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Project Unite Limited is a New Zealand commercial construction company specialising in enveloping solutions. We have had a long history in the metal longrun roofing industry with expertise in several membrane roofing systems, seismic expansion joint systems, and custom roof walkway systems.
We use high quality, reputable suppliers of product and materials in all areas and can offer on-going maintenance services for any of the systems we install.

Our management team has in-depth industry knowledge and experience and we utilize these traits to ensure that projects are completed professionally and to an exceptional standard. Project employs New Zealand's first Licensed Building Practitioner for roofing and currently employs 4 staff with Licensed Building Practitioner status.
We encourage and assist our staff in becoming qualified Specialist Tradesmen in Roofing and educate all staff about site safety standards and regulations. We are committed to building a company-wide culture where safety comes naturally.

Safety First

Our Story

1984
2007
2008
2012
2013
1984

Strong Foundations

Established in May 1984, Mike Sentch and Kevin Skeet began Project Roofing Limited in the Waikato having previously worked together at Roofix (NZ) Limited, the roofing arm of the then Hawkins Group. The intent soon focussed on the supply and installation of commercial and industrial metal roofing, cladding and associated rainwater items in the Auckland and Waikato regions.
Through economic highs and lows, Project Roofing has gone from strength to strength by placing a major emphasis on leading the industry in quality, technology, safety and service. This 'ideal' has served us well and earlier this year Project Roofing celebrated 30 years incorporation.

2007

The Need to Maintain

Not only did the 'Leaky-building Epidemic' uncover some fairly substandard building products and practices in the New Zealand commercial construction industry, it also highlighted the lack of regular maintenance regimes of buildings in general.
Project Maintenance Limited was introduced to provide a supplementary on-going service to our commercial clients based around our philosophy that small things done now will offset larger problems in the future.
Like most products, metal roofing product warranties require regular maintenance to ensure the warranties remain valid for the duration of the warranty period. Project Maintenance covers it all from half-yearly washdowns to major reroofing works.

2008
2012

Seismic Capability

The devastation caused by the Christchurch earthquakes highlighted how susceptible our buildings in NZ are to collapse and damage during seismic events. It has had major ramifications in the way buildings are constructed and in particular the ways in which a building is able to cope with this type of movement.
Seismic expansion joint systems were identified as a crucial extension of roofing trade works and Project Seismic Limited was added to the group. Our available services include all seismic expansion joint systems including floor, wall and ceiling joints both internally or incorporated into the building envelope.

2013

United we stand...

The various Project Companies were formed as a result of identifying certain gaps in the New Zealand construction industry. Each of the companies had a specific area of expertise and each complimented the other creating a strong synergy of functions and solid brand identity. The group comprised of Project Roofing, Project Maintenance, Project Seismic, and Project Access. To afford our clients and the market an even more seamless offer and ultimately an all-encompassing Warranty document the decision was made to Unite each under one banner – Project Unite.

Our Team

Mike

Mike Sentch

Founder / Managing Director
  • Roofing Industry experience since 1976
  • Foundation member of Roofing Association of New Zealand (RANZ)
  • Executive member of RANZ and Chairperson of RANZ Contractural Committee 1994 - 2010. Elected Life Member of RANZ in 2011.
  • RANZ representative to New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors Federation (NZSTCF) 1995 - 2010
  • NZSTCF representative to Building Research Advisory Council (BRAC) 2006 - 2010
Bucko

Michael 'Bucko' Sentch

Manager
  • Current Executive member of the Roofing Association of New Zealand (RANZ)
  • Licensed Building Practitioner BP101878 (Profiled Metal Roofing/Cladding)
  • Certified Installer of Balco Seismic Systems
  • Roofing Industry experience since 1997
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Stuart Weir, BMS(Hons)

Estimator
  • Licensed Building Practitioner BP109170 (Profiled Metal Roofing/Cladding)
  • Roofing Industry experience since 1973
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Phone: 021486450
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Richie Powell

Site Supervisor
  • Licensed Building Practitioner BP100502 (Profiled Metal Roofing/Cladding and Membrane Roofing)
  • Roofing Industry experience since 1982
  • National Certificates in Metal Roofing and Membrane Roofing
  • Viking Certified Installer Stage III
  • Certified Installer of Balco Seismic Systems
  • NZQA qualifications in Working at Heights, Fall Arrest Systems and First Aid
  • Phone: 021853252
Rena

Rena Schuster, BMS(Hons)

Contracts Manager
  • Certificate in Construction Site Safety
  • Site Supervisor Gold Card
  • Certified Installer of Balco Seismic Systems
  • Roofing Industry experience since 2004
  • Phone: 021368960
Coralie

Coralie Sentch

Accounts
  • Phone: 078491700
Shannon

Shannon Sentch

Administration
  • Phone: 078491700
McKone

Matt McKone

Foreman
  • National Certificate in Metal Roofing/Cladding
  • Site Safe Advanced Passport
  • NZQA qualifications in Working at Heights and First Aid
  • Roofing Industry experience since 1999
  • Phone: 021782603
Jonny

Jonny Smythe

Foreman
  • National Certificate in Metal Roofing/Cladding
  • Site Safe Advanced Passport
  • NZQA qualifications in Working at Heights and First Aid
  • Roofing Industry experience since 2006
  • Phone: 021798977
Ryno

Ryan Comer

Foreman
  • National Certificate in Metal Roofing/Cladding
  • National Certificate in Carpentry
  • Site Safe Supervisor Gold Card
  • NZQA qualifications in Working at Heights and First Aid
  • Roofing Industry experience since 2003
  • Phone: 021838079
Anton

Anton Powell

Foreman
  • National Certificate in Metal Roofing/Cladding
  • Site Safe Passport
  • NZQA qualifications in Working at Heights and First Aid
  • Roofing Industry experience since 2009
  • Phone: 021591566
Hanz

Hanz Kuffner

Foreman
  • National Certificate in Metal Roofing/Cladding
  • Qualified Carpenter(Germany)
  • Site Safe Passport
  • NZQA qualifications in Working at Heights and First Aid
  • Construction Industry experience since 1985
  • Phone: 021591696
Brad

Brad Graham

Foreman
  • National Certificate in Metal Roofing/Cladding
  • Site Supervisor Gold Card
  • NZQA qualifications in Working at Heights and First Aid
  • Roofing Industry experience since 2010
  • Phone: 021791403
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