Tag Archives: cement

FIRE PITS OUTDOOR FEATURES – BRAAIS AND BARBECUES

OUTDOOR FEATURES – BRAAIS AND BARBECUES This firepit was built level with the deck and pool rim. The built in concrete seats create a cosy nook for sitting around the braai coals. The pit, constructed in brick, was completely plastered down in smooth cement.  This cement finish remained as the final finish with the cement…
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The Art Of Moulded Plaster

Plastered bands and sills transposed from Italy These intricate moulded plaster bands were created from templates hand cut by our plasterers. The pattern is a duplicate of the original style as photographed by our client while on holiday in the Tuscany region of Italy.  The bas relief wall panels were also copied from the original…
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Brickwork

Over the many years, Black Bird Construction has built various residential and commercial based properties throughout the Western Cape. We have, since the company's establishment, developed a reputation for building exquisite homes. A part of this process lies in the construction phase using block and brick. These are fundamental materials used during the construction phase…
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6 ways to colour concrete

6 ways to colour concrete By Prosoco   Grey concrete floors can be gorgeous, but aren't the only colour choice. A pearly grey polished concrete floor can be a thing of beauty. But the days of grey-only for concrete floors are long gone. Now, the colour choices for concrete are unlimited as dreams and imagination.…
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Material Choices: High Marks for Reinforced Concrete

Material Choices: High Marks for Reinforced Concrete John Hill   The second in my series of ideabooks on industrial materials looks at reinforced concrete, defined as concrete strengthened with steel reinforcing, be it bars or mesh. Concrete is a material that excels in compression, so the addition of steel, which is good in tension, results…
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Improve and RDP house

Improve and RDP house   RDP housing might be an answer to the housing shortage but they only provide a basic structure with no added details and very little in the way of elements that make a house a home, and not even as much as that in some cases. Even on a small budget…
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