A South African First!

Unequalled design freedom continues to set apart the Posi-Joist timber and steel web system from everyday flooring solutions. Combining the strength of Posi-Strut steel with the lightness of timber allows designers to span far greater distances while being able to adjust the depth, length and width to produce a greater variety of specifications. This occurs while still adhering to rigorous performance standards.

Thabisa Mjo is the first local designer to have her work form part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, France.
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris has acquired an eye-catching Mjojo cabinet by South African designer Thabisa Mjo of Mash T. Design Studio for its permanent collection.

Streamlined installation

Keeping up with the demand for the installation of mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems, Posi-Joist is poised to streamline the construction process by allowing easy access for the maintenance and placement of utilities in the floor zone. Hennie Viljoen, Marketing Manager of MiTek, says, “There are many benefits to using Posi-Joist, from the ability to design creative floors to the variety of internal room layouts that a clear span system offers.”

Cost saving advantage

Posi-Joist has been used in countless successful applications and construction projects across New Zealand, the UK and Australia. Hennie says that Posi-Joist’s ability to span greater distances than its timber competitors, coupled with its open web design, gives contractors several important cost saving advantages when compared with various solid joist alternatives.

Increased installation space

The system allows for increased joist centres because of its span capabilities, reducing material content. Simpler and far quicker installation of services and utilities is now possible, reducing both labour costs and on-site construction time. “MiTek is very confident that Posi-Joist will have a huge impact on the South African market once introduced,” says Viljoen.

Posi-Joist advantages:

  • Lightweight and strong
  • Greater span distances
  • Adjustability: length, width and height
  • Easy underfloor access
  • Cost savings
Thabisa Mjo is the first local designer to have her work form part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, France.
MAD Paris has also acquired one of Mjo’s now iconic Tutu 2.0 lamps for its collection.

Manufacturing the joists in a controlled offsite environment ensures a quality product that is delivered to specification. Thanks to precision engineering, the job can be completed far more quickly while realising worthwhile savings.

The flooring industry can now look forward to putting another innovative flooring solution on its list of options to increase value and ease of construction.

We are currently establishing viability for the Posi system in the South African market, thought various marketing tactics. Part of our strategy is to engage with industry influencers such as yourself in order for us to determine any specific industry requirements that we have to consider before we implement the system.

So far, we have received a lot of interest for Posi in SA and we will most likely introduce the system during the 1st half 2021. We are importing the 1st consignment of Posi machinery which will land in SA at the end of October 2020.

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