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Contract Value: $200,000

Contract: Structural fit-out carpentry package

Client: Dominion Constructors

Completion Date: Scheduled for early 2020  

The International is a landmark piece of architecture that started life as one of the city’s grandest hotels: The Grand was three stories of elegance and style that hosted the wealthy and famous until the 1960s. In the 1980s, consent was granted to build a 15-storey concrete office tower behind it, a building currently rated at 310 per cent of new building seismic standard. Now, in a radical move, the building will be wrapped in a striking exoskeleton, which cantilevers off the building in a lattice of white steel and alloy, creating expansive conservatories for every apartment. The façade has been meticulously restored, and the lobby refurbished with natural stone and beautiful fixtures, as befitting its history as one of the city’s grandest spaces.

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Pearse Construction is a 100% New Zealand owned, family company. Founder and CEO of Pearse Construction, Tyson Pearse is an NZIOB member, qualified carpenter and experienced project manager who is focused on progressive construction services and quality outcomes.

With 15 years’ experience in the Industry Tyson’s extensive knowledge of New Zealand building has earnt him the fortunate position of taking part in many of Auckland’s most iconic builds. His eye for detail, quality craftsmanship and strong work ethic continue to drive his team of knowledgeable carpenters to strive for excellence.

Future of Construction

At Pearse Construction upskilling and training our staff is in our core values because it ensures that we are doing everything possible to deliver excellence in our work. While we have our own in-house training and are constantly testing our staff members, we are proud to work alongside companies such as Site safe, PassRite and St John.

We work closely with BCITO (The Building and Construction Industry Training Organization) in order to take on new apprentices and train our own through their organization. BCITO sets the industry standard for top-notch apprentices and they are currently working in conjunction with the government to help fund the apprenticeship process. Which we are delighted to be helping with via placement, the future of New Zealand building lies within the training and molding of these apprentices.

Master Builders Guarantee

We are also proud Registered Master Builders. As a client making sure you use a registered Master Builders company is imperative. Master Builders Association checks all companies registered for the following items:

  • Building experience
  • Trade and professional qualifications  
  • Practical management experience
  • Workmanship – previous clients have been contacted to ensure their work is of a high standard and has satisfied their expectations
  • Financial responsibility – written references have been provided by their bank, accountant and building material suppliers.

It is because Master Builder thoroughly checks their members that they are able to offer a 10-year guarantee on any job that their members provide. Please check out the Master Builder website for more information.