Posts Tagged ‘eco-friendly architectural products’

Customized Street Furniture

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Jonite Street Furniture

Jonite has always been seen as primarily a grating company since bursting in the market in 1995, and after 15 years of providing high quality stone grates for countless of homes and projects, Jonite is now launching Jonite Street Furniture, an exciting new concept of street furniture. This new concept is attempting to eliminate the perception of stone as a bulky and heavy material. A typical stone bench would usually require huge heavy slabs. These slabs are usually carved or cut using natural stones and this can be a time consuming and expensive process. Jonite stone material is not only Green Label certified, it is also significantly lighter when designed correctly. It has also extremely high mechanical integritywhich greatly increases the duration it takes for the material to age and fade as compared to natural stones.

Jonite Design Services

In order to attain the sophisticated requirements of designers, Jonite Street Furniture can integrate with many other materials such as stainless steel, brass and timber etc. This gives the concept an added dimension when designing different types of street benches and site furnishing. By possibly utilising ready-made standard or customized components, Jonite aims to significantly reduce any tooling or customization cost being incurred. By doing so, Jonite Street Furniture can have all the high-end benefits without the high-end prices, bringing customized street furniture to a whole new level.

Big 5 2010 Dubai – International Building And Construction Show (22-25 November)

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Big 5 2010 – Dubai World Trade Centre

As the largest event of it’s kind in the Middle East with over 39,000sqm of exhibition space and 45,000 visitors, the Big 5 provides an unrivaled platform for architects, engineers, contractors and developers from the public and private sectors to come together under one roof to source and specify the latest building and construction products and services.

Featuring National Pavilions from all major exporting countries of the world, the exhibition will be packed full of innovative products and services, the latest market trends and international exhibitors and suppliers ready to do big business with you. With 3,000 exhibitors from 71 countries participating, spread out over 16 halls, The Big 5 is the undisputed champion for construction trade shows in the middle east.

The Big 5 is promising not to disappoint despite Dubai’s recent setbacks regarding its debt repayments. With the global financial crisis beginning to turn the tide, things might be looking up for Dubai as they look to repair their battered reputation.

Jonite In Dubai

Since 2007, Jonite has been prominently featured in acclaimed Dubai projects like Dubai Mall, Palm Jumeirah, Grand Hyatt Hotel and the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa.  The extensive use of granite and natural stones in most of Dubai’s modern architecture provides a very complimenting platform for Jonite. With its range of natural stone colours as well as unlimited customizable options, Jonite adds a much sophisticated look and feel to Dubai’s hardscaping.

Jonite Square Mosaic™ Panel Tree Grates in NUHS

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Modern Tree Grates

Jonite’s latest tree grate design, Square Mosaic™ panel grates are beautifully installed in the new NUHS (National University Health System) in Kent Ridge, Singapore. The contemporary design complements the surrounding modern architecture, blending seamlessly into the landscapes.

Decorative Grates

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Versatile And Earth-Friendly Decorative Grates

As with most creative work, the quality indeed lies in the details. Such details can be given accent by things which oftentimes are given the lesser attention despite their importance; just like rain grates, drain covers, tree grates and grilles, or the pool grates. (more…)

Pool Grate

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Earth-Friendly Pool Grate That Makes Your Pool Stand Out

Swimming pools are not just considered an amenity, they are the main attractions that draw crowds to a hotel, a building, resort, or even a private residence. Pools have taken the centre stage especially when the design is revolutionary. (more…)

Tree Protection

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Guide To Effective And Earth-Friendly Tree Protection

A tree benefits mankind in ways men could not possibly fathom. If humans can only fully understand the value of a tree, then tree protection will deserve reverence and utmost priority in their lives. (more…)

Tree Grille

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

If Trees Could Only Speak: Installing An Earth-Friendly Tree Grille

When it was first introduced, a tree grille was installed surrounding the root and trunk of a newly planted or transplanted tree for the sole purpose of protecting the tree from being uprooted by accident or by vandals. Early manufacturers of tree grilles focused only on this purpose, thus, tree grilles were made of steel or aluminum and other sturdy materials. (more…)

Reinforced Stone Grates

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Reinforced Stone Grates As Better Alternatives To Natural Stone

Recently, there is some controversy surrounding the use of unconventional materials for grate systems. Steel has been the most commonly used material for gratings, and many builders and architects are quite skeptical about trying their hand at something different. Steel grates have the advantage of being cheap and readily available. (more…)

Sustainable Building Materials

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Sustainable Building Materials: The Advantages Of Using Reconstituted Stone

There is now a growing movement to replace steel and iron gratings in buildings. Iron or steel gratings use up too much energy and other resources when they are being manufactured, and the carbon emission during their manufacture is one of main contributors of continual environmental degradation. (more…)

Green Architectural Materials

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Using Green Architectural Materials: A Good Sign!

As human beings finally focus their attention on the state of the environment and own up to their own contribution to the destruction of the planet’s natural resources, people have come to realize that they have a great responsibility of conserving the gifts of the earth to ensure that succeeding generations of the human race will survive. (more…)