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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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Amisfield Wine Company by Warren & Mahoney

When winning the 2004 NZIA awards for Best Hospitality/Tourism project for Warren and Mahoney, the judges said of Amisfield "The massive stone gables and cellar walls of this elegant barn structure forcefully ground the building in its Central Otago landscape making it robust, welcoming timeless and enduring." And it has certainly aged well - we discovered this gem when on holiday and we very... Read More »

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I am the river, the river is me

Te Ohaaki Marae near Huntly topped off a recent building project with a very special concrete apron and water feature. Builder Mike Hayward of Hayward Builders is a perfectionist and it was a pleasure to work with him to develop a suitable mix and methodology that created a 'river' of honed white concrete, limestone, with blue glass chips and beads running through the black surrounds,... Read More »


Coping free pools

A relatively new development in pool construction is building the pool with the concrete surround continuing over the edge, and replacing the coping. There are pros and cons to this, which this page aims to explain. Most importantly it relies on an experienced contractor with the right knowledge and equipment. The benefits is that to some eyes it results in a cleaner and not so busy appearance,... Read More »

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Taniwha Concrete - Gore

We've said it before but what we love about our products is the many wonderful and varied things people do with our products. So when we heard about a new concrete Taniwha in Gore, we weren't too surprised! Arne and Jenny Cleland from Pukerau Nurseries, just out of Gore, have long run a design service alongside their nursery business. So when the local school wanted a Taniwha , they got a... Read More »


Pinto Concrete

Pinto is a relatively infrequent problem but one that leaves all parties in a project disappointed. It is a phenomenon that occurs from time to time all over the country, and no cause has been established despite investigations by most major industry players. It happens regardless of concrete company, location, season, cement, admixtures, aggregates, and importantly for us happens in jobs both... Read More »


Lusty's Lagoon, Lake Taupo Holiday Resort

Owners Trish and Lloyd Lusty at the Lake Taupo Holiday Resort run a very smart and successful operation, and his latest creation is his pride and joy. A thermally heated lagoon ticks all the boxes for the whole family - fountains, caves and adventure for the kids, and even a swim up bar for the big kids! Surrounding the whole is lagoon is concrete coloured with our Premium colour 835. Our... Read More »