WHY NORTH?

Singleton Hospital

“In over 30 years involvement within the building industry, I have found North Construction & Building to now be a rare mid-level contractor, one which is offering personal quality service in a commercial building environment.”
- EJE ARCHITECTURE

We do business differently. By selecting North as your Builder of Choice, you are not only ensuring a reputable builder with the relevant skills and local trade support will deliver your project with a genuine interest in achieving the best possible outcome, but also to receiving professional and ethical approaches to all aspects of your project. Our commitment does not end upon project handover. We continue to inspect the new building to ensure the needs of the client have been met. It’s our guarantee.

By contracting with North, your project will benefit from the following services and commitments.

TRUST

We believe that relationships matter. That reputations are built over years yet lost in moments. That a ‘fair go’ means just that. That transparency is the trademark of integrity and that it’s about time the construction industry re-laid some proper foundations. Here at North, we’re all about “Building with Trust”.

STABILITY & SECURITY

With a permanent workforce of over 95 direct employees we can ensure a stable construction team on our projects from start to finish. Once our projects are completed, our full time Post Completion Manager will visit the site to ensure that the client’s needs are met once they have occupied their new building.

QUALITY AND CONSISTENCY

Underpinning the delivery of our services are quality, safety and environmental management systems that are continually updated to reflect the way we choose to operate. These systems are certified and accredited to Australian standards with our WH&S system accredited with the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner and NSW Public Works.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

North’s commitment extends beyond our clients to include our staff, the local community and the world around us. We believe in treating our staff and subcontractors fairly and decently. Integral to our success is our relationship with a core group of subcontractors and suppliers. Our employees have worked with many of our key subcontractors for many years and have strong working relationships built on respect and trust. Our subcontractors know that when they are working with North they will be treated fairly and paid on time, every time. In return we receive excellent service from our subcontractors and this loyalty is extended to pricing at tender.

PEACE OF MIND

By working in partnership with you and your design team, North will pro-actively be involved in the successful delivery of a project that meets your expectation of programme and budget. Our company culture and values promote open communication and expedient resolution of all matters.


Companies we have worked with
Aged care & health
Local Councils
Education
Charitable & Religious Organisations
Other




OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

We are pleased to introduce to you our very experienced key leaders who are committed to delivering projects that exceed expectations of quality, budget and programme. Our structure ensures that the relevant members of our senior leadership group are involved in all projects with their immediate teams providing further support.

 

  • John Melvin
    Senior Project Manager

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  • Joshua Sheather
    Senior Project Manager

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  • Darren Wilton
    Senior Project Manager

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  • Ray Millar
    Estimating Manager

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  • Nicole Redmond
    Corporate Services Manager

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  • Sarah Wouters
    Finance Manager

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Sarah Wouters
Finance Manager

Sarah has over 20 years practical experience in finance & accounting , is a registered CPA and has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. Sarah has held the position of Internal Accountant at North since 2010 and was appointed to the Senior Management Team in 2014.

Sarah is accountable for the overall performance of the finance and accounting function at North. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Sarah is actively involved in leading the company’s culture and values ensuring that there is synergy between strategy, culture, company processes and structure. She is passionate about working with project teams to ensure all stakeholders are treated in line with the vision of North. Sarah has the ability to facilitate those working in different areas to work together to achieve project outcomes.

Nicole Redmond
Corporate Services Manager

With over 20 years senior management experience with a publically listed company, Nicole has experience in Operations, Finance, Property & Development, Logistics, Marketing, Human Resources and Safety.

Nicole demonstrates strong people leadership skills combined with excellent communication and relationship building qualities. She processes sound business acumen and has a pro-active approach to decision making and problem solving. Her extensive operational management experience enables her to deliver results with a focus on individual coaching and mentoring. Nicole is also able to convey strategic advice and profitable business outcomes relevant to people and their performance.

Darren Wilton
Senior Project Manager

With 15 years in the Construction Industry, Darren started his career working for a Sydney based Construction company in both site and office based roles. He has spent 5 years of his career working in the UK, where he gained invaluable experience while working on many projects including the Palace of Westminster. Darren now uses his priceless knowledge and experience in his Senior Project Manager role at North.

Darren has a proven track record for delivering projects on time and on budget. With Darren's previous experience you can be assured he will bring his leadership, communication and management skills to all projects at all times.

Ray Millar
Estimating Manager

With over 25 years experience in the Construction Industry, including roles as Project Manager and Design Manager, Ray has experience in major Residential, Industrial, Health, Commercial, Hospitality and Educational projects.

Ray has led project teams in procurement of projects from traditional Hard Dollar Tenders to Public Private Partnership (PPP) including facilitating Value Engineering studies during the bid phase. These skills, combined with a proven track record in delivery of successful projects won at competitive tender and by negotiation will bring a balance of project procurement and delivery to all North projects.

Joshua Sheather
Senior Project Manager

With over 25 years experience in the Construction Industry, including roles as Chief Estimator and Project Manager, Josh has experience in Aged Care, Health, Industrial, Commercial, and Educational projects.

