Atlas sent a team of four down to Whakatane over the weekend to walk 50km in the Oxfam Trailwalker. The months of training and preparation paid off as Reuben, Andy, Craig and Mark crossed the finish line together in a time of 12:49:19 – placing them 40th out of 80 teams. Atlas’ team Harden Up have also raised nearly $11,000 for Oxfam so far, which is also a great achievement. You can still donate to this great cause by clicking here
Atlas Concrete is proud to be entering a team into the 2017 Oxfam 50km Trailwalker event taking place in Whakatane on March 25th. Reuben (sales), Andy (purchasing), Craig (quarries) and Mark (bulk transport) make up team HARDEN UP! They will have 18 hours to complete the 50km course together which covers a multitude of terrains: hills, beach, hills, streets, hills, forest and hills too! The boys have been training hard every weekend and also working hard on fundraising for this great cause. Oxfam is a great charity who helps struggling communities in the pacific and beyond by helping them become self sufficient so they can help themselves going forward and

Holiday Hours

Our Christmas / New Year closure dates are below: Atlas Tilt Slab closes on Thursday 22nd December 2016 All other Atlas branches will close on Friday 23rd December 2016     Atlas Concrete Takapuna, Silverdale and Panmure will re-open on Wednesday 4th January 2017 for Concrete Deliveries and Dry Goods. Atlas Concrete Wiri will re-open on Wednesday 4th January 2017 for Dry Goods only – Wiri will be open for concrete deliveries from Monday 9th January 2017 Atlas Concrete Kumeu will re-open on Wednesday 4th January 2017 for Dry Goods only – Kumeu will be open for concrete deliveries from Monday 16th January 2017 Atlas Tilt Slab, Atlas Recycling Albany,
There are often challenges getting concrete to sites with limited access, but what do you do when it’s too far to pump and too steep to wheelbarrow? Call in a chopper! One of our clients had the difficult task of building a new stairway beach access from the top of the steep cliffs in between St Leonard’s Bay and Narrow Neck Beach on Auckland’s North Shore. Field Drainage Specialists NZ Ltd employed the assistance of Heletranz to chopper in the materials, including the concrete for the piles and a small pad at beach level. Atlas supplied a special mix containing micro-silica to prevent salt water penetrating the concrete and rusting
CONCRETE PLANT AUDIT SCHEME – A STAMP OF EXCELLENCE The Plant Audit Scheme operates to audit New Zealand Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NZRMCA) member’s ready mixed concrete plants as defined in New Zealand Standard NZS 3104:2003 Specification for Concrete Production. The Scheme provides an independent and rigorous audit of the quality systems in place at a ready mixed concrete plant. Without the scheme, purchasers and specifiers would be faced with a costly and time consuming audit of concrete quality for each construction project. The Scheme operations are carried out under a quality assurance programme certified to ISO 9001 and audited by Bureau Veritas Quality International. Excellence Awards are presented annually

Harden Up – Summer’s Coming!

While summer is welcomed by all, it does come with its issues.  With varying temperatures throughout summer, from the exceptionally hot day to the cool nights this may cause cracking issues for any concrete laid in this period. If laying concrete, and there is uncertainty, then the first step is to get in touch with your local Atlas Concrete rep –phone (09) 486-3333. Humidity and intense sun can cause quicker water evaporation to concrete laid, and this in turn can create cracking and disappointment.   A first and very necessary step in retaining the water in freshly mixed concrete is to thoroughly moisten the sub-grade, before placing the concrete. Avoid
Historically, industries such as schools, hospitals and warehouses generally used polished concrete flooring. Today we have seen an increase in the popularity of polished concrete flooring in other industries and in residential homes. Check out below the benefits and features to understand why it is becoming the flooring choice of the future.   1. Cost Effective – Spending extra on floor covering materials like carpets and tiles is not required when using polished concrete floors. Moreover, polished concrete flooring decreases tyre wear, cleaning and maintenance costs. 2. Unlimited Design Options – Polishing concrete produces eye-catching results and can be customised to meet your specific flooring preferences. Whether shined or ground

Benefits of Recycling Concrete

Concrete recycling is the smart, cost-efficient and environmentally friendly way to reuse aggregate left behind when structures are demolished or heavily renovated. Concrete can either be taken to landfills for disposal or to a recycling plant. Atlas Concrete encourage the use of their three recycling plants in the Auckland region. Here are three key benefits of recycling concrete.   1. Avoids the Landfill – Concrete is non-biodegradable and takes up valuable landfill space. Recycling allows the concrete to be crushed and used in other applications, consequently reducing the need for more landfills. 2. Reduces the need for Mining – Less mining means more valuable resources are preserved for future generations.
Decorative concrete is increasingly becoming popular because of its many uses and benefits, particularly in driveways, patios and walkways. It adds style and excitement to various home building projects without sacrificing functionality. Here are the top 5 reasons to choose decorative concrete. 1. Great Looks – Decorative concrete can be supplied in a wide variety of colours, textures, patterns and designs. Its eye-catching appeal can be produced by using dyes, stains, oxides and sealers. 2. Flexible Options – Decorative concrete offers a wide variety of choice and can imitate stone, brick, cobblestone and slate. Exposed aggregate creates aesthetic outdoor living, often by being coloured, stamped, acid-etched or polished. 3. Long

Recent Projects

June was an exciting month here at Atlas! Check out our latest projects that have kept the team busy.   National Mini Storage Extension Atlas Concrete supplied over 1200 cubic meters for a large extension to the National Mini Storage units in Albany, involving a number of mixes for different purposes. To see more click here Rural Residential Driveway Atlas concrete recently completed a residential driveway. The pebble tones accompanied by a darker concrete created a stylish and attractive finish. To see more click here 1Km Long Drive-way – Puhoi An increase in residents residing in the countryside of Puhoi has created the need for private drive-way revamps. Goodbye gravel