Home Builder – Scaffolding Boards http://www.scaffoldingboards.org/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 18:34:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://www.scaffoldingboards.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/scaffolding-boards-70x70.png Home Builder – Scaffolding Boards http://www.scaffoldingboards.org/ 32 32 NRP Group Hires Christopher O’Neill as Executive Vice President https://www.scaffoldingboards.org/nrp-group-hires-christopher-oneill-as-executive-vice-president/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 18:34:37 +0000 https://www.scaffoldingboards.org/nrp-group-hires-christopher-oneill-as-executive-vice-president/

SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NRP Group, a premier, vertically integrated multi-family housing developer, builder and manager, today announced the hiring of Christopher O’Neill as Executive Vice President of Development in Texas, reporting to Kenneth W. Outcaltdirector and president of development.

“We are thrilled to have Chris bring his expertise to our team and continue to follow PNR’s mission to create exceptional rental communities for individuals and families, regardless of income,” said Ken Outcalt, President of Development at The NRP Group. “He has an established track record in developing exceptional multi-family communities and we are confident he will accelerate the growth of our pipeline and lead our development team into new markets.”

NRP Group continues to expand its footprint in Texas, with a current pipeline of approximately 4,045 housing residences at market rate and for ongoing labor. In his new role, O’Neill will oversee the expansion of the Texas development pipeline in addition to other western markets like Arizona, Nevada and Colorado, while overseeing all aspects of project management for communities. at the market rate. O’Neill will leverage his more than 20 years of experience and leadership in multifamily construction and development to pursue public-private partnerships in the high growth and expansion markets of Texas.

Prior to joining NRP, O’Neill was Managing Director at Hines, a global real estate investment and management services firm. During his tenure at Hines, he was the first project manager for the Southwest region’s multi-family platform and managed the region’s first multi-family development, Waterwall Place. O’Neill also managed transactions in the Southwest region for approximately 10 years and continued to grow the business group and lead Hines’ suburban multifamily efforts throughout Texas, Colorado and Arizona. O’Neill has managed the development of nearly 8,000 units exceeding $2 billion in value.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, O’Neill earned his degree in construction science and earned his MBA from the University of Houston.

“I am thrilled to join the renowned team at NRP Group to help drive growth in Texas alongside a group of talented associates who have demonstrated incredible success in metro areas,” O’Neill said. “NRP is an undisputed leader in the development of market-priced apartments and understands the importance of providing housing to populations with varying incomes and needs. I am excited to continue this work to help these communities address some of the challenges they face. Additionally, I look forward to helping NRP and our investors expand our presence in the Texas and Western markets. There are plenty of opportunities out there, and NRP is well positioned to take advantage of them.

About the PNR Group

NRP Group is a vertically integrated developer, owner, builder and manager of premier multi-family housing. Since its founding in 1994, NRP has developed over 50,000 apartments and currently manages over 26,000 residential units. The company uses the full extent of its in-house capabilities to fulfill its mission: to create exceptional rental communities for individuals and families, regardless of income. Through its disciplined approach to opportunity verification, NRP has established a track record of impressive returns for investors. The company’s size and wealth of talent provide the experience and infrastructure to execute developments of varying degrees of complexity and scope in urban and suburban areas, including market-priced, affordable and for the elderly.

The NRP Group was named 2021 NMHC #3 Top Multifamily Builder in the United States and #5 Top Multifamily Developer, and Affordable Housing Finance named The NRP Group #2 Top Affordable Housing Developer. NRP Group is a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Multifamily Mainstays of the Industry award winner for “Builder of the Year” and a three-time recipient of the “Development Company of the Year” award. For more information, please visit https://www.nrpgroup.com/.

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McDonald Jones Homes, Mojo Homes, Montgomery Homes and Hunter Homes are among the nation’s most active builders, according to new data.

Despite a drop in new home construction this year, the quartet has helped cement the area’s reputation as a development haven by appearing in the top 100 of a national housing report.

Produced annually, the list ranks Australia’s 100 largest homebuilders based on the number of homes started each year.

At the forefront is Hunter-based MJH (NXT Building Group), which operates primarily in New South Wales as McDonald Jones Homes and Mojo Homes.

The group is now the second largest homebuilder nationwide, starting 4,143 builds in the 2021-22 period.

