What’s On At The SUPERSPAR – Trading Hours For New Years’, New Smoked Fish Products.

What’s On At The SUPERSPAR – Trading Hours For New Years’, New Smoked Fish Products.

Alternative Shopping Plans At SPAR

As you are all aware, the store gets pretty busy during the season! So an excellent suggestion to locals is to head to our SUPERSPAR Village On Main store in Humansdorp to avoid the crowds! It will undoubtedly be a relaxing environment with less traffic, parking issues and queues at the tills.

Our season trading hours will be as follows:

From the 9th of December until the 31st of December, we will trade from 7am to 8pm.

On New Year’s Day, we will trade from 7am to 7pm.

From the 2nd of January, we will revert to our regular hours of 7am to 7pm.

HOLIDAY TRADING HOURS TOPS:

From the 9th of December until the 31st of December, we will trade from 9am to 8pm.

On New Year’s Day, we will trade from 9am to 7pm.

From the 2nd of January, we will revert to our regular hours of 9am to 7pm.

Be safe, and have a fabulous holiday.

New Smoked Fish Products

Check out our new range of La Lunga smoked fish products now available in store. The RSP is R110. Perfect for New Years’ celebrations, and snacks around the pool and beach!

 

 

Cooking During A Power Outage – brought to you by BUCO

Cooking During A Power Outage – brought to you by BUCO

Nothing can spoil your dinner plans quicker than load-shedding. However, if you’re prepared for cooking without electricity, then a power outage won’t put your dinner on pause.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at everything you need to get your dinner going when the power is out.

Gas Cooking Essentials:

Cooking During A Power Outage

There’s no better way to grill, cook, boil, fry, simmer or stew than when cooking on a gas stove. When used with proper care, gas can be a handy, quick alternative to the extended task of starting a manual fire on the braai. With so many cooker options available, there’s no excuse to go with uncooked food during load-shedding – if you have all these gas cooking essentials:

  • COOKER TOP ATTACHMENT
    This simply attachment can be connected directly to the gas cylinder to provide you with an instant stove-like surface for cooking. This item is used for cooking single-pot meals, boiling water & “Skottel”-braaing.
  • SINGLE BURNER TABLE
    A basic attachment that provides your gas cylinder with a cooker attachment for pots & pans. This item is used for cooking smaller meals, or as a cheaper alternative to using an electric stove.
  • 2 BURNER GAS STOVE
    A more aesthetically-pleasing attachment that replaces the conventional stovetop with 2 gas burners, each with their own regulation dial. It is connected via a hose to the gas cylinder. This item is used for cooking larger meals & is an affordable alternative to using an electric stove.
  • GAS CARTRIDGE STOVE
    This portable stove is powered by a gas cartridge and provides a single top for cooking. This item is perfect for camping and cooking smaller meals or boiling water.

SAFETY FIRST

Always store your gas cylinders upright in a well-ventilated area. Ensure it is properly sealed and free from flammable materials or heavy piercing objects. Regularly check your cylinders for leaks, especially before and after use.

Braai Essentials:

Cooking During A Power Outage

It’s no secret that Southern Africans don’t need an excuse to braai, but what better excuse is there than load-shedding? Here is a list of all the essentials you need to get the grill going:

  • MATCHES / LONG NECK LIGHTER

    Matches can simply be struck and dropped into the fire without burning your hands, arms or face. Long-necked lighters allow you to ignite the fire while keeping your hands safely out of reach.

  • FIRELIGHTERS

    Everyone has their own braai style – love them or hate them, firelighters provide an easy start to any well-built fire.

  • CHARCOAL & BRAAI WOOD

    Wooden logs provide a longer burning time but need more heat to start burning, that’s why it is a good idea to combine twigs and charcoal when packing your fire.

  • BRAAI TONGS

    Braai tongs are an easy way to turn all kinds of loose pieces of food so they get cooked evenly on the fire. Braai grids assist in turning larger selections of meat all in one go.

  • CAST IRON POTS & PANS

    From cooking stews to searing meat, cooking on cast iron over a fire gives your food a uniquely delicious taste.

  • GRID ACCESSORIES

    There is a whole range of specialist cooking attachments available for your braai, which can introduce new methods of cooking, from rotisserie motors, smokers & griddles to rib stands & more.

  • GRID BRUSH

    It is essential to keep your braai grid clean & grease-free. This is not only for the health of your food but also for the health of your fire.

Any leftover grease on the grid can drip or fall into the fire and douse the flames or create unnecessary smoke. Using a grid brush, along with boiling water in a  designated cleaning area can help keep your braai grid in good condition for longer.

