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Arlington Apartments

04 Apr 2022 by Belcanto

Arlington Apartments in Wellington, New Zealand, were given an upgrade thanks to the power of the community.

You may have heard the term power of the community before, but you might not know what it means. In this instance, it refers to members of Wellington’s community coming together to upgrade to one of the city’s social housing sites, Arlington Apartments.Arlington ApartmentsTheir plans included several upgrades – one being a new balustrade on their stairs and balconies. In the planning stage of this project, it was crucial to get things right. The council and residents were looking for a balustrade solution that provided both security and privacy. We offered a variety of different design options to keep things on a budget and above standard. The answer was simple: aluminium balustrades, offering security, privacy, strength and easy cleaning to make life easier for people living there.Arlington ApartmentsWorking with Novak Middleton Architects and Hawkins Construction (our main client), we ensured everything just clicked into place for a successful project – from providing drawings, manufacture, prefabrication to ensuring everything was delivered on time. We understand that our client’s success is our success, and we like to be involved at every stage of a project if possible.Arlington ApartmentsAs a team, we have transformed their outdoor with new balustrades, and thanks to the team’s attention to detail and flair for design, these new fixtures not only look good but are durable, so they won’t need replacing any time soon!Arlington Apartments

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We’ve been fabricating balustrades for decades now and supply a huge range of projects throughout New Zealand. With innovation and customised fabrication we win tenders for challenging commercial projects, large-scale civil infrastructure and bespoke architectural enhancements.About Company It has been a journey of measured paces and bold leaps across the decades. Now, with the arrival of BelCanto Group, we step ahead once more.The origins of our company started back in the 1980s when a small New Zealand engineering business began manufacturing steel fencing and gates for swimming pools.  The company thrived, winning new work and contracts regularly. However we were not comfortable with coasting along. After researching lead times and product life-spans we made the leap from steel to aluminium in the 90s and, with our team of designers, engineers and project managers, made the leap into the commercial sector.Here we increased our market presence with new product lines and manufacturing expertise. By the early 2000s we were well placed as one of New Zealand’s premier aluminium fabricators and in 2011 opened a purpose built factory and powder-coating plant in Levin.  With the two distinct divisions of the company requiring specific attention and support the big decision was made as the decade drew to a close to separate into new brands and businesses. Urban Group continued on with the fencing, gates and automation sphere. BelCanto Group was established to focus all of our balustrade, balcony and façade business.Now we are in the 20s and are on the front foot once more, building New Zealand’s beautiful. Here, ‘beautiful’ covers a lot of ground within our ethos.  Yes, it is the final result. But so too is it the process. Pragmatic efficiency is beautiful. Effective innovation is beautiful.  A lot has changed within the industry over the last three decades – and this rate of change looks set to accelerate. We will maintain pace with the industry and the needs of our clients, delivering pioneering solutions that ensure New Zealand’s built environment can continue to connect, protect and uplift its people.Looking back we are proud of our history, of the projects completed and the relationships forged. Looking forward, we are excited with the opportunities ahead. This is an exhilarating time to be working smarter and harder for our buildings, our towns, our cities and our communities. With a hugely experienced team, innovative business partners and our wide-ranging expertise we aspire to a beautiful tomorrow.


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