Our permanent exhibition of building products is well known to architects and builders. It provides the perfect opportunity to view up to date building products before building and is the place for manufacturers to advertise. 

World Design Day


The Institute of interior Design will be at the Building Centre this Saturday 30th May from 10am until 12pm, along with four of their students walking around in yellow hard-hats to inform the general public of their role in the building industry and give them a general idea about design layout.

Founder of The Building Centre

Laurie Wale is the founder of the first Building Centre in South Africa, therefore the third oldest of it's kind in the world. 

About Laurie Wale . . 1916 – 2015


Born 14th June 1916,

Eco Exhibit

We house the Eco Exhibit, South Africa's first permanent Eco Exhibit Demonstration Space, a space that promotes sustainable design and innovation in project planning, eco-design and green construction through the use and education of environmentally considerate and beneficial materials.

Under one roof, you will find suppliers who are making an effort to assist you in meeting the environmental needs of our planet and South Africa.

Green development is the way of the future.

Visit the eco exhibit website  »