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Ahead's design-to-build process ensures buildings are completed on time and that tight budgets can create the best possible building environments. By using innovative designs and materials, our buildings are sustainable, tough and built to last.


From our timber kitset origins, and many years building in the education sector, Ahead Buildings have been approached by community groups asking for us to design and build community centres. These centres have ranged from swimming pools, Churches, to community centres for local Councils.


Ahead Buildings ability to listen to the client and help advice groups on what is important, has resulted in a number of successful projects. Being able to draft concepts plans and estimate the price at the early stages helps the client understand the design and cost principals associated with their project. Thus ensuring everyone is informed throughout the project and is able to agree on design decisions.


If you are currently contemplating your next project give us a call……ph 0800 10 45 46


sustainability isn’t an option, it’s a necessity


Ahead is a sustainability pioneer and we have built with renewable timber since starting our business in 1988. In the nineties we led the way with Triboard, a ground-breaking wood material that is tough, compact and sound absorbent. By combining innovative and sustainable materials with our timber frames we achieve more height and natural light with better airflow. We also achieve more square metres and desks on the floor than for the same amount of money spent on conventional framing and lining. We fully support the government's insistence that timber is considered for all new government funded buildings, so we keep ahead of all advances in timber technology.


cutting costs, not corners


Our design-to-build process shares and minimises the risks involved in the building process and keeps costs down. Whether it's installing an acoustically efficient ceiling in a hall, or our proprietary sprung floor system in a gym, we are always in the business of creating the best possible learning environments.



Ahead is New Zealand's leading school design and construction specialist and our designs always put education first. Over 13 years we have built nearly 200 school halls, libraries, gyms and classrooms. We are members of the Council of Educational Facility Planners (CEPFI) because we share their single-minded determination to improve all places where children learn. We believe that buildings must look great on the outside but what's more important is that they're great places to learn inside.


We build with our grandchildren's education in mind.


The principals we have worked with across New Zealand are united by their 'can do' attitude and by challenging the way things have always been done. Often this means doing more with less money and that is where we can help.

So why not get a free consultation and assessment now.


Just give us a call on 09 570 9362 or 0800 104 546
or email
and we will come to your school — anywhere in New Zealand.





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