What we do
Each and every project we complete is unique and critically important to us and our clients.
No matter the size or complexity of the project, Cook Brothers Construction is known for delivering quality projects and outstanding execution, honouring architectural vision, budget and deadlines.
Cook Brothers Construction has an extensive and diverse portfolio that spans renovation, new construction, fit-outs as well as design and builds. We offer specialised services in site, project and contract management, programming, estimating, interiors and upgrades.
Commercial & Institutional
Commercial & Institutional
Our expertise ranges from office buildings to shopping centres, hotels, resorts, educational facilities, government works and airport facilities, for local and national clientele.
Our pre-construction planning services, comprehensive understanding of project management methodologies and spot on Health & Safety coordinating, coupled with industry knowledge and a well established network of subcontractors and suppliers, make us ideally suited to take on complex projects in the commercial and institutional sector.
We have offices in four regions across the country, which enables us to assist you in your expansion plans into new markets. We’ve built numerous single and multi-phased commercial and institutional projects on both islands:
- Office buildings
- Shopping centers
- Department stores
- Sport facilities
Creating a visually appealing environment can have a profound effect on your business.
Well presented products have a higher sales rate, pleasant and functional ambients attract more guests and inspiring and well designed office spaces increase productivity. Our highly skilled teams can convert your design concepts into tangible reality.
Cook Brothers Construction is an expert on retail, hospitality an office fit-out. We can do the hands-on part of the project or take it from concept to completion by teaming up with architects and interior designers to assure a high quality design and realisation within your budget and on time.
We know time is money and that our clients need to (re)open fast or continue with normal operation during renovation of existing work spaces. Cook Brothers Construction can schedule works to minimise downtime and impact on business efficiency. Our highly skilled teams will work on fast-track schedules and maximise logistic planning to finish the project to your satisfaction without interfering with your business.
Renovation & Rejuvenation
Renovation & Rejuvenation
Cook Brothers performs a broad specter of renovations, everything from additions to, and extensions of modern constructions, to the full restoration and rejuvenation of historic buildings. All with the same goal in mind: a more functional, safe and enjoyable living or working space.
We understand the importance of using clean and natural materials to keep pollutants to a minimum and reduce the negative impact on health and the environment. We perform insulation upgrades to boost energy efficiency, and seismic upgrades to ensure higher safety. This kind of restoration and upgrades will increase property value and save you money on the long run while ensuring yours, and the planets wellbeing.
Heritage rejuvenation requires great attention to detail, respect of the original design and an ability to blend contemporary features into the existing architecture. The goal is to create a comfortable and modern environment, which complies with recent safety standards, while still respecting the buildings legacy and preserving tradition and charm of the historic heritage.
We strive to create accommodation with a soul that provides the deep sense of comfort and security which you call home.
Our experience, quality assurance, and track record of successful, on time and to-budget projects, make us highly qualified to take on high-end residential development. From a luxurious home for your family, to a high-end condominium with rental apartments. Cook Brothers Construction can take on any project from dream to key handover or anywhere in between. Our project management is fully transparent and we will keep you informed every step of the way.
Cook Brothers Construction assigns a special team of highly skilled professionals with the appropriate know-how to make your dream home a reality. They are led by an experienced Residential Construction Manager, who understands the specifics of high-end accommodation and supervises your project to ensure the final outcome is perfect to the last detail.
Strong relationships with our clients and subcontractors, and our efficient internal systems enable us to ensure quality and timely projects.
Our flexibility allows us to quickly respond to fast-track schedules and effectively coordinate each project to suit our clients’ specific needs, across multiple phases or sections of a larger development. We understand the value in working closely with the client, design and engineering teams and setting the foundation for a successful project early on.
We can engage architects, consultants and subcontractors, as well as negotiating contracts, set scheduling and budgets. We can perform the construction ourselves or select and manage multiple subcontractors to do so.
Cook Brothers Construction has an extensive and diverse portfolio that spans renovation, new construction, fit-out and design and build. We offer specialised services in site, project and contract management, programming, estimating, interiors and upgrades.
As Main Contractor, Cook Brothers Construction is well versed in effectively managing all aspects of the contract, from engagement through to handover. We will ensure all contractual and sub-contractual administration is met, and client expectations are exceeded.
Our Project Management Systems control and implement the agreed programme. We provide senior representation to ensure that information is communicated effectively between all parties, and that client expectations are always met.
Cook Brothers Construction appoints a Build Team Manager to each project and equips them with a tablet with full access to our intranet system, H&S App, Defects App, and timesheets. This enables them to obtain up to date documentation and instructions regarding the building project, thus eliminating any potential costly delays.
Cook Brothers Construction is known for outstanding execution, no matter the size and complexity of the build. We deliver quality projects and honour architectural vision, budget and deadlines. The techniques and materials are unique for each project but we always deliver them with an unparalleled precision and quality.
Cook Brothers Construction has a very comprehensive Quality Assurance Policy. Throughout every project we undertake highly detailed QA Inspections and as the project progresses we use our own Defect App to track and eliminate any defects as we go. This App emails reports to all parties involved in order for immediate remedy, and to allow us to hand over a completed project on time and with zero defects.
Cook Brothers Construction’s priority is to maintain safe sites and healthy team members. We employ an in-house H&S Co-ordinator to ensure that the public and our team are provided these safe and healthy environments at all times.
Site Specific Safety Plans (SSSP) are completed for every job we undertake, ensuring that the safety procedures are specifically tailored to each site. We have increased internal and external training on all matters concerning Zero Harm and we use the BWARE software to report, track and analyse all H&S occurrences within the company.
Our Quantity Surveying & Estimating team provides a comprehensive range of services from elemental estimating to full take offs, which assists us in preparing professional and comprehensive tender submissions, and allows for efficient contract management.
Methodology and Logistics
Our site teams have extensive knowledge in the wider construction industry, which is of utmost importance when planning and setting out the methodology of future construction. This helps us eliminate potential issues and delays, set the logistics for procuring and delivery of material and assure project success.
At Cook Brothers Construction we always prioritise safety and functionality. We will divide complex projects into multiple stages and operate with care and consideration to minimise your business’ downtime.
Programming and Scheduling
Central to timely delivery is our competency in the preparation and/or monitoring of our projects programme. We provide our clients and their consultants with the most comprehensive and up-to-date planning information possible.
Design and Build
Design and Build is an effective approach that saves you time, money and stress.
This approach provides a unique collaboration between the client, architect and contractor, that enables us to participate in the early stages of the design and holisticaly manage its development. The benefits lie in the continuity and consistency that comes from working directly with the client and architect from the outset.
Design and build can be applied to new builds, commercial or residential, restoration or fit-out projects. This approach assures informed decisions about staging, constructability and evaluation of alternative design solutions, to assure timely and successful completion of the project.
Cook Brothers Construction is experienced in seismic upgrading of different types of existing structures, including heritage buildings.
The devastating aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes has brought to light the need for improved strengthening and seismic maintenance of many New Zealand buildings. The legally acceptable level has been increased to a much higher standard than was previously required and as a result, there is a greater need for seismic upgrades across the country.
Years have passed since the earthquakes but many buildings are still not compliant with current standards required by law and are therefore unsafe for tenants and the public. Cook Brothers Construction is experienced in seismic upgrading of different types of new and existing structures, including heritage buildings.
Cook Brothers Construction offers established teams of tradesmen with years of hands-on experience.
We employ and train skilled carpenters and laborers that can perform even the most difficult jobs, which presents a great advantage at any stage of a project.