HOME builders caught up in the collapse of Kirway Constructions have been given a ray of hope with an offer by the national office of Cavalier Homes to step into the breach.
Nanjing Night Net

It is understood work on 14 partially-built houses in Warrnambool and three in Port Fairy came to an abrupt standstill earler this week when the Traralgon-based company went into voluntary receivership.

Kirway owned the Warrnambool and Gippsland franchises of national housing chain Cavalier Homes.

Dozens of Warrnambool and district building industry tradies and suppliers have been left without payment by the collapse and will have to wait until a liquidator assesses the situation.

Cavalier Homes head office contacted The Standard yesterday to indicate it had offered to pick up the unfinished projects if given the opportunity.

“We have offered with other Cavalier franchisees to assist in completing the contracts,” Cavalier franchising general manager Steve Clarke said.

“The final decision will be made by the liquidator and we realise we have to work in conjunction with them in resolving the issue.

“This fallout is very unfortunate for us. The Warrnambool franchise was running well.

“We don’t envisage walking away from the Warrnambool area and will endeavour to have another franchiser step in.”

Mr Clarke said he learnt of the collapse a day after The Standard had heard from industry sources.

“I understand Kirway got into difficulty and the full brunt was felt by all its divisions,” he said.

“Clients from the Warrnambool area have been ringing our office to check on where they stand. We tell them they have to register with the liquidator.”

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