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Projects

Hilux New Zealand Rural Games

The Hilux New Zealand Rural Games were held in Palmerston North over the weekend of 11-12 March 2017.  Scafit was proud to be involved with this event, providing a number of PA/sound towers, stage and access scaffolds. Despite some early wet weather, big crowds turned out over both days to see and take part in the speed fencing, cowpat tossing, wine barrel racing...

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Open Country Dairy

Open Country Dairy required access for the construction of new building as well as upgrade of plant at their Whanganui site.  Scafit provided a number of scaffolds for Open Country Dairy and lead contractor DML Construction, including this 12m high cooling tower.   Following a medical incident on site, the Scafit team's rescue training quickly came into action resulting in a positive outcome.  The company...

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2016 Westpac Manawatu Business Awards

We were very proud and honoured to be nominated and receive the Construction & Manufacturing Award at the 2016 Westpac Manawatu Business Awards. Special thanks must go to all of Scafit's staff who make a huge amount of work happen every day and contributed to this award, and also to UCOL for sponsoring the new Construction & Manufacturing category in...

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Waiouru Military Camp

The Terendak and Faenza Barracks at the Waiouru Military Camp were due for a repaint and roof work and Scafit were engaged to provide scaffolding solutions. In order to stay ahead of the main contractor, Turoa Projects, crews recently erected scaffolding to the exterior of Terendak Barracks, after which the plan is to remove and re-erect the scaffold to Faenza Barracks. Clint...

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KFC Princess Street, Palmerston North

The KFC on Princess Street, Palmerston North, required a complete reroof and partial exterior repaint as part of upgrades. In order to minimize the effect of the works on the popular fast-food outlet, Scafit come up with a solution that allowed the drive-through to remain open and provided weather-tightness. The full exterior scaffold arches out over the driveway allowing vehicle...

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Bridge Rd, Upper Hutt

In October 2015, abnormally high rain levels led to a bridge crossing the Akatarawa in Upper Hutt collapsing under raging torrents. At the time, the collapse left a community of seventy houses on Bridge Rd isolated and without any vehicle access to Upper Hutt. Water and gas services were also affected.Local firm Brian Perry Civil Ltd was awarded the contract...

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Days Bay, Wellington

An architecturally renowned home in the seaside suburb of Days Bay recently underwent repair and paint works. Scafit was engaged to provide access and edge protection as part of these works.Designed by Sir Ian Athfield, one of New Zealand's most celebrated architects the house includes a tower with a shower room and meditation room.The scaffold was partially built off the lower...

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Downtown Carpark, Palmerston North

The multi-story carpark building adjoining the Downtown cinema complex in Palmerston North required an upgrade to its air and ventilation system.Air Dynamics needed scaffolding to safely provide the access needed to complete the job, unfortunately this was going to obstruct the accessramp to the public carpark.Scafit was able to put forward an innovative safety solution, with the base of the...

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Lower Hutt Post Office

The conversion of commercial property stock to meet demand for inner-city living opportunities has seen significant amounts of office space being converted to residential use in New Zealand’s major cities. One example is underway in Lower Hutt, with the former post office building being developed into apartments. The landmark Art Moderne building will be fully upgraded while protecting the heritage-listed...

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M2PP Expressway - Mazengarb Rd

The Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway (M2PP) is an 18km four-lane State Highway 1 project running along the Kapiti Coast. The expressway will cross Mazengarb Road to the north of Paraparumu. As part of the bridge work, Scafit was engaged to install propping bays along with providing scaffold solutions for access and fall protection.Along with installing propping equipment supplied by...

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Digger access ramp

Video featuring an innovative scaffolding solution to provide site access in typical Wellington terrain...

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Manawatu Turbos

With the 2015 ITM Cup kicking off this month, and the Manawatu Turbos representing the lower North Island in the premiership, Scafit is proud to be a member of the Turbos 500 Club. This year Scafit has continued its support of the Turbos, providing facilities at the FMG Stadium in Palmerston North. A VIP viewing platform has been built at...

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Kotuku Apartments, Wellington

In 2015, the Wellington City Council upgraded the Kotuku Apartments in Kilbirnie, in a $7.4 million project led by Opus International.Maycroft Construction were the lead contractor for the project, with Scafit providing scaffolding over the 18 month construction period.Originally constructed in the late 1960’s, the updated apartments will result in warmer, dryer homes, with data cabling and wiring. A community room,...

