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Mana Tukutuku, Randwick Park Sports and Neighbourhood Centre

Opus International Consultants have designed this recently opened...

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Waterbank Crescent Skatepark and BMX Track

As part of the Waterview Connection project, a number of community...

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Unique Streetscapes at Freedom Villages Papamoa

Freedom Villages new complex in Papamoa features one of our...

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Beautifully executed drive way

Usually, driveways are either plain concrete or black exposed...

Case Study

Green concrete tennis court, and coloured basketball court too

Designed and built by one of our favourite contractors, Sam Watson...

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Mana Tukutuku, Randwick Park Sports and Neighbourhood Centre

Opus International Consultants have designed this recently opened community centre in South Auckland. "To us it is more than just a building, it is about how we have worked together to create something for our community and we are grateful for the support of the local board to help us get there." says Randwick Park Residents' Association chairwoman Maree Beaven. The distinctive colour in the... Read More »

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Waterbank Crescent Skatepark and BMX Track

As part of the Waterview Connection project, a number of community projects were agreed which have added much loved new facilities to the local communities. The design of the park is based around a figure of eight pattern which allows skaters to use areas both individually or as a continuous loop of skating. The design brief included a requirement for artistic elements to break up the mass of... Read More »

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Unique Streetscapes at Freedom Villages Papamoa

Freedom Villages new complex in Papamoa features one of our Terracotta colours used in a wide variety of ways; exposed, broom finished, and for kerbing There are also highlights and refuges using our grey tones. The grid pattern is created using a very shallow cut which creates a shadow line in the surface - quick, simple and very clever. Client: www.freedomvillages.co.nz Concrete Supplier:... Read More »

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Beautifully executed drive way

Usually, driveways are either plain concrete or black exposed pebble. Nothing wrong with that in the right context, but the possibilities are so much more. This driveway features our colour 155 that leads into the steps to the entrance of the house as well. A simple idea done very well.... Read More »

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Green concrete tennis court, and coloured basketball court too

Designed and built by one of our favourite contractors, Sam Watson from Taylor Made Concepts, these two great facitlities feature in a a new subdivision on the outskirts of Whangarei. Given the quality of the Karanui development, concrete was the preferred material of the developer given it's longevity and aesthetics. Sam developed the design himself using our colours, and as usual executed both... Read More »

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Tiverton Reserve - truly great concrete design

Designing in concrete should draw on five inputs; shape, texture, colour, cuts and a sealer. All five of these have been used to great combined effect in the simply marvallous new reserve on Tiverton St in Auckland. We especially like the use of placed pebbles which is not common but adds a wonderful texture. Landscape Architects: Isthmus Group, Auckland... Read More »

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Linear precast in Timaru

This prominent site in Timaru deserved a prominent building and local Architect David McBride hase created just that. The design of the precast panel is of course our favourite part and utilises one of our Charcoal range together with a wonderful linear pattern that is repeated in some of the timber panelling below to bring it all together. David is a big fan of concrete and has utilised our... Read More »

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Coloured Concrete & C2 perfect for the toughest environment: childcare centres!

The Rumpus Room Waterview recently opened and features concrete throughout, both inside and outside. Concrete is perfect for childcare centres as it is cost effective, tough and adds a great aesthetic. Inside the new C2 flooring system from Peter Fell was used on a salt and pepper honed concrete floor featuring Peter Fell colour 678. This is a mid-gray that together with the random speckle of... Read More »

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Peter Fell very proud to help out on Marae DIY

We were delighted to make a contribution to the refurbishment of Ohine Waiapu Marae in Rangitukia, East Coast, with some of our blue oxide. It's not often blue is seen on a marae, but the pattern is significant to the whanau because it mirrors some of the whakairo (carvings) that are in the wharenui. You can watch the whole story on Marae DIY, TV3 on Demand.... Read More »

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Sealers for domestic wet areas, moisture and slip

We are often are asked if our sealers can be used in bathrooms. The sections in the building code that covers this area are section D1 "Access routes and section "E3 "Internal Moisture" D1 clause 1.3.3 (d) requires that all access routes shall have adequate slip-resistant walking surfaces under all conditions of normal use. Under the building code an 'access route' is defined as "a continuous... Read More »