New Zealand Wide Construction
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Akaroa Fire Station

Project Name
Akaroa Fire Station
$0.5 mil
Government Infrastructure, Seismic Work
New Zealand Fire Service

Watts & Hughes were the selected contractor to complete minor upgrading of the existing Akaroa Fire Station.


The works were to include remodelling the bathroom area, providing male, female and a unisex / accessible bathroom for the disabled (incorporating shower, toilet and hand basins). The kitchen was remodelled to provide additional bench space, cupboards, drawers and new white ware. There were new floor coverings throughout the fire station, a new type 3 fire alarm, the provision of 28 lockers based on the NZFS standard design and a 21m2 addition on the southern side to incorporate generator, dirty shower room including toilet and hand basin and BA / decontamination facilities.


The structural work comprised of fly bracing throughout the Appliance Bay with Ply sheathing walls, gib and Ply bracing throughout the training wing with diaphragm ceilings to achieve 67% NBS IL4.