Jaco & Minèe van der Westhuizen

We decided to contact Rancor for a quotation on the renovation of our house as  family members highly recommended them after the successful completion of their new house by Rancor.

We met with Charl and Lewellyn on site on a Friday morning and by that evening the quote was delivered and signed by us.

The following Monday the renovations started and work was done within the time frame given to Rancor.  Lewellyn went out of his way to accommodate us with changes during the project and keep us up to date with the developments.

As with any building project we had some minor hickups, but all these were attended to within a couple of days of reporting this.

We can highly recommend Rancor.

Gail & Klaus Schmitz

Diane Labus

Our house along with many others was destroyed in the Knysna fire, it was a very difficult time for Knysna and the decision, for us, to rebuild or buy was a little like a roller coaster. We had known the Meyer Brothers for some years and were aware of their excellent reputation. From the very first meeting with Rancor we became positive, their enthusiasm was infectious, our decision was made. Work on site commenced on 16th.November and was completed, as promised on 28th February.

The whole team are professional, efficient, capable and have an exceptional good work ethic. Promises were kept, deadlines met, communication, even when we were overseas for 6 weeks was very good.The team are innovative and have the ability ‘to think out of the box’ many things and finishes were suggested that added special touches to our home The site was always kept clean and tidy, the workforce helpful and friendly. We  moved into our beautiful new home on 1st.March.

Rancor and Meyer Bros make a fantastic team and I have no hesitation in recommending them to others. They gave us tremendous help and advice and made the whole experience of rebuilding our home a walk in the park. Well done.


Julie Wilcox-Jones, Knysna

“They say that building your own home is one of the most stressful and emotional things you can do. They are not wrong. Following the fires in Knysna on the 7th June 2017, we were faced with having to re-build our entire home. The decision to use Rancor was the best we could have made. Not only did they stick to their promise of building our home in just 16 weeks, we were actually able to move in one week earlier than the scheduled deadline. Yes, it was very emotional and yes, at times it was stressful. However, the fantastic team at Rancor and the Meyer Bros certainly made this experience a positive one. Not only with the speed at which they work but the attention to detail is also what I would expect from builders in the UK. The site was kept exceptionally clean. At the end of every day, all tools were removed from site and the area cleaned down, even vacuuming up the sawdust!
I really cannot thank Rancor and all the staff enough for the fantastic home they have built for my family and I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone considering building their own home.”

Kleimond House

“Having explored a wide range of residential building methods, the light steel frame construction method attracted our attention for both speed of the build and proven commercial applications.
To complicate matters we live in the UK and needed a consultant, project manager and a builder that could take control of our build and communicate effectively to drive the project through to a timely delivery.
Charl van Zyl and his Rancor team has certainly delivered.
The initial consultation was swiftly concluded and the Rancor team has experience in a variety of materials and finishes that allowed us to build a premium home within a reasonable budget.
The project was expertly managed by a professional team and delivered on time and on budget. Charl worked closely with us to bring our vision to life, and was pro active in making recommendations on where we could save money to help spend money on the design elements to achieve the look we really wanted.
We received regular updates and photo’s which really made us feel part of the build even though we were so far away. Communication was excellent and is such an important part of the building process.
We are thrilled with our new house and would highly recommend Rancor for your building project – be it a new build or an extension.”
Phil Pienaar & Shelley Chapman, London, UK

Brenton on Sea

“Hi Charl

So loving our home, eventually getting around to it have penned it in my head so often. 

Thank you Rancor the Meyer Brothers and Johan. You rescued us from a very daunting situation completing our home and making it safe and sound with us never doubting your sincerity to deliver. We love it!

We wish you the greatest success in 2019 and beyond”

The Taylor’s Brenton on Sea

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