyclable material. Will not irritate the respiratory system like fibreglass. Naturally fire retardant, self extinguishing and won't melt. No toxic gases and burns at lower temperature.
100% recycled materials used and end product 100% recyclable. 90% of water recycled in production process. No natural timber used [reduced deforestation]. Zero wastage [all off cuts and rejects are recycled]. Our sun screens offer a green alternative for thermal management of buildings. Full member of Green Building Council and committed to their goals.
This prototype is the basics of what can be done with this uniquely structural vertical garden system. A structural eco building material has been modified to create a vertical garden which can be freestanding walls, or a wall- cladding system, in a variety of sizes, patterns, and plants, depending on the site and needs. Grow edibles, save floor space, green the city. (This pattern consists of shade tolerant and water hardy plants for indoor conditions.)
E-Lite patented SIP's (structurally insulated panels), provide a visionary twist on traditional SIP's, which use expanded polystyrene or other petroleum based cores. E-Lite products are environmentally friendly, composite panels, that are light weight yet incredibly strong, because they copy nature's design, by using recycled paper that is expanded and dried, to create the honeycomb core - a fire retardant insulator and sound barrier. Suitable for exterior and interior walls, partitioning, cladding, furniture, doors, ceilings, shop fitting, and more.
Versus Paint Specialists have formulated a coating that meets all the requirements of being a durable and cost-effective, eco-friendly paint. Their coatings have less than 16 grams/litre of VOCs, contain non-toxic pigments and have minimal biocide content. Guaranteed to last for 10 years, virtually maintenance-free, and are suitable for new construction and redecoration.
Vertical gardens absorb gaseous pollutants and carbon-dioxide and breathe out oxygen, leading to reduced air-conditioning requirements and carbon emissions. They insulate buildings against noise and outside temperature changes, extending the building envelope life and provide protected spaces for birds, bees and butterflies, contributing to biological diversity. They directly reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect, a phenomenon caused by the centralised heat produced by our cities. The installation of Vertical Landscapes can earn property developers green building credits.