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2017

Technicrete Enviro-Wall installed at new CTM factory in Polokwane
Polokwane , October 2017
Technicrete Enviro-Wall installed at new CTM factory in Polokwane

A positive customer experience is what all retailers seek to achieve through their sales outlets. This puts an emphasis on a good aesthetic appearance internally and externally, which is an element that the new CTM retail outlet in Thornhill, Polokwane considered when choosing the Technicrete Enviro-Wall retaining wall blocks being selected for the external features of this new retail outlet.

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2016

An Elegant finish at Broadlands Residential Estate Polokwane
Polokwane , October 2016
An Elegant finish at Broadlands Residential Estate Polokwane

A key criteria in the ever burgeoning residential estate market is an elegant and presentable finish to developments. With property owners paying top prices for estate exclusivity and security, they expect to reside in a property that matches their investment.

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2015

Aesthetics Commercial Category
Braamfontein, October 2015
Aesthetics Commercial Category

The University of Witwatersrand built an impressively new building for the Mathematical Sciences Faculty on the West Campus in Braamfontein, Johannesburg of which the building belongs to the university. The previous building was demolished and rebuild in April 2013 to suite the functionality and standards applicable for student accommodation and faculty requirements.

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2008

Mbashe Access Road
Eastern Cape, March 2008
Mbashe Access Road

Mbashe Access Road is located approximately 50km North East of IDutywa in the old Transkei area, near Collywobbles.The access road is extensively used by ESKOM maintenance crews from Mthatha passing through to the Mbashe Hydro Power station situated on the Mbashe River. The road is also in daily use by the local community.

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Peyper Office Complex
Welkom, April 2008
Peyper Office Complex

Three old houses were renovated and restored and finally transformed into a modern, high-profile office complex in Welkom, Free State. Achieving the correct total visual appearance – including the extensive surrounding paved areas – was of primary importance to the overall success of the restoration project.

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2007

Traffic Circle
Nelspruit, November 2007
Traffic Circle

The main priority in the design of the paving for this traffic circle in a growing area was minimum maintenance. The circle is located in a new industrial park close to Nelspruit and forms part of a new access road structure, which will be coping with high volumes of light and heavy traffic.

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ZZ2 Boerdery
Limpopo, October 2007
ZZ2 Boerdery

EVERY five minutes a heavy truck passes through the gates of the ZZ2 tomato farm near Modjadiskloof in Limpopo Province – the largest in the southern hemisphere – taking a load of tomatoes to market or returning to pick up more. In the course of a 10-hour working day that’s 120 vehicles.

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Uvambu Lodge
Vermaasdrift – next to Vaal River, November 2007
Uvambu Lodge

A steeply sloping building site of almost 40 degrees created a special engineering and environmental challenge for architects and contractors involved in the construction of a protective retaining wall for a holiday home at Uvambu Lodge on the banks of the Vaal River. It had to be both a permanent protection against the seasonal moods of the river – and at the same time merge unobtrusively with the rural calm of the place.

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Thornhill Estate
Polokwane, September 2007
Thornhill Estate

Thornhill Estate is home to about 1 000 households. On entering the main entrance to Thornhill, and traversing its network of roads, residents and visitors alike are met by a highly pleasing prospect -an old-world effect of the random-shaped bevelled-edge Concor Trojan pavers, laid in alternating colour sections of slate, terracotta and grey.

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Tuscan Housing Development
Trichardt, September 2007
Tuscan Housing Development

The project had a special requirement which was, to screen a new residential complex from old and shabby neighbouring buildings and to do it in an environmentally beneficial way.

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Wii-ha-ri
Welkom, March 2007
Wii-ha-ri

For the developer of this townhouse complex in Welkom, Free State, it was imperative that the access roads had to be different from the usual grey run-of-the-mill paving. For a start, the surface had to be immediately striking and attractive. It must also be practical, traffic-friendly and hard-wearing. The choice was a variety of Technicrete Concor Trojan pavers, whose random-shaped bevelled edges certainly presented a contrasting alternative to “run-of-the-mill” pavers.

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Allandale Bridge
Gauteng, April 2007
Allandale Bridge

In what is believed by engineers to be one of the few applications of its kind in South Africa, a dry-stacked retaining wall system has been successfully used during the construction of the Gauteng Rapid Rail Link to build abutment walls carrying the weight of a road bridge – and the heavy traffic loads crossing it.

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Concor Enviro-Wall
Groep 14 – Bothaville, August 2007
Concor Enviro-Wall

THE gravity-based engineered-in qualities of Technicrete’s Concor Enviro-Wall as a river-bank protection system were employed with great effect in the construction of a retaining wall for a new riverside home near the Free State town of Bothaville. The lower foundations of the wall had to be sunk into the water at the river-edge, posing a particularly challenging assignment for the contractor, Toris Paving

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Samora Machel Museum
Mpumalanga, March 2007
Samora Machel Museum

On Sunday, 19 October 1986, the Tupolev Tu 134 carrying President Samora Machel of Mozambique and his companions crashed at Mbuzini in the Lembombo Mountains while returning to Mozambique.

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2006

The Dune
Jeffreys Bay, December 2006
The Dune

Behind the elegant exterior of this holiday apartment block – The Dunes, at Jeffrey’s Bay – is a design that specified concrete stock bricks in preference to clay bricks. The ready availability of the bricks from Technicrete, as well as their high quality finish and known durability, were deciding factors.

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Neptunes Terrace
Jeffreys Bay, December 2006
Neptunes Terrace

In the construction of this combined shopping/residential complex in Jeffrey’s Bay – NeptuneS Terrace – developers Lamprecht Properties made a considerable advance in promoting the use of concrete stock bricks. The results speak for themselves: a building which set concrete examples of modern elegance.

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Spur Restaurant
Tzaneen, December 2006
Spur Restaurant

TWIN retaining walls not only provided an engineering solution for the creation of stepped parking areas on a steep slope – at the same time they added a strikingly attractive foreground feature for the new Spur steakhouse in Tzaneen.

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