Timber Frame Construction

Scheltema has developed capabilities beyond its core of roofing, ceilings and partitioning which serve to further enhance its positioning within the marketplace. These include projects aligned to national infrastructure roll-out, projects implemented nationally and beyond South Africa’s borders, and long term projects that require significant project management capability. In addition, the company has earned a strong reputation in the fields of timber frame construction, asbestos removal, specialist roof construction, heritage projects and turnkey office refurbishments.

In 2011, Justin Cooke of Architecture Co-op encouraged Scheltema to expand its horizons into Timber Frame construction. Scheltema accomplished this, and with distinction, at Rochepan on the West Coast near Velddrift for Cape Nature.

The company renovated multiple existing cabins and built a number of new timber frame structures to complete the project. Apart from the impressive carpentry roll-out, features of interest include: footings designed to ‘’touch the earth lightly’’, fully insulated and lightweight internal and external walls, dry loos, water harvesting and solar water heating. The project is considered a great success by Cape Nature, Provincial Government and all related stakeholders. The company is well positioned for these kinds of projects in the future.

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