About Jemstruct

Jemstruct is a specialist building contractor made up of a group of highly dedicated, qualified, professional team members who are committed to every contract – big or small. Jemstruct is highly regarded in the KwaZulu-Natal region for both its ceiling and partition work, as well as its building and renovation services.

Jemstruct prides itself on understanding individual client needs, and answering the brief – making clients’ dreams become a reality. There is no job too big, or too small for the capable team at Jemstruct.

Meet the Team

Matthew Chaplin is the founder and owner of Jemstruct. He obtained a diploma in Building from Durban University of Technology, and has worked on many different projects since. He has completed his NHBRC and has managed a wide variety of projects, from big commercial buildings & developments to shopping centers. He is also well known for building homes in many of Ballito’s estates. For the last number of years Matthew has worked under some of the biggest contractors in South Africa, thus has learnt from the best.

Matthew is a dynamic and strong leader who has a passion for building. He is hands on and will ensure that a client’s dream becomes a reality, by the craftsmanship at Jemstruct.

Matthew as well as the rest of the team at Jemstruct are professional, experienced and hard working.


Jemstruct guarantee quality service as a contractor in the greater KwaZulu-Natal region. Jemstruct place the utmost importance on keeping within time constraints and within client budgets. You can count on us, at Jemstruct, to deliver on our promises.


Our mission is to work with clients by delivering top quality craftsmanship, which answers to the client brief. We value the relationships we build with each of our clients and give each project the time and attention it deserves.


  • We value the longstanding relationships we have with our clients, who trust us time and again with work, big and small.
  • Quality of workmanship is of paramount importance to us at Jemstruct, which is why we promise full-time site supervision & management.
  • Materials sourced by Jemstruct are always of good quality – ensuring value for money.
  • Our subcontractors are carefully selected to ensure the best person for the job is hired.
  • Safety is a top priority on site. Our ‘policy and procedures’ manual is regularly updated and we abide by all safety rules and regulations.
  • We value time and realise it is an important and pressing factor in the construction industry. The staff at Jemstruct have been trained under the best project managers in South Africa and have learnt from them on how to deliver and perform within time constraints, whilst still delivering impeccable quality.

Value Statement:

Jemstruct is a specialist building contractor in KwaZulu-Natal who will answer to the needs of both corporate and independent clients alike. Jemstruct prides itself on keeping to building deadlines and within budget. Jemstruct will deliver on promises; making dreams become a reality.