Built to last.

With this singular philosophy guiding everything that Cape Island Construction does, you can rest assured that your building project will be of the highest quality, be technically-brilliant and uniquely creative.
Our core competencies include proactive management of the entire spectrum of construction activities from inception, through detail design development, to on-site construction and careful financial management. Cape Island Construction is able to deliver partial or full turnkey solutions.

In addition to our experienced senior management team, we have a motivated team of skilled and semi-skilled employees large enough to ensure that we can deliver our projects on time and to the required standard.
Historically, the bulk of our work has been in the upmarket Residential Sector, a market that we understand implicitly. Within this sector, we have undertaken large, complex multi-unit commercial projects in addition to individual custom-built residences.

Over time, we have developed an extensive skills and resource base to handle the demands of substantial concrete frame structures with the associated wet trades and finishes and have moved towards larger scale commercial projects.

"With an eye for every detail, no matter
how small, Cape Island Construction
never fails to impress"

Our services


Conventional Construction

Conventional construction encompasses traditional forms of structural load-bearing elements; typically composed of concrete, brickwork and structural steel. We are well-versed in all forms of conventional construction and have substantial in-house capacity.

The majority of our unique residential products to date have utilised conventional methods of construction. A number of designers that we have worked with tend to express the structural elements of the construction, from exposed beams, cantilevered slabs and stairs, to exposed structural steelwork. This requires a high degree of accuracy as well as a high level of workmanship: both of which we pride ourselves in.


Commercial & Industrial Construction

Our senior management team has a wealth of experience in most forms of commercial  construction. Shopping centres, hotels and their associated facilities and infrastructure, residential complexes and multi-storey office blocks are all within our range of experience.

As Cape Island Construction we have undertaken a number of medium-sized commercial projects to date, with satisfied clients and consultants as a lasting testimony to our ability.

Specialised Timber Construction

In addition to a solid core of conventional construction competencies, we have an extensive track record and existing skills-base focusing on Timber Frame and associated off-site modular forms of construction. Through careful integration of design, planning and construction, we are able to streamline the construction process resulting in a quicker delivery of a higher quality product than that achievable using conventional methods of construction.

Timber Frame construction is considered to be sustainable, resulting in reduced CO2 omissions during the structure’s life-cycle, reducing the resultant carbon footprint.

Cape Island Construction has built numerous upmarket timber frame residences on the Thesen Islands development (Knysna) as well as within the greater Southern Cape region.

John Rimbault

"It's as simple as having a passion for doing things
properly the first time..."
Director, Cape Island Construction (Pty) Ltd