30-05-2019

5 benefits of a living wall

One of the more recent architectural trends is the advent of the Living Wall, also known as the vertical garden and green wall. Examples of this you’ll now see regularly on buildings and homes throughout the country. There are many reasons for this from the ecological to the visual with some great benefits to boast. To prove the point we

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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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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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10-04-2019

Smales Farm Vertical Garden

Outside In. Nov 2018. Back in 2018 SRS Group NZ Ltd was contracted to Outside in to complete the fabrication and installation of a vertical garden at the Smales Farm Vodafone office. This vertical garden involved our team fabricating the custom aluminium planters. The planter boxes were then finished in a black powder coating, this enhanced the vertical gardens aesthetics

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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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27-03-2019

9 of the best vertical garden ideas

Vertical gardens come in all shapes and sizes. From full external living walls to intricate interior gardens. Here at SRS Group, we are huge advocates for businesses who might be considering the implementation of a vertical garden. We work with businesses looking to add a green wall, either internally or externally. We use a number of solutions in order to

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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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06-03-2019

Decking Balustrades – 3 tips to get you started!

Building a deck is a great way to bring the sun and outdoors into your home and more and more of us in New Zealand are doing so. If you’re one of those people who are planning on doing the same you’ll also need to think about decking balustrades. Balustrades, for those that don’t know, are the vertical columns that

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27-02-2019

Introduction to New Zealand Barrier Design Regulations

  New Zealand balustrade regulations to consider during the design process. When it comes to designing a deck balustrade there are many factors to take into consideration. Balustrades must be designed to resist the loads they are likely to experience throughout their lives – without collapsing or becoming unstable. We want to give you some insight into the New Zealand

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