Who We Are
Buildables was founded in 2009 and is today one of Singapore’s leading building solutions providers for the non-structural building materials sector. It has been in the business of plaster and ceiling boards since 1991 in a separate capacity and is now reenvisioned to bring to the construction industry progressive and innovative drywall and ceiling solutions that will satisfy today's ever-changing climate.
Tiong Jia Yih, the Managing Director, identified that Singapore's construction industry would eventually need to evolve from traditional masonry building methods to environmentally cleaner, lighter & faster building systems that would provide a higher level of finish.
Buildables isn’t just a commodity mover, it is a solutions provider as well. “It is founded on the principle that there is always a better solution waiting to be specified. And the key to making those benefits available to the wider market are a core of motivated, well-trained people who understand the needs and benefits that our technology solutions bring.” However, resistance is to be expected from a traditionally price competitive industry , but “we want to change the way people look at the products and at us. We want to convince them that we have better solutions that benefit them. In short, we enable them with our solutions,” said Mr. Tiong.
In order to meet this challenge, Buildables believes people are the key and has created an open, communicative environment that is receptive and driven by inputs by its individuals. Buildables wants its key people to be technically competent innovators who are able to advise clients and to take them to the next level. As Buildables' work ethic permeates its organisation, it hopes this gentle but deliberate revolution will rub off on the industry and establish it as an industry innovator and leader in the long term.
Our vision is to establish a 'One Stop Solution' that offered a full competitive range of drywall & ceiling systems, with the highest level of reliable technical support, backed up with efficient delivery and customer service.
Buildables was instrumental in developing the first 3-in-1 (impact-resistant, fire-resistant, moisture-resistant) drywall system for multi-storey residential apartments in Singapore in 2005, for the Savannah Condopark. Buildables notes that the pilot project's drywall systems were designed and tested to the local requirements, and was very attractive in reducing the overall weight of the structure, the number of wet trades on the site, and increasing productivity - installation and finishing was approximately up to 4 times faster. This 3-in-1 residential drywall system was subsequently adopted by many of the industry developers in Singapore, providing Buildables' business with significant growth in its years of operations.
In 2012, Buildables relocated its headquarters to a larger facility in 25 Tampines Industrial Avenue 5. The relocation of its operations to a facility that was more than triple the size of its previous facility provided Buildables with the capacity to manage their growth, expand its logistics and warehouse teams while maximising utility of the new space.
At the start of 2013, Buildables entered into an exciting new partnership with Saint-Gobain Gyproc, a Fortune 500 multinational corporation specialising in high-performance materials.
In 2019, B-Styrocon was launched into the market as a lightweight high performance sandwich panel that is envisioned to revolutionise the construction industry.
Buildables future expansion in the local Singaporean market focuses on supporting innovation in the industry via:
• B-Styrocon, the lightweight sandwich panel that increases productivity, speed, cost saving, and ease in construction.
• Internal wet area drywall from James Hardie Villaboard.
• Engineered VOC-absorbing internal drywall that increases indoor air quality from Saint-Gobain Gyproc.