About Everite and Nutec


Everite Building Products

Everite Building Products, wholly owned by JSE listed Group Five, has been associated with the South African building industry since 1941. Producing a wide range of materials that satisfy the needs of the commercial, industrial and residential market sectors, Everite is renowned for its comprehensive range of Nutec Roofing and Cladding Solutions and includes fibre-cement roofing, cladding, ceilings and building columns amongst others.

Nutec fibre-cement high performance properties and added benefits include: the use of safe renewable fibres; considerable tensile strength with enhanced dynamic load bearing properties; excellent thermal properties; water and wind resistance; hail resistance; fire resistance and resistance to fungus, rodents and acid.

A programme of quality assurance in accordance with the requirements of the International Standards Organisation (ISO 9001:2008) is entrenched in Everite’s process and management systems. Quality of all products is continuously monitored as specified by the South African National Standards and recognised international bodies.

Everite’s 54 hectare manufacturing facility near Johannesburg is well located and has immediate access to all major road and rail links to national destinations and major ports. The company has branches located at major centres throughout South Africa. Nutec products are distributed through leading stockists countrywide and an established export market further endorses the international acceptance of the Nutec Roofing and Cladding Solutions range of products.



Nutec is the registered name for products manufactured without asbestos as a raw material. Nutec fibre cement products are manufactured using a mixture of cellulose fibre, cement, silica and water. Through ongoing research and development, Everite Building Products are committed to provide product of world-class quality.

Accordingly, the Nutec product range is continuously reviewed not only in the interests of the end-user and superior product performance, but also with respect to its impact on the environment. Everite Building Products has over the years established a reputation for producing a variety of outstanding quality products which have been used in a wide range of external and internal applications..

Environmental benefits of Nutec Fibre Cement


  • Environmental costs incurred by using fibre cement are measurably less than for other building materials. (Low embodied energy per m2).
  • Requires less energy in assembly and construction than all other wall materials except timber.
  • Low energy consumption in transportation and installation.
  • Environmental costs relating to ozone layer depletion, carcinogenic substances and solid waste emissions are almost negligible.
  • Low environmental impact in relation to ozone layer depletion, carcinogenic substances, and solid waste emissions.
  • No pesticides are involved in the manufacture or use of fibre cement.

The environmental benefits in the manufacturing process of Nutec Fibre Cement


  • Recycling the water used in production many times.
  • Recycling solid wastes.
  • Using sustainable raw materials in production.

Embodied Energy – Definition


Embodied energy is the energy consumed by all of the processes associated with the production of a building, from the mining and processing of natural resources to manufacturing, transport and product delivery. Embodied energy does not include the operation and disposal of the building material. This would be considered in a life cycle approach. Embodied energy is the upstream’ or ‘front-end’ component of the lifecycle impact of a home. Fibre cement is one of the most energy efficient materials on the market and it has one of the lowest embodied energy contents per square metre of cover of any building product.

The benefits of Nutec Fibre Cement


  • The use of safe fibres.
  • Considerable tensile strength with enhanced dynamic load bearing properties.
  • Cost competitive.
  • Excellent thermal properties.
  • Water tight and wind resistant.
  • Hail resistant.
  • Fire-resistant.
  • Fungus and rodent resistant.
  • Acid resistant.
  • Complies with SABS ISO 9933.
  • ISO 9001 : 2008 Quality Management System.