McDonald Jones Homes won the naming rights for Newcastle’s largest sports stadium in October 2016.

MJH Group also ranked second on the national list of top single-detached home builders (3,675) and second on the top semi-detached home builders list, with 468 starts.

It also reaffirmed its place as NSW’s most active builder with 2,556 builds started in the 2021-22 period.

Belmont-based Montgomery Homes climbed 22 places on the national list to rank 66th among homebuilders nationally and 19th in New South Wales, with 216 new builds started.

And for the first time, Heatherbrae’s Hunter Homes reached 70th on the national list, ranking 20th in NSW, with 202 starts.

“Following their inaugural listing, Hunter Homes also made the list of top movers in 2021/22,” said HIA Hunter Executive Director Craig Jennion.

And, as the number of new homes built rose from 88,215 to 74,973 from the previous period, Australian construction groups gained a further 8.8%, securing $34.7 billion in revenue as Construction costs were skyrocketing.

HIA-COLORBOND® Housing 100 Report 2021/22 steel:

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Metricon Named HIA Top 100 Home Builder 2022 https://www.scaffoldingboards.org/metricon-named-hia-top-100-home-builder-2022/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 02:01:15 +0000 https://www.scaffoldingboards.org/metricon-named-hia-top-100-home-builder-2022/
  • Metricon was by far the largest home builder
  • Harry Triguboff’s Meriton apartments had 2,893 housing starts
  • BGC was in tenth place, the largest of the WA home builders

Metricon has been named Australia’s No. 1 homebuilder for the seventh consecutive year, according to the Housing Industry Association’s (HIA) Colorbond Steel Housing Top 100 report.

The report, which ranks the top 100 homebuilders in Australia based on builds started, was released today at the Construction Outlook Breakfast in Melbourne.

Metricon recorded 5,969 housing starts in Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. Last year it saw 6,052 new builds.

The news comes as Metricon is said to have faced numerous financial difficulties this year, like all companies in the sector. Metricon founder and CEO Mario Blasin also died suddenly in May as well.

Metricon CEO Peter Langfelder said he was proud of Metricon’s ability to navigate through difficult times.

“Escalating construction costs, declining consumer confidence, consecutive central bank interest rate hikes, rising inflation and speculation around industry stability have all conspired against us and our competitors,” he said.

“Despite this, we have managed to deliver 5,969 new Metricon homes to Australian customers over the past year. This is a very tangible proof point of our continued commercial strength.

“We are very proud to be ranked number one for the seventh consecutive year and to have increased Metricon’s share of the national homebuilding market during this challenging time for the construction industry. It’s a demonstration of the dedication of our team, our passion for what we do, and most importantly the Australian families we do it for.

Peter Langfelder, CEO of Metricon

Pierre Langfelder. Image – Metricon.

“Much of the credit for our success must go to our people, trades and suppliers whose deep knowledge, expertise and hard work have enabled us to deliver homes that match the unique lifestyles and needs of our clients.

“Metricon’s top priority over the next 12 months is to continue to execute quality builds as quickly and efficiently as possible while maintaining balance in the pipeline.

“We have said before that our business has a proven history of success and remains strong and viable, with the full support of our key stakeholders – that remains the case today.”

HIA Largest Home Builders

Rank Company Early 2021/22
1 Metricon Homes 5,969
2 MJH Group (NXT Construction Group) 4,143
3 Hutchies 3,829
4 NBA Group 3,393
5 AHB Group 2,973
6 Meriton Apartments 2,893
seven Simmonds Group 2,376
8 GJ Gardner Houses 2,321
9 Henley Properties 1,993
ten BGC Housing Group 1,980

Source – HIA

BGC remains WA’s largest builder

Despite a sharp decline in new construction starts, from 4,205 last year to 1,980 this year, BGC ranked tenth, down from sixth, nationally. This makes BGC the largest homebuilder in WA, with ABN Group recording 1,697 new builds in the state during the year.

Michael Bartier, executive managing director of BGC Housing Group, said the decline in new construction reflected the responsible approach the company has taken to managing the stimulus grant works pipeline in 2020 and 2021.

“Although the results are satisfactory for us, it is not a question of numbers but of doing the right thing for our customers,” Mr. Bartier said.

