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Company Profile


Churchyard & Umpleby Construction (Pty) Ltd. was established in 1963 by Mr R. J. Churchyard and Mr G.H. Umpleby. The company developed from a structural drawing office in 1963 into a full service provider of structural steelwork and platework to the construction industry.

In 1993 LTA acquired C&U and subsequently formed part of the Grinaker-LTA group until the end of 2004; as Grinaker and LTA merged. At the beginning of 2005 the present management performed a “management buy-out” and took the business over from Grinaker-LTA.

Project criteria include convention centres, casinos, shopping centres, warehousing, factories, distribution centres, motor car showrooms, airport upgrades, process plants, steel parking decks, conveyors steelwork, pipe bridges, silo steelwork and many more.

C&U have a proven track record both locally and in the export market.


Head Office:

C & U is well established in KwaZulu-Natal with our Head Office in the heart of Pinetown. Departments in Pinetown include:

• Marketing & Estimating,

• Drawing Office

• Finance and procurement

• Contracts Management & Expediting

• Quantity Surveying and Measurement

• Quality Assurance


Fabrication Facility:

Our Structural Workshop is situated in Glencoe, Northern Natal. This location serves us well as it enables C&U to service KZN, Gauteng, Northern Province, Mpumalanga, etc. and also coastal regions such as the Eastern and Western Cape. The site is spacious measuring 44 000 m². It has an undercover workshop area of 7863m² and is serviced by 10 overhead cranes. We are planning further extensions comprising of a dedicated plate girder workshop, additional loading area and additional blasting and painting areas totalling 540m². Offices, under cover parking, ablutions and accommodation units measure 1200m².

The workshop has a capacity of circa 450 tons per month depending on the category of steelwork being fabricated. This output can be increased by involving other local consortium partners. This configuration has repeatedly been successful on larger projects.

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