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HPSS is the first Secondary School in New Zealand to be built under a public-private partnership, whereby the school buildings are constructed, maintained and managed separately from the school management by a private consortium.  Our experienced FGS Metalwork Project Manager Hilton Miller knows the area well, having been a sergeant in the Air Force in Hobsonville for 16 years.  He appreciated the Architects efforts to incorporate a "runway" style theme to the lighting strip through the schools walkways. This was best seen in the early morning starts during the project. 


With FGS's extensive background in metalwork, we are fully conversant with the relevant contractual requirements of any metalwork project.  Our reputation for quality product, excellent service, and attention to detail means we have developed long lasting relationships within the industry.  We work easily alongside other professional contractors like Hawkins to achieve a high end product. 

Isthmus Architects designed the five separate lanscaped "Open Spaces" for specific staff and student requirements.  The above image shows the "Special Needs" space where we have incorporated a sliding gate into a walled outdoor safe area.

Here we have a common place for students to sit in a courtyard partially surrounded by FGS Metalwork structure and timber screens.

Our engineers and fabricators constructed the balustrade to the side entry bridge.  We use CAD where applicable.

FGS Metalwork is of the highest standards.  We have years of experience working with large construction companies and councils to achieve the  required strict Health & Safety regulations. 


Over 1500 metres of "Vitex Palings" were used throughout the construction of this project at HPSS.

Vitex is an Australian dense hardwood with good crushing and bending strength which was perfect for this recyling and refuse enclosure.


Isthmus Architects designed all the Open Spaces and below you can see the teachers release area.

Our team of fabricators made the safety rails and hand rails seen in the next two images.

The finished result is aesthetically pleasing and the quality of metalwork craftmanship is of very high standard. 

Contemporary metal safety rails were installed on stairways for ease of transition between ourdoor spaces.

We also installed child and staff bike racks around the property.


We specialise in high end steel fabrication and often FGS Metalwork and FGS Structural team together to produce award winning architectural structure, gates, walkways, stairs & balustrades. 

Do you have a project coming up? Discuss your needs with one of our team.  Enter an enquiry now via the link above or call us on 09 377 8778.


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