Welcome to Africa Timbers

About us

Africa Timbers was founded in 1982 by Mariano Ibarzabal on the tennis courts of the Marist Brothers School.


In those days the company comprised of one 3ton truck. The tennis courts was used as a yard and the cafeteria as a small store. Today Africa Timbers has its own fleet of vehicles and delivers to all areas in and around the Eastern Cape. The current fleet of the Company consists of the following vehicles:


2 x Horse and Trailer Trucks with mounted Moffat Forklifts
5 x 8 Ton Nissan Flat Beds
4 x 4 Ton Nissan Flat Beds and
6 x 1 Ton Bakkies


In 1983 the company moved to premises in Dudley Street, and started a pine ceiling manufacturing plant and also a sales office. They operated from this address for 4 years until they outgrew the premises and moved to Kempston Road, Sidwell. In Kempston Road the company diverged into the manufacturing of windows, doors and doorframes.
The company grew from strength to strength and in 1995 moved into our own building in Haupt Street, Sidwell, where we are today, still growing strong. We now have branches in Lorraine at the Versatile Centre and also our bulk storage facility in Greenbushes where we despatch bulk orders mainly to our RDP housing customers and our stores. We also manufacture our roof trusses in Greenbushes.


The core of the business is that we thrive on customer service and all our customers are of the utmost importance to us, that’s why we always go the extra mile to improve customer satisfaction.


We supply a full range of building materials, from Plastics, Wire Products, Lintels, Windows, Doors as well as roofing.


Africa Timbers also plays a major part in community upliftment and has contributed to various community projects.


We have been the largest material supplier to the Low-Cost housing developments in the Eastern Cape for the last 15 years.


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We believe in:

-The only way to grow your business is through good customer service!


-In selling the best quality materials!


-In having the most experienced salesmen in our company!

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Our services

  • All building materials
  • Free quotations
  • Roof trusses
  • Deliveries
  • Low cost housing
  • Honest advice


Tel and address detail:

Africa Timbers Sidwell
82 Haupt Street
Port Elizabeth
Tel:  (041) 453 4341
Fax:  (041) 453 4342 (sales)
Fax:  (041) 453 4960 (admin)



Africa Timbers Lorraine
220 Circular Drive 
Port Elizabeth

Tel: (041) 368 3932
Fax: (041) 368 5541


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