Celebrating the transformative power of paint while offering inspirational insights into DIY and décor colour trends and projects, Plascon’s Spaces magazine is the perfect complement to the Decorex Cape Town exhibition. Spaces inspires readers by showcasing the latest colour trends, makeovers, practical projects and advice. It brings together the best of two worlds, decor and DIY. Get the latest copy of Spaces magazine for a free ticket to the Friday show (28 April) of Decorex Cape Town, taking place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre. Visitors to the Plascon stand at Decorex Cape Town also stand a chance to win one of five subscriptions to Spaces which comes out quarterly. For more information about the magazine visit www.plasconspaces.co.za CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Decorex offers visitors a holistic décor and design immersion, providing an inspired selection of the latest in on-trend products, as well as practical examples of how to incorporate these into a #livingdream space. And this year, Decorex Cape Town is really maximising the overall experience with the introduction of the interactive Builders DIY Theatre. “We are thrilled to be granted the opportunity to create a unique experience that inspires visitors to imagine the possibilities,” said Andre Steyn Marketing and Innovations Director of Builders. “This exhibition attracts a diverse audience, all looking to derive inspiration and source products that will improve their living or working space. The Builders DIY Theatre aim is to educate visitors through interaction providing demonstrations on garden enhancements and general home improvements or revamps.” Builders is renowned for carrying the latest and widest range of quality products with staff members to offer the best services, useful to building and maintenance contractors, home improvement and DIY enthusiasts as well as those looking to undertake any gardening. The Builders DIY Theatre brings together, for the first time, Builders’ Home Made Easy (The Home Channel on DSTV 176) presenters on one stage, Tanya Visser, Elle Franco, and winner of the Builders’ presenter search, Ryan Paulsen, as well as their own DIY guru, Dave van den Bergh. A seasoned sales, marketing, operations and change management professional, Paulsen has grown his own DIY business specialising in classic car restoration, home décor and interior design. This DIY handyman was also recently selected as the Builders DIY presenter for the television show, Home Made Easy. This Builders’ initiative will simplify home improvement, gardening and décor with easy how-to-guides from skilful presenters. Working alongside Paulsen on this weekly show, and at Decorex Cape Town, is fellow DIY enthusiast and presenter, Elle Franco. Her knowledge of . . .
Sales for highly sought-after units in Phase 3 of the Renishaw Hills’ mature lifestyle development will open later this year with only four units still available in the Phase 2 development. Renishaw Hills forms the first part of a series of interconnected commercial and residential villages being constructed in the stunning Mpambanyoni Conservation Development just outside Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. Demand for these contemporary residential units has exceeded expectations with elements such as the quality architectural style, immersive natural lifestyle, security, care facilities and general location all working together to create the ideal coastal development. “The drive behind every decision throughout the planning and construction phases of this development has been to create an enjoyable lifestyle for the residents in every aspect,” said Phil Barker, managing director of Renishaw Property Developments, a subsidiary of the Crookes Brothers group. “The setting on the warm South Coast with its overwhelming natural splendour makes for an ideal outdoors lifestyle. We know residents will want to take full advantage of this, which has prompted a nature-focused design as well as high-level, non-invasive, security measures.” The first phase of the development, which is nearing completion, includes 27 freestanding homes made up of 2 and 3-bedroom units, all of which have been sold. Occupation is planned for between August and December of this year with occupation of the 31 Phase 2 units planned for the first half of 2018. These include 19 freestanding homes and 12 maisonettes, with only four of the maisonettes still available for purchase. The sales register for Phase 3 will open later this year, offering buyers a mixture of 3-bedroom freestanding homes and 2-bedroom maisonettes. Renowned architectural organisation, ZAARC, is behind the attractive contemporary designs for each unit, all of which will be constructed to maximise on natural . . .
Both public and private property managers and owners have an affordable place to turn should they run into waterproofing related issues large or small in the Pretoria area. Waterproofing Pretoria takes pride in the quality of their guaranteed work and will go the extra mile to keep customers satisfied from the smallest job to the largest. Pretoria, April, 13, 2017 -Experts agree, when it comes to getting waterproofing work done, quality is absolutely king, followed by an affordable price tag. The extended Pretoria, South Africa area is no exception, a place where quality waterproofing is in significant demand due to the realities of the environment. Waterproofing Pretoria is an online based firm who have stepped up to help in a very real way, delivering a combination of premium services, friendly customer support, and very attractive prices. It's not a surprise they are steadily rising in popularity. “This is not just a job, but our passion,” commented a spokesperson from the company. “We Provide waterproofing and roofing repair and installs across Gauteng in South Africa, and we put everything into making sure we exceed even the highest expectations.' Potential clients are encouraged to contact the company should they need to discuss their requirements and get a transparent and reliable quote for their project. Early feedback has been very positive across the board. Michael S, from Pretoria, gave the company a five-star review, “We needed our roof waterproofed recently, and Waterproofing Pretoria took care of the job at a reasonable price, delivering tremendous quality work. We highly recommend them.” For more information be sure to visit: http://www.waterproofing-pretoria.com/about/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/pJCeBLMVOW8 CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. More Info on Waterproofing Pretoria Celebrates Success Delivering Roofing Services Across Pretoria at Discount Prices here: . . .