“We are solely focused on delivering quality new homes to our customers and managing the challenges the industry is currently facing with material and labor constraints and we have a number of strategies in play. to achieve this.

Michael Bartier, Executive Managing Director of BGC Housing Group

Michael Bartier
Michael Bartier, Executive Managing Director of BGC Housing Group. Picture: Provided.

“These are unprecedented times facing the industry and we have been fully focused on delivering homes to customers in a safe and sensible way.”

House built on stilts to waterproof in 13 hours ready to live https://www.scaffoldingboards.org/house-built-on-stilts-to-waterproof-in-13-hours-ready-to-live/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 22:07:00 +0000 https://www.scaffoldingboards.org/house-built-on-stilts-to-waterproof-in-13-hours-ready-to-live/

A house erected in less than two days is now ready to be occupied, its builders eager to speed up production.

Lower Hutt-based company Flexi House took just 13 hours to go from piles in the ground to a weather-sealed building in July and worked on the finish and fit-out ready for viewing.

Company founder and designer Andre Heller says with the first house now complete, Flexi House is hosting an open house this weekend at its Central Otago location.

This is a one bedroom, two bathroom worker accommodation with an open plan kitchen and living space on a Cromwell orchard. Eventually, two more bedrooms will be added to the house.

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“It turned out amazing – we are so thrilled. We’re doing the final staging right now and it looks really good,” he said.

Offsite construction of the panels in the factory took seven weeks and fitting out the building took six weeks, including airtightness testing.

Exterior wall units are clad, glazed and insulated. Designing a house involves determining the number of units needed to build a structure of the desired size.

The prototype Cromwell house built by Lower Hutt's Flexi House company was erected in 13 hours and fitted out in six weeks.


The prototype Cromwell house built by Lower Hutt’s Flexi House company was erected in 13 hours and fitted out in six weeks.

Heller said the first house was actually a prototype built without any scale efficiencies yet.

“When you do multiple projects at once, those numbers will only get better.

“When we operate at scale and can deliver housing that quickly, that’s going to be a game-changer.”

There were many features that made the design and construction unique, he said.

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The interior of the Cromwell show home of Flexi House.

“From its flexible high-performance construction, its durable low-carbon design, to its standardized construction elements, this makes the system repeatable and therefore scalable for mass manufacturing.

Heller said they are in talks with factories to create supply buildings across the country.

The next step was to get 10 customers together with house orders and then task their factory partners with building the houses.

“We expect to manufacture in the next 12 to 18 months.”

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The prototype house was built for customers of a Cromwell orchard.

Heller said while they would create efficiencies through standardization and scalability, they weren’t looking to provide the cheapest homes on the market.

Many New Zealand building companies built to minimum building code requirements, he said, but Flexi Homes wanted to build its product to higher standards.

“We are working towards the passive house. We’re not there yet, but this system performs very well in its category.

The system is designed so that the floor plan can be customized and rooms added or removed as needs change.

The builders installed sensors in the first house to monitor temperature, humidity and energy consumption in the first house, which will provide Flexi with performance data.

The interior has been made airtight using a vapor and air control layer, with a mechanical heat recovery unit to ventilate and maintain temperature.

]]> Craftsman-style Homearama home is unlike anything else in Norton Commons https://www.scaffoldingboards.org/craftsman-style-homearama-home-is-unlike-anything-else-in-norton-commons/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 09:02:10 +0000 https://www.scaffoldingboards.org/craftsman-style-homearama-home-is-unlike-anything-else-in-norton-commons/

Located in The Hamlet, an exclusive Oldham County section of Norton Commons, the home affectionately nicknamed “Lilly” is the result of a month-long project by Joe Kroll Builder.

“(It started) last December,” Kroll told the Courier Journal. “The owner had a lot of input into the design. It’s a unique home – there’s no other home in Norton Commons quite like it.”

First floor living room

As soon as you walk through the front door, Kroll explains, you notice that Lilly is different from most houses in the neighborhood. For starters, this house has a fireplace – and a large brick accent wall immediately to the right.

The great room features window seats on both sides of the fireplace and flows into the kitchen, which opens onto a porch with fireplace via large accordion sliding doors that essentially transform the rooms into one large space.