EMPOWER IS GROWING AND EXPANDING, EVEN MORE!
Last year, Bryn Edwards was appointed as NSW Operations Manager and we introduced Sean Purcell to the team to head up our rendering division, expanding our service offering from cladding installation to a complete external wall solution.
We are proud to announce that our team continues to grow and develop with the addition of two more area supervisors.
Darrell Tester and Jordan Young have been a part of the team at Empower for several years, working under our established construction management team, on site whilst developing their project management skills.
Both Darrell and Jordan have excelled, and are now moving into the roles of area supervisor.
From left to right: darreLl tester, thomas peterson, bryn edwards, jordan young, grant atkins, sean purcell
Our team now consists of cladding specialists (pictured above); Grant Atkins, Darrell Tester and Jordan Young, coatings expert, Sean Purcell and other talented support staff (absent in picture) including George Ordanoski, Aodan Macnamara, Thomas Peterson and more.
To get in touch with any of our team, please call us on 02 9676 3117. Thank you.
Our CEO and Founder, Ryan Steyn features in The Daily Telegraph
Check out our CEO and Founder, Ryan Steyn in The Daily Telegraph chatting about the history of Empower Construction.
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Fast, efficient and feature packed alternative to concrete slabs
Hebel PowerFloor is a perfect example of how lightweight materials can add value to residential homes. PowerFloor is a high performance, solid, non load-bearing subflooring that looks and feels like concrete floor but at a significantly lower cost.
The combination of strength, thermal and acoustic insulation properties make PowerFloor an ideal choice for first floor and suspended ground floors as well as decks and balconies.
Empower Construction believe PowerFloor is the perfect product for residential builders looking to try lightweight materials. “This product provides an opportunity for client who are new to lightweight construction to start with something simple”, said Ryan Steyn, Empower’s Managing Direct. “We find that once clients experience the speed of installation and costs savings of products like Hebel PowerFloor, plus all the benefits they can on-sell to their clients, it opens their eyes to the possibilities of lightweight construction.”
As specialists, Empower provide impartial advice and tailored solutions that help to save time and money. Their services range from wall systems to flooring, fencing and coating, and they advise on the right materials for each projects specific requirements.
With insulation becoming more and more important in residential building, Hebel PowerFloor really is a sound investment for a peaceful home. And your client will be happy to know that Hebel is light on the environment, produced with less than a quarter of the resources and raw materials used in the manufacture of other masonry products.
Contact us today for information on Hebel PowerFloor or other lightweight products.
With strong design aesthetics, the vision is to create a vibrant community that seamlessly integrates with the existing amenities and infrastructure in North Kellyville and the wider region.
Work has commenced on stage one of the development, and following the success of The Parc, also located in Kellyville, Sunland have partnered with Empower Construction to install their Hebel lightweight products.
Empower Construction’s Ryan Steyn said they are thrilled to be working on the Dahlia Residences. “Sunland Group have a strong reputation for attention to detail in the quality of building finishes, which is also what Empower Construction are known for, so we’re very happy to be working with them again on this exciting new project.”
Being specialist in lightweight construction, Empower are able to deliver their quality products and workmanship within a tight timeframe, ensuring the Dahlia Residences are built to the highest standard and delivered on time.
Stage one is due for completion early 2015 with another 4 stages of development thereafter.
Empower Construction were recently list at No. 36 on the 2014 BRW Fast 100 List.
Contact us today for more information on our products and services.
Servicing our clients is paramount, and ensuring we do that to the best of our ability is always something we endeavour to improve.
Our site supervisors Bryn Edwards and Grant Atkins have successfully delivered hundreds of residential and multi-residential lightweight cladding, rendering and painting projects at Empower Construction over the years.
To continue servicing our growing client base, we’re excited to introduce an addition to the team; site supervisor Sean Purcell. Sean brings many years of expertise in rendering and coating. Together, the team are excited to service the best builders in NSW and meet their lightweight cladding and coating needs.
