Papillon shines at the Sheraton
THE man behind local landscapers Papillon Landscapes, Peter Murphy, needed all of his diverse skills to handle the massive project that came his way.
In fact it was those skills that won him the contract in the first place, Murphy says.
“I’m a carpenter by trade, and I have a builder’s licence, as well as a diploma in horticulture. So it all banded in together. It was a really intense job. “Luckily we had the right people, and we were able to use all locals.”
Using local contractors and labour was a key criterion for the project chiefs, then it was a matter of how to handle such a massive project.
“It was pretty much too big for any one of us to take on by ourselves so we worked together with Hatfield Electrical, Homescape Tiles and Installation, RAM Metalworks, and partnered with Raw and More,” Murphy says.
The contract was awarded to Papillon Landscapes and together with Rob Archbold, Papillon managed all of the local contractors and delivered the landscape.
Managing the job was much easier with all of the local guys on side.
Papillon “built all the additional decks, pavings, cabanas, footpaths and obviously all the garden beds, irrigation and drainage as well.”
Papillon was able to source what it needed locally, “which was fantastic”, but the job was so big that Papillon nearly exhausted local supplies of the plants they needed.
“It was difficult getting the quantity we needed in such a short time,” Murphy says.
“It was a short procurement time.”
Partnering with Raw and More made it easy to get and control materials, he says. The outdoor pavers had to be shipped in.
The fantastic new cabanas were designed by Papillon, Scott Carver and RAM and built offsite.
Murphy says it was such a big job all up, his small business had grown into a much bigger one, at times running 40 people.
It had been “intense” as a job, Mr Murphy says.
But the project managers were fantastic, not least the managers from Fullshare and Scott Carver – “the way they helped us with situations and issues was fantastic.
“With renovations it’s never simple: you never know what’s under the ground or a slab or behind a concrete wall.
“As you can imagine, we found everything you could possibly find.”
“It was a really challenging and enjoyable job and on behalf of Rob and myself, we wish to thank everyone involved, especially our amazing staff.”