“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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 National Medium Employer of the Year at the 2018 Australian 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.