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    Permalink (L): The skillfully crafted entry/exit design that eliminates the installation of a traditional gate and (R) the ranch fencing runs the entire perimeter of the sports field.Gallery

    Tanapole™ Ranch Fencing Captures a Spirit of Adventure at Camp Discovery

Tanapole™ Ranch Fencing Captures a Spirit of Adventure at Camp Discovery

January 30, 2014, Port Shepstone – A spirit of adventure is felt at Camp Discovery, where together humans and wildlife embrace the beauty of the natural surroundings of the 270-hectare game farm. However, when the wildlife began to pose a problem by roaming onto the sports field, Camp Discovery approached Khulani Timber Industries, who provided a solution by installing Tanapole™ ranch fencing around the perimeter of the field to alleviate the problem.

The installation took two-weeks and features an interesting entry/exit design that eliminates the use of a traditional gate that requires opening and closing. The skillfully designed “zig-zag” formation of the poles allows for humans to navigate their way on and off the field, while keeping the wildlife at bay. To withstand the outdoor conditions of the sports field and provide protection against wood decay caused by fungi, the poles were treated with Tanalith™ C wood preservative and Weatherwood™ water repellent additive.

Established in 1991 and located in Modjadjiskloof in Limpopo, Khulani Timber Industries is a leading treated pole producer for both the building / fencing pole market and the agricultural / transmission pole market throughout Africa. The treatment of timber poles is carried out in two treatment plants, one of which was upgraded and commissioned by Lonza Wood Protection in 2010. All poles adhere to the SANS 457 pole specification requirements. Khulani is also listed on the Tanalised™ Wood Preservative Guarantee programme, which offers end-users, such as Camp Discovery, the peace-of-mind of a product that is backed by a 15-year guarantee.

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Lonza’s Value-Chain Collaboration Is Key To Success

Lonza Wood Protection’s effective supply chain collaboration with treater Commondale Poles and treated pole end-user Biggarsberg Thatchers, successfully achieves the common goal to promote quality products in the thatching industry. This joint initiative went beyond the day-to-day business when all three supply chain partners came together at the Ermelo Show to promote the Biggarsberg’s thatched lapa and the use of Tanapole™, or Tanalised™ wood preservative treated poles.

Lonza Wood Protection’s Marketing Manager, Gerard Busse, commented, “Participating in the manning of the stand, side-by-side with our customers, was a prime example of how Lonza’s longstanding collaborative customer relationships extend throughout the supply chain”.

Commondale Poles, who is a major supplier of Tanapole™ products, supplied the poles to well-known thatcher in the Ladysmith area, Biggarsberg Thatchers, for their permanent Lapa stand that would showcase their thatch roof construction prowess. The use of quality Eucalyptus Grandis treated Tanapole™ delivered a first-hand understanding of how the use of wood treatment achieves aesthetically pleasing results.

Not only was the Lapa built in a record construction time of less than three weeks to meet the show deadline, but has also won awards for Overall 1st Place ‘Best Exhibition Venue

For Indoor and Outdoor’ in 2012 and 1st Prize ‘Best Outdoor Exhibition’ in 2013. Visitors to the stand expressed an overwhelming positive response and orders have been placed for Lapas and thatching projects.

Jannie Raath, Manager at Commondale Poles, said, “Our aim is to produce poles that are treated to the highest standard and of lasting quality, which is achieved by using Lonza’s wood preservative products at our treatment facility.  We are proud to promote Tanapole™ as a premium pole product in all our projects and are great supporters of the ‘Keep The Tanapole Flying High™’ […]

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    Tanapole™ Showcased At The Tropical Paradise of Cova de Tubarao

  • Cova de Tubarao Lodge is the 2nd winner in the Lonza Wood Protection ‘Keep The Tanapole Flying High™’ Ambassador Programme.

Tanapole™ Showcased At The Tropical Paradise of Cova de Tubarao

July 3, 2013, Port Shepstone – Best described as a ‘tropical paradise’, Cova de Tubarao Lodge, situated on Macaneta Island off Mozambique, has been announced by Lonza Wood Protection as the 2nd winner in their ‘Keep The Tanapole Flying High™’ Ambassador Programme. Designed and constructed three years ago by the owner, Roelie and Louise Jacobs, the lodge stands as an exemplary of maintaining the beauty of wood in its natural form through the use of Tanapole™ wood preservation products.

Despite humid sub-tropical conditions and extreme exposure to the natural surrounding environment of Macaneta Island, Cova de Tubarao proudly showcases four magnificent log chalets, sun kissed sundecks and a beautiful display of timber construction and wood finishes throughout. Plans to further expand the lodge are also currently underway with new developments that include a house called Plaashuis, a campsite called Roelize Lodge and a three-story building called Beenbek.

Roelie and Louise Jacobs, who are also the owners of Graskop Pale treatment plant that supplied the Tanapole™ treated poles, explains why using quality treated wood for the construction of Cova de Tubarao was of the utmost importance, “Wood decay and insect  attack in a coastal climate such as ours is always a major concern. We are pleased at how well the wood has performed over the past three years thanks to the Tanalith™ C wood preservative applied under the H4 treatment specification”.

The wood used for the decking, cladding and plywood were sourced from various suppliers in South Africa and all the thatching, reed and reed grass were soured from the local market on Macaneta Island. The four log chalets were constructed from various ways of using solid treated poles for the uprights and the walls. Plywood was also used for the flooring in some chalets as well as for the decking.

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  • TanapoleTM wood preservative treated poles are supplied to Leshoka Thabang Game Farm by VDL Pale
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    Lonza Wood Protection’s Tanapole™ Products Receive Acclaim From Eminent Limpopo Game Farm

  • TanapoleTM wood preservative treated poles are used for, on average, 6 km if fencing each month at Loshoka Thabang Game Farm

Lonza Wood Protection’s Tanapole™ Products Receive Acclaim From Eminent Limpopo Game Farm

Behind the tranquil scenery of the authentically African Leshoka Thabang Game Farm, just outside Roedtan in the Limpopo province, is a dedicated team of 22 who install an average length of 6km of fencing each month to ensure the safety and maintenance of one of Limpopo’s most beautiful tourist attractions. Quality treated poles that meet the stringent demands of varying terrain and soil conditions as well as the safety of the wildlife, is of the utmost importance to Leshoka Thabang Game Farm Owner, Johan van Zyl.

“Tanapole™ products are the perfect solution for all our fencing needs. They are robust, odourless and cleaner to work with. The aesthetically pleasing light green colour of Tanapole™ is also more visible to the wildlife, without being conspicuous within the natural habitat of our farm,” says Johan van Zyl.

Tanapole™ is treated with a combination of Tanalith™ C (CCA) wood preservative and Weatherwood™, a water repellent additive that stabilises the moisture content within the pole to reduce the impact of weathering and cracking. Weathering causes swelling and shrinking from exposure to wet and dry conditions and temperature changes, which in turn results in

cracking and greying. Used in the correct application, Tanalised™ wood preservation treatment provides reliable and long-term protection and in doing so, the performance of wood products is extended way beyond what nature intended.

“Ensure that the wooden poles you purchase are produced according to SANS 457(2) for Pine poles, or SANS 457 (3) for Eucalyptus (Gum) poles. These certifications can be identified by the ‘457’ mark on the nail plates or end plates. In addition they would need to be treated according to SANS 10005, The Preservative Treatment of Timber.  For more information on wood preservative treatment standards and […]