New sport facility comes together well

New sport facility comes together well
The Sport House facility is located at Springvale Park and is home to the Sport Whanganui team.

Since establishing in 2008, Wanganui construction company Shane Stone Builders has grown exponentially and today comprises a team of 36 builders, project managers and admin staff.
Office Manager Tee-Jay Horrell says she thoroughly enjoys working for the company because everyone in the team is passionate about building and they all strive to always work to the highest of standards.
“Our coverage area includes the Wanganui, Raetihi, Patea and Bulls areas, however if there is a significant weather event we can put together teams to assist in make safes outside our coverage area.”
Along with offering a complete building service, the company also has an in-house staff member dedicated to assisting clients with interior design and selection of fixtures and fittings.
Currently Shane Stone Builders is working on converting and building a new facility for Sport Whanganui.
‘Sport House’ is located at Springvale Park and will, when completed, be home to the Sport Whanganui team, as well as providing much needed space for community groups to access.
Tee-Jay describes the project as an exciting and important one for the community.
“It’s going to be an excellent facility when completed and the build has gone extremely well.”
The company’s facebook page displays a time-lapse video of the early stages of the build.
Two existing prefabs in a T shape were reconfigured by uplifting one of them so that they were parallel to each other.
On one end of the prefabs a new 499sqm addition was added.
This addition will be known as Sport House.
New sport facility comes together well
The two prefabs behind the new facility are spaces that community groups can access.
In total, with the prefabs included the buildings will cover a footprint of 734sqm.
“It will become a one-stop shop nestled between Jubilee and Springvale stadiums.
“There is already an amazing bike park for children nearby which is well supported by the community.”
Work began on site in September last year and handover was on time on the 15th March.
The two existing prefabs are also receiving a total internal refit and as the main contractor the Shane Stone Builders team are liaising with a large number of sub-contractors for this build.
Once completed Tee-Jay says the facility will provide an absolutely stunning place for the hardworking Sport Whanganui team to work from.
When asked what she feels has most contributed to the success of the company Tee-Jay is clear.
“A commitment to quality from everyone. We pride ourselves on strong communication and service and have some pretty good systems to back this up.”
Undertaking a large amount of insurance work also helps to reinforce the robustness of the systems Shane Stone Builders apply to projects.
Whenever a major weather event occurs and the company gets involved in rebuilding and reinstating property there is always a debrief at the end of the process and this provides an opportunity to discuss what went well and also to identify where processes could be tweaked.
In September last year the company also moved to much larger premises at 33 Wilson Street.
And for Tee-Jay, who says she enjoys every moment as part of the team, one of the great things about working in the company is the people she gets to meet.
“We have some amazing customers.
When the floods happened in Wanganui in 2015 I wanted to go and see for myself some of the affected properties so I could fully understand the impact this devastation had on our clients.
Several of those who were affected still pop in to visit us from time to time.”
Shane Stone Builders undertakes a wide range of construction projects from new homes, shop fittings, light commercial, alterations and additions and are insurance approved repairers.
“We’re here to help in any way we can with your building needs.”
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