We Make Buildings Better

Construction Specialties NZ Ltd. (CS NZ) has been operating in New Zealand as the exclusive manufacturing distributor of the Construction Specialties range of products since 1988.

Founded in the United States, CS has been a global manufacturer and supplier of a range of specialist building products for over 70 years. Operating through 25 offices worldwide, with key manufacturing locations or sales offices in most European countries, employing over 2,000 people.

Here in New Zealand, we are privately owned and run as a wholly separate entity with licence to market, import, manufacture and install Construction Specialties products and systems. We provide proven expertise across NZ’s commercial building projects from concept to completion, setting a new standard through people inspired execution.

Concept to Completion

We have our own team of trained installers, meaning that our care and responsibility flows from project concept to completion. Our technical team and specification managers stay with the project from design office consultation, through the tender or procurement stages to the installation and completion. This process allows our full care and responsibility to ensure that the outcomes envisaged at design are realised at completion.

We cover NZ nationally with teams of installers in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Our intention is to create long lasting, strong relationships with construction industry companies and professionals. We are in this for the long-term and believe that people do business with people and this industry is too small to not behave professionally and with integrity.

Our head office is in Auckland where our manufacturing and warehouse is based. Being part of the global Construction Specialties team provides us with the opportunity to back up our 33 years of experience in NZ with over 70 years of experience in international projects.

The Local Advantage

When you work with CS NZ you are not just dealing with another distributor or sub-contractor; not only do we import, stock, and distribute but we also manufacture right here in New Zealand.

We manufacture most of our range in New Zealand made from aluminium components extruded here by our local supply partners. Whilst some of the components of our products must be supplied from overseas, we hold substantial stock holding of these parts locally. This provides CSNZ with the ability to be agile and capable to respond to on-site intricacies whilst still maintaining short lead times.

For Our Planet’s Future

As a local manufacturer we source as many of our components as possible locally which helps reduce carbon miles and ensures that we can be confident of the quality of material, ethical work practices and sustainability of our supply partners. The largest material component of our systems is aluminium. Our aluminium is produced by the NZAS Aluminium Smelter in Bluff, NZAS produces some of the world’s cleanest aluminium at approximately 2.10 t CO2-e / per tonne of aluminium produced.

Our products are ideal for Green Star projects. Construction Specialties NZ products are Cradle to Cradle Certified, LEED v4 Compliant, FSC Certified, LBC Red-List Free. Our products contribute to WELL Building Standard and we are also a participant in mindful Materials (mM). Construction Specialties offers products that meet LEED credits for no-added formaldehyde (NAF) resins or ultra-low emitting formaldehyde (ULEF) resins.

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