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We visited a brand new flagship Builders store – with 3D printers and a whole department just to cut stuff you need cut

We visited a brand new flagship Builders store – with 3D printers and a whole department just to cut stuff you need cut

Written by David

May 2, 2019

Builders has a brand new flagship store in Boksburg, right next to a 17-year-old one it admits is no longer great. Features include digital technology everywhere, allowing you to pay for stuff to be delivered without queuing for a till, and to browse and order online right inside the store. There’s also a whole 3D printing booth. But it is low-tech stuff – like making it easy to get wood and metal cut – that’s really exciting. Builders, the chain for both DIY enthusiasts and building contractors, has a brand new store in Boksburg outside Johannesburg – and this time, it says, it has fixed many of the problems that annoy both kinds of customers. The purpose-built cavernous warehouse is right next door to a 17-year-old store that epitomises one of the main gripes of contractors: a small yard where it is hard to load bulk materials such as […]

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