Category Archives: Fibreglass

glass-reinforced plastic products and repairs

Praise Showered

Praise showered on Fi Innovations by Real Journeys for our craftsmanship.  We refurbished over 30 shower cubicles on their big “Milford Mariner” tourist boat. Cubicle after cubicle – it never seemed to end. Stan and Reece made countless trips up … Continue reading

Posted in Boat-building, Fibreglass, Marine, Tourism |

Speedway to the World Cup

Speedway enthusiasts are right behind the two Southland teams who are heading to Australia soon to compete in the Speedway World Cup and the first round of the Oceania series. Fi Innovations have contributed to their costs. We wish Aiden … Continue reading

Posted in Fibreglass, Transport |

Branxholme water treatment tanks

Branxholme, just north of Invercargill, saw lots of contractor activity recently as part of the ICC’s $11.5m upgrade of the city’s water treatment plant.  FI Innovations was asked to manufacture and install double linings in both their alum tanks.  These … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Infrastructure, Composites, Fibreglass, Industrial |

Mini Shotover Jet boat

Pop into Shotover Jet’s operations base at Arthur’s Point in Queenstown sometime and take a look at the mini Shotover Jet sitting in the corner. The Ngai Tahu Tourism company asked us to create a unique stand to display souvenirs. … Continue reading

Posted in Boat-building, Composites, Fibreglass, Marine, Tourism |

Oyster boat sculpture

The Oyster Boat sculpture in Bluff’s main street was tired and in desperate need of a complete overhaul. The oyster shell part had been absorbing rainwater through its very porous exterior, so the main support structure had collapsed with rust. … Continue reading

Posted in Art + Culture, Coatings, Composites, Fibreglass, Tourism |

Splash Palace Solution

We did a series of all-nighters to revamp the pool surrounds for Splash Palace. read what they thought of our job. “By the summer of 2013, the flooring of Invercargill’s city pool was in need of a major overhaul.  Normally … Continue reading

Posted in Fibreglass, Industrial, Swimming Pools |

Bullet-proof Boating

A carbon fibre jet boat pod with bolt-on carbon fibre seats was an innovative solution for Queenstown’s iconic Shotover Jet when they wanted to remodel their jet boat fleet.  This gained them fuel savings, a stronger structure with harder-wearing floors and stunning visual … Continue reading

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

Christchurch Sewer Pipe

Falling masonry and cracked, lumpy roads were obvious infrastructure effects of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked Canterbury at 4.35am on 4 September 2010. Below ground however, lurked a far more urgent casualty.  A city sewer pipeline buried metres underground … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Infrastructure, Fibreglass, Resin infusion |

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 |