Business South May 2021

84 | BUILDING Canterbury - Petrie Construction Design, build synergy at heart of new homes Petrie Construction’s latest project is the development of two new high-end homes designed by Connell Architecture. Telfer Skates Roofing Ltd Proud to support petrie construction PO BOX 21-350 • CHRISTCHURCH PADDY BROOK Phone: 355–5619 Mobile: 0274 332–684 PETER BROOK Phone: 385–5079 Mobile: 021 332–684 Drywall Lining Specialists Phone: 027 282 3669 Email: With more than 15 years in the industry, Louvre Solutions’ reputation has been built on a solid foundation. Craig and his team pride themselves on their burgeoning portfolio of repeat and referred business generated through word of mouth, independent builders, architects, landscape architects and building companies. 0275 356 286 T Richard Loader A life long friendship, the study of archi- tecture and a shared understanding of design and construction craftsman- ship have forged a key working relationship between Petrie Construction and Connell Architecture. Sam Petrie and Sam Connell studied architecture together, and while Sam Connell went on to become an architect, after gaining his architectural degree Sam Petrie pursued building as his career path, founding Petrie Construction in 2017 in partnership with his wife Honor. While pursuing their own individual pro- jects, the two friends have also embarked on a number of shared projects over the years, with clients benefiting from the strong synergy between the two Sam’s. One such project is the development of two new high-end homes built on the same 1300sqm section tucked away in Christchurch’s leafy suburb of Fendalton. Built for the Connell family—one is for Sam Connell’s parents while the other will become Sam Connell’s own family residence. While both very architectural in design, each home’s styles and key features stamp the resident’s individuality. Completed in December last year, the rear home encompasses 330sqm over two levels with a flat roofline, large soffits and full height windows. “Most of the downstairs windows and doors go straight up to the height of the ceiling and soffit so it looks as though the ceiling is coming out through to the soffit line,” explains Sam Petrie. “The upper level windows run right up to the top soffit as well. “The internal doorways go all the way to the 2.7m ceiling with the doors swinging 5mm off the ceiling creating a sense of height and spaciousness.” Oak timber flooring used throughout the house wraps the staircase and floating bridge walkway cantilevered off the wall and over- looking the home’s grand entrance. Due for completion October this year, the Connell’s own home at the front of he section features a pitched roof, cathedral ceiling exposed steel portals in the kitchen and living spaces. A small family business, Petrie Construction operates throughout the Canterbury region with a focus on residential construction archi- tectural new builds, renovations and exten- sions, but also offers shop fit out and hard landscaping services. A degree in Architectural Design along with 13 years building experience equips Sam Petrie with a clear understanding of construc- tion details helping clients make important design decisions as their project evolves. “Being personable is the foundation to our business—from looking after our clients to our dealings with subtrades and suppliers,” says Sam . “Relationships matter, being a trusted and reputable builder matters.” Petrie Construction consists of Sam and Honor, Daniel Landreth, Nicholas May, Phil Humphries and Perry Karati - each team member bringing unique strength and per- spective to the project. Sam says getting the balance right between quality finish and efficiency, whilst respecting client budgets has been a key to success for Petrie Construction. “I’m on the tools about 70% of the time and I try to lead my team by example. All team members have a passion for the trade and quality craftsmanship. “The satisfaction and pride that’s associat- ed with building someone a home is hugely humbling.”