Star Build

Our members gain access to leading brands and suppliers regardless of their size.

Our combined group buying power helps you as an independent remain competitive in an environment dominated by large chains.
Achieve the advantages of the large chains without losing your individuality, and benefit from a corporate identity.

Star Group Store

Experience the Power of Independence

  • Branded Store Option
  • Optional turn-key solutions
  • Benefit from same group-negotiated supplier trading terms and more
  • Access to group volume-based buying power
  • Improved profitability
  • Compete favourably against big brands
  • Keep direct accounts with suppliers
  • Leverage group marketing support

Become a Star Store

Gain access to leading brands and suppliers that help independents remain competitive without losing their identity or individuality!

Join us and experience our simple, affordable and transparent support system.

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Become An EST Member

    Who We Are

    The addition of the STAR GROUP brand was motivated by market demand, particularly among Independent Retailers whose margins are under pressure as a result of ongoing market consolidation and expansion by Retail Chains.

    The economic climate, rising operating costs and the ongoing changing landscape within the Building Hardware Sector have also propelled us forward
    in recent years.

    Several different retail trading formats tailored to the strengths of members are being added to the EST fold, namely:

    • Star Build
    • Star DIY
    • Star Paint
    • Star Plumbing

    Since its beginning, the STAR GROUP has delivered a stellar record of transparency, extraordinary growth, and unparalleled earnings on behalf of independent traders in numerous formats.


    Managing Director

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    Managing Director

    Louis Greeff, EST GROUP Managing Director is confident that they will be able to repeat the same, if not greater, success in the hardware division than that achieved in the FMCG industry.

    EST understands that there is a need for both suppliers and members to do business with associations because it is more affordable. Furthermore, the company recognises that consumers have become keenly aware of competition and are looking at how best to save money.


    Group Merchandise Director

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    Group Merchandise Director

    Mohamed Varachia, EST GROUP Merchandising Director said their focus is now on sharing knowledge and margins with its members and growing the DIY footprint nationally.

    In January 2013 EST launched its voluntary buying group within the South African DIY and hardware industry. The launch of this DIY group comes on the success created by EST’s food buying group established six years earlier.


    Merchandise Director

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    Merchandise Director

    Rob Suttle, EST Building Merchandising Director ascribes the group’s success to it being a logical choice for independent retailers faced with market exclusion due to chain group pressure.

    He points out that EST Building represents the interests of members at all times and aims to achieve a maximum benefit on their behalf in terms of business negotiations. This, often time-consuming activity, allows members to focus on what they do best – trade, and run their business to satisfy their customers.

    Listed Suppliers

    Access Hundreds of Our Members’ Retail Buyers

    Our suppliers include some of the most well-known names in the hardware, building and DIY industry. Your membership gives you access to the following listed suppliers’ products at reduced prices.

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    Become An EST Listed Supplier


      Contact Us

      If you have any queries, please contact us directly via telephone, fax or e-mail.
      Alternatively fill in the form at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you ASAP.

        Privacy Policy

        We value your privacy so your details will only be used to fulfil your request. As a matter of policy, we will not provide your details to any third party who has no connection with our company.

        Temblor Trading (PTY) LTD T/A EST Building

        Head Office
        18 Walton Road,

        Postal Address
        PO Box 15558, Lambton, 1414

        +27 11 383 1900


        National Buyer (Head Office)

        Justice Cooke: +27 11 383 1900 |

        Business Development, Projects & Procurement Executive:

        Harry Smit +27 83 271 8851 |

        Business Development Managers:

        KZN & Swaziland:
        Kevin Mason +27 64 907 0054 |

        Western Cape:
        Marius Bosman: +27 84 602 1547 |

        Free State & Northern Cape:
        Willem Gräbe: +27 82 808 9300 |

        Botswana, Namibia, Zambia & Malawi (National):
        Eugene Annandale +27 83 406 1951 |

        Inland & Limpopo:
        Peter Lucas: +27 83 775 3558 |

        Inland & Northwest:
        Marius Wannenburg: +27 82 803 2474 |

        Inland, Mpumalanga:
        Wikus Horn: +27 83 668 9220 |

        Eastern Cape & Transkei:
        Grant Anderson: +27 63 728 8860 |

        Finance Department:

        Mynette Hennings +27 11 383 1900 |