As the effects of climate change are felt across the world and with the construction industry being responsible for as much as 40 percent of man-made carbon emissions, both governments and individuals are beginning to take the task of building eco friendly houses much more seriously.  Here are some contact details of recycled building materials you might want to use to build your Eco Friendly House as well as some useful links:


Building Materials:

Compressed Earth Bricks / Blocks:

This block system converts waste soils and rubble from landfill into building products for all types of housing, with at least a third less carbon footprint than conventional materials, for more information contact us.

Site location: Giba Gorge Business Park, Marianhill, Durban

Roof Tiles - Plastitrade:

After many years of research and equipment design, sustainable products have been developed. Through the blending of post consumer waste plastic with sand and applying heat and pressure, a range of viable products can be and are being manufactured.

These products include:

  • Roof tiles

  • Manhole covers

  • Paving slabs

  • Cobbles

  • Railway sleepers

  • Retaining blocks

For more information go to the website or contact them on 021 557 4502

Timber plastic furniture – EnviroTimbers & Ecowood

EnviroTimbers: sources and processes plastic waste and transforms the waste into useful plastic products.  They are a KZN company that specializes in 100% recycled plastic furniture.  They are located in Merrivale KwaZulu Natal.


Tel: 079 538 8622 or 071 193 2218

Green Plastics Design: Green Plastic Designs is a leading manufacturer of Recycled Plastic Wood Furniture since 2008. Our product range includes outdoor furniture, decking, children's playgrounds, dustbins and fencing.




Telephone: 031 902 4317

Ecology Plastics: Outdoor furniture and other products made in South Africa from 100% recycled plastic.  Located in Durban, is equipped with the latest in production technology and more importantly has a compliment of staff dedicated to producing top-class products to meet our customers’ requirements.

Contact: Karen Maiden



Telephone: 031 569 4305

Pallet Furniture - Tonic:

For all your Pallet needs, from Industrial Pallets to Pallet Furniture, Shop fitting, Wendy houses etc Tonic is your one stop shop for all things Pallet.

Contact: 082 448 3130



Furniture and fashion accessories - Crushed Lemon and Innovative Waste Design:

Crushed Lemon and Innovative Waste Design are companies that promote environmental awareness through their employment of  ‘upcycling’, a process of converting waste or unwanted material or products into materials or products that may be reused. The Durban-based companies use unwanted or old billboards, banners, truck tarps and commercial advertising banners to create a unique, robust and exciting range of accessories which can be sold to commercial and retail sectors of the country.


Crushed Lemon:

Contact:  076 231 3109


Innovative Waste Design:

Contact:    083 344 8207



Rubber Flooring System - EnviroBuild:

Approximately 160 000 tones of rubber tyres are discarded every year. Currently most of these go into landfill sites or simply burnt. This results in a very negative impact on the environment. Thanks to Van Dyck and EnviroBuild for turning this problem into innovative new products for re-use. Van Dyck – a trusted name in sustainable flooring solutions since 1948, now manufactures all EnviroBuild  products. EnviroBuild products are 100% recyclable at the end of life.


Contact:  031 913 3818



Recycled Products