Build it Hermanus – Building Materials and more to make home building simple!

Build It Hermanus

Build it Hermanus are the Market Leaders of Hermanus Building Materials, Construction Materials, and DIY for the Hermanus local Community.

In 2015, following the 12-year success story of Build it Gansbaai, the Burger family embarked on another adventure by expanding their family operations, with the purchase of prime property, in Hermanus.

By applying the same expert advice, industry knowledge, and excellent customer service, Build it Hermanus has become the flagship of Hermanus building supplies, setting a new standard in the building materials arena.Providing a full solution, to build a home from planning to completion! Their main focus directed on the building of urban and township housing as well as all your Do-It-Yourself (DIY) home improvements. With the Burger’s core values of Family, Entrepreneurship, and Passion at the core of everything they do, Build it Hermanus is 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.

The Burger family believes that it is their duty and responsibility to give back to the communities that support them. One of the ways they do this is through ongoing sponsorship of under 13 soccer development in Hermanus. “By nurturing a healthy lifestyle through sport, we are building a better future for our youth.” Other community projects they also proudly participate in are school renovations and the sinking of water boreholes. Build it is a division of the SPAR Group Limited South Africa. A voluntary trading group of individually owned retail stores with more than 10 000 employees across the group, we currently have stores in South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho and Mozambique with plans to expand into Botswana and Zambia in the near future. We view ourselves not only as a supplier of materials, but as a partner to our valued customers in accomplishing their building or renovating projects.


New Management

Growing up learning the business and connecting with their local communities, Dylan and Clayden Burger have taken over the management of Hermanus Build it, from their parents Eddie and Silvana Burger.
With new vision and fresh ideas, Dylan and Clayden Burger are the ones to watch!
Both these brothers have a passion for the business and the people involved and will continue to offer the Hermanus community the same service excellence they have become accustomed to over the years.
But wait there’s more…


Build it Online

Order all your building supplies, construction materials and DIY products, online today! What is the most precious commodity known to man? Time of course!

As we know life happens, something unexpected pops up, you reach to stop go just as the light switches over to red. You are late! Do not stress, whip out your phone while you wait, log onto the buildit-store, place your order online and choose your payment method. You can now have all your building supplies delivered directly to your home or construction site.

It just doesn’t get any easier than this.

The Covid 19 lockdown took us all by surprise, many companies have closed their doors while others are still clawing their way back, fighting for survival.

There has never been a better time than now to take your business online. Globally there are currently 4 Billion people online, and there will be an estimated 8 Billion people online by 2025. Ecommerce is the Future!

I remember Robert Kiyosaki said, “2020 is about survival but those who can exploit it, will manage to achieve unparalleled heights this year too! The second half of 2020 is the challenge of entrepreneurial strength.”

This is a reality Dylan and Clayden Burger quickly realized and took the necessary measures to ensure the survival of their legacy.

To ensure you have a stress-free online shopping experience, we will have a look at the most common Frequently Asked Questions, to set your mind at ease.

Is online shopping safe?

Yes. We have taken every precaution to ensure your personal details are safe with us. All sensitive information you provide is encrypted using industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer technology, and we utilise a leading South African payment processor.

What is Online Security?

Online Security is a Certificate Authority that essentially secures the Build it website by validating security certificates with our affiliates to ensure that our connection both to and from are secure at all times.

What are the requirements for a Password?

Build it attempts to make your online shopping experience as secure as possible. The password entered on registration must be alpha-numeric (that is, a mix of letters and numbers) and must be a minimum of 6 characters in total. Your password needs to be a mix of 1 uppercase, 1 number and 1 special character.

Will my Password expire?

For your convenience we have maintained a static password that will not expire. However, should you wish to change your password, you can either change it in your ‘My Account’ section or reset it following the password reset process.

How do I reset my Password?

There is a “Forgot Your Password” link on the login page. You will be prompted to enter an email address to send a password reset email which will allow you to reset your password. Please ensure that you enter the email address you registered with. If your email address has changed, please contact us on

How can I see how much stock is available?

We do our best to source stock even if it is low, but there may be cases where we will need to contact you as this may lead to extended lead times. Unfortunately, due to the nature of our business, we cannot guarantee the stock indicated on the site is in-store. However if you want to confirm the quantity available, it’s best to contact us on

Can you guarantee stock?

As we are competitively priced and our stock sells on demand, we cannot guarantee stock. However, we will try our best to source the items for you. We will be in contact with you should we encounter any problems with stock.

Do you Deliver?

Yes, we do. We deliver in Hermanus and the greater Overberg / Overstrand area for a delivery fee.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information that is deposited on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you use our computer server. The cookies enable us to recognise you and give us information about your previous visits. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter your settings to prevent automatic acceptance. If you choose not to accept cookies, this may disable some of the features of our website. The information that we collect is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number or email address.

What internet browsers are supported?

Our website is built to work across all mainstream Internet browsers. But for optimal browsing experience, we recommend:

Internet Explorer – Version 10 and later (Windows only)
Firefox – Version 24 and later (Windows, Android & Mac)
Google Chrome – Version 30 and later (Windows, Android & Mac)
Safari – Version 6 and later (Mac & iPhone only)

Is the Online Build it Store compatible with SMART devices?

Yes, as our website is designed to be used across current mainstream mobile devices, such as tablets (e.g. Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab) or mobile phones (e.g. Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S range, Microsoft Lumnia, or Blackberry Q10).

Please visit our website (, for an in-depth look at our policies and terms and conditions.

Are you ready?

Here is a quick overview on how easy it is to start shopping online, Now!
Log onto – Notice the small lock at the top left corner of your screen next to your URL? This means your account is secure and protected.
Click on Create an account
Create a Username and Password – Your password needs to be a mix of 6 characters: 1 uppercase, 1 number and 1 special character. Keep this information in a safe place.
Log into your account and complete your personal details: Name, Delivery Address, preferred method of payment, etc.

That’s it, you are done!

Lets shop.

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Build it Hermanus – Make home building simple! Build it Hermanus are the Market Leaders of Hermanus Building Materials, Construction materials and DIY for the Hermanus local Community.

Contact Us

  • Address: 17 Swartdam Road, Hermanus, 7200
  • Tel: (028) 312 3898
  • Fax: (028) 312 2353
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