Spa Pool Removal

Spa Pool Removal

Spa Pool Removal Wire Saw Cutting

Spa Pool Removal

When asked to remove an indoor spa pool on the first floor of a building in the City, we gladly accepted the challenge to give our Operators a chance to show off their expertise.  Using high frequency wall and hand saws, the 6m x 4m spa pool were cut into manageable blocks for removal.  The blocks were lowered to the ground floor and loaded into hard fill bins to be taken off site.

Call Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers Ltd today on 0800 232 816 to discuss your project requirements.

BCITO Certificate of Appreciation 2016

BCITO Certificate of Appreciation 2016

Having established a relationship with the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation, Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers Ltd recently received a BCITO Certificate of Appreciation 2016. This certificate acknowledges the valuable contribution Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers Ltd has to industry training, through supporting, training and mentoring.

It is the goal of Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers Ltd to have all of its operators complete a BCITO related qualification, a goal they are well on their way to achieving.

BCITO

“Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation is the largest provider of construction trade apprenticeships in New Zealand. We are appointed by the government to develop and implement industry qualifications for the building and construction sector.”

Balcony Removal

Balcony Removal

Recently we were asked to remove a balcony at a Browns Bay location.

This involved shore loading the balcony for removal and then cutting the balcony into sections.  The sections were then lowered to the ground before being loaded into hard fill bins to be taken off site.

Our operators needed to use a full range of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including harnesses and fall restraint equipment.

Call Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers today on 0800 232 816 today to discuss your project requirements.

 

High Frequency Cutting

For low emission cutting, we go High Frequency

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Introducing the Husqvarna K6500 series of high-frequency cutting equipment.  High-frequency technology is the latest development in the industry and allows for cutting in sensitive environments.

The K6500 Hand Saw and Ring Saw are part of Husqvarna’s PRIME™ range.

The PRIME™ product range of equipment is powered by a unique power supply, which converts regular AC power into a high-frequency current that drives the cutting equipment. With PRIME™, digital electronics replace hydraulics and mechanics in all areas of concrete cutting.

The technology behind high-frequency doesn’t use oil, rather a high-frequency converter creating a cleaner work environment.

Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers boast of a range of high-frequency cutting applications including wall and wire sawing.

About the K6500 Range

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Handsaw

This is one of Husqvarna’s most powerful electric handheld power cutters ever.  This is the case even when compared in power to a hydraulic cutter.

Ringsaw

high frequencyThe first electric ring power cutter from Husqvarna is one of the most powerful handheld cutters ever. It is capable of cutting 10″ (270 mm) deep.

The high output, low system weight, well-balanced body and low vibration levels make these machines very efficient.

Deep Drilling in Exmouth Street

Deep Drilling

Recently, partnering with Bracewell Construction, Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers Ltd completed some deep drilling work in Auckland’s Exmouth Street.

“This was a last minute request and we were able to get some extra-long drill bits manufactured.  This allowed us to complete the job well before any other sub-contractor was even available,” says Operations Manager Gordon Neville.

The project involved stitch drilling a series of 1.4 metre deep holes of diametres between 50 – 100mm.  This was to remove two very large sections of concrete, making way for building foundations.

“This took place during some of Auckland’s wettest winter weather but thankfully a temporary shelter had been constructed for our operators.”


Concrete Drilling – Core

Concrete core drilling techniques are used when tradespeople require precise, circular holes drilled.

Any hole, from 12mm to 500mm diameter, can be achieved to make openings for plumbing, electrical, telecommunications.

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Concrete Drilling – Stitch

Stitch drilling is a process where we drill a series of overlapping holes in order to make openings.

Call Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers Ltd today to discuss how we can help you achieve your project goals.  Freephone 0800 232 816.


About

Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers Ltd was established in the early 2000’s bringing together a handful of highly experienced concrete cutting and drilling technicians.

Since then, Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers Ltd have provided concrete cutting and drilling services on thousands of projects not only across Auckland but across the country. 


