Business South May 2021

| 93 “It’s all untreated timber and the client liked the idea of it being modular so it can be constructed quickly and efficiently.” Eco-friendly homes with wow factor T Russell Fredric Rammed earth walls and use of spruce timber on the interior are features of this Jacks Point home. Central Otago - Cammell Projects BUILDING CROMWELL • GORE • DUNEDIN Manufacturers of Vantage Aluminium Windows & Doors Proudly supporting Cammell Projects C E N T R A L For design & supply contact: United Scaffolding Group Phone: 0800 27 22 33 | Email: | W ord of mouth referrals continue to be key in Cammell Projects build- ing its reputation and brand in the highly competitive Queenstown residential construction market. The company is owned by Kiwi husband and wife team Stefan and Andrea Cammell. Stefan has a well-crafted career in the trade. He completed his carpentry apprenticeship after school and later gained a qualification in site management during several years work- ing on large commercial projects in Central London before starting his business on return- ing to New Zealand in 2010. The couple moved to Queenstown three years ago, but the Wakatipu Basin is not new to Stefan; he previously lived there for 18 years before moving overseas. His qualifications and experience in com- mercial and residential construction makes Stefan a highly skilled and knowledgeable tradesman with a strong professional ethos. Consequently Cammell Projects, which now employs a team of 10, is growing strongly through its reputation as specialists in high- end quality residential new build projects and renovations. “We are passionate about what we do, and it shows in the quality of the homes we pro- duce and the client relationships we make.” Stefan says. This passion and confidence is not just talk. To make sure client’s are completely satisfied with their new home, Cammell Projects use a 280-point checklist over eight stages of a project to ensure exceptional quality at every step. “Traditionally all of our work is from word- of-mouth referrals. My motto is that we are only as good as our last job so we are always making sure that all of our clients are happy.” Stefan is particularly focused on architectur- al residential builds and Cammell Projects has recently completed two eco-friendly homes to a specifically developed local design. These homes in Jacks Point incorporate rammed earth walls and cork insulation. “It’s something the client was interested in doing, looking for eco-friendly ways of construction.” The use of cross laminated timber (CLT) panels for the roof structure and internal walls, sourced from Austria, is another feature in the two-level 140m2 houses, which are on a footprint of 93m2 and include a mezzanine floor. “It’s all untreated timber and the client liked the idea of it being modular so it can be con- structed quickly and efficiently. “He also liked the combination of the spruce timber on the inside and the rammed earth walls.” The CLT roof panels form a 365mm thick roof structure that includes two layers of cork as insulation. Stefan is a fan of this modular construction and the use of natural materials, with thought given to the impact of the build on the envi- ronment. “It’s pretty cool. “For us it’s great to work with something a bit different; we’ve never worked with rammed earth or CLT as well as using cork for insulation, so it’s three main products that are new to us and I’m not sure it’s a combination used previously in New Zealand. ”