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Update on Riverlands school: The Plumbing has been installed, finishing touches getting ready for the painter. The external deck is now going in. The balance to be done is Wall and floor coverings. 2017…Gone!  Bring on 2018

MC Construction Newsletter  

Dear Customers and Business Partners,

Before everyone leaves for the Holidays, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your business throughout the year.  2017 has been a great year, and we know that next year will also be a successful and busy one.  We wish you all the best for the festive and holiday season and trust you all keep safe. In our end-of-year newsletter, we would like to update you on some of our activities, events and product developments. Happy reading, and please contact us for any information or inquiries you may have – we’re here to help!

We have been very busy with many projects having been completed, many on the go and a whole lot ready to begin.  This year we are upgrading our website and will have a series of blogs to add more value to you, our customer.
Our Prime Peak Products are an exciting range that continues to develop and these designs will all be available on our new website in the new year.

MC Construction will be closing our doors for the Christmas holidays on Thursday 21 December and will be opening again on Tuesday 9th Jan 2018.


The Quays project:

MC Construction has now completed our part of the Quays project on the corner of Symon street and High Street overlooking the Taylor River where we supplied and installed the decking and handrails.

The job took just over 2 months to complete and we are very happy with the finish result as we are sure the public will be also

The wood chosen for the project is called Purpleheart is otherwise known as Amaranth. The is scientific name is Peltogyne spp.
Purpleheart is a beautiful wood from Central and South America chosen when a unique splash of colour is required.
When freshly cut the heartwood of Purpleheart is a dull greyish/purplish brown. Upon exposure, the wood becomes a deeper eggplant purple. With further age and exposure to UV light, the wood becomes a dark brown with a hint of purple.

We are very happy with the result of the job adding a very fresh look to an already tranquil rest stop along the beautiful Taylor.

Our sister company Conpavers completed the large area of stone paving and Total Tactilez supplied and installed the Tactile Indicators and safety step nosing’s. We hope the visitors enjoy the park in this beautiful area of sunny Marlborough.


Check out the video of the Keys project here.

Sanford’s Havelock

Our Stanford job is at the early stage of stage 2
The poles for fencing are going in as well as the drainage and prep for the pouring working closely with our sister company Conpavers this will commence any day now.

Check out the job in this video.

Riverlands school refurbishment. This job Started in October and will be finished by mid December. We are currently over eighty percent of the way through. The classrooms have been stripped out, The lean-to has been completely removed. The floors have been redone with a new ablution block and breakout areas. We have double glazed the whole building along with insulation and tinted glass. There are new ceilings new lighting and new data, new floor coverings. We are now getting ready for new composition on the walls. The Kids will be ready for learning and creativity before we know it.
Check out the job in this video.

The road to Kaikoura complete!

We are all very pleased here at MC construction that the road is now open to Kaikoura. We can now get into the full swing of things providing opportunities to provide the community with much needed services. MC Contracters continue to be heavily involved in repair and remedial work and look forward to getting down there and working with the community to bring the town not only back to its former glory but to build a bigger and better Kaikoura.

Prime Peak Steel buildings

We have a exciting product to add to our Primepeak Range – Steel Frame Buildings!

We have your complete design and build solutions for all your steal building needs. Our steel framing products range will cover anything you need:

  • Agricultural
  • Aviation
  • Commercial:
  • Lifestyle:
  • Storage

Whether you want a boat shed, food processing facilities or a Winery, Our Primepeak Steel framed buildings are economical & can be completely customised for your needs:
Some of Primepeak steel framing has some amazing benefits are:

  • Primepeak can offer lager bay sizes so there is more flexibility when designing using our steel framing
  • Our products will not twist and bend over time
  • Our galvanised steel reflects available light in your building creating more light
  • Steel framing is 100 percent recyclable and are cut to length so there is minimal wastage which is better for the environment

Enquire today!

Call 0800 14 74 33
021 228 2884

Staff Changes:

We would like to announce:

  • Christopher Vigneau – New Marketing Manager, based in our Blenheim Office. Christopher has been marketing for the last 10 years. Over the last 7 years he has been in the music industry managing and touring artist and organizing music events, more recently working closely with business on a business development compacity and consulting people with marketing focusing on digital marketing. He is excited to be a part of MC Construction and to be working on the CMT group merge in 2018 and the overall marketing for its subsidiaries Conpavers and Total Tactilez.

