Surf Lifesaving Project Gets the Adams Touch

16 September 2014

Surf Lifesaving Project Gets the Adams Touch

When it comes to working on community projects, Adams leads the way.

We have been involved in the rebuild project at Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club, due to be completed at the end of this month.

Once completed, the new two-storey clubrooms will be available for functions and events.

The Adams plumbing division, under the watchful eye of manager Mark Howie, has been responsible for successfully installing all the plumbing and drainage work at the new complex.

The half million dollar project began in January.

Adams Project Wins Gold at Awards

14 July 2014

Adams Project Wins Gold at Awards

The Adams team was instrumental in Queenstown’s Amalgamated Builders winning two titles at the recent New Zealand Commercial Building Awards.

Amalgamated won gold in the tourism and leisure project category and the under $2m section for its Sculptillusion Gallery at Wanaka’s Puzzling World.

The 530 square metre illusionary sculpture room, complete with moving walls, floating objects and 3D illusions, is Puzzling World’s fifth and largest illusion room.

The Adams team subcontracted to Amalgamated and was responsible for the project’s mechanical services for heating, plus the plumbing and drainage.

Four Dunedin-based Adams staff spent six months working on the site under the supervision of project manager Karl Enticknap.

Karl says the $200,000 project was challenging because of the suspended ceiling there were no straight runs in the ducting. Also, the frozen ground made digging for the drainage pipes sometimes impossible, holding up the project.

Adams managing director Mark Preston says he is chuffed about Amalgamated’s double wins and delighted that his team was part of the award-winning project.

Snow Hits Pink Ribbon Breakfast

30 May 2014

Snow Hits Pink Ribbon Breakfast

An unexpected snow day failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the 50 people who showed up for the Adams Pink Ribbon breakfast this week.

Organiser, Adams administrator Melanie Palmer, said more than 100 people were planning to attend but treacherous road conditions kept some away.

Participants dressed in pink and wore pink wigs to show their support of the Breast Cancer Foundation. The wigs showed up later in the day on the heads of some of Adams’ male staff.

The food, too, had a pink theme with cup cakes, coconut ice and lamingtons all decorated in various shades of pink. In-house catering kept the costs of running the event to a minimum and added to the fun and excitement of the event.

A gold coin donation to enter a competition for guessing the number of marshmallows in a jar was won by staff member, Aimee Harrison.

Melanie says the event’s proceeds amounted to just over $350. “The cause is close our hearts as several of us have had wives, friends and mothers diagnosed with breast cancer,” she says.

University Childcare Project Underway

27 September 2013

University Childcare Project Underway

The plumbing and drainage team is currently involved in a half million-dollar project at the University of Otago. We have had four guys on the site of the new 28-room OUCA Childcare Centre since July and they’ll be working there until next April.
The university has demolished 10 villas to make way for two new blocks and a plant room to be built. Our work includes all the plumbing and drainage required for the bathrooms, toilets, kitchen, boiler room and the water features between the two main buildings that will form a playground for the children. We will also provide external services such as drainage, water connection, sewerage and storm water, plus a sprinkler system.


28 May 2013


Crews from Adams have been busy as the extension to the PGG Wrightson woolstore at the Silverstream Industrial Park in Dukes Rd takes shape.

Three of our teams – plumbing, electrical and drainage – are involved in the 7500 square metre project, so far focusing on prep work, with more to do over the next two to three months as construction continues.

So far our plumbers have installed pipework under the floor slab for plumbing facilities in the office area, while the drainage crew have been laying drains around the perimeter of the building.

The job will involve 10-15 different Adams staff at various times as it progresses.

The extension will mostly be storage space for wool bales, but will also include two offices, toilets and a lunch room. When it’s finished, the woolstore will be an impressive 11,000 square metres in total. A big unit!

Some of the logistics are sizeable, too. For instance, Adams’ electrical team will install seven pallets of hi-bay lights – 110 in total.

We’ll update you on progress when the project is nearer completion.


Autumn Spring Clean

20 March 2013

Autumn is a perfect time to give your home a thorough check-up before the winter chills hit.
Our special offer this autumn is a free check-up and assessment of the state of your property’s plumbing, drainage and electrical systems.
Following the Canterbury quakes there are going to be big changes to insurance policies for properties. From their renewal date this year, most people will find themselves covered for a set sum, which they will have to work out for themselves.
Get the number wrong and you could be left with a huge financial shortfall come claim time. While electrics have been part of insurance policies for a while now, it will soon pay to know about other aspects of your properties, too. And that’s where we can help.
Call us to have one of our experienced tradesmen come and make a full assessment of your property. Call Adams today on 477 0077

Latest pipe repair system new to Dunedin

22 January 2013

Latest pipe repair system new to Dunedin

Fernco Pipe Doctor is the latest in Adams arsensal to repair your broken and underground drainage pipes. It is a high performance, no dig, pipe repair solution that provides a permanent, quick and easy method of repairing damaged sewer and stormwater pipes. It is installed internally and eradicates the need for costly, disruptive and time consuming excavation work.

Contact Glen van der Vliet for assistance 03 4892621