About the inventor of MATEY MEASURE®, Steve Capon

As a builder with over 30 years experience, Steve Capon often found himself with problems to solve, and being a perfectionist, he wanted to be as precise as possible to ensure a professional finish.

Measurements on internal cavities could take time to do properly. As the saying goes, “measure twice, cut once”, Steve was well aware that getting a measurement wrong could mean ill fitting, or at worst would have to start again.

When Steve realised that if a ‘tab’ could extend beyond the curve of the underside of the tape measure, and temporarily fixed in place, then an accurate reading could be made each and every time.

And this is where MATEY MEASURE® was born!

Here’s what some of our customers are saying about MATEY MEASURE®

I wanted to tell you that I am pleased with my purchase and I will recommend it to people I know. What a clever idea every toolbox should have one!


Excellent little tool! The days of guess work are over!


Thank you and good luck with selling a great idea.

Liz R

It solves a problem I've often had, so thanks very much for the invention and service. Thanks again, and please consider this to be five star feedback.

Mark P

I would just like to say that the Matey Measure turned up very quickly and I am more than pleased with it. Wishing you every success.

Diane K

Just to let you know, I received my Matey Measure this morning in the post. Thanks very much and I look forward to using it.

Graham B

I am just writing to say thank you so much for your wonderful invention. I saw you on the customer is always right and knew I had to buy one for my son who is a builder. I just want to wish you all the luck in the world.

Michelle S

My matey has arrived and very pleased I am! Good luck, simple idea, great product, I love it and I have been a joiner for 34 years! All the best.

Phil H

This is a very good product for diy enthusiasts, I watched the programme being aired on tv with my husband who said that’s a good product. We’ve lent it to our son who is busy with diy and he’s making good use of it.

Brenda M