Sunday, 31 January 2016 10:36

Safintra Roofing’s Versatile explodes onto the KZN Market!

Who says it isn’t possible to have the best of both worlds? The look and feel of a traditional tile roof with the GREEN credentials, thermal efficiency, cost saving and lightweight properties of steel – It is possible with Safintra Roofing’s unique profile – Versatile.

Safintra Roofing celebrates its twenty first anniversary this year and has marked the event with a series of new product launches – amongst them the launch of the Versatile 5 profile, a wider version of the company’s Versatile 4 profile.


Use of this profile has exploded onto the South African market and particularly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, where it has been used on a number of Department of Public Works developments. Tafadzwa  Togarasei  of leading Durban Architecture firm, DGIT Architecture explains: “I think the popularity of the Versatile profile can be attributed to a number of factors. Firstly, its aesthetic appeal. The beauty of this profile is that it indeed gives you the look of conventional roof tiles. More and more emphasis is being placed on the environment and sustainable building. Steel roofing is by far the most environmentally friendly option available. It is also a fact that in construction time is money. If you have a high quality product that meet standards and saves you time, on procurement, installation and maintenance, then that product is bound to be a winner. This product also enables us to lower the roof structure costs. Its availability in sheet form allows us to make use of fewer trusses, sometimes getting away with half the trusses that would have been required when using conventional roofing tiles. Transport costs are also reduced because a large quantity of sheeting can be delivered in one single delivery. Improved metal coating technology, such as Aluminium-Zinc coatings ensures that our clients have a quality maintenance free product with a superior lifespan.”


DGIT Architecture has specified the Versatile profile on a number of KZN Developments, specifically for the Department of Public Works. These developments include the Department of Education’s Empangeni Rail (Richem) Secondary School and Birdswood Secondary School in Richards Bay. The company has also specified the profile on a number of projects for the Department of Health.


Safintra Roofing’s National Marketing Manager, Sally Stromnes: ”We are extremely proud to add the Versatile 5 profile to our already extended range. We have had excellent reviews from our customers and feel that as more emphasis is being put on designing buildings that conform to environmentally high performing buildings and building materials, the use of steel will escalate. Apart from its obvious economical and environmental benefits steel roofing is also perfectly suited to the harvesting of rainwater, which we believe will become an area of key focus. Going forward, we as a company are committed to providing environmentally friendly solutions to the building industry with innovative products, such as Versatile 5”.