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Lakeside Stainless Steel Fills Market Gap

Scott Lilly and Dominic Yardley are specialists in customised steel and aluminium solutions and Lakeside Stainless Steel Ltd is filling a gap in the Southern Lakes market.

Launched earlier in February their state-of-the-art workshop at 180 Glenda Drive in Queenstown houses the latest in sheet metal fabrication equipment including guillotines, presses, saws and cutters.

“Our specialist services include stainless steel,  sheet metal fabrication and general engineering for the building, automotive, marine and architectural industries and also the food and wine industry,”

Scott Lilly

“As a new company to town we were motivated by the amount of building and development happening across the region. I was here in 2021 on contract work and could see no one really had the workshop capacity or expertise to deliver.”

“ We are a small dedicated team who like to work closely with our clients, from concept to completion where no job is too big or too small. For example, we recently had a customer bring her copper kettle in to be welded up while at the same time we were producing large six metre by six metre ceiling frames for several clients working on the redevelopment of O’Connell’s Mall.”

Producing high quality finishes for sink benches, hand rails, balustrades, fire place surrounds, stylised ducting and flashings for commercial and residential builds is a large part of the day-to-day business. 

Scott and Dominic work alongside architects and builders to deliver customised solutions that fit overall design briefs.

“ Being car enthusiasts we really enjoy working on customising trucks and utes and providing any modifications our clients want. We do everything from a full custom job including gas tanks, door panels and front cuts to roll cages, tool boxes and drawers or chassis modifications and suspension mountings.”

Both have an extensive background working with stainless steel and metal fabrication around New Zealand and internationally including for the dairy, winery and food processing industries.

“ It’s a progressive area for stainless steel fabrication with both food processing and winery products requiring this type of construction for hygiene reasons. Stainless steel does not rust so it’s hygienic and we can use it for all the pipe work and machinery required in local wineries and food production because it stays clean and does not contaminate,” says Scott.

“ This is applicable for anyone setting up a viticulture processing plant, a commercial food premise, café or bar area that require high finish sink benches, pipe work and any stainless finish and this is an area of the business we are keen to expand down here.”

With a dynamic team environment and a can-do attitude Scott and Dominic both originally from New Plymouth appreciate the response to their new venture.

“We are customer friendly and focused working on all types of projects and it’s great to be building the future of the business in the Southern Lakes.”