Wooden Flooring And Timber Decking Installation
Imbali Safari Lodge
We were contacted by Imbali Safari Lodge. They got severely damaged and had to shut down for a period in February and half of March of 2012. We quoted on timber decking, timber hand railing and timber flooring all of which was done in solid Rhodesian Teak.
On 27th January 2012, big floods hit South Africas Lowveld area. Some parts of the Kruger received 400mm overnight. Many of the lodges in the area were destroyed by raging rivers.
Our teams arrived on site towards the end of February after all the paperwork had been completed. We had a mammoth of a task to do. 1600m/2 of new Teak Decks, around 500m/2 of new Teak wooden flooring, 120 meters of hardwood handrailing and refurbishment of a bridge. Our time frame promised to the client was 21 days of work. Our opposition said it could not be done in less then 3 months. With much planning and dedication from our installation teams we worked 16 hour days with lighting when necessary.
We had a bunch of changes thrown our way regarding design during the project. Against all odds, we managed to finish and hand over in just under 14 days.
In the years since, we have done a lot more work for the Kingfisher group. They continue to use us, and our products and we have a great relationship with them.
Imbali Client Testimonial
Michael and Lloyd Dillon from Lowveld Hardwood Flooring was contracted by Imbali Safari Lodges to do renovation work on all our wooden floors and decking at all three our Lodges. To be honest they were given an impossible timeframe to complete the work at all three the Lodges. To make things worse there was a good amount of “Curve Balls” thrown into the mix as well. One of which was to change the shape of our room decks at Imbali to accommodate plunge pools.
During the two weeks they were given to finalise and sign off on all the work at Imbali Safari Lodge, Hamiltons Tented Camp and Hoyo-Hoyo Tsonga Lodge I have encountered nothing but pure professionalism and a “never say die” attitude from Michael and Lloyd. They worked very long hours to ensure that we receive a product of the highest quality. I could always count their honest opinion and solutions of snags picked up along the way. I never got the impression that they are here to just do a job and get their money but rather to build a lasting relationship.
I will recommend Lowveld Hardwood Flooring without any hesitation at all. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need any further information on the work done by them.
Kind RegardsArno du Preez Resident Manager Imbali Safari Lodges Mluwati Concession Kruger National Park