Rivet is a sheet metal workshop providing a fundamental service through the fabrication and installation of traditional products such as stainless steel benchtops and aluminium flashings. However, they’re much more than just that.

If you know what you want,
and you’re not quite sure how to get there - let Rivet help.

Leaders in sheet metal, providing you with design, manufacturing and engineering solutions.

The team at Rivet have the engineering pedigree and creative talent to produce bespoke products and finishes which furnish some of the most iconic buildings and homes in New Zealand.


Rivet’s most popular tank is the Raglan range. Designed and manufactured in Taranaki, this tank is rugged, reliable, light weight and built to stand harsh and varied weather conditions.

Weighing just 47kg when empty (400L), Raglan tanks are both easy to handle and install. This product has been on the market for 22 years and has a 5-year product warranty, making it a reliable tank on your farm.

Rivet also provide a custom design, build and order service for a wide range of industries and construction standards, such as:

food and beverage
oil and gas

Enquire today about our certified 1,000L methanol storage tank… the CT1


Whether it’s for your home or commercial use, Rivet has endless options for stainless steel bench tops.

You may be wondering; what kind of finish do I want? Do I want a splashback and a swaged edge? Maybe an undermount welded sink? Or a waterfall bench!

Whatever finish, style or features you’re after, Rivet will deliver to your needs.

Bench top finish options include (but are not limited too):

  • classic polish
  • mirror polish
  • brushed
  • embossed linen

They also manufacture a variety of additional stainless steel kitchen products including:

  • kick plates / kickboards
  • wine racks
  • exotic claddings (checkout our patinaed metals)
  • element hot plate surrounds
  • rangehoods
  • flue pipe extensions


Rivet can assist you with any commercial, industrial, architectural or home handrail request.

Styles range from traditional galvanised pipe & polished stainless tube through to modern options such as rectangular steel with a powder-coated finish. Copper and brass options available.

  • complete stainless steel balustrading
  • stainless steel glass balustrading
  • stainless steel wire balustrading
  • wrought iron handrails
  • wall mounted handrails
  • Brass handrails
  • Even complete spiral staircases!
Rivet hand rails

Custom Cabinetry

Rivet provides a custom-design and build cabinetry service.

Fabrication options include stainless steel, aluminium or mild steel with a powder coated finish. 

Bespoke build options include but are not limited to:

  • single door or multiple doors
  • equipment mounting plates (gland plates)
  • cabinets with latch
  • cabinets with locks
  • louvres and windows

If specified, custom orders can be made to comply with hazardous area codes and other legal requirements or standards.

All orders are custom built to the requested size and can house a range of equipment such as:

  • switchgear
  • metering equipment
  • computer control boards
  • safety gear
  • firefighting apparatus

Some of our previous work includes fabricated cabinets installed in spaces such as:

  • commercial workshops
  • dairy factories
  • hygienic food production facilities
  • petro-chemical sites  
  • oil rigs


Rivet manufacture and install complete ducting ventilation networks in accordance with customer requirements. 

Their ducting made-to-order service operates from the New Plymouth factory (the region’s only dedicated ducting workshop), predominantly working across Taranaki and the North Island region.

Drawings are typically supplied by the customer, then a quote is produced.

Fabrications include (but are not limited to):

  • plenum boxes
  • grilles
  • fabricated round, square or rectangular duct
  • attenuators and filter boxes
  • ventilation ducts and hoods
  • fume extraction hoods
Rivet Ducting

Flue Pipes

Rivet manufactures and distributes a large range of the following:

  • flue pipes
  • cowls 
  • casing covers
  • ceiling plates
  • offsets 
  • bends 

All of the above products are available in both galvanised steel and stainless steel.  

100mm – 350mm are standard “off-the-shelf” products, where bespoke items are made to customer specifications.

Playgrounds and street art furnishings

After producing the award-winning curved stainless steel panels on the Len Lye building, it was a simple transition for Rivet to fabricate a quality children’s slide, at a competitive price, right here in New Zealand. 

Rivet can:

  • Produce bespoke Playground equipment, including slides for kids (or adults)
  • Manufacture Street art furnishings
  • Repair damaged playground equipment


In accordance with NZS5828:2015 (EN1176) the New Zealand Playground Equipment and Surfacing Standard


Interior installations for your home or commercial space.

Rivet is proud to have worked on the most beautiful interior design installations in New Zealand, with popular claddings including aged copper, aged brass and the exclusive Rivet Blued Steel©.

home stair case

Rivet Blued Steel© is the product of years of testing, research and development – honing the steel passivation process to an art form. 

Rivet Blued Steel© is a sleek and formidable interior cladding, with an industrial but contemporary appeal. It’s versatility means it can be made suitable for a high-end Auckland bar, or perfect for your very own home. 

Click here to request your complimentary sample of Rivet Blued Steel©.

Ever-changing technology and trends mean Rivet are constantly researching and experimenting with new claddings, coatings and patinas.


Exterior installations for your home or commercial space.

Rivet also design and manufacture a range of architectural exterior products for your home, commercial or industrial space.

Whether you’re looking for classic aluminium louvres or an entire house clad in Corten steel, Rivet will help you achieve your goal.

Commercial Distilleries

Rivet manufacture and install commercial alcohol distilleries and domestic hobby stills up and down New Zealand – from the BeGin distillery (home of the award-winning Juno Gin) in Taranaki to the cartoonish artistic spectacle which is the Hokonui Moonshine Still in Gore.


With experience in hydro-forming spherical vessels and developing exotic metals like brass and copper, stills are a natural centrepiece for Rivet. They provide a company with the skills and inclination to make something special, with a platform to really showcase what they can do.



Corten is an organic and industrial looking weathering steel; it develops a protective layer of rust which prevents it from deteriorating like traditional mild steel.

Corten is traditionally used for planter boxes, architectural installations, fences, sculptures, letterboxes, signage, garden art and more. 

Corten is economically priced and when combined with Rivet’s accelerated or targeted rust process – the possibilities are endless.

Put pencil to paper and let Rivet help make your vision a reality. 

Architectural Installations

When first impressions matter, Rivet is your stunning custom steel specialist.

Both New Plymouth’s Len Lye Centre and recently renovated Ngāmotu House have fantastic steel facades, fashioned and installed by Rivet Ltd.

At Ngāmotu House, the goal was to represent a korowai, providing the building with a meaningful cloak representing Te Atiawa, it’s owner and the historical stories of the Iwi.

The mirror – finished wave design of the Len Lye Centre exterior mimics the fluidity of the artist Len Lye’s best kinetic sculptures.

While extremely different projects requiring unique approaches to crafted sheet metal work, the designers of these iconic landmark buildings knew they could trust Rivet to provide a first class first impression finish.

Rivet Govett Brewster Gallery
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