Atlas team Harden Up took on the Oxfam 50km Trailwalker event this past Saturday in Whakatane. For the second year in a row Atlas sent down a team of 4 to take part in this event. The boys crossed the finish line in 11hr 34min – a full 1 hr 15 quicker than last year! The team joined nearly 200 other teams from around New Zealand to walk some often steep and challenging terrain to raise money for the Oxfam charity and the good work they do in fighting poverty around the world.
Atlas Christmas closure dates: All divisions close Saturday 23rd Dec 2017 at midday. Dry-Goods divisions at Takapuna, Wiri, Kumeu, Silverdale and Panmure and also Mt Rex Shipping re-open Januray 3rd 2018 Readymix divisions at Takapuna, Wiri and Silverdale re-open January 3rd 2018 – Readymix Panmure re-opens January 8th 2018 and Readymix Kumeu re-opens January 16th 2018 Albany Recycling, Atlas Quarries (Brynderwyn and Ruakaka depots) and Atlas Tilt Slab all re-open January 8th 2018 Atlas Concrete would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas break and look forward to a great 2018!
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 by Reuben Scott
Atlas Concrete proudly sponsor Blair McDonald Kerbing’s V8SuperTourer. Seen here at the ITM SupersSprints in Pukekohe last weekend. The V8SuperTourer is based on a one make, all-alloy, fuel injected and dry sumped 7-litre V8 ST engine mounted on a purpose-built chassis. The chassis, is built to not only accommodate both the VE Commodore and FG Falcon bodies, but any other similar sized four-door production vehicle. Good luck Blair!
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 by Reuben Scott
Atlas Concrete is now stocking Green Gorilla Flexible Waste Bags. A super easy alternative to rubbish skips on site! Grab one today from Atlas Takapuna, Wiri, Silverdale, Panmure or Kumeu for only $138.00 + gst! This price includes the collection of the full bag from your home or job site!
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 by Reuben Scott
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
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 by Reuben Scott
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
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
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