Firth and Declare

At Firth we believe that we need to look at the environmental impact of building materials, elements and the building as a whole while ensuring durability and longevity of these buildings at the same time. Our teams are constantly working towards innovating and developing new products to make it easier for our customers to make smart choices towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

We are proud to be the 1st concrete manufacturer in the world to get Declare labels for our ready-mix concrete and our concrete masonry products. 

For us it means we can collaborate better with our suppliers and our customers to recognize how we can design and build for the future to include durability, longevity and provide a pathway to repurpose our products.

 

 

 

 

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What is Declare?

Declare is an ingredients initiative for building products that is designed to shape a greener, healthier environment for construction workers, business employees, and customers alike.

A DECLARE label answers three questions:

  • Where does a product come from?
  • What is it made of?
  • Where does it go at the end of its life?

Declare is a transparency platform and an international product database that is changing the materials marketplace. It is a nutrition label for the building industry. Much like an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), it helps architects, designers, specifiers, and others better understand a product’s sustainable qualities and environmental effects. 

Learn more about Declare here.

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What is Living Building Challenge?

The Living Building Challenge™ is a building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to rapidly diminish the gap between current limits and the end-game positive solutions we seek.

The Living Building Challenge is organized into seven performance areas (Petals). Each performance area has a number of more detailed requirements (Imperatives). Learn more about the Living Building Challenge here.

Which Firth products carry the Declare label?

CERTIFIED CONCRETE®
We have two labels for our Certified Concrete® mixes. To find out how you can order our Certified Concrete® with a Declare label and which areas supply these mixes, call us on 0800 347841 or email us on info@firth.co.nz 

MASONRY
All Firth concrete masonry products including all paving, retaining, bricks, grey masonry and architectural masonry carry the Declare label. We sell our concrete masonry products through various DIY and trade distributor channels throughout New Zealand. To locate the closest supplier call us on 0800 347841 or click here.

Our Associations

Firth Certified Concrete® - Standard mix Firth Certified Concrete® - Standard mix Firth Certified Concrete® - Standard mix
Firth Certified Concrete - Standard Mix with Special Additives Firth Certified Concrete - Standard Mix with Special Additives Firth Certified Concrete - Std Mix w Special Additives
Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks - Whangarei Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks - Whangarei Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks - Whangarei
Firth Brick Veneer Range - Whangarei Firth Brick Veneer Range - Whangarei Firth Brick Veneer Range - Whangarei
Firth Paving Range - Whangarei Firth Paving Range - Whangarei Firth Paving Range - Whangarei
Firth Eziwall Keystone Retaining Wall Systems - Whangarei Firth Eziwall Keystone Retaining Wall Systems - Whangarei Firth Retaining Wall Systems - Whangarei
Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks - Mt Maunganui Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks - Mt Maunganui Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks - Mt Maunganui
Firth Brick Veneer Range - Mt Maunganui Firth Brick Veneer Range - Mt Maunganui Firth Brick Veneer Range - Mt Maunganui
Firth Paving Range - Mt Maunganui Firth Paving Range - Mt Maunganui Firth Paving Range - Mt Maunganui
Firth Eziwall Keystone Retaining Wall Systems Mt Maunganui Firth Eziwall Keystone Retaining Wall Systems Mt Maunganui Firth Retaining Wall Systems - Mt Maunganui
Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks Napier Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks Napier Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks - Napier
Firth Brick Veneer Range Napier Firth Brick Veneer Range Napier Firth Brick Veneer Range - Napier
Firth Paving Range Napier Firth Paving Range Napier Firth Paving Range - Napier
Firth Eziwall Keystone Retaining Wall Systems Napier Firth Eziwall Keystone Retaining Wall Systems Napier Firth Retaining Wall Systems - Napier
Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks Wellington Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks Wellington Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks - Wellington
Firth Brick Veneer Range Wellington Firth Brick Veneer Range Wellington Firth Brick Veneer Range - Wellington
Firth Paving Range Wellington Firth Paving Range Wellington Firth Paving Range - Wellington
Firth Eziwall Keystone Retaining Wall Systems Wellington Firth Eziwall Keystone Retaining Wall Systems Wellington Firth Retaining Wall Systems - Wellington
Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks Nelson Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks Nelson Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks - Nelson
Firth Brick Veneer Range Nelson Firth Brick Veneer Range Nelson Firth Brick Veneer Range - Nelson
Firth Paving Range Nelson Firth Paving Range Nelson Firth Paving Range - Nelson
Firth Eziwall Keystone Retaining Wall Systems Nelson Firth Eziwall Keystone Retaining Wall Systems Nelson Firth Retaining Wall Systems - Nelson
Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks Christchurch Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks Christchurch Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks - Christchurch
Firth Brick Veneer Range Christchurch Firth Brick Veneer Range Christchurch Firth Brick Veneer Range - Christchurch
Firth Paving Range Christchurch Firth Paving Range Christchurch Firth Paving Range - Christchurch
Firth Eziwall Keystone Retaining Wall Systems Christchurch Firth Eziwall Keystone Retaining Wall Systems Christchurch Firth Retaining Wall Systems - Christchurch
Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks Cromwell Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks Cromwell Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks - Cromwell
Firth Brick Veneer Range Cromwell Firth Brick Veneer Range Cromwell Firth Brick Veneer Range - Cromwell
Firth Paving Range Cromwell Firth Paving Range Cromwell Firth Paving Range - Cromwell
Firth Eziwall Keystone Retaining Wall Systems Cromwell Firth Eziwall Keystone Retaining Wall Systems Cromwell Firth Retaining Wall Systems - Cromwell
Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks East Tamaki Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks East Tamaki Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks - East Tamaki
Firth Brick Veneer Range East Tamaki Firth Brick Veneer Range East Tamaki Firth Brick Veneer Range - East Tamaki
Firth Paving Range East Tamaki Firth Paving Range East Tamaki Firth Paving Range - East Tamaki
Firth Eziwall Keystone Retaining Wall Systems East Tamaki Firth Eziwall Keystone Retaining Wall Systems East Tamaki Firth Retaining Wall Systems - East Tamaki
Firth Brick Veneer Range - Hunua Firth Brick Veneer Range - Hunua Firth Brick Veneer Range - Hunua
Firth Paving Range – Hunua Firth Paving Range – Hunua Firth Paving Range – Hunua
Firth Keystone Retaining Wall Systems – Hunua Firth Keystone Retaining Wall Systems – Hunua Firth Keystone Retaining Wall Systems – Hunua
Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks – Hunua Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks – Hunua Firth Concrete Masonry Blocks – Hunua