Clive Barrington Update « Clive Barrington Construction – Award winning builders

By: Clive Barrington Construction  06-Dec-2011
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Clive Barrington Update « Clive Barrington Construction – Award winning builders

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Hi all, sorry about the lack of news, but have been away in New York and yes what a city!

Carters our main supplier put on a fantastic trip and it was great to catch up with so many other building industry people . Thank you to the Carter’s team and all the generous suppliers that made the trip the best ever

Yes we too came home to a completely trashed house after the 7.1 earthquake. Thanks to my wonderful family, most of the mess was cleaned up when we returned.

I hope you are all getting your lives back together after this testing time. Cantabrians sure know how to band together in an emergency. Our solid concrete house stood up well. Structural engineer Kevin Simcock obviously did a good job – no more after shocks please!

We are off to another Master Builder’s House of the Year National Final in November, after receiving a gold reserve award for the Scarborough Rocks project

Spring growth is now in full swing at West Melton, so my Saturdays are back to lawn mowing.

Wine of the week is:   Hunters 2010 Sauvignon Blanc

Regards Clive

Clive Barrington

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Monday, August 23rd, 2010
  • The stone masons dinner was held in the cook house at our mount Algidus Station site.Our site chef Paul cooked a fantastic steak meal for everybody , fine wines were free flowing and capped off with a cheese board and port. Thanks to Jamie and Jane for their generosity. Thanks to Dave Walker who was our sober driver.Songs like (I’m a lumberjack) were heard in the background.
  • Thanks to Pete Dunn and his team who have made a fantastic job of the stone.
  • We held our mid winter staff dinner at Little India Restaurant in Merivale 36 staff were present and a great night was had by all.Thanks to Katrina and Lance for taking photographs during the night
  • The tomato plants are now planted in my glasshouse
  • Another great win by the All Blacks against South Africa on the weekend these lads seem to be at the top of their game
  • Wine of the week is Bridge Pa 2005 Syrah

Clive Barrington

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Monday, August 16th, 2010

Master builders awards held at Deans Stand AMI Stadium on Friday 6 August.We
are still at the top of our game, after winning a gold award for the Rocks project
at Scarborough beach Sumner.It was a fantastic night and enjoyed by
all.Well done to our site forman Blair who lead the team and did a fantastic
job and on such a differcult site.

Well done also to Dave Sturman for his special award on the night for all
his hard work he has put into this compitition over the last 20 years.Our
industry is lucky to have such a man.He is also still quite handy with a cricket bat.
Best coffee I have had for a long time was at the Little River Café you just
have to do it great atmsphere too.

Great night held at the McClean Masion in Manchester street held by the
Canterbury Civic Trust.A charity aution was held and I am now the proud
owner of a Lou Summers Sculpture.Dame Ann and John Hercus were there working
hard as usual and well done to the chairman Tim Hogan architect.

Wine of the week is Mount Edward 2007 Pinot noir from central Otago

Have a great weekend


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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Many of you may have seen our advert in yesterdays Christchurch Press House of the Year lift out. We’ve had some great feedback from it.

For those of you that missed it, here it is:

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Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
  • World cup football now over .Our company soccer nuts Mike and Jason inform me that Spain deserved to win
  • Great win by the All Blacks on Saturday also
  • Will Auckland ever be ready to host the world cup? Those poor north island builders will end up with an impossible time to complete!
  • Compost now on vegetable garden getting ready for the spring planting
  • House of the year judging now complete. Look out for the results Gala dinner on August 6
  • Local house of the year lift out in this Saturdays Christchurch Press
  • Latest CBC book now out
  • Great night was had by all at the Melton Estate mid winter Christmas night (another one of our locals )
  • Wine of the week is Renato 2007 Pinot Gris (a little boutique vineyard in Tasman)

Have a great weekend and keep warm winter weather is back


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Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
  • Rhys Barrington our apprentice chief son has just won – The Salon Culinaire Competition –The same mystery ingredients were given to each competitor and had to make two portions of entrée in one hour. Rhys is currently employed by the Crown Plaza Christchurch under executive chief Tony Smith. The event drew some very tuff competition and was very kindly sponsored by United Fisheries .Well done Rhys !!!
  • CBs birthday was on July 4th .We had a fabulous family occasion at Saggio Davino
  • Great to see the sun after all that wet weather .Jobs sites are just about back to normal and men finally working without wet weather gear .
  • Wine of the week; Ngapuarata 2006 Pinot Noir
  • This is a tiny winery in West Melton but definably worth a visit on the weekend for the lamb shank soup

Have a great week

Regards Gillian B   (the boss)

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Monday, June 21st, 2010
  • CB now commencing to build a pizza oven at home (Saturday job ) I will keep you posted
  • Great win by the all blacks on Saturday
  • Even better drawer by the all whites on Monday. Our in house soccer nuts Mike Toohey and Jason Paul are on fire
  • New Clive Barrington book now going to print
  • Wine of the week was Saltram Mamre Brook Shiraz 2006

Have a great week
Regards Clive

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
  • Great weekend in Hanmer
  • Fine food and great company at the Laurels restaurant in Hanmer
  • Hanmer hot pools as good as ever
  • Men on project sites battled with more wintery weather
  • New CBC book getting closer
  • House of the year judging is commencing for us
  • Don’t forget to check out our architect of the month
  • Wine of the week was Greystones Pinot Gris from Waipara
  • Have a great week

    Regards Clive

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