Hi, I’m George Pringle, Managing Director of GD Pringle Building Ltd.
Our family moved to Cambridge when I was 11. My father was a horse trainer and a farrier, and he decided Cambridge was the perfect central location to be based. I attended Cambridge Intermediate and High school, but unfortunately, it was established early on that school was not for me. After trying my hand at a couple of jobs, I decided to enlist in the NZ Army as an Infantry Soldier.
I instantly loved the army. I enjoyed the discipline and physical training. I was thrilled by working with people from all walks of life and the different challenges it brought. No matter how hard the challenges got, you always had your mates by your side the whole time.
I was based in Christchurch and was lucky enough to be deployed on three operations, East Timor in 2000 and 2001 and Afghanistan in 2005. It wasn’t much of an OE but it was my OE and it made me appreciate how good we have it in New Zealand.
After eight years in the NZ Army, I got to the point in my career where I either stayed in there for life or tried my hand at something else. In my spare time, I enjoyed helping mates with their building so I decided I would become a builder.
The benefit of being in the Army is that GD Pringle Building now combines military precision and a focus on details to your building project.
Why Choose us
GD Pringle Building provides great customer service with exceptional communication and a transparent building process. We strive to achieve your complete satisfaction and to exceed all your expectations from concept throughout completion.
A trade qualified Licensed Building Practitioner will oversee your build. We always have a ratio of one builder to two apprentices on-site, and we ensure all workmanship is held to the highest standard.
We only work with select subcontractors and suppliers that meet our high standards. To guarantee the overall quality of your project, we scrutinise each stage of the build against our quality control checklist.
Open communication is paramount throughout your project and after its completion. We will provide you with a 24/7 access to our project management software as well as a daily site log, weekly site summary, weekly onsite meetings and prompt response to any correspondence on time.
We will provide a detailed construction timeline at the start of the job and will update it weekly to ensure you know when each stage of the build is happening. If the timeline moves, we will provide you with the new completion dates and the reason for the change in writing.
Fixed Price Contract
Nobody likes unpleasant surprises. For your complete peace of mind, we will provide a detailed scope of works with a fixed price contract, including a breakdown of milestone payments.
Post Completion Care
Once we have completed your new home, we will provide you with the warranties and maintenance information for all the materials and products supplied under our contract. Over the 12 months maintenance period, we will contact you to arrange for three post-care inspections.
SLEEP EASY Guarantee
For your complete peace of mind, we offer a comprehensive guarantee that includes our personal guarantee as well as a 10-year Master Build guarantee.
Fixed Price Contract:
We guarantee to provide a detailed scope of works with a fixed price contract including a breakdown of milestone payments ensuring peace of mind for your budget. The only variables to this cost are PC Sums and variations. We will give you a detailed breakdown of these cost adjustments for you to approve in writing.
If the contract is Cost plus Margin, we will guarantee complete transparency, ensuring you get a detailed breakdown of every cent spent on your job.
We guarantee to provide a detailed construction timeline at the start of the job. We will access and update the timeline weekly via our construction meeting to keep all parties communicated to. We will ensure you know when each stage of the build is happening, what decisions you need to make, and we will give you a guaranteed completion date. If the timeline moves, we will provide you with the new completion dates and the reason for the change in writing.
We listen and understand your needs and requirements. We guarantee will deliver exactly what you expect.
SEE WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
It’s all good hearing from us, but it’s our clients that tell the real story. Read some of our testimonials below and if you would like to speak to a previous client just reach out and we will put you in touch.
"You won't be disappointed!"
"It was an easy decision to say yes to putting a testimonial together for GD Pringle Building as building with George was seamless and easy. I had heard many bad stories about building houses and things going wrong and as this was our first build, we were a little tentative. George though did a great job easing our minds and helped made the big decisions seem small. It seemed his favourite saying was “sure not a problem" if we needed anything changed or questions needed answering. The end product was amazing, finishing was perfect, and I can honestly say I was a very happy man when I got the keys to take over our new house. I have no hesitations recommending George and I would happily build with him again. You won't be disappointed!"
- Blair and Sean Taylor
"We confidently commend GD Pringle Building "
“We confidently commend GD Pringle Building from our experience with them when they built our home which had its fair share of challenges!
They offered suggestions and solutions both practical and cost saving where necessary for the best outcome.
Despite setbacks and unforeseen delays, they perused with care and an ownership-mindset ensuring we got a quality home as and end result.
With George’s upfront hard work ethic and discipline gained from his service in the NZ Army to his friendly accountable Forman team and builders on the tools we found them all very Approachable, Adaptable Clever, Hardworking & Diligent – great attributes to compliment what you purchase when you choose these guys to build your (likely) biggest personal investment”
- Christopher & Georgina Hoyle
"I’ve renovated my house twice now"
“I’ve renovated my house twice now. The first time it was one of those typical service people disasters that we all hear and read about. The second time was the exact other end of the spectrum. At our first site meeting George built a comfort bubble around me and that lasted to the end of the project. George and his team made this exercise a simple and stress free one. Yes, we struck issues, all related to the state of the original building. George’s team dealt with every eventuality professionally and expertly. The care shown by his builders and subbies was quite remarkable – in fact, at times they seemed to care more about getting the best outcome than I did. The result is a house that I love and am proud to have my friends visit. I recommend GD Pringle Building (in fact I already have) to anyone who wants their project to be in the safest of hands. And I’m happy to confirm that for anyone considering GD Pringle Building.”
- Murray Pedley
WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS FROM HERE?
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