Milking shed or new home, this building firm has it covered
With years of expert residential building and renovation experience, milking parlour and farm building specialist Quintin Oakes Builders can deliver the whole package for farm building requirements.
Quintin Oakes Builders is a family owned and operated business which has provided Taranaki with dairy parlour, farm building, and residential building services with professionalism and high quality workmanship since 2001.
“We like to keep things balanced on the home front,” Quintin says. “So if you need any renovations done to your residence or a whole new house when you have your new milking parlour built, we can do that for you too.”
Quintin Oakes Builders’ years of experience in the building industry allows the company to offer the full range of professional building services. Quintin has recently completed the build of a $1.5 million new home on an acre cliff top section at Oakura, south of New Plymouth.
The project also included the construction of additional outbuildings, a wood shed, a pool shed, and pergola. Designed by Trudie Hudson Architecture, the project has been a collaborative effort between the architectural and building teams.
Quintin Oakes Builders were involved early in the project and their experience in materials and methodology during the detailed design stage allowed for the client to make some cost-saving decisions without compromising the overall design.
The house has a 2m wide, 4.5m high central passageway running from the front door through the entire length of the building, with a picture frame window above the front door and full height glazing at the opposite end.
This provides views both up to the mountains and out to sea.Outside, a 260sqm kwila deck encases the home and adds outdoor living space to the 360sqm, single level home.
The house is fully clad with cedar shiplap. “We spent the better part of three months cladding the outside. But it’s given the house a wow factor”, Quintin says.
“Trudie has done an amazing job. This is something for us to remember, take plenty of photos, and put it on our website.” Meanwhile, Quintin Oakes Builders has also been flexing its rural building muscles with the build of a new 50 bail rotary Chapman dairy parlour for Janine and John Moore.
Quintin Oakes Builders’ experience in dairy based construction means the company knows how to design and construct dairy parlours which will streamline dairy procedures, optimise production, and add value to bottom lines.
The Moores have battled away in a 32 a side herringbone shed for many years, and now it’s time for them to take a step back, they’ve made the wise decision to invest in a state-of-the-art dairy parlour, taking it to the higher end with a service duct and painted kitchen floors, to ensure they could attract the right calibre of staff.
Quintin Oakes Builders had built a dairy parlour for the couple’s daughter two seasons ago, so they knew who to go to for a high quality result. They took Quintin to the paddock where they intended to build their new shed.
“I said ‘this is a hill’ and they said ‘yes but there is a swamp on this side and a swamp on that side. We had a digger and truck and trailers in there for a month cutting the side of the hill to give us a flat surface to build on.”
Quintin says he couldn’t do what he does without the support of his wife Tracey, a health and safety adviser. Whether it’s discussing any problems he’s had during the day or simply relaxing together at the end of a long hard day on the building site, “I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for Tracey.”
With core values that aim to provide quality and professional residential construction services, and dairy based construction services that contribute to the growth of dairy production in New Zealand, the team at Quintin Oakes Builders are the ones to talk to when it comes to building that new milking parlour – and that new home.
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