The Office National X-treme Chair Race is here! Businesses in Gauteng and surrounds can participate in this new fun event with a purpose. This race is the first of its kind in Johannesburg, debuting at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on the 13th of May 2017. Each organisation can register a team of 10 racers or more, then pimp, modify and accessorize a non-motorized office chair. Join us on race day for a 200 metre relay of speed, style and stealth! Office National Africa is introducing this event to raise awareness on mobility devices available and assist the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) in raising funds for wheelchairs and assistive devices. QASA strives to develop the full potential of quadriplegics and paraplegics nationwide. Wihan Oosthuizen Managing Director of Office National Africa says “The Office National X-treme Chair Race is important for awareness because it’s hard to believe that in this, day and age, there are parents who still walk kilometres carrying their child on their back to school. When they become too heavy, they are house bound because they don’t have a wheelchair and all efforts to get them educated are lost.” She said Office National Africa was working with QASA to help identify quadriplegics and paraplegics who need a wheelchair. “We are humbled to be beneficiaries of this event which enables us to extend our services of providing mobility aids, assistive devices and opportunities to our members. Events such as this give QASA an opportunity to highlight our projects and services and resource them appropriately. Great fun will be had on the day for a wonderful cause” says Ari Seirlis, CEO of QASA. Office National along with FilpFile, Pentel and a host of other sponsors, will bring something more to the event than a single day’s worth of fun to participating businesses and spectators. Race on over to http://www.x-tremechairrace.co.za/ for more information on the Office National X-treme Chair Race. Entries open . . .
APRIL 2017 - TEAMWORK and great customer service proved to be the secret to success for Kokstad Caltex service station when they brought home the grand prize in the “Every One’s a Winner” competition run by Caltex Eastern Cape Marketer (CECM) for more than 90 retailers in their network across the province. Proving that bigger doesn’t always mean better, father-and-daughter team Owen Peters and Janice Kitching, owner and manager respectively of the service station in the small town of Kokstad, saw off competition from the main centres of the Eastern Cape and were rewarded with the R75,000 grand prize at CECM’s recent annual retailer conference. Kokstad Caltex claimed the prize by beating their targets for fuel sales volume and stock management, maintaining the high standards of site upkeep and cleanliness required of Caltex retailers, and delivering excellent service to their customers in the fast-growing small town and travellers on the busy border between the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. “It’s about perseverance and teamwork,” said Janice, looking back on the major revamp in 2015 that saw the site completely rebuilt for improved access and greater convenience, offering additional fuel pumps and a flagship FreshStop store. “We focus on getting every piece of the business right – from making sure the tanks are always full to being there with help and advice for our customers. Getting that right takes teamwork, it can’t be a one-man show, and we definitely have a great team. “We really want to thank all our staff for their hard work in getting us to the top of the competition, as well as our customers because without their ongoing support we will not be able to meet our fuel targets,” she said. The Kokstad Caltex team are working hard to “go green” and make their business more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. The prize money would go a long way towards helping with that drive, Janice said, and would be put towards installing solar . . .
Wednesday, 05 April 2017: GREY, Adweek Global Agency of the Year 2015, is re-entering Nigeria with immediate effect, having appointed Centrespread, one of Nigeria’s largest independent advertising communications groups as its affiliate in that market. The Centrespread Group, which operates from offices in Lagos and Abuja, will rebrand as Centrespread GREY, re-establishing the global advertising giant as a leader in providing creative and effective fullservice marketing solutions across the African continent. WPP, the world's largest global media and communications agency network, made the announcement in Singapore today, signalling yet another critical step in GREY’s growth strategy of developing its networks in fast growing and important markets and sectors in the MEA region. The Centrespread Group will focus on developing a strong local GREY presence in Nigeria and is another step in GREY’s expansion in key African markets. Kola Ayanwale, Centrespread CEO, says he is enthusiastic about the alliance with an iconic agency such as GREY. “The GREY Group ranks among the world's top advertising and marketing organisations, with an enviable global footprint. GREY’s credentials and achievements are impressive and their unique positioning of ‘Famously Effective’ resonates with the same values that have shaped Centrespread into one of Nigeria’s most successful integrated marketing communications agencies over the last three decades. The decision to take on the exciting opportunity of re-establishing GREY in Nigeria and across the continent is one that is met with great enthusiasm by both parties, and we look forward to being an integral part of the continued global success of GREY.” As a full service, through-the-line communications group, Centrespread has been operating since 1982 and employs about 200 staff in its seven business units. Today, Centrespread is made up of all-inclusive integrated marketing communications units which include Centrespread Advertising; . . .
