Category: Fabrication

25-05-2021

Use of marine-grade materials in architectural projects

Here in New Zealand, we are extremely lucky to have around 15,000 km of coastline. Even at its widest part, that means you are never more than 225 kms from the coast, no matter where you find yourself in the country. For most of us, this is a huge plus point. Being so close to the ocean, especially during the

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17-05-2021

Types of metal fabrication processes

Metal fabrication is a broad term referring to any process that cuts, shapes, or moulds metal material into a final product. From appliances and light fixtures to desk tools, chairs, and utensils, metal is the stabilising element that makes all of today’s conveniences possible. There are many different metal fabrication processes and the process used depends on both the beginning

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10-05-2021

Which metals do we use in our custom metal fabrication...

SRS is one of New Zealand’s leading high-end custom metal fabricators and we use a variety of metals to create both practical and beautiful custom metal works. We are one of the only companies in New Zealand to offer a bespoke end-to-end service when it comes to metal fabrication and we work with a range of metals to meet the

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19-04-2021

Stainless steel grades for architectural projects

Stainless Steel, as its name implies, is best known for its corrosion resistance properties. But the many benefits and revolutionary uses of stainless steel extend far beyond any single attribute, as attested by its presence in applications in nearly every industry. One of the most visually stunning and transformative implementations of stainless steel has been within the field of architecture,

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16-04-2021

Different types of welding and what they are used for

Welding is a trade that has been around for thousands of years in one form or another and is essentially the joining together of two metals. The welding process involves a welding power source to generate an electric arc to melt the parent material being welded as well as any consumable being used.  This then bonds separate individual metals together.

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27-02-2020

3 Tips to Consider Before Starting a Bespoke Fabrication Project

Bespoke metal fabrication is a service that many companies and designers turn to when they are working on custom projects. Originality comes at a price, where quality can not be ignored. High end fabrication projects require adequate planning, experience and skills. Commonly we can get caught up in the end product rather than the process, which is why we have

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12-11-2019

7 Benefits of Stainless Steel

As specialists in fabrication, architectural rigging, cable manufacturing and more we’ve worked with a wide range of materials in residential, commercial and industrial projects. One of our most commonly used materials across all these contexts is stainless steel. Its many unique properties combined, make it an ideal solution for many applications and we thought we’d explore all the different benefits

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15-10-2019

3 historic figures in fabrication

Fabrication is an art form that has been around for thousands of years. Many see fabrication as an industrial skill and are unaware of the spatters, heat, chemicals, precision and delicacy needed when you are undertaking a weld.  The oldest archaeological evidence of metal fabrication was the discovery of a copper pendant in northern Iraq from 8,700 BCE, which tells

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30-09-2019

Bespoke Hexagon Light Design

Photo: Julia Lochhead Photography Bespoke stands for an original piece made for a particular client or user and that is exactly what SRS has done for Katie Scott design. Sometimes bespoke designs can appear simple when in-fact they are more complex than they seem. We strive to ensure all jobs are done to the highest standard while upholding the clients brief.

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14-05-2019

Our Thoughts On Bespoke Projects

Fabrication is an art form. Our apprentice Nick has been working on eight custom brackets for a client of ours. These brackets have been designed to secure an air ducting system to support the system to the exterior of the building on Hasley Street, Auckland. Majority of companies steer away from custom projects due to the strenuous effort caused by

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18-04-2019

What we have been working on this month – April 2019

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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03-04-2019

What is a Bimini top?

A bimini top is an open canvas structure that sits over the cockpit of the boat, supported by metal frames. The name bimini top originates from the island Bimini in the Bahamian Islands where they were originally created according to triangle marine center. Bimini tops are generally made from Aluminum or Stainless Steel. Aluminum is a popular choice for smaller

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