Southern Lakes Scaffolds -South Island Wide and 100% New Zealand Owned
0800 757 2233
High standards - low prices-no surprises
We are on time, fully professional and flexible to your needs to get the job completed
Fastest build times
What our customers say
Grace Builders have engaged Southern Lakes Scaffolding since 2010 with the relationship starting at Millbrook Arrowtown. They supplied and erected scaffolding to a large house we were building there and we quickly learned that Garrit had an eye for detail and knew exactly what was required. They also supplied propping for falsework as required. When Southern Lakes Scaffolds branched out to Christchurch, we engaged them exclusively to supply all our scaffolding requirements for both, commercial and housing builds undertaken. We have found the SLS team reliable, hardworking and a pleasure to have on site.
We have been in business with Southern Lakes Scaffolding since 2012, and I would have to say they have transformed the way we build. We have worked closely with SLS and developed a build process which not only speeds up our build time, and delivers a safer work environment for our workers, but also has them onsite at a stage where they are the only sub contractor onsite. This significantly speeds up the process for SLS as well as our overall projects. SLS listen, understand plans and will do whatever it takes to ensure their scaffold is exactly what the builder requires. We highly recommend Southern Lakes Scaffolding to anyone needing scaffolding.
Southern Lakes Scaffolds have been providing Orange Homes with our scaffold requirements since 2014 and we have found them to be professional and hard working. They are always keen to help us and go the extra mile, all while meeting our sites Health and Safety expectations.
Southern Lakes Scaffolds have been our scaffold supplier throughout the build of the new Christchurch Central Library. The Southern Lakes crew have been on site every day for the last year and have done a fantastic job building a scaffold that ticks all our requirements. The staff and management are great to deal with and I would happily recommend Southern Lakes Scaffolds to anyone.
Southern Lakes Scaffolds provides a wide range of residential scaffold that is safe and reliable. We customise the scaffolding to your home, and ensure both safety and the best possible access and minimal disturbance to you while the work is being completed. Based in Christchurch, Cromwell and Kaikoura we are equipped to build scaffold for any sized house .
Southern Lakes Scaffolds commercial scaffolding is fitted to the latest health and safety requirements. We take pride in the regular maintenance and consistent quality of our scaffold, Built by our qualified scaffolders we can assure you that safety and security of all contractors and clients is at the top of our list.
Southern Lakes Scaffolds has the expertise to help you with your project. We specialise in bridge access and civil scaffolding. We have the expertise to ensure your scaffold is built to all the health and safety requirements in a fast and efficient time.
Southern Lakes Scaffolds produce a propping solution for all requirements to ensure you get your project completed safely and efficiently.
Multi -Unit Developments
Southern Lakes Scaffolds specialize in providing scaffold for small to large multi -unit and mixed used developments .Our scaffolding is purpose designed for each project and built by our experienced qualified scaffolding teams who provide safety for both the contractors and public. The scaffolding is checked on a regular basis by our own in house inspectors to maintain safety at all times throughout the projects construction period .
Whatever your scaffolding needs are, we are the team to call:
0800 757 2233
Midland Line Fire recovery – Kiwi Rail
One of our most significant project has been the Midland line fire recovery project. Following the large fire which burned between Cass and Springfield leaving several bridges with fire damage. Our Southern Lakes crew built an amazing scaffold to be able to assist the crew to re sleeper the damaged bridges and create an easy and safe access for our client.
Southern Lakes Scaffold have worked with NCTIR over the past 18 months helping get the road open from Christchurch to Picton. We have completed complex structures including access towers, hanging scaffolds to enable the construction of the new marina and Iron gate bridge in Kaikoura. We also built Tunnel protection scaffold to protect the traffic.
Southern Lakes built a Hanging scaffold on Hapuku river road bridge on state highway 1. As part of the Kaikoura earthquake rebuild the bridge needed to be lifted off the pier caps. This allowed for the tightening and re strengthening of the bridge connection. For the NCTIR workers to carry out these repairs, a scaffold platform below the bridge on either side of the pier cap was needed. The scaffold platform had to be supported solely from the bridge as when the bridge was lifted the scaffold would need to move with it. Our scaffold team put great thought into how to achieve this platform safely and to the NCTIR team’s requirements.
The boys did a fantastic job at building a strong and safe scaffold, that got the Southern Lakes seal of approval. This was a tricky build on a small section with the crews having to really think and plan out how it was going to work smoothly for the builders. The job was built amazingly and made a niggly space not seem like an issue for our clients.
Southbase Gloucester Street
Our staff did a great job working on this site every day to ensure all the scaffold is built to the heights safety standards and our clients specific requirements. Southern Lakes worked on this project daily for two years with a constant crew working on site building scaffold and propping the building. We started with the propping of the 120 ton, 26m high panels built on site and propping all floor levels. This was an amazing project to be a part of and to watch evolve into the new Christchurch central library.
Day Bros – Painters
We erected a scaffold around the front and right-hand side of this building for the office to be re painted. The scaffolding was done to an extremely high standard like always and was also appealing to the eye. We make sure our jobs fit to the client’s needs whatever they may be this is why the planning stage is so important.
We are experts
Here at Southern Lakes Scaffolds we make all your height safety and access solutions possible. No job is too big or too small, and our qualified, professional staff will make you feel confident while completing your work using our safe and reliable products.
We carry out all types of scaffolding and propping work - from light commercial and civil projects, to residential projects.
We practice high standards in health and safety at all times.
At Southern Lakes Scaffolds, we pride ourselves on the reliability and superior service provided to our clients.
Our projects are cost-effective, executed well within the time frame required and have a high quality finish. With these attributes we have an excellent record in customer satisfaction.
Meet the team
Garrit Van T Veen – Director
Garrit started Southern Lakes Scaffolds in 2005 in Central Otago where he was working by himself over time the company grew and now has 40 staff members. Garrit moved back to Christchurch where he had grown up just before the earthquakes since then Southern Lakes is now based in Cromwell, Christchurch and Kaikoura. When Garrit started the company he had a vision towards changing the view on scaffolding and bringing a professional approach to the industry. The clients we have gained over the years we have been able to bring that vision to light. Southern Lakes is involved in all areas of scaffolding which gives the clients and our crews an awesome veriety of work. We have a vision to be the best scaffolding company in New Zealand and we are extremely good at putting safety first which is extremely important in the construction industry.
Nathan Andrews - Manager
Nathan has been with Southern Lakes Scaffolds for 8 years in this time he moved his way up from a labourer to a leading hand where he has been running his own jobs along side Kiwi Rail. Nathan is passionate about the industry and has a wide range of experience to bring to his new role. Nathan is a great communicator and has a great relationship with his clients and staff.
Sue Van T Veen – Office Manager
Sue oversees all the accounts for southern Lakes Scaffolds. She has a great understanding of all our clients and makes sure our office is run smoothly. Sue conducts in-house audits and manages the jobs in the office from start to finish.
Ian Thompson – Sales and Marketing
Ian joined Southern Lakes Scaffolds in 2019 to work on sales and marketing in the commercial and residential markets after retiring from Beca Consultants Design Practice where he was an Associate and Senior Architectural Designer .Ian has gained extensive experience working with Beca over 35 years on projects of different scales and for a wide range of clients and contractors where he has developed skills in project management and team leadership and communication.