We’ve helped Kiwis make great decisions on property for 30 years.
You may have heard about Prendos as the ‘leaky building people’. And it's true – our founding directors were the first to bring this problem to the attention of the government.
But it doesn't define who we are or what we do today. Since the 1990s, we’ve grown to become one of the country’s most commercially astute property and construction consultancies.
Proudly Kiwi owned and operated, we work with property owners, occupiers and managers across all sectors from logistics and hotels to residential and education.
Everything we do stems from our core values of personal excellence, teamwork, client focus, and leadership, as we go about helping clients maximise the value from their property.
Things we’re proud of…
- Our team is 50% men and 50% women, which is very unusual in our industry.
- We support numerous non-profit foundations and charity organisations.
- We were the first to discover the leaking building situation.
- We are bi-cultural first and in addition also multi-cultural – our team can speak English, Te Reo Māori, Nepali, Korean, Tamil, Tagalog, Sinhala, Hindi, Kannada, Japanese, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Afrikaans, Indonesian, Portuguese Dutch, Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian, Mandarin Chinese, Gaelic, French, German, and Spanish.
Our road to net zero emissions
Although we have some way to go to fully embrace sustainability, we’re heading in the right direction.
Being in the construction industry, we recognise that the biggest impact we can make is to influence the sustainability of projects we’re involved in. So, our sustainability policy focuses on training and development of people in this area. We want everyone at Prendos to be passionate about and drive sustainable outcomes.
Not all clients are open to engaging with a formal Greenstar or Passive House certification process. However, our policy is to incorporate learnings and principles from these programmes into all projects, to the extent allowed by project briefs and budgets.
One of the most effective and enduring ways to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of buildings to reduce the ‘energy in use’. That’s why we promote Passive House principles in design of the thermal envelope, heating, cooling and ventilation design. And why we also specify New Zealand-made products that are sustainable and readily available, wherever possible.
You can rest assured building materials are researched to ensure the carbon footprint of the construction work is minimised. For example, our commercial flooring supplier now uses 100% recycled backing in their new carpet tile range, which is certified as netZero Carbon.
All new timber is FSC certified, and we recommend waste management processes such as REBRI to reduce waste from construction activities.
Upholding industry standards
We're serious about providing better quality outcomes for both building owners and occupiers. That's why we actively participate in various professional associations.
What clients are saying
You guys have done a brilliant job of managing this project! You’ve changed our thinking on the value of project management.
Your briefs of evidence and assistance with preparation for and attendance at mediation were invaluable in supporting the body corporate’s claim, and in achieving a successful outcome.
I now have the confidence that the buildings are sound, safe and the level of finish is so good. I doubt anyone else could have done this work in the same way.
Thanks to Prendos, we continued to operate and did so without one issue or complaint. Our building in the following seven years has not presented one defect.
Time and again Prendos provides us with professional TDD services that facilitates an Arvida strategy of precise capital management.
Without your easy to understand explanations the raising of unbudgeted levies would have been nigh on impossible. What has been achieved is exceptional.