In August 2021, we completed our forty-third home build. Comprising three stories of brick and concrete, it was the largest home for Peninsula Homes from the last twelve years of construction. Adding to the mix was not only the steep site but the timing of the build – the start of this project came soon after Covid-19 arrived in Australia in early 2020.
This project, situated on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, encountered three NSW public health order lockdowns through the building process. While construction was allowed to continue for the most part through these lockdowns, it still made navigating the course very difficult at times. It’s with a great amount of pride that this home was completed on time and on budget, through one of the most difficult years in Australia!
Building in this time of Covid-19 certainly has its challenges with material shortages, restrictions of tradespeople and lockdowns all playing a vital part. It’s fair to say that it has felt like the sand has been shifting beneath us at times. In tackling these challenges, we have played to our natural strengths in problem-solving, adapting to change and communication. It’s a test that has forced us to use our skills and expertise to provide calm and certainty to our clients.
Communicating With Our Clients
Open and regular communication between the client and the building team has always been important, even more so now. We pride ourselves on giving our clients the least stressful building process possible. Staying up-to-date with timing questions and selection changes, both large and small, is essential in making a build smooth and stress-free. The consistent flow of contact through the pandemic ensured the clients knew they could rest easy and that we had everything in hand.