Brief History

Marvans & Sons (Pty) Ltd was established in 1996 by Martin Pretorius. In those days the company was name Marvans Timber Structures CC. Name after husband and wife duo Martin and Vanessa Pretorius- Hence the name Mar-Vans. 

Martin harnessed his skills of carpentry working with his father-in-law Dennis Greef, in a small garage in Plumstead. From here the dream was born to provide quality timber structures to the local community. Over the years Marvans Timber Structures built decks, pergolas, carports, cupboarding and anything timber. The sheer passion for timber was seen in all of Martin's projects over the years and has given him a great name in the timber industry today.


As the years progress so did the shift into the building industry- with the boom of renovations and additions in Cape Town in the early 2000's, Martin seized the opportunity to expanded into the building industry. 

Today, the Marvans and Sons group runs two divisions specializes in Timber Structures and Home Renovations, with each project being personally handled by one of the directors of the company. Together they share ideas with each other and their prospective clients., in order to provide quality services and unmatched products to the greater Cape Town Community. 

Martin Pretorius 

Founder and Director

Martin is a down to earth person who gets along with everyone.


He loves his sport supporting local and internation cricket and rugby accross the board. 


Martin spends his down time on rivers and relaxing with family and friends, thats if he is not adding a new project to his home.


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