We are no traditional
building company

A complete hands-on approach

Quality, Clean Workmanship

Striving beyond your average builder

It’s personal to us

– because its personal to you

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Striving beyond your average builder

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Who are we

Renovation specialists

Simply, we handle home renovations – both small and large. We offer complete project management but do encourage interaction from our clients.

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How we work

Simply less stress

We work every day! In fact, it has been a promise and goal from the moment that I started working with the team that we would have work every day – and so far, by luck and hard work, we have accomplished that! Everyone has a specific role in the business, however, no one sits to one side when their job is done. It is practically unheard of, in the building industry, to pay staff when their portion of the work is done but rather than stand down staff, we choose to pull together and work as a team to complete the project timeously.

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From our clients

  • L Miller
    “We have asked Chris and her team to assist us with two renovations over the past five years, the first of which was quite substantial. We have never been disappointed by the quality of the work, the attention to detail, the upfront response to challenges along the way and the careful planning that has led to realistic timeframes and budgets. Also, something that I have specifically valued is the courteous and respectful manner of the builders, who interacted well with members of our household, including our children! Finally, the reality is that there are snags that sometimes crop up after the building is finished and Chris has always followed up and timeously addressed outstanding issues. A very professional and capable team that I have confidently recommended to friends and acquaintances”
    L Miller
  • N Foulis
    "We had the most wonderful building experience with this team. They did a massive renovation for us 5 years ago and then a phase 2 end of last year. We were so pleased to see most of the team again- unheard of in building. The team were always friendly and happy and so mindful of being in our home/ private space. The building was completed on time and everything went so well. Thank you Chris and your awesome team. We highly recommend you!! Xx"
    N Foulis
  • J. Bryant
    “Chris Keenan managed two renovations on our house. It was an old house built in the 1920s and the projects presented many challenges. We found Chris to be an excellent project manager. She kept a tight rein on subcontractors, ensuring a high standard of work and managing the projects within time and budget.”
    J. Bryant
  • K Holmes
    "It was such a pleasure working with Chris and her team! We like a very ordered and neat house, and the process of replacing our windows and painting the house wasn’t nearly as fraught as we anticipated! Her team did a lovely, thorough, clean and professional job, well within the given time-frame and Chris was professional, responsive, on the ball and empathetic. We are very pleased with the result."
    K Holmes
  • A van Kets
    “The house looks awesome. Thank you!”
    A van Kets
  • L Brown
    "We were very happy with Capabuild. Can highly recommend them for a small or large renovation. We had heard horror stories about building and renovating but were pleasantly surprised about how seamless it went with Capabuild. Best part was having confidence that any latent snags would be taken care of too. Thanks again to Chris and her friendly team."
    L Brown
  • L Van Kets
    "Capabuild was a pleasure to work with. We have used them twice now for major renovations and both times have been more than happy. In 2018 Chris and her Capabuild team turned our structurally limited 2 bedroom apartment into the perfect 3 bedroom apartment for our growing family. We now have the space and open balcony we've always wanted and our home is our palace. Riedwaan and his team are respectful and really easy to work with. I can definitely recommend them."
    L Van Kets
  • L Croskery
    “Chris gives her clients 100% in each job and she always tries to find the best prices and deals, which she passes on. She can negotiate in adverse situations and think on her feet, solving many potential loopholes or problems. Integrity is important to me and this makes her and her team a pleasure to work with.”
    L Croskery
  • V Karth
    "Capabuild finished off a relatively big, 4 -month renovation job at my house. I have found Libby to be an exceptional project manager, visionary, hand-holder and people and business manager. She is highly knowledgeable and professional, and her team have been excellent to work with. Both Libby and Riedwan have given excellent advice and suggestions when we have come across unexpected problems ( of which there have been quite a few in a 117 year old house) . She will also go out of her way to find ways to save you money and give sound advice on fittings etc. Libby’s management of spend and level of detail in billing has been excellent and left me feeling confident about budget and spend throughout the project. She maintains constant communication throughout the project. Riedwan is a skilled artisan and site manager and the team works extremely well together under him. They are 100% trustworthy , tidy up after themselves and have treated my home and space with respect – working around the fact that we have been living in the house for over ½ of the job, which has made some tasks more challenging for them, but they have gone out of their way to always ensure that my mom and my son ( and dogs!) and I have only been inconvenienced when necessary. I recommend Capabuild 100% and have absolute confidence that they can deliver on your project with the same level of excellence and professionalism that they have delivered on my renovation. The team go out of their way to make sure that you, the client, have the best possible experience in what can be a very stressful time.”