(Port Elizabeth) – Multi-talented Port Elizabeth painter Janine Every is making waves in art circles with an unusual new canvas that blurs the lines between architecture, interior design and installation art. Swapping the traditional art canvas for a large-format surface that is manufactured to her exact specifications, Every’s artworks possess an added earthy texture, which she thought unachievable – until now. Over the past year, Every has been experimenting with oils and acrylics on lightweight concrete, a unique polystyrene and concrete composite product manufactured by sustainable solutions company Rhino Group – and primarily marketed to developers and architects. Cast in large slabs – larger than is ordinarily possible with canvas – Every’s naturally textured artworks cover a range of subjects from black-and-white portraits to wildlife and even colourful abstracts. “When you think concrete, you think sculpture, not painting. With lightweight concrete as my canvas, every piece is completely different. It has opened up a whole new area of art for me,” she said. Every’s first lightweight concrete commission, and largest to date, was a 2.3m by 2m portrait, inspired by Antoinette Reinecke’s award-winning “Gogo” photograph. Using lightweight concrete as her medium was the brainchild of Rhino Group managing director Brian van Niekerk, and as a result the artwork now hangs in House Rhino, the group’s sustainable living showcase home located at Crossways Farm Village just outside Port Elizabeth. “I love the texture of lightweight concrete. It adds a totally different dimension from what I can achieve on canvas,” said Every. “I can paint on it, drill into it with a pencil drill or build on top of it with wet concrete for a three-dimensional effect.” She said the surface texture could also be cast according to the client’s preference and subject matter, whether it be smooth, cracked, woodgrain or more aerated. “It’s even great for outdoor . . .
Cape Town, April 2017: A major new residential development, the Evergreen Noordhoek Lifestyle Village, has attracted significant interest among retirees looking to move into retirement lifestyle accommodation. At a recent launch event to prospective buyers on the Evergreen Lifestyle waiting list, well over half the units in the first phase of the construction project were reserved. “The quick take-up of units we saw at this initial launch reflects the pressing need for more accommodation for the retired community,” comments Arthur Case, CEO of Evergreen Lifestyle. “In addition, the enthusiasm we saw at the launch event confirms our expectation that this lifestyle village will be particularly attractive to the market. Set on a huge site of over 16 hectares, large enough to allow us to include plenty of private open space and walking trails, and with amazing views across the Atlantic Ocean towards Chapmans Peak, this lifestyle village has so much to offer prospective residents.” The village, with its sophisticated security systems and fibre-to-home internet, will consist of 150 houses and 200 apartments, set on a sloping hillside site located near both Noordhoek and Fish Hoek. In addition to the housing units, a Lifestyle Centre is planned. The facilities included in this Centre will provide what any resident will need: a gym, a heated pool, a care centre offering primary healthcare services and frail care, and various recreational services. An on-site bowling green and tennis court will also be available. According to Case, “The location is perfect for the needs of residents, since all facilities will either be available on-site or close by in Fish Hoek, a well-established, sizeable town.” Being set in an increasingly popular residential part of Cape Town, which has seen property prices rise significantly in recent years, one may expect that the development is suitable only for the super-wealthy. However, costs compare favourably with the average house . . .
(Cape Town) – Destination dining is the new in thing in the Cape, with developers rushing to renovate – or demolish and rebuild – along the coveted Atlantic Seaboard real estate strip. The strip is attracting high-end restaurateurs, as foodies from around the country descend on Cape Town. The latest restaurant node to overlook Camps Bay, designed by one of South Africa’s oldest architectural firms, SVA International, is a case in point. So successful has this new development been that both restaurants housed therein – The 41 and the Melissa’s Mantra Café – have been recently named by Inside Guide as among the hottest new eateries in Cape Town. According to the lead architect on the project, Giovanni Dolph, the client brief was to create a space which epitomised the values of beauty, functionality and simplicity. “Camps Bay, being a tourist hotspot, is a place where the senses are heightened – the fresh smell of the ocean, the sound of the waves and now the explosion of tastes in the restaurants. And of course with the uninterrupted glass-fronted views, this new development is also the place to see and be seen,” said Dolph. THE RIGHT ADDRESS Covering a total area of 750m2, the development has been tenanted by two new upmarket restaurants. The 41, which takes its name from the building’s street address, occupies the ground floor, while the latest addition to the highly successful Melissa’s The Food Shop stable – the Mantra Café – trades on the floor above. Developer Jack Quinlan said SVA International had perfectly captured the design aesthetic he had been looking for in the building. “I basically gave them carte blanche. My only request was for modern, open lines and to capitalise on the view, which is precisely what they did,” said Quinlan. The architectural team from SVA International had been on point right from their vision for the property, through to concept and design, and as principal agents on site, he said. “The results speak for . . .