Group Overview
  • Non–differentiated
  • Locally sourced
  • Wide range
  • Focused choice per range
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Our specialised building materials is comprised of two divisions:

General Building Materials


The Building Company’s General Building Materials division (GBM) offers a full range of non-differentiated building material products that are locally sourced and distributed throughout southern Africa. Our 124 outlets consists of BUCO, which focus on building contractors to DIY enthusiasts, to Timbercity specialising in board and timber-related products and services. Ensuring that regional needs are catered for, the Division is further subdivided into its Inland and Coastal operations.



The BUCO philosophy of genuine partnership with our customers, rather than serving as a mere warehouse for building products, is best exemplified by our motto of "Let's Build Together". BUCO offers a full range of products that are primarily sourced locally and supplied to our partners, which include major development groups, contractors and DIY enthusiasts. Our stores are designed to ensure an enjoyable shopping experience for contractors through dedicated contractor counters and easy access to payment and pick-up facilities. At the same time, DIY customers are equally well looked after, being able to navigate their way around well-merchandised stores, while ensuring at the same time that they enjoy the benefits of our extensive product ranges.


With 40 years of experience in providing superior products and outstanding service, Timbercity has become one of southern Africa’s most recognised and trusted brands. Specialising in board, timber and hardware-related products, we complement this with competitive prices, along with excellent advice. We offer our customers all the essentials to complete their projects on time and within budget. Friendly service and top advice are part of the package! We also offer a delivery service from store direct to your door.


Chipbase is a board merchant, which specialises in the cutting and edging of all board products within the kitchen and cupboard industry. We stock a wide range of board products specialising in melamine colours, which can be viewed at any of our branches.


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