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First yachts moor at Canterbury’s new floating marina

More than 20 years after the first plans to develop a marina at Lyttelton were unveiled, the first boats have taken up residence at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch’s new walk-on, floating marina in the inner harbour - Te Ana Marina, with help from the Firth Christchurch team who assisted with specialist marine concrete mixes and local expertise. 



First 10 Homestar rated Daisy apartment building utilises Firth EcoLabel concrete

It has only been a few years since New Zealand saw the completion of its first 10 Homestar rated house in Addington, Christchurch - designed and developed by Architectural Designer Bob Burnett. And now, this best practice rating has also been achieved by Ockham Residential with their recently opened Daisy Apartments in Kingsland, Auckland.


Residential home design using Masonry

Masonry has long been used in a residential context - Firth’s Concrete Solutions Technical Manager - Dene Cook provides some tips, tricks and info for masonry design.


Beautiful blockwork a feature of Pt Chev home

This brand new contemporary home includes natural features of dark, cedar cladding providing a striking contrast with honed and polished block feature walls using Firth's Architectural and standard Grey Masonry.


Firth’s Paveware a hit in 1950’s temple revamp

“Firth helped with colours and samples for consideration from their Designer Paving Series,” says Michael. “It was important that whatever design we submitted for consideration fitted in with the white block style used by the labour missionaries when they built the Church College and the surrounding buildings more than 50 years ago.” 


Fosters and Firth deliver massive Visy facility ahead of schedule

Firth produced around 12,000m3 of concrete over a three month timeframe to help Fosters Construction bring to life the new $100 million Visy Board New Zealand packaging facility, which boasts the largest footprint in the Waikato - a whopping 32,000m².