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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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Auckland Art Gallery Refurbishment: 1200m2 of honed 60mm topping (two levels up)

A true team effort between contractor, concrete supplier, and engineer, plus a few ring-ins, has created a superb space at the newly refurbished Auckland Art Gallery. Hawkins Construction, Stevensons Concrete and quite a few other parties worked very hard for many months developing a special topping mix only 60mm thick. Honed perfection - and not a single crack. Art work featured is by Jeppe... Read More »

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Soljans Winery, Kumeu

Soljans winery is a West Auckland succes story. From humble beginnings, the present Winery has a carpark that is always full due to it's popularity as a destination for wine tourists, brides and grooms, and lunchers alike. The coloured concrete floor has just been re-sealed for the second time since 2001 and is now back to it's sparkiling best once more. Tony Soljan once said to us that putting... Read More »

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Days Bay House by Bevan Slessor Architects

Suspended and coloured floor which maximises the thermal, aesthetic and durabililty benefits of concrete. Architect: Ric Slessor at Bevin Slessor Architects Ltd Contractor: Scott Tindle SMT Building Ltd Concrete Supplier: Allied Concrete Located on a steep site, with a stream running through the centre of the site and with commanding views north across the bay, this house nestles into the... Read More »


Perceptium - Sculpture by Peter Fell

Perceptium is a collection of sculpture by Peter Fell, the man not the company. Inspired by a number of different passions from Greco-Roman History, Alberto Giacometti, and more recently Chia, Peter has created both free-standing pieces and wall hung work. Using the medium of concrete, Peter has made a number of unique pieces of art demonstrating the versatility and beauty of this ubiquitous... Read More »

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Arrowtown House by Kerr Ritchie Architects

Architects: Kerr Ritchie, Builder: Bagley Builders Concrete Supplier: Allied Concrete, Queenstown Heating & Hotwater System: Bosch, Iain Hilton, 021 241 5633, This inspired house was one of the Finalists in the Home magazine House of the Year awards 2010, and won the BMW Efficient Dynamics Sustainability Award in that competition. Elsewhere it... Read More »

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Waipukerau New World Supermarket

The second New World Floor to feature Peter Fell Colour Client: Foodstuffs Properties (Wgtn) Limited Architect: Proarch Architects, Palmerston North Main Contractor: Alexander Construction, Napier Concrete Supplier: Firth Industries, Napier The project utilised Peter Fell colour 334 which was chosen to lift the appearance and contribute to the overall aesthetic. To this a Salt and... Read More »

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Wairakei Golf Club, Taupo

Client: Wairakei International Golf Course Architect: Rosetta Stone Arkitektur, Taupo, , Building Contractor: CJ Fisher Limited, Taupo Precast Concrete: Kelvin O'Connor, Palmer Mill Construction, Colour: PFL 172 from the Neutral range Coloured decorative panels are not so common in NZ but they are offer up some fantastic... Read More »

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Wairepo Swamp Walk, Kingsland, Auckland

Client Auckland City Council Artist Billy Apple Consulting Designers Opus International Consultants Main Contractor Fulton Hogan Ltd Concrete Contractor/Design Consultant Contrax Ltd Initiated by the public art team at Auckland City Council, the striking new Wairepo Swamp Walk linking Kingsland township and Eden Park Stadium is now open to the public. It is without doubt one of... Read More »

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Euro Restaurant, Auckland

Client: Euro Bar, Nourish Group Architect: Tom Skyring Main Contractor: Vision Interiors Plastering Contractor: Colin Mackenzie Plastering Limited Concrete Grinding: Doug Lillicrap, West City Services The challenge for this project was to replicate the existing floor that was installed 10 years ago using our colours in conjunction with some McCallums chip - no-one could remember quite what... Read More »

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Continuous Concrete Pool Edging

Continous concrete pool edging, where the concrete is cast to form the pool edge, can be used to provide a different look and feel to a pool as shown by the pictures below. While not suitable for every project it does allow for some different design options especially for unusual shapes. It is possible to buy polystyrene forms that will allow different profiles to be created at the edge. There... Read More »