Having already built a trusted reputation in Central Otago, Rilean established a new branch in Christchurch and required a redeveloped website to meet both geographic markets. They also wanted a responsive, modern design to reflect their award-winning expertise.
The aim of the new site was to feature both the Central Otago and Christchurch branches, but to have both branch appear as separate areas within the one website.
The site also needed to visually showcase Rilean's works, for which they have won several awards. From the striking, duel-focus and visually-centred welcome page to the hero images featured on each region’s landing page, the entire website is designed around telling a story about, and providing evidence of, the high level of quality Rilean produces.
While a significant feature of the new site is to showcase Rilean’s expertise to prospects, secure sharing is another important element of the site’s functionality. A logged-in tendering module catering for builders allows users to upload and download documentation for construction projects, whether they are onsite or in the office. This module features an easy 'drag and drop' option for the uploading of documents, made possible via the SilverStripe CMS.
To further engage prospects and clients, and demonstrate Rilean’s project progress on an ongoing basis, a Facebook feed was integrated into the website – allowing builders and project managers to easily upload images to Facebook on the go, and have them instantly visible on the website.
- 16 March 2015