• Why Use Arko

    The services Arko offers qualities of vision, design skill and professional expertise. Unlike many other building industry professionals, Arko team possess a broad base of skills across a diverse range of disciplines - from Design through to project closeout No other professional can offer such a service, nor such quality at each of its components.

  • Award Winning Design

    One of Arko great strengths is our experienced staff within the company. In an environment where employee turnover is minimal, many key employees have between 10 and 20 years’ experience. We have seen and solved just about every possible concrete problem and this, combined with our quality assurance system, ensures the best outcomes.

    Sustainable Environments

    Sustainable building means sustainable living. It is not just about energy-saving building products, or environmentally-pleasing subdivisions. It is about using less and having more. It's about living well now and into the future. Sustainable living also means having choices - being free to choose a better, richer way to live. Climate change through global warming, increasing fuel prices and threats to our natural resources are fueling the drive towards sustainable living. Arko's features and benefits support New Zealand's sustainable building initiatives.

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  • Thoughtful design & Planning

    There are two approaches to design and planning. At Arko we believe that our experience should be put to use in the interest of all parties and so you can expect us to provide architectural and engineering detailing where possible to improve buildability, durability and aesthetics. Our customers have the last say, but in working with Arko you will be directed to choices.

    Arko will ensure you have the best advice throughout the developing process. Arko’s full service will ensure that there is no deviation from the consent documents and that the work is of a high standard. Arko arrange any variations to your plans as work proceeds. They will also ensure that the Building Consent Authority is properly informed of changes and the Building Consent altered accordingly.

    gathering information This might include the certificate of title, drainage plans, and zoning and town planning information.

    Experienced consultees carry out supervision of your project on your behalf.

    Arko manage the contract documentation followed faithfully to prevent mistakes by the builders or subcontractors.

    Standard contracts which are very detailed and likely to cover every possible situation that arises. Contract’s covers the full scope of the Arko’s involvement in the project.

    site survey and document its contours and boundaries. They will also look at trees, water courses and soil type,

    In short, we act as your agent in dealing with the building contractor to minimize the risk and hassle for you. Through involvement at construction phase we also ensure that the finished building remains true to the design concept.

    3D-Planning

  • What You Can Expect

    A Clear Expression of Interest
    We will tell you promptly whether we can assist you with your project or not. Usually the answer will be positive but if we are unable to assist for any reason we will let you know early.

    Help with Feasibility
    If your project is not yet designed or you would like to change, or is already designed but you want to check buildability or other features, then you can expect Arko to provide you with the input that you need. We see our role as providing solutions to your construction problems - solutions which Arko, with parent company (Amazing Concrete) Service capability, is uniquely placed to provide. We don't want you to use Concrete structures everywhere, only where it is the best way of Project, so expect frank advice on whether there is a good solution or not.

    A Clear Offer
    When it comes time to price the component of your project you can expect Arko to give you a clear and complete offer which spells out inclusions and exclusions and the commercial terms of trade.

    Design Responsibility
    profession capabilities of all services offered by Arko will be engineered by consulting engineers. Arko does offer to provide structural certification. You can relax in the knowledge that our design and engineering techniques are put in place to bring your project from concept to completion as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Being fully project managed through the entire process means that from the moment your project starts we take full responsibility for Arko’s services

    Quality-Assuring
    One of Arko great strengths is our experienced staff within the company. In an environment where employee turnover is minimal, many key employees have between 10 and 20 years’ experience. We have seen and solved just about every possible concrete problem and this, combined with our quality assurance system, ensures the best outcomes.

    Customer Service
    Delivering the project in full and on time is a critical phase of our customer service program and we ensure that our service is as seamless as possible.

  • Landscape Design

    Our purpose is to connect people with the natural environment in an inspiring way. By connecting our client’s needs with the essence of a surrounding landscape we construct quality environments that last a lifetime. We work alongside the natural landscape to express the project’s larger vision and to draw people outdoors into a memorable and meaningful experience.

    At Arko, the sustainability and longevity of each of the projects we undertake is paramount. Because of this, we continue to develop and employ above industry standard systems, to get the most out of our concrete. Arko focuses on development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

    Product limitations are identified, considered and minimised through appropriate shaping and application. Coupled with our timeless design aesthetic our built environments have the potential to last, particularly significant when creating public spaces.

    We pride ourselves on our continual product research and development ensuring our product is at the forefront of concrete and landscaping. 

    Advances to our reinforcing systems have meant that Arko is a leader in crack restriction and retention in decorative concrete.

    Our engineered steel system greatly outweighs the industry standard. A system attributed with our proven success through the recent Christchurch earthquakes. Combine this with various concrete additives and mix options available for a range of settings and we can engineer concrete to last centuries.

     

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  • City-Scape

    We believe that the quality of our public and shared spaces have an impact on the overall quality and feel of

    our lives. Whether it is grass and groves of trees filling our spaces or wetland planting, Arko design spaces that make

    the most of Christchurch’s natural and unique environment.

    At Arko we set out to enhance the value and sustainability of our natural, built and social environment. We bring energy

    and creativity to the challenge of finding what is genuine and sustainable. This comes down to planning, designing and

    sustainably managing resources, while changing public expectations with a new standard of environmental design.

    We pride ourselves on finding an interesting original design solution for each individual situation that is sensitive to the local context.

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  • Community Projects

    CPIT Earthquake Memorial

    Sustainability is at the core of all our work.
    We look to create a product that has a long
    life span that is both cost effective and
    easy to maintain.
    It seems that landscape products and
    structures installed in public spaces and
    reserves pay little attention to the longterm
    cost.

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Exterior
Architecture

We are a specialist landscaping company who design and produce lasting exterior environments through our technical expertise, proven success and years of experience.