Job Creation

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Restore Job Creation is headed up by Tarn and Bronwyn Derman.  This project includes a range of creative manufacturing and retail initiatives, see more information below.

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iThemba building materials

In order to achieve twin aims of creating jobs and generating funds for Restore Homes, a second hand Building Materials project was started.  Used building materials are donated to our second hand building materials shop in Braeylin, East London. Our team collects used building items (doors, window frames, bathroom fittings) from the donor’s and issues a donor’s collection receipt.  These items are then cleaned, repaired or customized to the clients requirements and sold at very competitive prices. The proceeds from the sales are used to cover administration and building costs on Restore Homes sites.

Permanent employment created: 3
Temporary employment created: 2
Established: October 2011
Skill levels/experience required: Stock control, Carpentry, Valid drivers license and Customer relations

Restore Homes and the Building Material shop were featured on eNews in March, 2012.


Working from the same location as the Building Materials shop, a small woodwork workshop employs 3 staff.  Pallets and crates previously used to transport parts for the local MBSA factory are re-used/up-cycled into practical and decorative products. Depending on the project, on site fitment of decorative wall features and cladding is also carried out e.g. Vincent Super Spar bakery displays and Haga-Haga Hotel furniture.

Permanent employment created: 3
Temporary employment created: 0
Established: June 2012
Skill level/experience required: Carpentry and industrial machinery (Pneumatic tools included)

Woodwork products installed at Vincent Superspar