Short History

In the mid 1980’s Paul Lanskey and Ross Williams founded Lanskey Constructions Pty Ltd as a building contractor with a difference. Their attitude and commitment to non-confrontational and client partnering relationships has resulted in the company expanding throughout Australia and into New Zealand with offices in:

  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Auckland

Lanskey Constructions offices are resourced with experienced, competent construction personnel to undertake projects throughout Australia and New Zealand. The company is recognised as a truly capable builder and construction partner for a diverse range of projects.

  • Members of the Master Builders Associations in NSW, Qld, VIC, WA
  • NZ Construction Sector Accord Network
  • Aust Institute of Project Management
  • Aust Institute of Building
  • National Building Professionals Register
  • Construction Sector Accord Logo
  • Master Builders Logo

Types of Work

Lanskey Constructions have an immense range of work variety.

  • Roll-outs, fast foods, fitout works
  • Health, Community and Education , schools and colleges, community centres, health facilities etc
  • Fuel and Petrochemical, service stations, storage facilities, chemical process plants
  • Airport and infrastructure including Substations, cargo terminals, warehouses, logistic centres
  • General Commercial, Showrooms, Restaurants, Carparks
  • Shopping Centres and Retail, Coles, Woolworths, Dan Murphy's, Complex refurbishments and upgrades
  • Fitout refurbishment and insurance works
  • Process and Industry- Food Processing Plants, laboratories
  • Construction Sector Accord Logo
  • Master Builders Logo
thumb Some Thoughts from
Paul Lanskey

Our company has always aimed for strong client relationships and repeat business by really focussing on the clients and their needs. I believe that it is this approach that ensured our survival through the difficult financial times of the early nineties, which sadly saw the closures of many other companies in the construction industry.

Ever since those early years this same approach has given Lanskey an important point of difference when compared to most other building contractors.

Repeat Business

Today, our repeat business is running at 89% of turnover - something we believe is unrivalled in the industry. With a current turnover including Construction Management projects approaching $200 million we are proud of what we have achieved.

In order to service our clients needs we maintain builders contractors licences, registrations and insurances in all States and Territories throughout Australia.

This allows us a mobility and flexibility for our clients to get straight onto their projects with a minimum of “red-tape.” We have done small projects worth less than $100,000 for our key clients as well as major works ranging right up to $100m+.

This is only possible to do with the highly capable and dedicated team of staff and labour that we are fortunate enough to have within our company. We are proud of the fact that most offices have several long-term employees that have been with the company for many years, as have many of our preferred subcontractors. The relationship model that we have applies to our staff and subcontractors as well as our clients

In fact this Relationship form of delivery was featured in Tony Lendrum’s book, The Strategic Partnering Handbook. The latest edition printed in 2003 nearly 20 years after Lanskey Constructions commenced trade, proves that this approach in looking after our clients never gets old.

“We are proud of the way we conduct business and consider our honest, ethical approach one of the keys to our success.”  -  Paul Lanskey.

Awards , Safety and Systems

The Company has received a number of safety and other awards for the works undertaken for our clients. For example, we have regularly been the recipient of the BP Contractor Of The Year award. We often achieve 100% in external safety audits undertaken by independent companies on behalf of BP, Shell and Caltex.

Safety Audits 100%

We operate in house developed IT systems that are specific to company requirements as well as using an internationally developed construction management program for budgeting and costing controls. Such reporting systems can be, and have been in specific cases, adapted to suit client requirements where, for example, they need to split costs into different budget allocations.

We are continually monitoring technological changes and innovations that would bring benefit to our works and help to improve efficiencies, which could potentially save our clients time and/or money.

Lanskey are different from the average building contractor and our record rate of repeat business demonstrates that we are held in a very high regard by our clients. At every level we focus on quality of the delivered project and a satisfied client-no matter what the project type, location or value.

Fundamental Common Values Across Lanskey Operations

Lanskey Constructions

Whilst the various states run individual offices due to legislative differences there are a range of common values that everyone at Lanskey Constructions works to: Integrity, Quality, Safety, Value and Client Satisfaction no matter which part of Australia they are based.

Traditionally projects have been won on a competitive tender basis where a number of builders have submitted bids based on design documents provided by the client. There is a shift currently to more of the Design and Construct Tender system where the builder is provided with the design outline or brief and has to incorporate design development as well as the actual construction costs into his tender. Clients view this as a means of transferring the majority of the risk associated with the construction to the builder.

This is where the Lanskey approach is especially important. By giving the client the benefit of their experience up front and providing them with genuine costings and options, there is an opportunity to manage the entire process with a builder that understands their business and doesn’t come on board when it is basically too late.