Client:project here
Date:March 19, 2013

Te Kuiti Limestone as a Lightweight Cladding

The brief from the Architect David Ponting (Ponting Fitzgerald) for this project was for a very particular look and feel. The customer wanted a natural, organic feel to the cladding, with a rounded finish and an irregular pattern. They wanted a unique look to complement their stunning seaside location North of Auckland, and they wanted to achieve this using a stone with lighter tones.

Our solution was to use Te Kuiti Limestone, cut and installed using our Lightweight Cladding System that we developed initially for New Zealand Schist.

We started out by building a series of sample walls, and refined the look based on the Customer’s and Architect’s feedback. Once the look was finalized, we set about handpicking the stone from the Quarry in Te Kuiti, transporting it to our cutting plant in Horotiu, north of Hamilton, where it was cut to specification, then freighted to site for installation. This was done in stages to work in with the team of tilers and progress on the site in general. We have worked closely with the team at Lindesay Construction who have done a superb job of managing the installation of the stone and achieving the look that was envisioned by ourselves, the customer and the Architect, no easy task!

The end result has exceeded the customer’s expectations, and we are very pleased to be posting photographs of the completed project as well as some work-in-progress shots. At around 500m2 of exterior walling, the project took approximately 9 months from when we began to source the first batch of stone.