Our mighty team challenge to help the Salvation Army this Christmas

Investing into our people and our communities is part of the Tuatara Structures ethos. Combine these activities with a fun filled team building afternoon that culminated in a massive donation to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal and you have a win - win - win. More so for Tuatara Structures, who won the bragging rights [...]

December 11th, 2017|

Hot dip galvanized steel wins war against rust

If you want to win the war against rust in your structural steel building - use hot dip galvanized steel! Buildings are constantly subjected to our fierce and harsh climate - hot, cold, sun, wind, frost, snow, rain…its relentless and you want confidence that your steel structure is protected against rust. Steel structures are often [...]

October 19th, 2017|

Steel vs Wood In Commercial, Industrial, Rural Buildings

Steel in one corner… wood in the other. There’s been plenty of debate about the relative merits of both of these commonly used construction materials but, to coin a phrase, it can sometimes be hard to see the wood for the trees. […]

August 1st, 2017|

Contract to Completion – The Complete Guide to the Design-Build Process, Phase 3

The end is in sight! Once building consent has been approved and your initial site works have been completed, the stage is set for the build. Now the construction process can power ahead, with commencement of construction works, completion and delivery of Tuatara’s NZ and Australian made structural steel, sign off by council and a [...]

August 14th, 2016|

Contract to Completion – The Complete Guide to the Design-Build Process, Phase 2

You’ve progressed through the initial site assessment and a full proposal has been worked up, including detailed engineering specifications and a 3D render of your project. Next up, the design-build process moves up a gear, with architectural drawings, independent engineering computations and the submission of a formal application to your local authority for building consent. [...]

July 21st, 2016|

Contract to Completion – The Complete Guide to the Design-Build Process, Phase 1

Going through a commercial construction process can be challenging, but with the Tuatara Structures Contract to Completion process, each phase of the design and build is in the hands of professionals who will ensure that you receive expert advice and management. If you’re new to the build process or wanting to know more about [...]

July 7th, 2016|

4 Reasons to use Structural Steel for your next Building

When you’re looking for a commercial, industrial or agricultural building that will stand the test of time, structural steel can offer significant advantages over other types of buildings, allowing for a strong, durable structure that is both cost-efficient and easy to construct. Why Structural Steel? Strength & Durability The compressive and tensile strength of structural [...]

June 7th, 2016|

The Advantages of Design and Build, Part 2

How to Maximise Value in the Design and Construction Process The design-build delivery method is a shift away from the more traditional design-bid-build delivery of construction contracts, but one that is rapidly gaining ground. In New Zealand, the Ministry of Education now uses design build exclusively for all new schools, while in the USA [...]

June 1st, 2016|

The Advantages of Design and Build, Part 1

People often ask us about the advantages the design-build process (where one contractor handles both the design and construction phases and takes on the role of ‘master builder’) over the more traditional design-bid-build method, with an architect on one side and general contractors on the other. It’s a good question, so let’s look at some [...]

May 14th, 2016|

4 Benefits of Pre-Building v On-site Construction

Traditionally, most New Zealand buildings (both commercial and residential) have been built on site, but the use of pre-building in the commercial, agricultural and industrial construction sector is gaining ground, and for good reason. Aside from the obvious benefits of time and cost savings, benefits occur right across the value chain with better quality control, [...]

April 21st, 2016|