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Tailor made white-washed timber pergola in Marbella

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

This stunning white-washed timber pergola was recently completed by our team in Spain, creating a natural extension of the villa onto the terrace. This tailor-made, sustainable timber construction incorporates both function and beauty: it provides shade and privacy on the patio and at the same time also allow the owners to take full advantage of their outdoor area in rustic …

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Outdoor Living On The Palm Jumeirah

In Outdoor Inspiration, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

Located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, this waterfront outdoor living area is perfectly positioned to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding area. This beautiful thatched gazebo with square structural timber beams sports a double roof design that allows free movement of air, providing excellent ventilation and air circulation in an area prone to high humidity. Working alongside award winning …

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Eco-Friendly Playstructures

In Blog, New Products by Louise van Niekerk

Since the 19th century, climbing frames, playstructures and apparatus were built to improve both the physical and moral development of children. Whilst sending your kids off to the park to enjoy these wonderful structures may seem like a logical solution, however many of today’s parents just don’t feel comfortable in doing so anymore. The alternative is to build such a …

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The Importance of Sustainable Timber

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Louise van Niekerk

Sustainable timber is regarded as one of the most valuable natural resources available to man, more than 30% of the world’s population rely on what forests can provide – from food to building materials to firewood. With the demand for wood being so high, it is fortunate that this beautiful resource is totally renewable, and the responsibility lies with us …

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8 Creative Uses For Timber Laths

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

If you’re looking for an affordable way to add a bit of rustic chic to your garden, look no further than the humble timber laths. Being a natural resource, it is both eco-friendly and sustainable and often less expensive than other decorative items. But what we just absolutely love about these simple pieces of timber, is the many ways in …

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Clear Treated Eucalyptus Timber

In Blog, New Products by Karlin van der Vyver

Clear treated eucalyptus timber introduces softer colours and adds a modern touch to our timber and thatch outdoor living structures. Since we’ve started to incorporate this species of timber to our structural designs and proposals, it has proven itself to be a hugely popular option, especially amongst our residential clients in the Middle East as well as Europe. In stark …

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Embracing Sustainable Landscaping For Your Garden Design

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

A report by Global Green Growth Institute shows environmental degradation costs governments and landowners over $10.6 trillion a year, translating to 17% of the world’s GDP. The natural resources have been overlooked and under-protected, leading to considerable economic and social impacts. Environmental sustainability cannot be separated from commercial viability. Both elements must be embraced to create an eco-friendly world. If you’re dreaming …

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15 Customized Outdoor Kitchens to Spice Up Your Life

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

Those among us who have tried it, will tell you that al fresco cooking is much more fun and adventurous than the conventional indoor version we are used to. Especially when the weather is pleasant and warm, dining outside is quite satisfying and surprisingly refreshing! An outdoor kitchen can range from an elaborate set-up with plenty seating, serving and cooking …

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Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

In Commercial, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa, Palm Jumeirah, allow clients to escape the stress of the concrete jungle and relax in a natural paradise. The facilities offer a unique re-earthing experience, creating a sanctuary of tranquility that takes the edge off modern rigidity by creating the natural flows of Africa. Cape Reed started work on this AED 15 million project …