Project: Storage Units, Te Rapa, Hamilton

Build: 400+ Storage Units

Time frame: 6 months build time

Size: 3000 SQ meters


In 2018 CH Engineering Ltd was approached to do a refit for a Guardian Storage facility which was successfully completed. It was a single level with the retrofit planned for as a single level development. With input from CH Engineering playing to the strengths of LSF it was able to be retrofitted as a double level storage facility, significantly adding value for the building owner. We took what we learnt from this project to build a brand-new storage facility in Hamilton North which CH Engineering Ltd built from the ground up. 2020 has of course had its challenges which have been felt by all, but we have persevered to complete this project to a high standard. CH Engineering Ltd managed the entire build and was able to provide the speed and efficiency that steel framing has. There are 3 back to back banks of storage units against the boundary with firewalls with internal partitioning and a double story bank, with back to back units in the middle of the site as well.

CH Engineering Ltd are very proud of this project as it highlights all the aspects of what we do. The project has offered its own unique challenges as we maximized the site space with as many storage units as possible. Building a large structure within a confined space has meant that the construction methodology had to allow for as much off-site work as possible to minimize onsite activity. This is where steel framing assembled at our factory comes in handy. Once delivered to site, the frames were stood up on the concrete pads ready for the next phases. Ultimately, the success of the project relied on the strong collaboration between managing the project and contractors, whose teamwork was integral to delivering this great building for the client.

Contact details: CH Engineering8 Wickham Street
Hamilton 3204

Phone: 021 772 976


Website: CH Engineering Ltd