Our Story

Welcome to Our New Build it Online Store!

In February 2004, Build it Gansbaai was established by Eddie and Silvana Burger. Living in Gansbaai growing up in the business, Dylan and Clayden Burger too share a passion for the business and the people involved. In 2015, following the 12-year success story of Build it Gansbaai, the Burger family purchased a piece of prime property in Hermanus to expand the family operations increasing their local market share.


By applying the same expert advice, industry knowledge, and excellent customer service, Build it Hermanus soon became the flagship of Hermanus building supplies, setting a new standard for the Hermanus building materials arena. With the Burger’s core values of Family, Entrepreneurship, and Passion at the core of everything they do, Build it Hermanus and Build it Gansbaai are part of a group of 374 independently owner-run, retail stores across South Africa that has been supplying building materials and serving their communities for 32 plus years.

Whether you are building a house, renovating, or taking on a new DIY project, log onto the online store to browse our products, services, and more.

Our Brand

The Build it Store is a reflection of the Brand’s personality; being helpful, trustworthy, friendly, honest, and accessible, values you can rely on!

Brand Essence

Empowerment is the core of our identity. As a recognized brand, we trade leveraging group buying power and marketing, delivering quality, customer excellence and value at the lowest possible prices. To be the leading building materials supplier and the brand of choice in our local communities.

Build it Store - Purpose / Vision / Mission

With our core values of Family, Entrepreneurship, and Passion at the heart of everything we do; Build it Store is free from corporate franchise models restrictions as an independent retail business, providing building materials in the greater Overstrand area. Passionate about family, our brand, and making home building simple!

Giving Back

Our values are the principles that help guide our business and shape our brand into something special that customers can rely on consistently, regardless of which community we operate in.

The Build it Group is passionate about family and values and we believe that it is our duty and responsibility to give back to the communities that support us. One of the ways Build it Hermanus and Build it Gansbaai give back, is through ongoing sponsorship of the under 13 soccer development teams.
By nurturing our youth with a healthy lifestyle through sport, we are building a better future for our community. Other community projects include local school renovations and the sinking of water boreholes.