keyboard_arrow_upHelping with housing in Sokhulumi Village
keyboard_arrow_downHelping with housing in Sokhulumi Village

In support of 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, an international campaign focused on raising awareness about this issue, leading manufacturer of steel and aluminium products in South Africa, Duro, contributed to the building and donation of four two-bedroomed homes for disadvantaged families in Sokhulumi Village near Bronkhorstspruit in Gauteng. Duro partnered with the Department of Human Settlements, the City of Tshwane and South African Women in Construction (SAWIC) in this project. The company donated a variety of high quality, durable steel door frames, combination doors and window frames for the houses. 

keyboard_arrow_upSteel windows and doors meet low-cost requirements
keyboard_arrow_downSteel windows and doors meet low-cost requirements

Duro, one of the leading manufacturers of steel and aluminium building products in Southern Africa, has supplied windows and doorframes to phase 3A of the housing development currently under way in Langa, Cape Town. The development is being undertaken by the Provincial Department of Human Settlements and the City of Cape Town.

keyboard_arrow_upExporting windows and doors to SADC markets
keyboard_arrow_downExporting windows and doors to SADC markets

Duro Pressings executive director Phillip Tobiansky says that, as a leading South African fabricator of steel and aluminium building components and systems used in low cost and affordable home construction, Duro is now driving exports into the SADC region. “The provision of cost-effective housing remains today one of the most pressing development needs in South Africa as well as other SADC countries and Duro is perfectly geared to be part of the solution,” he says. Jeff Slome, the company’s business development manager who is coordinating the SADC initiative, says Duro already has firm market footholds in Namibia, Zambia and Botswana for its cost-effective range of steel and aluminium window and door frames. The company is also making strong headway with other products such as steel garage doors and galvanised steel roof trusses.

keyboard_arrow_upA new vista in windows and doors
keyboard_arrow_downA new vista in windows and doors

Duro Pressings’ acquisition of Windcolor adds a new dimension to the company, which is a leading manufacturer and distributor of steel and aluminium window and door systems for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Executive director of Duro Pressings, Phillip Tobiansky, says Windcolor has been owned and managed by an Italian-South African family for the past 25 years – importing and distributing high-tech Italian-style window and door systems.

keyboard_arrow_upInnovation for low-cost efficiencies in housing
keyboard_arrow_downInnovation for low-cost efficiencies in housing

“Government’s call for sustainable building technology and innovative systems to help fast-track the provision of housing for the poor presents a major challenge to manufacturers of building components for the construction of low-cost and affordable housing,” says Hilton Rogoff, managing director of Duro Pressings. “It is a challenge that we wholeheartedly embraced some years ago and we have accelerated our response with the twin objectives of helping to counteract the effects of building cost inflation while, at the same time, assisting to reduce construction and delivery timeframes.”

keyboard_arrow_upSteel windows deliver preferred features
keyboard_arrow_downSteel windows deliver preferred features

A wide range of steel windows, doors and door frames, aluminium windows and doors, as well as Wispeco garage doors, is available from Duro Pressings. The Duriview range of steel windows is the first to be manufactured from the D range of hot-rolled window sections specially designed for Duriview and produced by Mittal Steel. This is a high performance range of steel windows manufactured to match performance standards and preferred features identified by architects and specifiers.

keyboard_arrow_upInvestment boost for building products supplier
keyboard_arrow_downInvestment boost for building products supplier

Institutional investors Metropolitan and Molash have jointly acquired a significant minority stake in Duro Pressings – one of South Africa’s biggest and longest-standing manufacturers and distributors of steel and aluminium windows, doorframes and allied building products for the housing development and construction sector.