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Ridge-line home showcases skills

Ridge-line home showcases skills
The 180sqm three level home at Ridge Road in Paremoremo was a tight squeeze and a logistical challenge for Auckland builder Tom Cain, of Cain Built.

It may be easy to grow a building company in a booming market but Tim Cain, director of Cain Built, is focused on establishing his expanding company properly with firm systems in place to support the growth.

Since he started Auckland based Cain Built nearly three years ago, it has grown steadily.

“Our mission is to deliver a reliable service, provide high standards of quality workmanship, and exceed customer expectations,” he says.

Tim, a Licensed Building Practitioner and member of New Zealand Certified Builders, brings over a decade of building experience to his company

He employs two full time s taff and a part time office administrator.

Tim says that Cain Built sets itself apart in the market by ensuring good communication with clients every step of the way through the building process.

It’s a personal service with customers dealing with Tim direct.

This is reflected in the fact the company offers a dedicated portal on its website to each client where clients can log in and check the progress of their build, view photos and communicate with Cain Built via private messaging.

This good communication is backed up by ensuring high quality workmanship with Tim personally overseeing each project.

The company also typically focuses on one project at a time for this reason.

Cain Built undertakes new home builds – from the client’s own plans or Cain Built can put people in touch with the right architect. Cain Built also offers the New Zealand Certified Builders range of Certified Plans.

The plans cover a range of builds including coastal, urban and rural living.

The company also undertake home renovation projects.

A good example of the type of high quality builds Cain Built achieves can be seen in a recently completed project at Ridge Road in Paremoremo.

Tim says the project was challenging due to a tight site set on a ridge line and in bush.

This meant there was only access to one side of the house.

A lot of the build had to be done off scaffolding which saw the team lift items, such as a six metre stacking slider up two storeys to get it to the other side of the house.

Likewise 17m long roofing iron sheets were lifted by hand with eight workers passing the materials up through layers of scaffolding.

“When we first walked onto the site it didn’t look like a house would fit on there. It looked more like just enough space to park two cars,” says Tim.

“But now there’s a 180 square metre three level home here with four bedrooms and three bathrooms plus a large kwila deck.

“One of the comments we get is that if we can build this house we can build anything. It really reflects they type of work we can achieve.”

Ridge-line home showcases skills

Demonstrating the company’s versatility, Tim and his team are presently working on the renovation of a historic bungalow at Hobsonville Point and have just finished a two story extension to a home in Albany.

Tim says his aim is to keep growing Cain Built steadily while trying to make a difference on a wider level where he can.

The company is a corporate sponsor of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

“We want to operate as a socially aware business while continuing to build good houses. Our aim is to achieve our clients’ dreams when they build with us.”

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