In the building and construction industry it is of vital importance that you partner with a reliable and affordable building material supplier. More importantly, this supplier should be able to offer your building materials that are up to or above industry standards. Too often structures weaken or fall apart due to the use of inferior quality materials and it is the responsibility of the builder or construction company to ensure that this particular risk is eliminated.
One particular example of this would be the 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh. This 8 storey building collapsed and unfortunately more than 150 people died. It is suspected that shoddy construction is the cause of the collapse and was due to inferior building materials being used. One might wonder why such poor quality building materials were used in such a prominent and busy building, and the answer is simple...building materials of a good quality tend to be expensive. According to the Bangladesh Home Minister, the top floors of the building were built with no permits in place and the construction company faced serious legal action and fines.
At Quicksand, we like to ensure that our rates are always competitive to ensure that our clients can afford to run their construction companies profitably and with excellent quality building materials.
Another concern in the construction industry is that of acquiring poor quality building materials from illegal quarry operators. This particular concern has already affected South Africa in a big way. In 2013 a Tongaat Mall collapsed killing 2 workmen. This was the result of cheap and inferior materials being used during construction. The Aggregate and Sand Producer’s Association has warned that South Africa could be faced with many building collapses in the upcoming years – a number of which have already been reported.
Again, Quicksand has close ties with over 40 reputable suppliers, manufacturers and quarrying operations and can therefore guarantee that the quality of our products is able to meet with industry standards and expectations.
With more than 24 years of experience in supplying the building and construction industry with top-quality building materials, Quicksand has become a trusted supplier on the market. Our range of products includes the following building materials:
We provide our services and products to the building construction, civil construction and manufacturing industries. In addition to a wide range of building materials, we offer services to the construction industry such as site clearing and preparation, demolition, excavation and earth moving, mass hauling, recycling and crushing and equipment rental.
We welcome all entities in the construction and building industry looking for top-quality building materials to get in touch with us. We are a building material supplier with a wide range of products and excellent prices to offer. For more information and advice, simply give us a call or drop us an email and one of our friendly consultants will assist you further.