Experiencing Passive House design firsthand

Experiencing Passive House design firsthand

, Margaret Browne

Some of our Design team recently visited the Pro Clima Hub in Penrose, Auckland. The Hub is a one-of-a-kind facility showcasing advanced building systems for healthy, energy efficient and durable buildings, and providing training for building professionals. The facility has an actual Passive House built inside it, which was really interesting for our team! Passive Houses result in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for heating or cooling.

Craig Harvett heads up the Hampton Jones PM team

Craig Harvett heads up the Hampton Jones PM team

, Margaret Browne

Hampton Jones are very pleased to announce that Craig Harvett has joined us as the Group Manager of our Project Management division. Craig says of his new role “I’m excited about the opportunity to contribute to growing the Project Management team at Hampton Jones, and to make a positive contribution to the construction sector overall. I’m looking forward to us winning further major new capital developments, and increasing our recognition for delivering innovative Project Management Services that provide best value for our clients”.

Commercial buyer beware

Commercial buyer beware

, Jimmy Braithwaite

Even today, we still find construction defects associated with roof coverings, wall claddings and external joinery on recently constructed buildings (less than 10 years old). There are also problems with poor material specification or installation. Some of these include latent defects which may not be readily apparent to the untrained eye, but can lead to big problems during the buildings life. Failure to identify risk in relation to these elements can lead to significant cost implications.

Asbestos; have we really thought this through?

Asbestos; have we really thought this through?

, James Bundy

Asbestos was one of those miracle products, incombustible and a stable product binder that provided strength. Unfortunately, no one foresaw the impact that tiny asbestos fibres, barbed in form, would have on the respiratory system if released into the air we breathe. WorkSafe estimate that 170 Kiwis die each year from asbestos related respiratory illness.

Hampton Jones Christchurch; bigger and with a better view

Hampton Jones Christchurch; bigger and with a better view

, Margaret Browne

Our Christchurch team are on the move! Having outgrown their current space on Victoria Street, the team will be moving to the newly named Hampton Jones House at the end of July.

Hampton Jones do Green Star Performance ratings now too!

Hampton Jones do Green Star Performance ratings now too!

, Margaret Browne

Hampton Jones can now provide you with Green Star Performance assessments. We’re excited about this because Performance is all about improving existing buildings - which is our area of expertise!

The next generation of construction leaders?

The next generation of construction leaders?

, Margaret Browne

Hampton Jones have recently had the pleasure of hosting groups of students from the Unitec EE2E Pathways Programme. These Year 12 students from a number of Auckland schools are interested in pursuing careers in the property and construction industry, and wanted to hear 'from the horse's mouth' what it's actually like.

Unreinforced masonry buildings -  only 1 year to fix!!!

Unreinforced masonry buildings - only 1 year to fix!!!

, Margaret Browne

Did you know that building owners in Wellington, Marlborough and Hurunui have just one year to secure all street-facing unreinforced masonry (URM) parapets and facades? Given the current squeeze on resources, a 12 month turn-around is a big ask – the wait time at some scaffolding companies is up to 9 months right now …

Introducing our new Regional Directors

Introducing our new Regional Directors

, Margaret Browne

We’re proud to announce that Tony Phillips, Andrew Hyett and Simon O’Brien have been promoted to the newly created roles of Regional Directors here at Hampton Jones!

Bealey Lodge wins the Engineering Innovation Prize at the Timber Design Awards

Bealey Lodge wins the Engineering Innovation Prize at the Timber Design Awards

, Margaret Browne

The All Stars Inn on Bealey Ave in Christchurch was recently awarded the highly-coveted Engineering Innovation prize at the Timber Design Awards. Hampton Jones are very proud to have been the quantity surveyors on this project. Bealey Lodge in Christchurch has been designed as a cutting-edge response utilising innovative construction techniques, to our client’s requirement for a new accommodation option, following the demolition of the existing backpackers on the site due to earthquake damage.