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?

Concrete Cutting and Drilling
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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NZCSDA
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Site Safe

 

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.
Oak Junction Takanini

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.

Cider Building

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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

 

Drilling 400mm

This is Ralph.  He is drilling a 400mm hole in the side of a pipe.

Drilling 400mm

This process involved bolting on a hydrostress drill rig to the concrete required drilling a 400mm hole.  Due to the location of the hole required, the drill rig was mounted on an angle as can be seen in the above images.

Ralph works for Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers.  He is a professional concrete driller and has specialised training in order to determine how the hole ought to be drilled, and what equipment was required to do the job.

Ralph is using a Weka SR38 drill motor as well as a 400mm core drill from Holer Diamond Tools.

See other examples of concrete drilling:

Man Hole

Drilling Through a Finished Wall

Samoan Consulate-General

 


Concrete Drilling

Drilling 400mm

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

 

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

Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers proudly partners with Holer Diamond Tools to provide our customers with the latest in concrete core drilling technology using diamond matrices developed especially for the New Zealand construction industry.

 

Demolition Cutting

Sometimes, before a new building can begin construction, the old building(s) need to go.  That’s where Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers demolition cutting service is best employed.

See photos below for a sample of demolition cutting projects that Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers has been involved with.

Demolition Cutting

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Check out other blog posts that involve demolition cutting:

Floor Sawing for Demolition

Six Technicians on One Job

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 the national concrete sawing and drilling associations.

got a project
NZCSDA
got a project
Site Safe

 

Exposed Aggregate Finish

Many customers, wanting a slightly different look, opt for an exposed aggregate finish.  This process removes the top layer of fine concrete, thus exposing the underlying aggregate.

While there are a number of ways this can be achieved, the most common, and most efficient is simply water blasting off the top layer.

Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers are regularly called in by concrete placing contractors (as well as our other main contractors) to expose the aggregate.  To do this, we send out our slurry control truck which is fitted with a high power water blaster.

But the question remains – what happens to that fine layer of concrete that is removed?  That top layer contains slurry and is highly toxic.  Our slurry control truck is engaged to collect the runoff and thus eliminating the potential environmental hazard.

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Call Sharp Concrete Cutting and Drilling today to discuss how we can enhance the look of your project with an exposed aggregate finish.  0800 232 816

Concrete cutting and drilling produces slurry.  

Slurry contains calcium carbonate, is a base with a high ph level, is detrimental to marine flora and fauna, and so it is illegal to dump it into sewers, storm water systems, or natural waterways. As such it is important that slurry control is put in place.

Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers Ltd provide a comprehensive slurry control service.

With its dedicated slurry truck, Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers Ltd can remove 2500 litres of slurry.  The truck also holds 1000 litres of water and has a high-pressure water blasting unit.  Our truck has also been used in aggregate exposing and acid washing applications. 

We also have a number of 600-litre slurry tanks and are committed to leaving every job clean and tidy.

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

Drilling Through a Finished Wall

There are times when clients require drilling through a finished wall.

In situations like that, slurry needs to be eliminated.

As can be seen from the images below, there was no slurry on either the finish or exposed concrete wall.

Drilling Through a Finished Wall

For more information on our concrete drilling services, click here.


Drilling Through a Finished Wall

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

 

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

Man Hole

With Auckland’s ever increasing infrastructure demands, service access is something that’s often needed after the fact.  Man hole covers are a prime example of this kind of aftermarket demand.

See below for an example of how Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers core drilling service can be applied to Auckland’s ever increasing infrastructure demand.

Call Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers today on tollfree 0800 232 816 to discuss your aftermarket concrete drilling requirements.


Concrete Drilling

Man Hole

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.

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