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Stonebloc, The Timber Retaining Alternative
Retaining contractors traditionally use timber to build the majority of retaining walls. Timber was a cheap and easy to source construction material. Generic designs made specifying and building a timber wall easy. However, for all the convenience of using timber for retaining walls, there are more than a few downsides. It is a slow system […]
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The Quickest Way to Introduce Sustainability (and Why Your Customer Will Love It)
Our mission at Envirocon is to help the construction sector be part of the circular economy. As a New Zealand-owned and operated company, we convert high quality surplus wet concrete – that would otherwise go to landfill – into large interlocking mass concrete blocks. These blocks form durable and cost-effective retaining wall systems which can […]
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How Does the Price of Stonebloc Compare with Other Retaining Walls?
Stonebloc concrete blocks for beautiful retaining walls Concrete blocks generally are a popular choice for the construction of retaining walls across New Zealand, with many designers preferring them to timber. Most people do prefer the durability and look of concrete retaining walls, but think that timber is more cost-effective – which it can be unless […]
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Three Ways to Implement Sustainability in Construction
Whether due to regulatory drivers introduced by the Government, or private sector sustainability management schemes, the construction industry is starting to make inroads to reduce the amount of waste it produces. But there is still plenty of room for improvement and many cases it is up to those on the front line (i.e. those in […]
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Why the Circular Economy is the Best Option for Sustainable Concrete
The construction industry is no longer waiting for the future to implement best practice when it comes to sustainability. It simply can’t. However, to transform an entire industry will require considerable navigation of not only the productivity challenges which have troubled construction for some time – but also the regulatory drivers that are already forcing […]
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Sustainability Accreditation Schemes for Construction
While there is still a tremendous amount of work to be done when it comes to sustainability in construction, it is encouraging to see other initiatives and accreditation programmes already underway in New Zealand.    Sustainability accreditations In the absence of government action on sustainability, private sector sustainability management schemes have sprung up. However, while well-meaning, […]
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Why Product Stewardship is the Construction Sectors Responsibility
In a previous blog we have introduced the topic of the Circular Economy and mentioned Product Stewardship in New Zealand, as a cornerstone strategy for the construction industry to achieve greater sustainability practices. While some products are already under regulation, there are plenty of opportunities for those in the construction industry to take ownership and […]
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The Impact of Concrete on Global Sustainability
The Impact of Concrete on Global Sustainability In 2013 a BRANZ report estimated that in Auckland alone, around 30,000 cubic metres of wet concrete, mostly over-ordered surplus, had to be disposed of to landfill – and this figure has been increasing steadily since then.  Worldwide, the global construction industry most likely pours enough concrete in […]
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Need More Materials Storage Fast? Go Modular
Interbloc helps you build faster, stronger, safer. Our interlocking block walls are suitable for a huge range of projects. Contact us today on 0800 468 375 or enquire online to discuss your needs and we can design a modular wall system that works for you.
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Create Bulk Storage the Easy Way
What do mining operations, recycling plants, fertiliser depots, and civil contractors all have in common? They require bulk materials storage. In the case of Fulton Hogan, the requirement is for more efficient yard operations. With OI, bulk storage systems are used to store and sort recycled glass cullet.
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Case Studies

Southbase Concrete Weights
Fulton Hogan has a long history of operations as one of the founding contracting businesses in New Zealand. More recently, Fulton Hogan has extended its operations into Australia and is rapidly growing a presence and reputation as a major contractor who delivers what they promise.
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Fulton Hogan
Fulton Hogan has a long history of operations as one of the founding contracting businesses in New Zealand. More recently, Fulton Hogan has extended its operations into Australia and is rapidly growing a presence and reputation as a major contractor who delivers what they promise.
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Well Connected
Well Connected Alliance has been tasked with constructing an infrastructure development that ranks as the largest roading project ever seen in the country.
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Viterra
Viterra has operations in North America, Australia, New Zealand and China. The Regina, Saskatchewan-based company is organised as three business units including an agri-products business that, among other things, makes and sells fertilizer.
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OI
Since 1922, O-I New Zealand (O-I NZ) has supported the local food and beverage industries – particularly New Zealand’s renowned wine industry. Today, the facility employs around 250 people and consists of three furnaces and six production lines which produce almost 200,000 packed tonnes of glass products or around 665 million containers each year.
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Ballance Agri-Nutrients
Ballance Agri-Nutrients is a co-operative organisation owned by Kiwi farmers. Its purpose is to help customers farm more productively, profitably and sustainably through providing fertilisers that will help achieve soil and animal nutrition and productivity with minimal environmental footprint.
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Waste Management
Waste Management is New Zealand’s leading provider of waste disposal services. Its purpose is to collect, transport, treat, recycle, recover and dispose off residential, commercial, and industrial waste.
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Fulton Hogan: Quarry Hopper
Fulton Hogan is a leading organisation within the construction industry, with more than 80 years’ experience in the transport, water, energy, mining, civil construction and land development infrastructure in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific.
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St. James Theatre
Latham Construction has been assigned restorations of one of Auckland CBD's historic buildings. Built in 1928 and designed by architect Henry Eli White, the St. James Theatre is one of the New Zealand's buildings with special or outstanding historical significance and value.
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