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Key design elements at the new Panmure Interchange feature honed basalt from SCE Stone & Design – a reference to the ancient lava flows on the isthmus

Finishing touch


Good design is just as much about the use of materials and the way these contribute to the overall aesthetic as it is about functionality.

For the Panmure Interchange project, designed by Opus NZ, there was no compromise – high-quality materials were specified throughout. These include the extensive use of honed basalt, supplied by SCE Stone & Design.

The basalt frames the entry, clads structural columns and barrier walls, wraps the walls of the lift shaft and forms a waterfall edge on the outdoor seating beside the bus lanes. The Opus design team says the basalt references the ancient lava flows from the volcanoes on the Auckland isthmus.

SCE Stone & Design has a long history in supplying an extensive range of natural stone, sourced from around the world. In recent years the company has also gained traction in the porcelain market, and offers a wide range of these products at all price levels.

"The beauty of both natural and man-made materials is inherent – it's what you do with them that counts, and that's where we can help," a spokesperson says.


SCE Stone & Design offers a full turnkey solution if required, for commercial clients and residential fit-outs, and also works with the superyacht industry – both in New Zealand and as an exporter.

For more information or to visit the showroom, contact SCE Stone & Design, 189 Marua Rd, Ellerslie, Auckland 1051, phone (09) 526 4580. Or visit the

First published date: 26 May 2014

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