As of April 2014, Nigeria is still the largest economy in Africa but it is without a doubt that their demand for imported basic goods such as construction materials is still high. Good thing that the government supports the trade industry and sees it as a beneficial factor for all the countries involved. Among the many advantages of importing construction materials from other countries is the guarantee of obtaining high quality products. There is also a wide availability of supply. Consumers have higher trust when they know that the product is made in the USA
or more specially if it has the trademark of a popular manufacturer. This behavior simply means that there will be more revenue since you have the consumers’ trust. If you were to become one of the local importers of construction materials in Nigeria, you can have these benefit too.
The most common building materials for export to Nigeria are as follows:
EPDM Roofing Rolls
EDPM Rubber roofing protects roof from all forms of weathering as it can withstand even arctic or desert temperatures. Nigeria is a tropical country where two seasons occur in a year – the rainy and dry seasons. The changes of the weather conditions make roofing vulnerable to rust and other common damages. Placing EDPM roofing at the top of the current roof protects it against weathering and lengthens the life span of the roof itself.
PVC Roofing Roll
PVC roofing is a layer of sheathings that is placed over the roof. PVC roofing has noise dampening and reduction effect. It is also capable of protecting the roof from weather changes. During the rainy days in Nigeria, PVC roofing can help protect the roof from dirt and water obtained from heavy downpour. Because of the flexibility of this material, it also has good tolerance for thermal movement. Most of all PVC roofing’s are aesthetically appealing for they can be suitable both to new and old structures.
Vinyl Flooring Rolls and Tiles
Vinyl flooring rolls is widely use in the United States and is also now one of the first options by residences in Nigeria. They come in two types – the vinyl flooring rolls and the tiles type. Both type of vinyl flooring are stain and water resistant. The vinyl flooring roll is capable of isolating noises, it is very easy to install and no heavy maintenance is required. They are available in variety of patterns and designs. Vinyl Tiles on the other hand is almost identical to vinyl flooring rolls, although they come in tiled form. Compare to ceramic tiles, vinyl tiles are softer to the foot and are actually warmer to touch. They are also easier to install and have many patterns to choose from. Vinyl tiles also have higher tolerance to accidental drops, hence, there are less chances of broken glasses. Moreover, these types of tiles are resistant to scratches.
PVC tarpaulin is made of flame retardant and waterproof material called polyvinyl chloride. It is composed of polyester woven fabric. It serves multiple useus such as shelter from rain, wind or sunlight. It can also be use as a ground sheet.
Vinyl Wall Covering
Vinyl or PVC wall covering is one of the most in-demand construction materials both to the local and export industry. It adds vivid life to any interior, plus it is very easy to install. They come in many patterns and designs.
Importing doors from offshore manufacturer might not be a good option if you are only to purchase a few doors for your newly built establishment as the door prices of small quantity imported goods are almost identical to the local manufacturers in Nigeria. But, if you have a vast market, you can still have fair revenue by selling these doors if you were to order them in bulk from the manufacturer. The producer can give you a big time drop on prices.
Whether you are about to build a new establishment, have a new house to build or simply want to resell high quality construction materials, you always have the option to import materials for your needs.
Finding a Trustworthy Exporter
The right one should have a well-established reputation in the International trade industry. They know the process from support, to logistic management, to documentation, to insurance up to export analysis, more specially to deliver to you a detailed sales report. Note that the majority of exporters of construction materials sell their goods in bulk, yet some can provide you the numbers of product as per your requirement, although the price might be a bit higher if you were to buy in lower quantity. WorldWiseUSA specialized in selling large container stock lots at a highly discounted price to Nigeria. The normal cost of materials for one or two projects can get you a 20 or 40 foot container load of building materials.
Contact us today if your interested in importing or purchasing any of the above materials.