Anyone looking to build, whether it be a home, warehouses, offices or plan an extension or renovate will soon have access to hands-on building expertise and a range of quality bricks and paving as the Corobrik Ballito Centre opens in October.
The open-plan building –which is one of seven Corobrik branches across KwaZulu-Natal – will replace the satellite branch based at Salt Rock. The new building is much more spacious and has a clean, fresh design with easy accessibility. The superior design is also the model for all future Corobrik Centres, so customers will eventually experience the same look and feel at whichever of the 28 branches they visit nationwide.
“The North Coast has grown phenomenally in size,” explained Corobrik sales’ manager for eThekwini, Chris Mungle, “and we needed the right location that was accessible to the public and trade.”
With the residential estate development and growth northwards, there has been increased demand in the residential sector for the quality building products offered by Corobrik.
The Salt Rock branch will close at the end of the month and relocation to the bigger branch will take place simultaneously.
“There is a much bigger yard space with more products that will include a wide range of face bricks, clay and concrete paving and concrete retaining blocks including Geolok and Terraforce.”
Mungle said the new premises would offer a full display of product, including the 36 different types of face brick, catering for every taste. With the additional space stock kept on site will also increase from 40 000 to 250 000 bricks to ensure better availability and service levels.
He explained that Corobrik clay paving and face brick products were being purchased for aesthetic and lifecycle cost reasons. “The variety of natural and earthy colours coupled with durability to withstand the harsh coastal environment mitigated future maintenance,” he added.
Corobrik has been in the brick-making business for the past 112 years and every staff member undergoes comprehensive training to ensure they can provide the appropriate responses to customer queries.
The Ballito Centre’s team, headed by experienced area sales’ manager for the North Coast, Indren Munsamy, is no different. Each staff member stands ready to assist customers in making informed choices for their building needs.
Trading times will be from 7.30am to 4.30pm weekdays and from 8am to 12pm on Saturdays.