Waitara East Primary School


CLIENT: Ministry of Education

PROJECT TYPE: Complete Structural Refurbishment including Windows and Timber Framing Replacement

PROJECT DURATION: February 2021 – July 2021

This project included reroofing with both coloursteel and TPO membrane, a number of window replacements, replacement of decayed timber framing, seismic strengthening to wall framing, and complete refurbishment of Principal’s office and admin areas. The school was fully operational, and the challenge to this project was the interaction with school’s staff, pupils and other stakeholders. Southcoast Construction worked alongside the school’s staff to minimise the disruption. The success of the project can be demonstrated on arrival to the school, which shows a refurbished block which is now a safe weathertight school facility for all to use. The admin staff now have a high standard office space to work from, which is now clad in timber weatherboards to match the remainder of the repainted buildings and the pupils are removed from potential problems relating from leaking roofs and cladding.