Monday 19 August 2013
Wairarapa UCOL carpentry students raise the roof
Wairarapa UCOL’s latest house building project will be celebrated with a traditional ‘roof shout’ laid on by major
sponsor Mitre 10 MEGA
Masterton on Tuesday.
The event celebrates the building progress of UCOL’s second house. There will also be a cheque presentation to the
benefactors of last year’s charity house build, the Asthma foundation
and Life Flight Trust
Twelve UCOL Certificate in Carpentry
students have been constructing the three bedroom house under UCOL’s custom-designed covered facility at the Masterton
campus. UCOL National Certificate in Joinery
students will also work on the house this semester.
“The house-build is proving to be a great learning outcome for current students and a vehicle to showcase what we can
offer here in trades training,” says UCOL’s Construction Programme Coordinator Brett Tickner.
Built under the watchful supervision of Carpentry lecturer Peter Vanderveen, the wooden framed house features an ensuite
and ‘lifetime’ design. “It is suited for homeowners of all ages,” says Brett.
Run in conjunction with Mitre 10 MEGA Masterton and the Dugdale Charitable Trust
, the UCOL building ventures are regarded as highly valuable community projects with many local and national suppliers
showing their support with services and products.
“Our trades students get to work on a full scale construction job and the sponsors and industry partners get a platform
to showcase their products and services. It’s a real win-win situation,” says Brett.
The Life Flight Trust
will each benefit from the proceeds of the house sale. The house will be auctioned on site in November.