Who we are

Igneous is a specialist manufacturer and supplier of resin based polyconcrete installations for the commercial, retail, leisure and public space installations that compliment architectural and landscaping projects in South Africa and abroad.  We have an extensive range of pots and planters; seating and furniture; bins, bollards, sculpture and canopies; and bench panelling.

We are very proud of the fact that all our mould design and production, and our manufacturing are hand crafted by South African up-skilled artisans.  Under the direction of Brent Youens and professional expertise of Claude van Rooyen, an intuitive, formidable man of some 50 years experience in the pattern making industry, Igneous has enjoyed product integrity and consistency.  Over time, we have also trained and accredited an apprentice pattern maker; specialist spray painters (who apply our final finish and outer sealant) and specialist laminators for both the mould development and production processes.  Our production facility outside Durban is now efficiently led by Kelvin Pillay, ensuring high quality end product and firm completion to timelines.

Igneous has also developed a reputation for excellent customer service and after sales care.  This we owe to the meticulous work and attitude in Vicky Grigoroglu who heads up our sales team.  We are known for meeting deadlines, attending to any problems or issues timeously and effectively, taking great care in detail and generally adapting to meet a client’s need.

Our in-house experience also extends from our sister company JNM Construction, owned by Brent and his brother Oliver Youens, both civil engineers with over 20 years experience in engineering and contracting.  We have first-hand, day-to-day understanding of the rigours of the construction environment and therefore highly respect the nature of the work and its constraints.

Click here to read an article on Igneous from Asset Magazine, published November 2018

Our Evolution

We have worked in the South African architectural, interiors and landscaping industries since 2008, after developing this durable, all weather and design-forward material.  Our first products were of in-house design and looked to cater to high-end households, especially at the coast, given the weather’s impact on outdoor furniture.  We quickly learned however, through generous support and insight from our initial architectural and landscaping contacts, that there was greater potential at the time in the commercial and retail sectors. 

In 2009, we were awarded the outdoor seating and pubic space installations for the Moses Mabhida Stadium (Durban) in preparation for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup.  We have not looked back since, having our product listing grow only by custom-design to over a hundred products and the following stand out projects, amongst many others:

Retail

Ballito Junction, Sandton City, Table Bay Mall, Blue Route Shopping Centre, Centre Point Shopping Centre, Boitumelo Junction, Key West Shopping Centre, Secunda Mall, Southview Centre, Vaal Mall, I’Langa Mall, Mall of Africa, Soshanguve Crossing, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Dainfern Square, Goldfields Mall, Newtown Junction, Waterfall Corner, Cornubia Mall, Cradlestone Mall, Eyethu Mall, Highveld Mall, Whale Coast Mall, Riverside Mall, Mall of the South, Maponya Mall, Matlosana Mall, Nicolway Shopping Centre

Commercial

We are proudly involved in many of the newly iconic building in the expansion and re-design of Sandton including Discovery Health, Webber Wentzel, Sasol Head Office, Alice Lane Towers and Precinct, 3 and 6 Sandown Valley Crescent, 4 Protea Place, 61 Katherine Street, 66 Grayston Drive, World Trade Centre, ENS Africa – The Marc, CellC; installations for the offices of BMW, PwC Tower, ABSA, AB InBev, Belgotex, OR Tambo International Airport, Standard Bank Rosebank, FNB Bank City, General Electric, Bateman, Hertford Office Park, Nicol on Main, Menyln Learning Hub, Bryanston Office Park, Byles Bridge Office Park, Nicolway Office Park, Riverwalk Office Park; as well as Pran Boulevard, Ridgeside Office Park Park Square and the ICC Offices in the expansion of Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal

We have also supplied product for the Sebele Shopping Centre (Gabarone, Botswana), Baia Mall (Maputo, Mozambique) and the Jabi Lake Mall (Abuja, Nigeria); EcoBank (Accra, Ghana) ad the Fairscape Office Precinct (Gabarone, Botswana).

As our product is water repellent and relatively easy to clean and maintain, various seating options have been specified for a number of Planet Fitness and Virgin Active gyms throughout Gauteng and various parts of South Africa.  Out benches are used variously in the changing areas and alongside their swimming pools, the polyconcrete being chlorine resistant.

Our work in the pubic space sector has extended to various tertiary education campuses, museums and memorials, and public transport facilities.  In leisure, we look to extend our offering to more private homes, hotels and housing estates.

What we do

  • Provide innovative concrete solutions for your requirements, either through our unique polyconcrete or glass fibre reinforced polyconcrete products
  • Customise our material and design to match the envisaged architecture, landscaping and branding
  • Provide customised colours outside of our 21-colour palette to match your branding
  • Deliver mixed media options where required, combining our polyconcrete with stainless steel, various wood finishes and others  
  • Deliver a superior resin based polyconcrete material that provides longevity, durability, UV stable colouring and low maintenance
  • Installation back-up if required
  • Manage maintenance contracts