Marley Building Systems is redefining building methodology with innovative, sustainable and complete building solutions as South Africa and the rest of the Continent transitions from traditional construction to more economical and environmentally friendly lightweight building technology.
“Doing the right things for the right reasons is the message and philosophy we want to drive home,” said Mark Irving, Managing Director of Marley Building Systems in South Africa.
Marley Building Systems is geared towards the future of alternative building technology as part of the company’s commitment to creating long-term value in a sustainable and responsible way.
Marley Building Systems is the South African subsidiary of Belgian-industrial group, Etex, incorporating the local Lafarge Gypsum business since November 2015. The 100-year-old history of Etex is ambitious and marked by focused diversification both geographically and in product range. Their dry construction solutions are 100% recyclable or recoverable.
One percent of the group’s annual sales turnover is committed to research and development (R&D) in order to continually seek new ways to manufacture products as efficiently as possible.
“We go to great lengths to continuously improve our business structures, processes and tools to achieve operational excellence,” Mark said.
“This includes our ISO14001 certification and environmentally friendly practices that minimise wastage and ensure sustainability. The amount of raw materials, water and energy used by our products is constantly decreasing.”
A prime example is Marley Building Systems’ Siniat plasterboard solution which significantly increases a structure’s energy efficiency. Siniat plasterboards have a Global Green Tag GBCSA Level B and LCARate Bronze certification and Marley Building Systems remains the only local manufacturer with the SANS266 SABS mark for all its plasterboard products.
The company’s Equitone decorative façade panels are manufactured in accordance with the requirements of the EN12467 for fibre cement flat sheets while the Kalsi fibre cement flat sheets are SABS803 certified. Marley Fibre Cement roofing products adhere to SANS10409.
Sustainability and innovation are two sides of the same coin for Marley Building Systems as the company pushes forward to exceed industry standards in the anticipation of new trends.
Marley Building Systems creates a unique and competitive offer that capitalises on today’s alternative building trends.