To get in touch with our site supervisors:
Bryn Edwards (center) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant Atkins (left) – email@example.com
Sean Purcell (right) – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in joining the team at empower construction, get in touch with our head office: email@example.com
empowering others to achieve
Empower means making someone stronger and more confident.
I find that the word ‘empower’ is often taken lightly, but for me it has significant meaning. Empower means making someone stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights. It means increasing the capacity of individuals and groups, so that they have the confidence to make their own choices and plans.
I’m extremely lucky to share his philosophy with my beautiful wife Julia, who is not only my life partner but also my business partner, and Ryan & Juliatogether we’ve worked really hard to build up a successful and ethical business.
7 Years ago, we started our business from my small car, but we quickly outgrew that and now we are employing 35 people. There are so many families that we are close to, it is a great feeling. I love working with Julia, as we make a great team. I have many great ideas, but Julia always asks me to clarify and helps me to get things done.
If you work hard and you want something, you’ll be able to achieve it
We are very focused on putting all the right systems in place so that the business is not dependent on us, because eventually we want to use Empower Construction as a vehicle to reach our higher goal, which is to help underprivileged youth in Western Sydney. We want to show young people that if you work hard and you want something, you can achieve it, no matter where you are from.
Our goal is already underway through giving young people between 16-25 for the opportunity to work at Empower Construction and to learn new skills. We have such a strong and positive culture and with the right support, we can truly make a difference to young people.
We are also implementing a prisoner’s work release program, to help people get their lives back on track. We are very comfortable with employing these people and are very open about this with our clients. We believe that if people make a mistake, they should be given a second chance.
One of my greatest inspirations is my first cousin in South Africa. He was a person that nobody expected anything of and this made him very strong and determined. He started washing cars in the neighbourhood and nowadays he runs the second biggest cleaning company in South Africa. During this process from nobody to successful businessmen, my cousin has stayed the same person; always friendly, always looking for the best in people and always bringing joy to everyone around him. And on top of this, he is very humble.
Inspired by the positive impacts Empowering youth can have, we are planning the launch of Empowering Communities later this year. Empowering Communities is a youth outreach organisation founded by the board of directors of Empower Construction. Its focus is to unite the community, and to connect young people with the opportunities available to them through various programs plus some more that we’ll develop along the way. Stay tuned for more news later.
Every new day is an opportunity to make a positive difference
Another big inspiration for us is our faith. That’s what gets us through everything and we start each day with a bible reading. Every new day is an opportunity to make a positive difference. We get inspired and motivated by what we are doing, the growth we are having, how many lives we are effecting, the changes we are making in the industry and the great lightweight construction products that we have.
Exercise also plays a big part in my life and the Empower Construction Team have participated in the ‘Corporate Fight’ fitness events in the last year. It is all about challenging yourself and stepping out of your comfort zone. It is a good reflection of how hard life can be and how hard you have to train if you want something. It is not about winning, but it is about the mutual respect for the other participants. It was a great experience for the Empower team.
Always make sure you work for a purpose and not for the money
My tip for living an Empowered life is to believe in yourself, follow your dreams and be confident that you can achieve anything, as long as you put your mind to it. Work hard and have faith. Always make sure you work for a purpose and not for the money. The purpose will always outweigh the money.
Ryan Steyn, Founder - Empower Construction
Polystyrene is changing the way we think about construction
Lightweight construction specialists Empower Construction, supply and install only the best EPS on the market.
Ryan Steyn, Managing Director of Empower Construction says “We love working with EPS because of its high quality, strength and durability. Our clients are really impressed with the end result”.
EPS panels are made from high quality expanded polystyrene foam that displays high insulation values (R4 – R7). When used in conjunction with high-quality render, it creates a weatherproof barrier that delivers high thermal performance and a build of structural integrity.