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Royal Wanganui Opera House

The 116 year old Royal Wanganui Opera House underwent an upgrade and seismic strengthening works. The upgrade project of close to $1 million was completed by local construction company, W&W Construction.For the interior, Scafit provided birdcage access to the ornate plaster ceiling. A lot of design and planning went into the scaffolding and propping, with loads spread across both the ground and...

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59 Courtenay Place, Wellington

  With a full make over needed, 59 Courtenay Place in the heart of Wellington’s nightlife district required a big scaffold. Three sides of the building needed routine maintenance and repainting. Sounds easy, but this job presented a lot of technical challenges, including an outside bar, footpath canopies with no load capacity, one elevation requiring full water tightness with loading bays...

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Manchester Street School, Feilding

Scafit provided a complete enclosure solution to ensure this project was watertight during the winter months. This was of major importance as the building was still being used by the school's teaching staff.Layher's Keder roof system which Scafit stocks was by far the best solution for a time efficient and highly effective result. With a Layher Allround base right around...

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Homegrown, Wellington

Scafit erected this 10.5m x 9m hospitality platform, complete with cantilevered diving platform, for VIP guests attending New Zealand's premierHomegrown concert on Wellington's waterfront. Apart from providing diving facilities and other liquid sustenance, the venue had autograph signing facilities for the many well-known bands attending.BJ de Wit and his scaffolding team donned goggles to erect the platform 25m out into...

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The Three Towers, Palmerston North

Simple but neat, James Winters of Scafit planned this scaffold which was built under the supervision of Pat Brier. This structure is at UCOL Technical College in Palmerston North, New Zealand, and was required for maintenance and to replace the accelerator fans...

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Civic Administration Building, Palmerston North

This is a building with challenges! Built spanning a central city road in Palmerston North (NZ), it cantilevers out at 10m and has semi-circular end sections . . . Furthermore, the job had to be done in eight stages with each stage having a seven day turnaround period: “The timing of this job was crucial, and the way that the...

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Awapuni Racecourse Grandstand

Awapuni Racecourse in Palmerston North was undergoing a major upgrade. The new grandstand was built by Wilson Construction, who experienced the benefits of using Layher scaffolding for the first time. "They especially liked the level decks with no gaps, no trip hazards, and aluminium stair access," said David Crowley, Scafit Managing Director.The scaffold, designed by James Winters of Scafit, was cantilevered...

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St Andrew's Church, Wellington

Scaffolding was required both inside and outside the historic St Andrew's Church on The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand. Scafit erected this birdcage inside to enable contractors to carry out a new paint job.External scaffold with required for restoration of the facade as well as replacing the roof, earthquake strengthening and concrete repair and maintenance. The scaffold was finished off with...

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State Insurance Tower, Wellington

Layher Allround and accessories gave Scafit full flexibility to build this birdcage with additional safety features due to high pedestrian Traffic, including protection rolls to standards and full access to lifts and cafes (using 6m aluminium trusses over Mojo’s Café). Heavy duty plastic stuck to platforms and ledgers contained dust and debris, avoiding any additional sugaring of coffees...

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Tui Grandstand, Mangatainoka

8,000 rugby fans inundated Mangatainoka , the home of Tui beer, for a Super 14 preseason match between the Hurricanes and the Blues. It was the first time the Hurricanes sold out for a preseason match.The home of Mangatainoka RFC, and home to 30 sheep, was transformed with 160 tonnes of Layher Allround scaffolding into a mini stadium. David Crowley, Managing Director of Scafit Ltd, and...

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Crane Scaffold, Port of Napier

Scaffolding this crane at the Port of Napier, New Zealand, presented a few technical challenges for Scafit, as well as ensuring health and safety concerns were adequately addressed.“It was like scaffolding in a bowl of spaghetti,” said James Winter, Supervisor for Scafit. The scaffold needed different bay sizes off the U-bridging ledgers to adapt to the changing contours of the crane.“Comprehensive planning and the input from the client, the...

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Caccia Birch, Palmerston North

Caccia Birch House is a wedding and conference venue in Palmerston North and a Historical Places Trust Category 1 listed property. Scafit was engaged to provide full exterior scaffolding for the house to be repainted...

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