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Building upon a solid foundation

Building upon a solid foundation

Communication and local knowledge are key to a successful construction outcome.

Words by Justin Foote

As anyone in the construction industry will tell you, building and maintaining solid relationships with suppliers and clients is integral to cultivating a sustainable business. The industry relies upon the continued healthy operation of each facet of the supply chain as well as being able to draw upon the expertise and knowledge of said supply chain.

“Being able to rely upon your downstream suppliers, as well as being a reliable partner to your upstream clients in turn, is the bedrock of our industry, says Callum Harrison, director of Harrison Bloy.

“I am proud to say that we have some of the most experienced branch managers and commercial project managers in the plumbing industry and this experience allows us to confidently work on some of the most impactful commercial projects in recent years in Christchurch, Invercargill, Timaru and Queenstown.”

One recent project that Callum has been personally involved in is Te Pae the Christchurch Convention Centre, a $475m new-build project and the first significant convention centre facility for the city.

Te Pae the Christchurch Convention Centre—an architectural and social landmark—is just one of the major commercial projects Harrison Bloy has been involved in across the South Island. The company is looking to expand nationally in the very near future.

Harrison Bloy: your commercial plumbing partner

“Harrison Bloy supplied all of the potable water and wastewater pipe work, sanitaryware and hot water plant—basically anything that has water or waste running through it—as well as the HVAC systems for the project,” says Callum.

“We worked with a number of subbies involved in the project, coming on board at the specification stage through to quoting and supply, to ensure that they could offer their clients the best possible pricing. This involved us working closely with our own supply chain, both locally and internationally, to make this possible.

“Large-scale projects, such as the convention centre, require a long-term commitment from everyone involved, that’s why it’s important to have that solid foundation. For us, we were involved pretty much from the specifiction phase and then for the next four years. That wouldn’t be possible without there being a high level of trust between all parties.

“At Harrison Bloy, communication is the most important aspect of our ethos—with our clients, our collaborators and our supply chain. Having the people with the product knowledge to know that the specified product is not always the best for the project, coupled with the experience to provide the customer with more suitable alternatives where required, is one of the most valuable benefits we can offer.”

While we may not all be able to have a bathroom with that outlook, we can all add a touch of luxury with a statement bathtub from Harrison Bloy.

Harrison Bloy: your residential plumbing partner

Callum says each of the company’s four branches offers a slightly different area of expertise but the overall focus is on providing a high level of knowledge and quality of service.

“As a company group, we’re always striving to be moving in the same direction. To match the expectation of what people perceive Harrison Bloy to be, whether that’s in the commercial or high-end residential market.”

For Eric Standfield, business development manager for Harrison Bloy Queenstown, much of what they do falls into the high-end residential category and yet the process doesn’t differ greatly from the commercial sector projects carried out by the main centre branches.

“We’ve recently been involved with a project within the Closeburn Station development; a project we worked on with Queenstown Plumbing and Gas, who brought us in at the tender stage, to quote the schedule provided by the architects. We supplied all the front-of-wall product, tapware and baths used throughout the home.

“Our clients know that we have the experience and know-how to assist them in quoting any project. When starting at the tender stage, we can work with the sub-contractor to ensure that the correct items are quoted and work on securing the best possible pricing. It reduces the chance for costly overruns for the client when we're involved on the ground floor.”

Eric says that the reality of being somewhat isolated in Queenstown from a main centre means that proper forward planning is critical to a successful outcome.

“Down here, just because we are that little bit more removed, forward planning has to begin at the design phase—developing a plan that ensures the client is comfortable with making decisions and managing their expectations from the outset; forewarned is forearmed. Waiting too far along the process can have knock-on effects that add greatly to both cost and time.”

Harrison Bloy is your one-stop-shop for all your bathroom fixtures and fittings—from the smallest accessory through to 'wow-factor' vanities and bathroomware.

Harrison Bloy: a commitment to quality

“An educated buyer is definitely a happy buyer and educating and informing our clients is fundamental to how we operate,” says Callum. “We take it upon ourselves to ensure that our people are continually upskilling and keeping abreast of any new developments impacting the sector.

“Each of our branches is also a showroom and while we’re a wholesaler we welcome anyone to make an appointment or to come in off the street and talk to one of our 78 knowledgeable staff. We work with architects and designers or subbies and developers to ensure they come up with the right solution for the job—whatever it is.

“Knowing we’ve been involved in key commercial projects—such as Te Pae—that deeply impact the community is a great feeling. We have a good formula that is working for us and the focus is to keep growing, both in size and in knowledge. We will be expanding the operation soon into the North Island, which will add a whole new dimension to the company.

Learn more about what Harrison Bloy can bring to your next project.

Harrison/Bloy

Harrison/Bloy is a privately owned New Zealand business with branches in Christchurch, Timaru and Queenstown.  We source and supply bathroom, drainage, mechanical...

