Omdev: World class projects require world class products


A South African leader in the design and installation of modern Commercial and Residential Interiors, OmDev Interiors offers fast, efficient and cost effective solutions in creating Internal Walls, Bulkheads, Suspended Ceilings and Flush Plastered Ceilings.

According to Rajesh Bhula, Managing Director of OmDev Interiors, interior design is art. "For OmDev, making any interior look good is a passion. In our years of operation, we have completed countless modern commercial and residential projects, from the entirely practical to the very elegant."


Bhula says Lafarge Gypsum's Steel Brandering, Galvanised Angles, Plasterboards and Skim Lite are among the products OmDev uses regularly for the high standards expected by clients. "These are the best ceiling products for our particular bulkhead designs," he says, adding that the Lafarge Gypsum Standard Plasterboard range of 6.4mm, 12mm and 15mm comply with SANS 204 energy efficiency standards, enables Designers and Architects to enhance their "green" offering.


Lafarge South Africa is the local presence of the international Lafarge Group, the world leader in building materials and for many years an industry leader in sustainable development.


Officially listed on the eco-specifier, the leading global source of sustainable development and life-cycled assessed green product information, Lafarge Gypsum's Plasterboard is produced in a number of standard lengths, widths and thicknesses; as well as a variety of characteristics, depending on the intended use of the board.


Jean-Paul Croze, Managing Director of Lafarge Gypsum South Africa says: "In line with the Lafarge Group's ambition, our commitment to Building better cities with our innovative products, solutions and services includes Lafarge Plasterboard meeting critical technical specifications while ensuring design flexibility. Besides raising the environmental-friendliness of interior designers' and architects' work, the Lafarge Gypsum's Plasterboard range also includes fire-rated and moisture-resistant products."


OmDev finds Lafarge Gypsum's drywall partitioning the ideal solution for Commercial and Industrial environments that must be completed quickly and economically, with minimal disruption to day-to-day business processes. "Drywall partitioning is lightweight and allows for greater speed of construction, lower cost and easier transportation to site than traditional masonry products," Bhula says.


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. According to Croze, Lafarge Gypsum spends a great deal of time and resources ensuring its products are in-line with the latest architectural and innovative design techniques. Lafarge Gypsum prides themselves in the building of better cities with world-class properties that raise safety and comfort levels in every building. ". Every client is important to us as their work ultimately houses our communities."


As Managing Director of OmDev, Bhula says he takes every opportunity to make sure all of OmDev's projects are running smoothly, staying abreast of how his staff are doing and whether his clients are satisfied with the products and workmanship. "In this regard, Lafarge Gypsum is an excellent company to work with, their aftercare service surpasses what other players in the industry offer."



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As 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 Cement, Aggregates and Concrete, 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.




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