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Expertise adding value for clients Auckland Linings aims to increase the value it offers to clients by going beyond what is normally expected of a contractor, says owner Bruno Corvello. Auckland Linings specialises in the supply and installation of dry wall and plasterboard systems, walls and ceilings packages. Bruno says one important aspect of the company’s offering is achieving costs savings for the client. “This is achieved by placing great emphasis on communicating with the client. This helps us to find out exactly what they want to achieve on the project, whether it be fire or acoustic rating, water resistance etc. We can then use our experience and knowledge to advise them as to the best and most cost-effective products to help them achieve their goals.” A good example is the company’s involvement in the Hereford Residences project. The former 15-storey Telecom headquarters on the corner of Hopetoun Street overlooking Auckland Girls’ Grammar School is being transformed into an 18-level, high-end residential block by Tawera Group and will eventually feature 119 freehold dwellings. Subcontracting to Naylor Love, Auckland Linings is supplying, installing and stopping the drywall for the project using Elephant plasterboard products, which achieved considerable costs savings for the client. Elephant products used on the Hereford Residences project included Standard Plus (for general walls and ceilings giving a 30 minute fire rating on interior timber wall), Multiboard (for brace, noise, fire and impact applications) and Aquaboard (with a resistant high density core for wet area applications). Auckland Linings started working on Hereford Residences in April this year and will complete the project, which is the largest the company has undertaken to date, by September 2016. Auckland Linings was started in 2010 by Bruno who had previously been operating as a sole trader. With a construction background, Bruno brings 15 years of industry experience

Auckland Linings specialises in the supply and installation of dry wall and plasterboard systems, walls and ceilings packages. to his clients. He says that Auckland Linings has grown year on year since its inception. Other services offered by the company include general building and maintenance work, construction management for both residential and commercial projects and labour hire. The company can also provide to customers Hilti firestop and fire protection systems as well as using the products on its own projects. The Hilti flexible firestop sealant is the main product

used by Auckland Linings on its own projects. The product is an acrylic based firestop sealant that Bruno says provides movement capability in firerated joint and through-penetration applications as well as being smoke, fume and water resistant Auckland Linings employs staff plus subcontractors and Bruno says a great focus in placed on training. All staff has Site Safe building and construction passports and the company’s supervisors are also Site Safe accredited.

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Despite only starting five years ago Auckland Linings has already participated in some large projects including the Eye Institute building on Remuera Road, ANZ tower in Albert Street, Auckland Airport, Fonterra headquarters in Fanshawe Street, North Shore Hospital in Takapuna, Whenuapai Airbase, Wiri Prison and Ocean Point luxury apartments in Orewa. At present the company is working on four large retail units at Matakana for Stanley Construction.

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