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Project Updates & Video Series

We are proud of our hard-working team and the projects we’ve completed so far. Check out the videos below to find out more about the team at LOC Construction and our building processes.

Panorama Road - Architectural New Build

Ep 1. Frames & Trusses Stood

Welcome to Panorama Rd on Clifton Hill near Sumner Beach. A new project that features an architectural new build on a complex hill site with very limited access to the site. This project once completed will be a real show-stopper and will offer our clients a beautiful home with Panoramic Views.

Edgeware Road - Townhouse development (video series)

Ep 1. Edgeware development introduction

Welcome to our Edgeware Rd development situated close to the heart of the city!! In this exciting video series, we take you through the entire build process and show you how we do it at LOC Construction.

In Episode 1 we take you from an empty site through the foundation process, frames being erected, mid floors built and first-level frames stood!

Ep 2. Roofing stage

Tom gives us the rundown on the build progress.

Ep 3. Windows & cladding

We have windows going in and the cladding is getting completed ready for Rockcote!

Ep 4. Meet our architect

Today Tom introduces us to Craig South from Allfrey + South Architects Ltd.

Ep 5. Update from Les O’Connell

The exterior plastering is starting to take shape, pink batts are installed, final pre-wire is going in and gib board is going up.

Ep 6. Landscaping

Tom gives a quick update on recent progress and what you can expect to see once these stunning townhouses are completed!

Ep 7. Completed & ready for sale

Tom takes us through the completed builds and shows us some of the features including some of the project highlights and insights at the end of the video!

Project Omeo - Architectural hill build (video series)

Ep 1. Project Omeo Intro & Update

We follow the build progress of our biggest build project for 2019 – 2020! A stunning architectural home built on Redcliffs Hill in Christchurch! Once completed this new build will occupy 3 levels overlooking Christchurch city and the Southern Alps.

Ep 2. Update from Les

The big cheese (Les O’Connell) fronts the camera and gives us an update on project Omeo.

Ep 3. December 2019 update

We’ve been busy on-site and as we near the end of 2019 we give you a progress update report at our Redcliffs building site.

Ep 4. January 2020 update

Tom gives us the January update for LOC Construction at project Omeo.

Ep 5. May 2020 update

In this episode, Tom shows us through the house which now has the bathrooms waterproofed and ready for tiling, the exterior is now ready for cladding and all of the windows and joinery have been installed.

Ep 6. Leo & Priscilla

Meet Leo & Priscilla from project Omeo, an architectural hill build in Redcliffs, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Ep 7. August 2020 update

A little update before we return for our final instalment of filming and take a more in-depth look on this complex architectural build.

Ep 8. Sensational Omeo completed!

No expenses have been spared in this incredible home and the attention to detail is second to none!

Cannon Hill renovation

Ep 1. Cannon Hill renovation project overview 2020

Tom gives us the project overview on this Cannon Hill renovation.

Lots of work ahead for our boys! Have a listen and find out what’s in store for this transformation.

Ep 2. Mid build update

In this video, Les talks about progress, some challenges and highlights including some great project features! We also invite our project client and architect – Anthony on camera and he explains what’s been keeping him busy (his own little projects) and also his LOC experience to date.

Meet the LOC team in our series "Behind the staff"

Les O'Connell


From Olympic gold medalist to one of Christchurch’s top builders, Les tells his story from setting up his business in 1992 and why he’s still just as passionate today about the work he does at LOC Construction! We’re very grateful to have a leader like Les and appreciate his dedication to our clients and our staff.

In this series of BTS videos, we take you behind the scenes and introduce you to some of our valued staff members, you learn how they started in the industry, what makes them tick and some valuable advice for anyone wanting to get into the building industry.

Tom O’Connell

General Manager/Carpenter

Tom joined his father in the business 10 years ago, hear him talk about the evolution of LOC, the importance of having a tight-knit team and what it’s like working with his father Les O’Connell.

Kaleb Marshall


Family culture is one of the most important aspects in LOC, Kaleb talks about how it affects the workmanship of the team, and how Tom and Les both bring different skills to the business.

Jarrod Turnball


Jarred is one of our builders and has been with us 5 years, here he talks about the team culture at LOC and why he loves what he does!

Steve Van Beek


Steve is a talented builder from Hanmer Springs and has been in the game for 15 years! His favourite part of the building process is the finishing stages and Steve says “The key to working efficiently is getting everything right from the start.”

George Davie


Meet George, one of our longest employed carpenters. George has some great advice for apprentices wanting to get started in the industry!

Jake Rochford

Apprentice Builder

Jake is our newest builder here at LOC, he has shown great work ethic and sets a good standard for other apprentices coming on board at LOC!

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