Ratcliffe House

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  • As seen on TV1 Robin Ratcliffe, specialist in building heavy transport trailers and owner of eight companies, sees his home overlooking the mighty Waikato River as a family heirloom. Robin chose Jensen Steel to provide the 500 tonnes of steel needed to satisfy both his structural and aesthetic design requirements.

  • The four main support structures are shaped to reflect the nearby Fairfield Bridge and each one weighs between 8 and 13 tonne. These were manufactured at Jensen Steel and lifted over the neighbour’s house by hydraulic trailer.

  • In keeping with the futurist theme of the home, the steelwork goes well beyond the ordinary, including concrete filled steel boxing.
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