John Bennett – The Builder
A builder with the right attitude.
John Bennett was licensed as a builder in January 1976. Since then, he has built or supervised new homes, renovations, factory and office fitouts, large and small home unit projects, and the refurbishment of major hotels, from the Sofitel Darling Harbour to the Hotel Verona Mt Isa.
This eclectic mix of problem solving activity has imparted a familiarity with the functional and the stylish, the practical and the artistic. John brings to the present project a passion for giving effect to the architect’s design intent, together with a determination to ensure that the end users live with ease and elegance. There is a sense of familiarity with the property, he having carried out a major renovation of these same two dwellings in 2003 for the same owners.
Throughout his building career, John Bennett has constantly updated and upgraded his skills. He was one of the earliest accredited House Energy Ratings Assessors when the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme was introduced in 1999 (since superseded in NSW by BASIX). Continuing training, such as in the safe removal of asbestos, for himself and his staff ensures that every industry development can be given effect in projects under John’s supervision.
His training as a commando in his early years prepared John for the challenges of life. He was awarded the Australian Defence Force Medal in recognition of his contributions. When he does get any spare time John is a keen vintage (the boat not the crew) sailor.