Frequently asked questions
What is AutoSpec

One Expert Database

AutoSpec is an aggregation of South African building materials, fittings & finishes across hundreds of brands.



Thousands of Products

  • Browse images, datasheets and technical drawings
  • Contact brand owners
  • Get pricing as well as assistance in selecting the correct product and writing a specification for it.

AutoSpec Users

AutoSpec is used by architects, quantity surveyors, interior designers, contractors and any other individuals who need to source and specify building products.



How to use AutoSpec

1 Search

We have made searching for a product easy. You can find products by doing any of the following:

  • Search by Brand
  • Search by Category
  • Search by keyword

Your search will direct you to one or more product ranges for you to select from. Each product range will give you an image preview (if available) of the products available and give you an indication of what the range offers.



  • Product are SABS approved
  • Cad Drawings are available
  • Revit is available
  • Pricing is available with a final specification
  • Products are Ecospecifier certified
  • Products are Greentag certified

2 Browse



Once you have found a product range you're interested in click the range name to view more images and product info associated with that range.
When you find a product you are interested in you can send a message to the manufacturer requesting either a quote or a sample of the product.




3 Write a Specification

From the browse screen you can select 'Write a Specification' to help you select the right product for you through a series of Prompts and Responses. At the end of this process you will have a complete specification to use in your projects, drawings etc and a price (where availalbe). You'll need to login to Specify.