Membership

Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers Ltd are committed to professionalism and accordingly are members of national and international organisations to ensure customers that their technicians are part of a wider body of cutters and drillers.  This helps them to stay on the cutting edge when it comes to technology and developments within the concrete cutting and drilling industry.


Safety

Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers Ltd are committed to safety. Members of SiteSafe, operators take part in regular safety courses.  Operators have also completed specialised training enabling them to work in a variety of situations, including in confined spaces, and working at heights.

A copy of our Health and Safety Manual, Task Analysis, and Hazard Identification processes are available on request.  These processes are followed prior to the commencement of every job, ensuring all relevant hazards are identified, eliminated or minimised.

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Decorative Cutting

What is decorative cutting?

Often, when customers have new concrete driveways or patio’s laid, they want a more artistic finish.  This can be accomplished by exposing the aggregate, or mixing coloured oxide in with the concrete prior to placing.  Another way to achieve a more aesthetic finish, customers ask that we apply decorative cutting.

Decorative cutting is a strategic series of wider cuts that form a pattern in newly laid concrete.

Decorative cutting is always in addition to standard expansion cutting and is usually performed several weeks after initial expansion cutting.

Here is a recent example of decorative cutting from Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers Ltd.

If you are interested in how our decorative cutting service can help you achieve your desired outcome, please – contact us today on toll free 0800 232 816.


Decorative cutting is achieved using a floor saw.  For more information about our range of floor saw services, read on…

A floorsaw has multiple applications including – 

Concrete Cutting and DrillingExpansion Cutting

The placing of new concrete slabs (garage, house, path, patio, etc) requires control joints to be cut within a few days of placing.  This prevents “natural cracking” as the concrete expands over time.

 

Concrete Cutting and DrillingDecorative Cutting

A step up from expansion cutting, a number of customers are after a more artistic effect, especially when the concrete they have laid is on public display.  Decorative cutting usually involves a wider cut and allows for artistic patterns at the customer’s discretion. 


Picture5Cutting for Demolition

Often a project will call for the removal of a large area of concrete.  We offer a range of deep cutting solutions to make that possible.  

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Similar to cutting for demolition, this controlled approach to removal often requires deep cutting over a large area.  Can we do that?  Yes, we can!

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Responding to advances in technology, customers often require wide cuts for the laying of a loop for the installation of a controlled gate that responds to pressure from vehicles in an area of concrete.

Need some floor saw work carried out:

Call Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers Ltd today on 0800 232 816 to discuss your project.


Have you got a project somewhere in Auckland that requires concrete cutting and drilling services?

We are an Auckland based company offering services nationwide contact us today.

Do you want a preferred contractor to complete all your concrete cutting and drilling requirements?

We work for some of New Zealand’s biggest and most influential construction companies.  See our testimonials page for a snapshot of what they have to say about us.

got a projectDoes your project require concrete cutting and removal?

We provide a complete concrete cutting and removal service using cutting-edge equipment and only the best diamond blades.

Do you need holes drilled? got a project

We provide a complete concrete drilling service.   Any size, any depth – call us today to discuss your requirements.

Is your project inside?

Our equipment runs on a variety of power sources including single and three phase electricity, and hydraulic to minimise emissions.

Do you need slurry control?

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Slurry Control Vacuum Truck

We provide a complete slurry control service.  Our operators carry industrial wet vacuums and slurry tanks.  We also have a dedicated slurry control vacuum truck, capable of removing 2500 litres of slurry.  It also holds 1000 litres of water and has a high-pressure water blasting unit.

 

Are you a leading project manager or construction company?

We partner with some of New Zealand’s leading project managers and construction companies providing concrete cutting and drilling services nationwide.  See our testimonials page for a snapshot of what they have to say about us.

Are you looking for a professional concrete cutting and drilling service committed to high standards of health and safety?

We partner with leading health and safety organisations, SiteSafe, Safety n Action, and HazardCo to ensure all work is carried with health and safety as the number one priority. 

