Main Contractor: Southbase Construction
The University of Canterbury Garden Halls is a new accommodation facility that will provide accommodation for over 500 students.
Spread across 3 towers, this is the University of Canterbury’s largest Design and Build student accommodation facility to date.
This new facility will include:
- Master chef style commercial kitchen
- 508 Student Accommodation rooms
- Shared and ensuited facilities
- Communal study and social places
- Catered dining facilities
- Games and music rooms
Moddex were pleased to be appointed by Southbase Construction to design and build a balustrade solution for 2 of the accessible stairs utilizing our CB40 system.
Why was Moddex product selected?
The Moddex product was selected as a smart and functional value engineer solution. Moddex stands apart from the crowd with our wide range of pre-engineered, modular handrail and balustrade systems, with many years research, development, design, and engineering behind every pre-designed configuration.
Every system has undergone rigorous testing to meet the New Zealand Compliance Standards which means we are able to provide PS1 documentation for our systems.
Our engineer was able to conduct a detailed evaluation of the balustrade design and produce a site specific PS1 to ensure a seamless architect and council sign-off.
Our client and the architect went with a powder coated finish as an addition to the hardy galvanized steel to give a more refined and sharp aesthetic appearance.