Igneous is a specialist manufacturer and supplier of resin based polyconcrete installations for the commercial, retail, leisure and public space industries, complimenting architectural and landscaping projects in South Africa and abroad. We have an extensive range of pots and planters; seating and furniture; bins, bollards, counter fronts and canopies; as well as wall and bench paneling.
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 time lines.
Igneous has also developed a reputation for excellent customer service and after sales care. 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 brothers Brent and 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.
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 to over a hundred products.