We are also members of both national and international concrete sawing and drilling associations.

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Oak Junction Takanini

In partnership with Watts and Hughes Construction, Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers undertook work at the newly established retail complex, Oak Junction Takanini.

This new retail area will do well in serving the growing needs of the Takanini and Addison areas as leases have been issued to major food chains and a service station.

Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers provided concrete cutting and drilling services to this project as an extension of its business relationship with Watts and Hughes Construction.

For testimonials from leading project managers, check out our testimonials page.
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Call Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers today on freephone 0800 232 816 to discuss your project.

 

Cider Building

In partnership with Ebert Construction, Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers recently completed works on the newly opened Cider Building development.

Cider Building“The former DYC Vinegar site on Crummer Road, Pollen Street, and Williamson Avenue in Auckland is something entirely different for Countdown” says Adrian Walker, Countdown General Manager (Property).

Cider BuildingEbert Construction is the main contractor on the $95 million Cider Building project which will be home to 14,000 sqm of Countdown supermarket and speciality retail and office space.

Cider BuildingCountdown Managing Director, Dave Chambers, says that Countdown Ponsonby is an exciting store for the business, as their most premium and unique store yet.

The new supermarket has created 100 new jobs and was officially opened by the Honorable Nikki Kay who says the new store is a welcome addition to the area.

Extracts from Business North.

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Call Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers today on 0800 232 816 to discuss how our concrete cutting and drilling service can help you to achieve your project goals.


Have you got a project somewhere in Auckland that requires concrete cutting and drilling services?

We are an Auckland based company offering services nationwide contact us today.

got a projectDoes your project require concrete cutting and removal?

We provide a complete concrete cutting and removal service using cutting-edge equipment and only the best diamond blades.

Do you need holes drilled? got a project

We provide a complete concrete drilling service from 12mm to 500mm in diameter.  We drill to any depth required.

Is your project inside?

Our equipment runs on a variety of power sources including single and three phase, and hydraulic, to prevent fumes.

Do you need slurry control?

We provide a complete slurry control service.  Our operators carry industrial wet vacuums and slurry tanks.  We also have a dedicated slurry truck, capable of removing 2500 litres of slurry.  It also holds 1000 of water and has a high-pressure water blasting unit.

Are you a leading project manager or construction company?

We partner with some of New Zealand’s leading project managers and construction companies providing concrete cutting and drilling services nationwide.

Are you looking for a professional concrete cutting and drilling service committed to high standards of health and safety?

We partner with leading health and safety organisations, Site Safe, Safety n Action, and HazardCo to ensure all work is carried with health and safety as the number one priority. 

We are also members of both national and international concrete sawing and drilling associations.

got a project
NZCSDA
got a project
Site Safe

Khyber Pass Road

Partnering with Plumbco and Bracewell Construction Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers is involved in a project located on Khyber Pass Road in Grafton. Khyber Pass Road

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We have been involved in this project since its inception, supplying concrete cutting and drilling services at this Khyber Pass Road project.

Call Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers today on 0800 232 816 to discuss your project.


Have you got a project somewhere in Auckland that requires concrete cutting and drilling services?

We are an Auckland based company offering services nationwide contact us today.

got a projectDoes your project require concrete cutting and removal?

We provide a complete concrete cutting and removal service using cutting-edge equipment and only the best diamond blades.

Do you need holes drilled? got a project

We provide a complete concrete drilling service from 12mm to 500mm in diameter.  We drill to any depth required.

Is your project inside?

Our equipment runs on a variety of power sources including single and three phase, and hydraulic, to prevent fumes.

Do you need slurry control?

We provide a complete slurry control service.  Our operators carry industrial wet vacuums and slurry tanks.  We also have a dedicated slurry truck, capable of removing 2500 litres of slurry.  It also holds 1000 of water and has a high-pressure water blasting unit.

Are you a leading project manager or construction company?

We partner with some of New Zealand’s leading project managers and construction companies providing concrete cutting and drilling services nationwide.

