Recent survey findings from industry market research proved conclusively that The Star Interbuild Africa is the leading building services and construction trade exhibition in Africa.As a further endorsement, the exhibition enjoys the support and sponsorship of The Star whose management team understands the importance of this sector of industry and its impact on the SA economy. The popular and highly circulated newspaper will continue to communicate a strong message to both industry players and the public through its readership.

Within the section parameters of Interbuild Africa, consumer education and awareness will be promoted by exhibitors who are suppliers of products and services relating to the residential market (including renovations), such as interiors and finishes (kitchens, lighting, paints and wallpaper, air-conditioning, shower doors, and appliances), computer software, civil engineering, and structural products such as bricks, tiles, concrete, flooring, windows, doors, roofing, timber, steel, aluminium, ironmongery and fencing.


The exhibitor profile covers a broad spectrum of products and services:

• Plant Hire, Equipment and Scaffolding • Affordable Housing Products • Civil Engineering Equipment • Structural Products (reinforcing, bricks, tiles, cement, concrete, flooring, windows, doors, roofing, cladding, timber, steel, aluminium and insulation) • Interior and Finishing (bathrooms, kitchens and accessories, granite and marble, plumbing and sanitary, doors, windows, glass, blinds, paint, fixings and fastenings, lighting, electrical fittings and interior fittings) • Landscaping • Paving • Computer Software • Security Management


Quality high profile decision makers in all areas of building and construction attend this exhibition, such as:

• Managing Directors • Architects • Buyers • Building Contractors and Sub-Contractors • Building Inspectors • Builders’ Merchants • Building Supervisors • Civil Engineers • Consulting Engineers • Contractors • Draftsmen • Electrical Engineers • Fire/Security Accountants • Foreman and Artisans • Government Officials • Interior Designers • Land Surveyors • Landscape Architects and Designers • National Government Organisations (NGO’s) • Painters • Plumbers • Property Developers • Quantity Surveyors • Specifiers • Town Planners


The Star Interbuild Africa enjoys the active support and recognition of the most highly respected associations in the industry:

• Association of South African Quantity Surveyors • Black Architects Association • Master Builders South Africa • Construction Industries Confederation • South African Institute for Architects • Structural Wall Pipe Association of Southern Africa • The Institute of Quarrying • Building Training Centre

Woodpro Africa has built its reputation as being the definitive technology showcase for the latest developments and trends for a broad cross-section of the woodworking industry including timber processing, woodworking machinery, complementary equipment, finishes and fittings, and furniture manufacturing supplies – with a focus on services, equipment and machinery from forestry to the finished product.Woodpro Africa is the only comprehensive wood processing exhibition in the whole of Africa.

The show provides a perfect platform for people in business to capitalise on the potential in this strong industry and to showcase latest technologies, products and services.


The exhibitor profile encompasses manufacturers, suppliers and distributors serving the whole woodworking industry:

  • Woodworking Machinery
  • Timber Processing
  • Complementary Equipment
  • Finishes and Fittings

The visitor profile has been carefully defined and targeted to attract quality decision makers including top level management executives, owners of businesses, specifiers, production and marketing personnel from: • Consulting Engineers • Contractors • Draftsmen • Electrical Engineers • Fire/Security Accountants • Foreman and Artisans • Government Officials • Interior Designers • Land Surveyors • Landscape Architects and Designers • National Government Organisations (NGO’s) • Painters • Plumbers • Property Developers • Quantity Surveyors • Specifiers • Town Planners

  • Furniture Manufacturers
  • Wooden Door and Frame Industry
  • Carpenters
  • Cabinet Makers
  • Timber Construction
  • Construction
  • Shop Fitting
  • Government Organisations

The visitor profile includes delegates from overseas and from throughout South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.

Plumbdrain Africa incorporates every aspect of plumbing, drainage, sanitation, sanitaryware, sewerage and pipeworks – from both a civil and a domestic discipline – and forms an integral part of the overall exhibition. Its co-location with The Star Interbuild Africa positions it within the larger industry, whilst clearly retaining its own identity.The exhibition will not only showcase new products and services, but will also focus on the technology, engineering and educational aspects of plumbing and drainage.

A section of the exhibition will showcase a wide spectrum of building services, including:

  • Sanitary drainage systems
  • Sanitary disposal systems such as septic tanks, French drains and conservancy tanks
  • Laboratory, kitchen and industrial drainage systems
  • Rainwater drainage systems including Pluvia systems
  • Subsoil drainage systems Water supply
    • Hot and cold water supply systems
    • Water treatment systems
    • Special supply systems for laboratories, kitchens and industries
    • Irrigation systems Specialist hot water systems
    • Constant temperature systems to bring
    down peak electricity consumption
    • Maximum demand control systems for effective power utilisation
    • Heat pump systems for overall power saving
    • Heat-exchanger systems for use in conjunction with steam and chiller systems
    • Alternative heating systems including solar heatingPump systems
    • Domestic systems
    • Sewage pump stations
    • Fire pump systemsSpecialised systems
    • Steam generation and distribution systems
  • • Gas distribution systems
    • Compressed air generation and distribution systems
    • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systemsPlumbdrain Africa enjoys the support of all the major bodies serving this sector, namely:• Institute of Plumbing SA (IOPSA)
    • Institute of Building and Drainage Control SA (IBDCSA)
    • Plumbing and Sanitaryware Manufacturers Association (PLASMA)
    • Structured Wall Pipe Association of Southern Africa
    • European Brass and Sanitaryware Manufacturers Imports AssociationAircon-Vent Africa was launched in 2004 as a co-locating show to The Star Interbuild Africa and is firmly in place for 2006.This exhibition sector highlights the engineering aspect of comfort as well as cooling and the environment, with a focus on the technology, engineering and educational aspects of the industry. It embraces individual units through to central installations – for the homeowner, commercial and industrial

The successful utilisation and economic viability of a building is dependent on the effectiveness and design of the building’s services. This is especially true today since buildings are becoming even more complex, requiring even more sophisticated services.Across these shows visitors will view:
• Plumbing

• Drainage and Sanitation
• Sanitaryware
• Tools and Tooling
• Doors, Roofing and Cladding
• Insulation
• Kitchen and Bathroom Fittings
• LP Gas & Appliances
• Air-conditioning
• Electrical

• Plant Hire and Equipment
• Civil Engineering Equipment