BRAAIS IN EVERY SIZE

BUCO stocks a wide range of braais that will suit your every need. From the smallest kettle braai to the largest gas cooker – your braai needs are sorted.

STORAGE & CARE:

  • USE A GRID BRUSH
    It is essential to keep your braai grid clean & grease-free. This is not only for the health of your food but also for the health of your fire.

Any leftover grease on the grid can drip or fall into the fire and douse the flames or create unnecessary smoke. Using a grid brush, along with boiling water in a  designated cleaning area can help keep your braai grid in good condition for longer.

  • COVER YOUR BRAAI
    If your braai area is uncovered, it is essential to get a cover for your braai so it does not get damaged and weathered over time. Many braais are sold along with their covers. If not, the covers can be bought separately.

SHOP BRAAIS & ACCESSORIES HERE

SAFETY FIRST

Always monitor your braai’s embers after the braaing is done. Never dispose of hot ash or coals into a dustbin bag. Douse your fire when done braaing if needed.

No braai or gas stove handy? Try building a mini rocket stove! This simple device can be made from basic materials and tools, plus it has the added benefit of burning away completely when done and it also uses organic materials.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

    • Pine Par (16cm x 22cm x 22cm)
    • Power drill
    • 22mm spade drill bit
    • Lighter/matches
    • 2 x smaller blocks of wood

HOW TO MAKE THE MINI ROCKET STOVE:

  1. Drill a hole vertically, down the middle of the pine, up to about 2cm from the bottom.
  2. Turn the pine on its side, then drill a hole about 4cm from the bottom to meet up with the vertical hole, so there is an L-shaped hole in the block of pine. Your rocket stove is now ready.
  3. Collect the wood shavings and some twigs. Pile the wood shavings at the bottom inside the rocket stove. Stack the twigs vertically down the hole at the top of the pine block. Don’t stack the hole too tightly, otherwise, it will not burn properly.
  4. Light your shavings & the twigs and ensure the bottom hole is pointing towards a steady airflow, so that oxygen can keep moving through and keep the flame ignited.
  5. Use 2 smaller blocks of wood as struts at the top of the hole once your fire is going. This is where you will balance your pot, so that it does not douse the flame by cutting off the oxygen supply.
  6. A full medium pot of water will take approximately 35 minutes to boil on this simple little stove.
  7. Once it has done burning, get rid of any hot ashes safely and use the leftover wood on your next fire.

Visit BUCO St Francis Bay or shop online to get all the tools and products you need to keep cooking during load-shedding or on your next camping trip.

 

Tips and Tricks to Keep your Tools in Tip Top Shape – brought to you by BUCO

Tips and Tricks to Keep your Tools in Tip Top Shape – brought to you by BUCO

Ensuring that your tools are in good condition is an investment you’ll never regret. While cleaning your tools can be a tiresome process, keeping them stain free and well-maintained can be a rewarding experience as your tools will last longer.

HERE ARE SOME TIPS ON HOW TO CORRECTLY MAINTAIN AND STORE YOUR TOOLS:

HAND TOOLS

  • Soak your tools in hot, soapy water and wipe them completely dry with a cloth.
  • You can also use a wire brush to clean off dirty surfaces and leave the tools to dry. If stored wet, or in a moist environment, they stand a greater chance of developing rust.
  • Ensure that any dirt or grease is removed and store your tools in a clean toolbox.

 

POWER TOOLS

  • Always double check that your tool is unplugged prior to cleaning.
  • Wipe your tools and materials clean with a cloth after every job, and store them in a clean toolbox.
  • Don’t use a wet cloth, rather use a damp cloth to remove dust.
  • Reach hard-to-clean areas with lightly oiled cotton swabs or other slender tools.
  • Using an air compressor to blow air out of vents and crevices is the best way to remove dirt and dust from inside tools.

 

GARDEN TOOLS

  • Wash or use a wet cloth to wipe off dust and grease, or soak your tools in soapy water as it will effectively clean the tools.
  • Dry them to prevent moisture buildup which can lead to tools rusting.
  • Wipe or spray tools with oil to prevent drying and cracking and then store them in a clean toolbox or shed.

 

We care about the way your tools are maintained. If your tools are beyond repair, visit any BUCO store nationwide. Find your nearest store.

Whether it’s your lawnmower or your screwdrivers, keeping your all tools in tip-top shape will ensure they last for a long time and give you their best effort. Whether you’re keen to keep the tools in your toolbox sharp or wanting to know the best way to carry out equipment maintenance on your bigger tools, we’ve got the best advice for you.

