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Industrial warehouse construction

Roofing Industries

Floor space


Portal system

Coresteel Buildings - DonoBeam®


Tilt panel, Trimrib®

Time to build

13 months

Partnering for Success in Industrial Steel Building Construction

At Coresteel Buildings Canterbury, we highly value the enduring partnerships we've cultivated over the years and our collaboration with Roofing Industries is a shining example of this commitment.

Roofing Industries, a 100% New Zealand-owned roof and cladding manufacturer with branches across the country entrusted us with the extension of their industrial factory in Christchurch.

Rising to the Challenge: Expanding an Industrial Steel Building in Christchurch

The expansion of this 1,162 square-meter factory in Christchurch required a remarkable level of collaborative pre-planning involving Coresteel's project managers, engineers, architects, and local council authorities. These initial discussions played a crucial role in expediting the approval process, ensuring swift council consent for the design.

Mastering Complexity: Challenges in Close Quarters for Industrial Steel Building

The location of this project posed distinct challenges. The new extension was situated in close proximity to three existing buildings while the site possessed challenging geotechnical conditions. Furthermore, the steel building design had to meet rigorous heavy-loading provisions with a high-spec completion that would immaculately showcase the client’s cladding product.

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Crafting Excellence in Industrial Construction: Innovative Elements

The construction brief included installing two widespan gantry cranes with precise clearances to accommodate a two-storey front office. The office design blended striking architectural cladding with an elegant louvred balcony, enhancing the overall aesthetic.

Ensuring a seamless connection between the extension and the existing structure demanded careful execution. Achieving this required modifying the fire report to ensure compliance with building safety standards.

A Methodical Approach: Ensuring a Smooth Construction Process

After considering the numerous complexities, Coresteel Buildings Canterbury developed a detailed design-build methodology to eliminate risk to the neighbouring buildings, minimise RFI matters and streamline the construction timeline.

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Elevating Industrial Steel Buildings with Coresteel Buildings DonoBeam®

A key highlight of this project was the integration of the cutting-edge DonoBeam® technology, a patented portal system from Coresteel Buildings. Renowned for its space-efficient and material-saving design, DonoBeam® is widely acknowledged as an eco-friendly solution for industrial steel building structures.

In this particular project, our team of experts meticulously engineered and fabricated the steel structure using the DonoBeam® portal system. This approach enabled the client to achieve a superior industrial factory that effortlessly met demanding heavy loading requirements, all while maintaining structural integrity.

Promise Delivered: A Superior Industrial Factory and Office

Despite setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction team remained flexible and resourceful, ultimately delivering this complex project within the agreed time frame.

The result? A superior industrial factory with elegant office space—concrete evidence of our promise: when we agree upon an outcome with you, that's precisely what we deliver.

Client quote

"The design and construction were seamless from the start of the project and completed within agreed time frames despite the inherent delays caused by Covid 19.

The contract was a turn-key build, including gantry cranes, and was completed to a high standard and in keeping with our existing building on an adjoining site. This required some integration between the two buildings, all of which were taken care of by Coresteel Buildings.

We can highly recommend Coresteel Buildings for any similar construction builds."

Dave Gellatly

Director, Francis and Gellatly Holdings Ltd

A close-up view showcasing the Coresteel Buildings DonoBeam® portal system on the Roofing Industries industrial steel building extension


While both industrial and commercial construction projects require precision and expertise, industrial construction often involves accommodating heavy machinery, ensuring operational efficiency, and meeting industry-specific requirements. Corcon's approach is tailored to meet these unique needs for each project type.

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Absolutely. We specialise in tailoring steel buildings to meet your specific requirements. Whether you need features like gantry cranes, specific floor loadings, or specialised extraction systems, we have the expertise to design and deliver a solution that aligns perfectly with your needs and objectives.

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With our emphasis on quality, safety, and client satisfaction, Corcon has established itself as a trusted name in industrial construction in Christchurch. Our projects reflect our commitment to excellence and innovation.

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