    V Karth
  • R Gellman
    "We have used Chris and her team twice to do work on our home. We have found them efficient, helpful and considerate. Chris gets the job done on time and willingly comes back to deal with snags. We would happily use Capabuild again."
    R Gellman
  • A Bradford
    "Sarah Heeger and I chose Chris and her team led by Rudewaan to carry out a small extension including a bathroom. At all times they were efficient, polite and friendly - always left the site tidy especially at the weekend when they did a much bigger clean-up on a Friday afternoon. It was a pleasure to work with Chris and her whole team and we would recommend them anytime!"
    A Bradford
  • B. Du Toit
    “The service levels of the contractors were excellent and I was very satisfied with the end result.”
    B. Du Toit
  • K Moller
    “Renovating is usually thought of as a problematic and trying time. We found our experience with Chris & Capabuild to be totally the opposite. Right from the beginning, Chris was helpful and informative about the process, the time, the costs, and what was included and not included in such costs. They started on time and finished on time and the entire process was managed with professionalism. Of course unforeseen issues did arise but these were dealt with in a helpful and cooperative manner. The end result was exactly what we had envisaged and we are more than happy with the work carried out. We would certainly use Chris & Capabuild again”
    K Moller
  • J Maree
    "Chris and her team at Capabuild undertook renovations for me of a cottage in Harfield Village. The work was completed to the highest standard, within budget and to the timelines that Chris had provided at initial discussions. Both Chris and her team were professional, courteous and a pleasure to work with. Chris took the time to discuss my ideas and was encouraging in her advice and suggestions of alternate ideas and ways of doing things. I cannot recommend this team highly enough - such a remarkable pleasure to work with a dedicated and skilled team for whom nothing was too much and who always responded to requests with a friendly smile - exceptional service with exceptional results!"
    J Maree
  • M Hauck
    “We have lived with the alterations for 4 years now and have had no problems with the design or the physical result of the alteration.”
    M Hauck
  • M Cohen
    "Capabuild in my experience are the best builders in Cape Town. Don't waste your time looking anywhere else. The other builders I had were shocking by comparison. Chris Keenan is a through professional who does things the way they should be. I cannot recommend her highly enough."
    M Cohen
  • J Williams
    “Thanks for coming back to sort out the damp situation in my bathroom 18 months after the original renovation. The fact that you came in to sort out this issue swiftly and without hesitation is much appreciated. I will continue to recommend you to friends and family.”
    J Williams
  • E Hodges
    “Chris and her team have done two sets of renovations for us and both times were an absolute pleasure. The first job was fairly big and although we lived in the house during the process, it was truly painless no matter what anyone says about building! Nothing is ever a problem with Capabuild and both jobs were on schedule and on budget and the level of workmanship was perfect! Chris’s input, accessibility and hands on approach together with her experience, make us look forward to the next job together!”
    E Hodges
  • D Nel Hall
    "Loved working with them. They are a great team of people with great integrity and friendliness, always willing to go the extra mile to satisfy the client's request. Thank you Capabuild!"
    D Nel Hall
  • P Whelan
    “We have now used Capabuild twice and whilst renovations are always stressful, Chris and her team managed to minimise this as far as possible! We found her amenable and sensitive both to our needs and to our very old house. It was great to be able to hand the project over to her completely.”
    P Whelan

What We Do

Our services

So, besides our tenacious and meticulous style of working, as well as our thoroughness and exactness, we are also relationship builders. When you employ the services of Capabuild, you employ the services of a building company that will be your comrade for life. We firmly believe in only taking on what we are fully capable of delivering with excellence, and so you can be confident that if we agree to work with you, you will receive our undivided attention and precision workmanship.

We offer:

  • Initiate regular communication
  • Offer creative suggestions to “challenges”
  • Assist with design decisions
  • Prepare you for unplanned situations
  • Complete project co-ordination of all suppliers
  • Access to preferred supplier list
  • Close budget control and tracking of variations
  • Assessment of progress with creative solutions
  • Personal daily supervision
  • Quality check and tidy up before hand over