It’s easy to install and with reduced construction times, you’ll be able to deliver the project earlier, saving time and money. By using a reputable installer such as Empower Construction, you not only have the benefit of their experience and expertise, you’re also covered by manufacturer warranties, giving you peace of mind.
Have a chat to us today to see how we can incorporate EPS into your next build!
Lightweight helped Ichijo Create 7 Star Energy Saving Homes
Ichijo had specific requirements regarding the dimensions needed, and in particular sought a thicker wall than was standard with Hebel in order to achieve a higher energy efficient rating. As lightweight construction specialists Empower was able to customise a system of installation, and have it approved by CSR – the manufacturer of Hebel. The system devised means that the battens used are of a thicker gauge, allowing Ichijo to achieve the desired wall thickness without voiding the manufacturer’s warranty.
Ichijo also wanted to create a larger window reveal to accommodate shutters or window furnishings. Empower Construction’s method of installing the Hebel panels was able to meet this requirement, plus they were able to provide an end-to-end solution including the supply of Hebel PowerPanels, along with installation, rendering and painting services
“We’re really pleased with the high level of interest in the homes,” said Mr Willis. “This is translating into strong sales for these designs.”
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Fire retardant: just one very important benefitS of lightweight building materials
For example, materials such as AAC (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) are noncombustible and are suitable for fire prone areas providing peace of mind for homeowners.
Other benefits of lightweight construction for builders and homeowners include:
• Tough as traditional materials – materials such as AAC are strong and significantly easier to manage and lift than their equivalent area in masonry/concrete, yet lightweight.
• Environmental performance – AAC offers good insulation properties and can deliver energy savings, by way of reduced heating and cooling requirements, well beyond those of traditional building methods.
• Faster turn around – lightweight construction can be up to 75% faster than traditional
Construction, so homeowners can begin to enjoy their new home earlier.
• Cost reductions – lightweight construction materials such as AAC and polystyrene are more cost effective than traditional materials such as rendered brick.
• Sound insulation properties – the tiny air pockets that are a feature of most lightweight building products create excellent sound insulation.
• Design versatility – lightweight construction can be sculpted to resemble brickwork, tiles, timber or other decorative features.
• Pest resistance – lightweight construction materials do not attract vermin or termites.
• Good looks – contrary to popular belief, lightweight construction offers a beautiful finish that suits a wide variety of building styles.
Ryan Steyn, Director of Empower Construction – specialists in advising and building in lightweight, says, “Given the many benefits, lightweight is becoming the future of our building landscape. We are seeing more and more developers turn to lightweight and seeing it in a new ‘light’, so to speak.
“Gone are the days of clunky, bland looking, concrete blocks. Today’s lightweight materials are extremely flexible in design so they look great, and they’re so easy and quick to work with. More importantly they offer homeowners protection from extreme conditions, such as bushfires.”
With more and more lightweight materials coming onto the market, it’s important for builders to stay abreast of these products and to consider them, particularly for regional areas where safety is crucial.
For advice on lightweight building systems and products, contact Empower Construction today.
Would you swap bricks for aac?
Not everyone likes change. It challenges our confidence and creates uncertainty. But what if the change meant achieving the same results quicker and more efficiently?
This sums up lightweight construction. It’s the technology of the building industry but not everyone’s ready to adopt it. However those that have are benefiting from the many advantages the products and process provides. In particular, residential developers are turning to lightweight for faster turn around and to on-sell the advantages to their customers.
AAC is a proven building product that has been used in Europe for more than 70 years, and in Australia for over 20 years. It’s made by mixing an expanding agent to concrete, causing tiny air bubbles to form. The cement is then cured in a heated environment, and while soft, sliced to size. Panels or blocks are formed then steam cured in an autoclave, making them strong and contributing to their much valued thermal and acoustic capability.
AAC, along with other more recent innovations in lightweight building materials, such as polystyrene and other such external claddings, continue to evolve to deliver substantial advantages to builders and the people who will inhabit the building once completed. Some of these benefits include:
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