Subdivisions

/ Recent Projects

Our work is out of sight, but never out of mind.

The following projects are a showcase of our capabilities and approach to what we do.

Gracelands Retirement Village, Hastings

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Client Name

/ Timeframe

8 Months

/ Project Cost

$2.7m

/ Details

Stage One civil infrastructure works for 50 retirement apartments and dwellings.

/ The Challenge

The Gracelands project was our first big commercial job as lead contractor. As you’d expect, this caused a few nerves within the Drainways team. But we took up the challenge with a determination to achieve a successful outcome for our client, Oceania Healthcare, one of New Zealand’s largest owner/ operators of retirement villages.

/ The Outcome

From a drainlaying perspective, the job couldn’t have gone more smoothly. Compaction standards were always exceeded, engineering requirements were met, and all pipes were laid correctly first time.

It takes a great team to be successful on the big jobs, but what was truly remarkable about this project was the collaborative spirit amongst our team of sub-contractors and a willingness from our client to let us get on with job.

Thank you to Oceania Healthcare for believing in us and having confidence we could complete the project to a high standard on time and well within budget.

And thank you to our brilliant team of subbies:

Roberts Electrical
Brookes Builders
Awakeri Drainage
Ian Dick Concrete Contractors
Instant Green
Pro Seal
Osborne Road Markers

West Place Subdivision, Greenmeadows

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Client Name

/ Timeframe

July – October 2018

/ Project Cost

$300k+

/ Details

Installation of new sewer and water infrastructure at the new West Place subdivision in Greenmeadows, Napier

/ The Challenge & Outcome

It’s fair to say that the installation of new sewer and water infrastructure at the new
West Place subdivision in Greenmeadows, Napier, threw up a few surprises for the Drainways team.

First up was the discovery of existing services that were not on the plans. Avoiding a clash between these and the new services meant plans had to be amended, the new services redesigned, and parts of the job re-priced. Drainways assisted council with a number of ideas throughout the rethinking process, including a purpose-designed bypass manhole.

An old leaking water main that had soaked the ground from 100mm below the surface caused the trench to collapse in the midst of installing a 450mm concrete water pipe. After excavating a wider trench and using pumps to move excess water, the team worked quickly to install the new pipes and complete the job ahead of further slumping in the trench.

A very tight right of way close to an existing fence allowed no swing area for our excavators and there was a real possibility the fence would collapse. Using a 13 tonne zero swing excavator and a smaller 5 tonne machine, our boys dug the trench and put in a massive effort to install 70 metres of 300mm stormwater pipe in one day – minimising the time the trench was open and preventing the fence from falling in.

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