New year, new logo, new office, new projects, new team members, change is happening at Teak.

Late last year we celebrated our 31st anniversary in business with the Teak team at the New Zealand Maritime Museum, it was a fantastic evening enjoyed by all. It gave me time to reflect on if Teak was a person, what type of qualities would they have and the following resonated with me.

Change: Over the years, Teak has embraced change with open arms. We’ve adapted to evolving technologies, construction methods, and design trends, always staying at the forefront of innovation. We’ve never been afraid to change, because we know that change is the driving force behind progress.

Authenticity: Teak has always stayed true to its core values and principles. We’ve built our reputation on honesty, integrity, and authenticity. We deliver what we promise, and our authenticity shines through in every project we undertake.

Resilience: The construction industry can be challenging, but Teak has shown remarkable resilience in the face of adversity. We’ve weathered economic storms, faced tough competition, and emerged stronger each time. Our ability to bounce back from setbacks is a testament to our enduring spirit.

Teak is looking forward to this new era with our various business partners as we move forward in 2024, please feel free to drop in at 15 Sale Street to catch up with the team over the coming months.

All the best for 2024,

Sam White
Commercial Director

Project Updates

ANZOR Nandina Avenue

The ANZOR Project consists of a new warehousing space and new trade facility. This new facility will alleviate a much-needed space requirement for ANZOR’s ever-growing stock. The facility will have a high stud warehouse with extra strength floors in some areas to take heavy machinery, a floor slab flatness to suit high reach fork hoist activity in aisles between racking, a two-story administration and trade services area, parking and siteworks.

So far on site we have completed prospecting digs to understand foundation heights of the neighbouring buildings, soil investigations and piling operations prior to the installation of the gravel raft.

The project consists of #84, 13m high precast panels and large Steltech portal beams and columns. The shop drawing process for these is underway with the first precast panels expected on site in mid to late April. One of the key challenges for the project is the high spec concrete finish which stipulates a 1mm tolerance over a 10m span due to the large turret forklifts removing stock from the high racking.

We are very excited to get the project underway and are looking forward to another successful project with ANZOR.

Ben Murray
Site Manager

Kennards Self Storage

We are excited to once again be working with Kennards Self Storage on a 3 building storage facility in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay. We are in the ECI stage currently with the intention of breaking ground in May 2024.

The facility will consist of multiple storage lockers over two floors, with a showroom. It will be a steel structure with a CLT floor and exterior walls of either Korock or Precast, this is currently being determined through the ECI process. Teak are running the ECI Programme and coordinating consultants to achieve specific milestones so we can move forward with the construction phase as soon as possible. A two-stage consent process is being adopted allowing civils and foundation works to occur while the above ground services, architectural and fit-out consent package is completed while the onsite ground works are underway. Teak and Kennards are eager to begin building at the earliest stage!

It is exciting to bring a Teak presence to other areas of NZ and look forward to challenge of working in a new environment, with new contractors.

This is our second Kennard Self Storage build and hope to be completing many more in the future.

David Latham
Construction Manager


KidsCan Fundraiser

This year 22 Teak Team members are participating in Rounds the Bays running event on the 3rd of March, raising money for KidsCan.

KidsCan is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading charity dedicated to helping Kiwi kids affected by poverty. Helping tamariki experiencing hardship by providing food, jackets, shoes and health products to schools and early childhood centres across New Zealand. With these essentials, kids can participate in learning and have the opportunity for a better future.

KidsCan are providing items to over 1000 schools and ECEs nationwide, with many more on the waitlist. We know that when kids are warm and fed, they are able to learn and have their best chance of escaping the poverty cycle.

We have a goal of raising $10,000 – every donation is greatly appreciated.

Donate Now

Health and Safety

A Year of Improvement

2023 was a year of improvement for our project teams in the HSEQ space. As can be seen from the graph below over the past year our team have been working hard at identifying issues with regards to Health & Safety, environmental issues, and quality assurance. The overall trend shows that these are on the rise.

Our HSE Manager has been working on aligning our quality management system with ISO 9001:2015 since August last year receiving help from our construction managers and a few of our PMs throughout the process. In mid-January we went through the process of external auditing against the standard and all their hard work has paid off as there was only one minor non-conformance found. This has already been closed out and following technical review of the auditor’s report we will receive certification in February. This gives us the trifecta of certification with our Health & Safety, Environmental, and Quality Management systems certified to the highest standards.

Also, in 2023 despite difficulties with supply chains and crazy weather we still had a strong focus on trying to keep our waste levels down. Between March 2023 and the 31st of December 2023 Teak as an organisation has diverted 76% of all waste, collected from its construction sites, away from landfill. We are as an organisation well on the way to reaching our target of 80% of our construction waste being diverted from landfills or being recycled.

Steve Wong
HSEQ Manager