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Building upon a solid foundation

Building upon a solid foundation

Communication and local knowledge are key to a successful construction outcome.

Words by Justin Foote

As anyone in the construction industry will tell you, building and maintaining solid relationships with suppliers and clients is integral to cultivating a sustainable business. The industry relies upon the continued healthy operation of each facet of the supply chain as well as being able to draw upon the expertise and knowledge of said supply chain.

“Being able to rely upon your downstream suppliers, as well as being a reliable partner to your upstream clients in turn, is the bedrock of our industry, says Callum Harrison, director of Harrison Bloy.

“I am proud to say that we have some of the most experienced branch managers and commercial project managers in the plumbing industry and this experience allows us to confidently work on some of the most impactful commercial projects in recent years in Christchurch, Invercargill, Timaru and Queenstown.”

One recent project that Callum has been personally involved in is Te Pae the Christchurch Convention Centre, a $475m new-build project and the first significant convention centre facility for the city.

Te Pae the Christchurch Convention Centre—an architectural and social landmark—is just one of the major commercial projects Harrison Bloy has been involved in across the South Island. The company is looking to expand nationally in the very near future.

Harrison Bloy: your commercial plumbing partner

“Harrison Bloy supplied all of the potable water and wastewater pipe work, sanitaryware and hot water plant—basically anything that has water or waste running through it—as well as the HVAC systems for the project,” says Callum.

“We worked with a number of subbies involved in the project, coming on board at the specification stage through to quoting and supply, to ensure that they could offer their clients the best possible pricing. This involved us working closely with our own supply chain, both locally and internationally, to make this possible.

“Large-scale projects, such as the convention centre, require a long-term commitment from everyone involved, that’s why it’s important to have that solid foundation. For us, we were involved pretty much from the specifiction phase and then for the next four years. That wouldn’t be possible without there being a high level of trust between all parties.

“At Harrison Bloy, communication is the most important aspect of our ethos—with our clients, our collaborators and our supply chain. Having the people with the product knowledge to know that the specified product is not always the best for the project, coupled with the experience to provide the customer with more suitable alternatives where required, is one of the most valuable benefits we can offer.”

While we may not all be able to have a bathroom with that outlook, we can all add a touch of luxury with a statement bathtub from Harrison Bloy.

Harrison Bloy: your residential plumbing partner

Callum says each of the company’s four branches offers a slightly different area of expertise but the overall focus is on providing a high level of knowledge and quality of service.

“As a company group, we’re always striving to be moving in the same direction. To match the expectation of what people perceive Harrison Bloy to be, whether that’s in the commercial or high-end residential market.”

For Eric Standfield, business development manager for Harrison Bloy Queenstown, much of what they do falls into the high-end residential category and yet the process doesn’t differ greatly from the commercial sector projects carried out by the main centre branches.

“We’ve recently been involved with a project within the Closeburn Station development; a project we worked on with Queenstown Plumbing and Gas, who brought us in at the tender stage, to quote the schedule provided by the architects. We supplied all the front-of-wall product, tapware and baths used throughout the home.

“Our clients know that we have the experience and know-how to assist them in quoting any project. When starting at the tender stage, we can work with the sub-contractor to ensure that the correct items are quoted and work on securing the best possible pricing. It reduces the chance for costly overruns for the client when we're involved on the ground floor.”

Eric says that the reality of being somewhat isolated in Queenstown from a main centre means that proper forward planning is critical to a successful outcome.

“Down here, just because we are that little bit more removed, forward planning has to begin at the design phase—developing a plan that ensures the client is comfortable with making decisions and managing their expectations from the outset; forewarned is forearmed. Waiting too far along the process can have knock-on effects that add greatly to both cost and time.”

Harrison Bloy is your one-stop-shop for all your bathroom fixtures and fittings—from the smallest accessory through to 'wow-factor' vanities and bathroomware.

Harrison Bloy: a commitment to quality

“An educated buyer is definitely a happy buyer and educating and informing our clients is fundamental to how we operate,” says Callum. “We take it upon ourselves to ensure that our people are continually upskilling and keeping abreast of any new developments impacting the sector.

“Each of our branches is also a showroom and while we’re a wholesaler we welcome anyone to make an appointment or to come in off the street and talk to one of our 78 knowledgeable staff. We work with architects and designers or subbies and developers to ensure they come up with the right solution for the job—whatever it is.

“Knowing we’ve been involved in key commercial projects—such as Te Pae—that deeply impact the community is a great feeling. We have a good formula that is working for us and the focus is to keep growing, both in size and in knowledge. We will be expanding the operation soon into the North Island, which will add a whole new dimension to the company.

Learn more about what Harrison Bloy can bring to your next project.

