Being responsible for the construction of the new home for Tauranga-based New Zealand Certified Builders headquarters is a significant honour for Hawes Building Solutions Ltd. New Zealand Certified Builders brief to the designer (HG Rose) was to present a modern and aesthetically appealing building that would reflect the professional standards the association demands of its members. HBS have been proud members of the NZ Certified Builders for many years and have a strong relationship with them so being invited to tender on the project and then winning the contract for the project was a privilege.
Completed in June 2017, the project, valued at over $1,500,000 + GST, involved the initial demolition of an existing building on Marsh Street Tauranga. The intention was to reuse the slab of the existing building but once new footings had been cut, organic material was discovered which had to be removed. This resulted in the removal of the entire existing slab and further excavation to address soft ground and liquefaction concerns with a new rib-raft floor slab built.