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Founded by ANVIL Property Smith, IRON Design & Build is a turn-key commercial & industrial property solution. We incorporate interior design, project management, marketing and an in-depth understanding of property, confidently bringing your project to life from conception to completion. We leverage our experienced team of experts and the existing market knowledge of ANVIL Property Smith to deliver our fully-integrated range of services transparently, reliably, on-time and on-budget. The core of IRON’s design ethos is to design dynamic work environments that not only deliver on operational needs but also improve the interaction between those in the space and their work environment.


IRON’s vision is to design and build efficient corporate, industrial and retail spaces on schedule and within budget. We build spaces that incorporate unique company cultures, employee behavior, branding and technology while implementing environmentally sustainable practices. We design dynamic work environments that not only deliver on operational needs but also improve the interaction between those in the space and their work environment.


IRON’s mission is to collaborate creatively and transparently to design, develop, and deliver tailor- made office, warehouse and retail spaces. Understanding key challenges associated with the work environment, IRON aims to re-imagine the work environment and create innovative spaces where businesses and relationships can thrive. Our long term goal is to be known as a sophisticated design and fit business that delivers its clients a hassle free, innovative and creative space.


At IRON, we offer a diverse range of high quality design and construction services provided by our skilled professional team. Our core values encompass the following:

On-Schedule Delivery

IRON delivers projects according to an achievable timeline.                      

Within Budget

IRON delivers your project within budget.                                                                  


Problems are met with original and innovative solutions.                                            

National Reach

IRON has national reach to manage your project with physical offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.


IRON has the expertise to seamlessly navigate your project from concept to execution.


IRON utilises the latest methods to encompass designing and managing projects that increase automation, repeatability and transparency.

Who We Are

Matthew Marvin


Matthew is a results-driven Director with over 16 years of experience in the commercial property industry. He founded and still runs a leading Commercial and Industrial brokerage firm in South Africa. His dream has always been to own and be known as a leader in the building industry of commercial and industrial properties. His ability to lead effectively and to identify new opportunities, and his love for all things property, led to the birth of IRON Design & Build.

Dijon Tintinger

Head of Operations

With over 15 years of experience in the construction and manufacturing industry, Dijon leverages his specialist knowledge and skills to lead the IRON Design & Build Team as the Head of Operations. Having run and managed his own bespoke commercial fit-out business for 10 years, Dijon brings unique knowledge and skills to IRON. Over these years Dijon has developed a unique ability of understanding his clients needs and formulating the right solutions to continuously deliver successful projects for his various clients.

Jude Bolus

Head of Operations - Cape Town

Jude has been in the corporate design industry for many years; both in managing design teams and in sales. He provides a comprehensive advisory service which includes space planning, interior architecture and design, furniture selection, procurement, construction, project management and fit-out. He is passionate about the process, his core focus being to design workspaces that inspire innovation and that promote engagement and productivity.

Philile Ngcobo

Operations Manager

Philile has over 18 years of experience in the Interior Design industry in Project Management/ Account Management and more recently in the Operations Management role for IRON Design & Build. With a background in Psychology from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and a Bachelor of Social Science Degree, Philile developed a keen interest in Interior Design in 2002. Through concerted effort in understanding her client’s needs and requirements, when it comes to office design, Philile has successfully completed a number of projects over the years providing inspiring solutions for her corporate clients.

James Mayer

Head of Design

James Mayer is the Head of Design at IRON Design and Build. He has a National Diploma in Performing Arts Technology from the Tshwane University of Technology. After working as a theatrical lighting designer for 6 years, he decided to go back to university and received another National Diploma for Interior Design. He has been a commercial interior designer for 8 years, working on numerous large and small-scale projects. Creative problem-solving is second nature to him, and he enjoys being able to capitalize on his experience in lighting design, incorporating lighting into the built environment.