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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...

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Green concrete tennis court, and coloured basketball court too

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

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Nga Kina by Michel Tuffery feature Peter Fell colour 791

Commissioned by the Wellington Sculpture Trust, Nga Kina by Michel Tuffery was opened late last year on Wellington's Water front to universal acclaim. Built by GRC New Zealand Ltd in Henderson, Auckland, it is a wonderful addition to the Kumutoto precinct and further proof why more of our cities should invest in more sculpture (in our humble opinion!). The green colour was achieved by utilising... Read More »

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Palmers Planet - coloured concrete floor sets the scene

The new Palmers Planet store in Greville Road, Albany features a magnificent coloured concrete floor that helps sets the scene for this fresh and vibrant new style of store. Commercial specialists Architecture F+D=A worked very closely with the clients to ensure all pieces of the building puzzle suited what Palmers were wanting to do with both the brand and the store. Peter Fell colour 206... Read More »

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Cut underfloor heating cables fixed with 50mm bonded coloured topping

After completing the slab for an Auckland House extension, the concrete cutter accidentally through the cables for the underfloor heating - doh! Developer Ben Snelling overcame the problem in conjunction with Dean Lawson of Custom Concrete to re-pour the coloured slab using a bonded topping - problem solved and the result is spectacular. Peter Fell colour 673 was used to give the subtle tones... Read More »

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Unique Precast in Dunedin

Hiding around the corner at the new Dunedin South Countdown designed by ASC Architects, is a feature wall referencing the neighbouring Gasworks Museum. According to the ODT "The design of this wall reflects attempts to recover "some of the lost history of the site", including using vertical lighting strips to represent the legs of a former gas holder tank on site, and use of different coloured... Read More »

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Concrete for ECE Centres - a perfect combination of beauty and durability

Coloured concrete has provided the answers to many problems at The Rumpus Room, a new early learning centre in Point Chevalier, Auckland. A large addition to an existing 1940s brick and tile house was built and the floor in the new extension was required to be a metre above the ground to ensure the floor to the building was all at the same level. Stahlton Rib and Infill flooring was specified... Read More »

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Wanaka delight

This striking home in Wanaka utlises PFL642 throughout the ground floor, and the patios. Designed by local architects Parker Warburton, the floor has been honed and sealed allowing the grey tone to complement the local aggregates in the concrete, as well as the other materials such as schist.... Read More »

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Daltons Plantation, Matamata by Xanthe White

Judith Dalton and Xanthe White have grown a creative concept into what has become one of New Zealand's most unique event venues. Daltons Plantation showcases new plants, products and different garden styles to the gardening public in a 10 acre development adjacent to Daltons operating site in Matamata. Utilising the design skills of one of New Zealands leading garden designers, Xanthe White,... Read More »

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Te Atatu South Toilets - honed and coloured precast panels

Completed in early 2012 the toilets are a design led centrepiece for the regeneration of this park. The panels were cast by Concretec and feature Peter Fell colour, a cast in pattern, and have also been honed for extra effect. Extremely durable for a difficult environment, yet smart and very pleasing to the eye, they will no doubt stand the test of time.... Read More »

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Pool Surround Before and After, with continuous concrete edging (ie no copings)

Andy Lett from Westend Concrete in Auckland has many talents including coping free pool surrounds. The above photos show the 'After' and 'Before' photos of a project where the existing paver surround was replaced with a coping free concrete surround. Much better!... Read More »

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New PFL Satin Sealer launched

Following many requests we are very pleased to launch our new Satin Sealer. The photo above shows a paver sealed with the PFL Satin Sealer on the left hand side compared to the PFL Glaze Sealer on the right hand side, and the difference in reflection and hence gloss is obvious. PFL Satin Sealer is solvent based and so gives the concrete the popular 'wet look', plus it is suitable for use on all... Read More »