Self Employed Builder
"Over 25 years in the building trade including Steel Frame build speciality"
I was born and raised in the Bay of Plenty, and started in the building trade at the age of 16 having spent some time in Auckland as part of my apprenticeship. The Bay of Plenty back then was at the start of the building boom so I was fortunate enough to work and gain experience on a number of projects: High density builds, large construction sites, tilt slaps as well as some time for a property firm building homes and houses.
As a keen fisherman and hunter, I made the move to the South Island in 2001 and working as Salmons Construction Ltd, worked with a firm specialising in steel framing based in Te Anau. Because steel framing is lightweight, fireproof, earthquake proof and ergonomically correct, it is fast replacing the traditional timber frame materials and often used for kit set homes as well as bespoke builds. I have over 9 years experience in steel if that is something you are looking to build with as well as over 20 years in general construction methods and materials.
Other projects have taken me to Cromwell, Dunedin and more recently Queenstown where I met and now live with my partner Sharon who manages this site for me (as well as my books and social life!)
Like most people who live in Queenstown, I have a passion for the outdoors and spend most weekends out camping, fishing, hunting or exploring and generally enjoying the outdoors. More recently I rediscovered the thrill of ski-ing and I'm a regular to Cardrona skifield.
Although the most recent projects have seen me work in a solo contractor capacity; Salmons Construction Ltd is also capable of employing labourers and subcontractors when required and has the capability to handle projects of all sizes.
I understand the importance that each build is unique and an investment in both time and money for the owner. My business Salmons Construction Ltd relies on customer recommendations and a great reputation, therefore not only is it important for you to have a the right and experienced builder, My business relies on it too.