J MacDonald and Sons is family-run business with roots reaching back to 1979. Over our many years in the fireplace and swimming pool industries, we’ve become renowned for our old-fashioned work ethic, commitment to quality and unrivaled attention to detail.
We pride ourselves on innovative solutions and designs that range from traditional to ultra-contemporary, and we offer products to suit all styles of architecture and interiors.
No matter the size or complexity of your project, our hands-on, personal service will ensure a seamless experience from quote to completion.
From the macD family to your family, expect only the best.
macD is a fully accredited member of the Fireplace Association of South Africa (FASA) and the National Spa and Pool Institute of South Africa (NSPI). These independent bodies are dedicated to maintaining and improving industry standards in the fireplace and swimming pool sectors, and offer customers effective recourse in the event that a member company fails to deliver on its promises.
As members, macD is committed to upholding all relevant industry legislation and maintaining the highest quality and safety standards in all our products and services.
A Trusted Team
The macD family has grown to cover both the Western Cape and Gauteng, but our team remains tightly-knit and highly trustworthy. Several of our employees have been with us in excess of 20 years, and we only use subcontractors when absolutely necessary.
This, combined with our hands-on management approach, enables us to ensure unrivalled workmanship and a seamless project experience. Clients can also feel completely comfortable leaving our employees unsupervised, indoors or out.
We have a long history building strong relationships with our clients based on quality, reliability and service. Here is what they have to say.
The fireplaces are absolutely beautiful. We are lighting them this afternoon and I trust all will be well. I will call on you if I have any problems.
Please let me know if there is anything in particular that I need to be careful of.
RegardsSilvermine Retirement Village 17 June 2021
I just want to thank you for the tip on putting a bucket on the top step of my pool to check any leakage.
My pool is not leaking and I am very grateful that you didn’t just get in to your car and try and rip me off. I have always like macD and now even more so.Lotta Kuhlmann29 April 2021
”macD have just installed a Rocal Habit 93TC closed wood stove at my house in Hermanus. The service was excellent, from my enquiry through to installation. David and Richard kept me up to date regarding the planned delivery of the stove and were also flexible regarding the installation date. The guys who did the installation were truly professional and completed the job on time. It was quite a challenge as the house chimney is very tall but it was all in a days work for them. Thanks to all, my high expectations were met.
Louis van Breda, HermanusLouis Van Breda 14 April 2021
It looks good thank you and the install was quick and painless. Thanks for the custom work and quick service!
RyannRyann Dean11 February 2021
Your team have been and replaced our fire place “lid” , so hopefully when I fire her up again in winter all will be good as new , unless I fire her up earlier on a rainy day
I would like to pause , just to say a huge thank you for the incredible after sales service as well as commend your team
The team who came by today were nothing short of exceptionally so please thank them again on our behalf
My whole family actually commented on the very professional, friendly, and humble approach with excellence in quality execution in replacing our “ lid “
Also , a thanks to you personally so very much for the manner in which you hold your business in such high regard and close to heart In this day and age it’s rare
All the very bestPaul Knoop14 January 2021
”I just want to tell you that you have an awesome team who did our installation. They were unfailingly polite, helpful and professional. Really nice gentlemen, all of them.Tracy Wilde16 May 2017
I just wanted to say thank you so very, very much for the most wonderful pleasure of working with you. Your installation team were professional and polite and cleaned up after, and overall I am delighted. I only wish the entire building process could emulate working with yourself.
With many thanks and have a good week further,
Alison Chalwin-MiltonAlison Chalwin-Milton4 November 2020
”I would like to thank you and the team for an excellent installation. Your staff acted in a very professional and respectful manner. The installation was very neat. A very happy clientCecil Meyer17 May 2019
”The team of guys who installed it were FANTASTIC - very professional and an absolute pleasure to deal with. We couldn't believe how neat and efficient they were - when they left on Friday there was no mess or rubbish to clean up - they were great.Nic Robbins28 July 2013
”Hello there Alistair,Bernice17 August 2018
You are champion, and we are so excited that our pool is complete.
Thank you so so much.
”In my near 60 years of life I have had the misfortune of commissioning the construction of four swimming pools from scratch. Totally hideous experiences - one and all. For further penance l tried to renovate two others - unspeakable. So a very big shout out for Alistair Gibson and the team from macD design pools. You got it in one. 60 metres down from the road kerb, total rock and, most importantly - almost no impact on the terrain nor vegetation. Thank you.Gary Leih18 July 2018
”We are very happy with both the fireplace and the service.Terry Robinson2 July 2018
”Hello David,Tim Maggs4 May 2021
Your team did an excellent job and the whole structure is looking great, just waiting for cooler weather to have the first fire.
final payment going through shortly.
So far we are very happy with our new wood burning stove. Very smooth and quick installation yesterday - thank you to your team!
We haven't tried making a fire yet - didn't expect yesterday to be a 30+degrees day..
WarmlyTania Katzschner3 May 2021
”Thank you, the service was excellent.Paul Sheldon
”Hi David apologies for the late reply.
Nobody has used the stove yet but I was happy with the installation. There was only one flaw, which is that the two vertical CR12 plates insulating the wooden wall, next to and behind the stove, were not cut to the same height. However, Sulaiman got round the visual problem by raising one plate to the same height as the other and spray-painting the bare area of wall below it. The bare area is low down, just above the skirting, so I do not think there is a high risk of fire.
Sulaiman, Craig and Alan did an excellent job and were a pleasure to work with.
JoeJoe Boomer18 March 2021
Apologies for the late reply. We are very happy with the fireplace and with how the installation went.
Please see a picture attached.
Regards,Rhydian14 April 2021
”I would like to thank your team for excellent service, clean work and a friendly manner. Even with our concern over the fireplace looking crooked, they dealt with my questions calmly and patiently.
We can’t wait to enjoy our Rocal Fire!Wendy Brien13 June 2018
”Your team are super and they worked so neatly and nicely. Compliments !
DANIELLA DEGENSDANIELLA DEGENS11 June 2020
”Our compliments to the installation team who worked neatly and were polite and helpful.Arie9 May 2017
”The fireplace looks amazing and it was a pleasure having your team onsite. Really makes a difference!Deanna21 February 2017
”Thank you so much for my fireplace it is awesome, the installer that came out was super friendly and professional and I am really happy with the service and product that I got from you, really, really happy thank you.Jason Bosch25 August 2015
”Andrew, from first to last interactions with yourself and your team I want to say thank you very much for your punctual, friendly and professional conduct. Your team are masters at work!Chris16 November 2015
”Your guys arrived on time, introduced themselves and set about their business. Mats were put down, no mess no fuss. Your main man is exceptionally good at what he does and runs the show.Eric20 January 2017