DIY, construction and building materials retailer, Builders is set to expand
into East Africa with its first store in the region’s largest commercial hub, Nairobi,
Kenya.

 The store, covering almost 10 000 m2 of trading and dispatch
space and garden centre, will bring a wide range of high-quality DIY, home
improvement and building materials products and services to the Waterfront
Karen from the end of August 2020.

This will bring the total number of Builders stores beyond South Africa
to 9 and demonstrates a firm intention to entrench its presence on the
continent. Kenya will join Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia as regions outside
the retailer’s stronghold for continued growth. As with each venture into a new
territory, Builders’ investment of KES 500m represents a commitment to bolster
the local economy. 

The retail chain has created employment opportunities for around
400 individuals during the construction phase and around 145 local staff once
the store is trading.

Builders is an established brand providing solutions for whatever you
want or need to live better. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast, a homeowner, a
small business or large contractor, Kenyans will soon experience the power to
get it done.

The product range will cover building materials and home improvement requirements
for flooring, paint, sanware, kitchens, lighting, electrical, appliances and
much more. A host of services such as paint tinting and mixing, glass cutting,
kitchen design, pool water analysis and others will be available. These will be
supported by value added services including airtime from Safaricom, Airtel and
Orange; electricity purchases from Kenya Power; bill payments for DSTV, GOTV,
Nairobi Water, Startimes and Kwese; and trade credit. 

Everything to ensure that
Kenyan customers find the best solutions for all their building, construction
and DIY needs.