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How can you find a trustworthy builder for your next project?

Finding a trustworthy builder is essential for any construction project, and it's important to do your research and choose a company with a proven track record of delivering quality work on time and within budget. One such company is Skope Constructions, founded by John Carolan.

"Well, I think one of the top priorities on most projects is saving money for my clients," said John.

"More recently, we had a project in Canton Beach, Central Coast, NSW which was an affordable housing project for Pacific Link Housing.

"During the planning phase, we were able to obtain and plan for over a hundred thousand dollars worth of savings on that project."

Wal Edgell, the Chairman of Pacific Link Housing, commented on the savings John and his team found on this project.

"The hundred thousand dollars you talk about savings, that's the equivalent of half a unit in that development," said Wall.
 
"And because we're a registered charity, I have to say money is always the bane of our existence or the lack of money so getting a competitive tender and also having a builder who's prepared to sit alongside us and work to minimize costs for anything that we might come across is a great benefit Skope brought to the table."

Calvary Aged Care has also benefited from cost savings thanks to Skope Constructions.

David Arguelles, the project manager, said, "We're always looking to put a bit of money back into contingency if you can.

"So a couple of areas where Skope saved us are, was one in terms of the mechanical ventilation system at Hebburn Lodge.

"Working on the air conditioning system they managed to provide a fifty-thousand dollar saving and the reason for that was the mechanical engineer designed a system that included the replacement of all the duct work within the ceiling spaces.
 
"So this was going to be both a very costly exercise to do and also the time implications associated with it because you needed to pull the ceiling down pull the duct work out redo the duct work and redo the ceilings.
 
"So there's a saving in the order of approximately fifty thousand dollars in just doing that and not only obviously the cost side of things the time side of things as well."

Saving time on your building project is crucial, and John Carolan shared an example of a time-sensitive project that Skope Constructions had to deliver on schedule for IDEXX Laboratories.

"The project we completed that was time sensitive was for IDEXX Laboratories," said John.

"They had only a six-week period where they had to have their fitout completed on time.
 
"They had to move from one building to a new building, and they had something like 200 staff to move. All in all it was a 24-hour operation to make the move.

"The project we completed that was time sensitive was for IDEXX Laboratories," said John.

"They had only a six-week period where they had to have their fitout completed on time.

"They had to move from one building to a new building, and they had something like 200 staff to move. All in all it was a 24-hour operation to make the move.

"IDEXX is a Veterinary pathology provider, and it runs around the clock. That was a time-sensitive project.
"We had to have it done in the six weeks to prevent damage to the company's brand and reputation,"

Tim White, the former managing director of IDEXX Laboratories, said,

"It was a collaborative decision across the business to go with Skope Construction, and it was unanimous, and we were pleased that we chose them in the end.

"Our team were impressed with their efforts to help us out!"

In conclusion, when looking for a trustworthy builder, choosing a company with a proven track record of delivering quality work on time and on budget is crucial.

Skope Constructions is an excellent example of such a company, having saved clients' money and time on various projects, including affordable housing, aged care, and
commercial fitouts.