05 Nov 2017
RDL Group Awards

RDL Group took out the top award for Trade and Services at the Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards over the weekend.

The award was bestowed upon the company for their rapid rise to success across the Wellington region over the past two years.

Selection for the award included proven project success, strong leadership, quality management, strategic marketing and a strong commitment to a healthy environment for personnel, contractors and the public.

Managing Director Benji Sneddon says that the award is a reflection of the hard work the team has put in over the past two years.

“This award is a direct reflection of the sheer amount of effort everyone has put in as a collective unit.

“We’ve faced a fair amount of adversity in a pretty tough and competitive industry, but we’ve continued to defy the odds and proven our worth.”

Founding Director David Sneddon, who formed the business back in 1991 says that the progress made over the last few years is indicative of strategic success in a changing market.

“We reworked our business model and reflected on what we needed to do to remain competitive in the current market.

“It fills me with pride to see the company moving forward in leaps and bounds and I’m proud of what Benji and the wider team have achieved.”

RDL Group were also finalists in the Young Business Person of the Year category, with Benji’s dedication and commitment to business recognised among three other high performing young business people.

02 Nov 2017
HUHA Rebuild


RDL Group has started the first phase of works at the new Wellington region HUHA (Helping You Help Animals) sanctuary site on Haywards Hill Road.

The 157acre site on Haywards Hill Road was purchased by HUHA in May this year on the back of a long fundraising campaign after their shelter in Otaki was sold and is due to be demolished to make way for a quarry.

The build and purchase of land is propelled solely by community support and donations. RDL Group is one of a strong group of local businesses donating time and resource to the important venture.

HUHA’s vision is modest, but their intention is to make a large impact on animal welfare outcomes in our communities.

They plan to create fit-for-purpose cabin-like buildings, surrounded by enrichment yards, walking tracks and nature. Community involvement is key.

Once built, the new sanctuary will house homeless and rescued animals, providing a safe place for rehabilitation, care and education before re-homing in the community.

HUHA Co-founder Carolyn Press-McKenzie says that “Our goal is to build a facility that is safe and healing not just for animals, but also for individual and families in the surrounding communities, who will have the opportunity to get personally involved.”

“It’s been such a whirl-wind ride to get this far, and we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us.
We’d love to hear from local businesses in our community who could lend a hand to help build our new sanctuary.”

“We own the land, and RDL are donating the huge task of site preparation, but we still need to raise more funds to complete the build.”

“We need monetary donations as well as donated services, supplies and ongoing sponsorship and support to ensure that we can continue our momentum and save more animals across the Wellington region and throughout NZ”.

If you’d like to be involved in the build, please contact enquire.huha@gmail.com.
To donate $3 txt “huha” to 4463.

24 Jul 2017
Seawall Remediation works

RDL Group undertook restoration and construction work to seawalls along a section of esplanade in Island Bay.

The work is part of an ongoing programme of infrastructural improvements designed to help protect vulnerable parts of Wellington from high seas and storm surges.

RDL firstly undertook the demolition of the existing retaining walls for the installation of anchors. This was followed by full excavation and demolition works behind the seawall, followed by the insitu concrete seawall works and path and kerbs.

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09 May 2017
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RDL Group and Augusta Capital joined forces to bring residents of the Kapiti region access to the one of the largest and most popular retailers in New Zealand.

The new 2000m2 modern building is the first of its kind in New Zealand. It boasts a vast open space shopping experience, with ample parking and easy access for all.

The building features cutting-edge construction and design methods, including an engineered gravel raft, protecting the building from a one in one hundred year flood and provides comprehensive seismic strengthening.

With the site located in a commercial/retail zone in the district plan, impact to traffic is very limited, helped by the new highway which bypasses the area.

RDL Group Director Benji Sneddon, says “ This is an exciting project for us and we’re thrilled to be contributing to the development of the Kapiti area.”

“The building features many cutting-edge engineering and design solutions, which we have relished the opportunity to turn into reality”.


20 May 2016
09 Princess St newtown

RDL Group successfully constructed 25 three story contemporary townhouses in Newtown, Wellington.

The development was completed over a period of three months and RDL Group’s expertise saw the project delivered on-time, within budget and delivered to the highest standard.

With the construction undertaken in a residential area, strict control of movements and observation of noise restrictions was required for resource consent.

The development is in a family orientated area, so the highest standard of professionalism and respect was conducted by RDL Group’s staff and contractors at all times.

All operational and planning work undertaken on this project was carried out in accordance to RDL Group’s comprehensive health and safety plan, site specific method statements.