Josh demonstrates strong people leadership skills combined with excellent communication and relationship building qualities. Starting as a Carpentry and Joinery Apprentice, Josh has developed a wealth of construction knowledge which he has proven invaluable during the early stages of projects right through to the final throws of construction.

John Melvin
Senior Project Manager

John commenced in the Construction Industry in 1993, throughout this time his roles have included Site Manager, Site Foreman and Leading Hand Carpenter, while currently his role is Construction Manager at North. He has worked on projects of up to $50m value in both Australia and the UK and has experience in major Commercial, Defence, Residential, Industrial, Health, Hospitality, Heritage and Educational projects.

John has led and been involved with teams in the delivery of projects from traditional Hard Dollar Tenders to Public Private Partnership (PPP), including the delivery of value engineering through the construction phase across multiple sectors, whilst addressing the essential KPI's across, Safety, Quality and Environmental. These skills and knowledge will assist and drive the project team for a successful delivery of all North projects.

Matthew Cook
Director

Having worked at North since 2001, Matthew has held the position of Director since 2008 and is responsible for ensuring the delivery of all projects exceed expectations of quality, budget and programme with an emphasis on innovation, efficiency and strong client relationships. With extensive hands on project management experience, Matthew actively leads and mentors his project teams through excellent communication and stakeholder engagement. Commencing in the industry in 1993, Matthew's construction experience spans roles from CAD Drafting, Estimating, Contracts Administration and Project Management. Matthew has experience in commercial, industrial and institutional projects ranging in value up to $56m and procured through various means of traditional hard dollar tender to D&C and Construction Management

Tim Cornish
Managing Director

Tim has held the position of Managing Director since 1999 and is accountable for the overall performance of the company. Tim has actively lead the development of the company's culture and values ensuring that there is synergy between strategy, culture, company processes and structure. Tim has over 20 years experience in Commercial, Industrial and Institutional projects, ranging in value up to $30m and works across all facets of the business.

Tim's management experience and strong emphasis on culture will ensure a coherent, innovative and results-oriented focus across all North project teams.



ABOUT NORTH

North is the largest locally owned and operated construction company on the Central Coast.

Founded in 1987, we have become one of the most trusted builders throughout the Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Newcastle.

The company’s continued success and growth is driven by our pursuit for excellence across all aspects of business; from management of staff, to systems and processes and of course in the delivery and completion of every one of our construction projects.

North’s approach to business is clearly understood and appreciated by our previous clients who continually return to us for their future construction needs.

View our client testimonials.

 

Testament to the consistency of quality produced by North are the many Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Awards we have won each year for the past thirteen years, culminating in being awarded Commercial Builder of the Year for 2011, 2016 and 2017 at the Newcastle Master Builders Association’s Excellence in Building Awards.

Most recently we have been named 2018 Medium Employer of the Year by Training Services NSW at their 2018 NSW Training Awards.

Additionally, through our apprentice and cadet training programs, North and our staff have been recognised with a number of vocational training and education awards.

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Services/capabilities
EARLY CONTRACTOR INVOLVEMENT

This delivery method is at the very heart of relationship contracting. As the name suggests North would be engaged to work with the design team almost from the outset, providing valuable input on construction techniques, methodology, buildability and potential maintenance issues, all of which will directly affect the initial construction cost and long term maintenance of the building. As the design develops the budget is regularly tested by our experienced estimating team with current market pricing.

 

North are continually looking for potential new products that have come to market, or possible new construction methods that may have time or cost benefits. These findings are incorporated ensuring when the construction commences the best possible outcome has been achieved for the client.


 

 
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

North have delivered a wide variety of projects in this method, as it provides a great deal of flexibility for the client. Based on a predetermined scope and budget North will provide a fixed fee for preliminaries, overheads and profit. The remaining trade packages are competitively priced and discussed in an “open book” format. From this point the client can choose to either fix the entire sum and move to a lump sum style delivery or proceed down a traditional construction management path.

DESIGN & CONSTRUCT

The Design and Construct delivery method is usually chosen when a client understands the concept of their desired outcome and chooses to have the builder co-ordinate the design team, and incorporate their construction knowledge to deliver an efficient, practical solution.

This delivery allows the client to engage and novate a design team to North Construction or have North select a suitably qualified design team.

LUMP SUM CONTRACTING

North have an enviable record in this traditional style of project delivery. With the support of their core subcontractors North provide competitive lump sum pricing together with well considered project methodology and construction programmes.

COST PLANNING

North are happy to provide cost planning and budget advice for key repeat business clients. Our estimating team are able to apply current market rates to assist our clients in making informed choices, either as part of a feasibility process or in the initial phase of the design.

INNOVATION

At North we endeavour to deliver quality projects with an emphasis on innovation, efficiency and practicality. Through a combination of extensive industry knowledge and understanding the client’s needs we are able to provide value engineering to determine potential cost savings should they exist.