• Marine

    Fairbrother Geotechnical Engineering have 3 Self Erecting Work Platforms (SEWP's).

  • Piling

    We do three different types of Piling: Driven Cast-In-Situ Piling, CFA Piling & Forum Bored Piling.

  • Lateral Support

    Fairbrother Geotechnical Engineering offers a range of solutions for lateral support.

  • Slope Stabilization

    Slope stability is the potential of soil covered slopes to withstand and undergo movement.

  • Rock Anchors

    A rock bolt is a long anchor bolt, for stabilizing rock excavations, which may be used in tunnels or rock cuts.


a bit about us
In 1964 James Fairbrother, a mechanical engineer by profession; started a part-time waterwell business in Cape Town. Using the concept of a fork lift, he built a drilling rig to install waterwells for residential dwellings and farmers.

In 1974 the company expanded its services into the geotechnical market by offering geotechnical drilling investigation services in addition to its waterwell business.


what we do

Driven Cast-In-Situ Piling

CFA Piling

Forum Bored Piling

Lateral Support

Drilling Investigations

Nearshore & Harbour Drilling



work we've done

Cape Town Container Terminal - Rock Anchors

Saldanha - Marine Geotechnical Investigation

Worcester Tunnel - Anchors

Langeni - Soil Nails

Durban Harbour - Marine Geotechnical Investigation


see what we up to
A typical geotechnical engineering project begins with a review of project needs to define the required material properties. Then follows a site investigation of soil, rock, fault distribution and bedrock properties on and below an area of interest to determine their engineering properties including how they will interact with, on or in a proposed construction.

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Contact info

For all general enquiries regarding Fairbrother Geotechnical Engineering please use the following contact details below or alternatively use the contact form provided:

Physical and Postal Address:

Fairbrother Geotechnical Engineering
4 Estmil Close,
Diep River,
Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 715 5470
Fax: +27 21 715 6369

General enquiries

Paul Fairbrother - paul@fairbrother.co.za

Tender and Technical enquiries

Adrian Meerburg adrian@fairbrother.co.za
Eyal Hermelin - eyal@fairbrother.co.za
Lucas Troskie - lucas@fairbrother.co.za