A Broad Range of Building Expertise

GPM Constructions

Much like the tremendous growth seen in Australia’s construction sector over the past decade, GPM has expanded its project range since it was created. Initially taking on residential constructions and renovations, the company has diversified its offerings to include commercial projects along with marine construction, civil works, and plant hire.

With a solid reputation for building excellence, the New South Wales based business attracts much of its work through word of mouth from satisfied clients throughout the Eastern Suburbs, Northern Beaches, and the Lower North Shore. GPM Constructions is qualified and able to take on a broad range of projects. It addition to its own experienced staff, the company works with a select network of qualified, professional tradespeople. By combining strengths, GPM is able to ensure that clients across all construction sectors receive personalised, skilled service and the highest quality workmanship possible, with all projects completed within a nominated time frame and on budget.

Along with the company’s own strict guidelines for quality in every project, GPM Constructions holds a number of important industry qualifications. In addition to being a member of both the Master Builders Association (MBA) and the Housing Industry Association (HIA), GPM also holds a current Builders’ Licence in New South Wales, along with a Master Security Licence, further enhancing the company’s commitment to all clients.

Diverse Construction Sectors

Committed to producing professional work for all its clients, GPM Constructions often takes on challenging projects, from commercial work to residential jobs, marine construction to civil works, and more.

In the residential services sector, the company is able to take on a diverse range of new home constructions, renovations, refurbishments and additions. Working with architects and designers or directly with the residential property owner, GPM is able to design and construct unit blocks and townhouses, and work on specific areas of a home, such as bathrooms, decks and pergolas, garages, and even landscaping.

Ranging in value to about a million dollars, the company has a portfolio of quality residential projects. One of them, Greenwich, stands as a testament to GPM’s many skills when it comes to working on heritage properties. With a project value of $900,000, the extensive renovation included the addition of an extra storey to the rear of the dwelling, which created a home with four bedrooms and five bathrooms. Additionally, the company executed upgrades to existing living areas, including a formal lounge, a new timber staircase to the upper level, a modern kitchen, laundry, and bi-fold doors opening onto a paved patio / BBQ area. By seamlessly blending the original features of the heritage home with modern finishes and amenities, GPM Constructions was able to fulfil the client’s vision for of a space ideal for both day-to-day family living and entertaining.

In the new homes sector, the company has delivered numerous projects on time, on budget, and to the complete satisfaction of the client. One of GPM’s new home constructions, a North Bondi two-storey semi, was designed and constructed in conjunction with Michael Folk of Campbell Luscombe Folk Lichtman Architects. With a project value of $500,000, the home’s contemporary design included three spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and a powder room, a new swimming pool – which required extensive works, including underpinning and sharing structures – and additional works, such as an external mechanical pergola and windows designed with concealed pelmets for blinds.

Commercial Projects

In the commercial sector, GPM Constructions has successfully created a range of projects, including retail and office fit outs, commercial constructions, industrial works, and a great deal more. With experience in restaurant and bar fit outs, the company regularly handles design and construction, refurbishments, remedial works, construction management, make-goods, and maintenance for its customers. Working closely with client Scope Project Management and a designer, GPM created an office fit out, including the refurbishment of 420 square metres of office space in Sydney’s CBD. The result was a modern, spacious, free-flowing and ergonomically friendly office.

With experience in the marine sector, GPM has taken on a number of projects for the Sydney Ferries Corporation. Some, like the $1,300,000 Circular Quay Wharf 3, required the construction of new wharf modular amenities buildings along with the refurbishment of revenue offices, with works scheduled in both night and day shifts to accommodate the needs of the clients and emphasise safe passenger egress and Sydney Ferries vessel movements. Another project for Sydney Ferries, the Balmain Shipyard Amenities, saw GPM handle the demolition and refurbishment of existing staff amenities. With a project value of $465,000, the company was responsible for the creation of a new commercial kitchen, bathroom, and locker rooms to accommodate over 100 staff of the Corporation.

Marine Projects

Active in the marine sector, GPM Constructions specialises in a number of often challenging areas, including boat sheds, jetty / wharf construction and repairs, new sea walls and repairs, excavation, dredging, piling and slipways, design, engineering, plans and maritime approvals, marinas and rubbish removal. GPM utilises its own work boats, barges, excavators and machinery to complete these projects, and is able to offer cost-effective, professional services to all clients.

One of the company’s most recent projects was Echuca. A historical port which recently saw $5 million in restoration works, the heritage-listed wharf dates back to the 1800s, and is home to Australia’s largest fleet of steam-driven paddle steamers. Working closely with Campaspe council, GPM completely disassembled and reassembled the port of Echuca, restoring it to its original state. To overcome natural obstacles in the Murray River, sheet piling was used, giving the project the highest standard of quality work otherwise unachievable through the use of divers. To improve economy and efficiency during construction, GPM used all of its own resources, minimising sub-contractual agreements.

Over the years, GPM Constructions has successfully completed a range of marine projects, including new jetties and slipways, new marina facilities (including extensive piering), repairing existing seawalls, excavation and pouring of new footings and supply and installation of sandstone seawall, building new boathouses, refurbishment of swimming baths, dredging works, construction of suspended boat ramps on piles and articulated pontoons, and more.

For Merimbula, GPM was tasked by Bega Valley Council with the responsibility of carrying out $1.5 million of refurbishment works to the Merimbula public jetty, and with entirely rebuilding the local whale watching operator’s marina as the old wharf was kept open during works. At the site, the finger comes out 50 metres from shore to the head of the jetty, which is 300 square metres with a ramp and pontoon. Completely demolishing the existing jetty, GPM’s own pile rig drove over 70 piles into the seabed, creating a new structure in the existing location. For aesthetic purposes, tops of piles were domed, and a specially-ordered mesh decking was sourced from Canada to provide the finishing touches on what is considered to be the pride of the town.

Civil Works and Plant Hire

In addition to residential, commercial and marine projects, GPM Constructions regularly takes on civil projects. With its own plant and machinery, the company is able to tackle works professionally and maintain a high degree of cost efficiency. Civil construction services include dredging, bulk excavation and detailed excavation, rubbish and rock removal, repairs and resurfacing, car parks and roadways, profiling and excavation, concrete and landscaping, road base and drainage, school grounds and games courts.

Over the years, GPM has successfully taken on a number of civil works for councils, such as conducting dredging maintenance works on Clontarf Beach at the request of Manly council. Over the course of time, sand washing up on the beach rendered the pool enclosure unusable during low tide; to remedy the situation, GPM dredged and relocated a total of 3600 cubic metres of material, which also improved walkway accessibility at the southern end – where the material was relocated – since pedestrians were forced to detour back onto the footpath during high tide.

With its own equipment, GPM Constructions in Sydney is able to provide a broad range of earth moving and construction equipment, predominately for the civil industry throughout NSW. With a stock of well-maintained, new and near-new equipment, the company prides itself on providing clients with earth moving and construction machinery, from front end loaders and excavators to rock breakers and rollers. With services delivered by a highly experienced team, GPM is able to meet the needs of all clients, and will continue to provide superior residential, commercial, marine, civil construction, civil works and plant hire for years to come.

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July 16, 2020, 11:04 AM AEST