Specialised Structures NZ LTD Director - Noel McCrostie

Noel McCrostie has been in the construction industry for over 25 years, probably best known for developing the cold rolled portal building KiwiSpan system in the 90’s. Since 2011, he’s built upon that legacy, founding the more sophisticated Specialised Structures system.

Prior to construction, Noel’s background was farming. He and wife Barb ran their own sheep, beef and cropping enterprise for 12 years, surviving the “rogernomics” period where most in their position failed. They moved into construction seeing bigger opportunities to succeed.

Within five years, the McCrostie’s had developed and setup Dunstan Homes, McCrostie Builders, Central Otago Skyline, Impact Kitchens, Dunstan Decorators, Dunstan Design & Consultancy and a property company. They had also developed the KiwiSpan building system with 32 branches throughout New Zealand, of which they owned and operated branches in Cromwell, Dunedin and Oamaru.

However, as the shed market grew, Noel became increasingly aware of the need for a more flexible system for NZ’s diverse needs; the ability to cost-effectively custom design and build. And the brand name Specialised Structures was born.

Where the shed market was limited to standard sizes and particular materials, the Specialised Structures system can design buildings for any purpose, and any size. Specialised Structures Plan-It software incorporates a range of materials, plus design, engineering and quantity surveying. It’s all geared to cater for any requirement, while maximising efficiency.

Noel’s role as Managing Director is continually developing the Specialised Structures system, network and supply of materials – enabling each individually owned and operated Specialised Structures business owner to literally build anything. He’s passionate, he likes things done right and he cares that Specialised Structures customers have an absolutely positive building experience.

And what does Noel believe are the benefits of building with Specialised Structures?

“Our people. And our ability to build anything.

“In this business, we make things happen. We can only do this with the right people. So, we’re very particular about who joins our team. They are driven, enthusiastic and the person that everyone calls on when they want the job done properly.

“The Specialised Structures system caters for just about every need, we build with the highest quality materials and we have particularly high standards. We work hard on discovering what people want, we design something to fit and then we work with them to build something just right.”