That Metal Company goes to Christchurch, and finds some unique opportunities. As the exclusive distributors of Chemetal metal sheets in Australia and New Zealand, we were keen to see how we could work in post-earthquake Christchurch.
We had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful city recently to view the rebuild and meet with local architects and developers. It was hard to imagine 80% of the inner city being devastated. Now, through some very innovative design, creativity, and resilience, the magnificence of Christchurch is slowly coming back to life.
Christchurch has been named the most English city outside England. Many of the High-Victorian Gothic architecture was destroyed, which was devastating for those who loved the charm and uniqueness of the built heritage. Metal has the ability to be styled into both heritage and modern buildings. It’s unique colours and qualities are an excellent alternative to more expensive granite, stone, slate, and marble. It’s easy to install, easy to clean, and with as much visual appeal as wood.
That Metal Company has the largest range and is the biggest supplier of sheet metals to Australia and New Zealand. It seems that the architecture and interior design for commercial and public spaces in Christchurch is looking forward rather than back to its roots. Either way is fine for us.
Take New Regent Street, often referred to as the prettiest street in Christchurch, and certainly in the City centre. It’s a combination of French and Art Deco architecture that has been revived post-earthquake. So there is a stylish role for metal to play in shop re-fitting and display counters.Cashel Street Mall has become Shipping Container Mall and is now quite iconic, retailers and developers will look to new, unique and resilient options for their re-design.
Cashel Street Mall has become Shipping Container Mall and is now quite iconic. However, retailers and developers will be looking to new, unique and resilient options for their re-design.
That Metal Company goes to Christchurch, and we are looking forward to seeing some metal featuring there soon.