Sitenets Ltd on Grand Designs NZ

2016 has been the year for surprises and amazing projects. Sitenets Ltd were asked to come on board with P4 Projects on a Grand Designs NZ program! This was a fantastic experience for our team.

Although well skilled at advising and installing site nets on building sites throughout the country, this was our first ever container house install. If you can’t quite remember the program our site nets appeared in – it was shown in Grand Designs New Zealand on TV – Season 2, Episode 7.

An iconic sight in Christchurch, shipping containers have been used for many situations since the earthquakes that have been rocking the region since 2010. David Fitzmorris and Joyce Wee took on an adventurous build out in the small town of West Melton. David being an engineer found himself moving his family to Christchurch to help with the rebuild. Instead of purchasing an existing home they felt optimistic enough to start with a clean slate. They came to a joint agreement that a shipping container house was the way forward for them. David used his engineering background to design the layout using their sons lego blocks. Their first design plan was unconventional however by the end of the build they ended up with a super high atrium type living area. During the build it was this space that required safety netting to keep building debris from falling to the floor below.


An Oscar Wilde quotation was used during the episode – “Experience is the one thing you can’t get for nothing”. Using SiteNets on your building site is the wise choice. All of our contractors are highly experienced in the use of our nets and in a variety of settings. Safety nets are the most efficient and cost effective fall arrest system for home and residential applications. Whether you are replacing roof tiles on your home or you are doing a complete build, we provide the residential safety net solution you need.

Whether you are a project manager looking after a major build or a single build providing a work safe environment is not just a good idea, it is now the law to do so and is beneficial to all concerned, it also adheres to loss prevention strategies insurance companies believe will lower your risk – including legal risk.

Even though a residential setting may seem like a lower risk environment, serious injuries still can and do occur in home builds. It is vital to keep your construction site as safe as possible, even if it is just a single story home.

We have available 17,000m2 of residential nets equivalent to over 80 house lots of nets, and together with our 10 years commercial and residential experience and a certified FACET inspector we can offer a professional service for all your fall protection needs.

We offer this service to all sections of the residential building industry providing a total service in health and safety.

SiteNets have a great reputation in the building industry. If you find you are in a position where you need a safety net – call us. We will do everything we can to fit in an urgent booking or adapt our installation processes to work safely in your setting.