About Us

2 Construct’s Directors, Matt Munford and Chook Birch, have both worked in the set building industry since 1984. Starting out as students in a part time capacity, they performed general workshop duties and worked as pack in/pack out crew at the iconic Mercury Theatre in Auckland. These origins eventually grew in to full time positions as the core set building team of Third Stage Limited - a well established, leading set building company born out of the Mercury.   

As their knowledge and passion for their work grew, Matt and Chook saw the opportunity to establish their own business. Their skills and experience at the Mercury and Third Stage complimented one another perfectly and a natural progression for them was the co-founding of their own set building company in 2005 – 2 Construct Limited.

Matt Munford

Matt began his career in graphic design.  The 6 years he spent in this area sharpened his natural artistic flair and gave him a deep understanding of both the technical and artistic needs of the creative set building industry.  

Matt used these talents to eventually move in to the more specialised area of set design and construction, and was employed by Third Stage Limited. After 11 years with the company, his ever increasing repertoire of skills, strong work ethic and attention to detail sealed his reputation in this industry.

Chook Birch

At age 16 Chook joined the commercial and residential building industry and for the next 8 years worked in the field in both New Zealand and Australia.  His particular areas of focus and expertise were machining and joinery.  

These skills gave him an excellent grounding for his career in the set building industry, which also began at Third Stage Limited.  Chook’s talent for carpentry, and ability to provide high quality craftsmanship within the constraints of a client’s budget, established him as an accomplished and invaluable specialist in the field.

Since its inception in 2005, 2 Construct has grown in size, ability and reputation. It is now New Zealand’s leading set construction provider to the areas of the performing arts, festivals, corporate events, trade shows, television and film.

 
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