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Bader Drive

04 Apr 2022 by Belcanto

A Look at Bader Drive and its Balustrades

In many ways, the balustrades on Bader Drive are part of what makes Kāinga Ora Bader McKenzie development unique. Recently recognised by the Property Council New Zealand as an award-winning project. I want to go into more detail about these beautiful pieces of work and explain why the balustrade is such an essential part of Bader Drive’s design.Bader DriveDiscovering Bader Drive’s Balustrades, each of the five apartment blocks is fitted with an Emissary aluminium balustrade. These balustrades are both elegant and functional, which is why they’ve become such a popular choice in development projects. While minimalist in design, this modern aesthetic also provides greater discretion and well-balanced support.Bader DriveComplementing and tying the Emissary balustrades together are the Colossus facades. Together they create an exciting and visually stimulating aspect to the buildings, unlike anything seen before in the neighbourhood.Bader DriveThese beautiful pictures are just a sneak at the beauty of the balustrades on Bader Drive.Bader Drive

Bader Drive

Bader Drive

New Zealand
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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