Sean Irwin General Manager of Ideal Corp recently got back from the 2018 GJ Gardner Homes International Conference in Hawaii. The event recognizes the best of the best throughout G.J. Gardner Homes, internationally:
– The best building franchise of the year
– The best franchise in each state and country
– The best performing sales people
Ideal Corp is proud to continue our support through sponsoring their conference. Over the past four years we’ve enjoyed meeting new franchisors and celebrating their achievements. We thank G.J. Gardner Homes for supporting us and allowing us to be involved in Hawaii.
The highlights were:
– The Hawaiian welcome party
– 50’s party night
– Awards Night
– G.J. Shark Tank – Franchisors pitching new ideas
The conference was a well-organized fun event and we look forward to seeing all the franchises in Vietnam next year. Until then we’re back onto the building sites helping GJ Gardner Homes getting out of the ground and building new homes.
Order Lot Classifications online. Another first for Ideal Geotech!
Saving of time and simplicity is what customers consistently demand from Ideal Geotech’s lot classifications. In keeping with their on-time focus Ideal Geotech have created another first for the Geotechnical industry, with their new online ordering for account customers. Submitted orders go straight into the customised scheduling system with the allocated zone for quicker allocation to one of their field/soil technicians. Customers now have one place to enter orders and see previously submitted orders, leaving behind the emails, faxes and who sent what when. Yes, it’s easy to say we’re on time, right? So to prove it, account customers are provided with a tracker report. It’s like a report card that measures turnaround times of lot classifications against agreed lead times. This is the same report used internally to make sure they are “on time”.
A builder who knows his numbers are fixed!
Foundation work has just started on a set of 33 two storey units in Camden South, South West of Sydney. The builder/developer is also currently completing another project where the Ideal Foundations team installed screw piers for a 22 unit project in Oran Park. The speed in which they got out of the ground on the previous site was one of the defining reasons to do same on the their new 33 unit project plus the added bonus of having their foundation costs fixed.
Like the previous site Ideal Foundations assisted in their redesign away from bored concrete piers to screw piers. This was achieved by conducting a thorough geotechnical report across the site which also enabled Ideal’s engineer’s to determine founding depth and fix the cost of foundations. The geotechnical report also identified acid sulphate soil, which means the screw piers will be core filled with concrete for the required design life.
Here’s what the numbers look like:
All this at a fixed price.
Last week as mums and dads prepared themselves for the new school year something big was going down at Winston Heights Public School. A team of volunteers converged across the Winston Heights school grounds for the first working bee of 2018. With only 24hrs before the gates opened to allow children and parents to pour in, it started to feel like a home improvement show working against clock before the owners come home for the unveiling. With 10 projects to be done all but one remained at the ring of the bell.
Not bad… 9/10 and the school year hadn’t begun.
Enda O’Neill, one of Ideal’s leading screw pier installers, was right back in his element from his younger days in landscaping as he cleared the old untouched gardens, dead trees and stumps to create a clean canvas for beautiful new gardens to be planted. The gardens surrounding the seniors’ COLA were no match for Enda and his “Big Toy” excavator as a number of old trees went by the wayside surprising Margaret Creagh, the school principal. If she had one handy, Enda would have certainly received a gold star and a smiley face.
Following the Ideal Foundations excavator was a solid team from Transurban taking away the dead plants and levelling the soil amongst many other projects they completed on the day. An awesome team effort.
No screw pier or foundation work was needed for this project but we wanted to help out the school and save many back breaking days of hard work to give the children a clean canvas and start a new chapter for these gardens.
We look forward to seeing the new gardens growing and we wish all the staff and children at Winston Heights Public School a successful year in 2018.
Over the last few years so much work has gone into the development of the Oran Park precinct. Estates and house lots are tighter and with less space on site. Added to the limited space on site is the cost removing soil for house foundations.
G.J. Gardner Homes Australia (Penrith, NSW) has achieved a great result for Variety – The children’s charity.
The Penrith team built a brand new 4 bedroom home in Redbank Estate in North Richmond (NSW), which was auctioned last weekend with $375,000 going to Variety charity to help and change the lives of many Australian children. Digging of the house foundations began in March this year and the house was completed by September ready for the pre auction open home viewing. See the building journey captured along the way – #varietyfreedomhouse
Our Ideal Geotech soil technicians and geotechnical engineers played a small part at the start of the project by carry out onsite soil investigation and laboratory soil testing.
We’re proud to have played our little part on this worthy project.
Our client needed a fast response for 21 lot classifications on a new development in the Central Coast of NSW. We were able assist quickly by sending four soil technicians to complete the testing within a day. We also took the opportunity to shoot a video showing the type of work our geotechnical technicians carry out. We will release that video onto our home page when it’s completed but for now we’ve started with a fun behind the scenes video.
Over the last 9 month’s Ideal Corp has been developing a new brand – Ideal Contour. With consultations with industry stakeholders we’ve established a niche where Ideal corp can provide a timely service utilising building experience. We’re close to completing our set up for the new business. Stay tuned.
For the return back to Darling Harbour for this year’s HIA Home Show we showed mums and dads a close up of one of our geotechnical rigs.
Ideal Foundations are half way through installing 1200 above ground screw piers supporting transportable admin buildings. The project is the construction of new admin buildings to support the building of a new Jail in Wellington NSW. The installation of the screw piers to support transportables above will take approximately three months Dec 2016 to Feb 2017. On average the screw piers are screwed down to 3.75m to accomodate the potential movement of the reactive soils on the site.
We’d like to thank Modular Building Systems (MBS) for the opportunity for our screw piers to support their transportable buildings. A project on this scale certainly makes our screw piers protruding from the ground look like soldiers marching – anyway we think so 🙂
It’s also a pleasure to work on a well planned construction – awesome work Hansen & Yunken!