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:

Specialised Building Materials

The Specialised Building Material Retail Division (SBMR)

This division of The Building Company specialises in the differentiated or value-added retail building materials market. A significant percentage of our goods are imported, specialised goods that offer an extensive choice per range.

SBMR is comprised of the following:


This cluster focuses mainly on the specialised ironmongery market and distributes through well-established retail stores, from where we service mainly contract-based projects and also DIY customers.
Buchel is a well-known name in Gauteng, which supplies ironmongery, hardware, tools and paint across southern Africa, The brand was established in 1950.
Bildware is a renowned brand name in KwaZulu-Natal for specialist architectural ironmongery, general hardware and building materials. We cater for residential homes, lifestyle developments and commercial projects – including major office blocks, hotels, shopping centres and casino developments.
W&B Hardware is a specialist architectural ironmongery and general builders’ hardware chain of stores in the Western Cape since 1911. We expanded our presence to include Port Elizabeth in 2007.


B-One specialises in the hiring of accommodation, sanitation and storage facilities that cater for most of the construction and civil engineering sites in Gauteng and surrounding areas. We also sell prefabricated sheds that can be custom-built to specification.


Tiletoria is one of the biggest tile retailers in the Western Cape, with warehouses and showrooms in JHB, Durban, Umhlanga, PE and Namibia.

Floors Direct

Floors Direct is a lifestyle solutions company that is the South African leader in wood, laminate, vinyl flooring and carpets. Across our stores we hold a massive stock of over 60 000 sqm and have been trusted to install over 1 500 000 sqm of flooring. Some of South Africa’s most exquisite homes and largest boutique outlets have chosen Floors Direct as their flooring partner.


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