Global Roofing Solutions
Brownbuilt / HH Robertson

Global Roofing Solutions (Pty) Ltd is one of the largest metal roofing manufacturers in South Africa. Global Roofing Solutions (GRS) is comprised of two leading South African roofing material manufacturing operations, GRS Brownbuilt (established in 1964) and GRS HH Robertson (established in 1958). The two companies came together in 2006 and formed GRS.

Brownbuilt pioneered the manufacturing of concealed fix roof profiles in South Africa with their “Brownbuilt” profile, and HH Robertson was the first company to introduce steel roof sheeting in South Africa, as well as the first manufacturer and specialist of pierced fix roofing.  Both Brownbuilt  and HH Robertson are household names for the manufacture of Commercial and Industrial steel-roof covering and wall-cladding profiles (Concealed fix and Pierced fix), composite steel floor decking profiles and lightweight coated metal roof tiles (ARMA-TILE™ and UNI-TILE™).

With exports to over 20 countries worldwide, GRS has established itself as the global supplier for roofing products. Through its broad and established South African manufacturing base, the company is committed to expanding its supply to South Africa’s construction sector throughout Africa. Over the last year GRS has also opened branches in Africa including Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland. GRS also boasts a mobile mill that is left in Africa, specifically for projects outside of where their branches are situated.

Please contact GRS for details on their International distributor network, and if they do not have one in your area they will supply you directly.

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Global Roofing Solutions
keyboard_arrow_upGRS Sungazer
Global Roofing Solutions
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The Sungazer is a revolutionary lighting product, installed in the roof, that harvests sunlight to deliver full-spectrum natural light to the inside of the building. It also provides significant electrical energy savings as electrical lights can be switched off during the day when the sun is shining. The Sungazer maintains a stationary, collimated beam of light throughout the day. The standard lens can be substituted with custom-designed lenses to provide unlimited design possibilities for architects and lighting designers.

Global Roofing Solutions
keyboard_arrow_upGRS Walkways
Global Roofing Solutions
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Combining unmatched corrosion resistance with strength, long life and safety, Fiberqrate® Composite Structures Inc. sets the standard for fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) moulded products. Fiberqrate® products are lightweight and easy to fabricate.

Global Roofing Solutions
keyboard_arrow_upGRS Light Steel
Global Roofing Solutions
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Light Steel Frame Building is a term used internationally to define a building system in which the main structural elements, such as structural wall frames, roof trusses and floor joints, are manufactured from cold-formed light gauge galvanised steel.  GRS has partnered with experienced installers and project managers in order to handle sizeable projects. GRS is thus positioned to design and supply the full package on sizeable projects.

Latest news & press releases

keyboard_arrow_upWhy light steel frame building?
keyboard_arrow_downWhy light steel frame building?

Light steel frame building is a term used internationally to define a building system where the main structural elements consist of structural wall frames, roof trusses and floor joists manufactured from cold-formed light gauge galvanised steel.

keyboard_arrow_upConsolidated Steel Industries (“CSI”) acquires 40% stake in Ergosystem Walling Solutions (“EWS”)
keyboard_arrow_downConsolidated Steel Industries (“CSI”) acquires 40% stake in Ergosystem Walling Solutions (“EWS”)

In February 2018, CSI announced that it has acquired a 40% stake in Ergosystem via the investment of significant money into EWS to strengthen their balance sheet. Managing Director of Ergosystem, Dean Armstrong, says the synergies between the companies, coupled with the extensive footprint of CSI, will have mutually beneficial results for both companies as […]

keyboard_arrow_upGRS providing sustainable relief to uplift and rebuild Knysna area
keyboard_arrow_downGRS providing sustainable relief to uplift and rebuild Knysna area

The Great Knysna Fires of 2017 shook South Africa to its core. Citizens across the country stood by helplessly as they watched live footage of the spectacular flames fuelled by storm winds ripping through the Western Cape coastal town and surrounding areas.

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keyboard_arrow_upMetal Cladding Category Winner Steel Awards 2017
keyboard_arrow_downMetal Cladding Category Winner Steel Awards 2017

The striking, winding metal roof of the new terminal building at the Kasane Airport in Botswana was announced as the Winner of the Metal Cladding Award at the SAISC Steel Awards 2017. The awards ceremony, which was held in September 2017, honours innovative use of steel and innovation in design, fabrication or construction, and technical […]