When it comes to building a large project, it’s always useful to be able to do business with contractors you know and can rely on. The Wyatt Landscaping yard has benefited from the help of well-established local businesses it has had long-term relationships with.
Brendon Davis and his team from Onsite Concreting poured 3000 square metres of concrete for the new yard.
Brendon says it has been great to be able to work with Wyatts on its flagship yard as both business are locally “born and bred”.
Onsite has been sourcing metal from Wyatts for the base course underneath its concrete for around 18 years. It also uses Wyatts’ decorative pebble for household concrete driveways across the district.
Onsite Concreting’s work schedule has been “chocka” for the last five years with laying driveways for new builds and existing houses.
Dan says sourcing a quality product helps with achieving a precise result. He adds that concrete pouring is an art – trying to ensure a fine, smooth finish while working around contours and shapes.
“It all comes down to the critical moment of the pour. The result is very satisfying as its starts to become visible within moments.”
Rodney Aggregates has been a key supplier of aggregate for the Wyatt yard since around 2008 and provided material for the new build.
Business manager Daniel Le Roux says the success of both businesses has been intertwined. When Daniel provides a quote for his aggregate, he builds in the cost of transport from Wyatt Haulage.
Meanwhile, the material that Rodney Aggregates sells through Wyatt has gained a reputation.
Daniel says the metal it extracts from its quarry in Whangaripo is known for being “clean” and withstanding weathering.
“Local contractors like to use it because it’s easy to work with and goes down well. It’s also used for concrete manufacturing so it has to be high quality,” he says.
Daniel expects business in Warkworth to continue its strong trajectory with on-going development and significant pressure from residents for maintenance of existing roads.
C Ranum Electrical
Chad Ranum of C Ranum Electrical installed around 1000 metres of wiring for the new office and retail store at Wyatt’s yard.
He has known Dave Wyatt for a while and has been doing work for him for about three years. Chad says it has been
“humbling” to be able to work on the new yard.
“My work is locally referred, so we just do the best job we can and let it speak for itself,” he says.
Chad “tips his hat off” to Wyatts for completing the new yard under challenging conditions. He looks forward to seeing the surrounding area on Woodcocks Road, which has been zoned for industry, come online.
“Warkworth is growing rapidly, so the expansion of industry is definitely needed,” he says.