Here are our tips for maintaining tools at home, courtesy of the BUCO DIY-team

Tool Storage

Why should I maintain my tools?

There are a couple of really good reasons for keeping up with your tool maintenance.

  • Tools and equipment will last longer when they are well-maintained
  • Tools will remain sharper and more useful if kept in check
  • You won’t lose or misplace tools if they are correctly stored

How do you prepare and maintain the good condition of your tools?

We’ve put together a few tips on the different kinds of tool maintenance.

TOOL MAINTENANCE AND TOOL STORAGE

When it comes to building tools and DIY tools like screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches, and more make sure you clean them well after every use. It’s even a good idea to give them a quick wipe with regular motor oil to prevent rust from setting in.

In terms of storage, we think the best way to store tools is on an organised, hanging space. Create your very own Tool Wall using plasterboard with hooks or even a pegboard. This way you can display all your tools in the open and it will be easy to find the tool you want when you want it. It also prevents clutter on surfaces and in toolboxes. For smaller items like nuts, bolts, and screws, store them in boxes or bags for ease of use.

MAINTAINING HOME EQUIPMENT

Just like a car, larger pieces of equipment like lawnmowers, weed eaters, pressure washers, and even generators need to be maintained regularly in order to make sure they’re in good working order. Oil needs to be changed, nuts and bolts checked and a variety of other parts need to be replaced and checked too. Send your bigger pieces of machinery in for regular services to keep them in great working nick for a long time.

How to store your tools at home?

Storing your tools at home when you don’t have a lot of space can be tricky. If you’re lucky enough to have a garage, clean out a specific area that can be used specifically for your tools and their storage. By having a place for everything, you’ll be able to store your tools in a much more functional way ensuring they don’t just hang around everywhere and create clutter.

Larger items should be kept indoors, either in a garage or garden shed. Leaving equipment outside in the elements can result in them getting damaged and broken.

Planning on tidying up your garage or in need of some new tools, shop at BUCO today. Find your nearest store now or log on to BUCO online for easy, convenient online shopping.

Happy DIY-ing, from the BUCO Team.

 

Is The Seller Liable To Repair A Leaking Roof After The Property Is Sold?

Is The Seller Liable To Repair A Leaking Roof After The Property Is Sold?

Property News You Can Use

  • The rule on who will be responsible for the roof leak will determine whether it is attributed to a patent or latent defect.
  • Latent defect:
  • This defect was not visible, and/or the purchaser could not discover it during the due diligence when inspecting the property. This type of defect impairs the use and enjoyment of the property. Typical examples of latent defects are leaking roofs, dampness and/or structural defects in the foundation, to name but a few.
  • Patent defect:
  • This defect was visible when inspecting the property. During the purchase negotiations, the parties could discuss the options of who will attend to the repairs. Often, the Seller either repairs the patent defect or reduces the purchase price for the Purchaser to repair it.
  • Common law:
    • If the Seller gives the purchaser a declaration that the property is sold free from any defects, and after the sale is concluded, the purchaser confirms that there is a defect, the Seller can be held liable for the repairs. For example, if the Seller declared in the agreement of sale that the roof does not leak and after the sale, the Purchaser experiences leaks in the roof, the Seller is held liable. There has been a breach of contract.
    • If the Seller misrepresents to the Purchaser regarding the property’s condition, the Seller can be held liable. For example, if the Seller is aware that the roof leaks and does not declare the same to the Purchaser, the Seller can be held accountable, and the sale can be set aside. Otherwise, the Purchaser may proceed with the sale and claim a reduction in the price for the damages.

  • What happens if the Seller did not know about the latent defect? 
  • The Seller can still be held liable if the latent defect existed when the sale was concluded between the parties.
  • To explain voetstoots clause in the sale agreement
  • The Purchaser is aware that he/she/they are purchasing the property as-is (voetstoots).
  • The voetstoots clause does not protect the Seller and does not exclude the Seller’s liability if the misrepresentation is proven; hence if the Seller was aware of the latent defect and did not disclose same to the Purchaser, the Seller can be held liable.

Is the seller liable?

  • The Consumer Protection Act:
  • Came into effect on the 1st of April 2011, states the Purchaser has to be informed of all details regarding the property he/she/they are purchasing. 
  • Once the Seller expressly states what condition the property is, utilizing a signed declaration, the Purchaser expressly accepts the current state of condition before purchasing the property.
  • The effect of the CPA has been that the voetstoots clause does little to protect the Seller regarding defects. Hence, the Seller is urged to declare all property defects to the Purchaser before concluding a sale agreement.

 

– Marsha

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