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About a.b.e.® Saint-Gobain

a.b.e.® was founded in 1932 but started operations in 1939 in Durban as a supplier of bitumen to municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal. a.b.e.® has over the years grown in both size and diversity to become a major supplier of specialised construction products to the building, civil engineering and building maintenance industries, supplying products directly to customers through its branch network as well as through builders’ merchants and hardware stores.

a.b.e.® has manufacturing plants in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Supported by a network of branches and distributors throughout South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, a.b.e.® is ideally positioned to service its customers.

a.b.e.® is proud to be part of the construction brands of SAINT-GOBAIN, the worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction.

SAINT-GOBAIN designs manufacture and distribute materials and services for the construction and industrial markets.  Its integrated solutions for the renovation of public and private buildings, light construction, and the decarbonization of construction and industry are developed through a continuous innovation process and provide sustainability and performance.

The Group’s commitment is guided by its purpose, “MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME”.

Committed to achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2050.

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Waterproofing Solutions

Liquid applications | Torch applied | Cold applied membranes | Drainage | Eco waterproofing


Flooring Solutions

Dry shakes | Coatings | Screeds | Decorative | Case Hardening | Primers | Adhesives | Curing

General Construction

General Construction

Curing Compound | Coating & Sealers | Adhesives | Grouting | Mortars | Waterstops

Concrete Reair & Protection

Concrete Repair & Protection

Crack Injection | Fairing & Reprofiling | Protective Coatings | Repair Mortars | Primers/Adhesives

Silicones, Sealants & Adhesives

Silicones, Sealants & Adhesives

General Sealing | Structural Glazing | Insulated Glazing | Expansion & contraction joints 

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DIY Product Range

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waterproofing exposed concrete roofs

Waterproofing Exposed Concrete Roofs

Flooring overlay

Mosi Oa Tunya Resort Hotel Floor Overlay

Concrete repair

Northam Plats Cooling Towers Concrete Repair

Joint repair & refurbishment

Sanral N1 Grasmere Joint Repair & Refurbishment


Vredenburg WWTW Waterstops

waterproofing balconies

Waterproofing Of Balconies