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Harrison/Bloy

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Building upon a solid foundation

Building upon a solid foundation

Communication and local knowledge are key to a successful construction outcome.

Words by Justin Foote

As anyone in the construction industry will tell you, building and maintaining solid relationships with suppliers and clients is integral to cultivating a sustainable business. The industry relies upon the continued healthy operation of each facet of the supply chain as well as being able to draw upon the expertise and knowledge of said supply chain.

“Being able to rely upon your downstream suppliers, as well as being a reliable partner to your upstream clients in turn, is the bedrock of our industry, says Callum Harrison, director of Harrison Bloy.

“I am proud to say that we have some of the most experienced branch managers and commercial project managers in the plumbing industry and this experience allows us to confidently work on some of the most impactful commercial projects in recent years in Christchurch, Invercargill, Timaru and Queenstown.”

One recent project that Callum has been personally involved in is Te Pae the Christchurch Convention Centre, a $475m new-build project and the first significant convention centre facility for the city.

Te Pae the Christchurch Convention Centre—an architectural and social landmark—is just one of the major commercial projects Harrison Bloy has been involved in across the South Island. The company is looking to expand nationally in the very near future.

Harrison Bloy: your commercial plumbing partner

“Harrison Bloy supplied all of the potable water and wastewater pipe work, sanitaryware and hot water plant—basically anything that has water or waste running through it—as well as the HVAC systems for the project,” says Callum.

“We worked with a number of subbies involved in the project, coming on board at the specification stage through to quoting and supply, to ensure that they could offer their clients the best possible pricing. This involved us working closely with our own supply chain, both locally and internationally, to make this possible.

“Large-scale projects, such as the convention centre, require a long-term commitment from everyone involved, that’s why it’s important to have that solid foundation. For us, we were involved pretty much from the specifiction phase and then for the next four years. That wouldn’t be possible without there being a high level of trust between all parties.

“At Harrison Bloy, communication is the most important aspect of our ethos—with our clients, our collaborators and our supply chain. Having the people with the product knowledge to know that the specified product is not always the best for the project, coupled with the experience to provide the customer with more suitable alternatives where required, is one of the most valuable benefits we can offer.”

While we may not all be able to have a bathroom with that outlook, we can all add a touch of luxury with a statement bathtub from Harrison Bloy.

Harrison Bloy: your residential plumbing partner

Callum says each of the company’s four branches offers a slightly different area of expertise but the overall focus is on providing a high level of knowledge and quality of service.

“As a company group, we’re always striving to be moving in the same direction. To match the expectation of what people perceive Harrison Bloy to be, whether that’s in the commercial or high-end residential market.”

For Eric Standfield, business development manager for Harrison Bloy Queenstown, much of what they do falls into the high-end residential category and yet the process doesn’t differ greatly from the commercial sector projects carried out by the main centre branches.

“We’ve recently been involved with a project within the Closeburn Station development; a project we worked on with Queenstown Plumbing and Gas, who brought us in at the tender stage, to quote the schedule provided by the architects. We supplied all the front-of-wall product, tapware and baths used throughout the home.

“Our clients know that we have the experience and know-how to assist them in quoting any project. When starting at the tender stage, we can work with the sub-contractor to ensure that the correct items are quoted and work on securing the best possible pricing. It reduces the chance for costly overruns for the client when we're involved on the ground floor.”

Eric says that the reality of being somewhat isolated in Queenstown from a main centre means that proper forward planning is critical to a successful outcome.

“Down here, just because we are that little bit more removed, forward planning has to begin at the design phase—developing a plan that ensures the client is comfortable with making decisions and managing their expectations from the outset; forewarned is forearmed. Waiting too far along the process can have knock-on effects that add greatly to both cost and time.”

Harrison Bloy is your one-stop-shop for all your bathroom fixtures and fittings—from the smallest accessory through to 'wow-factor' vanities and bathroomware.

Harrison Bloy: a commitment to quality

“An educated buyer is definitely a happy buyer and educating and informing our clients is fundamental to how we operate,” says Callum. “We take it upon ourselves to ensure that our people are continually upskilling and keeping abreast of any new developments impacting the sector.

“Each of our branches is also a showroom and while we’re a wholesaler we welcome anyone to make an appointment or to come in off the street and talk to one of our 78 knowledgeable staff. We work with architects and designers or subbies and developers to ensure they come up with the right solution for the job—whatever it is.

“Knowing we’ve been involved in key commercial projects—such as Te Pae—that deeply impact the community is a great feeling. We have a good formula that is working for us and the focus is to keep growing, both in size and in knowledge. We will be expanding the operation soon into the North Island, which will add a whole new dimension to the company.

Learn more about what Harrison Bloy can bring to your next project.

Get in touch with
Harrison/Bloy

Request pricing/info
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