How a towering Orewa apartment block is being fixed

Repairs to one of New Zealand’s largest leaky buildings are advancing, its aluminium cladding removed and protective building coverings up at the Orewa apartment tower after owners won $25.07m three years ago.

Nautilus, the shiny, silver 150-unit 12-level tower developed by Rick Martin’s Cornerstone around 2002, is getting a new cladding system, replacing aluminium composite panels as well as deck and roof repairs. Late last year, work was concentrated around the building’s ‘fish tail’ end but now it has moved to cover most of the block with a scaffolding tower is erected on a northern side.

Original article published in The New Zealand Herald.

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