Airport aesthetic: CNC takes off as an art form


Putorino School serves a small farming settlement in northern Hawke’s Bay. After demolishing their old asbestos buildings, they chose a quick and cost-effective replacement solution - pre-fabricated units from AdBuild.

To lift and place them, Lattey Group was sub-contracted for crane hire and expertise.

Lifting six 8.5 ton pre-fabricated buildings into place called for a delicate touch. The 3m x 14m pre-glazed timber units required careful handling and precision placement, ready to be connected by the building team.


Lattey’s crew of three travelled from our Hastings plant in convoy - carrying our 90 ton Leibherr crane on one truck and the crane’s 21 ton counterweight on another - to meet the AdBuild team on site.

The entire lift and placement - including travel - was completed in a day.

We predict continued demand for building lift and placement, as pre-fabricated structures become more widely used - not just for schools, but also for low-cost commercial buildings and affordable housing projects. This should keep our crane hire team busy over the foreseeable future.


Find out more about our hire plant and equipment here.