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Des BrandDes BrandBILD Architects

We have in the past been involved with Messrs Mike Buyskes Construction as the Main Building Contractors on Two (2) Projects, namely:

 

  • FH Chamberlain Trading, Montana Branch, Pretoria-North - completed in 2009.
  • FH Chamberlain Trading, new Silver Lakes Branch, Pretoria-East - recently completed in 2012.

 

Messrs Mike Buyskes Construction, on both Projects was included on an invited Tender List, where they in both incidents were the lowest Tenderer and therefore appointed as the successful Main Building Contractors.

On both projects we can confirm:

  1. Day to day management in general was of a high standard, Project Programmes, general Reports, input at Site meetings, etc. was of value to the Projects.
  2. The JBCC Principal Building Agreement was diligently understood and their responsibilities managed accordingly.
  3. Sub-contractors were well managed
  4. Quality of work in general was of a high standard
  5. Housekeeping on Site was good.
  6. Insight into time constraints and progress required was generally good and their enthusiasm and willingness to resolve any matters with the Client and Consultants was appreciated.

Both Projects were successfully completed, on Programme and within budget and to the satisfaction of the Client and Consultants Team. We therefore have no doubt I recommending or giving Messrs Mike Buyskes Construction a positive referral.

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David Chamberlain – Managing DirectorDavid Chamberlain – Managing DirectorChamberlain

It gives me pleasure to recommend Mike Buyskes Construction.

This company recently completed our Silver Lakes Project on time and under budget, value approximately R120 million. This was the second major construction project which they completed for our group.

In addition we have known Mike Buyskes and his company as a client in Pretoria for 30 years and their large account is always paid strictly in 30 days.

After the completion of the Silver Lakes project we hosted a black tie celebratory dinner to thank them for the energy and effort that they put into our project. They were a pleasure to work with.

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John McCormick – DirectorJohn McCormick – DirectorMcCormick Property Development

McCormick Property Development is very proud to have worked with Mike Buyskes Construction since 2015 and together constructed some of the most recognised township retail in South Africa, including the iconic Mall of Thembisa, which won numerous local and international property awards in 2021. The dedication and commitment of their people, coupled with the vast experience and in-depth understanding of the building profession has created a solid relationship between our companies, and one which we can always rely upon.

Mike and his team have delivered every project on  time and have consistently maintained a high standard of quality in spite of the significant time and monetary pressures of the retail environment within which we operate, and we value our association very highly.

Congratulations on reaching your 50th year as a business, this is a magnificent achievement.

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Gerrie Rudolph – Project Manager & Franco Weyers – Divisional Operations ManagerGerrie Rudolph – Project Manager & Franco Weyers – Divisional Operations ManagerBokomo Foods

During early 2010 Bokomo Foods awarded the tender to construct a new factory at the Clayville premises to Mike Buyskes Construction. The value of this contract was in the excess of R50 million.

The project was completed within the agreed time and budget constraints. The second phase of the site development was also awarded to Mike Buyskes Construction and this was also executed to the satisfaction of the client.

We have found that Mike Buyskes Construction is very professional and committed to what they are doing. Problems encountered during the execution of the project were addressed and resolved.

It has been a pleasure working with them and we will at recommend them for any new building and construction work.

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Ernes WilkenErnes WilkenBoogertman + Partners Architects

The company Mike Buyskes Construction is known to us at Boogertman + Partners for the past 5 years.

A very special relationship has developed between Boogertman + Partners and the company known to us as a team of dedicated and highly motivated partners and staff.

It has always been a real pleasure dealing with them on a professional and personal basis and a number of projects had been completed by them for us in a very successful way, on time and within budget.

The quality of their building work has always been of a very high standard and their management skills on site and with sub-contractors is of an excellent standard conducted in a very professional manner.

We as a company can most certainly recommend Mike Buyskes Construction for future building contracts and should any further info regarding specific projects be required please do not hesitate to contact the writer.

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Mark Boyd – Director of DevelopmentSouthern Sun Hotels

It was a pleasure being associated with MBC.
A company is as good as its people, and where we can, for any project, we like to choose the right people!

A project brought in on budget, in programme and with absolute commitment to quality is what we consider a successfully managed project. Mike Buyskes Construction is all about the people - focused staff, hands on, innovative and attention to detail!

Well done, we were delighted with the finished product and the professional manner in which construction process was managed.

Here's looking forward to the next one!

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Chetin Ramjee – DirectorPentad Quantity Surveyors

We herewith confirm that Pentad Quantity Surveyors have worked on several projects with Mike Buyskes Construction over the past couple of years, including extensive refurbishment work to Earl's Court Retail Centre as well as Pick 'n Pay and Sportsmans Warehouse Tenant Installations to the value of R65 million.

They have always acted with outstanding professionalism and their services have always been excellent in every aspect.

Pentad Quantity Surveyors would recommend Mike Buyskes Construction for any project without hesitation.

Please do not hesitate to contact the writer should you have any further queries.

