“Buildability is always important to us as building contractors and we have found Silvester Clark to design with this in mind. – T. Holmes

Commercial specialities

Commercial buildings

Silvester Clark has a reputation for innovative, economical and efficient design solutions and we have demonstrated this in commercial projects.

We have been involved as part of a team on some very diverse commercial projects ranging from retail to educational, office to industrial as well as defence projects for the New Zealand Government.

Recently, through alternative redesigns, we saved a client $6M over two projects worth around $30M. The solutions were peer reviewed prior to construction.

We enjoy working on projects of various sizes and learning about the use and process within the buildings.

Spicers Paper Warehouse

A single storey building, approximately 3500m² in area, with portal frames spanning 30 metres at 15.5 metre centres. The floor to the building was post tensioned and was designed for significant racking and forklift wheel loads. The roofing was supported on continuous cold formed purlins spanning 15.5 metres. To provide the required racking height, the height to the eaves of the portals was 8 metres. The walls generally were precast concrete panels, cast on site erected in position.

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