Introducing the new ReidBar™ Steel Components Product Range

ramsetreid™ is pleased to introduce our new range of ReidBar™ Steel Components, developed specifically to meet the requirements of NZTA 3rd Edition Bridge Manual.

Click on the following links for information on the ReidBar™ Steel Components Product Range.

ReidBar™ Steel Components Product Range Introductory Flyer

ReidBar™ Steel Components Specification & Installation Guide

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further assistance.


NEWLY UPDATED: The New Zealand ReidBar™ Design Guide is now available!

An updated New Zealand ReidBar™ Design Guide is now available!

This update includes referencing to the Isolated Direct Tension and Shear Capacity Methodology in place of the Design Concepts for Reinforcement Anchorage published in the ReidTM Product Catalogue & Design Guides 07/08.

There has also been some other changes to the contents and commentaries within this new Design Guide. The ReidBraceTM system for example, has been removed from this Design Guide with an intention of including this system into our upcoming Structural Steel Design Guide.

Click here to download your copy now.

Christmas and New Year Closing Dates

Reid would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Our head office and warehouse will be closed from 1:00pm 19th December and re-open on Monday 12th January 2015.

A small number of staff will be operating between these dates:

  • Head Office Customer Service:
         – Dec 22nd 8:30am – 5:00pm
         – Dec 23rd 8:30am – 12:00pm
         – Jan 5th  through 9th 2015 – Normal Hours 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Engineering Service:
         – Jan 5th  through 9th 2015 – Normal Hours 7:30am – 4:00pm

See you all in the New Year!

Reid NZ introduces the new and revolutionary OrbiPlate™ connection system!

Based on a concept originally developed by independent NSW engineers John Burke and Alan Walsh, the patented OrbiPlate™ assembly provides a quick and effective, fully rated, structural connection. The Orbiplate provides a solution for a wide range of connections to concrete elements, including but not limited to, steel brackets, angles, connection plates, steel trusses, steel beams and columns, and even curtain walling and façade panels. Read more…

Lifting Design Service moves to ONLINE!

Reid are in the middle of trialing our new online service for concrete lifting designs requests for tilt construction and precast.

Due to the volume of design work that we undertake for the concrete construction industry, it has been beneficial for customers to be able to log their lifting projects through the service.  The customer has full disclosure of any jobs that they have underway and in fact, can edit if required while the job is still in progress.

Feedback from customers trialling the system has been positive and we will look to roll this out in the near future to all who wish to use our lifting design service.

Passing of Ian Grooby, Crane NZ

We have sadly been informed of the passing of Ian Grooby,  Chief Executive of the Crane Association.

Ian apparently collapsed and was involved in a Road incident.   Sadly Ian died at the scene of the accident last night.

Ian has been our steadfast and most capable leader for 17 years now and was due to retire pretty soon. Our heartfelt appreciation of his exemplary service to the Crane Association of New Zealand goes out to his family.




Single-Use Formliners graduate with honours!

Timber look Formliner
When Terry Hiette of RPA Architects in Townsville went looking for an architectural finish that replicated the look and feel of Oregon Timber for the James Cook University “The Cairns Institute” project in FNQ, the solution came from an unlikely source. Richard Lawrence, Project Manager at Hansen Yuncken had investigated the option of using the recently launched Vac-U-Form™ Single-Use plastic formliners from Reid.

Perfectly suited for small-to-medium areas of coverage, the range of Architectural Single-use Vac-U-Form liners from Reid provide precasters, tilt-up contractors and insitu formworkers with a cost-effective option for patterned concrete detail, without the need to invest heavily in traditional timber or rubber formliners.  Read more here…


CLS Lifting Design Service

Reid provide free concrete panel lifting designs to our customers.  If you require a lifting design from us, please fill in the form and return it to us with your plans.  Our email is  Remember that we hire props, supply fully engineered propping designs and can sell you the accessories including structural bolts and shims.  Our technical team provide on-site support and assistance as you need it.  Call 0800 88 22 12 for customer support.