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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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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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Cape Reed Tribute Project

In Cape Reed Tribute by Karlin van der Vyver

It has been six months since we started our very special tribute project in honour of our late founder, Louis vd Vyver. Progress has been steady, and it is quite exciting to see Louis’ dream and vision of this property realized, bit by bit. To kick off the project, we first had to clear the building of all existing interior …

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Light Your Deck Like a Pro: 6 Tips & Ideas

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

When thinking about deck lighting, a lot of people consider it to be a finishing touch or an afterthought of deck design. The truth is, if you light up all the right spots on your deck, there’s very little left for you to do. Just throw in a decent-looking table and a few durable chairs, and you’ve made yourself an …

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Dubai Safari

In Commercial, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

Dubai Safari is a fully smart eco-friendly park that, since its recent opening to the public, has been a huge success. Spread over 119ha of what used to be a landfill, this unique park is divided into four different sections, namely African, Asian and Arabian Villages as well as an open Safari area. Dubai Safari is the new home for …

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Our new square timber daybeds

In New Products by Karlin van der Vyver

Isn’t it time you spoil yourself with the pleasure of daydreaming in the privacy and tranquility of your own garden…In keeping up with ever evolving design trends in our line of work, we recently extended our product range to include square cut timber in our designs and structures. Our square timber daybeds are stylish yet functional and make for a …