Rod Bradley has brought decades of international experience on large-scale construction projects and subdivisions to his new building business in Warkworth – Design, Develop, Construct (DDC).
Rod says no project is too big or small, but among his specialities are tricky jobs, especially where old structures might otherwise be condemned for demolition.
Most recently he was put in touch with a client in Snells Beach who had been told that restoring their two-storey deck and conservatory would be too difficult to be worthwhile.
Rod kept the conservatory intact while rebuilding a 40-square metre deck with a staircase leading to a 25-square metre deck above.
Overseas, Rod was responsible for the restoration of the Grand Pacific Hotel in Fiji, including the ballroom and pool, as well as the addition of 100 new rooms and back-of-hotel operations.
A shareholder asked him to stay in the country to assist in getting a failed development back off the ground, so Rod also oversaw the construction of the 5-star Marriott Momi Bay Resort.
In Australia, he worked on the restoration of the heritage-listed Hotel Acton in Canberra and other significant buildings. He also worked on government buildings in Papua New Guinea.
He then came to New Zealand to work on a major subdivision development in Warkworth.
For the new business, Rod has teamed up with Wellsford’s Wayne Senk, of Total Earthworx, who has more than 20 years’ experience in site works, operating diggers and drain-laying.
DDC also has a group of skilled tradesmen it works with, including plumbers and electricians.
Rod says DDC can manage a whole project from planning, gaining consents and working with engineers to the actual build.
“If a client has a concept or an idea, we can get approval, do the build and then hand over the keys,” he says.
“We can do anything from a 10-square metre deck to a multi-million dollar build.”
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