Archive | September, 2011

And the winner of the tickets….

30 Sep

Wendy Bouwer of Bridgewater Spencer Architects in Salt Rock. Well done Wendy, enjoy!


Safintra Shoot in Summerveld, Durban, South Africa

29 Sep

Our very able photographer, Eve Morris of HT Fotography, sporting her “bestest” cowboy outfit at our very “horsey” Safintra Shoot this morning in Summerveld. Eagerly anticipating the pictures, which will naturally be shared here. Check back soon!

Tenby Lifeboat Station Residence by UK based Argent Architects

29 Sep

UK based Argent Architect, together with imaginative client Mr Tim O’Donovan, have produced a dramatic design to convert the Old Tenby Lifeboat Station in Wales into a residence. The project was aired in popular TV Series Grand Designs on Channel 4 last night. The Boathouse forms part of the stunning backdrop of Tenby harbour. Michael Argent of Argent Architects stated : “Wonderful project and a delighted client who was more than effusive in his praise for us in interviews with Kevin McCloud, the host of Grand Designs. He said that if it wasn’t for us he’d have a glorified bungalow on stilts. This project is great for Tenby”.

The entire structure is clad in sheet metal.

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Sharks vs. Western Province – 2 x Safintra Box Tickets up for Grabs

28 Sep

Stand a chance to win 2 x Safintra Roofing Box Tickets for the Sharks vs. Western Province game on Saturday 1 October 2011 at 17H05 by answering this simple question:

Safintra Roofing will be moving their blogspot on 1 October 2011 from Blogger to ___________ ? (clue on blog)

Email answers to by close of business Thursday 29 September 2011


Des vs. Dennis

28 Sep

It’s always a scream that I travel with two photographers, yet insist on taking my own camera as well. The reason for this is that I like to take behind the scenes footage to share and quite frankly the photographers are so busy doing their respective jobs that they don’t get around to shooting footage for me. I do however get shown up quite badly as illustrated here…..

Spot the Dennis Guichard original…..

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Milson Island Sports Hall

23 Sep

Safintra Roofing loved this indoor sports centre by Australian Architects Allen Jack & Cottier near Sydney in Australia.

A careful study of the local conditions resulted in this spectacular design that fits in perfectly with its environment. The steel shell curves over the frame of the Sports Centre and glazed end walls allow views right through the building. The inside is clad in curved, slotted plywood to absorb noise and withstand the impact of stray balls.

Read more about this stunning building on

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Aptos Retreat – California

23 Sep

San Francisco studio CCS Architecture have completed a house comprising two buildings in the Santa Cruz mountains of California, where the roof of one extends over the other. These two structures make up the main house and are clad in reclaimed barn timber with Corten roofs. Called Aptos Retreat, the project also included a Corten-clad barn forming a club house, two guest cabins, and leisure facilities including a swimming pool, archery range and sauna.

Corten steel, also known as Weathering Steel, is available in South Africa – for enquiries contact your nearest Safintra branch

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