Design and construction of the extension and alterations to an existing Bunnings store
To expedite construction and minimise interruptions, this project was divided into four separable portions:
Stage 1 – construction of a new extension to the existing store for a new timber trade sales and material year;
Stage 2 – construction of a new awning to nursery area;
Stage 3 – modifications and upgrade works to the existing store including a new goods receivable area, installation of new evaporative cooling system, sprinkler upgrade and relocation of existing distribution boards; and
Stage 4 – painting to the external facades, landscaping and line marking to car park area.
The store now has an additional 13,000sqm floor space inside as well as another 1,388sqm of outdoor timber yard outside.
The store complies with the latest fire engineering solutions being put forward by the appointed Fire Engineer, Norman Disney and Young, who was novated as part of the contract.
One of the major challenges experienced was co-ordinating the overhead works. The majority of the upgrade works needed to occur when the store was closed to the public. By working with the client, we established an efficient work sequence which allowed the works to be carried out during quieter operating hours and with minimal disruption.
Steve is a founding shareholder of Total Construction. Equipped with a carpentry trade background and extensive experience with design and construct projects across all sectors of the building industry, Steve has been a driving force behind the company’s growth and success. With the appointment of a Chairman and CEO, Steve now focuses on the continual development of a successful and sustainable strategy for the business. He also plays a key role in providing leadership for the overall development of the company through strategic marketing, client relationships and procurement. Steve is based in Sydney where he has the overall management in NSW.