Lafarge SAs wide range of product solutions

02.10.2014
 

Lafarge South Africa: focused on their customers - innovative with their solutions

Customers in the local construction industry, whether contractors, architects, developers or retailers, associate the Lafarge name with reliable, quality solutions for their building material needs. Offering the widest range of designed-for-purpose products and delivering genuine customer-focused service are Lafarge South Africa's key ingredients for success in today's highly competitive market.

 

The company is the local presence of the international Lafarge Group, a world leader in building materials, with unparalleled technical strength and capacity for innovation that has been proven in 62 countries around the globe. Lafarge South Africa has a strong position in all its local businesses of cement, aggregates, readymix concrete and gypsum plasterboard. In line with the Group's brand baseline of Building better cities, the company's ambition is to contribute solutions for constructing better cities that are more durable, more beautiful and help sustain a healthy prosperous society for all our people.

 

Some of the products that illustrate the market-leading spread of solutions available from Lafarge South Africa include:

Readymix concrete solutions                                                                       

ArteviaTM decorative concretes:

The Lafarge ArteviaTM range has opened a window on a new world of decorative concrete. Offering a wide choice of colours, textures and patterns in durable, minimal maintenance concrete, ArteviaTM imparts originality to the inside and outside of homes, and the means to express the homeowner's personality.

 

ArteviaTM Polish is the solution for achieving silky smooth marble-like finishes. ArteviaTM Colour with its integral pigments is a durable structural concrete to beautify high traffic areas. The appeal of natural stone textures is provided with ArteviaTM Stone, while the exposed aggregates in ArteviaTM Exposed make an attractive, non-slip driveway.

Agilia® range of self-compacting concretes

 

One of Lafarge's ground-breaking products, Agilia®, is a self-compacting concrete designed to flow under its own weight without the need for vibration. The product's exceptional fluidity enables it to fill all corners and areas in formwork or moulds effortlessly, and produces excellent architectural finishes.

HydromediaTM permeable concrete

 

Another Lafarge technical breakthrough has demonstrated that practicality can go hand in hand with beauty. HydromediaTM is an innovative porous concrete that provides rapid drainage of stormwater for a wide variety of uses such as driveways, pathways and swimming pool surrounds. The strength and light weight of HydromediaTM also make it an ideal solution for concrete ‘green' roof systems.

 

Cement solutions

Lafarge South Africa was the first local cement manufacturer to offer a complete range of extended, more environmentally-friendly cements throughout all strength classes. Whatever the size or technical challenges of a project, the company is able to provide a suitable product solution with experienced technical backup.

  

Cement solutions

Lafarge South Africa was the first local cement manufacturer to offer a complete range of extended, more environmentally-friendly cements throughout all strength classes. Whatever the size or technical challenges of a project, the company is able to provide a suitable product solution with experienced technical backup.

 

Buildcrete and DuraBuild

The general purpose Lafarge South Africa CEM IV cements, Buildcrete 42,5N and DuraBuild 32,5N, have more than 40% clinker replacement using the company's innovative fly ash extension formulation. Durabuild is designed for mortar, plaster and light concrete work, with the emphasis on affordability. The Buildcrete name is long-established in the local construction industry as the premium quality general purpose cement. The high performance and early strength gain of Buildcrete enables builders to standardise on its use for a wide range of applications.

 

 Powercrete Plus

Powercrete Plus CEM II 42,5R, a premium technical extended cement, is widely used in the readymix and construction sectors. The special formulation of Powercrete Plus gives it the capability of being extended further on site with additional fly ash or slag, to meet different concrete design requirements for strength, durability and workability.

 

 

Aggregates solutions

Lafarge South Africa operates twenty quarries strategically located throughout the country to service all sectors of the local construction industry. Its quarry materials fall broadly into three categories: road materials, concrete materials, and specialised materials.

Specialty products and services include quality testing and bagged premixed products such as Builders blend concrete mix and specially graded stone sizes made on demand.

  

Plasterboard and interior fitting solutions

Lafarge Gypsum manufactures and markets innovative gypsum-based building solutions and related systems for constructing, finishing or decorating interior walls and ceilings in residential, commercial and institutional construction projects.

 

It is the first company in South Africa to carry the SANS 266 SABS Mark for all of its plasterboard, providing customers with the assurance of consistent quality. 

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS

 

About Lafarge

 

A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 64,000 people in 62 countries, and posted sales of €15.2 billion in 2013. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity. 

 

In South Africa, the company manufactures and supplies cement, aggregates, readymixed concrete, gypsum plasterboard and interior building fittings. It focuses on providing solutions to help the sustainable development of better cities that benefit the country's people. Through having a strong presence in all of its business lines, it is in a unique position to contribute to urban construction, while also helping to build better cities, rural towns and villages.

 

Lafarge South Africa also demonstrates active concern for the conservation of the country's wildlife heritage and is a major supporter of the world's first dedicated baby rhino orphanage in Limpopo Province.

 

Additional information is available on the website at www.lafarge.co.za

For further information, please contact:

 

Chantál Stewart

Communications Manager

011 657 0000

Chantal.stewart@lafarge.com

 

Glasshouse Communication Management

Bridget von Holdt

011 646 9992 / 0826100650

 

bridget@ghcm.co.za