Worldwide, construction is a cyclical industry. Understanding that Basil Reads sustainability depends on our ability to manage the company at the top and bottom of economic cycles, we critically reviewed the business in 2014 to restore profitability and build a stable platform for sustainable growth.


For more than 60 years, Basil Read has played its part in building the foundations of South Africa for all its citizens. Every South African has been touched by Basil Read at some point – from homes to clinics and hospitals, schools, roads and highway systems.