Northern Territory building developers call for better standards amid high-rise concerns
ABC News Article, 14 February 2020.
Sunbuild celebrates its 25th anniversary
Territory Q Article, Issue 26 January – March 2020.
Throughout the construction period, Sunbuild’s staff and subcontractors were very professional and courteous at all times and the ongoing warranty and defect support has been fantastic, maintaining an ongoing interest in their workmanship and my satisfaction. Overall the build process couldn’t have gone better and the end product exceeded my expectations. I would not hesitate in recommending Sunbuild and will utilise them for construction projects in the future.
Parap Pool Redevelopment
The new Parap Pool, serves as Darwin’s first and only FINA compliant pool. The project was understandably one of great significance on the Council’s project landscape. From the outset of the project, Sunbuild were clearly dedicated to the provision of a superior facility to the swimming and wider community of Darwin. Sunbuild were always forthcoming with feedback on design elements and suggestions for an improved outcome. The experience of the Sunbuild team was evident throughout the build; their input was always valuable. In several instances the project reached solutions which otherwise would have been overlooked without Sunbuild’s involvement. I value the opportunity to have worked with the Sunbuild team and City of Darwin certainly would not hesitate to work with them in the future.
Gaymark Investments Pty Ltd is a Darwin based property investment company which has been in business for over 40 years. Gaymark develops its own property portfolio and is a long term holder of its own properties. Quality of design and quality of build are fundamental inputs in our investment philosophy. Sunbuild has tendered for and won most of our construction projects in the NT in the last decade. We continue to enjoy a harmonious relationship, as they complete all our projects on time, with no outstanding disputes. The team also honour their building warranty obligations. The following projects have been successfully built by Sunbuild (approximate contract values (excluding GST) provided): $1.0M – 7 Fannie Bay Place $2.2M – 90 Ross Smith Avenue $2.0M – The Herbarium Palmerston $3.0M – 60 Smith Street Darwin $6.0M – 6 O’Sullivan Circuit, East Arm $3.3M – Palmerston Central (Stage 1) $9.5M – Winnellie Central $0.4M – 10 Knight Street Residence
When it came time to building our new home, we did our research and decided Sunbuild was the building firm we wanted to use. A successful track record and the promise of a dedicated foreman onsite, gave us the confidence to move forward. Our home was different to the ‘normal’ house design, so we worked very closely with Sunbuild’s qualified staff to choose the right finishes and fixtures. Sunbuild provided us with a decorating service, which was invaluable in helping my wife and I make confusing decisions. Importantly, our home was completed on time and on budget under the experienced eye of Rob Thompson Sunbuild’s Site Foreman and Project Manager. We are very happy with the end result and our home was exactly as we dreamed 15 years ago. Another highlight of using Sunbuild is their excellent ‘after completion’ service. Sunbuild always listened and cared when we contacted them, fixing any issues that arose. We would highly recommend Sunbuild to prospective homebuilders and would certainly use them again.
Sunbuild recently constructed a 20-unit student accommodation block for the Charles Darwin University (CDU) at our Casuarina Campus. The team were required to work adjacent to existing accommodation, ensuring minimal disturbances to the surrounding residential buildings. Project Manager, Rob Thompson and his crew were obliging in all management requests. The good quality workmanship and Sunbuild’s pro-active nature ensured there were solutions to any issues that arose. The project was delivered on time and within budget. We’d be happy to use Sunbuild again on further projects.
Sunbuild have successfully completed multiple projects for our development company. The team’s consistent high-grade performance has cemented them as our major construction partner for future works in the Northern Territory. Directors, Neil Sunners and Jim Eadie, have exceptional knowledge of all building techniques and sub trade detail. Sunbuild’s unique position in the market is their ability to construct large-scale projects with their Directors personally involved in all facets of the construction, creating substantial value across all phases of the development. The Sunbuild senior management team contribute to the design phase, leading to improved finishes and cost reductions. As large-scale projects operate over extended time frames and construction issues will always arise, Sunbuild’s culture of finding equitable solutions to problems, establishes them as a trusted partner of our company. Sunbuild operates its own construction plant and equipment (cranes, man material hoists and form works etc), offering client’s greater flexibility, improved productivity and substantially reduction in project costs. Our group unequivocally recommends Sunbuild Pty Ltd for large or medium scale construction works.