At Kwanto we often get the opportunity to work in different
parts of the country and this bach project on the east coast of the
Coromandel Peninsula saw us travelling down regularly to attend
meetings and help keep the project costs on track.
Kwanto was involved throughout the construction phase of the
project and this experience highlighted how effective a local
builder can be when they have a tight network of reliable, quality
focused tradespeople. Judd Builders have operated in the Whangamata
area since the late seventies and just got in and did the work,
really efficiently and to an extremely high standard.
So rumours that if the fish were biting or the surf was up we
might not see our builder for a couple of days were fictional. In
fact, these guys set themselves stretch goals to achieve tasks like
building the deck or laying the timber flooring and for them it was
more about being proud of the finished product.
From our perspective it was refreshing to work with professional
builders and their 'can do' attitude. Financially the project was
brought in less than 1% over budget (not considering client extras)
and was completed about on programme.