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Enderly set to provide affordable housing options

Kim Stewart Oct 10
Enderly set to provide affordable housing options
Gibson Construction services cover the gamut of building requirements including commercial, residential and rural.

Gibson Construction is proud to be involved in the Enderley housing project in Hamilton. Being undertaken by Nga Rau Tatangi Maori Housing Foundation the first stage of the development will take place on Mardon Road through to Shakespeare Avenue and then Elliot Street and will include 25 dwellings.

Stage Two will include 23 homes and the last stage on Tennyson Road will be 14 homes.

Gibson Construction director, Blair Atkinson, says the project is a significant development for the community and aims to provide affordable housing with a mix of rent, rent-to-buy and buy options, from two bedroom units up to four bedroom houses.

Designed by Chow Hill, Blair says that Gibson Construction had input into the design stage after they came on board, aiming to discover savings for the client where possible.

Gibson Construction has already completed several of the homes which are made from steel frames with linea weatherboard and brick cladding.

“It’s very rewarding to be involved in a social development such as this,” says Blair who says the project is progressing smoothly.

Based in Te Awamutu with an office in Taupo, Pat Gibson started the company in 1998. Blair and business partner Brent Bird completed their apprenticeships with the company, became equity partners in 2006 and 2008 and in 2013 took over the business.

Since that time the company has grown rapidly and can complete work anywhere in New Zealand.

Although historically strong in the rural market Gibson Construction has now expanded significantly into the residential and commercial sectors.

Enderly set to provide affordable housing options

Gibson Construction services cover the gamut of building requirements by the rural, residential and commercial sectors including new homes and renovations, commercial buildings, cow sheds, feed pads, silage bunkers, effluent solutions and implement sheds. Adding the latest products and services is also key.

Gibson Construction Taupo has recently become the local agent for X Span New Zealand, a 100% New Zealand family owned and operated company that specialises in a range of steel kit-set sheds designed with an innovative shed creator.

Indicating the company’s huge growth, Gibson Construction was the winner of the Central North Island Deloitte Fast 50, Fastest Growing Services Business in 2015 and was proud to receive the overall placing of 30th in New Zealand.

Due to growth the company moved into a new office in Te Awamutu last November that is twice the size.

Blair says that this has resulted in greater efficiencies in the business and is more comfortable for the staff. “The building industry is obviously busy but we have also focused on growth.

We look after our staff and clients well and combined this with a solid work ethic that gets the job done with the minimum hassle,” says Blair.

Gibson Construction also strongly supports the communities in which it works, especially with regards to sponsoring local school and sport activities.”

Blair says the aim is to continue the company’s upward growth projector, employing a solid team and making the company the go-to for residential, commercial and rural building in the region.


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