Monthly Archives: April 2014

Architectural Challenge

One or two hairy ‘architectural challenges’ faced us when H&J Smith Ltd needed to carry out extensive renovations to spruce up the ground floor of their Invercargill store. Not the least of these were the old 20 foot tall support/service pillars. … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Fibreglass |

Aerodynamic Cowling

Cowling design and fabrication for a modified aircraft – a challenge that FI-Innovations staff enjoy taking on. We worked with Bill to design a composite lay-up which achieved the desired rigidity and weight. “I’m installing an alternative engine into a Fletcher … Continue reading

Posted in aviation, Fibreglass, Transport |

Artisan Sculpture

Fi Innovations was excited to help create a Burt Munro sculpture to commemorate the legendary Southlander and his ‘fastest Indian’motorcycle. Invercargill-born and raised sculptor, Roddy McMillan, remembers visiting Munro’s backyard garage as a lad with his father. “He was a … Continue reading

Posted in Art + Culture, Fibreglass, Tourism, Transport |

Project Carbon – partnering Stabicraft Marine

Project Carbon is an exciting partnership, involving collaboration between Stabicraft Marine, Caliber Design and Fi Innovation. Mike Whittaker, from Caliber Design, worked with Stabicraft to develop the Fisher 1600 pontoon boat. They wanted a stylish carbon cabin to make it stand out … Continue reading

Posted in Boat-building, Fibreglass, Marine, Resin infusion |

Splash Down

We chose Rhino Linings TUFF STUFF to refurbish the slow-down pool at the bottom of Splash Palace’s  hydroslide. It has the ability to withstand the chlorinated water and cope with the rugged demands of daily use. Having a minimal shutdown … Continue reading

Posted in Industrial, Swimming Pools |

Flash Tank

Ceilcote 505 Coroline by Armatec was selected to repair a leaking water tank at a local meat-processing works.  The damaged tank was relined with a 3mm heavy duty barrier of this chemical-resistant epoxy.  Coroline has superior permeation resistance and complies with … Continue reading

Posted in Industrial |

Tuff Stuff pipe lining

Tuff Stuff from Rhino Linings is used to line a troublesome pipe at the Ballance fertilizer plant. As fertilizer ran through the pipe at high speed, the elbow bend was continually being abraded away. This cost a lot of money in … Continue reading

Posted in Coatings, Industrial |