Cohesion Interiors was founded in 2000 by Owner Justin Marsh, with now 18 years of being in the industry, we have built up a sound reputation based on great quality, innovative products and excellent customer service.
At start up stage we did any and all glass interiors work. Anything from back painted glass splash backs, frameless glass balustrading, shower glass to frameless glass partitioning and sliding glass doors.
We have done many varying size projects, from small one-off kitchen splash backs to very high end wine cellars like Delayer Graaf, where we completed all the partitioning and all the 3 storey high frameless spider fittings facade windows that look into the actual production facility and the barrel cellar.
Really world class work. We’ve also worked for loads of well-known architects in Cape Town, serving them, by pushing the boundaries in design and next level works.
In 2008, Justin was diagnosed with Lymphatic Cancer and spent seven months in treatment, working one week on, one week off. During this time he dreamed up a Franchise concept that we use today. After being given a clean bill of health in late 2008, the decision was made to prioritise, focus and create momentum for the business in the market moving forward.
2009 & 2010 we stopped doing all frameless glass works and created a clear focus for ourselves: Splashbacks and glass wall cladding. We focused on the niche, being splashbacks in coloured glass.
Added to this we bought the very first EVA laminating oven into South Africa, which allowed us to pioneer lamination of digital prints to glass, as well as manufacture double laminate glass with fabrics between them.
When you pioneer a new technology with little assistance from few that fine before you, it’s hard. And that’s what we experienced to start with, when laminating. We ran test, completed glass look great sometimes another not. We paid many school fees in the early days of laminating and it was not an easy time, but today we are winning most of the time, and our digitally printed glass just gets better.
2011 – Saw the start of our first franchise in Cape Town. Where we as head office produced all the glass and finished products, ready to install and the franchisee & theirs teams, served the clients from quoting, to measuring and then final installation.
2012 – Saw head office invest heavily into a full glass production facility so that we could control everything from cutting and polishing, to waterjet cutting and washing. The only area that was and still is out of our hands is the toughening process, which we still outsource. This included the purchase of a cutting table, glass polishing machine, waterjet cutting machine and a glass washing machine, as well as a full glass stock sheet racking system.
2012 – Also saw David Green who has been part of the Cohesion Interiors head office team since inception in 2000 to be awarded the second franchise in Cape Town. This meant that he is now the owner of his own franchise that he continues to run very successfully still today.
2013 – Our first Cape Town franchisee, Pierre passed away suddenly which left a gap in the market, and Kobus Le Roux was awarded this franchise. He continues today serving clients and loving what he does every day.
2014 – Our first Gauteng franchise was started and we are still looking for a new franchisees in Gauteng.
2016 – We continue to expand and grow every year. We continue to supply amazing splash backs, whether it be digitally printed splashbacks or back painted glass splash backs.
Something that we are very proud of, is that we have continued through thick and thin, through the good and the bad. We’ve kept our heads held up high and no matter what we always make sure that our clients are happy.
We’ve seen competitors come and go, and like in any industry, we have not focused on what the others are doing, but rather what we can do better to serve our customers and that’s why we are one of the only Splashback companies in South Africa that focus, manufacture in-house and have control of the end product, so that you our customer can be completely happy and satisfied with the end result.
Our track record speaks for itself. With 16 years experience, and hundreds of installations and 1000 of square meters of glass, we are confident that we know what we are doing.
PS, if we happen to not get something right, and it’s clearly our issue, we will never run away from the Job. It’s adjusted, touched up or replaced, so that you are happy. We stand by what we do, no matter what.
EVAkote is a product Installed and solely distributed by Cohesion Interiors. The predecessor to this coated product was ColourKote which was used in association with Glasskote SA.
EVAkote is a back painted glass solution that chemically binds paint to glass, so that it will not peel off and delaminate in anyway. Our back painted glass comes with a 10 Year Warranty and has passed all SABS testing to make sure that our products will stand the test of time.
With 16 years worth of installations we are very confident in our product.
We are not aware of any other companies in South Africa who have splashback installations dating back 16 years.
It’s pretty remarkable.
Cohesion Interiors delivers a simple but efficient service to a vast market place, offering a wide range of splashback, glass wall cladding and glass writing boards. We supply product only or do a full measuring and installation service.
And if you are not in our our area of service or somewhere else in the world, we can even manufacture glass splashbacks, crate them and get them delivered to you, ready for you to install. We have done work in a few countries like Mauritius, Nigeria and Zambia.