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Fireplaces & BBQs

Build Inn stocks a wide range of fireplaces and BBQs. They are agents for Jetmaster, Infiniti Fires, Classic Fires, Cosy Heating and more.

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 Garage Doors

Build Inn supply and install a wide range of garage doors. These include steel sectional doors, fibre glass sectional doors, wooden sectional doors, tip up doors and roller doors.

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 Industrial Doors

Build Inn supply and install a wide range of industrial doors including, rollershutter doors and grilles, panoramic doors, industrial sectional doors, acoustic partitioning, high speed doors and fire doors. Build Inn also service industrial door motors.

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 Security Shutters

The Build Inn supply and install asthetically appealing and highly effective security shutters. They can be custom made to fit the unique requirements of windows, doors or entertainments areas. 

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 Going Strong for 30 Years

Build Inn was established in 1981 by Cyril van Seumeren. In the beginning of the 1990's his 2 sons, Martin and Andrew joined the business. The business has subsequently grown from strength to strength. Build Inn prides itself on offering experience, stability and material quality but also the highest standard of workmanship. 

 Sliding Gates

Build Inn supply and install meranti sliding gates for driveways as well as pedestrian gates. Build Inn also install and service the gate motors.

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Welcome to Build Inn East London

"We fit the best and service the rest"

Build inn east londonBuild Inn is celebrating 35 years in existence in East London. It is essentially a family business with CEO and founder, Cyril van Seumeren working together with his two sons and daughter who all work for the firm. Martin the eldest of the sons joined during 1990 closely followed by younger son Andrew in 1991.Marinda Greyling the office manager has been part of the team for more than 17 years. Jo-Anne the youngest sibling is an integral part of the finance control section of the company.

Cyril who is a graduate of De La Salle College in East London left school after Matriculating in 1959. He has always been a top class entrepreneur and innovator who have always created his own business. After selling his timber business to PG glass in 1977, being a fearless entrepreneur, decided to enter the retail clothing business. This did not go too well and Build Inn was founded in 1981 specializing in garage doors and automation. Recognising a huge gap in the garage and industrial door industry here in the Eastern Cape, Build Inn was launched.

Garage doors were just the start of many varied activities, as the company spent the following 35 years diversifying with Industrial roller shutter and high speed doors to suit all types of applications. An association was born with a small Roller shutter manufacturer from Durban known as Rol-a-dor. The giant firm Security Barrier manufacturer Xpanda then bought Rol-a-dor and the rest is history. A listed company on the JSE Argent steel has recently bought Xpanda resulting in a powerful group of companies. Our company is one the largest buyers of roller shutters from Xpanda in South Africa and has the capacity to manufacture its own roller shutters to service urgent contracts following burglaries. Build Inn enjoys a vibrant income out of Aluminium guttering with Build Inn owning both domestic and Industrial machines.

Another product which Build Inn supplies is fire places and barbecues (Braais). Customers will find a huge range to suit their pocket and needs at 9 Pontoon Road. Build Inn relocated nearly ten years ago to this site close to the harbour after outgrowing the previous premises. Here customers can view all the vast range of products that Build Inn supply and install.

During 2003 Gerry Gericke an old school friend of Cyril created Build Inn Security specialising in Trellis doors and Burglar guards out of his home in Gonubie. Although operating from other premises all the security products are on view at the Build Inn showroom. Build Inn Security is an Accredited Installer and Distributor for Xpanda security products.This business having been taken over by Gerry’s nephew Craig Gericke in March this year and also keeping the business in the family.

Build Inn has through the 35 years built up a reputation with all the major industrial players in the border and Transkei areas including various schools in rural areas for classroom partitioning. Mercedes Benz SA local plant – High Speed doors, Industrial roller shutter doors, specialised pedestrian doors including fire escape hardware. The Industrial Development Zone for Roller shutter doors and all the major shopping complexes that are springing up in the area. Shop fronts need protection and Roller Shutter doors are necessary to protect their wares. More and more of these roller shutter doors are being operated remotely for ease of operation.

Today Build Inn is unique in offering a one-time shop for a vast range of household and industrial doors and barriers all installed by experts in their field. Boasting a staff of some 40 technicians some of whom have been on the payroll since inception, clients can be assured of the best service in East London and the Border area.

Agents for...

ac-screens   infiniti-fires   jetmaster   cosy_heating
hormann armadillo concepts ifuba partitions


efaflex safe high speed doors


timbercon exclusivdesign

Contact Us

Tel: (043) 743 5080
Fax: (043) 743 0414
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