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Daniel Trollip – DirectorDaniel Trollip – DirectorLocal Studio Architecture & Urban Design

It has been a pleasure working with Mike Buyskes Construction on our Lapalala Wilderness School project. With challenging site conditions and an extensive process of testing new materials, the team from MBC was up for the challenge and carried out the work with skill, professionalism and attention to detail.

No detail was too difficult to be resolved in one of Leon’s sketchup models and we appreciated this added benefit.The success of the project is testament to the commitment shown by the whole project team.

We look forward to future years of working with Mike and his team and have no hesitation in recommending them, no matter how challenging the task!

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John Cole – Commercial PropertiesM & T Development

We have been involved with Mike Buyskes Construction over the past few years. Recently Mike Buyskes Construction completed a large commercial development for M & T Development in Centurion.

Working closely with the M & T Development team, this key project was successfully completed on programme and within budget while providing for a very high standard of workmanship and finish.

We found our association with Mike and his team extremely rewarding. At all stages, whether it had been in the concept, the commercial negotiations, contract development and construction stages of the project, each respective member of his administration and construction teams where always most professional and accommodating. Mike, himself being very hands on and is extremely solution orientated, quick to grasp the problem and able to provide solutions.

We would not hesitate to commend Mike Buyskes Construction for the successful and professional manner our project was completed, as his team delivered on all aspects of the contract.

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Albie BoschAlbie BoschDBM Architects (Jhb) (Pty) Ltd

As architects it is essential that we deliver our clients with the best quality end project, thus we need to appoint contractors of the highest quality. The criteria which I generally use when electing a building contractor is workmanship, service delivery and price. Mike Buyskes Construction meets these criteria time after time.

In my experience their cutting edge is as a result of teamwork and an ability to meet my expectations in a professional and timely fashion. I have found them innovative and solution orientated and will not hesitate to recommend them to any developer.

Projects that I had the pleasure of working with MBC are listed below:

  1. Goody Sub-Sahara Peanut butter factory - Sunderland Ridge, R15 million, completed August 2011
  2. Bokomo Phase 1 Quality Biscuit Factory, Clayville, Midrand, R58 million, completed March 2012
  3. Bokomo Phase 2 Cornflakes Factory, Clayville, Midrand, R 45 million, completed October 2012
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WH SteynWH SteynQS Bureau Quantity Surveyors

Mike Buyskes Construction was selected, amongst seven other companies, to construct The Fairway Hotel, Conference Centre and Spa.

The project comprised the erection of 62 rooms, 7 villas, a spa, a gatehouse, site works and parking of an approximate area of 7073 m² over the course of 12 months. The total value of construction came to R135 million (excl. VAT).

This was a fast-track project and Buyskes Construction performed exceptionally well under an immense amount of pressure, to ensure timeous completion. Given the circumstances they acquitted themselves remarkably well.

Please do not hesitate to contact the writer should you require further information.

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Nick PlewmanNick PlewmanNicholas Plewman Architects

Nicholas Plewman Architects has had the privilege of working with Mike Buyskes Construction for more than a decade. It is no exaggeration to say that it has been a privilege and that over a considerable number of projects brought to successful completion together, the professionalism, dedication, reliability and simple team spirit that Mike and his team have brought to these projects is unequalled by any other experience I have personally had in the industry.

The 5.30 am phone call with which Mike announces the resolution of a tricky problem (that sometimes the architect has not yet even realized was a problem) he has been pondering in the wee hours has become a hallmark of Mike's "hands on" leadership.

Mike Buyskes Construction have a record of meeting even the most unreasonable time lines without compromising attention to detail. But I think what in my book ultimately sets Mike Buyskes Construction apart is the spirit of cooperative team work they bring to projects. Where so often the client, contractor and professional team inhabit mutually suspicious corners of the widest table they can find, the debate at an MBC site meeting is no less forthright and robust, but never antagonistic and I have never encountered a problem so insurmountable that it cannot be resolved around one of Mike's legendary prawn curries.

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John MaginnesJohn Maginnes Architects

MBC were the Main Contractors on a Stay Easy Hotel for the Southern Sun in Witbank.
The hotel is a concrete framed structure with concrete floors, cavity brick walls, and crammed full of services such as full airconditioning, smoke detection, sprinklers etc. requiring a great deal of detailed programming and coordination.

The contract was carried out professionally, within a tight programme and produced a building with a good standard of finish.

I would welcome the opportunity of working with MBC in the future and would recommend  them for building structures, similar to the above.

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Neville AbbottFor and on behalf of Focus Project Management

I would like to express our satisfaction with the quality of work and proactive attitude that we have experienced in our dealings with Mike Buyskes Construction on the projects that we have completed with them and those they are currently working on.

They were the Principal Contractor on the recently completed Sportsmans Warehouse Conversion Project at Earl's Court (construction value R8 million), and Earl's Court Phase 1 C Value Centre Refurbishment (construction value R80 million) which is to be completed shortly.

I would not hesitate to recommend them for, or appoint them on work in the future.

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