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The highlight of the structural steel industry calendar, the 36th Annual Steel Awards hosted by SAISC (South African Institute of Steel Construction) was held on 13 September 2017. Garnering 56 entries from over 300 tems for projects demonstrating excellence in steel construction,…
One important item is the weight of the roofing system. Today’s available roofing materials include a wide range of weights. For comparison, let’s look at the weight of one “square” of various products. A “square” covers 100 square feet of roof area.…
The use of aluminium-zinc coated steel as a practical cladding material is gaining popularity along the coast of Africa. Bounded by three oceans and the Mediterranean Sea, Africa has a vast coastline of 26 000km. Its deep rivers and natural ports have…
Taking a challenge head-on In Safintra’s book of achievements, there is nothing better than a challenging project. This includes challenging locations, weather and most of all, the challenge of trying out a new product. One such a challenge was the recent application…
Bounded by 3 oceans and the Mediterranean Sea, Africa has a vast coastline of 26,000 km.  Its deep rivers and natural ports have been historically important trading hubs, and remain as vibrant nodes of urban settlement and business. The populations of this…
Who says it isn’t possible to have the best of both worlds? The look and feel of a traditional tile roof with the GREEN credentials, thermal efficiency, cost saving and lightweight properties of steel – It is possible with Safintra Roofing’s unique…
Today's trend for sustainable designs that reduce environmental impact is helping drive the metal roofing market to new heights. Understanding the engineering concerns fundamental to the proper design of metal roofing will enable specifiers to serve the long-term interests of their clients,…
With a contemporary design, Safintra’s Trimflute® metal roofing profile is both visually appealing and cost-effective. A visually stunning and cost-effective metal roofing profile, Trimflute® is unique to Safintra South Africa and is now available in the Gauteng market. It has a subtle…
The Safintra Group recently opened two new offices in Bloemfontein and Windhoek Metal roofing manufacturer, Safintra, recently opened two new sales offices in Southern Africa. The new offices, situated in Bloemfontein and Windhoek, intend to help the company offer localised support to…
Today's drive to design buildings that reduce environmental impact is helping drive the metal roofing market to new heights. Most large roofs are concealed fix roof systems (also called secret fix systems). In principle, they provide some common benefits: The sheet is…
This article is part 3 of a series on sustain-ability in the built environment, aimed at professionals, specifiers and owners looking to green building best practise. They focus specifically on the role played by metal roofing and cladding systems in creating better…
Anticipating the current spike in rooftop solar panel installations, Safintra became the sole agency for S-5 clamps. Part 2: Demand for alternative energy driving innovation in metal roof systems This article is part of a series on metal roofing and cladding systems…
This article is part 2 of a series on sustain-ability in the built environment, aimed at professionals, specifiers and owners looking to green building best practise. They focus specifically on the role played by metal roofing and cladding systems in creating better…
Safintra has secured the sole distribution rights to the widely specified above-roof clamp range known as the S-5. These clamps are designed for the solid attachment of almost anything to metal roofing or side cladding, from photovoltaic panels to HVAC systems or…
How metal sheeting can provide a thermally effective roofing system. A well designed and installed roofing system is a critical component of a building’s durability, sustainability and serviceability. Sally Stromnes, Marketing Manager of the Safintra Group, explains how metal sheeting can provide…
Fasteners that keep metal roof sheets in place are just as important as the roof itself. As they are the only item actually securing the sheet to the substructure, there should be no compromise on quality to try to save costs. Fastener…
“The cheapest, most reliable source of new energy is saved energy,” says Peter Turnbull of PG & E. The promulgation of SANS 10400 XA requires that insulation should be installed to achieve prescribed R-values in the roof space.   The obvious methods…
Safintra explains the technical details and installation options when constructing a concealed fix roofing system. The metal roofing market has seen a spike of growth and product innovation in recent years, driven in large part by design developments within the construction and…
This article is part 1 of a series on sustain-ability in the built environment, aimed at professionals, specifiers and owners looking to walk the talk in using green building practises. They focus specifically on the role played by metal roofing and cladding…
Standing-seam metal roofing offers a durable and sustainable alternative to other roofing types – and can provide low-maintenance service for 5 to 10 decades. Sadly, this exceptional lifespan is often sabotaged during the mounting of essential rooftop equipment. It is widely agreed…
South Africa embraces a variety of architectural styles, from Cape Dutch and French Huguenot to Tuscan and English. Some work, some do not, some are timeless, some are trite. But one fact is a game changer – the need to look at…