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About Us


As told by Jean Wilson…

A London apprentice

Chris was born in Paddington, London. Since he was a young lad, he had an interest in the building industry because his father was a master plumber. Chris started his apprenticeship with Taylor Woodrow — one of the largest home building and general construction companies in Britain. He completed his Advanced City and Guilds with Distinctions in 1983.

In 1984 we got married, and I soon got a job working in the accounts department at a large hardware company. Chris ran a small business in the UK doing general building work and was doing pretty well, but we really wanted better opportunities for our children. And so, in 1987, we emigrated to Australia with our nine-month old daughter Laura. 

 

A tough start in a new country

We offer a full range of residential house construction and maintenance services including project design, acquiring appropriate licenses, and managing construction at all stages, as well as planning and implementing house improvement and renovation. We have years of experience in providing residential house construction and maintenance services. Our engineers are experienced, efficient, and always professional. You can be sure you will receive a high quality of service, with attention to detail and clear, accurate quotes. We have years of experience in providing residential house construction and maintenance services. Our engineers are experienced, efficient, and always professional. You can be sure you will receive a high quality of service, with attention to detail and clear, accurate quotes.
 

From small beginnings

Northern Industries has been trading since February 1990. From small beginnings, it has grown over the years and today we have 10 employees. I run the administration side and all the office and behind-the-scenes aspects of the business. Chris carries out all quotations and managerial concerns for the company as well as being hands-on with the projects. 

A close-knit fFrom left Rhys Wilson, Jean Wilson, Chris Wilson & Daniel WilsonFrom left Rhys Wilson, Jean Wilson, Chris Wilson & Daniel Wilsonamily business 

Both our sons, Daniel and Rhys, are working foremen in the business. They’ve completed their apprenticeships in carpentry and joinery and plumbing and have turned out to be quality craftsmen with many skills.

 


 

Winning contracts large and small

Northern Industries continues to be a real passion for us all. We’ve been determined to succeed through tough economic times and we believe that part of our success has been our willingness to carry out projects of any size in both city and country. It really is our flexibility and our size that helps us win contracts, large and small.

 

Highly skilled tradesmen

Of course, we couldn’t have done it without our team. We employ 10 highly skilled tradesmen who carry out a full range of services in the construction industry. 

 

Northern Industries’ services include 

Give us a call 

If you have a project in mind, why not give us a call. We’d be happy to give you a free no-obligation quote for your job, large or small.

 

Refurbishment saves $1.3 million per annum

At 19 Grenfell Street Adelaide, we are carrying out a 6-star energy rating refurbishment to the 17-storey office building for Grenfell Street Nominees. Our work includes upgrading lighting, air conditioning, lifts, and base building works, plus refurbishment of toilets and disabled access. This project will save the client approximately $1.3 million in electrical consumption every year.

Schools are amongst our most regular and repeat clients

Below is a list of just some of the projects we have completed. 

 

  • Prince Alfred College, Adelaide — we have been carried our several small to medium jobs at Prince Alfred College over the last 10 years including classroom and reception renovations, modifications to the boarding house facilities, major renovations to the head masters historical residence and have built a new major toilet block facility.
  • Maitland Area School — Library extension for DTEI 

  • St Gabriel’s School, Enfield — For Ian Seal Architects
    4 additional GPLAs and teaching area 

  • St Margaret Mary School, Croydon Park — For Paul Campbell Architects
    4 GPLAs, new library and disabled lift 
     
  • St Margaret Mary School, Croydon Park — for Paul Campbell Architects — 4 GPLAs, new library and disabled lift 

  • St Patrick’s School, Mansfield Park — Stage 1New GPLAs, library and computer room

  • St Patrick’s School, Mansfield Park — for Lynton Jury Architects  — completed work on Stage 2 for GPLAs, staff amenities block, lunchroom and car park

  • Prescott Primary, Para Vista — for DesignInc — new toilet block and storeroom

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