Are you looking for a professional concrete cutting and drilling service committed to high standards of health and safety?

We partner with leading health and safety organisations, Site Safe, Safety n Action, and HazardCo to ensure all work is carried with health and safety as the number one priority. 

We are also members of both national and international concrete sawing and drilling associations.

got a project
NZCSDA
got a project
Site Safe

 

Company Director, Raewyn Sharp

Company Director, Raewyn SharpFor most of the time, the operators at Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers work with a degree of autonomy.  That being said Company Director, Raewyn Sharp is no stranger to a construction site.  In fact, she can often be found on site ensuring high-quality workmanship, as well as offering concrete cutting and drilling services to our cities project and site managers.

Raewyn Sharp has spent most of her working life on construction sites, for various companies, projects, and locations across New Zealand.

Company Director, Raewyn SharpAs one leading business publication put it, Raewyn Sharp is the Girl in the Steel Cap Boots (read the article below).Company Director, Raewyn Sharp

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The Girl in the Steel-Cap Boots

Originally published in Business North.

A career spanning 30 years of wearing steel cap boots has taken Raewyn Sharp of” Sharp Concrete Cutters & Drillers Ltd” all over New Zealand. From the “think big” construction projects of Muldoon days such as the Motonui Gas-to Gasoline plant in Taranaki and Marsden Point Oil Refinery Expansion in Ruakaka , to working on the construction of the tallest building in New Zealand in 1990, Raewyn reflects on these jobs with fondness. “My first construction job when I left college was with Downer Construction on the Wellington Terrace Tunnel project, before working in the engineering department in their Head office”. Now Downers are a customer of hers.

Today Raewyn owns and operates her own business which she started in 2003.  Based in Drury, Auckland, Sharp Concrete Cutters & Drillers offer a comprehensive range concrete sawcutting and drilling services Auckland wide. “I started with one van, now we have 8 vans on the road and growing.” Sharp offer a wide range of sawcutting including various specialist concrete cutting services such as electric floorsawing, hydraulic handsawing, and ringsawing for internal work where petrol powered machines are a health and safety issue.  Diamond core drilling services range from as small as 12mm diameter to 500mm dia holes.  Raewyn says “from drilling 1 metre deep holes in the base of the old Victoria Park Chimney for strengthening to sawcutting and installing cabling on the Kingsland Railway Station for the Snapper card rollout prior to the World Cup every job is different and has its own challenges.” Working in a big city like Auckland means people and traffic, and both of these need to be regularly managed.

Our environmental slurry control vacuum truck is an important part of our business, and this helps us offer our customers a “one stop shop” service when it comes to booking and completing jobs, particularly on public roads and highways.  Our vans also carry smaller slurry control vacuum tanks that hold 600 litres.  These are practical for smaller residential jobs where slurry is an environmental hazard and has to be managed.  Gone are the days of just tipping it down the drain.  We collect it and dispose the slurry to an environmental waste facility.

Raewyns’ company has been a member of the New Zealand Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association for 8 years, and she has been President from 2010 to 2013.  Raewyn says being President of a male dominated industry group was a bit nerve racking at first.  The Association started in 1986 and is still going strong.  Being a member means you are serious about what you do, and committed to sharing and learning from other members.  We have about 32 members nationwide and several Associate members.  Over the years we have developed and produced a member manual guideline with a code of practice, a code of ethics, safe operating procedures for equipment use, and an environmental pollution control policy.  We also run ‘concrete cutting specific’ safety courses for our members.

Raewyn says “it is important to have honesty and integrity in all areas of your business, and that makes for better relationships between staff, customers, and suppliers”.   This payoff is evident when the first 3 people I hired still work for me.  The construction industry is known for its “boom and bust cycles” and it is with the loyalty of my staff, long term customers and suppliers that has helped us to where we are today.

Call our free phone 0800 232 816 for all enquiries – check out our website www.sharpconcretecutters.co.nz or like us on facebook.

Originally printed in: Business North (2013)