Other projects we are currently working on:

  • Blenheim –  Riverlands school, Refurbishing classrooms
  • Blenheim –  Port Marlborough, Big pole fencing job for Sandford’s
  • Blenheim –  Carport build in George Street
  • Blenheim – Private fencing job – Hope drive
  • Christchurch -Locarno St, new concrete block garage for EQC
  • Christchurch – Wilmers Rd, piles & bearers getting put in for portacom units
  • Christchurch – and Reserve Tce. replacement carport for residential client.
  • Blenheim – Pump Shed supply/  installations for various vineyards
  • Christchurch / Blenheim – general repairs to Garages, Carport roofs, and renovation of building interiors
  • Nationwide – Portable Toilet enquiries/ sales continue on a regular basis
  • We are also currently involved with more Tenders for School projects

Planning a garage consider these factors

Scarborough, a consumer trend research company, reveals that around $19 billion 
were spent on home improvements last year by homeowners. If you are thinking to join this club by having a garage in your home, we would like to share some important considerations. The tips we are sharing here will help you get started in the right way before you start calling contractors or hammering nails, for your garage.
Get yourself familiar with zoning laws
Before taking a start on your garage though, find out what are the prevailing zoning laws in your neighbourhood. These laws define the location and size limitations ofthe property. They also mention specific requirements such as drainage consideration or roofing materials. On the basis of zoning information, you will have a better idea whether you should build your garage on your lot and what kinds are permitted.
Do you 
want an attached or separated garage?
Many homeowners get confused here. We suggest going for an attached garage if you want someplace to park your cars. This is an economical option since one wall already is in its place. A separated or detached garage suits those having a workshop where they are free to make noise with power tools etc.
Make a choice between single and double garage
If you intend to have a single car garage, we recommend you to start with a 4-7m. For a double car garage, 5-6m is ideal. These dimensions would enable your cars to get in and their door opened. If additional space is needed for storage or even a workbench, you can consider adding extra space.
Think of the driveway
If you have a carport already and want to have an attached garage, your driveway at-hand will be sufficient. If it is not, then you should have a 3 m broad driveway from a garage door to the street (in case of a single car garage). If you find obstacles like wall or trees on any side, you can consider a 4.2m wide driveway to ensure that car doors don’t hit the obstacles when opened.
In case of double-garage, you can consider a 6 to 7m wide driveway. If you want space for turning your car around so that you pull forward out into the busy street, you might need a 6-7 m   wide deep space right in front of your garage
Is your garage an extension to your house?
Most of the homeowners want to make their garage look like an extension of their house, and not something looking like an “out-house”. An attacked garage fixed with doors opening to the sides of some front windows, looks and feels like another room now,
 this may cause more driveway expenses as it would be an indirect line into your garage.
If you want doors to face the front anyhow, you can use two one-car doors for an enhanced eye appeal. Blend its roof overhang into your house’s roof, for cohesiveness.

DIY or Contractor?
To make a garage yourself, you must be familiar with your zoning laws and codes. You should search a commercial construction equipment companies to determine the costs for backhoes and trenchers. You can inquire concrete companies to have accurate footings. And unless you are a licensed electrician or plumber, you may also need someone to come and inspect the site to meet the codes. There are a lot of pieces to stay on top of.
If you have a contracting backgroundDIY route may suit you, but the next great thing is to be an educated customer. Do your research first so that you can oversee your contractor’s work and ensure costs are in-line with your budget. We hope that these tips are helpful enough to get you started your garage project with confidence. Don’t forget to consult with our specialized contracting team in case of any query or to get an estimate of our exclusive garage building and maintenance services.

A Hot Christmas recipe from the team @ MC Construction:

Honey Glazed Smoked Ham Recipe

What You’ll Need

  • 1 6-pound (2.7 kilograms) “ready to eat” ham
  • 1 cup (240 milliliters) pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup (180 milliliters) chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) honey
  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) paprika
  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (10 milliliters) salt
  • 2 teaspoons (10 milliliters) dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) ground

How to Make It

  1. The night before you smoke, mix together the pepper, paprika, sugar, salt, 1 teaspoon of dry mustard and cayenne. Rub over the surface of the ham, wrap in foil and let sit in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. In the morning, remove the ham from the refrigerator and let it sit for 1 hour. Remove foil. In the meantime prepare the smoker. You will be smoking at about 210 degrees F/100 degrees C for 6 hours.
  1. Mix together the chicken stock, 3/4 cup (180 milliliters) of pineapple juice, vegetable oil, 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) dry mustard, and cloves. Warm over medium heat until completely mixed.
  2. Place ham in the smoker and baste with sauce once every hour. While the ham is smoking, prepare the glaze by mixing together the honey, 1/4 cup (60 millilitres) on pineapple juice, 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) dry mustard and a pinch of ground cloves. Brush generously with glaze a couple of times during the last hour of smoking.



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