Revelstone AutoSpec

About Revelstone

Revelstone was founded in August 1993 by Andrew Cyprianos. He identified a niche in both the domestic and commercial markets for customised cast stone products – and Revelstone was born!

In 1997, he was joined full time by his son, Alex. Fusing their combined talents, substantial concrete experience and their passion for the business, they have grown Revelstone to be the market leader it is today.

From small beginnings in an underground cellar in Muizenberg, the reputation for innovative products and personalised service rapidly spread. Exponential growth followed, resulting in the company having to move on three occasions before eventually purchasing its own factory where Revelstone has been since 2001.

These new premises further stimulated growth and we now have a 19 000 m2 factory. It has been set up to exacting industry standards, housing everything required in our business from all R&D, management, sales, the showroom, manufacturing, stock and despatch. We are able to co-ordinate all systems from one site resulting in efficient management and control of the entire process.

Our core focus has always been on product innovation and customer service. This can be seen from our small beginnings, through the peak in 2007/2008 and on to the global recession that followed. We are continuously adapting our product ranges to move with the times and keep us up to date with the latest global trends.

As the market leader, we are proud to have accomplished this. By carrying out continual in-depth studies of the art of stone masonry and design, we are able to consistently introduce exciting products to the market. Knowledge gained from this research has allowed all our products to be indistinguishable from natural stone. Attention to detail, subtle variations in colour, and variety of surface textures and the shape of the stone are necessary in order to create a worthy genuine replica.

Our R&D team, headed by Andrew, uses traditional masonry skills combined with modern moulding techniques to painstakingly reproduce an original master which is then used to create a mould. This hands-on approach allows us to create custom-made products and enables us to meet our client’s specialised requirements. We have gained a reputation for being the obvious choice when specialised and customised products are required and will strive to continue to be the superior supplier in the future.

Natural stone products are becoming expensive and less environmentally friendly as they are usually imported. As a result, industry professionals and home owners are turning to Revelstone products as the preferred alternative to real stone.

Continual investment in the production and mould-manufacturing processes is required to meet the demands of a constantly expanding global market. With this commitment to providing a world-class product, only the best raw materials have been sourced – cement; a variety of sands; iron oxides; SCM (slag); granite and quartz aggregates to ensure a quality durable product.

In 2010, we joined the Green Building Council as part of our Green Strategy and, with this development, we are making a conscious effort to minimise our impact on the environment through sensible, sustainable and cost-effective manufacturing. Some recently completed projects are Silo 1 the first 6 Star Rated Building by the Green Building Council; Ridgeside Umhlanga Durban, one of the first 4 Star Rated Green Buildings in South Africa.

The Revelstone showroom is continually upgraded, expanded and enhanced and a visit is an absolute must and a real experience. It has been designed for the homeowner and the professional. Over the years, more and more architects, landscapers and developers have brought their clients to our showroom so that they are able to see the products in both indoor and outdoor settings.

With the continuous demand for our product within the Western Cape, we have established a group of distributors to service various areas; Elemental Pots (Somerset West), Pennypinchers (Hermanus), Pennypinchers (Worcester), The Merchant Tiler (Plettenberg Bay), Van Dyk Precast (Vredenburg) and Décor Group (Paarl).

The result of Revelstone’s ongoing investment and innovation is a world-class, cast stone product which can be used as an alternative to real stone; a product which looks authentic in appearance, has both ‘green’ and cost advantages, and can be used by architects, landscapers and home owners to create award-winning buildings, developments, homes and gardens of distinction.

The company is still 100% family owned and run which guarantees that the founding principles are not only maintained, but reinvented as the business has grown and developed, thereby ensuring that the ethos of Revelstone and what it has become is not compromised but enhanced.

We strive to serve a higher management in our service and products.