Auckland Zoo

I could not be more pleased to provide a Letter of Recommendation for the SRS and its director, Luke Tempest. As Auckland Zoo’s Head of Zoo Environment, Design & Construction I am responsible for our capital design and construction projects, asset and facility management, horticulture, security and the implementation of sustainable practices that promote and reflect the zoo’s mission and core values. A part of my role includes serving as Project Director for delivery of the $60 million renewal of the zoo’s South East Asian Precinct (SEAP) that shall serve zoo staff and the broader community for the next 50 years. In this role, I have worked closely with SRS and Luke Tempest. 

“I commend SRS for their focus on provision of excellent, expert and timely service to deliver challenging animal care facilities and complex rigging and speciality equipment. SRS has consistently provided me and my multi-disciplined, and multi-stakeholder teams with a level of service that reflects clarity of thought, design innovation and attention to the operational needs of the zoo. The SRS team is generous with their time and resources, clear in their communications, professional in their delivery of work output and innovative in their approach to design solutions as well as the methods of achieving those solutions. SRS has been a team player; exceptional at creating and maintaining relationships with the project team, a complex set of zoo staff, design professionals and, importantly, with the general contractor. 

“I wholeheartedly, and without reservations of any kind, recommend SRS and Luke Tempest 

Monica Lake, Head of Zoo Environment, Design and Construction – 2022

Hanging Gardens

“Luke and SRS have been involved in the design and installation of a number of Hanging Gardens projects and it has been an absolute pleasure working with him and his team.

“SRS has a wonderful work ethic and deliver to the highest standard. The team can be relied upon to ensure projects are undertaken on time and on budget. They are the NZ specialists in the area of structural rigging solutions and tensile architecture.

“Not only do they work for Hanging Gardens as our partner of first choice, but they undertake work for all other companies involved in the construction of vertical gardens for improving urban areas.

“The team is an absolute joy to work with and their attention to detail is outstanding. I have no hesitation in recommending Luke and his company SRS for projects.”

Leigh Nicholson – September 2017


“SRS Group have completed a number of successful projects for Anzor Stainless Fasteners Limited including;

(I) MeshNet Balustrading at the new Anzor Distribution Centre,

(ii) Fabrication of a 50 metre stainless steel tubular frame and “V” Wire infill Balustrade at the  new Anzor Distribution Centre,

(iii) Installation of several MeshNet and stainless steel wire Foliage Walls against Concrete, Timber and Hollow Stone Block walls,

(iv) Installation of Catenary Lighting systems,

(v) Design and installation of stainless steel “V” wire and Vertical wire Balustrade and Screen systems in timber and stainless steel frames.      

(vi) Installation of Black MeshNet as Balustrade and Screens in the Innovation Centre Viaduct Basin

“The Principals of SRS Group are all ex the Super Yacht Industry and consequently quality is everything and it shows in the work they perform.

“As an organisation that puts an emphasis on quality, Anzor are pleased to have SRS Group as their preferred Installer of MeshNet and Stainless Steel Wire Systems.”

Anzor Fasteners – June 2017

Barrowcliffe Bridge Project

“I had the opportunity to work with the SRS Group NZ Ltd on two different jobs, such as the SH16 Waima-Haslett Footbridge handrail extension project and the SH20 Barrowcliffe Road Bridge Anti-Throw Screen installation project.

“At both jobs, we have worked together from the design stage all the way to the on-site finishing touches. During these works, I was able to observe a high-level proficiency about the details and the quality of the finished product was excellent. Working nighttime, within a traffic closure on the motorway network is always challenging and the team handled it very well.

“I am looking forward to working again with the team in the future and can confidently recommend the services of the SRS Group NZ Ltd to anyone.”

Arpad Vamosi, Delivery Project Manager, Waka Kotahi – NZ Transport Agency – 2022

Katie Scott

“I was helped by Steve (Fabrication Manager) from SRS on a project incorporating I-beams into a kitchen. Being different, I was worried it wouldn’t turn out exactly how I had in mind, but it did and it looked perfect and was made to a super high standard …. helping it win Highly Commended in this years TIDA NZ Kitchen Design Awards! Also the hand rail with LED light recessed channel .. amazing work! Thank you Steve.”

Katie Scott Design – July 2017

Walter's Whanau

“My Brother and I recently undertook the task of restoring our much loved family boat.
“The team at SRS were the best option for our plans to create a new Stainless steel hand rail, replace the 1960s brass belting and redesign the exhaust stack.
“Luke and Steves extensive experience in the super yacht industry really showed during the project, their care and attention to detail impressed me greatly.
“Steve skillfully maintained the lines of the original painted steel hand rails while giving us a new safe and super shiny rail that complements the new chromed belting and polished exhaust stack really nicely.
“Their pricing was competitive, the work was completed on time and it was a pleasure working with the guys.
“On Behalf of the Walters Whanau, Thanks again Team.”
Walters Whanau – 2017

Ajay Goundar

“Luke and his team have done a great job on the stainless steel balustrade with v-wire infill in my new house. They have been professional, efficient and punctual with their work. Would recommend to anyone.”
Ajay Goundar – August 2017

James Meharry

“Thank you so much for doing such a great job on the installation of wire rigging on our deck balustrade. I was very impressed by the high standard of workmanship carried out – we got a high-quality result while being still cost effective. Wire infill was a great choice for my property, It’s future-proofed and it’s a low maintenance solution. We have two little children so it’s a great alternative to cleaning glass. Thanks again for all your assistance. I will definitely be recommending SRS Group in the future.”

James Meharry – March 2017

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