Category: Architecture

12-03-2020

Does Catenary Lighting save you money in the long run?

Catenary lighting is a growing choice for Architects when it comes to creating ambience within a space. SRS Group NZ works with lighting designers to help create beautiful spaces.  When presented with an array of design options it can be overwhelming and difficult to know where to start. We have decided to focus on the cost of Catenary Lighting and

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05-03-2020

The Importance Of Playground Safety

Playgrounds play an important role in a child’s physical and social development. It gives them the chance to let loose in a fun and unstructured way with other kids that very few environments can match. When kids are so absorbed in this way it’s easy for them to be oblivious to the potential dangers around them. Playgrounds are, of course,

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03-12-2019

St Albans Cable Trellis

Foliage walls come in all shapes and sizes!  Contracted to Contract Construction in Christchurch, SRS Group sent down our specialist riggers to install a Green Trellis system at St Albans retirement home.  To create this bespoke foliage wall, SRS used a cable diagrid system with stand-off fittings to attach the system to the exterior of the building.  A cable diagrid

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19-11-2019

Can you customise Stainless Steel Mesh Netting?

Photography. Architonic With stainless steel mesh being very diverse, both indoors and outdoors. Being used for balustrade in-fills, horizontal or vertical fall protection, dividers, façade cladding, green walls and versatile design elements, it is no wonder how the popularity of this product has skyrocketed. When an item or product becomes popular we fear that our design will not be original

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10-10-2019

How playground safety has improved in recent years

There’s nothing that gives kids more recreational pleasure than to play on a playground. Besides having fun, there are many other benefits for them too like the strengthening of limbs and muscles, improved coordination and balance, social skills gained from interaction with other kids - the list goes on. At the same time, kids have been known to take a

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17-09-2019

6 of the best playgrounds in Auckland (that are super...

Everyone remembers the joy of playground fun from their childhoods and in Auckland, we’re blessed with hundreds of fantastic choices across the city. We’ve been lucky enough to be involved in lots of playground projects, installing tensile mesh and safety netting to keep the little ones from getting themselves in trouble. As admirers of the super safe and the super

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11-09-2019

How do Green Walls contribute to Sustainable Architecture?

Minimising the negative environmental impact of buildings has become a growing focus for Architectural companies. Architects are now considering how to maximise the resources readily available, with the result of not having long term detrimental effects to our environment.  The philosophy is to warrant the actions taken today, do not have negative consequences for future generations and align with the

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26-08-2019

5 Great Office Partition Ideas

If you run your own business or are a manager of one, then the layout of your office will be high among your list of responsibilities. The proper utilisation of floor space can help stimulate interoffice communication, maintain health and safety, ensure smooth workflows and facilitate supervision to name a few. Office partitions are a great way of achieving these

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02-05-2019

4 great examples of catenary lighting from around the world.

The definition of catenary lighting is "a curve formed by a wire, rope or chain hanging freely from two points". Catenary curves are traditionally a U-shape however, in todays modern world we are seeing catenary lighting being used in extraordinary ways. The creativity and benefits of catenary lighting is endless, it is what has inspired us to write a blog

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18-04-2019

What we have been working on this month

From residential gardens through to commercial carparks – SRS is covering it all this month. Team work makes the dream work is what we say around here, and it is critical that we do to ensure our success. On multiple accounts our fabrication and rigging departments have had to work alongside each other to ensure a successful end product. An

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20-03-2019

Outdoor hanging light fixtures – how to make an impact in 2019

There’s no better way to make a statement or create an atmosphere for a living environment than by installing outdoor hanging light fixtures. Many people do this for special occasions (like Christmas/weddings etc) but there’s no reason why it can’t be set as a default arrangement in the outdoor living space of your choosing. To demonstrate the point, we thought we’d

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30-01-2019

Swaging Verse Crimping

Our knowledge shared with you We had the opportunity to sit down with SRS Group's operational manager Mike and ask him a few questions on swaging and the beneficial options swaging can produce verse crimping. What is the difference between swaging and crimping? Well, they are similar things but the big difference is that crimping involves the wire or cable

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