Builders, a construction and building materials retailer, has set aside KES 500m to open a commercial hub in Karen, bringing in competition in the expanding construction sector.
The store, covering almost 10 000 m2 of trading and dispatch space and garden centre, bring a wide range of high-quality Do It Yourself (DIY) home improvement and building materials products and services to the Waterfront Karen in late August.
This will bring the total number of Builders stores beyond South Africa to 9 and demonstrates a firm intention to entrench its presence on the continent. Kenya joins Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia as regions outside the retailer’s stronghold for continued growth.
The retail chain has created employment opportunities for around 400 individuals during the construction phase and around 145 local staff once the store is trading.
The product range will cover building materials and home improvement requirements for flooring, paint, sanware, kitchens, lighting, electrical, appliances and much more.
A host of services such as paint tinting and mixing, glass cutting, kitchen design, gardening products, pool water analysis and others will be available trade credit.