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Greening the Grey

Up to 40% of all materials used in human activity is directed into the built environment. This has a direct and visible impact on the world’s resources, energy consumption and...


Greymouth’s transformation to vibrant and fresh

Building code changes, as a result of the Christchurch earthquakes, have seen the removal of many buildings in townships around the country that were dangerous and no longer fit for purpose.


The Red House – as featured on Grand Designs

It took them more than four years, but Johannes van Kan and Jo Grams of Christchurch have finally completed their post-earthquake rebuild - the restoration and construction of a new...


Firth teams on deck at PP20

NZ Transport Agency’s latest Wellington Northern Corridor project - a four lane highway that will bypass Otaki - includes the construction of interchanges, rail and river overpasses and a huge amount of concrete from the local Firth teams.


Firth Paveware™ makes alfresco dining a pleasure in Whitianga

Stage one of Whitianga’s much needed town centre upgrade was officially opened in April and features attractive, wide paved areas using Firth’s Paveware™ allowing cafes and restaurants to finally offer alfresco dining options to patrons.


Vinegar Lane – a new mixed-urban design … all in concrete

Vinegar Lane in Auckland’s Ponsonby is an exciting example of urban redevelopment and medium-density living. These small apartment buildings, designed by different architects to add interest and diversity to the street, have been constructed from precast concrete panels, with seven of them fabricated and constructed by Concrete Structures Ltd using concrete from Firth.


Can concrete float?

Apparently so, according to University of Auckland undergraduate students Nick and Logan who built and raced their concrete canoe against rivals Canterbury University at the national Concrete Conference in October.


X-Pod® the next generation of foundations is here

Twenty years ago Firth revolutionised the world of residential house construction with the introduction of the RibRaft® concrete foundation systems. They went on to become the most popular foundations in the country.


The lowdown: Rigid vs Flexible pavements

Paving large areas for commercial or residential use can require a large investment. To protect your investment it helps to understand the performance of your paver and the role the...